H10 Marina Barcelona Hotel
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We disembarked the ship today. We all had a fabulous time. Two sea days and 6 ports. I'm exhausted. I need a vacation to recover from my vacation!
We are spending a day and a half in Barcelona and then on Tuesday morning we start our journey back to our home and native land.
Becky stayed up all night with her ship friends. Oh …
Exactly 2 months into my European adventure, the familia came to visit! It was awesome to show them around Madrid and take them to all the places I love here, plus explore some new ones!
The first day, we fought their jet-lag and hit a bunch of great sites in Madrid, including Gran Via (the biggest commercial street), Sol (the heart of the …
Sunday was a travel day. Bus to train to bus to plane to train to metro later we were in Barcelona. I think the only mode of transportation we didn't take this trip was by boat...or maybe animal (horse, camel, ?). I have to mention the plane ride to Barcelona. Our tickets were for the window and middle seat, but when we got on there was a guy in …
... of them are at right angles! Moving up through the side staircases, we arrived at the top exhibition area. The city of Barcelona occassionally hosts festivals and celebrations at this venue. It is actually excavated into the hill with a portion of the field held up by the columns in the halls below. Along the perimeter of the exhibition area there are clay benches, all inlaid with the trademark tile-shard mosaics. At the furthest extremities of the platform you will be treated to ...
... is was founded by the Romans in 15 BC and it was a walled city in 3 different centuries. We saw portions of the original Roman wall and there are two other walls from the 12th century and then another from the 13th.
Then we went to Sagrada Familia which is a cathedral designed by Gaudi and is still under construction. Gaudi started working on it in 1883 and when he died in 1926 (hit by a bus at 73...) it was only about 20% finished. So, ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
Historical Traveler Reviews H10 Marina Barcelona Hotel
We stayed at the hotel from September 20-24 and had a wonderful time.
Some of the complaints regarding location are correct although it's only a few blocks to the Bogatell metro station. We did walk to the BArri Gotic one day and it was no big deal and you walk through some of the best parts of the city. The hotel is very nice, modern and new. We felt the amenities were great and we were able to get a great rate on Orbitz. The included breakfast buffet was quite amazing and had a superior selection and the largest variety of food I had seen in 3 weeks of travel in Spain. If you are looking for a "traditional" old world european hotel, look elsewhere. If you want modern comfort and cleanliness this is a great place to stay.
We liked it!
We stayed in the H10 from 11th to 16th September and for the most part, we thought it was fine. The location is ideal. Only a 5 min walk from 2 main line metro stations (which take you to the centre of town within 5-10 mins) and only a 5 min walk from the bars and restaurants of Port Olympic. Far enough out of town to be quiet, and close enough to all the transport links for when you want a bit more excitement. The pool is small and there are not enough loungers, but other than that, we had no real complaints. The rooms are big and modern(not that we were in it much) and given how expensive it can be to eat out, the breakfast is a lifesaver! Staff were friendly and helpful, and we'd certainly go back.
The H10 Marina was sold to us as a four star hotel in a good location, featuring two swimming pools and bedrooms packed with a mutltitude of amenities. Well, they got the name of the hotel right - but that's about all. To a regular traveller who utilises many hotels in many countries, quite how this hotel merited four stars is a mystery. It is a soulless place in the middle of an expanding building site which has yet to be discovered by taxi drivers. Indeed, even with the help of my own detailed map, the taxi driver who brought us in from the airport had great difficilty finding this hotel. How I wish he had failed in his quest. It is a new building, for which allowances must be made.
On a sidestreet in the middle of a developing area -- maybe 5 yrs down the road it'll be a hip place. But now, it's atleast a 7-10 min walk to nearest metro stop (streets literally empty at nite); and 10-15 min walk to Port Olympic (restaurants, bars, beach)
The breakfast buffet is pretty good -- lots of variety and free wine/cava; probably the one redeeming factor for the hotel.
Website says spa & indoor/outdoor pool -- well, there's a 10 euro charge to even get into the spa/indoor pool. The "rooftop" pool is rather small...i recommend taking the 10 min walk to the beach
I have just returned from staying at the H10 Marina Hotel in Barcelona. The hotel has only been opened a matter of weeks. My travel partner and I were both very impresssed with the high level of service provided from the moment we walked into the very stylish and airy hotel reception to the roof terrace which boosts a swimming pool!. The rooms are stylish and of a high standard with great air conditioning (it was very hot in Barc over the bank holiday weekend!).I would highly recommend this hotel, the buffet breakfasts are very varied and provide a great start to the day. The hotel was about 10-15 minutes walk from the beach, Marina (port olympic), restaurants and bars. The hotel is also near Bogatell metro station.This was my first visit to Barcelona and for me it was exciting, friendly, full of culture, style and the people were great too! The bus tours are a must, you get to see most of the major sites of barcelona over 2 hours.I will definately be returning to Barcelona very soon !!!!!
Booked a 4* hotel with Spa and rooftop pool. Pool v.v.small with no service. Pay to use Spa 10 per person - no hairdryer or shampoo/creams in changing rooms. No room service before 10.30am but even then coffee didnt arrive til 12noon! Stayed 3 nights. Breakfast room Q's are horrendous but good coffee and pastries once seated - non smoking restaurant in cellar - its only been open for a mnth so maybe teething problems? Taxis are a big problem. Took up to one hour to arrive and everybody waiting. Best to walk to road and hail your own - which we had to do twice. Nice lobby bar - marble,stone,leather settees etc but closes at midnight. No service at all available after this - just your minibar. Rooms new & well decorated(modern) -but v. v.hard beds. Area is 15 minute walk to Hotel Art/Port Olympia but all surrounding buildings are under construction with lots of cranes. Wouldnt go back as just too far to walk for us in the heat and wanted creature comforts that you'd expect a 4* to give. Glorified B & B with modern interior design.
The immediate location of the hotel is a building site but I imagine it will be the place to be in the next few years. Unfortunately the hotel was not completed when we visited in August 2003. The wider location is great - just 10 minutes from the Port Olimpic. The prime reason for booking this hotel was the outside pool and Health and Beauty Centre. The pool was not the one featured in literature - it was much smaller. There was seating for only 8 people (the hotel has 238 rooms) and no shade. There were also building materials, including circular-saws, lying around. The Health and Beauty Centre was apparently open but I think only in the afternoons when most guests would be out. There are supposed to be 2 bars and 2 restaurants but only 1 bar and 1 restaurant were open. The safe in our room broke - with our passports in it. In summary, the hotel is adequate but not worthy of 4 stars. There are a number of design faults and it does not deliver the features which are trumpeted on the website. When the points above were raised with management we were responded to inaccurately and without respect.
Quite simply fantastic. A most enjoyable stay; The accomodation clean and spacious, the staff pleasent and helpful. The location could not have suited me any better-just outside of the main attractions of the city. The best hotel i have stayed at for sometime.