H10 Montcada Hotel
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... Columbus and walked down the beach on sand shipped in from Egypt. We joined in on a random swing dancing group for a little bit and tried to find the Gaudi fountain that I remember going to last time I was here. Total fail on my part, we didn't find it and headed back to the hostel. Now to see what the night holds! Tomorrow we are going to try to find the fountain and then we are off to ...
... in chic Barcelona. We knew it was bad when an Indian shop keeper followed us around his shop as we stocked up for breakfast the previous night.
We headed for Zara and bought some new shirts and pants to fit in with the locals. It was great to feel smartly dressed again. We have all lost quite a bit of weight and had to buy smaller pants. This shopping went on for about 3 hours before we came back to the unit to ...
... and the architecture is unbelievable. It puts the US to shame. We wandered across the Central park area and watched a lady feed pigeons that had surrounded her. Yet she didn't have one on her and not a drop of bird droppings. She sat on a bench and slowly fed them as they all gathered around her. I did get a couple pictures but only with the cell phone. In my haste to get out of the room, I grabbed my camera with no SD card ...
... can be. Warning *do not wear baseballs caps or logo'ed anything, you look like what you are!!!* We brought standard European well dressed casual*). Became standard Europeans, I bought a wonderful Basque cap. Dinner was amazing. Same bistro as yesterday, and they welcomed us. Garlic shrimp (BIG) appetizer, followed by wild (?) mushrooms in death defying garlic butter, cheesecake for MA, and Catalan creme brûlée for me (so smooth it broke your heart). Oh, ...
... ongoing and is expected to be finished by the middle of this century.
While jauntiness through the streets of Barcelona, we saw some very odd little vehicles, which you can rent.
Found a shop dedicated to selling sissors - I never knew there could be that many different types of scissors.
And finally, bumped into this amazing cake shop! Or is it?
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- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
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Historical Traveler Reviews H10 Montcada Hotel Barcelona
Ask for a twin room!
Yes, the double-bed rooms are VERY small! We asked to change rooms to two twin beds, and were much happier. But overall, the hotel decor is modern, the staff are excellent, and yes, the breakfast is superb. We loved the location -- it was great if we wanted to stop back for an hour or so in the midst of our touristing. Would recommend it highly -- as long as you don't get the teeny tiny rooms!
Good first impressions - someone to help with our luggage, glass of
H10 Montcada "Fantastic"
Our first trip to Spain and we stayed at H10 Montcada Hotel for 3 days 2 nights. From the minute we walked through the doors (with a wonderful welcome of a nice chilled Cava) to the minute we left - the reception was very welcoming. Hotel staff very efficient. The hotel is very central and within easy walking distance to a lot of attractions. We are already planning to go back and stay in the same hotel this September!
The Best !
I have just returned from H10 Montcada Hotel and it was just great !
The staff where so helpful & the complimentary carva when we walked in the door was such a nice touch ! We stayed in room 703, it is a corner room and has 3 windows to views cross the city it was a twin room, we had asked for a double but we just pushed the beds together and it was fine.. It was very very hot when we were there so the cool jacuzzi on the roof was fantastic to cool off after a morning of site seeing.....
I will be going back with out a doubt.
Not enough room to swing a cat!
We stayed here one night due to the fact that the hotel we had booked had had a flood and could not accommodate us. We were shown to a room that was so small that it was impossible to unpack a suitcase. The double bed was pushed against the wall and there was no room to move around. We decided this was unacceptable and at first we were told that no other rooms were available - however, when we refused to stay in that room, another room was found for us. After that, we did enjoy our stay, the location was superb for exploring Barier Gottica, and the breakfast was indeed superb, but I agree with the reviewer who felt it was not up to 4 star standard.
We stayed here for two nights at the beginning of May 2003. Very impressed with hotel and staff. Very clean and very friendly. Would definitely recommend it. Very pleasant area on roof for rest and relaxation with hot tub and sunbathing area.
What a Treat!
We stayed here for 2 nights at the end of October 2002 and loved it. Found the staff very helpful. Hotel centrally located - we could walk everywhere. Our room was spacious - especially the bathroom with everything you could wish for - shame about the view though - just the rooftops - never mind. The buffet breakfast was excellent - only needed a small snack during the afternoon to keep us going until dinner.We would recommend it unreservedly.
The hotel is almost opposite the Jaume I station, so it's perfect for getting around the city (Plaza Catalunya is about an eight-minute walk away and the Ramblas about five) and it's only three months old, so it looks lovely and clean. Our room was small, but well equipped with a minibar, satellite tv (limited number of stations, though), heating control and some decent bedding. The bed was firm and very comfortable, but the bedsheets weren't changed everyday if that's what you expect from a four-star hotel. The shower was large and powerful, but erratic with hot and warm water. The in-room safe was very useful for storing passports and money. Beware, though, there were very few instructions about how to use anything, including the safe or the phone (no mention of how to contact Reception). You only get one key, so if one of you is in the shower the other one can't get back in until your room mate's free. The breakfast was great. Freshly prepared fruit (pineapple, melon, kiwis, etc.) and tinned fruit, cooked breakfast was limited to bacon, sausages, fried eggs and scrambled eggs), cereals, toast and delicious pastries. The air-conditioning was on in January, so it was a bit nippy if you ended up under a vent. Most of the hotel staff were friendly, but the manager and one male receptionist were not what I would call customer-orientated. I rang to ask about getting a more powerful hairdryer for the room as I have very long hair and wash it every day. I was told that they couldn't do anything as there was nothing wrong with the hairdryer provided. Unfortunately, it took me 40 minutes to blow-dry my hair every morning as a result because they refused to accommodate in any way. (Good luck if you have any problems or requests they're not geared up to serve customers...) Everywhere else I've been to in Europe, they've had a powerful hairdryer available and, if they didn't as in one hotel, they went out and bought one. There's no restaurant, but there is a small cafe/bar area in Reception with newspapers available for you to read. There are lots of places to eat and drink near the hotel anyway, so you certainly won't starve. I wouldn't say it was value for money. I think I'll try somewhere else next time.
Not very impressed
Stayed here for one night. Room was okay, shower fantastic, but the traffic noise was too much. Also the central lobby area seemed to be used by visiting sales reps, rather noisy and not relaxing. Breakfast was good. Location fairly central. Stayed at the Gravina the following night - much better.
Mmmm 3 course breakfast...
Very centrally located, we could walk everywhere! There's no restaurant but with so many restaurants, cafes & bars within a few minutes walking distance, you don't miss it. Just across the street is a metro stop, you can actually feel a faint rumble of the trains in the lower ground floor when having breakfast.
Everything was new, clean & shiny. The shower was very good, bed was okay - maybe a little bit too firm for me and the aircon was good & very quiet.
There was an enormous buffet breakfast, with a wide variety of food, so we could eat enough to keep us going until mid-afternoon, which is good as the Spanish don't eat lunch until about 2pm.
I enjoyed our stay at Montcada & would recommend it to anyone going to Barccelona for either a holiday or business.