Hispanos 7 Suiza
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Great morning in Barcelona, bright and sunny. I went out onto our balcony and saw the Sagrada Familia sticking up above the rooftops across the road. Nearly fell off the balcony! Our street is tree lined with lovely apartment buildings with wrought iron balconies opposite - very Parisian.
We planned to do the hop on hop off bus to get …
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Loved the Hispanos 7 Suiza
I stayed for a long weekend with a group of friends and we were all delighted with this excellent, two bed apartment next to the "Sagrada Familia." The fully equiped kitchen which included a dishwasher and washing machine was perfect for cooking a simple meal or preparing breakfast. We all felt that this apartment deserved 5 stars and would have loved to stay longer. Views of the "Sagrada Familia" from our balcony on the 5th floor added to its charm.
Although a good walk to the old center it is very near the metro and well communicated with other parts of the city. Staff could not have been more helpful. Only one warning, although marked on all main tourist maps, taxi drivers seemed completely unable to find the apartments, dropping us four or five blocks away on most occasions. Problem solved by my super intelligent friend - carry a supply of the hotel's cards! Taxis are cheap and well worth using if travelling in a group.
Not 100% satisfied
the quality of accommodation was marred slightly by the massage bath not working for 3 days and having to ask 3 times for it to be seen to - seems the batteries of the controller were flat. mildly disappointing also was the lack of music - the site advertised music but the receptionist explained that the hotel's entire system wasn't working at present. digital tv wasn't anything to call home about, mostly spanish & german channels, one italian channel and the obligatory cnn news channel. my idea of satellite and digital tv includes access to movie channels, broad range of news channels, etc - i.e., a bigger selection of english stuff.
breakfast wasn't included in the price either - c'mon guys, we were paying 428 a night so i would have expected at the very least a free coffee & pastry every morning.
essentially i don't think this was a luxury establishment as professed on their site - had all the exterior trappings but fell down on the detail. i've stayed at many serviced apartments and found this experience lacked a little polish.
Luxurious family apartments
We are a family of five and stayed for three nights. The apartments are spacious, spotlessly clean and beautifully appointed. The bathrooms are a luxurious marble with complimentary toiletries and plenty of towels. The bedrooms were quiet and the beds very comfortable. There is tv and radio. Dvd/play stations are availableto rent. The kitchen is very handy, fully equipped except for a kettle and an iron is a few euros extra. Staff were extremely helpful and friendly. Sagrada Familia and adjacent metro are literally a few minutes walk away so this is the ideal base to explore this fascinating city. Don't miss Sagrada Familia, Parc Guell or the Museu Picasso.
Good choice for a family
We stayed for a week. It was ideal for us and our 2 year old son. We had a very good meal in the restaurant. As we had a stroller, we didn't find using the Underground very easy, but the hotel is located near several bus routes and all of the major sites are easily reachable by bus
Great Family Hotel
We stayed one night at the hotel prior to departure on a Mediterranean cruise. We are a family of 4, with two kids (12 and 9) travelling with us. This small hotel offered 19 apartments, each with two bedrooms, two baths and a small kitchen. It worked out great for our family, as we intended mostly to recover from the flight and be in place for the cruise. It was extremely clean, well furnished, and provided a lot of space by European hotel standards. We booked the hotel through Orbitz on-line, for a rate of 200 euros, including breakfast.
While far from Las Ramblas, the highlight was walking to Sagrada Familia Church (5 minutes) and climbing the spire--a great view of Barcelona, but something of a harrowing ascent. The hotel was also two blocks from a pedestrian avenue lined with cafes and restaurants, along with a nearby grocery store that was perfect for last minute pre-cruise purchases.
The kitchen had a small refrigerator that was stocked with a selection of beverages to purchase, but we bought water and sodas at the grocery, which worked out great. Water pressure for the showers was excellent, as were the soaps/shampoo etc. provided in each bath. The hotel was about a 25 minute ride from the airport, and approximately 15 minutes from the cruise terminal.
We would stay there again without any hesitation, and believe we made an excellent choice based on discussions with others on our cruise who spent time in Barcelona prior to departure.
A wonderful home away from home !
We enjoyed our stay recently at this hotel. We spent the first night in the 2-bed room suite, and when the rest of the gang arrived, we moved to the Royal Suite. This is an excellent place- clean apartments, very friendly staff, and above all, right next to the Sagrada Familia ! The suites are very well appointed, and the Royal Suite is a treat ! We are definitely coming back here for our next trips to this wonderful city
Amazing - Beyond Expectation!
What a terrific hotel! This botique hotel was perfection in every way. Apartment style accomodations with a private balcony. Two bedrooms which was plenty for our party of three travellers. Definitely rate this the best hotel for my whole trip to Spain. Great value! PS - also comes with free breakfast. The lobby of vintage autos was very unique and beautifully arranged.
A nice family trip for us
We are from Holland and went to Barcelona in February. We enjoyed very much staying in an apartment of Hispanos 7 Suiza.
For us it was an ideal place to stay with our two children and find some
rest between all the impressions of Barcelona. Much better then e.g. 2 separate hotel bedrooms.
The apartment was a pleasant surprise, very clean and plenty of space for 4 persons, and the breakfast was very nice. And very important: a fabulous clean shower with lots of water (in many hotels they seem to have a limit on the amount of water).
Very friendly personel and willing to help.
A metrostation is very near, from which all the interesting places in Barcelona can be reached easily (tip: get a Barcelona card for unlimited access to metro and bus and reduction of admittance fee's).
If we ever come back to Barcelona, we will go back to Hispanos 7 Suiza,
and we surely will recommend it to our friends.
An elegant apartment hotel
We stayed at the Hispano Siete Suiza (not to be confused with the Hotel Suizo) for three nights in September, then moved to a flat in El Born, which was not ready for us right away.
The place is elegant, with a receptionist and porter to greet you on arrival. We got there mid-afternoon, nothing nearby open for lunch, so were escorted to the breakfast room and to the area where snacks are displayed, the charming bartender fixed everything for us. The marble-floored, skylit breakfast room has a couple of Hispano Suiza cars displayed, it is different from anything we've ever seen. The decor throughout is high-style, modern art deco, with sinuous brass railings and frosted glass light fixtures.
The apartments are top quality, they have a balcony, our faced the couryard rather than the view of La Sagrada Familia, next time I'd request that view. The bathrooms are all marble; the kitchen is well equipped, and the counters are granite. Everything is sparkling clean. It was a surprise to have to pay for the iron and board.
The restaurant, La Cupola, overlooks the breakfast area, it looks elegant but we did not eat there. We found a small grocery store around the corner and bought supplies to make breakfast and dinner. There is an EXCELLENT pizza place as you head toward La Sagrada Familia, it has outdoor seating, sorry I can't remember its name.
The buffet breakfast was ample and good. Lots of coffee!
The only fault I personally had was the location really isn't comparable to El Born, which we found to be a much more interesting area for strolling around and absorbing the flavor of Barcelona.
Home away from Home
My husband and I went to Barcelona on a delayed honeymoon from Sept 12th-20th. We stayed at Hispanos Siete Suiza and can't wait to return! We absolutely loved it! The hotel has all of the amenities you could wish for in an upscale property with room size and charm of home. The rooms are all apt-style with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a livingroom, a small kitchen, a mini-bar/fridge, and a balcony. Included in our package was a Spanish-style buffet bkfast every morning! Also, the restaurant La Culpa was amazing...besides bkfast, my husband and I had dinner there 2 nights before we left and the attention to detail, service, and food was unbeatable. Although not inexpensive, the meal was definitely worth it. Also, although not a bother to us, there are a couple of things to note; there's no iron in the room and you have to pay to use it. You also have to pay to have your dishes washed (we purchased our own detergent and did it ourselves) and to use the DVD player. As I stated, not a problem for us as we used our laptop to watch a movie on a rare night in.
Don't let that stop you from staying there however, as those things are quite insignificant. Another plus for this hotel is it's location. We were able to view the steeples of La Sagrada Familia from our balcony (the Cathedral is actually about a 1min walk from the hotel!) and found it a short/pleasant walk to Passieg de Gracia & Las Ramblas (both areas a couple of stops on the metro; the metro is a couple of short blocks from the hotel). All in all the hotel is top-rate. The rooms are clean and spacious enough for you to unwind after a day of sightseeing, the restaurant top-notched, the location quite superb, and the service is excellent! (especially Fernanda and Javier, they're the best!!!)