Hotel Acta Splendid
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Acta Splendid Barcelona
Good for the money..
Stayed here for 3 nights over the new year, was happy with how clean and modern the rooms were and the staff were friendly. 10 minutes walk to Place Catalunya and there is a small 24h grocery store at the top of the street.
The main streets were safe at night but later on some of the side streets looked a bit seedy.
Great Hotel for the Money
For the value, this is a great hotel to stay. Stayed for 9 nights, staff members are extemely friendly and accomodating. From the cleaning staff, front desk, and breakfast bar staff, they were very kind. Room was clean, nice and modern furnishings. The bathroom was clean and beautiful, all in marble. I would say this is one of the top 3 star hotels I have stayed in. Barcelona, I think set hight standsards for their 3 star hotels in general. Location was great, on a quiet street and close to the universidad metro. I walked around the neighborhood late night and found it relatively safe when I went out alone (39 yr male). Of course, I recommend safety precautions for all travlers.
Tip: I booked online at apsishotel. They are a small chain and you can get better rates and web discounts. Also check out there other hotels if you are looking for a different area in barcelona or want to stay at their 4 star hotels.
Good value for the money
Stayed for 4 nightes in August 2004. The hotel is very quite and clean. 10 minuets walk from la Rambla. We ordered via the web and got great return for the money.
p.s. the hotel has changed its name from "Best Western Hotel Splendid"
Now called the Apsis Hotel Splendid
A group of 4 couples stayed in the Splendid to celebrate a couple of our 40th Birthdays. We found it to be very clean and the staff helpful. My wife and I had a Junior Suite which was excellent for us meeting together as a group. Bathrooms were particularly "splendid". Mini bar prices were reasonable. It took us about 10 minutes walk to the top of the Ramblas/Catalunya Square via main streets. I would not advise using side streets late at night but stick to main routes where we felt totally safe. There were some restaurants nearby, we ate in a Chinese which was very good. There is a 24 hr supermarket on same street as hotel (2 mins walk). All in all a great base at reasonable cost and I would recommend it to others.
Stayed at this hotel just before Christmas 2003.
The hotel is very clean and comfortable and the staff very friendly and helpful. They arranged for tickets to see Barcelona FC including a car from door to stadium and back again.
I would recommend this hotel to anyone staying in Barcelona, It's only 5/10 minutes from Placa de Catalunya.
Great location,helpful staff,and unusually quiet.Perfect!
The hotel is only a few minutes walk from Playa de catalunya and la Rambla,but once inside our room it was very quiet.There was no view as such from the window but this was more than made up in the care and attention the stuff gave us.
Buffet style breakfast was reasonable,even for a vegetarian.We were amazed that every day our room was serviced(we really became quite lazy). Only one small complaint though, on rainy days and we had several there were not any English speaking tv channels (except CNN), and of course the ones you have to pay for!
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... the site. Quite an amazing and unusual building. There are currently 10 towers and still 8 more to be built. These will represent the 12 apostles, Jesus, Mary and the prophets. The money to continue construction comes from donations and the entry fee. This is depicted by fruits on top of columns showing charity. They are also relocating the people in the apartment block across the room so thatcher can make this a garden with parking ...
... walking tour we prettied ourselves up and headed out again for what would turn out to be a very big night.
Our tapas tour started at a michelin star tapas restaurant that was just amazing it then moved to another bar that what it lacked in tapas it made up for in drink, we spent the next hour or so learning how to drink wine and beer from a traditional Catalan pirron.
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... wearing signature hookers heels. And the deal sealer was when we saw a woman being dropped off on the side of the road and returning to her station. Made the car ride a little more interesting, that's for sure.Apart from the car ride, we didn't do much the rest of the day. Checked into the hotel, which was incredibly clean and simple almost like an institution, walked around the mall near by, spoke to family back home and just relaxed. We were ...
... night. But, before that, we feast on Tapas at 100 Montaditos. It is Wednesday night and everything on the menu is 1 Euro. We are full and now we head to the stadium. It feels like everyone in Barcelona is going the same way. The roads leading up to CampNou are packed with people in Barça jerseys, scarfs, caps and other memorabilia. Die-hard fans have their faces and bodies painted and sing team songs as the walk proudly to their mecca. We get into the spirit and chime in ...