Hotel Acta Splendid
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... any other church in Europe and is a "must see" if you are visiting Barcelona.
Tonight we we walked to the square for dinner. Afterward we wandered through the avenue of shops and Hannah bought herself a nice pair of sandals. Annie tried hard to buy some as well but unfortunately they did not have her size! After an ice cream we headed back to the hotel to pack as we move to Madrid tomorrow, a 600 Kilometre trip!
... more of these stops on the map. it was kind of like a treasure hunt to find them and it was fun to realize that the reason they were so crowded was because of this contest. We saw lots of groups of 3 to 6 (mostly guys) making an afternoon out of it and also we saw several of the same people at different places. At one place, we saw big plates of different meats and seafoods sitting behind a glass case that went around the bar (like a sushi ...
... incredible city.
A couple of weeks ago, some friends and I went to a calçotada. This is a traditional Catalan celebration where the locals gorge themselves on calçots -spring onions that look like giant chives. We went to a picturesque village outside Tarragona to a venue specializing in calçotadas (though normally Catalans host these gatherings in their backyard). Driving past the vineyards of cava grapes and through the rural, winding ...
Equipped, we had a Spanish breakfast and went into the street for coffee and orange juice. From here we walked purposefully down to the basilica, to be early. There was no line to speak of and we were admitted. As I have written, this place has been in my mind since 1976, my first visit. I didn't go in last time, I don't remember why. So this felt like completing something. This place is a work in progress, incomplete. It is still ...
... From our table in the window we saw the 2 policemen escorting the 10 women to the police station and as we finished eating they were being taken back down Le Rambla by the policemen. I think the cafe owner chose the wrong people to try and scam. Despite our dramas we had a lovely day and we both really enjoyed Barcelona. It is a beautiful city. The photos don't do it ...
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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.
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.
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!