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- Free High-Speed Internet
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- Pets allowed
Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Aranea Barcelona
Good hotel,shame about breakfast
If your room rate does not include breakfast dont buy at the hotel. The cost of 10.70euros is not worth it. Each day we had to request milk for cereals and on both days the scrambled eggs were all gone by 8.45 and were not replenished for 25 minutes!!
A good choice but.............
We were not disappointed by this hotel . Everything was modern and new and the bedrooms were clean & bright with wood laminate floors and nicely appointed fully tiled bathrooms. Linen and towels were changed daily.
The Ramblas is a good 25 minute walk from the hotel ( about 1.5 miles ) , however, the Girona metro is only 200 yards away. The neighbourhood is safe and relatively quiet with many cafes and restaurants in the area.
Our only complaint was the poor breakfast selection and the slowness of the waitress staff to replenish food which ran out on many occasions.
We stayed at Apsis Aranea hotel for three nights in September 2004. Excellent new hotel, good accomodations, helpful staff. Very close(2 block) to metro Girona and 11 blocks to Passiage de Gracia. Nice beautiful quiet neighborhood. We would come back.
Well worth a stay
Going on the great advice from this website, I booked this hotel directly through their own website and got the best deal (including breakfast at a 50% reduction - worth it).
Was very pleased with this place. Convenient location, safe neighbourhood, close to sights. Found the best way to get around was by using the buses - nearer than the metro which is only 5-7 min walk anyway. Very comfortable room, just as other reviews described. Solaruim/sundeck on the roof was great, including the shower stand to cool off - no need to head to beach to touch up the tan!
Would recommend this hotel to anyone.
Fantastic hotel, the staff were extremely accommodating to my needs and that of my sidekick partner. Being a soccer mad guy the hotel offered me the use of their meeting room with the large screen television for my viewing pleasure, and the bar service for added company. The Hotel is in a very nice area and indeed is very well maintained. The staff must be commended upon ther language skills and customer service. I truly reccomend this hotel to anyone wishing to visit Barcelona.
The hotel is in a good area - not far from subway and bus stops. It is very clean, the room design is modern and the staff is friendly and helpful. We booked it directly through the hotel and got a cheaper rate than expedia and hotel (the hotel is relatively new).
The hotel is conveniently located close to the Sagrada Familia (10 minute walk) in a safe neighbourhood. The price was quite reasonable (79 and 99 euros for different days) and the size was decent for european standards. They even fit a small cot for our daughter. The service was excellent, I wanted to stay an extra night and as the hotel was fully booked they offered to send me to a partner 4-star hotel for the same price; in the end they managed to give me the extra night in the same hotel. The only minuses is that the breakfast buffet is a bit expensive for what it is and that we were next to rooms with smokers (in general it looks like in Spain they do not know the concept of no smoking!); but other than that the hotel is quite good.
Safe, Quiet Neighborhood
New hotel just opened in October '03 and offering low room rates during its break-in phase. In a fairly quiet and safe yet conveniently located residential neighborhood (in the Eixample). Within walking distance of four different Metro stops and 10-15 minute walk to RENFE/FGC station Passeig de Gracia. Hotel staff was friendly and helpful. Free internet access. Rooms are clean and well kept. Fresh linens and towels daily and a box ful of complimentary amenities beyond shampoo and soap.
Although the hotel offers breakfast in a lovely breakfast room, we preferred the local cafes and bars. BTW, best rate came from hotel's own website.
TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel Aranea Barcelona
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... of a fresh food market. It has everything usual and unusual in food! We saw every part of every farm animal for sale! Pig's heads, trotters, tripe, tongue. There were rabbits, ducks and some animals I am not sure about. There wad the most amazing display of fish and shellfish. This was offset by very colourful fruit and veggie displays and some amazing marzipan pieces of fruit and cup cakes. Also throughout ...
... giant Placa Catalunya. A nice coffee was followed by a little bit of shopping. Craig didn't buy this nice jacket he tried on for ages but I did buy a little black top – with gold feature. I also bought a couple of leather bracelets as gifts – 70% off for purchasing two! Great sales.
We slowly walked back to our apartamento seeing great cobbled streets, sculptures and ...
... could enter. There is plenty of free space to explore around the park so it wasn't that big of a deal to wait. Park guell is one of the largest architectural works in south Europe. When we entered we would realize how awesome it actually was that only a limited number of people were let in at a time. Everything from the benches, pillars, houses, and fences had mosaic decorations. There are also "caves" where they filmed a shoot for America's Next Top Model once. This was again ...
... we went back to the hostel to get ready. Dressed up and clean we headed back to Las Ramblas for dinner. We found a really AWESOME place called the Attic which was a posh roof top terrace and our cushioned sofa seats looked right out over Las Ramblas. Charly had a delicious sangria and we were both suitably content. The food was a bit dissapointing. I had a beef burger with melted Camembert and goats cheese with crispy things and Charly had ...
Today we all headed into town on the bus and went in search of a free walking tour at 2.30. It was such a hot day! The walking tour was really really good, learnt lots about the history of Barcelona and saw lots of cool sites. The walking tour guides work on tips..so not really free.. but they generally are really good because the obvisouly want good tips. Ended at about 5.30 then we just wandered around other parts of the city until ...