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- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free High-Speed Internet
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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.
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... a full days access. I wandered slowly along the Rambla before deciding a ride up the significant Mount Montjaic on which the Olympic stadium is located along with an amazing array of other features. I perhaps overestimated my fitness and underestimated the climb so struggled my way eventually to the top where the impressive Castell de Montjaic sits idle today though was for centuries a critical part in the defence of Barcelona -a city that has been under the rule of many ...
... facade, the 'nativity' facade. This is the side most photographed, the first facade completed. It was made under Gaudi's watch before he died, it is beautifully detailed, and has complex structures, depicting stories of joy and miracles as well as the celebration of nature. Admittedly I know as much about architecture as I do about talking to girls, or cooking things more complicated than toast. But I think the ideas and the manner in which they're displayed are ...
... made our way out to the packed dance floor. We all laughed in our wild success of the night, and danced and danced and danced.
We made it out to the beach where Kelly decided she needed to run into the Mediterranean, so I stayed on the shore with the other two Canadians and held her clothes while she excitedly pranced in the water. Everyone needs a drunken Mediterranean night swim.
We called it a night and cabbed it back, settling into our beds ...
... did not disappoint!
We also stopped by all of the famous Gaudi works around the city. Antoni Gaudi was a famous architect from Catalonia and is considered to be the Spanish Frank Lloyd Wright. Gaudi was a contemporary of Frank Lloyd Wright ...
... the south of the region. Trobador http://www.restaurantetrobador.com/ is not really the sort of restaurant that we like. It looks like it is set up to be 'safe’ for tourists and is too big and bright and it’s also in a spot where it seems designed to attract nothing but tourists. But calçots … We stepped inside and asked if they were definitely serving calçots tonight or tomorrow – they were – and if we would need to reserve ...