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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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... s, Spain's only remaining department store chain, which has a rather good household department - all those culinary utensils you never knew you needed - before returning to the hotel to check out.
At Plaša Catalunya we boarded a waiting A1 Aerobus for Barcelona airport. The roads were not too busy and we arrived in just under 35 minutes.
... Castellers building Human Towers, the annual Catalan Wine Fair, a 10 km road race and the Piromusical, a display featuring synchronized fireworks and music as well streets full of circus performers and the brilliant BAM music festival."
Thank you to the internet...
In the frenetic hour that followed, I took over 300 photographs, and Anne sat and recorded over an hour of video. At 360 photos, that is one a second. (I seriously need an external ...
... in time to swim in a pool on the roof of the hotel (26th floor). The hotel even provided a buffet dinner that was better than anything we had experienced thus far. Afterwards most of us just hung out on the roof (even though our rooms were pretty nice too).
... I have seen of Italy.
As I write this, we are less than an hour from our destination (or so they say - I think they are just telling us this to avoid another bathroom stop!) Coop and Katie are in the back of the bus playing some game with the rest of the group. Coop just announced he is going to cry and Katie is curled up in a ball. There is laughter so I'm thinking they are having a good time. Maybe it's because Simon told them there is a McDonald's near ...
... found: 8.05 Peruvian Soles, 5 cents American, 1 cent Canadian, 10 cents Bolivian
# of times we did laundry: 2
# of languages we know how to say Butterfly in: 2
# of holes in Amber┤s sneakers: 2
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