Four Points by Sheraton Barcelona Diagonal
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It took most of the day yesterday driving to Barcelona. It is cooler here than in Madrid-but very very humid. Headed out to dinner at a Spanish buffet restaurant (which was OK) but got to experience the traditional Spanish drink-Sangrias. Very very nice. But very very potent. Made with wine, sugar and fruit. Went to the Black Sheep Bar after wards …
... for a while and then cut across when there was a break in the parade to continue towards La Rambla. Anoop and Keith picked up a kebap wrap with the most interesting fillings (corn, sauerkraut, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickle…).
We set off for Casa MilÓ, GaudÝ’s last major work before the Sagrada Familia. You enter the courtyard which is designed to allow lots of light into the apartment buildings. It had pillars, lots of curves ...
... br> Apart from the size, the main difference between this Correfoc and the ones we've seen before was the noise. The narrow canyons of Barri Gotic concentrate the sound of the drumming and the exploding firecrackers even more than than the wider expenses of Via Laietana. Also it is more difficult to move around because people are much more closely packed together, so you really have to go with the flow.
As we had guessed, when the parade arrived at Placa de Sant Felip ...
... which we did. It is a very nice part of the town but unfortunately it is filled with shops where ever you walk which spoils it a bit.Some nice architecture though and lovely ceramic work as well. Our next plan was to get back to the Plaza and catch a hop on hop off bus for a tour around the city, we walked along the main drag in order buy a ticket and get on these busus. We thought we would be early enough to get a seat on the open top section as well. Once again ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsFour Points by Sheraton Barcelona Diagonal
Highly recommended. Good value for a hotel of this quality and reputation. Only a 10minute walk from easy train ride to the city.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Four Points by Sheraton Barcelona Diagonal
Must agree with the previous reviews. Our spotless room had a small entrance foyer and large modern bathroom. Housekeeping standards were faultless. Front desk was professional and helpful. Comfortable beds. Good AC. Windows open too. Two fast elevators. Safe neighbourhood. Modern comfort is a treat when you are just "quainted out". Nearby Glories shopping center has good shopping for ongoing needs including and enormous Carrefours (like WalMart). Around the corner, the tree lined Ramblas Poble Nou had a real neighbourhood feel and we enjoyed our breakfast each morning at an Italian Cafe/Ice Cream Shop wher a excellent cafe con leche, large fresh squeezed orange juice and 2 fresh croissants cost 2 euros 80. Ten minute walk down this charming Ramblas past flower sellers to the beach. Metro station is 5 walk along Diagonal past the odd looking building that resembles - well, you decide. Tram at front door takes you to Olympic Village. Cab fare downtown about 6 eros daytime, 8 at night. (But insist on paying fare rate one. Fare rate 2 is only when you have luggage in the trunk but local cabs like charging visitors at rate 2 all the time.) Recommended without any hesitation at all
Just come back from Barcelona having spent 3 nights in Hotel Amrey Diagonal and couldn't give this hotel more praise it really was fantastic
Yes its not in the centre but its easy accessable with the tram outside the hotel and the metro just a few minutes away, running till at least midnight. We found the location ideal as everything was so easy to get to but we didn't suffer with the noise that you'd get in the centre.
The hotel its self is extremly clean and modern, rooms are spacious with airconidtioning and even bathrobes for your stay. As for the staff they're all very friendly and happy to help
Would definitly recommend it, and will be stopping there again next time we go to Barcelona
A real gem!!
This place was a highlight of our trip. The standards adopted by this hotel were far and away the best of any we saw in the mid-range hotel bracket. Rooms were well appointed, clean and tidy, modern and spacious. The staff were always keen to help and went out of their way to provide assistance to a couple of mono-lingual tourists from the other side of the planet who knew nothing of the city they were in. It was a real pleasure to be there. It wasn't in the centre of Barcelona and we had to take a subway to get to the hub but this wasn't a problem.
Stayed in the hotel for 2 nights in December 2004. Excellent hotel highly recommended. Clean good size room's air conditioning, TV; DSL link only down side was lack of tea making facilities. Positioned in the commercial area of Barcelona but is well positioned for all methods of travel, Tram link right outside the hotel and only a 6 minute walk to the metro station and 4 stops to the main centre 1.10 euros. This hotel is highly recommended for a short stay in Barcelona
Great hotel a bit out of the tourist trail
This hotel was excellent. We were looking for a cheaper hotel with high standards and this hotel certainly fitted the bill. Its in a mainly residential area but is well connected by bus, tram or metro. One tip our first room which was a double was smokey and noisy but very large - we moved the next day into a "twin" - two beds made into a double which was smaller but functional and much quieter. A great three star which could be a 4 star.
My partner and I arrived on 15Sep2004 for 10 days and departed on 24Sep2004. I was immediately impressed by the building's modern architecture which transcended to the lobby and the 7th floor room, (708). The room was modern and the bathroom was spotless white. The staff is very friendly and hospitable and I was "floored" to find out we had complimentary DSL in the room. I always travel with my laptop and this was the "cherry on top". I highly recommend this hotel when staying in Barcelona. Public transportation is easily accessible since the TRAM (TRAMVIA) passes right in front. From there the connections to the Metro and the RENFE (Airport Train) was extremely easy. We didn't use a Taxi or any vehicle for that matter the whole time we were there. I can't believe it's only 3 1/2 Stars....definately better than some 4 Stars I've stayed in the states. Have a great Stay we definately did (Angel & Andres).
We stayed for 3 nights at the Hotel Amrey at the end of May 2003, and have nothing but praise for both the hotel and staff. We booked through Expedia, and paid about ú50 per night for the room. The room itself was large, tastefully furnished and spotlessly clean. The staff all speak good english -if your spanish is a bit rusty. The hotel itself is 4 stops on the metro from the centre of town, and about 10 mins walk from the metro station (Glories). There is a large supermarket 5 mins walk away for all those spanish foody things you can't live without back home. You can walk to Sagrada de Familia in about 20 mins. If you hire a car you will have no problem parking here - unlike in the centre. All in all, fantastic value, and highly recommended. 3 stars doesn't do the hotel justice. We'll certainly be back.
This hotel is a brand new sky-scraper style building in the "Glories" area of Barcelona (which is three stops on the Metro from the main centre). You get what you see here, plain, clean and functional accommodation. Rooms are a good size and standard for the price, there is a cafe (called "CafeAndy"!!) and a Bar area all rolled into one bright room but the food is of a poor standard and you would be advised to head into town to eat. The area around the Hotel is not the most picturesque (being a commercial district of Barcelona) and there is quite a bit of construction work but this was not noticeable once in the Hotel. If you have to spend any time near the Hotel you should try the retaurants in the shopping centre nearby or the "Restaurant Ming" across the road. If you want accommodation with no frills just outside the main heart of Barcelona then this Hotel will suite at a reasonable price.