Barcelona Center Hotel
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... to walk to Halley’s apartment. Halley pointed out some cool things along the way, such as the old bull fighting ring. Bullfighting, one of Spain’s oldest and most well known traditions, has been banned in Catalonia. The old bull ring has been turned into a mall. I found this a bit ironic and kind of hilarious. Anyways, she lives in a part of the city called Poble Sec, which is in the newer part of Barcelona, but only a short distance from the Gothic section. The ...
... said, we were on Spanish time so 11:20 was more accurate. The next 2 ˝ hours were filled with history, humanity and intrigue. We were led around Barcelona by a very eccentric and passionate tour leader, Joseph (pronounced the Spanish way "oo-sef"). Joseph wanted to focus not so much on historical facts like dates and names but rather on the humanitarian side of Barcelona's history. He certainly surpassed expectation and his vivid recounting of the lives of ...
... the height restrictions, but it was eventually classified as a piece of art and was allowed to stay. Some people are actually allowed to live inside it, but there is a 15 year waiting list and it's super expensive.
It was time for our second Metro ride, this time to the Sagrada Famiglia. Leaving the station, we took a slightly longer exit so that we would have a better view when we first came out. There are two different sides to the Sagrada Famiglia, the ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Barcelona Center Hotel
Excellent hotel! Excellent rooms... The staff went out of their way to make sure we had everything we needed, including tour reservations, maps and recommendations around the city. We will definitely stay there again!!!
Five Great Nights
Our first two nights at the hotel were part of a tour package and the remaining three nights we were on our own. The hotel was ideally located, close to the Metro as well as many buses. Public spaces were comfortable and was pleasant to sit in them and talk to our fellow travelers.
Found the front desk staff extremely helpful, especially the young man who was on duty in the early morning. Each morning after the tour had left, I would come down with my list of sites my husband and I wanted visit, and he would patiently plot them out on the map for me; and always with a smile. The coffee show was a delightful place to have an expresso in the afternoon, and unlike many hotels, the prices were extremely reasonable.
There are many great restaurants within walking distance from the hotel.
Rooms were very nice, comfy beds, lovely bathroom and free in room safe. (In other areas of Spain we were charged 3Euros per day for use of the safe. If returning to Spain, I would most definitely stay at this hotel.
Excellent Location & Quality Rooms
This hotel is a couple of km's from the the Gothic area but within easy reach of it and all the other attractions due to the nearby Metro. It's easy to get to from the airport thanks to the mainline train that stops at Passeig De Gracia (4 stops from the airport) and which only costs 3-4 Euros. The rooms are very modern, clean, quiet and comfortable. Lots of black marble and modern floral displays. The staff are extremely helpful and friendly. The bar is reasonably priced and staff don't object to you taking part finished bottles of wine to your room. A real bonus is the close proximity to the Gaudi La Pedrera apartment block, which is worth going inside to see the roof and apartment. It's also close to his Casa Batilo. You can walk to the Sagrada Familia in about 30 mins. The breakfast bar is extensive and the fresh fruit paticularly good.
Loved the Hotel
Absolutely loved this hotel. Great Location, lovely rooms staff were very helpful as well. Breakfast was superb with lots of variety to choose from. Only downside (which is not a downside was that the channels on the tele - seemed to cater for the sport/football orientated but would definitely book this hotel again.
Excellent hotel at a good rate
We wanted a hotel in the Eixample area with a carpark and
were delighted with our choice. As we arrived during the rush hour we put the car in a public carpark until we reached hotel. The staff were fantastic and sent someone with my husband to move the car into their own carpark and bring up the luggage.
We booked a superior room at a very good rate through Hotelclub
on tripadvisor, which included breakfast. The room was enormous and very nicely decorated - good comfortable bed, huge tv flatscreen, good mini bar and loads upon loads of
wardrobe space. Very nice bathroom with bath and shower, also bidet, loads of useful toiletries ranging from comb to
razor to toothbrush apart from the usual. Best of all was an enormous walk in dressing room with huge mirror and good lighting PLUS your very own umbrella in case of rain.
If you want to be away from the busy Ramblas but well situated, this is a great place to stay. It's adjacent to the Rambla de
Catalunya where you can sit along the centre of the ramblas and
also just five minutes from the Passeig de Gracia. Buildings in this area are stunning and you will be walking with your head held upwards most of the time.
In the downstairs lounge there's access to the internet at minimal charge. Also a lovely range of big coffee table books to look at about Barcelona and the Costa Brava. There's also a good coffee shop within the hotel open until late.
Good breakfast with huge spread . All in all thoroughly recommend it. Friendly staff were the finishing touch.
What a great place to stay in Barcelona! It's in the centre of town, but away from the noise and the cheap tourist beat. The nearest metro is Passeig de Gracia, 2 blocks away (about 500m). This metro is also on a direct line from the airport (Renf Line 10) so if you don't mind carrying your luggage two blocks, that's a cheap way to get to the hotel (taxi is 20 Euros weekdays, 30 euros weekends).
The hotel treated us like royalty. Nothing was too much trouble. Staff were friendly and knowledgeable. What they didn't know, they found out. The room was immaculate, clean and elegant. Room service was quick and spot-on, also very reasonable priced considering the quality of the hotel.
We didn't use the restaurant. The breakfast is buffet style, beautifuly presented and high quality. Eat as much as you want.
At the end of a busy day, you can use the fantastic rooftop jacuzzi, with views over the city. You can see the spires of Sagrada Familia from here. There is also a sauna and a fitness room up here.
If you want a quality hotel and price is not a limiting factor, stay here.
This is an excellent hotel for a city break due to all of the below:
The highlight of this hotel is soaking in the jacuzzi on the rooftop of the hotel after a day of sightseeing round Barcelona
Well worth of a visit......
Great hotel to stay in barcelona
i was staying in that hotel in august for 5 nights
this is a very nice and butyfull hotel in the hart of the Eixample
the room is amazing and its got a flat panel tv. bathroom with off white & black marble and many mirrors framed with a cheery wood what gives it a nice warming feeling.
the nearest metro station is passeig de gracia (from here also you can take one of many Renfe trains if you are planning to travel outside of Barcelona ) and its about 10-15 minutes walking distance from the hotel. there is also another train station (FGC not metro )whice is one black away on provenca street and from there you can take the train to catalunya station and switch to the metro (i'm not sure if you have to pay again to get to the metro) the easiest way is also to take a taxi which are not expensive (from the hotel to sants train station is about 5 euro)
i didnt had a chance to eat the hotel breakfast but i know that its cost 17 euro (away too much) there are many places on pasaige de gracia that you can have a breakfast for 5-7 euro as well as starbucks.
there is a free internet conection in the room which is great if you bring your own loptop with you. at the looby they have a pc but to get online will cost you 5 euro for 15 minutes its better to look for an internet café.
if you like to eat like in America there is a place that called "vips" on passaige de gracia its also work as drugstore and open till late (i don't know why but their coke is taste so good :-)
watch for your wallet and keep your bag in the front instead of the back.
have a wonderful time in one of the greatest cities in the world
by louise and dan
we had orignially booked a different hotel, however due to bad reviews we cancelled it and found this on the website.
This is a beautiful hotel in a perfect location in barcelona. five minutes from the posh shops of louis vuitton and gucci etc.
daily we walked from the hotel to the area around the sagrada famillia, this was 20 to 30 minutes long and once there we enjoyed shops such as; starbucks coffee, and for sustinance mc donalds, pizza hut and kfc- brits abroad!!!
Back to the hotel- the rooms were spacious and air-conditioned, big flat screen tv, but not many english channels.
The bathroom was AMAZING it really made you feel glamorous.
on the second day we found the sun terrace on the 7th floor, complete with sun loungers, tables and parasols and two jaquzzis, which we spent most of our week in. these really helped us relax after a long day of sight seeing.
staff-- very friendly and helpful
bar/resturant- nice food, great surroundings
Taxis stop regularly outside the hotel, taking you to any destinations, and they were very cheap prices. we found this better than using any bus, train, etc, it was alot more convenient.
in closing, we would highly recomend this hotel. we would even use it again ourselves for future trips to this beautiful city.