Travel Blogs from Barcelona
Despite the fact that we were exhausted from our long day of travel, we were both awake this morning about 8 am. That was partly due to the incredible view from our hotel. We have a room facing the Mediterranean Sea and we left the shades up so we could enjoy the view. As the sun rose, we awoke to the most amazing sunrise, the sea shimmering gold …
... was amazingly blue and clean, considering the amount of people and proximity to the city. We spent the day riding between each beach and stopping to re fuel on iced coffee and boccadillos (Spanish sandwich). We also were glad to join a walking tour to give us some insight into the famous 'Gaudi' architecture stopping at La Sagrada Familia - 140 year old church that is still a work in progress, and given Spanish time I'm not sure they'll ever finish! And my favourite ...
... he could bring us our clothes the next day because we were running out. Also because we were worried we might not get it back. So we go home and go to bed after this. Around 1am we were woken by someone ringing the doorbell and knocking our door. I got up slightly freaked out and slowly made my way to the door. I asked who was there and it was Idan saying he brought us our clothes. He said he thought it was urgent so as soon as he got my email he washed it ...
... and meat in France. When we had finished eating, Anthony took our group on a walking tour of Barcelona's gothic quarter and old town. I could not believe how many cathedrals were located in this part of the community. I knew that religion was very important to the Spanish, but it seemed to me that there was almost no separation between places of worship in this part of the city. We walked into a large square not far from La Rambla (Barcelona's most famous street) ...
... though it was getting towards midnight when they turfed us out of the restaurant. There were taxis on Passeig de Gracia and we got dropped off somewhere in Barri Gotic from where we made our way into Placa Reial where a late night Filastine concert was on the programme.
There was already quite a crowd in the square but we managed to nudge our way to a position close enough to the front and stood around for a while working out what to do with what was left of our vodka and ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services
Great hotel with wonderful service. Paid a little extra for a room with a view of the Mediterranean Sea and it was well worth it. Stylish, modern rooms. Clean. Room service was excellent if a little pricey. Close to Metro station and had no trouble navigating the neighborhood. I would definitely stay here again.
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