Travel Blogs from Barcelona
... The first Tapas bar we went to was really good, the food was different and the cider was also very interesting. The bar tender poured the cider from a bottle which he rested on his forehead as he poured, a little weird! In hindsight the only problem with the tour was that we paid $15 for the tour went to 3 places but only one of the places was included. The other two were really cheap anyway so wasn't a huge problem, we all didn't eat enough though so once we got to the ...
... the old town and some of it survives.
Then we went on to Pals another small medieval village perched on top of a hill and very well preserved with people living in the old houses and an 11th century church.
We then went on to the Costa Brava to a little seaside town called Calella ...
We went down to the old harbour part of Barcelona in the afternoon. We went to the Maritime Museum - still under construction - and saw a replica gallery, some stuff (old maps) and a display of 'gegants' used in the Merce Parades. As part of the Festival there was a tall ships regatta in the old harbour. We went onboard the Russian 'Mir' training ship and wandered around the moll. As the City's Merce Festival website said:
... And then headed to dinner in Monaco, on the way to dinner we stopped at a lookout for some French champagne courtesy of the tour manager and bus driver looking over the French Rivera. That was an awesome idea and nice of them to do this for us, also an awesome photo opportunity. Monaco wow talk about lifestyles of the rich and famous, expensive cars, boats and fashion, I wish I had the millions of dollars in the bank needed to apply to live there ha! After dinner of course we headed ...
... and when our food came out it was super tiny. That's because we were at a tapas restaurant which is just tiny servings of food intended so you can eat several dishes. I got prawn and noodle paella. It was okay but I wouldn't get it again. The noodles were very bland and the prawns weren't deveined which I do not like. After lunch we headed to a nearby mall and had a look around because apparently you can design your own havaianas (which are things ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Boria Bcn Barcelona
Have just returned from a 3 day break at the Boria BCN. From the aeroport took the Blue aerobus to placa catalunya which cost 3.60 euros each, then purchased a 3 day travelcard card for just over 12 euros, good value. The hotel has a great location, 100 m from Jaume 1 tube, 5 mins to the Cathedral, 5 mins to the picaso musuem, 10 mins walk to the port, 10 mins from Las ramblas. All in all a great location for exploring the city.
Loved the Hotel but.........
I stayed at the hotel for a week and it was like staying in a luxurious studio apartment. The downside was the views and that we had to keep our curtains closed all the time as the neighbours have a good view inside your apartment.
The hotel is centrally located 100m from Jaume Metro station and about 5 minutes walk to the Las Ramblas. The staff were welcoming and helpful.
The only downside to this hotel was that you could only use the microwave to warm your food up, as we were travelling with kids this was a bit of a headache.
Other than that a great hotel.
Luxury and what it means
We stayed at the boria for 5 days and what a wonderful place to spend our first visit to Barcelona. The hotel was centrally located and was like staying in a luxurious loft apartment. The junior suite had two large sized bedrooms and kitchen facilities.
The hotel laid on complementary chocolates and wine for when we arrived and flowers were in every room. The staff were fantastic and were always happy to help. The only downside was i travelled with my child, and although they advertise satellite tv, the only English channel was the BBC world news.
I would defintely stay there again.
We were amazed that we could afford to stay at a hotel which looked so modern and luxurious, and were concerned that the reality wouldn't live up to it, but it most certainly did.
Our room was fantastic particulary for space and flexibility. It was like a home from home having the comfort of seperate areas.
A lovely hotel located in an old building but with a chic modern interior. The suites were very comfortable and contained everything we wanted. The complimentary cava on arrival was a nice touch! We had trouble working out what all the buttons and switches did in the room, so a written guide would have been helpful. Two things which grated slightly was the fact that we always had to buzz the front door to be let in. There were times coming back at night we would have to buzz 3 or 4 times before someone would open the door. Furthermore as with most hotels in this area, the rooms can be rather noisy at night. Noise reverberates in the narrow street in front of hotel and the nightly 1am visit of the dustbin men is annoying.
Stylish, charming and friendly.
Stayed in 5 star hotels all over the place, this was the first time I went in a room and said wow.
Staff very friendly and offer personal reccomendations for local dining.
Location is downtown Barcelona, a million things happening and this is slap in the middle.
Downsides? no restaurant but that sends you out in the local streets where memorable meals will be found.
Oh and for what you get , it's really cheap.
You should try it.
We chose this hotel as it offered suites at very reasonable prices (mid-week). As we have a baby who's just learning to walk, we wanted somewhere with plenty of room for him to manoeuvre, particularly as we wouldn't be out sightseeing all the time. The rooms were certainly big and well furnished (although glass coffee tables aren't exactly baby-friendly) and the kitchenette was extremely useful. Everything was kept spotless and the staff were very helpful.
Stay in style
The hotel is located in the streets of old town barcelona, fairly hidden but close to metro subway. The Hotel is nicely decorated and offers very good amenities, very clean and modern. The staff are very friendly and extremely helpful. Very good value for money and recommend for a short break.