Travel Blogs from Barcelona
Today we drove from Barcelona to Carcasonne. We picked up the car - a xxxxx at the airport. Jillian was use to driving on the wrong side of the road, but not driving a manual on the wrong side, so she did really well driving (apart from her road rage...). We hired a GPS system that Herts has named "never lost". However, we have dubbed it "always lost" thanks to its ...
... 4pm in my opinion, as the house are completely lighted by the afternoon sun. Visit to the park outside the monumental zone is free. Check the Park Guell website for the zones references. Park Güell originated in 1900, when Count Eusebi Güell bought a tree-covered hillside (then outside Barcelona) and hired Gaudí to create a miniature city of houses for the wealthy in landscaped grounds. The project was a commercial flop and was abandoned in ...
... main dish, and dessert of some sort. I ended up getting a cup of fruit, a slice of pizza, and mango flavored ice cream made from rice milk. Further up Las Ramblas is Casa Batlló, a house designed by Gaudi. We got to take a tour of the inside of the house and see a lot of the details that made up Gaudi's unique architectural style. Not only were the details of things like the doors and the windows unique, but so was, for instance, the way that ...
... style of the late 1800's.
Modernisme (Catalan Art Nouveau) came about as a result of the revival of Catalan culture at the end of the 19th C and the city of Barcelona became the showpiece of many, many architectural wonders. Architect Antoni Gaudi is Barcelona's most famous Modernista artist, and a stroll through our neighbourhood reveals many of ...
... centre inside a converted bull fight ring. Catalunya outlawed the 'sport' of bull fighting and this is a very creative redevelopment of the arena. Bought a few items to prepare dinner for Alan and Jan after their long day of tourism.
Another evening of swilling beer and cider and eating a sort-of Mexican dinner. Alan and Jan are off to Granada in the morning and we hop a train to San Sebastion in the North East part of Spain, a fairly long train ride is in store for us.
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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.