Hotel Cuatro Naciones
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Cuatro Naciones Barcelona
Great base for the best of barcelona
My daughter & I spent 4 nights here in Jan 2004. It is well situated on the lower end of the Ramblas, near the old city, especially Placa Real which is just round the corner. For what we paid - £75euros seems to be cheap if you want to book over the net - the room was spacious, the beds comfortable & clean & the room was cleaned daily. Our room faced the Ramblas but was quiet as we were on the 3rd floor. Breakfast was continental with a croissant. toast & bottomless cup of coffee, chocolate or various teas. The staff were extremely friendly & helpful despite having only a smattering of English. There may be cheaper places in Barcelona, but if you want to book over the net before you go, I can recommend this one for safety, convenience & value for money.
Great Hotel for the Price
My wife and I stayed at this hotel for four nights. It's not the Ritz Carlton, but our room was spacious and clean and the hotel staff was very courteous. Best of all, the location was fantastic. For the price, the hotel is really great.
Loved the cuatro naciones
we stayed at the hotel during the 2nd week of october. wonderful staff,clean room,excellent location. a real find. will recommend this specialhotel to everyone!
Clean, great locale, but a little loud
Stayed here for four nights in late September. Room was very clean, but a little shabby (and there was a crack in the hand-held showerhead).
Location was fabulous and the price was right! Hotel staff was very friendly and even those who didn't speak English tried their very, very best to help. Breakfast was a fresh croissant, coffee, and OJ every morning so not to shabby. Had a nice room (with air conditioning) overlooking Las Ramblas. Biggest problem we had was we were right across from the elevator and several of the other guests weren't all that courteous when they came in at 3 a.m. -- so factor in the noise and stay further down the hall. A good buy for our money!
Not all That and a bag of chips
stayed here a couple days ago, room was nice but it STUNK!! dunno why our room smelled nasty but it did. thank God was only there for 1 nite.
the staff was ok, i felt they were kinda annoying in that they would badger us on safety, as if we wouldn't know to be careful. (not once, but 3 times. enough already!) it was about 35 euros a person. not worth it considering we had stayed at a nicer place for cheaper across the street a week ago but was all booked up. Hostal opera is the way to go!
this one is a lil farther down on las ramblas, but not by much.
Basic but brilliant
This hotel is a real find; right on La Rambla and extremely cheap in comparison to other hotels on the street. although it is basic accomodation, it still fulfilled all our needs for a hotel in Barcelona.
The staff speak perfect English & really went out of their way to help us with directions, local info etc.
The room was spotless & we had maid service each day; they left the room immaculate after every visit.
Not a bad word to say about this place; would deffinately return here, without a shadow of a doubt.
Location, Location, Location
My wife and 16 yr old daughter stayed there in 1999 for the weekend waiting to catch a cruise ship on the Monday. Excellent location, right on Las Ramblas, the great promenade of Barcelona. Not the fanciest and the room was rather sparce, but clean. Window opened up onto Las Ramblas. If you are a light sleeper you may have a problem as the street can get noisy. The great thing is you walk out the hotel and your right in the action. Close to the water front and the old town short walk to the subway, and great restraunts.
Met all my demands
Everything is good,The Hotel is loveble alone for its perfect location on the Rambla.It is what you expect from a descent Hotel. Nothing extravagant, just a relyable and confortable place to sleep. Even though there is a television with cable and a "Lounge", just step outside and....no complaints about the service, except that they speak Spannish ;-)SR
Efficient and friendly staff.
Myself and my two sisters stayed at the Hotel Cuatro Naciones in March 2003. The hotel is in an ideal location for first time visitors to Barcelona being located at the lower end of Las Ramblas.The triple room was clean and fairly large. Athough our balcony overlooked a passageway and not the famous Ramblas, this worked in our favour as we were insulated against any noise from late night revellers. The hotel reception staff spoke perfect English and the two elderly gentlemen porters/waiters were quite happy for me to practise my elementary spanish with them. This is only a two star hotel but I give it four stars for hospitality.
Cheap and Cheerful
The Cuatro Naciones is everything you want from a hotel without paying over the odds. The service was excellent (particularly from the elderly gentleman who despatched breakfast so efficiently) and the rooms clean and roomy. No fuss, no muss - but a great stay in a perfect location.
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... baguette with chicken for lunch, had another siesta (watched some vicky Christina Barcelona) and got ready to head back to travel bar to meet up with a group of people to go cook authentic Spanish paella! It was the coolest thing ever and definitely a highlight of Barcelona. We went to these awesome markets that had me gobsmacked where we got our fresh seafood and then headed to the kitchen where we sipped on sangria while cooking paella! I avoided the chopping part ...
... some interest in my passing.It was ok as there were people around and reasonably lit up and rest assured I would not have taken that route some hours later.
All good though and at a bar near our hotel I decided to have a cleansing Sangria. It turned out to be a schooner and after the barman and I struck up a conversation in broken English and Spanish he poured me three shots of Jack Daniels (he shared two with me) for a total of $2. He asked if we still ...
... rocky ground and interesting land formations showing signs of significant ground movement. Scattered through the landscape were some small, compact villages, not all looking well maintained. A few big wind farms, lots of electricity poles. Not a lot of animals, just a few sheep, cattle and horses. Towards Seville there were lots of oranges trees.
The train gave a reasonably comfortable ride and reached speeds of 300 ...
... on line!
* There really are tapa bars everywhere, and the food really is that good!
* If you love mosaics, this is the place
* I love Pedron Peppers
* Boqueria Market may be pretty, but don't buy there -- the locals don't; it's too expensive!
As an aside, I thought it unusual they serve such salty food here -- for example, potato chips and olives together at some of the tapa bars -- until it dawned on us: the humidity! ...
In the end we found the perfect place for a meat dish so we had dinner at the El Rei de la gamba. I ordered lamb cutlets which came with salad and chips and Rudi ordered a big steak with chips and salad. Must say they were tender and flavour wise was great. In total we paid around €20 each which also included a jug of sangria.
After dinner we headed to the Ice Bar to freeze our ass! ...