Travel Blogs from Barcelona
We made it to Barcelona without any problems, but finding our hotel room—not the hotel but just our room—was our biggest challenge on this trip so far. Room 322 in the Grupotel Gravina was starting to look like the Hogwarts' platform 9 3/4. It was a slow start because it took two trips to get all three of us and our three pieces of …
We woke up in the hotel to a prepared breakfast; the food was so good and they had Nesquick powdered chocolate milk packets :) I met my host mom, Pilar, at the hotel. I was very nervous so I didn't speak much; I also realized how bad my Spanish actually was. I could only understand a few things that Pilar was saying to me. We walked into her …
Will apologize again for spelling and typing errors, these blogs are usually being written at 6 in the morning ;P
We had breakfast at the hotel, quite tasty actually. Then we joined the tour bus tours of Barcelona. It seemed the best way given the limited time.
The morning tour was lovely, up Montujic for a lovely view of the city …
So we came into Barcelona to the view of Mount Montujic and then upon the city. Lovely, already regretted only having one day here!
Just heading to the hotel I had to stop and keep taking pictures of the beautiful buildings and statuary!
As we settled into hotel room we looked at the tourist information the Hotel gave us and had …
Hola! Its already Day 2 in Barcelona. The Barcelona photos have been posted. Please revisit previous barcelona blog to view. It is Monday morning, about 12:30 AM. So you know what time it is...SUPERBOWL TIME! The best part about watchng the superbowl from our hotel room is the keen commentary by that internationally recognized NFL broadcaster - …
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Historical Traveler Reviews Grupotel Gravina Barcelona
Booked online directly from the hotel's website. Got a special for 90 Euro/nite. Great location -- 2 minute walk to metro; 5 mins to Placa Catalunya. Very very convenient to shopping, dining & sightseeing. Too bad hotel was full during 2nd leg of my trip, otherwise would've picked this over the other H10 hotels in Barcelona
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I was so disappointed with this hotel that it cast a bad light on the whole holiday. After reading the reviews on this site I was happy to pay what I thought was quite an expensive rate for the room. However, we were allocated the dark, mini size room next to the elevators (heavy-duty earplugs necessary) and the breakfast could only be called good if you are a fan of cold, crusty scrambled eggs and congealed sausages. After 2 nights here we checked out and went to the Tourism Office in Placa Catalunya, where we got a beautiful quiet spacious room in a 4 star hotel with a pool, close to Placa Catalunya, for 30% LESS!
than we payed at the Gravina.
Gravina = Excellent.
I have just stayed at the Hotel Gravina and it was one of the best hotels that I have ever stayed in. Excellent Location by the Ramblas, but in a qiuet side street.. close to the metro station for a trip to Parc Guell.. Rooms were lovely and very clean and the breakfast choice AMAZING... Even Soya milk and vegan/diet selection on offer (and anything else that the less health conscious could want!).. The staff are very friendly and when I had my bag stolen (keep an eye on your things at the Ramblas) they sorted out who to call to cancel my credit cards etc imediately and were most, most, most helpful. Highly recommend staying here.. I will next time that I visit Barcelona.
Great location on a quiet side street, close to Las Ramblas. Nice room, modern bath, pleasant lobby. Wide variety of breakfast items on buffet.
Would highly recommend.
Lovely welcome at this 'easy to find', central hotel. Large, comfortable room and the breakfast is excellent. However, the best part of this hotel was the courtesy and helpfulness of the staff particularly during a minor crisis. Couldn't fault it at all and would recommend to anyone.
Having just returned from Barcelona, I can honestly say that for the price this hotel is just about perfect. It is located close to the Ramblas on a quiet side street. The room we had was of a good size, spotlessly clean, with a comfy queen-size bed and a balcony on which to sit and enjoy a glass of Rioja. The ensuite bathroom was also clean, with some nice complimentary products and a powerful shower. The staff were very welcoming, very helpful and spoke good English and the place overall has a very friendly ambience. Highly recommended!
Lovely hotel - great city
we stayed at the gravina in sept 2002 - booked via the internet.
wonderful hotel - convenient for all the attractions but just far enough away or peace and quiet
very helpful reception staff-rooms clean tidy and modern
did not eat in the hotel so cannot comment on the food
barcelona is a wonderful place to visit especially if you go at the end of sept when the la merce festival is on- religious/musical and arts together with parades through the streets of giant human models and fireworks displays. well worth a visit even for just a weekend
Loved this hotel
Reception staff - very helpful, spoke good english. Location excellent for walking to main shopping areas/tourist areas. Clean, well looked after hotel. Quiet if you have a room at the back of the hotel - so quiet you would not know you were in a city.
Really congenial atmosphere. Will book again.