Hesperia Sant Just
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... A Basilica is a large and important church that has been given special ceremonial rights by the Pope. As there is already a cathedral in Barcelona - I can say its a very nice one in the gothic quarter, Sagrada is classed as a basilica only (there corrects my previous days comments - I have learnt something!). Would love to see this place in its final state. Early start for Istanbul coming ...
... mountain. I thought you could take a cable car right down to the port, but either I got that wrong or I imagined it. Oh well. Was still beautiful nonetheless!
We were quite sad to leave Barcelona as we had such a great time there! I also wish we had had a little bit more time to see some more things, but that's usually the case, isn't it! Can't really complain at all after all the amazing things we have seen!
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... to the U.S. than there are from Barcelona to the U.S. but there are also many more people trying to get on those flights. We’ll see what happens.
Upon arrival back at the Irla, we inquire of the front desk as to whether or not we should pre-book a taxi for the morning to get us to the airport. The clerk, Ricardo, tells us that our question is pointless because, “Sir, there is a strike tomorrow.” He goes on, ...
... three buildings side by side. Each of them is fairly extravagant to begin with, but the clashing styles are a bit much. The centerpiece, of course, is Antonio Gaudi's Casa Battló, which resembles a large dragon. I recognized it immediately from the distance, but large boards were blocking the view along the way due to road construction. We finally made our way around the last of the boards toward the crosswalk and Debbie looked up in amazement, stunned by ...
We probably got up the earliest we are going to, on this vacation, to be at the Sagrada Familia when they opened at 9am. We were there 5-10 minutes to nine, and the queue already went around the corner and halfway down the street. When they opened it only took about 15-20 minutes for us to get in, but the queue had probably grown to go around the next corner.fortunately we had enough cash, because it seemed they did not take credit cards (a sign at the line ...
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For the bargain price we paid on expedia, the hotel was stunning. The room was comfortable, clean and smart. When snow appeared on our second day so did extra blankets. We didn't try any food (far too busy shopping and going out!) Yes the bar was expensive but then when is a hotel bar cheap? Also the hotel chain sponser quite a major spanish football team who played Barcelona during our stay. They chose the hotel as their base for their stay so a few tv cameras and a team of pro football players makes for a more interesting hotel.
2 hours a day wasted.
Much further out of town than advertised. There is a tram nearby that takes you part of the way into town, then transfer either to a bus or get off tram one stop earlier and take the metro. It takes between 40 mins and one hour to reach the town centre. When arriving take the metro to San lldefons and then a taxi to the hotel. The rooms on the east side are noisy and hot. The kitchenette does not have utensiles, you have to ask for them. The kettle is a saucepan, the cups are tiny, you might need to take your own. The area around the hotel is good and safe, there are restaurants nearby. Barcelona is full of robbers, make sure you keep your hand on your bag at all times and do not allow anyone to distract you.
We went just to get away for the weekend and the flight with BA and hotel through expedia were very reasonable.
What a noisy hotel
Oct 2004 Arrived on a Saturday (Ripped off by the cab driver.. Be warned make it very clear what you are paying before you get to your destination.. should be about 20 euros from the airport, taxi argued for 30 euros but originally quoted 20 at the airport.) Wedding party going on arrival (so loud we were shouting to the receptionst during check in). Party went on until 3.00 am then carried on in the street for another hour (right below our window/double glazing very poor) The hotel did absolutely nothing about the noise. However to be fair on complaining in the morning the manager gave us free comp breakfasts for the remainder of our stay. Tram just down road (Number T1) went direct to city centre, very clean and reliable svc. Watch for pick pockets and being short changed....
NICE BUT FAR
Stayed here 15th-17th october, great hotel but too far away taxi to town one way 15 euro as its next to a motorway you have to use taxi, across the street is a filling station great for cans of coke crisps ect as mini bar is expensive so is the drink in hotel staight jack danniels 7 euro its a shame so far away as hotel is very nice clean and breakfast is great especially the room service breakfast and all staff very friendly I must have spent £100 on taxis that I could have used for hotel in city but again it is a fine hotel.
Although a bit far from the city center if you don t have a car, rooms were spacious and clean. It is not a luxury hotel but definitely good value for the 90 EUR we paid for a suite. The staff was very nice and the buffet breakfast was amazing! The breakfast was the highlight of our stay!
This hotel was very nice, well maintained and the rooms left nothing to be desired. The staff were very helpful and courteous at all times. The eateries were first class. The only problem my husband and I encountered was the location of the hotel from the town center. There is a bus stop just around the corner from the hotel which can take you into the town center but apparently can take up to 2 hours in some instances. There is also a tram service that runs very close to the hotel so we opted to take the tram into town which took approximately 25-45 minute each way. The cost of the tram ticket was 16 Euros for 10 trips and for travelling the 3 zones necessary to get us close to the town center (the tram didn't go directly to the town center). Our four night stay at the hotel was very enjoyable, but was overshadowed by the distance the hotel was from the center of town.
Great Hotel for the money
This is a great deal for the money. I was concerned that it was so far from town but there is a bus stop around the corner (although it takes 45 minutes to get downtown) and the green line metro goes to the University and a tram (C line) takes you from there to within easy walking distance of the hotel. They are still working on that and it will come even closer by this summer. The room was spacious and clean and the bathroom was large and had plenty of hot water.
This is a beautiful, clean and modern hotel. The rooms are large and comfortable. The bathroom was clean and included many complimentary toiletries. The staff was pleasant and efficient. I would give this hotel the highest rating if it weren't for its location. The last reviewer was correct: the hotel is distant from the center of Barcelona, although reasonably close to the airport (though I wouldn't consider it an airport hotel). We never found the metro during our two night stay though we were told by the staff that it was nearby. The good news is that there is a bus stop right in front of the hotel that has frequent (20 minutes) service. Our experience was that the ride during rush hour can take up to 40 minutes, but is normally 20-25. The neighbourhood is industrial-office complexes.
Booked this hotel through Rates to Go at a real knock-down price. The hotel itself was first class, spacious rooms, a bed as big as Texas, a buffet breakfast so varied that after four days there were still things I hadn't tried: table tennis, pool and a sauna filled otherwise unoccupied time. The downside - the hotel is situated in an industial (commercial) area outside the ring road. Getting to the centre of Barcelona by public transport is possible but requires grit and determination. Our worst experience was a 2-hour bus trip at 9.30pm in the rain, which ruined an otherwise enjoyable day. We once took a taxi in the morning to the nearest Metro station, but the driver couldn't find one and returned us to the hotel. So be warned, either be prepared to spend 40 Euros a day on Taxi fares or lose 2-3 hours on bus journeys!