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TravelPod Member ReviewsBalmoral Hotel Barcelona
The hotel is very nice, awesome facilities so far my experience has been great friendly staff upon check-in and in the restaurant. Food is great I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone visiting Barcelona, I was impressed at the central location of the hotel with shops sights to be seen within walking distance of the hotel.
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I am finally here after a big day and a half of travelling with two stop overs, one in Melbourne one in Dubai, before catching the airport shuttle bus from Barcelona airport to my hotel which was about a 30 minute trip which was nice a lot to look at along the way this bus was compliments of the hotel I am staying at. It is lovely and warm at the …
... and morning rush hour traffic.
Onto the bus for a very short ride (about 6 minutes) and we were at the local Aquarium in Valencia. The place is really cool! It focuses on conservation, pollution prevention, and making sure we humans know what we can do to help sea life, to reduce all of the junk that ends up in the sea, and to entertain people with dolphin shows.
We were able to walk around the massive, multi-building aquarium for about 2+ ...
... for over 2 hours. Offerings included: paella, various Catalunya sausages (including that infamous blood sausage again), smoked salmon, tuna, anchovies over peppers on toast, tiny bite-sized beef or sausage sandwiches, Iberian ham on tomato toast, mashed potatoes and gravy in a small glass, and many more I can't recall (but you can see why I've gained weight on this trip with so much good food all around Spain!).
We went into dinner around ...
... technology and became an immensely wealthy city in fairly short order.
It was incredibly interesting to be shown the city by someone who has embraced it as their own and we really learned a lot while meandering through the narrow streets of the historical center. Of course we also asked Lowri to give us some recommendations for restaurants and other things to see around town which was hugely helpful as well. As the tour finished up just after the sun went down we ...
... all the fish (mussels, cockels, prawns, squid, white fish), chicken nibbles, spices and fresh veggies. It was an eye opener seeing all the fish. It was crazy. Couldn't help think if it was sustainable fishing though. After all the ingredients were purchased we walked back to his restaurant, by now it had started raining but it was ok, only got a little wet. When we arrived we got a glass if sangria and an antipasto plater to nibble on ...