Rey Juan Carlos I Hotel
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... the balcony doors. But then I realized that I wasn’t the one doing anything wrong. That he was the one desnudo and so I continue my morning routine and Ugly Naked Guy does the same. We’ve found a nice harmony. Sometimes he waters his plants. Sometimes he sips café con leche and sometimes he rests up against the bars and chats with his clothed wife. This gives a ...
... this to get over to Sagrada Familia...which is where the crowds were hiding. We didn’t have too long of a wait to get in, but it was very worthwhile even with a wait in line. This basilica was designed and started by the architect Gaudi. It has been under construction for over a century but isn’t completed yet. It’s a modern, Gothic-style building and is very impressive. It is extremely ornate ...
... a “push-ups” contest, accompanied by much yelling and applause. The teacher eventually corralled them and they headed off. I had a quick look inside the Mare Nostrum shopping centre, and it appears to have a lot of very "high end" stores. I'm sure those that like shopping would be very happy here!
It was good to get back to the hotel and cool off. I had a short rest and by this time it was close to 17:00 so time to go to the ...
... looks as though it was fashioned by throwing big splotches of mud or clay, spraying with a bit of water on a potters wheel and allowing gravity and water to form shapes with minimal input from the potter. I think some of his other work is very organic like that too like his Casa Milla and viaducts. One one side he has the nativity scene which is almost overfilled with detail, and being worked on at the entrance side is a modern ...
... of year, the tourist are a bit scarce this far out of the city, this late in the year, good for us but not for our hosts. What tourist that are around tend to stay in the centre of Barcelona. The villages tend to go to sleep, literally shops and restaurants close up for a few months it seems. As the day had been long and we were a bit tiered we stayed in tonight electing to head to town after breakfast in the morning.
Being 20klm from Barcelona ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Fitness/Health center
Way better than I expected - only issue is a little far from port
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The hotel is basically a massive characterless hulk - almost vulgar.
Great hotel, but too far out
Stayed one night at the Hotel Rey Juan Carlos. Rooms are fantastic. Bathroom was large, modern and very clean--much better than the Arts, where I thought the bathrooms needed renovating.
Only problem is this hotel is 20-30 mins by taxi from the city centre. If you want to be in the heart of the action, beware.
Peace and quiet in a hectic city
Visited Barcelona from 23rd-25th Sept. Had not realised that this was the weekend of the big festival! The city was busier than usual and so there was no chance of getting a taxi in the evenings. The one and only problem with this hotel is the distance from all the action, it took approx 25 mins on the metro. The hotel was very smart and clean with a great buffet breakfast. It was very quiet, I can imagine that the hotels in the centre of the city would have been noisy, making it difficult to sleep.
We stayed at this hotel for a congress in August. The rooms were very nice and had beautiful marble bathes with a separate shower, tub and toilet area. The grounds, gardens and pools are truly beautiful, like a tropical resort in the middle of the city. The spa and work out facility were also very nice and first rate, except that due to vacations, they only had one therapist working so it was impossible to get a treatment. The hotel itself was beautiful but the front desk and concierge staff were not up to par with what I would consider 5 star service. However, the doormen, waitstaff and room service staff were quick and very helpful. Also, request a room away from the elevators as the ding when they arrive on a floor (it is an open atruim type lobby) and it can be heard in your room.
My fiance and I stayed at the hotel and we had a splendid time. We had a room that had a beautiful view of the hotel grounds and the port. The breakfast was gourmet; delicous eggs and freshly made waffles, and of course, a fresh fruit, cereal and danishes. We visited the spa and pools everyday and even got a chocolate massage! I 100% recommend this hotel to anyone who wants to visit Barcelona.
Appauling service not worthy of 5 stars in my opinion. I have stayed in a fair amount of hotels over the past few years all picked from the leading hotels of the world brochure and in my opinion this hotel should be taken off their lists beacause of the terrible front desk staff. We arrived to check in and there was no one in front of us at the desk, however the staff made us wait 15 mins before they could show us to our room or even deem to speak to us. I had booked a double room and was shown to a twin room. Room service was virtually non existant and indeed the brochures with the menu were withdrawn from all rooms on our 2nd night. We asked the concierge questions about what to do and where to eat and everything seemed too much trouble. In all the places I have stayed this hotel comes way below the bottom of the list. The only redeeming factor is that it is a beautiful setting and looks great on photos.
I booked this hotel as part of a conference package for the sole reason that it was close to the conference location. The room cost approximately E.270 a night for a double and we stayed for 5 nights.
Good hotel let down by service
I stayed there as part of a conference. The hotel was very good, the rooms are modern and spotless and very large by barcelona standards. The food was good as was room sevice. My only gripe is the staff, they seemed a bit cold and stuck up.
Optimal conference hotel
Booked it as part of conference package. Good connections (end of tube line nearby and close to Bernabeu Stadium) but out of city centre.
Wonderful large rooms and nice garden. Separate outside pool (good!) and inside pool with gym; latter one not included in usual conference package. Nice restaurants and conference rooms. And reasonably friendly staff, nothing to complain really!
Beautiful hotel set a little out of Barcelona (costs about 25€ in a taxi into the harbour area). The highlight of the hotel is the beautiful Royal Fitness Suite - which you have to pay extra for - There is an indoor pool and an outdoor pool with jacuzzi seats. There is also another outdoor pool that you don't have to pay extra to use.