Travel Blogs from Barcelona
HE SAID: Stayed at the Catedral Hotel www.barcleonacatedral.com. This location was perfect! We found an amazing restaurant right next to the Catedral hotel called "Nonelle". It was one of the best meals of my entire life! So good that we went back again which was difficult to go to the same place for dinner when we only had about 6 nights in …
... because we couldn't check in, and headed out on foot with umbrellas ready. Barcelona is a city packed with character and charm. I'm a huge fan of architecture, and this city is rich with beautiful buildings! Gaudi wasn't the only talent in this town, but Gaudi was what inspired us to come early. I have been a huge fan of his ever since my art history professor spent one entire lecture talking about his work. I never thought I would see it in person. ...
... the night, so we didn’t have to worry about meeting up with them and could make our way down to the main part of downtown. We walked down the main drag which was covered with tourist traps and more things for sale than I can remember until we ended up at the dock. We sat down and watched the cruise ship swallow up semi after semi after semi as we had a nice break from walking. We took the metro back home and by 1240, I was checked into my flight and ready for ...
... levels of the metro as we searched our way to the correct line. Eventually we were in front of the Sagrada Familia and in front of a queue of thousands of people. So we decided to walk around it and come back at a different time to avoid queues. The external structure leaves you with such confused feelings. It is so interesting, convoluted, even scary, and on top of that it has all these gigantic cranes flying over its towers adding to the confusion and the spectacle of ...
... I got my fiance a Barcelona hat and he got me a pen and castanets! We then went for a McFlurry and back to the hotel to chill.
I really loved the stadium and I loved the architecture but where we are staying is just too touristy and loud ALL the time. I would like to come back to Barcelona in the future to see more of the Gaudi side of it and the beach because we just didn't get a chance to this time with the weather!
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Historical Traveler Reviews Villa Emilia Barcelona
Great location & great hotel
Excellent location - 15-20min walk from La Ramblas or 10min on the Metro - close to the hub of action but far enough to get a good night sleep. Owners clearly tried (successfully) to create a Boutique Hotel feel. The terrace on the 7th floor is great for chilling out with a drink after a whole day of sightseeing. Staff is very friendly and helpful. I'd definitely go back.
We have just returned from three days holidays in Barcelona where we stayed at Villa Emilia.
I´ve been reading the apraising reviews about Villa Emilia and couldn´t agree more! As exiting and fun it is to plan a trip and look for accomodation through internet, it also feels a bit risky. We planned to stay near The Ramblas but luckily enough, ended up to Villa Emilia. Metrostation was very near and made sight-seeing easy, but the neighborough was so much quiter and more tourist-free area, that we appreciated it. The hotel itself was very stylishly decorated and trendy, yet being cosy and warm in athmosphere! It was also very clean. We loved our comfortable, spacious room! The breakfast (included on offer) was also classy with fresh fruits, baguettes and cold plates etc. We also enjoyed the roof terrace on a sunny day, beautiful! And last but definitely not the least - the staff. Most friendly and helpful people at the reception desk were easy to approach and made us feel really welcomed! We are looking forward to coming back, take our children with us and stay at Villa Emilia in lovely Barcelona again!
We stayed at the Emilia for 3 nights at the end of April '07.
This was my first visit to Barcelona, we booked the Villa Emila through Spainbookers.com.
This hotel was the highlight of our Portugal/Spain trip accomodation-wise. The room was boutique modern and had all the amenities that we needed and was of a nice size and cleanand quiet (unlike many other European hotel rooms). The breakfast included in the room price was phenomenal - the artisanal sausages, cheeses, breads, pastries and hams were clearly handpicked and the boil your own egg contraption was darling. The juices were all fresh squeezed and the coffee was good. Also - cava in the morning - who could complain! We loved it so much that we had dinner there on our last night and loved our dinner just as much as the wonderful breakfasts. The location was great - a short half block away from the Rocafort station which is nice and centrally located. Additionally, it was within walking distance to the city center as well as all of the sights in the Eixample. Needless to say, I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone needing affordable WONDERFUL accomodation in Barcelona.
We stayed in this hotel for 2 nights with my man. We really enjoyed our stay. The staff was very friendly and helpful (which is not always the case in Spain).