Tryp Condal Mar
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I love how chic Spain is. The older part of BCN is where it's at- the area where our hotel was located was overly commercial. I will say it helps to know a little Spanish when you go- the wait staff and hotel workers may speak a bit of English but I observed by speaking Spanish I got tons better service. The architecture by all means is a must see.
Today we did Nic's hair! It was very exciting and a nice way to spend the day after spending an hour at the travel agent booking our flights to Crete with a lady who didnt know much english! We went to lunch at the hard rock though first! And to everyone back home.....the food was so goooooood! Ha ha! I have fajitas and potato skins and we both …
... issues at stake. Barcelona, we have found, is exceptionally difficult for one to find a toilet. Even many cafés don't have them. Really the only options to enter a fast food restaurant or a bar. But at this time, there weren't too many bars open, and we were in the suburbs so there weren't any fast food chains around either. And because it was the complete off season for swimming, all of the beach toilets were closed. Finally we found a warehouse with a toilet, thank ...
... but it was really dark. We found out you could go up to the top in an elevator but decided against it as we would rather do it in the daytime. So we crossed the traffic circle and walked out the pier past the Porte of Barcelona Building. While we were walking out the pier, the lights came on for the Columbus Statue, so we took more pictures. Derek has been using his phone all day. Then we walked all the way back to our hotel which is only about ...
We woke up today, packed our bags and checked out then went for a walk down to avis again to try see if the camera case had been found. The lady made a few calls, and after a while found that the car was now in Alicante, and tried to call them for us, but they weren't answering. So she assured us she would follow it up and get back to us, and we left to go find some lunch. We walked down the street and stopped at a little Chinese ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Tryp Condal Mar Barcelona
I was able to find an excellent deal on one of their junior suites (US$130 per night) and booked it for one night before starting a cruise, because it looked like a cool, modern, boutique hotel.
Stayed here last week it's mainly a conference/ business hotel aimed at Spanish clients that is stylish but quite soulless. In my limited experience it has done the minimum it needs to do to get four stars. The rooms are decent size, clean and very "designer". No tea and coffee making kit in the rooms which is bind and the Sat TV they provide had only CNN in English which was a pain.
Great Stay in Barcelona
After reading previous reviews my partner and I were a little nervous of our trip but would like to assure readers this hotel is outstanding in deco, the staff were friendly and helpful and the food was superb. The location was a little off the beaten track but this did not cause us any problems. The pool is of a nice size although not heated so a little chilly in September! Overall a great stay. Our only faults lay with the beds in that they were a little on the hard side and should a guest have a neck or back problem, they wernt exactly comfortable.
We stayed at this hotel late July/early August. Like a number of other reviewers I was a little wary after reading unfavourable comments but in the event found things were very much 'above average'. The 'official' met station is Maresme Forum but Selva de Mar is actually nearer. We stayed because of a bargain offer - I suspect that when the surrounding building work (which did not disturb us at all) is completed this hotel will be way out of our price bracket! The staff were very helpful - especially when we needed assistance after losing a bag on the underground. My only gripe would be the lack of tea/coffee making facilities but the Diagonal MAr shopping ccentre, complete with supermarket, is just down the road and we bought fresh orange etc there. Of course you can get things from the hotel but it's a four star hotel with four star prices. I agree with the reviewer who said if you don't mind being on the edge of the city this is a great hotel.
After I had booked this hotel I came across the only review on this site (at the time) about it. I thought that the hotel was going to be terrible and half finished. When we arrived we found the hotel to be very modern, in good condition and with helpful staff. We were very relieved. The comment about the area being run down was fair but I wouldn't descibe it as dangerous. Easy walk to the beach or the subway. Would recommend it to anybody that didn't want to pay a premium for being in the city centre.
4 previous reviews were split 2 for, 2 against and having often been let down by what European hotels consider 4 star I was relieved to discover that this brand new hotel was indeed 4 star. Rooms are well fitted, good air con and well sound proofed. Only thing missing is tea and coffee making facilities. Roof area is small so don't expect large numbers of sun beds but also has tables and chairs so you should get a seat.
IT WAS WICKED!
this hoterl is amazing ive just come back with a few of my m8s after yeer 11 we skived our gcse's to go.....great prices ! and a great place! the walk to th ebeach is tolerable...butthe holiday is so good, free access to its pool,sauna and gym, th ebar is good at night and th erooms are cosy with a realy interesting look. the free bereakfast in th emorning was the greatest. i have a fairly large friend who loves to eat..they had a fine cuisine with all you can eat BEST TRIP OF MY LIFE
Just returned from a stay at the Vincci, at a bargain rate. Although the hotel looks nice initially, problems soon start to raise their head. The first problem is the area. The main sights are about a 15-20 minute metro ride away. There is nothing really to do in the area the hotel is situated in, and the area is run down. We didn't experience any trouble though.
Having read the other review about this hotel two days before I travelled to Barcelona I almost cancelled my reservation. I visit Barcelona every year but left it too late to get a room at my usual hotel.
We have just returned from our 4 night stay in Barcelona which we felt we had to cut short by a day and a half due to problems with the area in which the hotel was located. It is roughly 10 minutes walk from the nearest metro station and I would strongly advise you to never walk back from there late at night!
The hotel quite simply is not finished yet, building work going on all around it. The staff we're very brief and unhelpful, giving out no welcome pack just a door card and instructions as to which floor our room was on.
The pool on the top floor, which we found when a labourer pointed us in the right direction, was not fit for use with bits floating in it and we couldn't find the gym and sauna which were also advertised.