Travel Blogs from Barcelona
Disembarkation day went smoothly. We stayed as long as we could onboard but finally had to leave around 9:30am so they could get the ship ready for the next cruise. We grabbed a taxi at the port and headed to Hotel Inglaterra, our home for the next 2 nights. We booked it over the internet after reading some good reviews on the Cruise Critic boards …
... own beautiful art and sculptures. I also got to see the baptismal font that was used for the first Native Americans when Christopher Columbus returned from the New World! It was INCREDIBLE to witness that kind of history. But it probably sucked for the Native Americans cause I am sure they had no idea what was going on. If I can speak some spanish and have no clue what people are saying, how would you expect Native Americans who dont even ...
... taxi drivers! Not that they were bad necessarily, but I think I may have spent too much money on cab fare. But despite that, Barcelona was a great place to visit! We had a guided bus tour around the city and to Montijuic (the tour guide was great! He really made learning about the city and its history really fun!) and the famous Church of the Sacred Family! That place was so huge! It is already mammoth and I don't completely understand why they need to ...
... like a hard scratch, a slight burning sensation with a little pain in certain spots. Certainly, nothing unbearable. This goes on for 30 seconds and he stops to check if I’m ok. I can’t believe that there is no pain, just slight discomfort. My entire body relaxes, the smile comes back on my face and the next 25 minutes are a breeze. I chat with Johnny and the girls and it’s done before I know it. And just like that, I have my first tattoo! It has been on ...
... my belongings. So this is how it went down. I get on the train and sat next to a woman. Things seem normal. Then she got of the next stop. Why? I felt safe next to her! This sketchy dude sat down next to me. He sat like the way those young guys sit...like all slumped down and the butt barely on the edge of the seat. He had his legs sprawled out. Like pretend to not be a bad guy, right? Then he puts his hand on the edge of the next to me and him, and the side ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Inglaterra Hotel Barcelona
Great value, great location
Great find, small sister hotel of the more exclusive Hotel Majestic. Just down from Playa Catalunia, five minutes walk from top of The Ramblas but far enough away so not too noisy. Great boutique style rooms, big for a European city, spotless bathrooms, small balconies. Graded a 3 star as no bar or concierge but cant fault it on anything. Would definitely stay again, great value.
Check-in went fine, English speaking front desk person and was given two connecting rooms for myself, wife and two small children as promised. Was disappointed in the size of the rooms, dirty carpets, and lack of any drawer or shelf space for clothes. Size of the room only allowed a shorter than normal bed that would not accommodate my 6'-4" size. We went looking for another hotel that afternoon that offered more space and a more comfortable accommodation. Spent one night and wasn't charged for the other three nights of our reservation.
Worth Looking At
The Inglaterra is definetly worth looking at... After the warm reception i.e. Our room was ready when we got there at 9:00am! A real plus. The staff was courteous and helpful, the rooms were very clean although on the small side, and it really is RIGHT in the middle of Barcelona. We were pleasantly suprised. For a first timer in Barcelona it truly was a great starting point. Better yet, the price was exellent. We booked on Venere. In fact we had made reservations at the Ritz for 4 nights and decided to cancel because we found this hotel to be more centrally located.
Good value for money
In July '03 we stayed a couple of days at the Inglaterra, just a short stroll from Catalunya Plaza. A neat well kept place with all the usually stuff, clean and efficient. Don't know much about breakfirst, best idea is to get to the bar next door, they serve good ham and eggs! The rooms are quite and spotless clean, with air con, cable tv, bath tub and mini bar etc. But, it lacks a little bit of atmosphere. Overall good value for your money, in a hard to beat central location.
Clean, modern well-placed but not cheap
Nice, clean, modern hotel very well located near Ramblas, Old Town and main attaractions as well as near the University underground station. Hotel staff were helpful when asked for assistance.
May be a bit unpersonal (no Spanish feel but some Japanese touches) and a bit expensive. Next door cafe provides cheaper alternative to the hotel breakfast option.
Brochures and websites would have you believe that this hotel is the lap of luxury, but in truth we found it to be pretty basic. There was just one bar/cafe area, which when we visited had just two other guests reading so we felt pretty uncomfortable talking as there was no background music, or general atmosphere. We also had to go looking for someone to serve us a drink.