Eurostars Laietana Palace
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We slipped quietly into port just in case they barred us from returning. Time to get off the boat and return to the hotel. How would our exit compare to the entrance? One thing about these cruise lines is that they can organise anything (take note wor Kev - they couldn't be worse than Mark Lawrenson). A final breakfast and then prepare to disembark …
... meal but of course we had room for dessert. We all shared a regular crème brûlée and then also a pineapple crème brûlée. The pineapple one we were a little iffy about ordering but the owner of the restaurant said it was by far the best, so we trusted him and turns out it was my favorite out of the two! It was chucks of pineapple with the regular crème brûlée over top of it. It was so fresh and sugary, just the perfect amount of everything to be satisfying! After dinner we ...
... view of the fountains and the city. I was astounded at how clearly we could see Tibidabo and the Temple de Sagrat Cor. We could actually make out the large statue of Jesus atop the temple. It was incredible.
Once the 20 minute show ended, we ambled back down the steps. I wish we had more time to
explore Plaça España (but at 11:30pm, I’m fairly braindead). There is an old bullring there that has been transformed into, of all ...
... better than Monaco. Spacious tanks, a wide variety of cool fish, a tunnel with some big sharks and a few penguins, piranha and iguana!! The market off La Rambla is very colourful...fish, fruit, chocolate, nuts, meat and all beautifully displayed. I am in love with tapas ....a little bit of this and that and share!! And throw in a leafy square and some street ...
... Now its beauty is overwhelming and it seems to envelop you and fill you up with so many emotions. I walked around in awe, looking at everything. When I walked back outside I then looked at the exterior with different eyes and found it beautiful too. The cold concrete monument was full of soft and expressive figures. Feeling uplifted but very tired we headed home. We walked from 9am till 6pm with only the lunch stop. We were exhausted. ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Eurostars Laietana Palace Barcelona
My husband and I checked into this four-star hotel for a Barcelona weekend break. We normally would stay at budget places, but for the occassion wanted to have a special weekend.
Not a four start
I stayed at the Laietana Palace for a weekend of sightseeing. It is definitely not what I would consider a four star hotel.
The walls were scratched with chipped paint, unreliable dated elevators, moldy bath, disfunctional airconditioning. Overall feeling was a 2-3 star in service and quality.
The room was strange in that the windows were skylights with broken curtains.
The location of the hotel is good, but there are plenty of other better options in the three star range that would be much better and probably for a better price.
Nice enough Hotel
We honeymooned here in Dec 2002
Nice enough Hotel, smaller room than expected and problems with air conditioning. It was a bit noisy but nothing more than any bustling city hotel.
Great location, 10 mins walk to Las Ramblas, Placa De Catalunya and the marina. Plenty restaurants and bars nearby.
All in all a good base to see a great city.
happy to say that my stay here was fine, yes i could hear the train from time to time but nothing that was irritating to me or my partner.
staff were very friendly and helpful, and under 10 minutes to la ramblas! nice stay and would go again.
What a poor hotel! The staff were ok and did their best but the hotel itself does not do what it says on the tin ! On arrival we were told that we had a double room, when we got to the room it was actually twin beds pushed together with a double headboard! It had single mattresses and single bedsheets, as you can imagine my wife and I were not best pleased. When we requested a proper double bed, there were none available. The rooms are NOT soundproofed and you can hear everything from the tv in the next room, running water, noisy air conditioning and toilets being flushed! Worst of all, the hotel is situated right on top of the metro line and every so often the room shakes when the trains pass below! If you like to have a good nights sleep, you can forget it at this place! The maid service unfortunately does not live up to the standard of the reception staff and on three occasions we had to call reception to get the maid to replace the toilet paper and tissues in our room. One our last but one day, the room was not even serviced! So we had to wait in reception while the room was cleaned. On the night we got there, we were quite hungry so we asked the receptionist what there was to eat the reply was ham and cheese sandwich ! There was no restaurant in the hotel and I couldn t tell you what the breakfast was like as the ham and cheese sandwich experience had put us off. I would not say that this hotel is a four star rated hotel as advertised, probably more a three, however, from the experiences I had at the place I would not recommend it to anyone as it was verging on the point of spoiling what was otherwise a good holiday. I will be going back to Barcelona at some point but I will definitely not be going back to Laietana Palace Hotel.
Loved the bad conditions
It was the worst 4 star hotel I have ever been in. We had to changed rooms 3 times due to bad air-conditioning. We did not know that an underground ran directly underneath it which made the whole building shake! there was no running water at one point and one room had moldy walls. If you want to have a good time in barcelona and not have the feeling that you are being ripped off stay somewhere nicer....we book the hotel over the internet because it looked amasingly nice but pictures can be deceptive.