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FINALLY in ESPANA! It felt so great to cross into the country where I would be spending most of the next 4 months. By then, the French language was getting a little ridiculous for most of us. It's pretty, but really, really hard to understand, especially when you barely know how to count to three in it. (Although they were nicer than I thought they …
SITGES! The coolest little beach town. We took a train from Barca to Sitges, about half an hour away. It is the epitome of a quaint Spanish beach town, with a lot of history. I felt like I was in a movie the entire time…especially when I went to explore the church! The morning had been kind of stressful, trying to find the train station with …
The first thing of the day (besides much needed coffee) was the free walking tour, which was given by one of the girls that worked at the hostel. I think all up it took about 2-3 hours. I can't really remember what exactly we went to, but the two places that were most memorable was; a square outside an elementary school where a few scenes from the film 'Perfume’ were shot (awesome film that I haven’t seen in ages), and MACBA. MACBA is actually a museum, ...
... a few people (from my Travel club) at Placa Nove in front of the Basilica of Barcelona to watch a human tower being built, ( unfortunately it was canceled at the last minute.) but we all had a drink together talked and traded travel stories. After a while I decided to go to the IceBarcelona, so I said goodbye and headed for the IceBar. The IceBar was amazing, it was right on the Beach, inside was -4 degrees, so cold that my ...
... to) a big public piece of Catalan-ing dancing. HUGE there must have been close to 200 peeps dancing in this square.
We then did some more walking around and walked past this giant art showroom, which had a design on the outside. We heard a great story about how Piciasso got angry (back when this place was a bar) and did a scribble on the table cloth, then this table cloth got lost for like 20+ years, they ran a competition ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Lleo Hotel Barcelona
A smart alternative
Great staff. Very friendly. Loved the breakfast. The rooms were basic but the location, just off the Rambla, and close to Passeig de Grace, is simply perfect and more than makes up for that. And for shoppers, El Corte Ingles is close by.
We will go back there when we return to Barcelona.
Stayed at the lleo hotel for 3 nights in april 04 fantastic location just off of La Rambla. Hotel kept to a high standard, rooms clean and tidy and had everything that you needed. Staff friendly and helpful, breakfast buffet offers a wide range of dishes to suit everyone. Would highly recommend this hotel and will definitely be using it again upon my next visit.
This was a brilliant hotel for a short city break - right in the heart of Barcelona, great for seeing the fantastic architecture and even more fantastic shops!!! The bus from the airport drops you in Placa Catalunya, just minutes walk from the hotel. There are loads of places to eat, but don't miss the produce market off la Rambla where you can eat amazing fish cooked in minutes in front of you. Use the Red and Blue tourist bus to get around - buy a day ticket. Don't queue in Pl.
Catalunya; the bus stops before this near the hotel.
A relaxed atmosphere
hotel is located handy to las ramblas,rooms are well kept and clean,staff friendly and helpfull,breakfast will keep you going till nite time and plenty of choice .beds are great youll find out why when you get there!will go back again but try and get a room away from the road at the front as there is some traffic noise,be also aware of pickpockets and keep to well lighted streets.resterant arounr corner from mcdonalds is good called numi.
Location: Very handy for the city centre, Ramblas etc. Noisy at night if you overlook the street. Staff: Friendly, helpful and courteous.
Breakfast bar is excellent with a wide choice. Rooms clean and recently refurbished and fitted with electrically operated variable posture beds - 5 star comfort! Bathroom could do with a makeover. Security: Beware of bogus plain clothed security police in cars looking for "counterfeit money".
Excellent value for money and the hotel is only 2 minutes away from Placa de Catalunya and the top of Las Ramblas. I stayed here for a long weekend at the beginning of August 2003. I was really impressed with the impeccable service and I really appreciated the free 'left-luggage' service on my final day. The breakfast included a vast selection and the whole place is air-conditioned. Next time I visit Barcelona I will definitely be staying here.......... a true fan!!!!
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Stayed here in August 2003 - and left quickly! On the plus side, the staff were very friendly and helpful, the rooms are not too bad and the location sis quite good. On the negative side, our room (with a sap bath) smelt...not just a little, but quite strongly. On the following day we were offered a larger room away from the noise of the street (there is no double glazing!), it did not smell...but we then went to breakfast...to an array of empty tables...almost all with dirty remains and bread crumbs. Not so bad if you are in a budget hotel...but for the rate we were on (162E) we thought the hotel tremendously overpriced and lacking in the kind of attention to detail you'd expect. We would strongly recommend agaist this hotel and do not understand why Frommers recommends it. We moved to the Royal at a walk in rate of 120E. Its a four star...not a three star, like the Lleo...but is much better than the Lleo. We would rate the Lleo as a quite poor 3 star hotel.
Having read other reviews I was confident I had made a good choice with this hotel and I wasn't disappointed. Not only was the standard of accomodation well above average for a 3 star hotel,but it was ideally situated just off Placa de Catalunya to be within easy reach of all the tourist traps. The staff were all friendly and helpful,the twin beds were more like double beds and the room at the rear of the hotel meant the sound of the city was almost completely blocked out.Buffet breakfast is well worth paying extra for as you can find a huge amount of cooked and cold food available and not need to eat again until evening.When you step outside you are only a 2 minute walk from the top of the Ramblas and everything associated with it.When I make another trip to Barcelona, I will definitely consider staying in this hotel again.
Love the location, next to bank, internet cafe, and la rambla. The room and bath are dated and more like a 2-star hotel. Helpful staff. Safe extra cost.
Excellent hotel. Staff are extremely friendly and helpful. Breakfast buffet is excellent and is served until 12 every day. Located 1 minutes walk from the top of La Rambla. Rooms are very comfortable and clean. Thee is a lovely bar on the first floor, where food is also served. Very highly recommended.