Travel Blogs from Barcelona
... I had a great day filled with many adventures, but I am definitely glad to be back resting. Tomorrow's plans are a bit uncertain. I will just have to see what falls in my lap, but I better make good use of my day as it is my last here. I fly out very early to Rome on Thursday. I appreciate the continued prayers, and please remember the Sisters here at the Colegio. They have been so kind and have put up with my terrible Spanish speaking abilities. Love you and miss you all.
Arrival in Barcelona / in and around our apartment ... which was close to the ...
I started my morning off early, because there was lots to do in the day! Therefore I headed to Sagrada Familia, which is a Catholic Church designed by Gaudí. Though construction of Sagrada Família had commenced in 1882, Gaudí became involved in 1883 taking over the project and transforming it with his architectural and engineering style. Gaudí devoted his last years to the project, and at the time of his death at age ...
... of the week, it is always packed!! You just find a space where you can and jump alongside the other locals and tourists. Generally a bit easier to spot the tourist as they're the ones actually wearing their togs haha. Brendan went for a swim, I gave it a miss as the floating rubbish in the water, along with the imported, dusty sand from Egypt wasn't quite doing it for me. We headed back to the hostel to shower up and head out for dinner. At midnight, Spain was ...
... I decided to go for a little explore with Leeanne and Britney and Australian girl. Suffice to say, Cadiz is really pretty!! Beautiful beaches and old school Islamic buildings, so so nice! But I had to head back earlier than the girls because I had a 7 hour bus trip to Granada at 3pm. Here I was staying with a couch surfing dude called Rafael. He was nice enough, and I got an entire room and ensuite all to myself. I was so comfortable. It felt like luxury couch surfing ...
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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.