Travel Blogs from Barcelona
... 8217;t been the biggest fan of Picasso, so the hour long line to get in seemed daunting to me. But after touring the museum, I must say I have a better appreciation for his art. The galleries were laid out in chronological order, showing how his art
progressed. It was very well done, showing the influences that affected his style and lending context to his art. After that, we went to the ...
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Gretchen Works on the Art of Selfies
Because I am trying to chart progress on the "new me" tour but am flying solo these first few weeks, I have had to try this selfie thing. But I am not very good at it and the mirror thing leaves much to be desired. But in any case, here is me after one week on ...
... I had done the 'put money in different places' thing.
We don't need to specify where.
Last time I had wandered down here, we had seen all manner of street performers which had been great fun. Today, nothing; which meant it was merely a heaving mass of tourists and a whole lot of market type stalls, selling fake football shirts and must have souvenirs, which was very disappointing.
Markets are a top favourite of mine, so we dived off into the ...
After busing it up to Barcelona, I ended up walking in circles trying to find my hostel, in the stinking hot, busy and confusing streets. After walking for nearly an hour I finally came into the blissful air conditioned reception of the Generator Hostel. My dorm was empty, so I made my bed and lay down for half an hour to recover. After a shower, I got a message from Gee Douglas. Her and Laura Gabriel were in Barcelona for 2 nights, and staying in ...
... avoid the queue (which was quite sizable at the time). When I got to the gate, the girl in the booth wouldn’t let me enter for two minutes, as my appointment time was 14:00 and somehow that meant I had to wait until 12:45 to scan my ticket to actually get inside. I waited and finally they told me it was OK to enter. There seems to be a lot of seemingly petty rules here (more on that later).
The inside of Sagrada Familia is magnificent! ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews HCC Montblanc Barcelona
Good hotel for the price, and walls are thin yep!
I stayed there 3 days. It's a nice hotel, and the location is very good if you want to visit the city. There were not so many people when I was there so I have not to complain about the noise, but I heard once some people on the room next to mine, and I suppose that in peak period, this must be somewhat noisy.
Walls are thin !!
Nice hotel but walls are thin !!! I was in room 430 and I could hear my neighbours on both side talking, snorring, showering, tv and so on and they were not of the loud type ...One of the guy travelling with me did not experience this problem as he was on the second floor on the other side of the building.Cleaning came back very late around 10 pm.No in-hotel store.If you get a rate with breakfast included, make sure to eat at the hotel because that you eat there or not they will charge you 13 euros for every night. I was even charge on the morning of my departure for a breakfast that open at 7 and we left in taxi at 6 h 30. For that price they provide us with croissant and orange juice ...For ?on the road workers? there's free ADSL Internet in rooms and free Wi-Fi in bar - dinning area in lobby. Make sure you allow your start page to be modified otherwise you will not be able to connect. You can't access secure sites such as ?https? type, the're blocked by their firewall.I would go back but ask for a room in the other part of the hotel.
Stayed for 3 nights. Nice clean hotel in a great location, easy access to all tourist sites. We didn't eat at the restaurant as it seemed expensive and breakfast wasn't included, but there are plenty of restaurants nearby. When we arrived, the room we had been allocated had not been cleaned, but we were re-allocated straight away and that evening reception sent a bottle of Cava on ice to our room as an apology. Great for a winter weekend break.
A great place to stay
We have stayed at the Montblanc twice now and have had no problems. The rooms are spacious and very clean. Breakfast plentiful and good quality including hot dishes. The staff were helpful and child-friendly. Decor was modern and attractive with a strong Gaudi influence. The location is perfect for sightseeing, shopping and feeling part of Barcelona.
Was looking for a 4* but this 3* came recommended and I wasn't disappointed. Very good location, near to Place de Catalunya and the old town. Staff were helpful (better than Tourist Information!) and rooms are a good size. I can also recommend the restaurant. One strange thing - you have to fill the bath with the shower; there was no spout on the taps! Well worth 99 euros a night.
Fantastic hotel, Fantastic location!
I have just returned from a 4 night stay at the hotel Montblanc. It was a great hotel, it is clean, modern, in the best location, being in a road running parallel to the ramblas and leading down to the Marina.
The room was spacious, and clean and the bathroom was close to luxurious. Breakfast was not included and was expensive to add on, but it wasn't really necessary! We would definately return to the Montblanc on any stay in Barcelona.
Very Nice & Spotless.....
The next time we drive into a big city in Europe and do not have a reservation I will look for the tourist office. We had to relocate for one night to this hotel because they were full at the other hotel... This turned out to be reasonably priced a very very clean.... You could pull you car in the hotels garage and not a public one... This made it easy for the next day... The staff was very helpful and friendly... Would stay here again....
Great place and location.
The rooms were very spacious, comfortable and clean. A little noisy if your room is on the busy Via Laietana side. The location is great, close to the Catherdal, Las Ramblas and a lot of interesting sites to see in Barcelona. It is also close to the city tour buses and the lovely Plaza de Catayluna.
The bar and restaurant were quit pricey but this hotel is close to a lot of great restaurant. The staff was a little less than friendly.
Seem to be in a hurry all the time, didn't explain a lot about the hotel or the safe box in your room and if you ask them to help book a Flamenco club, they seem to act as though they really don't want to be bothered, although, they did make the reservations.
We would still highly recommend this hotel, just don't ask the front desk for any additional help.
Great Place to Stay!
Spent 4 fabulous days at the Montblanc in Barcelona in August 2003. The hotel has been recently renovated and shows it - there was not one part of the hotel that showed the slightest hint of sub standard service.
All the rooms have safes and air conditioning, with excellent powerful showers and double glazing that blocked out all noise, not that there was any with the majority of the rooms facing onto the swimming pool terrace which closed at 6pm. Breakfast was plentiful with hot food also available in addition to the continental buffet.
All the staff were multi-lingual and extremely helpful.
The location of the hotel was also brilliant, being just one block away from Playa Catalunya and situated close to the metro.
Couldn't rate this hotel more highly and would definately return.