Travel Blogs from Barcelona
I had high hopes for Barcelona because everyone I talked to absolutely rave about this Catalan capital. Great food, great atmosphere, great shopping... what more could you want? My only worry was that the city is notoriously known as the pickpocket capital of the world. I was determined to experience this place unscathed! We kicked things off with …
... being how good the one we had the night before was, but we thought we would at least try. We stopped at one where we had the La Sagrada Familia as our view. The La Sagrada Familia is a famous church in Barcelona designed by the same architect as Park Guell. It is massive in size and the details are incredible. But back to dinner, we of course got tapas and paella again. It was actually really good but of course not as good as the night before! We then went to take pictures in front ...
... not too little, but not too much either (both can be distracting). I really got the sense that each window was strategically sized and positioned to let in just the right amount of light. - Nature - Whereas I find churches usually feel 'rigid' (too structured, dominated by pews - stand here, sit there, don't touch, etc), the Sagrada Familia felt inviting, like a walk in the park. One reason: the structural columns are designed like trees, branching out into ...
... a mad kind of reggae band who I could have sat and watched for hours. Best sales pitch I have ever seen in trying to flog their city. (I caved and bought it.. i defy anyone not to cave though. they were brilliant!)
I also paid a visit to Las Ramblas, the world's longest tourist trap. Stalls upon stalls selling the same wares. Some little Gems, however mostly overpriced tat. It finished at the statue of Christopher ...
... the ship for our lunch.
We dined with Rick and Rebecca and Gorhan who is the Food and Beverage Manager. Rick had asked for a special meal of veal parm. They served it tableside and was presented beautifully. We had a side of spaghetti with it. We enjoyed our evening with everyone.
Tomorrow will be a sea day as we sail to Cadiz, Spain.
Until next ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Oasis Barcelona
Beware Room 404. I recently returned from a long weekend at the Oasis Hotel in Barcelona. Whilst my friends' rooms seemed acceptable, my single room had just enough room for a bed and a wardrobe. The bathroom was dingy, the shelf under the mirror was hanging off the wall and was covered in cigarette burns. The room smelled strongly of stale cigarette smoke. The sheets and pillowcase were clean, but the rest of the bed linen did not smell too good. On my return I found I was covered in bites and have been told that these are bed bug bites!! I would not recommend this hotel under any circumstances.
I recently stayed at the Oasis in Barcelona and I have to say it was a terrible experience. Although staff was friendly, breakfast was fine and subway was about a one minute walk, the hotel was nothing like the pictures say. If you view them, u think the rooms are fine, new and spacey. Nothing of the sort. I had a single room, although cleaned every day it was small and dingy. The paint looked terrible, there was hardly any space for my suitcase and when i walked to the other side of the room I had to be careful not tu bump my head to the low-hanging television. This was not a 2-star hotel as advertised for 60 euros a night. This was a backpackers lodge not worth more than 2 euros a night.
Excellent value budget hotel
Just returned from a weekend at the Hotel Oasis in Barcelona. The hotel is clean and comfortable, the heating was much appreciated! We found the staff very helpful, some speak very good english. The buffet breakfast was superb comparable to 4 star hotels we have visited.
Renovation work is continuing and is noisy at times. Due to the hotel's central location and the bus stop outside the front door street noise can be a bit of a problem so we would recommend requesting a room at the back. Having said that the location of the hotel is perfect for sightseeing. Altogether an excellent budget hotel choice and we hope to visit again soon.
Excellent value, close to Metro. Food was of a good standard & staff friendly & helpfull.Would recommend it as a value break,while remembering that as it is in the city and close to amenities there is road noise at night. The building works should all be over soon.
Barcelona 10 : Oasis 0
My friend and I spent 3 nights at the Oasis last week. I found it neither clean nor comfortable - I even found a pair of someone else's dirty socks under my bed! The room itself was pokey, dingy and unwelcoming, the outside door and the bathroom door had large dents where they had previously been 'kicked in' although the main areas of the hotel were OK but basic. Obviously as it was a budget hotel we didn't expect luxury but did expect a comfortable room, a shower that worked and plugs in the sink and bath. We spoke to other guests whose windows were cracked and held together with duct tape! I will NOT be going back again.
Great friendly hotel
Hotel very comfortable, reasonable and clean. Friendly staff. Situated close to all amenities. Im going back there again this year
From 17.01 till 24.01 2004 we stayed in Hotel Oasis, which is sometimes also named "Oasis II". Our choice was made based on the good reviews in this forum as well as a very affordable price offered by hotelsspain for this hotel. No need to repeat the good reviews again - our (high) expectations were met. The third floor is still under renovation, so expect some noise during daytime. At night, the noise level caused by the (busy) road outside and by guests in other rooms is on an average level.We booked a double room (one bed for two) and were surprised to get a twin room instead. Luckily, the hotel staff arranged for us to move to a double room after the first night, which speaks for the friendliness and helpfulness of the staff. Most of the rooms are twin rooms, only 5 have double beds! So if you are looking for a double, make sure that you _really_ get one in advance. Otherwise, you will probably get a twin.Overall a good choice!
Just came back from Barcelona where I stayed at the Hotel Oasis. I've been to Barcelona before and knew what to expect from a 2 star budget hotel, but I was pleasantly surprised with this hotel. The room was small but very clean and had new furniture, tv, modern bathroom. The sheets were only changed once on the 4th night, the towels were changed daily. Shampoo, body wash, soap and even a shower cap were available.
Very good value hotel
We recently stayed at the Hotel Oasis. We found the staff very friendly & helpful. The rooms although basic were clean & had ensuite facilities. Centrally located just 2 minutes walk away from Port Vell & less than 10 minutes walk from La Rambla. The only problem we encountered was the lack of parking. The hotel advertised that it had its own carpark which is in fact a public carpark costing at least 20 Euros per night. Other than that we had a great time & would recommend the restaurant & bar to anybody.
Loved the Oasis
We recently stayed at the Oasis Hotel, Barcelona and found the hotel very central (10 minutes walk to Las Ramblas), staff very helpful and the rooms, although small, very clean and maintained to a high standard. The breakfast buffet was really good also.