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The City Of Marvels, book written by Eduardo Mendoza, is one that accurately depicts the progress and the transformation which Barcelona went through in a period of time between the first and the second World Fairs that occurred in 1888 and 1929. What was most interesting about this book to me is that it is not just a recollection of historical facts and how history played out in the transformation of Barcelona. The progress and growth ...
... the huge boats and towards the Olympic area marked by a great big sparkly copper coloured fish ornament conspicuous from a distance. We just had a soup dinner and a lazy night. We just went out for a neighbourhood stroll to better get our bearings. The evening light was beautiful for pictures and our neighbourhood is for pedestrians only so it was nice walking. All of the streets around us are narrow alleys and so old and unique. We are very close to Placa Palau, ...
... Its internal architecture was different from the cathedrals (or other places of worship) I had previously visited during the trip, with its ceilings curving into a four sided dome design. The inner cloister was also accessible to the public, and was home to a flock of geese, their calls echoing through the archways and passages of the cathedral.
By now the clouds has opened and we were lost in a sea of colourful ponchos. We wandered the maze of ...
... Cathedral, Sagrada Familia. From our fifth floor unit bedroom window we have a great view of the cathedral.
Barcelona was founded as a Roman city. After merging with the Kingdom of Aragon, Barcelona continued to be an important city within Aragon. Besieged several times during its history, Barcelona has a rich cultural heritage and is today an important cultural centre and a major tourist destination.
After settling in to the ...
... br> They have their own flag and even have their own language, which is quite different to Spanish!
Barcelona has a population of about 1.6 million people, but has about 5 million people in the metropolitan area.
On that note..all plans have gone out the window, and it hasn't ended being an early night for anyone.
I am off to bed now and will awake tomorrow and see if we have any fresh comments on the blog- or an email with some news.(hint).
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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
Very affordable, central hotel
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!
A Pleasant Surprise, Hotel Oasis
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.
Little extras like an elevator, magnetic key, hangers in the closet and hairdryer definitely put this hotel above average in my book. A free continental breakfast, although not supurb, was a great way to start the day and not have to worry about finding a place to eat. Also the hotel has a restaurant where they serve 'menu del dia' for about 12 euros which includes 3 courses. NOTE: The hotel is currently undergoing a renovation. I was lucky to stay at an already remodeled room, so if you're planning to stay at this hotel, make sure to inquire about your room in advance. Because of the renovations it can be loud at times but only during the day when most sightseeing would be out of the hotel anyway. Another great thing about this hotel is its location. A 1 min walk to Barceloneta stop on the yellow line and a bus stop in front of the hotel. The hotel is located on the edge of Barrio Gotico (Gothic Quarter) and close to Port Vell (the old port). A cab ride at night from the center of the city would run me about 4 - 6 euros. But take the Metro if it's still open, it's cheap and quick. From the hotel to the airport the cab ride was 19 euros. This 2 star budget hotel is great for the price and its location is convenient if you're planning to do sightseeing.
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.