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... naar onze kajuit en kraken er onze fles champagne die we gekregen hebben. Een heerlijk begin van onze vakantie!
Om onze eerste avond extra bijzonder te maken te maken, hebben we in het specialty restaurant Red Ginger gereserveerd. Dat is het Oosters restaurant van het dchip. Bij Oceania is er geen toeslag te betalen voor specialty restaurants. Iedereen heeft recht op 1 keer in elk restaurant en nadien is het ...
... for a little bit in hunt for a camping ground, with Rhys missing the sign a few times we eventually, under my lead, found our home for the night. We quickly set up camp and rushed to the bar as Barcelona was playing in the local Spanish league. It was great to watch Barcelona play a team we had never heard of as we had just been inspired due to our tour of their home ground. Barcelona won 2-1, with Messi scoring both goals, it was great to be in the room with passionate Barcelona supporters.
... make her head stop hurting. Sunday we tackled the bus tour, had a lovely dinner down by the marina and kicked back on the beach reminiscing on our time in Barcelona and looking to what adventures we both separately had to come. My day today has been very mundane with a few photos taken and some laundry done. Tiff flew home to London this morning and I am getting prepared for my more culture experience starting a 4 day, 3 night tour of Catalonia on Tuesday morning. ...
... not the Mariner as it will be arriving Monday morning.
Just got back to the hotel. We haven’t decided what to do for dinner yet. Spaniards eat very late. The restaurant at our hotel doesn’t even open till 8pm!
We've really enjoyed Barcelona both times we've been here. There is a lot interesting architecture and is also a very clean city.
Tomorrow we board the ...
... and so his family naturally is very used to moving around foreign cities and foreign airports. So Shannon was here with a friend of hers, Celine, who is from Bermuda. They just got back from Amsterdam where they were traveling with a larger group of friends. Confused? So am I!
We all wandered the streets of the upper gothic district and found a restaurant that Alicia had reserved. We ate a mixed dinner of tapas, about 12 in all, most of them very good. There was ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Principal Barcelona
Nice decent hotel
My boyfriend and I stayed from Sep 14-17. The hotel is in a good location. We asked for a new room and we got a decent basic new room, it was clean and nice, we had no problems. I found the staff friendly and helpful, they showed us exactly where to go. What I liked was the all vegetarian restaurant "Organic" accross the street since we love vegetarian food.
Wouldn't stay again
Location was good, but I hated the hotel. I asked for room in the new section, as suggested, but the got a small, loud room that had a small window into the elevator shaft. I asked to switch the next night and the room was slightly better, but still not good. Not worth the money.
We have stayed in this hotel from September 17-23 2003. We were very fortunate as we were allocated the "new" (going to be worn out pretty soon) rooms. The new rooms are bigger than the old ones.However, the hotel is not very well maintained and very clean (3/5 only). The floors and toilet were not mopped or even vacuum every day. You will need to request for it if you are going to stay there for many days. Anyway, the whole city is very dirty and lots of flies and dog **** around. Got to be careful where you step.The best thing about the hotel is the location. The Hotel is in La Ramblas and away from the noisy crowd. Some of the hotel is along the street and can be very noisy especially during the weekend.
We stayed at hotel principal for one night and it was a terrible night!
The bathroom was dirty. the airco didn't work and the hotel was quite noisy, we could hear our neighbours fight! Positive: friendly staff, in the center of Barcelona I would reccomand: Hostal opera, just around the corner: cheap, fresh and friendly
Stayed in a new room 27th April. Good size bedroom with nice bathroom. Bar and dining area basic. Excellent quiet location just of the Ramblas. Well worth considering
An inexpensive, clean and very nice place to stay. Easy walking to museums, restaurants, Gothic Quarter, Gaudi and the Metro. On a quiet street. Breakfast buffet, while not elegant, was filling and friendly. Ask for the "new section" or a "quiet room" as the hotel also caters to school-age tour groups.
Well Placed. February 15/03
Well placed to tour the city with buses and metro just a few hundred yards away or within easy walking distance to a lot of attractions. The Hotel is in a side street just off the Rambla, our room was very clean, comfortable and quiet of a night, the dining room was also clean and bright and gave you a good start to the day. Couple of tips: get the bus from the airport (3.45) to the top of the Rambla then 10 mins walk, ask for a 'New Room' when you book.
We did have a few problems: the window was small, and looked into a disused and smelly lift-shaft; it was dirty in places; our shower didn't work; the bathroom didn't have a lock. It would be unfair not to write about its positive points: the small balcony was a pleasant addition; the seating area was pleasant; and there was a nice lady on reception a couple of times.
Clean, Central and Cheap!
This hotel is excellent value for money. The rooms and bathrooms are clean and well equipped, and rooms at the back are quiet. You can walk to Rambla, Plau Gruelle and the Gothic Quatre. Location is very convenient. There are good Japanese and organic restaurants on the same street. Also offer free internet service which was extremely useful. Highly recommended.