Hotel Sant Agusti
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... way back to near where we originally hopped off!!
Checking in we weren’t put off by the hostel. It appeared to have good facilities and a roof top terrace with a hot tub! We shared a room with 10 other people, we had bunk beds with little curtains for when you sleep. 2 shared showers and a toilet in the room. This is where we met up with Andy – Zarah’s friend. Andy has been living and working in the UK for the past 7 months as a bar tender at Crown Plaza ...
Barcelona was far and away my favorite visit of this trip. A city unlike any other, Barcelona, and the surrounding region, Catalonia, are wedded more to Spain by geography than by culture. Catalonia has recently been trying to acquire independence from Spain in an effort to recapture Catalan identity in the years following a brutal Spanish dictatorship, as well as reclaim their own destiny from what they view as an oppressive government ...
... in Europe. My host mom and her friend ended up coming with us! It was fun, but since we don't speak Italian, and they don't speak English, it was a lot of pointing and laughing because we had no idea what was going on. The first night we were in town we found a little bar called Chupita's that had shots for 2 euros. The best part was that they were on fire! All of the shots had a show to go along with them. It was ...
... and stuff" were. So ASIDE from eating we found the Hop On/Hop Off Barcelona bus to explore the city. This was actually perfect as Mike's mom has been having a bit of trouble walking on this first leg of the journey (not to worry, we found her an "osteópata" and hopefully that helps her get sorted out) and this was the perfect way to explore the city. The architecture here is amazing. Every building is beautiful and unique and has ...
... while the boys' school there is in session.
After the concert, we had an hour and a half of free time, and visited a small plaza bar (café), and had delicious hot frankfurter sandwiches, complete with grilled bread (very good). We spent the rest of our free time browsing the gift shops and farmers' markets that lined the walk from the parking lot to the plaza, and took several pictures that, unfortunately, don't ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Pets allowed
Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Sant Agusti Barcelona
I stayed at the hotel February 2004 and It was excellent! Friendly, helpfull staff and the breakfast was fab too! The maids are great and the room was spot on!! Will definately return soon!!
We stayed at here for 3 nights in January 2004. The location is great for touring the rest of the city however it is next to a rather dodgy area and I would advise to keep your wits about you when you've been out on a night. The hotel staff were very friendly and although small the room was clean and fresh linen was brought in every day. I would agree with one of the other tripadvisors though in that the walls are paper thin which was annoying when people were up at 6:30am taking a shower at what felt like the end of your bed!! The breakfast was standard but I'd advise eating in one of the several cafes as they're really cheap and the food is fresher. I'd also recommend a good restaurant on La Ramblas "Attic" the staff are great and the food, especially the deserts, are really good. You'll not be disappointed with Barcelona though it's fantastic and although I will be back I'm not sure I'd stay here again.
Get Thee to A Nunnery
We had one of the attic rooms at Sant Agusti, old timbered sloping ceilings with a great view of the old quarter. It's one block from La Rambla, and felt close to almost everything--good shopping, eating, sight-seeing. Staff were fine except for one female receptionist, who didn't think we should be given a discount for the first night when they had given away our reserved room and put us into one the door of which didn't lock from the inside or the outside. We won.The breakfast, which is included, isn't brilliant--coffee is quite good, but the rest is lowest common denominator type food. The giant convent oven is used as a table to contain all the breakfast items, and is worth a good look.A word of warning: although just a block away from La Rambla, it's a dark block, and as we neared the hotel our second night there, somebody ran up from behind us and snatched my friend's purse, disappearing down a dark alley. At the police station there were many different stories of thefts in the area, with a surprising variety of methodology.Bottom line: watch your back, use your front pockets, wear your purse under your coat, take a photocopy of your passport (to show when you make a credit card purchase!) & leave the original, with most of your credit cards & money in the safe (which the hotel charges extra for).We love Barcelona, especially the Gaudi works (pure mad genius), and our 10 days there were fully occupied & there's still stuff we'd go back to see.
Barcelona by the sea
We like to travel independently and when our friends invited to share a fiftieth birthday treat we opted for a trip to Barcelona, a place they had visited twenty years earlier but was unknown to us. We booked flights from Bristol Airport in England to Barcelona with Easyjet. The trip was good with minimum fuss and formality. Arriving at the airport we took the train into the heart of the vibrant city and eventually found our hotel - the San Agustin which is situated in a tiny square near to a church just of the Ramblas - the main thoroughfare. The hotel - a modest tourist class place was adequate for our needs and provided a very useful base for our week long excursion around the art galleries and sites of the area. Close to the hotel is the famous daily market where fish, meat and vegetables are sold in a noisy throng. This was the place where we opted to breakfast on a couple of occassions, tiring of the hotel's rather predictable fare. There were plenty of moderately priced restaurants a stone's throw from the hotel and we dined in style at a different place each night. Our best meals however were had a lunchtime where the spanish custom of providing a Menu del Giorno offered for about 7 euros a full three course meals. This is widely available and well worth considering as the main meal of the day. The very best of these lunchtime explorations found us down a side alley at a small eatery hosted by Marina, a fierce Barcelonan woman who took no nonense from her clientele made up of mostly stonemasons and builders. For a modest 7 euros we dined on a most delicious seafood paella brimming over a steak platter and washed down with half a carafe of strong and fruity red wine (included in the price) swiftly followed by a huge pork steak and vegetables that we struggled to finish. Not content we then ate a delicious chocolate pudding followed by as much coffee as we could consume. We literally rolled back to our hotel for a necessary siesta. Unfortunately our friends had succumbed to a nasty tummy bug and spent the rest of the holiday cooped up in the hotel while we took the opportunity to explore Barcelona's Zoo. Five days was not really enough time to do the city justice and I for one shall certainly be returning to this delightful place full of Catalonian charm.
San Augustí good hotel
Nice hotel, excellent location near the Ramblas good transportation possibilties (bus), no complaints.
San Agustin OK.
After reading the reviews on this site, I decided to book this hotel.
The hotels location was excellent, it was a stones throw away from Las Ramblas and close to many must see sites. The hotel staff were very friendly and helpful when I had a problem with my room key, (it snapped!) the problem was sorted out very quickly. The room was very clean and had all hotel room type things we all come to expect. The one and only thing I disliked about this hotel was that it had paper thin walls and you could hear everything in rooms nearby and I could constantly hear people walking up and down the corridor. I would recommend this hotel but only to those who are heavy sleepers and can sleep through anything!
Very good value hotel, great location!
I stayed here in 2001 and thought the hotel was great value for money.
Clean, basic and very comfortable, the staff were friendly and the location was central for sightseeing. Would definately stay there again.
a good hotel in a very central area. works well as a base for getting about easily. the hotel was clean and the rooms were of a high standard and visted by a maid daily. breakfast was simple and quite a limited choice. an excellent restaurant called "rita blue" is adjacent to the hotel where live music was played every night we were there.
A great base for visiting Barcelona
Hi,I have at this hotel twice recently (Feb & March 2003). The first time we stayed in a twin room on the first floor. This was similar to many hotel rooms that I have stayed in when visiting continental Europe, i.e. clean and functional. The second visit we got a double room on the top floor, this room was much better retaining much of the original character of the building which I believe was a convent.Breakfast was included and consisted of a buffet style breakfast.This hotel is in an excellent location and is a short distance from many great places to eat and shop. Although situated on a quiet square off Las Ramblas I still found it to be noisey at night (perhaps this is true for most of Barcelona).
Lovely Friendly Hotel
We had a lovely stay at the Hotel San Agustin, in October 2002. The hotel is lovely and clean and the staff are helpful and welcoming. The location is perfect, 50 metres to las Ramblas set in a quiet square. The rooms were spacious and bright and it was air conditioned.
breakfast was good quality with a good selection, wouldn't hesitate to recommend this hotel at all.