Travel Blogs from Barcelona
After getting into my room at the Hotel Soho Barcelona, I worked on my Philippines travel blog for an hour, then laid down for a two-hour nap. I spent the next two hours watching "The Amazing Race" Season 3 on DVD and booking my Oman Air flight from Dubai to Muscat and back after receiving an e-mail from my friend Steve in Pakistan that he had …
After arriving at MAD from IAD on Aer Lingus, I took a shuttle bus from Terminal 1 to Terminal 4, which took 7.5 minutes. T4 is Iberia's gargantuan hub terminal, which includes a satellite wing, and it is totally separate from the main T1/T2/T3 complex.
I checked in with Iberia for my connecting flight to Barcelona, cleared security, and …
The day started without a hangover, miraculously, so I got up, ate breakfast at the hotel, and headed out to seize the day. My walk took me over to Casa Batlló and into many shops along Passeig de Gracía, Avinguda Diagonal, and then back around to Universitat, where I met Wil and Tim for a journey to Montjüic. We took the Metro to Paral·lel, then …
The day started with breakfast at Wil and Tim's hotel, then off to Parc Güell. It was not as broad as I had expected but still quite a sight. The heat tired us out so we refreshed with a pitcher of sangria (why not?) then headed back towards the center. I went straight for MACBA (the Museum of Contemporary Art of Barcelona) which did not disappoint …
I started the day early, grabbed breakfast at the hotel (not impressive, but not unexpectedly so), and set out to La Rambla. This really is just a gigantic tourist trap, and frankly I was annoyed that the guidebook didn't call that out more articulately. I did wander through La Boqueria and then hopped on the subway headed for the Eixample.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Soho Hotel Barcelona
Stayed for two nights at Hotel Soho with friends - the atmosphere was warm and romantic, and made me wish I were there with my bloke instead.
Fantastic Boutique Hotel - Exceptional
Stayed at the Soho Hotel for three nights from the 22-25 March. Booked via Easyjet. Hotel is fantastic, staff are very pleasent and extremely helpful. Rooms are great, extremely modern, Plasma screens, mood lighting and lots of space. Mini bar and room service which was very reasonable price. Breakfast was fantastic, everything you could ask for. Location is great, has a metro station right outside and is a 5-10 minute walk to the top of the Ramblas. Hotel has a pool and bar-be-que area on the roof of the hotel. Pool is small and very cold - but would be great in the summer. Will def recommend to friends and will go stay again.
Loved It !
On a package holiday in Spain we took a night in Barcelona and the hotel was brilliant. Love the mood lighting, the glass wall between bed and bath (with blinds should you wish for privacy ... or not!).
Room was a good size, tv good and my ultimate test of a hotel ... the shower was hot and had great power. 5/5.
The only downside was booking it on Hotels.com .. the map location was completely wrong (its correct on TripAdvisor) so we ended up walking for an hour trying to find the place. However, once found all was brilliant.
Location is great .. 10 mins from Place de Catalunya, the staff I thought were pleasant and free internet in the lower floor, fantastic!
We paid €220 via Hotels.com for a weekday night and would definately stay again.
My wife and I recently stayed at the hotel for 3 nights. I was a little worried beforehand because it is a brand new hotel and there were no reviews on TripAdvisor; however, everything was brilliant. The room was plenty big for 2 people, the shower/bath was a good size and the room had some interesting touches like mood lighting and remote controlled blinds on the very large windows. The beds were very comfortable. The A/C worked too good as it was nearly freezing every morning. Our room was on the back-side of the hotel and it was very quiet. Personally, I don't think having a room on the Gran Via side is any better because all you see is cars.
Soho? So No!!
Soho? So no! For example, no service, no accomodation for the hotel chain´s overbooking problems, no assistance, no pleasantries. No, no, no. If the hotel aspires to have a hip, minimalist, New York style, it should look to the Royalton in NY (or any of the Ian Schrager hotels - but it will have to keep in mind that those hotels are in the hospitality industry and provide service to customers). Unfortunately, the hotel confused rudeness with hipness, and falls far short.
hotel SOHO is a boutique hotel in fashion here in barcelona. the rooms are quite nice with lots of modern touches and a big LCD television (used rarely). i especially liked the glass wall/window separating the bathroom from the bedroom.
Just got back from a 5 days trip to Barcelona. We stayed at the Soho Hotel, on Gran Via. I am always a bit worry arriving in new Hotels. As soon as we step in the Hotel, we felt safe! Staff is very friendly and professional, room was comfortable, convenient, well design, way better then i expected...for the price! Roof top pool and loundge area was great after an all day walking. We usually don't order food from room service, made an exception and wasen't disapointed, it's a bargain compare to other Hotels room service. Soho is a walk of 15 min. from the major happening places, GREAT location as i woulden want to be on La Rambla... We like action but not all the time. DELICIOUS HOTEL (hey Serrano ham for breakfast on second level), internet for free downstairs, plasma screen salon, just want to go back!
Beauty is skin deep
We have just spent 3 nights at the Soho Hotel & were pleased by the slick design features & warm reception on arrival. It however has teething problems--lifts not working (we initially used the service lift ), minibar fridge not working (no cold drinks in scorching weather & no bar), seating already stained & clearly made with material that is hard to clean, window latches not working, poor storage facilities in our room & nowhere to hang used towels to dry. The bed was very spacious & comfortable so we did sleep well (in spite of considerable traffic noise even though we were on the 6th floor). No recompense was offered to apologise for any problems. The situation is good for exploring the glories of Barcelona.
We stayed in the SOHO Hotel in Barcelona for 4 nights. We wanted a room in one of the above floors and facing the Gran Via - which we also got. Even if the rooms have noice protecting windows it was a little bit noisy - but for us that was not a problem and for cities like Barcelona that should be ok. We got one of the bigger rooms - there was really enough space. On the floor plan I saw that there are also smaller rooms but I think they should also be big enough. There exist also room facing the patio of the hotel and rooms to the back that are facing a public children's playground. Both room types seem to be very quiet. But I wouldn't take the rooms facing the patio because they seem a little dark. The rooms to the back should be very ok.