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We headed out towards Barceona, which we decided to say south of the city and look to get somewhere near a beach, as it has almost been days since we had last seen the sea :-)
We had almost reached our destination when the traffic seemed much worse than the "3 minutes" predicted by the satnav. And then when we turned the corner and found …
Short break to Vilanova for a friend of Josefina's wedding. All very nice, lots of meals with friends and family.
Hotel close to sea, with nice beach, a few restaurants about, including a great, cheap Chinese one, on the corner of the Rambla... Train station walkable from beach area.
We also went to Cubelles for a drink on the …
... at least an hour or so of queuing. So we decided to just look at the outside and come back again when its finished - if we're still alive!!!
It looked very different to when I last saw it over 30 years ago. I remember some beautiful turquoise glass over ...
... and very delicious meal. After that, Greg, Ashley and I decided to take a walk back - about 1 hour walk along the beach. It wasn't a hot day, in fact, it was very windy and cloudy. Looked like a change of weather. We had a nice walk with nice conversations. We saw a couple of kiteboarders on the way too. That made us miss our favourite Nitinat Lake for kiteboarding. :)
After coming back, we rested a bit, ...
... the annual "nit de museus", the night of the museums, where a bunch of museums all over Barcelona offer free entrance. It goes from 7PM-1AM. Families go, everyone participates so the lines are insane but worth it. We checked out the Picasso museum, which was pretty cool. Then we went to the Museum of Chocolate which was really cool. Your ticket is a chocolate bar and you learn about the history of Chocolate coming to ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Solvi Vilanova i la Geltru
Location is very good, very close to beach, and beachside cafes/restaurants, 15-20 min walking distance to train station and old town. Hotel is very nice for a 2 star, with just the stairs looking a bit tatty. Room was clean, but was not cleaned in our stay, despite us putting the please clean room sign out (although this was after about 2pm). Tap water is horrible in Barcelona area - but bottled water cheap to buy. Breakfast fine - ham, croissants, squash, coffee, hot bread, butter, jam, cereals, drinkable water! Was a bit miffed when we were not allowed on the rooftop terrace at about 6pm. We wanted to buy a drink in the downstarirs bar and take it up, but they said we weren't allowed as they had sprayed some mozzie spray... Well this is fair enough for 30 mins, but they said it was toxic all night, which for an open air terrace was somewhat surpsising!! Downstairs is ok for drinking, but was very cold as is in shadow in the afternoon and we could see that lovely sun on the unusable terrace - madness!! I went up to terrace during the day to take a peek and it is really good. However, the staff made up for this annoyance by letting us check out late on the final day. We had been at a wedding, so didn't get in til 6am, so the extra time granted was very welcome and we are incredibly grateful to the staff for this.
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