Results 1-10of 10 Reviews
November 5, 2012
July 30, 2012
February 4, 2011
April 18, 2009
April 12, 2009
August 21, 2008
Maidenhead, United Kingdom
July 23, 2006
From journal Summer Holiday in Barcelona
July 13, 2002
If not for 'Jake Ryan' we might have been victums of crime as we departed this hotel. Our sincere thanks! Lovely in many ways, located at the bottom end of La Ramblas, near to the Columbus fountain and the cruise ship port, one would think that the location is ideal. Hold on! The pickpockets in this area are furious! We had the option of walking back to our hotel, perhaps a 15 minutes walk, but what 'Jake Ryan' wrote in his journal stuck in my head.
I called for a taxi, a relatively inexpensive way of getting around. As we left the side street faced by the hotel, the taxi turned into a narrow street from the time of the Middle Ages. He tried to make that taxi fly. The street was suddenly full of teenaged boys, as the driver said, on the prowl.
This end of La Ramblas is not for the gentle 'paseo', strolling of young folks or the reading of newspapers by elder folk who want to see their friends. Although this hotel is lovely, if you stay there, be careful.
The style of the hotel is heavy on red velvet and antiques. The dining room is larger than one would expect in a middle sized hotel, but the dining room was entirely empty at 2200 hours, a time when the dining room in our hotel still had folks lingering over coffee and drinks.
By staying at this hotel you could walk to your cruise ship or yacht for that matter, but why would you?
You cannot, however, sleep in the bed where Madonna slept. She travels with her own mattress, bedding, pillows, towels and etc. She even orders the rooms repainted to her own specifications. You can't even catch the scent of her perfume. Sorry
From journal Dance, Barcelona Dance!