a traveler from Travelocity.com
on September 26, 2009
This is a large hotel on a very busy street. Double windows block out all noise. My room was small but absolutely quiet. It was spotless. Everyone I had contact with was friendly and always helpful. The people at the front desk aided me with directions and with places to visit. English is spoken without an accent. The rooftop dining room ,which offered drinks and the food of Spain, had a marvelous view of the city at night. (There is a hot tub adjacent.) Breakfast was more than a feast, from juice and fruit of all kinds, to newly baked breads and rolls, to ham, cheese and eggs (and more), and tasty deserts. The only thing missing in tihis hotel is a comfortable chair in the bedroom. The TV has a modern large flat screen. The bathroom was spacious and very clean. The only problem was a half glass screen next to the shower which is connected with the tub. That caused a wet floor in the area. Getting around from this hotel is easy, e.g., walking down to the harbor with its seafood restaurants and on the Rambla the next street over. Other sights you can find from this central part of the city are by the modern quiet trains of the Metro with easy to follow signs and the minutes to the next train. NYC should take note. E.g.,The Metro and ifs funicular will take you up a mountain to the Miro Art Gallery, a lush park and a wonderful view of all the city. Barcelona is the second largest city in Spain. It has very busy streets but quiet places are easy to find.
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