Barcelona is the fourth most visited city in Europe after Paris, London and Rome, and there is good reason for this. It has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites, art galleries, the Fundacio Joan Miro museum and Picasso Museum with numerous masterpieces as well as many live music venues. Barcelona is famous for fantastic food, especially Basque pintxos as well as La Rambla, the mile-long promenade with artists, fortunetellers, musicians and dancers, flower stalls, exhibitions, statues and lots of food and drink a perfect destination to get some sunshine. Five brilliant hotels in Barcelona are:
Hotel del Comte
Hotel del Comte is a small budget hotel in the heart of the city. It has free internet, satellite TV, en suite bathrooms, room service and air conditioned clean rooms. It has close access to many attractions in the city as well as the Aerobus to the airport and several metro lines. A two star hotel, it is very clean and comfortable and good value for the excellent location.
El Palace Hotel
El Palace Hotel is very near La Rambla, the Old Town area and the Picasso Museum. It offers five star luxury in turn-of-the-century décor. The rooms have fireplaces, dressing rooms, marbled bathrooms, wireless internet access and other amenities to be expected in a five star hotel. It also has a newly renovated spa, fitness room, bar and superb dining.
Catalonia Catedral is a modern four star hotel in the center of the Gothic Quarter. It is close to many attractions including La Rambla, beaches and public transport. The rooms are air conditioned with internet access, TV, en suite bathrooms and other first class amenities. The restaurant offers French and International cuisine, and there is a lobby bar. It has an outdoor swimming pool and serves business guests with a small business center.
Hotel 1898 is in La Rambla in the center of Barcelona. It is a four star hotel with two swimming pools and spa that are open all year. It is decorated with colonial style furniture and hardwood floors that give it an old world ambiance. All rooms have free WiFi and Flat Screen Plasma TV. There are business facilities and special facilities for children. It has a lobby bar with live jazz and blues and the hotel has some of the best views of la Rambla. The cuisine is Mediterranean and Asian style created with fresh, local ingredients. It also has a rooftop deck for appetizers and cocktails.
Hotel Montecarlo Barcelona is located at the top of La Rambla. It has a roof terrace that has spectacular views of the historic center of Barcelona. The rooftop terrace is suitable for daytime sunbathing or nighttime champagne. The building is a 19th century palace that was once the center of Barcelona’s artistic circle. The rooms all have modern fixtures with Jacuzzi tubs in the bathrooms, free wireless internet and double glaze windows for a peaceful night. They also offer a buffet breakfast in their restaurant dining room with views of the inner garden as well as a bar.
Many online travel agents such as Thompson have great flight deals to Spain so get over and stay in a real authentic Spanish hotel. Hope to see you strolling down Las Ramblas or on the wide spanning Barcelona beach soon