There is nothing unpleasant about this hotel to a first time traveller to Barcelona. Check in and out was quick. Room was good and well maintained. Elevators were adequate. Staff was helpful and spoke good English. The hotel has a metro station nearby and a tram stop, even closer at Cal d' Aranyo. The Diagonal Avenue on which the hotel is situated is a happening place. Just across the Diagonal Avenue is Glories Commercial Centre which houses a Carrefour where groceries are available at reasonable price. The hotel has a free internet and a printer in the lobby. If you have forgotten to do a web booking for a visit to La Sagrada Familia before arriving at Barcelona, you can do it from the lobby computer and print your advance ticket to bypass the queue to this famous attraction.