This was our second trip to Barcelona. On the first we stayed outside the city center, but this time we were driving and only had one day and two nights before our cruise ship departed, so we looked for a more central location that also provided parking. The Alexandra was perfect for what we wanted. The hotel is located mid-block between the two major shopping streets of Ramblas de Catalunya and Passeig de Gracia, with about a twenty minute walk to the Ramblas, the pedestrian and tourist boulevard that borders the old town. This was winter, but the weather was sunny and the walk was wonderful. Within two blocks of the hotel there are at least a dozen sidewalk cafes, which also offer interior service if the weather is too bad. Gaudi's famous apartment, La Pedrera, is literally around the corner from the hotel, and the Sagrada Familia church is only a few blocks away. As to the hotel itself, the decor is very, very modern (mirrored black ceilings in the upstairs hallways), which is not to our personal taste, but everything was clean and well maintained, so we had no complaints in this area. We found the staff to be friendly and helpful, as in investigating which flamenco shows were available for that evening. Breakfast was more than adequate. Our only complaint was that the scrambled eggs were not hot, but we were there shortly after breakfast started and there were not yet any other customers, so I don't think this is necessarily the kitchen's fault. While we loved having on-site parking, the garage is scarily small, even for persons used to smaller European garages, and there is a steep spiral drive to enter and exit , but there were not a lot of cars so we had no personal problem. I might be a little more concerned if it were high season. All in all, a fine hotel and we will stay there again when we get to Barcelona
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thank you very much for your kindly comments..
I´m very happy to know that everything was ok.. except the eggs.. we just change our buffe last week and we have a new one really nice..
I hope to see you again in your next cruise.. certainly our hotel is one of the best choice to spend one o two days before..
Best regards to Landstuhl...!
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