This hotels is very conveniently located 1.5 blocks away from the main drag of Passeig de Gracia on Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, between Eixample and the older part of town. Sights in Eixample is an easy 10-15 mins walk (Casa Mila/La Pedrera, Casa Batllo, Block of Discord, etc.). Sight on the Ramblas and in Barri Gotic and El Born are also 10-15 mins walk (Placa de Catalunya, La Boqueria Market, Palau Guell, Columbus Monument, Cathedral of Barcelona, Museu d'Historia de Barcelona, Palau de la Musica Catalana, Picasso Museum,etc.).
For sights further away, the Metro stop Passeig de Gracia is 1.5 block away. It is a main stop with three different lines passing through. Sagrada Familia was about 10 min ride away, Montjuic (take bus #150 to the Montjuic Castle, Fundacio Joan Miro, Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya, CaixaForum, Magic Fountain, etc.) and Park Guell (bus #116 takes you to front entrance of partk from Metro stop Joanic) was about 15 mins away. However, be aware, that there are some rather long underground passage ways that connects the three lines.
We were in Barcelona for 6 days and mostly walked around, except for going to Sagrada Familia, Park Guell, and Montjuic by metro/bus.
The only place that might not be very convenient is if you're planning on enjoying the beaches in Barcelonetta, as it's about 20 min walk or at least a few Metro stops away.
The rooms are modern and clean. We were in room 117 (i.e. on the 2nd floor), facing the street and sharing a balcony with the room next door. Being so close to the street, the traffic noise was rather loud if the balconly door were open. So we kept our door closed most of the time and had the AC on. Also, we could hear/feel a faint rumbling whenever the metro passed beneath us. A room higher up might be quieter both with regards to the traffic noise and metro rumbling. The bathroom had a large frosted window that opened onto the central well of the building - good for lighting and ventilation. The beds were very comfortable.
We took the Aerobus from the airport to the Placa de Catalunya and walked about 4 blocks (10 mins) to the hotel. Once again, very convenient if you don't have a lot of luggag (we only had one small one each). Be aware that Hotel Indigo sign is not very obvious from the street. While we were checking in, a lady that we'd seen earlier going in the same direction as us, had passed the hotel and had to call to ask exactly where it is.
We were lucky enough to be able to use reward points for our stay, but had to pay additional City Tax at checkout. It's minimal 1.44 euros a day, but just thought I'd mention it so people might be aware.
We didn't eat at the hotel, so can't comment about the food.
Overall, it's a wonderful hotel in a central location, I'd definitely stay here again if we visit Barcelona again in the future.
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- Barcelona is the second largest and most visited city in Spain. Stay at Hotel Indigo Barcelona - Plaza Catalunya and discover Barcelona's prime location, amazing beaches, famous architecture and exciting atmosphere.Hotel Indigo Barcelona - Plaza Catalunya is fully equipped with all the amenities you would expect from a fine hotel. ... more less
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