We have just returned from a 3 day break staying at the hotel Sagrada Familia. We booked the hotel after reviewing Trip Advisor ratings, so feel it only right that we also review the hotel to help others make up their minds. The hotel is located only two blocks away from the Sagrada Familia metro station, so it is very convenient. If you get the train from the airport, which is the cheapest method, buy a T10 ticket and this will cover you for 10 journeys. A journey can be made up of multiple rides, so long as they are completed within a 1 hour 15 minute time frame. The T10 costs just under 10 euro, so for a euro, you can get from the airport to the hotel. You can also share the T10 with someone else if you wish. The train terminates at the airport and everyone tries to get on the first few carriages. So walk to the very end of the platform and you will have no problem getting seats, as the train is very long and extends the full length of the platform. You will need to get off the train at the Sants Estacio station, often referred to as Barcelona Sants, as it is the main station. Here you then need to go to the L5 Metro line in the direction of Val D'Hebron. The Sagrada Familia stop is the 5th stop down the line. The only problem we encountered was in leaving the Metro station at Sagrada Familia. It is very easy to head off to the hotel in the wrong direction, as you can exit the Metro in different places. So our rule of thumb was to walk away from the church and if the first street you come to is Carrer de Mallorca, you are going in the wrong direction. If you are in the right direction, the first street will be Placa de la Sagrada Familia. The hotel is very clean and must have the best shower system I have ever witnessed in any chain of hotel, even better than the power shower that I fitted at our home! I cannot comment on breakfast as we did not get up for that, but there are many lovely pavement restaurants on the small walk to the Metro station, which we did experience. In particular, just before the Metro steps is one called Bar Gerveseria, which does not have a stunning location, but you will be greeted by a smile and the food is excellent and really good value, ideal for breakfast or lunch. There is a small supermarket opposite the hotel which sells most things and also a chemist, so you can purchase most things you want by crossing the road and the shop is open from early morning until midnight. The hotel rooms are not big, but perfectly adequate and most importantly, very clean. The area is quiet and safe to walk around and if you do stay, be sure to have a meal across the road from the Sagrada Familia church, down the Avinguda de Gaudi. This is a diagonal street with restaurants each side, which then have tables set up in the middle of the street, similar to Las Ramblas. From the street there is a stunning view of the Sagrada Familia church which you can enjoy along with your meal. After your meal, there is a lovely ice cream parlour along the same street that is well worth a visit! There are many gift shops in the area around the church as well, ideal to get all of your presents. We also found that most would barter on price as well, something that we did not expect, so it is worth asking. I would certainly use the hotel Sagrada Familia again and will recommend it as a great place to stay and very conveniant as it is located in a place that you will be visiting at some time anyway to see the Sagrada Familia church.
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