My wife and I went back to this great hotel for a second time (see our 2009 review), and weren't disappointed. It's location is perfect and is the service and rooms. Just a wonderful place to stay in Barcelona. In fact, we just booked it again for November, 2011. The very large and always busy plaza and very close tapas restaurants are wonderful, and the closeness to Las Ramblas with all its great stores is perfect.