We just got back from a wonderful one week vacation in Barcelona. The Hotel Barcelona Catedral was the perfect place to stay. It is located on a side street, 1/2 block from the Catedral's very large plaza, which always has something of interest going on. The room was very large, filled with conveniences, a beautiful large bathroom, with a swimming pool and fitness gym on the 5th floor roof and free internet computers on the ground floor. The front desk staff was over the top cooperative and helpful. You couldn't ask for more from a hotel, except maybe to have a tapas bar in your room. But then there are two very friendly tapas bars in the plaza. Also, the hotel is very convenient for the easy to use Barcelona metro, taxi cabs, and the city tour buses.