Marcelo was there to receive us with a warm welcome and help us get our bearings after getting off the cruise ship. It was so nice to have a clean and quiet place in such a fast, metropolitan city. The Born neighborhood is quiet and within walking distance to the Las Ramblas, the cathedral and so many excellent restaurants, including some just across the street, which is a pedestrian only. Marcello helped us plan our time most efficiently, since we only had two days, and it was perfect. He gave us the way to get there and advised on excellent Restaurants. Our room was clean, medium sized, with a bathroom and window facing an ally (I think) which was quiet for the most part, except the holiday night of May Day, but it wasn't so bad that night either. I didn't hear anything myself, with my earplugs in. We were in room 3 as we had requested a quiet room and he said that room 4 (with the King bed) was noisier. I don't think that 4 would have been noisy though either, now that I know the quiet street that it overlooks. Our room supposedly had a small balcony, which I can now see on the website photos, but we never used it as were not in our room much and I frankly did not notice that the bottom shutters open like doors. It was a very light breakfast, just toast, sliced cheese, juice, coffee and a basket of fruit, which was great for us. It was a good visit with the other guests who were all repeat guests and very nice, interesting people. This is not a five star hotel, which you can find there in Born if you look, but it is an excellent value and was perfect for our two night stay after the cruise. The very thorough and personal concierge service from Marcelo could not be matched by any 5 star hotel, and that is very valuable to me especially because he speaks excellent English in a city where very few people seem to.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Bed & Breakfast with charming and intimate atmosphere, located in Barcelona center (El Born district). 15 mins walk to the Ramblas, the beach, the Picasso museum, the Gothic quarter and the cathedral. Marcelo is looking forward to welcoming you at his house. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Casa De Marcelo Barcelona Hotel Barcelona
- Casa Marcelo Barcelona Catalonia