We are just back from our first stay at The Oasis Hotel, Pla de Palau, Barcelona, booked through Octopus Travel after reading the previous reviews. Firstly, let's deal with the issue of the rooms. Yes they are small but perfectly adequate, after all they are only for sleeping in. I've attached some photos of our room and bathroom (which is of greater importance to me than the size of the room). Our room had been renovated to a good standard. The biggest downside for me was the lack of tea/coffee making facilities in the room as we do like to wake up and have tea or coffee to start the day. We didn't book breakfast at the hotel after reading the reviews but we did have breakfast every morning in the small cafe two doors from the hotel entrance, open from 8am. Very friendly staff who guided us to some great little places.
The hotel is situated next to Barceloneta Metro stop and there is also a bus stop right outside. Overall, on our experience, the Oasis Hotel is a great budget hotel within easy walking distance of La Rambla, the beach/harbour area and Barri Gotic. I won't go into great detail as other reviewers have already described the location. We did go into the "bar" once before we went out one evening but we didn't feel particularly comfortable there and left quite soon. They do serve tapas but we didn't try it.
After all said and done, if we do return to Barcelona, we would not hesitate to stay at the Oasis again.
Along the way to La Rambla are a few restaurants, try the Sailor restaurant, the food was excellent and the service even better. We had been out for a very full day's sightseeing and just wanted to stay local. If you want a quiet, (very) relaxed meal this is the place.
As for Barcelona in general, I highly recommend the hop on hop off bus. We had a good idea of what we wanted to do and see but decided to include some extra things that we came across on the route(s). Do listen to the commentary as it is very interesting and informative.
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- Also Known As:
- Oasis Hotel Barcelona
- Hotel Oasis Barcelona, Catalonia