My husband and I stayed here for two nights before catching a cruise ship. We have been to Barcelona before, and the only thing we hadn't seen was Gaudi's La Sagrada Família which is why we chose this location. Also, we arrived late on Friday and we chose to take the train from the airport to Passeig de Gracia. We walked to the hotel (pulling 2 x heavy suitcases!) and it took us around 25 minutes, but we did walk slowly. The roads were well lit and we didn't feel scared at all. The entrance to the hotel was impressive but our room was really basic, with our window opening out onto a brick wall! However the bathroom more than made up for the room as it was really big with a powerful shower. I would rather have a good bathroom personally. Other reviews have said the bed is hard, it is more firm than hard but we had a good night's sleep as usually we roll over and wake the other one up in hotel beds. Our second night we were woken up by people in a nearby room moving furniture around. We didn't eat at the hotel but found a little restaurant across the road called Bar Barreilo which was good quality at really reasonable prices. The first day we walked to the cathedral within 5 mins and then decided to take a leisurely stroll to Las Ramblas. Unless you like walking, rather take the Metro which was 5 mins away between 2 stations in each direction. I preferred this location to the busier parts of Barcelona and would definitely stay here again on my return. All the staff we encountered were very friendly. Taxi to the port cost 30 euro with a tip.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Small and cozy hotel located right in the middle of Eixample, just a short walk away from Sagrada Familia and Passeig de Gracia. The perfect place if you are visiting Barcelona for pleasure or business The Hotel Aranea has a nice restaurant specialized in Mediterranean cuisine, a business centre with internet connection, two meeting room up to 25 persons each one, TV room and solarium terrace on the top of the building. The 84 light rooms are equipped with air conditioning, full bathroom with hairdryer, TV with international channels, safe deposit box, minibar, exterior telephone line and wire less internet connection. The meeting rooms "Girona" and "Ático", are totally sound proofed. They both have natural light, audiovisual equipment and high speed internet connection. They are the perfect place for your business meetings. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Apsis Aranea
- Apsis Aranea Barcelona
- Hotel Aranea Barcelona, Catalonia