This is a great little hotel with modern decor. Our room faced the main street and was fairly spacious. We had a large shower, plenty of storage and a mini bar. The only downfall with the room was the fact that the street below was very noisy at night. The staff were always very friendly and ready to offer any help/advice when asked. Breakfast was simple but the pastries and coffee were lovely, and I liked the fact breakfast was served untill 11.30am which was great after a late night.
The hotel is well located for exploring the beautiful streets of Barcelona. Playa de Catalunya is a 10 minute walk or the underground is a couple of mins down the street. We got a 4 day travel card (€56 for both) and used the tubes to get around everyday - very easy to use and clean! We got to/from the airport with the aerobus which located 200 metres from the hotel. The buses run every 12 mins and cost €5.30 one way.
There are plenty of restaurants near the hotel. A short walk north takes you into the Eixample area where we ate out the most. We had tapas at La Fluta which was around €40 for 2 (incl. drinks) and we had a fab steak at 9 Renias Argentinian. This was expensive but not a typical tourist haunt - def more local. We went to the 7 sins bar a couple of times and drinks were very reasonable unlike the street cafe we sat at in Ramblas - €17 for 2 drinks (1 of which was non-alcoholic!). As a final must, get a pastry from the patisserie near the Universitat tube station - so many to choose from but a great indulgence after all that sight seeing!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the heart of the city and only 10 minutes walk from La Fira and 5 minutes walk from Plaza Catalunya, Las Ramblas and Paseo de Gracia, and next to the historic and charming neighborhoods of El Raval, Gothic and El Born,hotel Advance brings you closer to museums and major attractions where you can get lost and discover Barcelona. The 1888 building was the old familiar "Casa Farmis" which later became the home of the Marquis of Framis where they lived until 1990. Designed by interior designer Santi Nin and some family members Bondia, you will receive a magnificent entrance doors, fully restored, dating from the late nineteenth century. The Hotel Advance, combines elegance, modernity and comfort, the hotel has 38 rooms, some with nice terraces where you feel the authentic Barcelona. All rooms are equipped with T.V. hairdryer, mini bar, safe and air conditioning. The Hotel Advance, all equipment will serve you with professionalism and attention that our guests deserve ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Barcelona Advance Hotel
- Hotel Advance Barcelona, Catalonia