This hotel has everything I look for in a hotel. Lets start with location. It maybe 100 feet from the plaza in front of the Barcelona cathedral. It is a short walk from the Plaza Catalunya. The aerobus from the Barcelona international airport (BCN) is only 6 euros (35 minutes from BCN to Pl. Catalunya) and a short walk to the hotel. Buses run every five minutes.
The hotel is only a couple blocks from the Ramblas (a big attraction). It is located mid-way between stops on two lines of the Barcelona metro. The Barcelona metro is clean, safe, easy to use, etc. Close by Metro stops makes much of Barcelona so easy to visit.
The rooms are great--large, clean, airy, well-lighted. The free wi-fi worked, the bathroom was nicely appointed appointed with big towels. The bed seemed larger than any I had ever slept in.
The only negative is the hotel does not have a restaurant that serves dinner. Of course, I would not eat in a hotel unless the only other restaurant in town was named Eats. (I have eaten in a place named Eats but that is another story.) Maybe a lifetime of business travel has left me jaded but hotels are for sleeping. Restaurants should stand or fall on their food. In any case, you need not fear going hungry in the center of Barcelona...your only problem will be choosing from so many places. The Born district with all of its restaurants is only a 10-minute walk.
We had lunch in the market located next to the Ramblas. The market is worth a visit as you stroll down the Ramblas...if your timing works have lunch at a market restaurant. Stretch your taste buds...I had anchovies on country bread as an appetizer.
The hotel offers a free walking tour of the cathedral area on Wednesday nights...if your visit includes a Wednesday night stay, plan a late dinner after the tour.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Valued as excellent for 95% of its clients, the Barcelona Catedral Hotel, 4* Boutique, has an unbeatable location in the Gothic, next to Plaza Catalunya and Las Ramblas. The Barcelona Catedral Hotel is exclusive, modern and comfortable. It has swimming-pool, gym, terrace-chill out, parking, restaurant with outdoors terrace and smoking area, free Internet on business centre, free wifi, meeting rooms. Its restaurant 4 Capellans, offers Mediterranean cuisine, a la carte, lunch menu, banqueting, coktails, catering. An spectacular outdoor terrace is the perfect place for events and celebrations. SPECIAL MENUS FOR COELIACS AND OTHER DIETARY NEEDS. Cultural activities: Every Wednesday night and Sunday morning, the hotel proposes complimentary walks through the Gothic quarter, Legends and Secrets. Gastronomic activities: Cooking lessons, Cooking Team Building for companies and wine tasting. Wifi INCLUDED for ALL Hotel guests Barcelona Catedral. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Barcelona Catedral Hotel
- Catedral Hotel Barcelona
- Hotel Barcelona Catedral Catalonia