We enjoyed our stay at the Nisia BnB. The walk from Placa de Cataluyna after alighting from the airport bus, along the cosmopolitan Passeig de Gracia to the quieter Carrer Gran de Gracia (No. 44) on a warm summer’s day was pleasant after being cooped up in Airport Lounges and an Airbus from Australia for nearly 30 hours. We took our time and stretched it to 30mins, with water stops.
We subsequently did parts of this walk to the Metro Stations, Diagonal and Fontana several times, but we were glad we didn’t take the metro the first morning and gained some orientation in this attractive, vibrant city.
I don’t think I can add much to others descriptions of the Nisia and our hosts, but for the record….
Nice area with take-aways and cafes and restaurants near by. A feeling that people actually live in this neighbourhood although it is not too far from the tourist attractions….. It is worth a walk around the back streets here! Have a Paella for lunch or a dinner at a local restaurant.
Good public transport, including metro and bus.
Very narrow, steep dark entrance stairway from street. Awkward with heavy luggage.
Pleasant welcoming modern communal area with kitchen and dining room with small balcony window over Gran de Gracia.
Small but clean and well lit bedroom with futon mattress. Very firm but we found it comfortable.
Reasonable size, clean ensuite bathroom.
Generally quiet and we slept well although the air con did not work one night so I opened our window. Apparently a fault that could have been easily addressed at a switch.
Typical Spanish BnB breakfast… Simple but as good as we had at some more expensive hotels.
Relaxed and friendly hosts.
Lots of chatting with other guests, exchanging info at breakfast. This is what makes BnBs enjoyable.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nisia Bed & Breakfast is located in the neighborhood of Gracia, 15 minutes walking distance from Plaza Catalunya. Gracia is one of the most lovely and traditional areas of the city. We have three nice double bedrooms with private bathroom with shower and air conditioning. We can help you get to know the real Barcelona and we'll do everything possible to give you a fabulous memory of your stay in Barcelona. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Nisia Hotel Barcelona
- Nisia Bed And Breakfast
- Nisia Bed & Breakfast Barcelona, Catalonia