This was my 3rd visit to Barcelona, each time it’s a different experience. On my 1st trip I ticked off Gaudi hot spots with my family in tow, on the second trip I shopped and partied with the gals from work, staying in a more suburban area ….and this time it was straight to the heart of touristville with a group of friends staying in a hotel on Las Rambles. Strangely, I think we avoided the well-trodden visitor route despite our location and I would say it was the best long weekend there yet.
Firstly our hotel ‘Bargues’ was beautiful, so conveniently located, the staff great and the roof terrace with pool a total joy – we were well looked after. Hotel ‘Bargues’ was beautiful, really conveniently located, the staff great and the roof terrace with pool a total joy (despite it being a bit chilly for a dip in March) – we were well looked after.
The beds were soooo comfortable as were the multitude of pillows….I’m really gonna miss them all *sigh*.
Our party had 4 rooms booked, they were all a little different; ours had a bidet and shower over the bath, another had a wonderful walk in shower, all had inbuilt leather sofa/ loungers and balconies – perfect for smokers.
I was amazed at how sound proof the glazing was, as the hotel is right on Las Ramblas I thought we may suffer but it was great. I wish the same could be said for the internal hall way noise; fortunately this wasn’t a problem for us but you can hear people talking as they walk past so if you get a rowdy group it could be an issue.
We decided against paying for breakfast in the hotel (but my friends said it was great). There’s a Starbucks just down the road and we discovered some really cool brunch places within 8 minutes walk. (also reviewed by flipsidenavigator).
I highly recommend Hotel Bagues, this was my 3rd trip to Barcelona and the convenient location, creature comforts and kindness of staff helped to make this my best visit ever.
Apologies for the random pics; realised when I went to write this that the only usable shots taken were on the first afternoon during arrival drinks on the roof.
Laters navigators. x