We had a 4 night break at this hotel on bed and breakfast terms.
After arriving at Terminal 2, Barcelona airport, we had about a 10 minute walk to the train station (RENFE), where, at the ticket office we purchased a T10 ticket, which give us 10 trips on local transport in the central area of Barcelona (Zone1), for just under 10 euros. The ticket can also be used for trips to and from the airport. After a 25 minute journey, we left the train at the station of Passeig de Gracia. The hotel was only about a five/ten minute walk away, situated on the south side of a street called Diputacio.
Check-in was quick and without problems, the receptionist being both friendly and helpful. There did not seem to be a porter available and we carried our luggage to our room on the fifth floor. We had a corner room which, after looking at a floor plan, appeared to be slightly larger than other rooms. It overlooked the main street, but the windows provided good sound insulation and we were not affected by the noise of the traffic outside. To our surprise, there was no tea or coffee making facilities in the room. Neither did we appear to have a comprehensive hotel directory, but a room service menu was supplied. A safe was found in the wardrobes, but it could only be used after purchasing a key from reception for just over 8 euros. The wardrobes also contained sufficient hangers for clothes.There was a fridge in the room, what looked like a free wi-fi connection, mini-bar and a flat screen TV. A four position switch on the wall controlled the fan speed of the air-conditioning, but there was no thermostatic control to set the temperature, which I assume was set centrally. The room was never too hot, but outside temperatures never went higher than 24 degrees C while we were there. The bathroom was clean and tidy with a WC, bidet and bath with shower and toiletries were provided and renewed on a daily basis. Larger people may find the bath and shower slightly smaller than they are accustomed to.
A self-service breakfast was located in the main restaurant where a large and varied selection of cold foods and drinks were available. Hot dishes of bacon, eggs, sausage and omelettes were available, but only on request. As our breakfast was included in the room rate, I never asked how much it would cost separately. We did not eat in the restaurant at night, but a menu dispayed outside the restaurant offered a Table D'Hote meal for 32 euros.
The hotel is ideally situated for the shops, cafes and restaurants, being only about a five minute walk to the Placa Catalunya and the start of the main street of La Rambla. The cathedral and old town, the port and harbour, and the beaches, were about a 20 minute, 30 minute and 45 minute walk away respectively.
Overall, we had a pleasant stay at the hotel and would certainly consider visiting again.
- Also Known As:
- Hcc St. Moritz Hotel Barcelona
- Hcc St. Moritz Hotel
- Hcc St Moritz
- Hcc St Moritz Barcelona
- HCC St. Moritz Barcelona, Catalonia
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This emblematic listed building of artistic and historical interest was built in 1883 and began operating as a hotel in 1990. It is located just off Paseo de Gracia, one of the city's main thoroughfares. Completely renovated in 2010, it offers clients the ultimate in comfort and relaxation, promised by the ideal combination of a classical building -typical of stately Barcelona- and all the modern amenities one would expect to find in a 21st-century hotel. ... more less
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