We enjoyed the Silken hotel. The room was very nice and updated, loved the modern bathroom and simple furnishings. Stayed on the 4th floor and the worst part was the rather rambunctious glee club (most likely college students) who took over the floor and were pretty loud.
The neighborhood was nice and apparently kind of the ritzy part of town. Seemed like the equivalent of Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood with the same access to downtown. There was a convenience store directly across the street with cheap soda, wine and water so don't dare touch that mini bar!
Basic European style breakfast of assorted cold-cuts, cheeses, pastries, cereal, yogurt and fruit. You could also order a basic omelet. The bartender made all of my cafe au laits for me, he seemed to despise the idea of me using the Keurig machine, which was fine with me. Also their coffee with milk is the equivalent of the American $4 latte but for free!
The location was convenient, and if weather had been nicer, we would have walked the neighborhood more. But it was unseasonably cool and rainy so we hopped the train #7 to Las Ramblas every day/night.
About a 10 minute walk from the hotel was a stop on two different tourist bus lines. If you plan to utilize the trains and sightsee, there is some type of pass that for about $40 Euros allows you to use all of the public tran while getting free admittance to many of the museums! Wish we'd figured that out our first day instead of our last night. Also, it's almost never worth it to purchase train passes ride by ride, as you can't transfer to other lines (got a bit confusing). Go ahead and get the 10-ride that allows you to transfer between trains, buses, etc. all throughout the city.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hotel Sant Gervasi, is located 5 metro stops away from down town, in the most select part of Barcelona, where Modernist houses and new buildings enjoy a happy coexistence. This neighborhood is one of the safest & quietest in town. Close by to the Hotel, and very well communicated, you have also the following sightseeing’s: Park Güell, the fantastic park designed by the architect Antoni Gaudí and the Tibidabo mountain. The hotel’s size – it has only 63 rooms – is part of its special charm, and its guests will enjoy the warm hospitality only found in such intimate establishments. The Sant Gervasi is also convenient for all transport, the historic city centre and the trade fair site at Montjuïc. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Silken St. Gervasi Hotel Barcelona, Catalonia
- Silken St Gervasi Barcelona