This is our 3rd stay in Barcelona (we have relatives an hour's train ride away), and the best hotel by far!! It's situated in a quiet side street yet within easy walking distance of La Rambla, La Font Magica, the beach , Montjuic and lots of tapas bars and cafes. An earlier reviewer mentions only fast food outlets yet a few doors down the same street is one of the most popular tapas bars favoured by 'Lonely Planet' Quimet i Quimet. We found plenty of cafes close by where we could enjoy a coffee and croissant for 2 euros with the locals and evening meals were generally cheaper than La Ramble area as more Spanish eat in this area.
We booked a basic double room but were given the Junior Suite which was spacious, clean and very quiet. Plenty of towels and toiletries were provided as well as use of a free safe and min fridge. It was hot whilst we were there so we were grateful for the free air con.
The reception staff were very friendly and helpful but I did not expect them to be tour guides, there are plenty of books around to fill that gap!
The wi fi didn't work for us but there was a computer to use free of charge in the reception area..
Easy to get to from the airport. We caught the Aerobus to Placa d'Espanya and then walked down Ave del Paral.lel, although you could catch the Metro from the square as there is a Metro stop at Paral.lel.
All in all, excellent value for money and very convenient.
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- Also Known As:
- Parallel Hotel Barcelona
- Hotel Paral - Lel Barcelona, Catalonia