Our 3 night nightmare in Barcelona was tempered only by our accomodation. The staff and facilities at Century Park Hotel were excellent. Andrea and Maite went out of their way to assist us in trying to secure tempory travel documents etc. The location of the hotel was excellent for site-seeing, for those of you fortunate enough not to have been mugged of your wallet and travel documents. I was excited about our stay in Barcelona and all the wonders this city. However 5 mins after stopping at Placa Catalunya I had my wallet and travel documents lifted from my bag while we struggled to offload our luggage from the bus with the bus driver and his supervisor shouting at us to remove same.
I firmly believe that our ordeal was orchestrated from when we stepped on the A1 Aeroport Bus at Barcelona Airport. We are fairly certain that the bus drivers may even be involved in the syndicates that operate at the major tourist stops like Placa Catalunya.
The police officials were no where to be seen despite this being a serious problem in the city and at the police station there were no less than 15 other cases reported in the hour and half that I waited to have my matter attended to. In short I would not recommend a visit to Barcelona, however if you find yourself in the unfortunate position of having to spend time in this city then Century Park Hotel is the best choice. You will not find better value for money and friendlier staff.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Barcelona Century Hotel is ideal for anyone looking for accommodation in Barcelona who wants to enjoy the most emblematic attractions the city offers. We are located in the city centre and our daily goal is to go on offering our guests even better service day by day. That is why from now on as Barcelona Century Hotel we will be delighted to share new experiences with you. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Century Park Barcelona
- Barcelona Century Hotel Catalonia