My First time to Barcelona found me this waterfront hotel by recommendation from the airport information desk as central to my requirements. In short walking distance from the metro the Cafe Peru at the front of the hotel Marina Folch was a pleasant reception after a marathon trip from Orkney, Scotland. A family run cafe and hotel put me in the pleasant and capable care of very helpful courteous and welcoming staff from the offset. The hotel is separate from from the cafe and you have to walk around the end of the building and up the back street but only a few metres to the main door. The bell connects to reception up a short narrow stair or lift if required. The ensuite rooms vary in size and the first night I had a single. The bed was clean, comfortable and cozy. Air-conditioning and television in the bedroom, toilet, sink and shower (spotless) attached. I have stayed there on several occasions in different rooms, all spotlessly serviced. Some rooms face inward to a large central shaft which does supply light and opening windows. The front facing rooms have balconies to sit out on with patio windows. The double bed I had the most recent time there in June this year had a mattress to die for. It was the most comfortable bed I've ever slept in. I want one! Remember to take bottled water or ask at the cafe for some before retiring. I have used the water from tap to drink and it was absolutely fine. Back to the cafe which only opens around midday but open until after midnight - I will challenge anyone to find better food anywhere in the area and there are no shortage of venues. I have tried a few that looked a bit up market but always returned to Cafe Peru where I was greeted with real smiles beautifully presented food that tastes even better than it looks if that's possible. I cannot speak highly enough about this venue. The genuine caring family not only supply a service by catering but have extended a hand of friendship to me a weary traveller but on frequent occasions have helped me out using their multi lingual skills with their own phone and internet. Should you choose to stay and or eat here you will enjoy the friendly family atmosphere of a smaller hotel and cafe and not feel like you are a number on a conveyor belt. This venue is central to the beach not far down the main street at the front. Port Vell shopping centre and marinas across the way past the Historic Museum. A market for fish, poultry, meat an veg just around the corner and a Plaza with shops of all kinds around. Three or four hundred metres will take you to the Christopher Columbus statue at the bottom of the Rambla and another 15mins up to Plaza de Catalunya for buses taxis and trains to the airport. Whether just in Barcelona for one night or an extended stay I would thoroughly recommend you try this place. Its not the usual spread yourself out and amongst lots of people place but a quiet retreat sort of home from home.
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- Marina Folch Hotel Barcelona
- Hotel Marina Folch Barcelona, Catalonia