We stayed at Ciudad for days at the end of July 2012. The hotel is only a short walk from the Platja de Castelldefels train stop and only 25mins outside Barcelona. Trains run every half hour or so the hotel is easily accessible if coming from Barcelona city. It is also only a short distance to Barcelona airport, costing about €20 in a taxi. The hotel itself is classed as 3 star but I would actually go as far as to say it is four star standard. We had a HUGE triple room. We had a lovely big bed and then a separate bed was provided for our 7 year old in the seating area of the room. There was sliding doors separating the seating area from the main bedroom which provided a little bit of privacy for ourselves and allowed us to watch tv or chat at night without disturbing our daughter. A lovely travel cot was also provided for us for our baby daughter.
The breakfast was self service style with ample choice. We did not have lunch or dinner included in our stay but we had lunch in the hotel restaurant one afternoon and it was absolutely delicious. We nearly licked our plates clean!
The pool is lovely with lots of sunbeds and umbrellas. The hotel is extremely child friendly and our 7 year old thoroughly enjoyed the pool. The hotel does face onto the street and our room was street facing but there were sheer curtains that provided privacy during the day. The street and whole area are also extremely quiet.
The hotel is about a 35min walk or one stop on the train to the centre of Castelldefels if you wish to do some shopping. The hotel itself is a short walk to a beautiful sandy beach and a host of restaurants. You are literally spoilt for choice. I would say, however, to avoid the 'Yara' cafe/restaurant near the beach. We received the worst service I have ever experienced there. The waiter was dismissive and unhelpful. They didn't have three of the items we asked for on their menu. The waiter literally threw the sandwich in front of our daughter and they forgot our drinks and then completely forgot to bring our espressos. All the while lavishing attention on the spanish customers. All other restaurants we ate in we got lovely friendly service.
Back to the hotel, all the staff, from the reception to restaurant to breakfast to chamber maids, were extremely friendly, welcoming and helpful. We were allowed a late check out up to 2pm with no extra charge. I would stay at this hotel again and recommend it to friends and family. Ignore the negative reviews. This is a great little hotel and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
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