More about H10 Catalunya Plaza
The town centre!
The name of the centre is Catalunya Plaza. Most buses will stop there, include the air bus. There has a tourist office, many restaurants, hotels and shops around there. The Plaza is near the Metro - Sant Antonai Catalunya. You will find this place always has many people, especially the tourist.
Nice newer resturant with a great atmosphere! There are a couple of locations around the city. I ate at one in L'Exaimple but there is also one just around Catalunya Plaza. Great service and the menu is also in English. Had the Paella and also tasted the chicken. Great wine selection at good prices.
Mestres & Bassegoda Houses - Casas
These two houses are next to Catalonia Square (Plaça Catalunya - Plaza Cataluña). They are built in Modernist style too and, in spite of they're not as popular as the ones in the "Apple of discord" or the Milà house, they're quite interesting. The first one is the Pascual i Pons House, or Mestres House, built by Sagnier i Villavecchia in 1891 with medieval architectonics elements. The other one is the enormous Rocamora Houses, or Bassegoda House, designed by the brothers Joaquín and Buenaventura Bassegoda in 1914 following the Neo-Gothic style.
Estas dos casas están junto a la Plaza de Cataluña. También están construidos en estilo modernista y,a pesar de no ser tan conocidas como las casas de la "Manzana de la Discordia" o la Casa Milà, son bastante interesantes. La primera de ellas es la Casa Pascual i Pons, o Casa Mestres, construida por Sagnier i Villavecchia en 1891 con elementos arquitectónicos medievales. La otra son las enormes Casas Rocamora, o Casa Bassegoda, diseñada por los hermanos Joaquín y Buenaventura Bassegoda en 1914 siguiendo el estilo neogótico.
Excellent locale & value
We stayed for 7 nights at the Catalunya Plaza. The location could not be bettered, central for everything, including all transport links. Although graded as a 3 star hotel, I feel this grading is rather on the mean side! Although our room was not front facing, it was of a good size, had all required amenities, with a separate sitting area with TV. Added surprise was a private outside patio area with table & chairs which, thanks to Barcelona's fantastic climate even in November, we could make use of for a quiet drink. All hotel staff could speak English and were extremely friendly and helpful. This was our visit to Barca, but we will definitely return and would certainly stay at the Catalunya Plaza again.
great little hotel, great location
This was a great little hotel, right in the middle of all the action. I was a little nervous when we arrived, since it's located right on a plaza, and I figured we would need earplugs in order to sleep, but we spent a week there and never had our sleep interrupted by any noise. Our room was larger than the average European hotel room. But the best part of this hotel is where it's situated. It's a block away from the top of the Ramblas, and that alone made this a hotel I will definitely keep coming back to. The room was super clean, the decor was classy, the breakfast (addt'l cost) was really yummy, and the staff really went out of their way to make sure we were attended to. I highly recommend this hotel!
Great Hotel in a great location
This hotel was amazing! Location is key and this hotel in right in the middle of it all...close to metro, train from airport, tour busses, shopping, and Las Ramblas. Staff was friendly and helpful. Breakfast buffet in the morning was delicious and at no add'l cost. Free internet on site was helpful. I got a room on the top floor overlooking the plaza and heard barely any noise. Rooms are decorated nice and a good size. I highly recommend this hotel and would love to go back there in the future.
Couldn't fault it
Wow - what a find. Right in centre. Caught blue bus outside airport and it took us almost to the hotel door for 3.45 euros each. Breakfast fab - even had smoked salmon and cava if you can stomach that first thing in the morning. Cava. red wine, donoughts, pastries, coffee and tea available all day long to serve yourself - free. Our room was ok, but we did hear someone complaining about their room being small - they were moved to a bigger one though. Couldn't fault the hotel - even price reasonable - cheap actually at 150 euros = vat each room per night. Brill Brill Brill
Excellent Barcelona Hotel
Nothing to say but positives for this hotel. Staff was extremely helpful and customer service oriented. Loved the free internet access and water/coffee/snacks. Room was tiny, but completely adequate. Noise for us was not a problem.
Our Barcelona and Mallorca trip
"Barcelona, the fun city for the older set"
My friend Hillel and I were invited to family in Mallorca, and decided to spend a few days in Barcelona as well before flying over to them. Two years ago I myself spent a week in Barcelona and the surrounding area. I fell in love with the place and vowed to return, this time with Hillel. We came as independent travelers.
As we are "young" 70 year olds, we had to be in a central area. We found that the Catalunya Plaza Hotel within the Plaza Catalunya was the ideal place to stay, a short walk to the Ramblas, the Gothic Quarter and all the buses, metro and trains. It was easy to take the Aerobus (airport bus) to the El Cortes stop in the plaza and walk past the fountain area to our hotel. The fare was only eur3.75. There was a long queue for the taxis at the airport, while the buses were frequent and got to town quickly. Only problem, hoisting the suitcases in to the luggage holders on the bus, but youngsters kindly helped. (More in chapter 2)
"Our adventure on the first night of our trip"
At 11pm, after refreshment and a long rest, we entered the Ramblas and walked towards the sea, with the Columbus Monument and Maritime Museum, as our destination. When we got there, we saw twinkling lights near the seashore and an attractive bridge. We had found the Maremagnum center on the other side. full of elegant shops and eating places. On arrival, we sat down to eat icecreams, enjoying the youthful atmosphere.
We left to return to our hotel at about 2am. As we reached the bridge, a warning was sounded to advise that the bridge was closed for the rest of the night, something we were unaware of. So we were obliged to walk for an hour or more, crossing a bridge farther away from the Ramblas. It was interesting to see all kinds of people enjoying the cool air in the middle of the night and not just youngsters. Young and old, children and couples with babies in prams were strolling around as if in the middle of the day. There was no feeling of menace, as there is sometimes in other big cities at this hour. At 3am, after failing to hail a taxi, a bus near the Columbus Monument took us back to our hotel on the Plaza Catalunya. My, our feet were sore!!!
H10 Catalunya Hotel
I've read really good reviews about this hotel and I'd like to hear what people who have stayed there say. Is it really that good?
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Don't know about this one, but when on business travelling I've been in H10 hotels several times and all of them offered excellent quality-price ratio. This one has an exceptional location as well.
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Is this the hotel called the capital, located near the gran via 2 shopping mall?
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I'm not sure. It's called the H10 Catalunya Plaza Hotel and it's located on Placa Catalunya, 7. Does this ring a bell? I was interested inknowing how good the location was.
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The hotel takes its name of the location. It is located just in the hearth of the city, Plaça Cataunya is between Las Ramblas top ad the beginning of Passeig de Gràcia. So it means 10 minutes walking to the cathedral, 10 minutes to Casa Batllò, 10 minutes to La Boqueria market…. Besides a metro stop just at the hotel door and many bus stops in the square, including tourist buses.
Well, I’ve seen only the main entrance passing by, but it looks fine.
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