Via Laietana 61, Barcelona, Catalonia, 08003, Spain
A good central spot for La Rambla
I spent two nights here in April 2008. A good central location for the La Rambla and Placa de Catalunya.
I didn't have the breakfast, which cost extra, but there are plenty of small cafes in the area in which you can get a decent orange juice, coffee, toast and bacon and eggs.
Unique Quality: For some reason there was a exercise bike in the room, which was only used by me to hang some clothes on!
Directions: Just a short walk down from Placa de Catalunya.
Beautiful accomodation for backpackers
The first day of our backpacktrip started in this hostel. We booked in advance and in summer, that may be neccesary. When we entered the builing we couldn't believe our eyes. The picture next to this text is taken in the main hall. You should expect it to be very expensive then. But it costed less than 10 euro. That included breakfast and with 5 euro more you had dinner too, but you had to mention in advance. The food wasn't really bad, but not excelent either, said my friend. But being a vegetarian they made a special dinner for me. It was delicious and enough for the both of us (tip? ;) ).
We where sleeping in a bedroom for six persons. But the others came in late (and very quiet) so we had the room almost to ourselves. There were lockers (but you had to bring the lock yourself), and clean bathrooms in the hall. It was a great hostel with only one inconvienience: it's pretty far away from the citycentre. You have to go by metro everyday and since it was hot and the metro and the bus costed money we dicided to take a hostel in the centre the next day. That was a great advantage of that other hostel, but on all other points this hostel was better: cleaner, cheaper, nicer and quieter.
Unique Quality: As I just said. This hostel had a lot of good points. One of them is the beautiful building. 'Though it isn't close to the centre it is near Parc Güell, so we went to see that the first day.
They say themselves that they have e lot of activities like live music, but since I spent only one night there I can't tell you from experience.
Directions: The hostel is situated near Parc Güell. Take metroline 3 to Vallcarca and get out at Republica Argentina, then take bus 25 or 28 and as for the alberg juvenil.
The 8 stories Montblanc Hotel Barcelona offers 79 comfortable guest rooms where the guests can enjoy a warm and relaxing atmosphere of traditional local hospitality that is bound to make them feel at home. This recently opened tourist class hotel has been fitted to a far higher specification than its category requires. The hotel is centrally located in the Gothic Quarter, in the main area of the city. The hotel is 0.5 kilometers from the Cathedral, 0.5 kilometers from the Arquitecture of Gardi, 1 kilometer from the Beaches, 10 kilometers from the El Prat Airport and just next to the Palau De La Musica.
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Brilliant Hotel, Excellent Location
Just returned back from a 3 night break in Barcelona - stayed at the Montblanc Hotel. Hotel was brilliant - clean, rooms nice and large. Ideally located for Las Ramblas & Gothic area. Lots of lovely cafes just round the corner from the hotel where you could get a coffee & croissant for about 3 euros. Would definitely stay at the hotel again.
Central, bright,clean & friendly.
For a 3* superior hotel Mont Blanc was well above average. We did not swim or have a meal in the evening there but if the Breakfast was anything to go by then I feel the evening meal would be excellant too. Very clean & well comfy beds with our room looking down directly onto a busy street (we were on the 6th floor) but as the room is double glazed not a sound was heard.Lift or stairs took you to where you wanted to be. Attentive & helpful staff & an excellent position to the main square of Placa Catalunya & The Rambla.(wow what a place)
We could fully recommend Barcelona as a vibrant & alive place,colourful & not to be missed. We mostly tried to eat where the locals did & found that the city has more to offer than just paella. Very easy to get to via the airport bus on arrival & we found many helpful locals whenever we stopped to check our map! The biggest asset for us were very comfortable walking shoes. We would happily stay in Mont Blanc again
Just had an easter break in barcelona at the hotel Montblanc. The hotel was
excellent - very good sized bedrooms and bathroom.
Staff were very friendly and helpful on reception.
The Continental breakfast was very extensive - with a very varied menu
Only problem was traffic noise - being on the second floor it was quite noisey with the Spanish car horns!!
Would definately stay there again -good value for money.
Clean & Comfortable
Stayed at the Montblanc for 3 nights after reading some very good reviews on Tripadvisor and wasn't dissapointed. The hotel was just a few minutes walk from Placa Catalunya, for shops, open top bus tour stop and the top end of La Rambla and in the other direction the catherdral.
Breakfast was included in the price and was absolutely delicious with an unbelievable choice. The room was spacious and clean with comfy beds. Only 2 down sides, firstly that I booked 3 rooms on the net and requested rooms overlooking the pool area. They completely ignored this and were not even aware when we checked in. They only had 1 room left overlooking the pool. Secondly the drinks in the bar and mini bar were horendously expensive (4 drinks cost almost 30 euros in the bar) Once we realised this we had our nightcaps elsewhere.
The reception recommended a flamenco night, The Cordoba located on La Rambla and this was excellent. At first we thought it a bit pricey, 60 euros each but this did include a 3 course buffet dinner, which was lovely, all our wine, cava or beer and the show which was fab, so really well worth it.
Would definitely go back to Barcelona and this hotel.
(Just a word of warning however. As we checked in someone had had his wallet stolen in the town; we (4 ladies) experienced an incident when 3 children about 10 yrs old tried to take a purse from us, without success; I had heard of a mugging in broad daylight in a local park; so please take care. Also there are beggers on just about every corner)
Great Central Location But Quiet Too
My wife and I stayed at the Montblanc for 4 nights in April 2005 with our 2 teenage children. Our rooms were at the front of the hotel so there was a certain amount of traffic noise but no more than would be expected in the centre of a lively and vibrant cityand it didn't disturb us at all. In fact we rather liked it. We heard no noise from other guests either and although the hotel was busy at breakfast time and appeared to be full, it was also quiet. Rooms were a good size and comfortable and the bathrooms had power showers. Each room has an exercise bike so you can build up an appetite for breakfast. A pianist plays in the bar most nights. The location is great - just a few minutes walk from the bustling Ramblas and the buzzing Placa Catalunya which is the main hub for all forms of transport. The 2 day tour bus pass is especially good value and goes virtually everywhere - don't miss any of the Gaudi architecture, especially the Parc Guell, the Sagrada Familia and La Pedrera.
The breakfast wasn't particularly Spanish but was very substantial and had everything you could want, and we also ate in the hotel's own restaurant one night where the set menu with wine was good value at 18 euros for 3 courses and wine. One option was roast shoulder of kid but we didn't go for that. We were topped up with several rounds of cava ( very drinkable ) but that may have been down to the waiter's attentiveness to my daughters. All in all, this hotel couldn't be faulted for location and value for money.
Lovely Hotel in good location
We stayed 4 nights in mid May in this lovely hotel. It has a great location right in the centre of Barcelona but yet quiet at night. Our room was very spacious and spotlessly clean. We felt this was excellent value for money.
Breakfast was not included but there were plenty of local cafe bars close by where you can get breakfast for €5.00.
Barcelona is a beautiful city but be aware of pickpockets. We witnessed a bag snatch in a park in the middle of the day - a very unpleasant experience. This episode reinforced advice we had received from other visitors about being extremely careful with personal belongings.
We enjoyed our stay so much that we will definitely return to Barcelona and will stay in this hotel.
The Hotel Montblanc offered excellent value for money at 119 euros a night plus 7% tax. The hotel offered us modern clean and efficient service along with a varied breakfast menu that served until 11am. The late breakfast is a great idea in Barcelona as the nights are so late in the Med and we were sometimes eating dinner at midnight and snacking during the day on wonderful Tapas.
The location of the hotel was perfect for easy access to all the sights, shopping and beach. All of which were within walking distance of anywhere between 10-30 mins. For some sights that are further away or on a lazy day we chose to use the Metro, which is one of the easiest and most efficient metro systems i've used, I should know, I live in London! A Metro stop is opposite the Hotel and another stop at Pg de Gracia which has more lines available is 5-7 mins walk
Las Ramblas is very close by and anyone looking for cheap but quality food in an attractive Plaza off Las Ramblas would enjoy visiting Les Quinze Nits, Plaza Reial, off Las Ramblas, nesrest Metro Liceu. There are queues outside from 8.30pm, doors open at 9pm, don't be put off by the queues as they move very quickly and the food is varied, i.e. Carpaccio of beef, rissottos, pasta dishes. The service is fast, so don't expect a long meal, the restaurant remains cheap because of the high turnover of tables.
A visit to Port Olympic either by day for the beach and restaurants or in the evening for dinner, (especially seafood) drinks and partying is a must. Prices of drinks here in the evening are VERY expensive, 20 euros for two drinks.
There is so much to see and do that a long weekend is just not enough, I am therefore planning a longer trip next year to take in all the sights I missed.
HCC Montblanc Hotel
Could anyone tell me anything about this hotel, I am thinking of booking in there for a week in August. Also, any info about parking would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks a million
RE: HCC Montblanc Hotel
Montblanc hotel is fine, I used to book there for some of my clients when I was working close to downtown. It has been renewed recently (two years ago) it is very centric and has a parking on the same hotel.
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Address: Via Laietana 61, Barcelona, Catalonia, 08003, Spain