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Hotel Review, Spain

Hotel Lloret, La Ramblas Barcelona, Spain: Hotel Review

Location, Location, Location – what more can I say about Hotel Lloret on La Rambla in Barcelona Spain!  The rooms may be cosy, but the personality of this hotel is huge!  I have to say – it was a terrific find, and I am so pleased that one of my travel friends suggested I stay there over Easter.  I fell in love with Barcelona – I know I will be back – and I hope to call Hotel Lloret home once again!

Let’s start with the basics – free WiFi – in this day and age, I find it tough to believe this service is not available in some hotels.  Happy to say – Hotel Lloret provided internet access for their guests, which worked in the guest rooms and in the breakfast room!  Breakfast was included – a selection of cereals, yogurt, breads, fruits, ham & cheese and the essential tea and coffee to start the day!  They even had adorable patio chairs on the patio overlooking Barcelona’s La Rambla pedestrian walkway – perfect to watch the world go by, and boy does it ever!

The location is perfect, a mere 50 m from Plaza Catalunya.  The easiest way to get there – take the Aerobus direct from your terminal to the Plaza – follow the people to La Rambla – a hub of activity day and night – this pedestrian walkway passes right past the hotel’s front doors.  The bus runs every 5 minutes and you pay the driver when you board.  For 5.30 Euros, you can’t go wrong.  They have a bus for each terminal.  It was so simple, even with my overstuffed suitcase, we gladly used the bus to get back to the airport on our trip home!

Not only is the bus so quick and easy, the metro and train is also close at hand.  Want a more romantic form of transportation – horse and carriage rides passed under my window as I stepped out on the balcony and took in my wonderful view.  Lucky for me – one of my objectives while in Barcelona was to go to Desigual, a funky and colourful Spanish design label with amazing clothes – you would not believe the squeals of delight as I looked across the walkway and directly  into the store!  Not wasting a moment, bags were dropped and I was running across the street to get into the home of shopping nirvana!  In no time, I was decked out in new coat (funky, isn’t it!!!!), dress and summer shirt!  Love the originality.  I think I see Gaudi’s influence in the fashion.  (Even Peter did well, coming out with a funky new shirt to dazzle at home!!!!

My new coat - Desigual

Hotel Lloret Ramblas is strategically located by the head of La Rambla pedestrian street, right next to Plaza Catalunya, at the intersection of metro, train and bus lines. Surrounding Plaza Catalunya are fantastic shops, restaurants and entertainment.  Never a dull moment, La Rambla is where it is at!  Just up the street from the hotel, the historic Mercat de la Boqueria is certain to stimulate your senses!  The yummiest and freshest tapas are available all over – after our little shopping extravaganza, a little wine and Spanish delights were definitely on the cards.  You will find plenty of selection.

View from my balcony, Hotel Lloret, Barcelona

The main tourist sites and monuments are easily accessible from the hotel. These sites include:

La Rambla ……………………………………….0 min walk
Barri Gótic and Cathedral……………………..5 min walk
Beaches …………………………………………..8 min by metro
Picaso Museum………………………………….15 min walk
Casa Milá(Gaudí’s La Pedrera/ Casa Batlló)…15 min walk
The Sagrada Familia …………………………..8 min by metro
Parc Güell………………………………………..20 min by bus

Looking for a place to stay in Barcelona – check out Hotel Lloret on La Rambla – with a location like that, you will have no trouble seeing the sites of this amazing and vibrant city!

About Anita Mac

The bucket list just keeps growing! The more I cross off - the more exciting new destinations and activities I find! I have been fortunate enough to travel a considerable distance over the years. My love of many things, including travel, cycling, kayaking and photography fit together like hand and glove. I have to keep asking myself....where to next? I am happy to share my travels and photography through my blogs: http://traveldestinationbucketlist.com and http://anitamacphotos.wordpress.com Hope you enjoy them as much as I do! On to the next adventure!

Discussion

25 thoughts on “Hotel Lloret, La Ramblas Barcelona, Spain: Hotel Review

  1. La Ramblas! Aah, fond memories! I visited Barcelona in 2009 with my then boyfriend (now husband). Loved all the street entertainers and the buzzing atmosphere. Would recommend it to anyone! The Aquarium is also surprisingly spectacular, as is the giant Mammoth in the park by the zoo. Check me out – tour guide extraordinaire. ;)

    A fabulous review m’lady! Love it! Bravo! :)

    Posted by jessseeker | April 18, 2012, 9:33 am
    • We barely even scraped the surface! Saw a fair bit of the street entertainment – from the hotel room balcony, I had a great view of a few of the buskers – there is some great talent out there! Wouldn’t mind seeing the Aquarium – have heard good things but just ran out of time!

      Posted by Anita Mac | April 18, 2012, 12:41 pm
  2. fascinating! thank u for sharing

    Posted by terry1954 | April 18, 2012, 9:37 am
  3. Been there. Love it! Great post.

    Posted by David Kanigan | April 18, 2012, 9:43 am
  4. Barcelona fanstatsic place – even better, come down south to Almería, the REAL Spain :-)

    Posted by Martyn Thompson | April 18, 2012, 9:49 am
  5. All the individual balconies add the the character of the hotel!

    Posted by PC PHOTO | April 18, 2012, 4:36 pm
  6. I’m glad you enjoyed your trip to Spain. My youngest son visited Spain through a Student Ambassador Program, carried out through his High School, years ago. He called me at 3 A.M. (my time) to tell me how awesome it is. He fell in love with the Architecture. Maybe one day, I’ll see for myself. I keep hearing wonderful things about the beauty to be found throughout Europe. :)

    Posted by orples | April 18, 2012, 6:51 pm
    • I couldn’t agree more with your son – the architecture, the history – so fascinating. I love how, day and night, there are always so many people out and walking about. I hope you get the chance to visit – it is so vibrant.

      Posted by Anita Mac | April 19, 2012, 7:43 am
  7. Excellent find. From the handy walking/riding times provided, it sounds like the location is the best feature.

    Posted by Lane & Juliet (@thelostbackpack) | April 19, 2012, 9:20 am
    • Location was definitely a brilliant feature. Great shower too, which I didn’t mention – loads of water pressure. Nice breakfast room and sitting area – really a lovely hotel – an excellent find.

      Posted by Anita Mac | April 19, 2012, 11:24 am
  8. Sounds like you had a lot of fun! We much prefered staying in a quieter street in the Barri Gothic, just off the cthedral square. LOVED Barcelona! Thanks for a wonderful post that brought back memories!

    Posted by Madhu | April 22, 2012, 3:42 am
  9. Wonderful Anita… I can add that it was one of the few hotels that have solo rooms (for half the price), personal wake-up call at 4:45 a.m. (helpful staff) , and yes … I too did some serious damage across the street ! ( Desigual ). And also it is presently undergoing some renos, so a bit of sprucing up won’t hurt a bit ! Overall, best location, and I too would recommend it.

    Posted by Joan | April 22, 2012, 5:37 pm
  10. I love the breakdown of how close it was to all the sites you wanted to see! Very helpful!

    Posted by ashleypaige4 | April 30, 2012, 10:07 am
  11. Reblogged this on All About Travel.

    Posted by Anje Vela | June 1, 2012, 10:32 am

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