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Old Jan 21st, 2007, 12:25 PM
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Barcelona-Lodging

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We are going to Barcelona first week in April and are looking for a B & B or Pension to stay in. want a safe neighborhood, not to expensive, a place with charm, where we can mingle with "the natives". Any suggestions? thanks DianeJo
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Old Jan 21st, 2007, 01:23 PM
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Tried to find same, but settled on Hot Apsis Splendid as a compromise.
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Old Jan 21st, 2007, 06:11 PM
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Have you stayed there yet? Where did you get the info on it? DianeJo
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Old Jan 22nd, 2007, 06:21 AM
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I just booked an apartment for our trip in Feb. I also looked at B&Bs and Hostals in the €70 range for 2 people. If this is your budget, write to me at [email protected] and I will forward you the links.

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Old Jan 22nd, 2007, 11:00 AM
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DJ,
We'll be there in May: rates were 95 Euro + 7% VAT + 6.5 Euro pp for 1/2 price breakfast when we booked in early December.
We'll be there only two nights prior to a cruise so didn't waste a lot of time finding it.
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Old Jan 22nd, 2007, 11:01 AM
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Sorry,
www.hotel-splendid.com
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Old Jan 22nd, 2007, 11:10 AM
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I took a look at the Splendid, very $$ for my nights. 600EUR for 3 nights in May!

I too am looking for something similar in Barcelona for our stay in May. hoping to spend 90EUR (or less) per night for a double. Right now I have made reservations at El Jardi, which gets good reviews, but doesn't sound like good value.
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Old Jan 22nd, 2007, 12:03 PM
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we too looked at Jardin but the neighborhood looks questionable. DJ
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Old Jan 22nd, 2007, 12:10 PM
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DianeJo, I understand that further north near the Pl. Catalunya is ideal. The other place I am considering, which is right in that area is Hostal Goya. Gets VERY good reviews, but no TV, which we do use (even without english programs) to wind down each evening. I might book it anyway.
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Old Jan 22nd, 2007, 12:19 PM
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I was also looking for an affordable hotel in Barcelona and contacted El Jardi, but just couldn't bring myself to book it. Instead I found Hotel Hesperia Del Port, and booked it on Venere, for good rates. It has great tripadvisor reviews, but we haven't stayed here yet.

http://www.hesperia.com


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Old Jan 22nd, 2007, 01:57 PM
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DianeJo,

Although it doesn't serve breakfast you might want consider the Hostal Girona.

My trip report is a little out of date now, but here's a link if you want to take a look;

http://www.fodors.com/forums/threads...2&tid=34467790

There's a link to the Girona's website in the report.

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Old Jan 23rd, 2007, 09:22 AM
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DianeJo,
Have you tried lastminute deals on apartments? There are several sites but I recommend www.citysiesta.com we are paying 433 Euros for 6 nights in feb in apartment just south of P Catalunya.
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Old Jan 23rd, 2007, 09:39 AM
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The Apsis Atrium Palace; two blocks from Placa Catalunya; extensive buffet breakfast; totally cengral neighboor hood and perhaps in your price range (which we aren't sure about)

www.apsishotels.com
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Old Jan 24th, 2007, 06:28 AM
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I highly recommend checking out www.friendlyrentals.com for really great apartments at great rates. I personally booked with them for a the first week in February and they are so easy to deal with....check them out
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Old Jan 24th, 2007, 12:40 PM
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Figuea; Have you every used them before? how did you get the recommendation? Thanks
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