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Old 01-23-2013, 07:16 PM   #1
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Hotel recommendations in Barcelona?

Well, poop.

DCL tells me that all of the rooms in the hotels they are using are booked for when we will be there pre-cruise - June 13 and 14.

They said they are using the Hilton and the Rennaissance this year.

Does anyone know if it is the Hilton Barcelona, or the Hilton Diagonal Mar?

Anyway, I checked them on and they are showing no availability. So, it looks like we will be booking on our own.

Does anyone have any recommendations for other hotels? We are a family of 4, all adults. (Well, kids are 22 and 18, but they count as adults.).

We don't need a lot of snazzy stuff - just clean, safe, and comfortable, and preferably with some tourist assistance, in case we want to go out to eat or do some sightseeing.


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Old 01-23-2013, 07:41 PM   #2
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Check out this hotel, Hotel Petit Palace Boquetia Barcelona, great location and price. Rooms for 4 available.

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Here's a thread with plenty of information on hotels in Barcelona. Link.

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Old 01-23-2013, 08:05 PM   #4
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Disney has used Hilton Diagonal Mar the last couple cruise years. Disney had a check-in for the cruise in the lower floor the morning of the cruise so when you went to the pier you just strolled onto the ship. We have stayed at the Pullman Hotel in 2010 on another cruise and it was very nice. It was a block from the Med. and you could walk to the bay area and Las Ramblas.
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Old 01-23-2013, 08:39 PM   #5
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We stayed at the Le Meridien on Las Rambas last time. The port shuttle bus (3 euro per person) was at the end of Las Ramblas so we walked there to take the shuttle.
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Old 01-24-2013, 01:49 PM   #6
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Novotel Barcelona City. Or if you want something more expensive, then try this brand.

Also consider an apartment.
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We stayed at Condes de Barcelona a few years ago. It was within walking distance of La Sagrada Familia and across the street from another of Gaudi's buildings. I think we paid $140 for our stay. We took a taxi to the pier and our hotel arranged it. I want to say it was 20 euros or so.
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Old 01-28-2013, 09:24 AM   #8
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I suggest calling DCL back and asking to be put on a wait list. Since the paid in full date has not happened yet, people may cancel and you could get a room.

I did this, we are on the June 1 cruise and originally booked the pre-cruise ABD but decided to cancel that and we needed rooms. The price with Disney was much cheaper than booking directly with the Renaissance ($204 vs $309). They put me on a wait list (but only after I called back twice and asked) and was notified on Friday that an opening was available.

Worth a try.
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We stayed at the Hilton Diagonal Del Mar after our cruise in 2010. It was very nice. We were so exhausted from a month traveling all over Europe that we sat outside at the roof top pool most of the day. We wandered to the beach and ate. Didn't see most of Barcelona. So bummed out, but it was a nice relaxing day. Probably great for jet lag day. We are going to be on the same cruise you are, but I am looking for something a little more centrally located this time.
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