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in the Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic), Barcelona, Spain
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FEATURED HOTELS - GOTHIC QUARTER
|The Gothic Quarter (Barri
Gòtic in Catalan; Spanish: Barrio Gótico) is the centre of
the old city of Barcelona. It stretches from La Rambla to Via Laietana,
and from the Mediterranean seafront to Ronda de Sant Pere. Despite
several changes undergone in the 19th and early 20th century, many of the
buildings date from Medieval times, some from as far back as the Roman
settlement of Barcelona. Remains of the squared Roman Wall can be seen
around Tapineria and Sots-Tinent Navarro to the north, Avinguda de la Catedral
and Plaça Nova to the west and Carrer de la Palla to the south.
El Call, the medieval Jewish quarter, is located within this area too.
The Barri Gòtic retains a labyrinthine street plan, with many small
streets opening out into squares. Most of the quarter is closed to regular
traffic although open to service vehicles and taxis.
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Renovated in 2006 and centrally
located in Barcelona's Old Town, the Confortel Almirante is a modern, nine-storey
townhouse set 150 metres from the beguiling Gothic Quarter's 14th-century
cathedral and 500 metres from Plaça de Catalunya. The hotel
also houses a bar, and drinks and snacks are available via room service
(limited hours). Other amenities include currency exchange, dry-cleaning
services and business facilities. Guests can step out of the hotel
and explore the enticing warren of streets that make up the Barri Gòtic,
widely considered to be Europe's most perfectly preserved medieval quarter.
The hotel offers 73 air conditioned guestrooms located on nine floors,
all of which are accessible by lift. All guestrooms feature modern decor
in warm colours and include wireless Internet access, satellite television,
minibars, direct-dial telephones and early-morning coffee.
Hotel Central, Barcelona
Built in 1926, this seven-floor
hotel is situated in Barcelona's Gothic quarter, just 300 metres from the
bustling Ramblas. Guests can head for the rooftop pool and sun deck with
its panoramic views of the city or work out at the fitness centre. Motorists
will find nearby garage parking or the hotel can arrange an airport transfer
(surcharge). Placa Catalunya square is 300 metres away and Gaudi's Sagrada
Familia cathedral is one kilometre from the hotel. At the Actual
Restaurant and Café diners can enjoy a main meal or tapas selection
in a contemporary setting where local Catalan dishes and Mediterranean
specialities are on offer. Room service is on offer round the clock,
and staff at the 24-hour front desk can provide concierge services, exchange
currency have use of a fully equipped business centre and those with laptops
can take advantage of wireless Internet.
Barcelona Catedral, Barcelona
Hotel Barcelona Catedral
is a modern corner hotel situated in Barcelona city centre 200 metres from
the cathedral and eight blocks from the Picasso Museum. Guests can visit
the cathedral 200 metres away, take a stroll along the lively Las Ramblas
three blocks away, enjoy an evening at the opera four blocks away, or spend
a day at the beach two kilometres away. Guests can start the day with an
invigorating work out at the gym or swim lengths of the outdoor pool. The
restaurant, 4 Capellans, serves healthy Mediterranean food in contemporary
surroundings with outside seating and a relaxed atmosphere. Alternatively
the Terrace Bar offers a simple menu in an informal setting. The concierge
can advise on Barcelona's wealth of attractions, and guests can enjoy a
complimentary tour of the old quarter and sign-up for cooking and wine-tasting
The traditional Hotel Colon
Barcelona is located in the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona, Spain. The hotel
is 500 metres from the bustling Las Ramblas promenade and one kilometre
from the beach. The nearest metro stations are Jaume I, Urquinaona and
Liceu. Leading off the lobby, the smart Catedral del Hotel Colon
serves innovative Mediterranean dishes. The restaurant's terrace overlooks
the cathedral's spires. Staff at the Hotel Colon Barcelona's 24-hour
front desk can exchange currency and give sightseeing advice. The
Hotel Colon Barcelona's 141 guestrooms are decorated in bright colours
with separate seating areas. All rooms have high-definition interactive
television, high-speed Internet connections (surcharge), minibars and safes.
The Neri Hotel is located
in Barcelona, Spain, one kilometre from the site of the 1992 Olympic Games
and 5.5 kilometres from Guadi's masterpiece, the Sagrada Familia.
Housed in a sympathetically restored 18th century palace, this is a boutique
hotel which combines original features with colourful contemporary decor.
Guests can relax on the rooftop sun terrace where the five elements of
feng shui are used to create a tranquil refuge amid fragrant jasmine and
orange blossom. The hotel library has a selection of magazines about
the arts, culture, and design. Breakfast (surcharge) is available each
morning in the intimate atmosphere of the Neri Restaurant, overlooking
Plaza Sant Felip Neri. Dinner menus feature modern regional dishes influenced
by traditional recipes. Tasting menus allow guests to sample up to nine
Gran Hotel Havana, Barcelona
The Silken Gran Havana hotel
in Barcelona, Spain, is five blocks from the shopping on the Paseo de Gracia
and the historic Gothic Quarter, built upon medieval Roman ruins. Less
than two kilometers from the hotel are Barcelona landmarks including the
Picasso Museum, Santa Maria del mar Cathedral and La Barceloneta beach.
The interior atrium of the Silken Gran Havana extends six stories from
the ground-floor to the glass roof. Amenities include complimentary newspapers
in the lobby and concierge services from the multilingual staff.
Grand Place restaurant serves breakfast buffets, Mediterranean-style lunches
and dinners. Open from morning to late evening, the piano bar La Cupola
serves drinks and bar food. Wireless Internet access is available.