Hotels in Rome & Barcelona

posted 3 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
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Blushing bee

@FoxyBride14:  

We did a cruise that ended in Barcelona, and stayed at Hotel Ginebra. We LOVED it! With no experience of the city, we picked it for its price (about as cheap as we could find!), and location. It turned out to be amazing – clean and quiet (very thick walls kept out the sound of the city amazingly well), and the location was phenomenal. It’s right on the main plaza, from which you can get buses to anywhere (local or tourist buses), walk down Las Ramblas, etc. Also, our room had a lovely balcony, so we could look out over the gorgeous plaza, with its lit-up fountains…

 

Post # 5
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Blushing bee

@FoxyBride14:  I’m vegetarian and I don’t drink much, so honestly the food in Spain was not all the great for me – there was lots of meat and wine! They did have really good egg dishes, and since we were on a tight budget, we bought groceries (there’s a grocery store right at that plaza) and did a lot of picnics! It worked for us. And, a lot of other people raved about the tapas, wine, etc – so I think experiences and preferences vary a lot. 🙂

Post # 7
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Blushing bee

@FoxyBride14:  We went last year, on NCL – my first time in Europe. The cruise was fabulous, and I’m sure yours will be, too!

 

Edited to add, since I just noticed you also asked about things to do: We actually did the cheesy tourist bus (like you see in the picture), since we only had a couple days in Barcelona. We spent one day seeing the mountain monastery (a day trip from Barcelona – we took public transit there and it was easy, and well worth it). For our single day in the city, the tourist bus made it very easy to see a lot of awesome places – I loved Park Guell and all the other Gaudi architecture (Casa Batlo, Sagrada Familia, etc), and there was a cool old Cathedral, too. Strolling down las Ramblas was also a great experience. I wish we’d had more time!

 

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