June 19, 2006

We're staying in a palace!

Follow-up to Barcelona… from For blog's sake

Finally booked a hotel for our holiday to Barcelona in July – Hotel Granvia

Located on tree–lined Gran Via, this ornate former 19th century palace is steps from Passeig de Gracia, four blocks from Las Ramblas, and six blocks from the Gothic Quarter.

It looks really beautiful in the photos, plus it was very reasonably priced. Worked out at about £25 a night each for three people sharing.

I am going with two of my cousins – one who lives in Leeds, the other in Jakarta, Indonesia so am very excited about spending some quality time with them as it has been a while!



The hallway features a grandiose staircase, Andalusian arches, stained glass ceiling and chandeliers. The inviting terrace, with its terracotta tiling and dolphin fountain, provides a retreat from the bustle of the city.



Am getting excited now… just need to make a list of all the sights I want to visit!

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  1. Kat

    YAY! 1 month to go…sun, sea, sand & fun times!

    19 Jun 2006, 13:42

  2. maria

    whhoooo hooooooooo….... im home in less than 4 weeks!!! how exciting is that!!!! cannot wait. get the wheels on the wagon of fun rolling again!! arcadian, here I come!!! Barcelone hele i come… ole!!!!!!!

    21 Jun 2006, 06:57

  3. Eleanor Lovell

    The wagon is in the garage for a service but will be ready to roll by 18th July!!

    21 Jun 2006, 09:51

  4. Eleanor Lovell

    By the way you two – check out the lonelyplanet guide online I hate to be a geek but we need to plan… : )

    By the way – here's what to expect from the weather:

    High summer (mid–July to late August) is asphyxiating – many locals get the hell out and leave it to the guiris (foreigners).

    21 Jun 2006, 10:11

  5. Eleanor Lovell

    Ooh – and found some even better photos of our lovely hotel: link

    04 Jul 2006, 09:47

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