Hotel recommendation

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1. Posted by Dymphna (Full Member 162 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

I need to book a hotel for Barcelona in Oct. I need it in a safe section of town and mid to up scale. If there is one that is of a special theme it would be nice also.

2. Posted by berner256 (Moderator 1187 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

There are many hotels in Barcelona that are likely to meet your requirements. Simply go online to check. If you don't want to do it yourself, then use a travel agent to make a recommendation and book it for you.

Barcelona, like many other large cities in Europe, generally is safe. But you have to watch your valuables, since it is a city known for pickpockets, particularly in places frequented by tourists; and on public transportation. But no need to fret. Just be aware and alert of your surroundings; and use common sense. That applies to anywhere you travel, even in the U.S.

3. Posted by GlobalVonG (Budding Member 6 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

I’ve read that La Ramblas(sp) is fairly safe. But like the above user stated, in any city, use typical precautions with your valuables.

4. Posted by Dymphna (Full Member 162 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

When you are on the other side of the world, looking at a map tells you nothing about areas. Thanks anyway.

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6. Posted by berner256 (Moderator 1187 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

If you search on the Internet, use this query "best neighborhoods to stay in Barcelona," or something similiar, and you'll get some recommendations. Many of the online travel agencies, such as booking.com, have maps that indicate where specific accommodations are (for example neighborhoods where higher-priced hotels are located). They also will indicate which accommodations are close to public transportation, such as subway stops, or which accommodations are near attractions, such as museums and parks.

There is a lot of information online that will help you get a feel for Barcelona. When planning my trips, for example, I use YouTube to get a glimpse of some of the areas I plan to visit. There are many travel guides that make specific recommendations on where best to stay in Barcelona, depending on interests and budget.

Travel planning takes time and effort. As mentioned before, if you don't want to spend the time to do this, work with a good travel agent. Tell him or her specifically want you need and want.

7. Posted by Stefmuts (Respected Member 166 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

I stayed at hotel abba rambla on walking distance of la ramblas, not really upscale but nice enough
There are lots of hotels in that area so just pick one in google maps, look at streetview and google the place and read reviews I'm sure there are more than one to your liking

8. Posted by Beausoleil (Travel Guru 1214 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

We use Booking.com a lot when we don't rent cottages or apartments. The reviews give a lot of information about the neighborhood so look for places with lots of reviews. We look first at places nearest the sights we want to see. If we can find something there we like, it saves a lot of time.

This kind of question is why I miss the old Virtual Tourist Tips function. There were great hotel tips all over the world and they are all in limbo now.

9. Posted by Stefmuts (Respected Member 166 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

Quoting Beausoleil

This kind of question is why I miss the old Virtual Tourist Tips function. There were great hotel tips all over the world and they are all in limbo now.

Same with TB, I really mis the reviews by members, not only hotels but also restaurants and sites