Situated just over 12km from the Aeropuerto Internacional de Barcelona this hotel offers a range of facilities including free internet, self-service laundry, business centre and an impressive fitness centre to help achieve that beach body. Entertainment facilities are also provided, including your very own flat screen LCD TV. Conveniently, there are on site restaurants that offer a wide selection of freshly made authentic Spanish cuisine, perfect if you’re feeling too tired at the end of the day to venture far.
The hotel is located in a great area of the city, considered to be one of the most fashionable, with many popular boutiques and shoe shops nearby. El Born is perfect for couples and will not fail to keep you entertained with its vibrant nightlife and bar scene. However El Born has more to offer than just the nightlife as there is plenty of culture to experience as well. The Calle Montcada was a medieval street, which is now home to the Textile and Picasso Museums.
Visitors can walk around the beautiful cathedral and soak in the magnificent architecture. The beach and city centre are only about a 10 minute walk away, so if you’re exhausted from shopping in the city, it’s not far to cool off and relax in the sea, or in the Parc Citutadella, which is a tranquil place to sit and listen to the locals play music. Families may wish to visit the Barcelona zoo, a perfect day trip. The zoo is home to over 7,000 animals and occupies over 14 hectares inside the Parc Citutadella. If you have young children they can enjoy the petting zoo, where they can meet a range of farm animals and even ride a pony!
This section of the city really does have a fantastic vibe to it with the many charming little streets full of tapas bars, if you are looking for a reasonably priced memorable meal. There are plenty of popular restaurants nearby for dining out in the evening. The authentic Spanish restaurant and bar “El Born” is well known for its delicious empañadas, which are similar to a pasty, usually stuffed with meat and spinach or cheese- the ideal lunchtime snack to rejuvenate you! They also have great tunes and good selection of local beers, with a marble bar, tiled floors and dark wood; this atmospheric little bohemian bar is not to be missed!
Enjoy your time at this Old Town – El Born – Gotic area hotel!