Bed and Breakfast in Barcelona. Something different than a hotel
Posted by edux127 on November 21, 2006
My friend Jimmy from Atlanta (USA) , his wife and his two kids just returned from a fantastic vacation here in Barcelona. They stayed 9 days in the poolside room at the Marina Beach Bed and Breakfast Barcelona and loved everything about the guesthouse and the surrounding area. This is a first class guesthouse that can’t be beat. They had a late check-in and early check-out and never had any problems. Eduardo gave detailed directions and they had no problem finding the guesthouse in Barcelona after a short 1/2 hour drive from the airport Barcelona el Prat (even at night).
Eduardo and Lucia, the hosts, are great! It was clear from the time they booked with them that they are very friendly and accommodating. They are very approachable and more than willing to provide recommendations for dining and activities in the area if needed. However, as someone else mentioned us previously, you never feel crowded or imposed upon. Apparently, the Bed and Breakfast in Barcelona was full during our stay, but they hardly saw anyone there and had the pool to ourselves most of the time.
The guestroom consist in 2 double bedroom aparment, with a wide living room. It was spacious and there was plenty of room for all of us; the accommodations were immaculate. There was daily maid service and everything was kept very clean. As we read in a Barcelona Guide, the grounds are beautifully landscaped. You can see the even the sea from the balconies and they were lucky enough to have a great weather during the whole stay! . The microwave and mini refrigerator came in very handy! In the refrigerator, we were able to keep the kid’s milk and our drinks ice cold and also had room for our leftovers to be heated whenever we wanted. The food at the Carpe Diem Lounge Club Barcelona, a local restaurant that Eduardo recommended (and mentioned in a previous post) was delicious. I recommend getting there before sunset so you can enjoy the beachside dining and amazing views!
If you order and pay 5 euros per person, a continental breakfast is served from 7-11am with fresh baked bread, yogurt, cereal, hard boiled eggs, coffee and juice. It’s nice and healthy, not too heavy, and the perfect way to start the day!
We all loved the pool. It’s the perfect size for the property and there was also a separate wading pool for the kids. There are plenty of comfortable lounge chairs provided for reading a nice book or just working on the tan! We spent one entire day at the pool and later on watched movies back in the room which we rented from Barcelona Guesthouse. He has an amazing collection with something for everyone. The kids loved his vast selection!
The beaches in the area are fantastic. My friend Jimmy had a great time surfing at the local beaches and didn’t want to leave! The kids and his wife also enjoyed the beaches immensely as there was plenty to keep the kids entertained while my husband surfed. At the bottom of the street where the guesthouse is located is Barceloneta. It’s the perfect beach for the kids to play in the sand and enjoy the water. There’s a good restaurant and bar right on the beach called the Cal Pep. It was a nice break during the day for some good food and cold drinks.
Another wonderful beach is in Sitges, Barcelona, which is a very short drive away. It is a protected Marine Preserve and the snorkeling is fantastic. You only have to go a very short distance out to see all kinds of fish. When we were there, the water was very calm and clear and made it very easy for the kids and me to snorkel.
I highly recommend the Marina Beach Bed and Breakfast to everyone. They loved everything about it and can’t wait to go back! In fact they’ve already booked their next trip to Barcelona!!