Sagrada Familia just around the corner
Posted Feb 4, 2017
If you plan to visit Sagrada Familia, this is the perfect hotel. It is literally around the corner and in a great neighbourhood
full of little cafes and shops. It is a block to the transit system that is easy and takes you everywhere. The rooftop patio has a great view of the cathedral. We were there in cool weather so didn't get to really enjoy it, but the view alone was worth it.
Alfred, at the front desk was especially helpful. All the staff was friendly, knowledgeable and accommodating. The last time we were in Barcelona we stayed closer to the Gothic quarter thinking it was closer to most of the sites. This is true, but the subway is so close to this hotel and so good that it makes this hotel extremely accessible and the views of Sagrada Familia at night are magical. If you like to walk, everything is in walking distance. We took the subway all the way to the airport when we left. This was so easy!
Don"t forget, if you are visiting Sagrada Familia, make sure you purchase your tickets online. You will have to book a time to enter and make a decision if you want to go up one of the towers. It is definitely worth it. The views over the city are great. Being up close to some of the sections still being constructed is amazing. There is an elevator up, but lots of little spiraling stairs coming down, so if mobility is an issue, this is not a good idea.
The Ayre Hotel Rosellon was the perfect hotel for this visit to Barcelona.