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Martyn Oct 21st 2002 11:38 am

Accomodation Spain
 
I am flying into Barcelona in February 2003 and will be travelling north and south of the area, can anyone recommend any places of interest that I should not miss! along with any clean, comfortable, cheap 'pensions' or simular overnight stops and what I would expect to pay for a double room. Many Thanks.:confused: :confused:

Ifjed5555 Oct 21st 2002 7:19 pm

Re: Accomodation Spain
 
    >...Barcelona...February 2003...places of interest...
Depends on your interests. City or rural or natural? History,
prehistory, art, cuisine, museums? How much time? Traveling by bus,
train or car?

    >...any clean, comfortable, cheap 'pensions'...
The classification called "pensión" (a room plus meals) doesn't really
exist widely in Spain anymore. The lower-end hotels are "hostales".
Are you looking for a "casa rural", something like a b&b?

    >...expect to pay for a double
A clean, unpretentious room in a small, family-run hostal in most
Spanish towns can be had for under $30. However, albergues (youth
hostels) are a steal. Last time I was in Spain (four years ago), it
was about $14, breakfast included. Many hostels have private rooms as
well, though in February not all will be open.

Even though I'm not a big fan of his, I enjoyed the Museu Dalí in
Figueres. Olot is a fine place for country walking, the only area of
mainland Spain with volcanic craters. Besalú & Castellfollit de la
Roca are neat little medieval towns. Cadaqués on the coast, Puig Cerdá
in the Pyrenees, Barcelona if you like the bustle of the city. All
reachable by bus, some of course, by train also.

Oopsdaisy2 Oct 21st 2002 7:47 pm

Re: Accomodation Spain
 
    >Subject: Re: Accomodation Spain
    >From: [email protected] (ifjed5555)
    >Date: 10/21/2002 2:19 PM

    >>...any clean, comfortable, cheap 'pensions'...
    >The classification called "pensión" (a room plus meals) doesn't really
    >exist widely in Spain anymore. The lower-end hotels are "hostales".
    >Are you looking for a "casa rural", something like a b&b?

There are plenty of pensiones in Spain. They just aren't listed in all the
travel books. A pension is one (sometimes more) step lower than a
hostal....and one step up from a casa huesped. They are a great way to save
money on accommodations....just ask to see the room before committing.

pdelgado0 Oct 22nd 2002 6:39 am

Re: Accomodation Spain
 
Hi,

Take a look at ...

Hostal Centric => http://www.hostal-centric.com/
Hostal Palacios => http://www.hostalpalacios.com/
Pension Alba => http://www.pensionalba.com/
Pension Bahia => http://www.pensionbahia.com/
Hotel Del Mar (2-stars) => http://www.gargallo-hotels.com/delmar

I hope you like it ... you can even make an online reservation if you want.

Regards.

Pablo


Originally posted by Oopsdaisy2:
    >Subject: Re: Accomodation Spain
    >From: [email protected] (ifjed5555)
    >Date: 10/21/2002 2:19 PM

    >>...any clean, comfortable, cheap 'pensions'...
    >The classification called "pensión" (a room plus meals) doesn't really
    >exist widely in Spain anymore. The lower-end hotels are "hostales".
    >Are you looking for a "casa rural", something like a b&b?

There are plenty of pensiones in Spain. They just aren't listed in all the
travel books. A pension is one (sometimes more) step lower than a
hostal....and one step up from a casa huesped. They are a great way to save
money on accommodations....just ask to see the room before committing.


Martyn Oct 22nd 2002 8:20 am

Re: Accomodation Spain
 

Originally posted by pdelgado0:
Hi,

Take a look at ...

Hostal Centric => http://www.hostal-centric.com/
Hostal Palacios => http://www.hostalpalacios.com/
Pension Alba => http://www.pensionalba.com/
Pension Bahia => http://www.pensionbahia.com/
Hotel Del Mar (2-stars) => http://www.gargallo-hotels.com/delmar

I hope you like it ... you can even make an online reservation if you want.

Regards.

Pablo


Hi Pablo
Many Thanks for your contacts, its been some time since my last visit to mainland Spain and at this time of year I didn't really fancy camping!
Regards
Martin

Martyn Oct 22nd 2002 8:29 am

Re: Accomodation Spain
 

Originally posted by Ifjed5555:
    >...Barcelona...February 2003...places of interest...
Depends on your interests. City or rural or natural? History,
prehistory, art, cuisine, museums? How much time? Traveling by bus,
train or car?

    >...any clean, comfortable, cheap 'pensions'...
The classification called "pensión" (a room plus meals) doesn't really
exist widely in Spain anymore. The lower-end hotels are "hostales".
Are you looking for a "casa rural", something like a b&b?

    >...expect to pay for a double
A clean, unpretentious room in a small, family-run hostal in most
Spanish towns can be had for under $30. However, albergues (youth
hostels) are a steal. Last time I was in Spain (four years ago), it
was about $14, breakfast included. Many hostels have private rooms as
well, though in February not all will be open.

Even though I'm not a big fan of his, I enjoyed the Museu Dalí in
Figueres. Olot is a fine place for country walking, the only area of
mainland Spain with volcanic craters. Besalú & Castellfollit de la
Roca are neat little medieval towns. Cadaqués on the coast, Puig Cerdá
in the Pyrenees, Barcelona if you like the bustle of the city. All
reachable by bus, some of course, by train also.

Sorry! missed all the major information out! Definately rural, by car, far away from the commercial sector, local cuisine and culture, the 'casa rual' type accom sounds ideal, Thanks for all other info. Regards Martin

Martyn Oct 22nd 2002 8:37 am

Re: Accomodation Spain
 

Originally posted by Oopsdaisy2:
    >Subject: Re: Accomodation Spain
    >From: [email protected] (ifjed5555)
    >Date: 10/21/2002 2:19 PM

    >>...any clean, comfortable, cheap 'pensions'...
    >The classification called "pensión" (a room plus meals) doesn't really
    >exist widely in Spain anymore. The lower-end hotels are "hostales".
    >Are you looking for a "casa rural", something like a b&b?

There are plenty of pensiones in Spain. They just aren't listed in all the
travel books. A pension is one (sometimes more) step lower than a
hostal....and one step up from a casa huesped. They are a great way to save
money on accommodations....just ask to see the room before committing.

Hi, Thanks for your reply and advise, do they advertise outside like our B&Bs? (Habitacion libre!) or simular??


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