Barcelona is the second largest city in Spain and the most cosmopolitan, modern and avant-garde city in the whole country. It is one of the most popular among tourist worldwide, especially among football lovers because it hosts numerous football events; the international football stadiums are packed full during football gaming events. Barcelona, the capital of Catalonia is definitely a Mediterranean city, not only because of its geographic location but also because of its history, tradition and cultural influences. It is more than just a single city, is a collection of multi-faceted and diverse cities. The visitor unfamiliar with its history might be surprised that such a modern and enterprising city preserves its historic Gothic center almost intact, or by the curious contrast between the maze of narrow streets and the grid-like layout of the Eixample, the urban planning "Enlargement" project of the end of the 19th century.
Because Barcelona has so much to offer to its visitors, there are a lot of affordable Barcelona hotels ready to spoil you during your visits. Compare now among selected Barcelona hotels and book in advance to assure a good accommodation.
No matter the purpose of your visit - business, leisure or sport - you will find the right Barcelona hotel in the right location, offering the right facilities and amenities. If you are visiting Barcelona to attend a football event at Camp Nou - the largest stadium in the Europe - then you will be happy to find that there are a lot of nice and cheap hotels. If you are a Budget traveler then try the Madanis Hotel Barcelona which is located about less than half a kilometer. Because of its strategic location you will save a lot of money on cabs. Madanis Hotel Barcelona is overall an affordable 4-star hotel with fine dining services and comfortable guestrooms. The hotel offers single bed, double bed guestrooms and apartments which can accommodate up to five people, dotted with all modern facilities. Madanis Hotel Barcelona serves amazing breakfasts comprising of fruits and juices, pastries, a variety of jams, dairy goods, coffee and some baked items. The breakfast is served in the hotel’s hall but you can request to be served in your room. There is also a café plus bar where you can enjoy your coffee, drinks and a few small snacks.
Another nice and affordable hotel located on the other side of the Camp Nou stadium on the Travessera de les Corts road is the NH Rallye. The guestrooms, reception and dining area are all quite modern with access to free Wi-Fi. The hotel offers both standard rooms and suites. There is also a patio, an outdoor pool on the roof and a gym. The services and amenities vary with guestrooms but some common facilities include a working desk, phone, flat screen television, complementary newspaper, computer in selected guestrooms, mini bar, refrigerator and other useful services. During a special season you will get some discounts or special service and offerings at the NH Rallye hotel.
From both these two hotels you can reach the stadium within a few minutes walk and you can save the money on hiring a cab. But you can still use the local bus transport to travel the distance of one block which is much cheaper than a cab. Traveling to Barcelona is very easy as there is a major Barcelona–El Prat Airport where numerous airlines arrive from various parts of the world. The city also has a mass transit train system which you can use to travel long distances for cheaper fares.
Those who prefer to knock back a cerveza on one of the Old Town's scenic plazas before checking out world renowned sights such as La Sagrada Familia, Park Guell or the Picasso Museum, than on buying a guestroom with shinny services must try the Hotel Medium Monegal which is cheap and very affordable. The hotel has standard rooms with no special kind of suites as it is build in a small building, but the guestrooms have a nice variety of services such as private bathrooms, free Wi-Fi, safe and air-conditioning. There are also some additional services which you can use such as fax and printing, and rent-a-car service. This Barcelona accommodation doesn’t have a restaurant but there is a breakfast area where you can enjoy buffet offering coffee, juices, baked items such as cookies and pastries and dairy goods. There are many nice restaurants and café located nearby the hotel and you will love the location of this place.
Ever since the 1992 Olympic Games paved the way for a revamped marina the city has also profited from the alluring status of being a coastal resort. There are 4.2 km of golden sandy beaches, more specifically there are nine Barcelona beaches that border the Mediterranean sea. All of them are open for swimming from mid-March to mid-October. The water temperature is most comfortable for swimming from mid-May. From then centre of Barcelona it takes about 10-20 minutes on foot or on the metro train to get to the closest Barcelona beach.
If you are looking for a relaxing vacation on the Barcelona beaches, then check the Hotel Barcelona Princess. With its daring looks and contemporary style, the Princess Hotel is an architectural rarity in Barcelona. It is a 4* hotel located at only 50 meters from the Mar Bella Beach. It takes you only 5 minutes to rich the city center via public transportation like bus, tranvia and subway. There are 364 rooms in total which includes a staggering 38 junior suites and 2 Princess suites. The rooms are large, bright and elegant; all of them offer spectacular views over the sea and city. All of the rooms have free ADSL internet, a free minibar, safe, satellite TV, king size beds. The hotel has 2 outdoor swimming pools. One of them is located on the 23rd floor, with solarium and spectacular sea views. On the 3rd floor, you will find a relax zone with another swimming pool, sauna and a fitness centre. All these services are for free.