How about a pre or post stay in Barcelona?

How about a pre or post stay in Barcelona?

As my own family holiday approaches I thought I would share some info with you regarding the hotels I am staying in as I have done some extensive research into them. I am embarking on Royal Caribbean’s Freedom of the Seas which sails in and out of Barcelona in May and decided to extend the holiday and have a few nights in Barcelona before we cruise. I often sell a lot of Barcelona for pre and post hotels stays for my clients but have never been before personally. I decided to mix things up a little and am having 2 nights in the City and 2 nights near to the beach before joining the ship in Barcelona port. After extensive research and review reading I managed to narrow my search down and booked 2 H10 hotels.

Hotel number 1: H10 Casanova

h10 casanova

So ive decided on the H10 Casanova for my city hotel I have booked a superior room (sleeps 2 adults and 3rd bed for child) on a bed & breakfast basis. The hotel has a great location just a few metres from Plaça Catalunya, Passeig de Gràcia and Les Rambles. The building itself is a refurbished 18th century building and has very modern furnishings. One of the massive highlights of this hotel is that it has a sky terrace bar complete with rooftop pool with breathtaking views over the city. The hotel also boasts spa and conference facilities.

rooftop pool

Hotel number 2: H10 Marina Barcelona

outside hotel

For a hotel closer to the beaches I chose the H10 Marina Barcelona for the remaining 2 night stays in a triple room including breakfast. This hotel has a privileged location in the Villa Olímpica area and is very close to beaches. This hotel also has a skyline terrace with rooftop pool with magnificent panoramic views over the city. Other facilities include spa, restaurant and fitness and conference facilities.

I will be writing reviews on my return so stay tuned for further blogs and to see if I made the right decisions…


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Hello cruise enthusiasts!! My name is Becky, hello and welcome to my blog ‘Sail with Saddoo’. I have worked within travel for over 11 Years and I now have solely focused on cruise holidays for 9 of those years! Im completely crazy about cruising. I Cruise regularly on my own family holidays and am a fountain of knowledge when it comes to the particulars such as kids clubs and family facilities. I also occasionally get to cruise without the family and enjoy this just as much. Cruising is a minefield and there is so much to a cruise holiday, nevermind the variety of ships and their destinations but also things like entertainment and dining make it difficult to choose what is best for you and your requirements. This is where I can help the most as the key is suiting the ship and destination to the right holidaymaker to ensure the best possible cruise experience! I hope you enjoy reading my blogs and feel free to contact me directly I would love to hear from more like minded people who are crazy about cruising 


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