Hotels and Bed and Breakfast in Barcelona

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Barcelona is a hot spot for visitors to Europe. There are new hotels opening every week to meet demand, but during peak times it is extremely difficult to find a room. Barcelona's hotel industry has a 80 to 85 percent year round average room occupancy. There are first-class hotels and bargain spots with prices generally lower than other prime destinations of Paris or London.

An average room price is from 130 - 200 euros per night. Prices skyrocket during the busy summer months with dips in pricing during autumn and spring. Older, but pleasant, establishments can be found in the Ciutat Vella quarter. Hotels near the Fira are usually more expensive. Most hotels have online reservations and accept credit cards. Online travel sites are also great resources and many Spanish hotels are registered through them.

Tipping

Hotel employees should be tipped, especially at the finer hotels. In top-ranking hotels the concierge will often submit a separate bill, showing charges for newspapers and other services; if he or she has been particularly helpful, tip extra.

  • Hotel Porter - 1 euro per bag
  • Maids - 1 euro per day
  • Doormen - 1 euro for assisting with baggage and 1 euro for calling a cab.

B&B

A Bed & Breakfast can be an a refreshingly personal environment to explore a new Barcelona. Though a B&B may be more expensive then traditional hotels, occasionally they are cheaper then the surrounding locations given the inclusion of a meal and the luxury of the environment.

Update 19/06/2012


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