Barcelona Super Secret Casa del Sol
Outstanding boutique hotel with table service for cooked breakfast, ample continental options. All personnel were English speaking and tremendously helpful with suggestions. Room overlooked Plaza del Sol where afternoons were frequented by children with families, evenings by interesting adults including music and song. I was concerned about sleeping arrangements as we're used to CA King bed with plenty of space. To my joy, even "two twins" are actually prepared in king fashion with comfy sheets and THE BEST comforters. Bathroom was clean with amenities. Location was fabulous, five minute walk to Metro station. Buying multi-trip cards (10 or 20) made it easy for us to get around without cabs once we'd FOUND the station. Directions from hotel staff can be a bit iffy for this older woman. Traveling with my husband for our first trip to Spain, we were delayed in Zurich (change of planes) getting into Barcelona by Catalon protesters. Hotel refunded pre-paid first night when we couldn't get in, which they didn't need to do. I'll always return to Hotel La Casa del Sol when visiting Barcelona as it's not IN the middle of touristy sections yet easily accessible to La Familia Sagrada, Las Ramblas, the most amazing up-scale shopping district. Even meeting up with a day trip to Monserrat (don't miss it, I did the hiking tour) was an easy walk from Casa del Sol.