Barcelona Chic & Basic

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Someone recently asked if I get comped hotel accommodations for my blog posts. No, it hasn’t happened yet. Not even an upgrade. I just like to share interesting and imaginative hotel and hostel finds with TBTP readers.

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The last time that I visited Barcelona I didn’t stay in a hotel, because I was fortunate enough to stay in a fantastic apartment just a short walk from Placa Catalunya. But when I go back, I sure hope to stay in this very neat retro hotel just off the Ramblas near the harbor.

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Chic & Basic Barcelona is part of a small chain of hotels and hostels, with eight locations in Madrid, Barcelona and Amsterdam. The Ramblas location (at Pasaje Gutenberg 7) is built around the theme of Spain in the 60s. Starting in the lobby with a genuine SEAT 600, Spain’s first mass production car. While the corridors are virtual galleries dedicated to Spanish culture, Design Tourism and fFolklore. Even the  guest room doors display blown-up posters and artwork. The six floor hotel has 97 room, some with terrific views of Mont Juic and the waterfront.

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