Monday, November 30, 2015

I slept in Barcelona: Hotel H10

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Byebye November, hello December!

Mhmmm, I can still feel the freedom in my room because it was a room just for myself! Yep, my sleepovers at H10 Itaca hotel were lovely!

H10 Itaca hotel is part of the H10 hotel franchise. My family decided to go a bit fancy with our accommodations for our stay in Barcelona and I sure wasn’t complaining but mostly was thankful. I never am picky with stays (just be clean and affordable) and I’m happy with any accommodations really. You know I’m a hug fan of B&B’s too! So homey! But once in awhile an ish-star hotel stay like this one is healthy too.

As announced: a little small hotel tour + review here below!  
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Tot ziens november, welkom december!

Er was eens een hotelkamer, met een heerlijk gevoel van vrijheid, want het was een kamer voor mezelf alleen! Jawel, mijn logeerpartijtjes bij H10 Itaca hotel was zalig!

H10 Itaca hotel is een onderdeel van de H10 bedrijf. Mijn familie besloten voor een luxer verblijf in Barcelona en mij hoor je natuurlijk niet klagen, maar was vooral dankbaar. Ik ben nooit echt kieskeurig geweest met accommodaties (gewoon lekker schoon en betaalbaar). Je weet, ik ben dol op B&B's! Heerlijk huiselijk, maar zo af en toe tig-sterren hotel verblijf is ook gezond en vooral stressontladend.

Zoals eerder aangekondigd: een kort en krachtig hotel tour en review hieronder!

My standard:
great ac
tv (didn't watch a single thing)
bathroom: bath tub/hairdryer/bidet/toiletries
minibar

I hoped for free hotel slippers but nope. 


Benvinguda! (welcome!)

 After a short walk from the Sants train station (so convenient) we rolled our self with our luggage into the hotel, checked in at the reception and chose our welcome drink. Very friendly and pragmatic hotel staff! 
The hotel lobby is small but very nicely decorated. My favorite: the reading corner with comfy seats and lovely bookcase. And I'll admit the power socket near it too. There's also a bar for all your beverage needs and there's a internet corner with a printer!
Facilities: 
A pool
A gym (no yoga mats)
Rooftop with jacuzzi (was broken)
Restaurant/bar/room service
Wi-fi 
A supermarket

Breakfast at Bamboo restaurant
 One of the fewest things I have seen in my life at a breakfast buffet: a candy buffet! 

 Breakfast at H10 Hotel was a buffet and a good one! They pretty much have everything of what you can find in a continental breakfast. Hotel staff keeps refills and restocks when food is running out. 
The food changes slightly per day like change in fruit. Of course there is my favorite: baked beans! Unfortunate only served it for 1 day. Also on our 2nd day, they removed this Nespresso machine and replaced a regular coffee machine. Not sure if this has to do with high/low season as the breakfast room was getting emptier.  
O and there's a supermarket right next to it too, nice! 

 And lastly with a superstitious tail: I didn't sleep well the first 2 nights because of this mirror because a mirror facing a bed is bad luck and it can steal your soul. Ha. ha.. ha.. goodnight!

ADDRESS: Avinguda Roma, 22, 08015 Barcelona, SPAIN
Bed: ♥ 4/5 
Breakfast: ♥♥ 5/5
Service: ♥ 4/5
Interior: ♥ 4/5
Price:  3/5

8 comments :

  1. Wow, looks like a very nice hotel! I've never seen a candy buffet for breakfast either, haha! Did you have some?

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  2. This looks like such a great hotel! And the amenities look fabulous. I totally want to chow down on those donuts!

    Sartorial Diner

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  3. Looks like a comfy hotel. I laughed at the mirror stealing your soul bit because I used to totally believe it too!

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  4. What a cute little hotel! I usually opt for Airbnb's as well, although I sometimes miss hotel buffet breakfasts...

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  5. Oh, this one is really cool and much much better then the one we stayed in Barca year ago =). And as we are planning to go there again next year, this is very useful tip!
    Thanks a lot =)
    Michael
    www.ontheleaf.net

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  6. Nice photos!
    xx

    http://losaway.blogspot.com.es/

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  7. What a beautiful hotel room! And wow that breakfast looks incredible! I'd never heard of that superstition. Good thing because I have a big mirror on the inside of my closet door, and I never close my closet so it's always facing the bed. Haha!

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  8. I'd have a field day with the candy buffet! Oh gosh, I don't mirrors in dark rooms... I get so paranoid about them because of the Bloody Mary thing. Even though I don't believe it. But it still creeps me out o,o -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's

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