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Old February 16th, 2010, 02:31 PM
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Will cruise out of Barcelona either August or October 2010. Would like to know good hotels close to cruise ship terminal for 3 or 4 day pre cruise.Would prefer 3 to 5 star hotels.
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Old February 16th, 2010, 05:27 PM
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Hi Bill, you may want to send a PM to Parrot Mom, she reccomends The Continental on the top of La Rambla, around the corner from the Gaudi Church and two blocks from the Market. I don't know what Star Rating they have, but personal experience can be far better than the Start System.

She also has contact details for a trustworthy driver who picks up at the airport, which may be of use to you.

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Old February 16th, 2010, 08:39 PM
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I stayed at the Eurostars Grand Marina. It is right at the end of Las Ramblas and overlooks the harbor and port.

I obtained this on Priceline: I bid $90 for a five star hotel and got this on the first try.

I suggest using Priceline and only bidding on 4 and 5 star hotels in the Las Ramblas area. I believe you'll be happy with the results.

You can check out www.biddingfortravel.com for current successful bids and bidding strategies.

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Outstanding---thanks for the post-----Bill
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