City break with children - Barcelona


Here's a parent's eye review of a city break to Barcelona with children:

Barcelona from StaceyLeapYear August 2011


Child in Parc Guell BarcelonaHoliday Type: City Break

Was Barcelona a good place to take children?:

Excellent resort for child and adults both.

Overall holiday rating: 5 stars

What was your accommodation in Barcelona?

Type: Hotel
Name: Hilton, Barcelona

How was the Hilton Barcelona for children?:

Accommodation suitability for children rating: 4 stars

Excellent hotel for children and adults both. Beach was off property but only a short walk. The pool on property was lush and relaxing. A childrens' pool was available as well as childrens tables and a life size chess game that was popular amongst the little ones.

Did you eat out with your children in Barcelona and how was it?

Eating out for children rating: 5 stars

Eating in Barcelona is easier than eating out in other Spanish cities. The culture has modified their usual dining times to also accommodate the many tourists that visit the city. We had good luck on finding great and child friendly dining along the piers as well as the Las Ramblas area. The breakfast provided daily with our room rate was incredible and very suitable for both our needs and our baby's.
 

How were the things to do for the children in Barcelona?

Activities for children rating: 5 stars

The beach is such a wonderful place to vacation with children as the sand, sun and water provide HOURS of entertainment.

Anything else parents should know about taking children to Barcelona?

For the budget conscientious traveler, this hotel is located in an area that had easy access to a very large shopping center where you can find fast food or simple restaurants to eat on a budget. Additionally there is a metro and a tram system around the corner which allows you to navigate the city on a dime.


If you fancy taking the kids to see Gaudi's fabulous buildings, with chance to chill on the beach and sample Barcelona dining, you can book the Hilton Barcelona through ebookers.com.

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