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Double D
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3552 posts since 8/3/07

posted 13 Feb 2015 11:38, edited 13 Feb 2015 11:38
Definitely wouldn't stay in Raval with a 2yo, or Gotico. Eixample or Gracia much better bets.

As for beaches Barceloneta is fucking awful and it's not much better towards the Forum (plus as we discovered it's a nude beach down that end). Mataro is another option the opposite direction to Sitges, but I probably prefer the latter as there's a bit more to do food/shopping wise.
Master
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2837 posts since 1/10/03

13 Feb 2015 16:33
What are the reasons for not staying those places? And should I avoid those area all together, as in not just not nice to stay?
Double D
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3552 posts since 8/3/07

13 Feb 2015 16:53
Just loud and touristy. You wouldn't stay in Soho with kids if you could help it.
Master
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2837 posts since 1/10/03

13 Feb 2015 21:18
cool, thanks for the advice
shego
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1550 posts since 11/12/07

14 Feb 2015 19:45
Places to stay with mates? notihng too shit, nothing too baller. is there a michelberger/hoxton equivalent?

I've been loads before but with the missus, who owns a place over there Laughing out loud
Double D
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3552 posts since 8/3/07

17 Feb 2015 13:20
Acta Ink 606 is really nice for the cash if you just want nice modern rooms and aren't bothered about pools and stuff, should come up as a secret hotel on Lastminute, pretty easy to figure based on the description
Tronics
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1598 posts since 21/9/06

17 Feb 2015 14:30
just got back from a weekend in barca, great city!

went on my own, stayed in Generator Hostel, meet some great people, practiced my Spanish with some locals and eat loads! Cool
DuffMan
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14273 posts since 21/2/07

6 Mar 2015 20:21
Got this weekend in Barca (was here for a conference), went to santa caterina market and the restaurant in there today. Where shall I eat today / tomorrow? Was going to go to tapas 24 but a bit put off by DY's meltdown. Telerific? Gimme tips lads. Something like one lunch and one/two dinners.
Rirawin
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9231 posts since 17/7/05

6 Mar 2015 20:24
You should definitely do Tickets if you can.
DuffMan
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14273 posts since 21/2/07

posted 6 Mar 2015 20:45, edited 6 Mar 2015 20:45
Would we get in? Cancellations?
PHiL
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8745 posts since 31/8/03

6 Mar 2015 20:46
Got a stag coming up in Barca, any suggestions on stuff to do other than getting pissed an strippers? Or is that enough.. We dont clash with a match unfortunately.
illwill
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3598 posts since 17/5/04

6 Mar 2015 21:00
Brothels
leemc77
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2547 posts since 24/10/06

6 Mar 2015 21:01
go to Razzamatazz and take lots of drugs Cool
Rirawin
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9231 posts since 17/7/05

posted 6 Mar 2015 21:02, edited 6 Mar 2015 21:02
DuffMan wrote: Would we get in? Cancellations?

Might be worth giving them a call to see if they have had any cancellations.

Failing that, you should hit up http://pinotxobar.com/

Best Tapas I've ever had and Bourdain rates it. I recommend getting there just before 12 if you plan to go there for lunch, as it gets real busy just after that.
FLG
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5858 posts since 21/5/04

6 Mar 2015 23:33
I liked the tapas in here but that was years ago when it first opened
http://www.ohlahotel.com/en/#/gastronomia/ohla-gastronomic-bar/
Crackajack
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7108 posts since 21/4/05

7 Mar 2015 01:27
The champagne/wine bar near the beach, cured meats and by the glass drinks for nothing.
Double D
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3552 posts since 8/3/07

posted 7 Mar 2015 03:25, edited 7 Mar 2015 03:25
Go to Bardeni for lunch Duffman, assuming youre not a vegetarian or cant stomach steak tartare as a tapas plate.
Double D
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3552 posts since 8/3/07

7 Mar 2015 04:00
leemc77 wrote: go to Razzamatazz and take lots of drugs Cool
Sala Apollo is a good shout for a big group too, tends to book better DJs and it's a stones throw from El Raval which let's face it is where a stag party is going to be out drinking (absinthe at Marsella), negotiating the metro to Razz where youre tanked up is a bit messy - having said that walked back just fine if youre willing to sacrifice 30 minutes, walked all the way from the bottom of Las Ramblas to Clot mandied off my face once.
Crackajack
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7108 posts since 21/4/05

7 Mar 2015 09:33
Put a screen lock on your phone and get insurance, 3 of my mates had their nicked or "lost" and instantly had huge bills ran up.
trailofdavid
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6334 posts since 14/8/09

7 Mar 2015 09:36
Duff - Raco d'en Cesc for dinner. Have the 5 courses with beer matching menu

http://www.elracodencesc.com/