Terra Dominicata

We like a boutique hotel. And we like the rugged terrain (and wines) of this part of Catalunya. So a new 5-star hotel in a 12th century monastery at the foot of Montsant sounds rather tempting.

Terra Dominicata features 26 rooms and a restaurant, in a peaceful location on the edge of Montsant National Park. I suspect we’ll be visiting before too long.


Hotel Advance

It may not be the fanciest place in town, but Hotel Advance wins for value. And it can’t be half bad – photos in the lobby of one of President Obama’s daughters staying here suggest you’re hardly slumming it.

We like the quiet Sant Antoni neighborhood too – it’s an easy walk to bustling Plaça de Catalunya, to the charms of El Raval, and to up-and-coming Poble Sec, while remaining – by Barcelona standards – away from the  tourist hordes. Win!

Carrer de Sepúlveda, 180

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