I love the city we live in, and I don´t stop saying it. Barcelona is a beautiful city, indeed. But, what happens when you try to come to such a city with your kids? If there are any  hotels for families with 2 kids? Or you always need to take an apartment to stay well with your kids?

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Today, I propose you a top of 25 hotels, that have familiar rooms. And if you are a family of 4 people, then you can get a room there. And there is no always need to look for an apartment.

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To mention here, all the 25 hotels, mentioned below, have great rooms with lovely facilities for the clients. The number doesn´t mean the best and worst, it was just to give it a number. It is your choice to decide whether to go on a 5* hotel or 3* hotel in Barcelona.

  1. Barcelona Princess – a 4 star property in Barcelona, located in Port Forum, it has spectacular views over the sea. It is almost 10 min walking to the nearest beach.
  2. Eurostars Grand Marina Hotel – 5 star luxury hotel in Barcelona, with sea views, located in World Trade Center. Beautiful hotel, central location.
  3. Hotel Grums Barcelona – great 4 star property, in the city center. Recently refurbished rooms.
  4. Aparthotel Atenea Barcelona – a 4 star property, central location. This is more apartments, than hotel, but has a receptions and is Aparthotel.
  5. Salles Pere IV – 4 star hotel Barcelona, good location. Some of the rooms were refurbished recently.
  6. Catalonia Atenas – cozy 3 star hotel in Barcelona, close to Sagrada Familia.
  7. Vincci Mae – a 4 star hotel, luxury property. Centrally located, and have an amazing design.
  8. SB Icaria Barcelona – 4 star hotel. If you travel in summer, a great option for those who looks for a pool.
  9. Andante Hotel – nice 3 star hotel, close to Drassanes metro station.
  10. Catalonia Ramblas – 4 star superior property, with amazing pool and central located.
  11. Gran Hotel Havana – 4 star hotel, in the center of the city. Located right on Gran Via Street.
  12. H10 Marina Barcelona – 4 star hotel, centrally located. With a lovely outside pool.
  13. The One Barcelona GL – 5 star hotel, luxurious, recently opened right in the center of the city.
  14. Hotel Arts Barcelona – 5 star hotel, which every tourist has image with. Luxury hotel, sea views.
  15. Vincci Maritimo – 4 star property, close to the beach. Only 10 minutes walking to the closest beach.
  16. Catalonia Plaza Catalunya – 4 star property with an amazing outside pool, I just can imagine kids playing in water there.
  17. Catalonia Barcelona Plaza – another 4 star hotel with spectacular outside pool.
  18. Gran Hotel La Florida – 5 star luxury hotel. It is not close to the city center, but OMG the views are just splendid, and worth the staying less closer to the center.
  19. Silken Ramblas – for those who look the city center, this is the right 4 star hotel for you.
  20. Eurohotel Diagonal Port –  4 star property, in the first line of the beach.
  21. Acevi Villarroel – 4 star property close to Plaza España, just few minutes walking.
  22. Senator Barcelona Spa Hotel – lovely 4 star hotel.
  23. SB Plaza Europa – 4 star hotel in Hospitalet, close to Airport, big swimming pool.
  24. Alimara – cozy 4 star hotel in Barcelona city.
  25. Hotel Jazz – lovely 3 star hotel in the city center, with an amazing pool.

I hope this list will help you to find the right accommodation for you and your kids. This is just an advising list. You are the one who will decide where to go.

If you find any other hotel, just leave a comment, I will be happy to update the information with new hotels who offer familiar rooms for families like us. Always happy to help globetrotters with their kids.
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Mystery Escape, a room escape experience in Barcelona.

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For those who doesn’t know what is a room escape, let me explain it in a few words. It is a very popular game within adults, but as well can play kids from 10 years. The game is about being closed in a room, and you have to find the key to get out. It is an adventure game in which you solve a series of puzzles and riddles using clues till you complete the objectives of the game. You have only 60 minutes to escape from the room. Usually, in these games play various teams, and the first team which get to find the key in these 60 minutes, wins the game.

 

Mystery Escape is a special room escape in Barcelona. The thematic of this room escape is the mystery of a mansion, and it is about a “time-travel” adventure into another century. As soon as you step inside the room you will become connoisseurs, immersed in a quest to solve the enigmas, puzzles, and mysteries while you still can. And all the puzzles and riddles follow the theme of the room escape. I won’t say more details, as if you plan to visit it, it won’t be interesting. I think such games you have to discover by your own and to enjoy every moment while there.

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About our experience. We did this experience on Valentines Day, and yes it was a great choice. It is advised to play at least in a team of 3 people, to enjoy the game. We were only 2 of us, but we enjoyed our experience as the puzzles were too interesting to discover. During the game, Mystery Escape progress management software enabled us to track our progress in real-time during each phase of the game. As well, in tough moments, the system sent us cliche to go on to the next level and to find the clue. Amazing adventure, as at the end we were not so keen to escape as to see what is next, and where is the clue of the mystery.

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The best moment of the game, was that we were almost done to get out and our time expired. We think that we needed as much as 5 minutes to get out by our own. Ok, it was sad that we didn’t escape in 60 minutes, but it was so much fun to find all the keys and play all the proposed games. 60 minutes flew so quick and it was a super engaging hour.

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After this game I really know that we are a great team, and we can escape wherever we want together. It would be a room escape, or another travel adventure.

Share your experience in a room escape in the comments, we will read all of your experiences.

And yes, if you come to Barcelona, don’t forget to escape for 1h to Mystery Escape, I promise, you will enjoy.

Important information about Mystery Escape:

Address: Avinguda Diagonal 111, Barcelona

Contact information: barcelona@mysteryescape.es

Prices
Prices and timetable (09h-13h from Monday to Thursday) – Including VAT

Team of 5 – 16€ / player
Team of 4 – 18€ / player
Team of 3 – 22€ / player
Prices and timetable (15h-21h from Monday to Thursday and 16h-22h from Friday to Sunday) – Including VAT

Team of 5 – 20€ / player
Team of 4 – 22€ / player
Team of 3 – 24€ / player

 

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There were some time that we went to La Molina for a 1 day trip. But due to lot of work at our primary jobs, carnaval, school, kindergarten and some birthdays parties, we run out of the time almost all the days. And you know.. sometimes you just need few time of doing nothing, and when I say nothing, I really mean nothing xoxox.

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As I mentioned previously, we went to La Molina for 1 day only. We went there with all grandparents, and it was a lot of fun. We had enough time to spend with kids, and half a day to enjoy the slopes. How do you like such a trip?

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About La Molina.

La Molina is the perfect ski resort where you can have some fun and relax with fresh air. It is just a two hour trip from Barcelona to the Pre-Pyrenees mountains, it’s the perfect distance for a one-day ski trip or you could choose from a wide range of accommodation services all within walking distance from the ski slopes.

We haven’t even thought on staying there overnight, as we didn´t take any holidays, and enjoyed the time of a weekend.

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Go to get to La Molina.

There are several options to choose from to get to La Molina.

By Car: This was our option. To drive to la Molina takes approximately 2 hours. There are toll costs to drive through the 5km Tunel de Cadi. But not to worry, the breathtaking views are sure to keep you overwhelmed and pass time quickly !

As well you can drive by mountains, there are a lot of curves, even though, the views are so impressive. But, it takes a little bit longer to get to La Molina.

The cheapest way to get to La Molina will be by train or bus, which include a ski-pass as well. This may be a longer journey because there is many pick up points.

By Bus: There are bus and train connections as well. Moreover you can buy a bus ticket together with the daily pass. Sagales bus company have a one day bus package which includes a ski pass, insurance, and transport for €47 (2017 price). The bus leaves from Placa Catalunya 19, in front of the hard rock café.

By Train: Train is a great option as well. ‘El blanco train’(white train) also known as the ‘ski tren’ are trains that go from Barcelona Renfe Rodalies railway station (Placa Catalunya) to La Molina on weekends and holidays from December to April.

La Molina offers a one day ski package which includes a return train ticket as well and bus passes to the ski area and a day ski pass. The price is €41 for adults and €31 for kids. Tickets are sold at any renfe train station in Barcelona.
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Once there.


The Slopes.
La Molina has all levels of skiers from beginners to experts with many slopes labelled in different colours for each level. Beginner / Intermediate and The Brave hearts slopes. For Any difficulty.

We are not professionals, and we always go to the Beginner Slopes. There you can find shops to hire ski equipment and take ski classes. The slopes are quieter and with a low difficulty.

If you are not into skiing?

 

If you go there for a fresh air escape, La Molina has different activities to accommodate everyone who don’t ski. There is a large snow park located in the area which offers an alternative to people who prefer not to hit the slopes.

It’s the perfect location for a family or group of friends to have some fun in the snow without skiing with activities like snow-grooming. Or better still you can chill out in Costa Rasa cafeteria, while enjoying the breath-taking views with a hot drink.

We enjoyed doing our snowman and playing with the real snow. It was pretty nice to play there. Only 2 days previously it was snowing there. All the ski resort was in white.

There is also an adventure park as well with zip-lines, Tarzan jumps and many more activities to keep you pumping and filled with adrenaline. The adventure and snow park is guaranteed keep you pumping and is suitable for all ages.

La Molina is definitely worth visiting if you’re living in Barcelona, or if you’re looking for a ski resort near Barcelona.

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