We booked a five day stay in Barcelona at the H10 Universitat Hotel. We had an inside room that was very small but the price reflected the worth of a place to just rest your head. It was clean and efficient and for 12 euros extra per room per day you can get an excellent breakfast in their restaraunt. The staff is wonderful and very accomodating.
It's location is excellent, being a short block from beautiful Plaza Catalunya which is the centre of the city. We were surprised at the cleanliness of the streets and numerous parks and the friendliness of the people. We went on an all day tour called "skip the lines" which gave us an overview of the sights and places of interest. We used the "hop on hop off" buses for the rest of our stay. I found Las Ramblas reflected much of the Catalan way of life and it was simply a lot of fun to walk down to the harbor. Anyone who finds this "cheesy" seems to be missing the point!
We boarded the Breeze on Nov 6 and embarking was one of the easiest and fastest we ever experienced. The Breeze was just beautiful and the wait for our trip worth it.
Our cabin was above the hot tub and it could get a bit noisy at times when sitting on your balcony. People should learn to be a little less noisy when using the passage ways because the main door seems to leak sound. Otherwise cabin was quiet and well situated. Lots of storage and a great shower!