June has arrived and so has our brand new Destination of the Month… Barcelona! This fantastic Catalonion city is perfectly placed on the Spanish coast offering us tourists the best of both city sightseeing and beach escapes this summer.
If you’re thinking of booking a short break to Barcelona, look no further than this save, spend, splurge edition post. Bringing the best offers of the month, you can see which of our packages best suits your travel needs. Whether you fancy a budget break in the sun or want to splash out on the finer things, we’ve got a deal for you!
Where: 4* SB BCN Events Hotel
Price: From £33pp
Modern, sleek and super cheap – what more could ask for on budget break in Spain? This fabulous 4* hotel has its own outdoor pool complete with sun terrace, a stylish restaurant serving delicious Mediterranean cuisine and of course, a trendy lobby bar offering compulsory summer holiday cocktails!
Located in Castelldefels just outside of central Barcelona, you can easily navigate your way to the main city sights with a short taxi ride, or if you fancy staying local, head to the beach for plenty of sun and relaxation. For those who can’t resist a shopping spree, you’ll be pleased to hear there’s a rather large shopping centre just a short walk away from the hotel – brilliant news all round for budget short breakers!
Where: 3* HCC Montblanc
Price: From £54pp
Set in the heart of the city centre, this delightful 3* hotel captures Barcelona’s lively and energetic atmosphere at its best. Discover the nearby captivating Gotico neighbourhood and Plaza Catalunya, or stretch your legs with a wander down Las Ramblas leading to spectacular sea views at the marina.
After all your busy city exploring, you can retreat back to your smart and spacious room, or enjoy live music at the hotel’s piano bar and delightful meals at the El Racó del Montblanc restaurant. Ideally situated and offering everything you could need for a sunny short break, this Barcelona hotel is worth spending a little extra.
Where: 4* Advance Hotel
Price: From £78pp
Offering a spot of 4* luxury and surrounding you with some of Barcelona’s finest spots from Las Ramblas to Plaza Catalunya, this hotel is pure city luxury. With its elegant décor and touch of modern class, you can soak up the charismatic feel of Barcelona in splendour and comfort.
By day; venture to the amazing Sagrada Familia and Park Guell using the city’s handy metro service. By night; relax on the Advance Hotel’s charming terrace with a refreshing evening drink or two. Splurging on a break doesn’t get any better than this!
Hotel + Attraction
Barcelona Guide Book + Sunotel Junior
Price: From £93.50pp per stay (2 adults, 2 nights + breakfast, arriving Fri 11th July 2014)
As part of our Destination of the Month offer, we’re giving all 2 night bookings to Barcelona a FREE Lonely Planet Pocket Guide Book. Crammed full top tips for city sightseeing, local foodie recommendations and an extra pull out map – it has everything you need to know about visiting this wonderful Catalonian city. On top of all this, it offers self-walking tour ideas and day planners to help you make the most of your time without splashing the cash – perfecto!
PortAventura Theme Park 1 Day + 4* Rafaelhoteles Badalona
Price: From £117.25pp per stay (2 adults, 3 nights + breakfast, arriving Fri 4th July 2014 – Save 10% when booking before 30th June)
For sun-seekers with a wild streak, the PortAventura Theme Park is the perfect excuse for an adventurous break in Barcelona. With more than 30 rides to choose from you can enjoy high-speed thrills on the Furius Baco or brave dizzy heights – a staggering 250ft to be exact – on Europe’s tallest rollercoaster, The Shambhala.
It’s undoubtedly one of the most exciting theme parks in Spain, and perfectly placed for a daytrip whilst visiting wonderful Barcelona.
La Roca Village Shopping Day + 4* Novotel Barcelona Sant Joan Despi
Price: From £134.50pp per stay (2 adults, 2 nights + breakfast, arriving Fri 4th July 2014 – Save 20% when booking before 30th June)
Shopping and the sunshine make brilliant combo, which is why this exclusive day out to La Roca Village for some retail therapy is a must. Along with your €25 Prepaid MasterCard Gift Card, inclusive two-course delicious lunch and luxury return coach service from Barcelona, you can reap all the benefits of discounted savings on amazing international brands.
It’s not everyday you get to shop in style at a traditional Catalan village – so make the most of your Barcelona break and treat yourself to a European shopping spree!
Hotel + Flight
The Deal: 4* SB Plaza Europa Hotel + Flights, from £187.75pp (20th October 2014, from London Gatwick – Book 15+ days before arrival and save 10%, until 30th June only)
Let me start with 3 little words… rooftop swimming pool. Never mind about staying in a superb stunning 4* hotel in Barcelona with flights included for one amazing price… there’s a rooftop pool and pool bar boasting panoramic views across the city – Wow! Complete with restaurant, bar, gym, steam room and sauna, this immaculate hotel – just 10 minutes from the city centre – has it all to offer and all for a very reasonable price.
The Deal: 4* Pestana Arena Barcelona + Flights, from £250.50pp (25th August 2014, from Glasgow Prestwick Airport)
Bringing contemporary design and luxury comforts together, this impressive 4* hotel offers everything you need for a splendid few days away in Spain’s second largest city. Explore with ease the Catalan wonders of Barcelona using the handy metro service, or indulge yourself with the hotel’s onsite restaurant, bar and leisure facilities – which includes a Turkish bath may I add!
Ideally situated for making the most of this fabulous cosmopolitan city, the Pestana Arena Hotel is a fantastic place to stay PLUS with this handy inclusive Barcelona flight and hotel package, it’s definitely worth spending a little extra.
The Deal: 5* Renaissance Barcelona Hotel + Flights, from £338.25pp (19th August 2014, from East Midlands Airport – Book 15+ days before arrival and save 10%, until 30th June only)
To finish off I’ll leave you with this splurge-tastic deal, because let’s be honest… what’s splurging without a little 5-star luxury?
Staying at the amazing Renaissance Barcelona Hotel – even the name sounds fancy – you can revel in unprecedented lavishness with truly distinguished and exceptionally high levels of service to match. No corners have been cut at this 5* Barcelona hotel with its impeccably stylish décor and traditional tapas lounge complete with divine Spanish cocktails.
Putting you at the heart of Barcelona’s most famous sights, and with your flights thrown in as well, this splurge is worth every single penny!
Do you save, spend or splurge when taking a European city break? Let us know which of these short break budget suits you?