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On the western side of Eixample neighborhood, near Sants train station -- but quite a walk to the heart of the city
The Amister Hotel is located in the financial area of the Eixample district, just a bit too far to easily walk to the city center or shopping along Passeig de Gracia (it's about 20 minutes by foot). The location is best suited for business travelers who have meetings nearby, though leisure guests in search of tranquil surroundings may enjoy this quiet location. The nearest metro stations are Estença and Hospital Clinic, which can transport guests to the city center in a few short stops. For those looking to explore the actual neighborhood surrounding the hotel, there are plenty of authentic cafes, restaurants, and shops -- as well as conveniences such as supermarkets and banks. Sants Estacio, Barcelona’s main train station, is also within walking distance.
Eixample is home to the city's best examples of modernist architecture, including the Casa Milá (also known as La Pedrera) and Sagrada Família church that were both designed by Antoni Gaudí. The area is a major upscale shopping hub, with plenty of high-end boutiques, especially along Passeig de Gracia. In addition to its eccentric architecture and great shopping, this district is known for a vibrant nightlife scene, with many trendy bars and clubs found here, especially in the gay section (which is popularly known as Gayxample).
This 55-room property is located in a quiet area in Barcelona, near public transportation and Barcelona’s main train station, but far from most major attractions. It’s not quite as luxurious as advertised, and rooms feel a little basic and lacking in character, but they’re all clean and soundproofed, and come equipped with flat-screen TVs, pleasant decor (red curtains and chairs, gray bedspreads), and comfortable beds. Clean, modern bathrooms have shower/tub combos and bidets. There is no full restaurant, and amenities are limited, but this hotel offers a decent value, especially for families or groups, as there are units that can sleep up to four guests for a reasonable price.
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