Barcelo Cadiz

12 Reviews

Star Travel Rating


Review type



Date of travel

Sep, 2013

Product name

Product country

Product city

Travelled with


Reasons for trip


Our next and last stop was the port of Cadiz from where we were to sail to Las Palmas in Gran Canaria.I chose the hotel Barcelo on Avenida de Andalucia as it was one street back from the beach and 5 kms to the port.On arrival we were upgraded to a Junior suite complete with a settee and armchairs and a double bathroom which had two sinks so that you could clean your teeth at the same time as your wife,husband or partner.There’s a novelty, no fighting for the bathroom.

We were also offered the choice of dinner being included in the room price which we took up as it was €45 per room which we thought was a good offer.Three course 'a la carte' with drinks extra.

We were able to eat at 7.30 pm instead of the usual 9.30pm (as is the case in southern Spain).The receptionist rang the chef who was happy to oblige.

As it was off season and not the height of the summer, we benefitted from a good room rate and the upgrade.The reason given for the upgrade was that we might come back again in the future or tell our friends how good the hotel was.

We had lunch of 'bocadillos (baguette size sandwiches) in a café overlooking Victoria beach- all freshly made and cheerfully served.There are plenty of cafes in this area all overlooking a wide expanse of golden sand.

The hotel has its own underground car park but you will need help from the bell boy as the entrance is very narrow and they have a car lift system which they operate all in a very confined space.We had to wait on the road outside the car park while the bell boy came to assist us which we felt a bit incomfortable about as it was a no parking zone and there were one or two local police around ready to pounce on the unwary motorist. . After lunch we set off from the hotel down the Avenida de Andalucia in search of the ferry port as we wanted to know exactly where we had to go the following day to catch the ferry from Cadiz to Las Palmas .The number 1 bus takes you to the port from outside the hotel but we decided to walk for the exercise and to see a little of the town.We found the port and saw where we had to go to catch the ferry.It is always a good idea to do a bit of research before you actually sail, as there is nothing worse than racing to a ferry and not knowing where you have to go catch it!

The ferry port was full of cruise liners which made an impressive sight and these bring prosperity to the town as the passengers disembark and spend money in the shops and restaurants.The port is overlooked by Cadiz old town where there is plenty to explore but this must be done on foot as the streets are narrow and it is no place for a car.

We had booked the Transmediterranea Acciona ferry to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria which would leave the following day.We found the ferry office and embarcation point which was well signposted so we felt confident that we would be able to drive straight catch the 5 pm ferry.

After a restful night in our big comfortable beds, we had breakfast and paid the bill which was which was an amazing €132 for the four of us i.e. €33 each .The Junior Suites, dinner and parking (€20) all included as were our drinks- beers,wine and coffees.

A pleasant stay in a city hotel close to restaurants, the beach and the ferry port.


Join the club

Become a member to receive exclusive benefits

Our community is the heart of Silver Travel Advisor, we love nothing more than sharing ideas, inspiration, hints and tips between us.

Come feel the love on a Princess cruise. You’ll enjoy the MedallionClass experience others simply can’t, and it’s exclusively for everyone. Visit incredible destinations and be involved in the best experiences around each one of them.

Experience more with Princess and connect effortlessly with the world around you, spend time away with loved ones, take a moment for yourself, and fall in love with your holiday of a lifetime, every time.

With over 20 years of experience, Wendy Wu Tours has mastered the art of creating exceptional, fully inclusive tours which showcase the very best of each destination.

Each tour is led by a world-class guide, who will highlight the very best of their homeland, and includes authentic cultural experiences so you are not just seeing the sights, but truly immersing yourself in local life.

Say hello to ease at sea. Ambassador’s purpose is simple: they want to inspire every guest to experience authentic cruising, effortlessly and sustainably. Passionate about protecting our oceans and destinations, their ships comply with the highest industry emission standards and there is no single-use plastic on board.

On your voyage, you will receive the warmest of welcomes from the Ambassador community as you sail upon the friendliest ships afloat.

This is a global co-operative co-owned by local partners using real local experts and guides, which supports local communities, environments and wildlife. It offers travellers quirky places to stay, activity holidays and learning experiences. Not In The Guidebooks gets travellers off the beaten track into local culture with day experiences and longer, immersive adventures.

From wild wellness breaks in Wales to painting in Portugal, sustainable adventures in Mauritius to food safaris in Brazil, this is immersive, exciting travel.

Seabourn’s five intimate ships carry guests to the heart of great cities, exclusive yacht harbours and secluded coves around the world, while two new purpose-built expedition ships will combine exhilarating adventures in remote destinations with the sophisticated amenities of the world’s finest resorts at sea.

From the luxury of all suite accommodations to complimentary fine wines and spirits, and a no tipping policy, Seabourn exemplifies the definition of travelling well.