In the bohemian district of Barcelona
’s Ciutat Vella (Old City), Abba Rambla is a simple but modern hotel whose friendly service and great location make it a perennial favorite. The neutral-toned lobby sits next to an impressively funky breakfast area that has high wooden tables and bar stools, dangling designer lamps, and brown-and-cream armchairs for post-prandial lounging. Rooms are a blend of the comfortable and the functional, favoring pale woods, bright and breezy colors, and crisp white linens. All modern conveniences are present, from well-stocked minibars and satellite TVs (some are plasma) to free Internet access, and you can choose from views of the hills or of the charming square outside. Extra beds are also available for family rooms.