The morning after dinner at El Bulli we took a cab to the Figueres train station, had our return ticket stamped for the Catalunya Express to Barcelona, and boarded the train. Uneventful ride back, grabbed a cab to the Meridien, and checked in.
This time they had us assigned to a junior suite on the 7th floor corner, facing a side street. I asked if we could do any better, and they offered a similar room overlooking Las Ramblas with a fairly panoramic view.
I asked whether any renovated suites were open, and they told me this was it… they also mentioned that they hadn’t yet decided to renovate some of the remaining suites on the upper floors, “some customers prefer the older style.” I don’t know whether this was guesswork on the checkin agent’s part, of if he’s correct.
While I appreciate the extra space, I really do love the redesign of the rooms and might even take a large renovated standard room (as long as it’s not two beds joined together as king ) over the unrenovated suite. Just my personal aesthetic preference, and it was good to compare.
Unlike our first visit a couple days earlier, a single bottle of water was delivered, along with 2 glasses. Since this was Sunday, the Carrefour next door was closed. So I was glad to have stocked up earlier with several bottles.
At check-in they did present me with a brochure offering an extensive array of Instant Awards, something they hadn’t offered on my previous check-in. It was customized with my name and then-current point balance. They didn’t quite hit my value meter, but I admit they represent a better return on Starpoints than I’m used to seeing from Instant Awards.
|Lunch Restaurant Cent Onze
Lunch at Cent Onze Restaurant including a glass of Cava.
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Breakfast at Restaurant Cent Onze
Classic Pillow 45/70 cm
Classic Pillow 80/80 cm
Bottle of Moet & Chandon