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Travel Challenge: A Barcelona city break

Every week we invite competing companies to give us their best deal for a specified holiday. Today: a city break in Barcelona, departing for two nights on 11 September; prices are for two people travelling together from London.


£456: room only at Casanova by Rafael Hotels, with flights from Luton. "This four-star modern hotel is great for exploring the city. It is 500m from Placa Catalunya, one of Barcelona's main squares and 800m from the bustling stalls and cafés of Las Ramblas," says Expedia's Jonny Cudworth. (0871 622 0130; expedia.co.uk)


£306.52: room only at Hesperia San Just, with flights from Luton. "Barcelona is one of our most popular destinations. This particular hotel is only five minutes from the trendy Avenida Diagonal," says lastminute.com's Andy Washington. (0871 222 5938; lastminute.com)

Cresta Holidays

£710: B&B at the Catalonia Princesa, with flights from Gatwick. "The Catalonia Princesa is located in the heart of the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona, making for a great location to explore the cultural side of the city," says Sarah Bolam of Cresta Holidays. (0844 879 8014; crestaholidays.co.uk)