|Reservation Information For The Aranea Hotel|
Aranea Hotel is a 3 star hotel located a 5 minute walk from Gran Via Corts Catalanes. This is one of Barcelona's largest streets and it links Plaza Universitat to Plaza Espanya. The hotel is classic in style. It has a marble green façade and plants flanking its entrance. The lobby area is bright due to the large windows at the front of the hotel. To the left of the front door a small flight of stairs leads to a large and open café area. The front desk is at the right hand side of the front entrance and friendly staff are helpful in answering questions.
The hotel's location is attractive as it is relatively central whilst retaining enough distance from the very heart of the centre to have an air of tranquillity.
There is no pool or gym in the hotel.
There is a restaurant serving breakfast and lunch. Buffet breakfast costs €11.00 and is served from 07:00 - 10:30 during the week and from 07:00 - 11:00 at weekends. Lunch is a set menu ('Menu del Dia') of three courses, bread and drinks costing €12.60 per person. There is a bar in the lobby area of the hotel. It is open until 16:00 - 22:00.
Room service is available at breakfast times only.
Pets are allowed in the hotel as long as they are small.
Check-in time is at 12:00 noon and check-out time is also at 12:00 noon. The hotel is willing to be flexible on this as far as possible.
There is one meeting room available in the hotel. It has a capacity for 40 people.
Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel and is free of charge.
There are 2 rooms available in the hotel that are suitable for wheelchair users. They have widened doors and adapted bathrooms. There are lifts to all floors.
There are a total of 84 rooms in the hotel over 6 floors. There are 7 single rooms, 7 triple rooms and the rest are doubles.
The rooms all have double-glazed windows. However, those requiring a quiet nights sleep should request the rooms on the highest floors at the interior of the hotel. There are nine interior rooms on each floor of the hotel.
All rooms include air conditioning, a hairdryer, a safe, a television with satellite, a telephone and a mini-bar.
Smoking is permitted on the first and seventh floors of the hotel.
The hotel is located a 5 minute walk from both Avenida Diagonal and Gran Via Corts Catalanes. These are two of Barcelona's major roads. Gran Via Corts Catalanes is home to places such as the Escriba bakery, where some of Barcelona's best cakes and pastries are served. There is also a large cinema on this street for a rainy day in Barcelona.
Avenida Diagonal runs right the way through the city of Barcelona, ending at the port. It is an impressively large road and is home to some of Barcelona's largest and most showy office buildings.
The hotel's nearest metro station is Monumental. For those who don't wish to bring their walking shoes, this will prove a convenient way to get around the city.
Areas such as Passeig de Gràcia and Rambla de Catalunya are approximately 20 minutes walk from the hotel. Passeig de Gràcia is the home of some of Barcelona's largest shops, including many designer stores. It is also the home of the large and impressive design store Vinçon. This shop offers all things design, from vases to art prints and trendy kitchen appliances.
Rambla de Catalunya is a picturesque and leafy street. It is dotted with terraces of cafés and restaurants, making it a great place to spend an afternoon enjoying lunch or simply a coffee.
If you don't speak Spanish and you are unfamiliar with Barcelona booking a private airport transfer is a good option to consider. Once booked, you will have someone waiting to meet you at Barcelona airport to take you to your hotel. They will be holding a sign with your name on it. You need to book this service online before you leave by following the links below.
You can reserve a shared minibus transfer from Barcelona Airport to your hotel or vice versa. Note that this service is not a private service for you own group but the minibus will be shared with other passengers.
Via Taxi: A taxi from the airport should take about 25 minutes and cost around €25.00 - €30.00 depending on traffic and luggage.
Via Train: The RENFE train leaves the airport every half an hour and will take you to Passeig de Gràcia in 25 minutes. You can either use the T10 transport ticket from the airport (T10 costs €9.80 for 10 separate journeys on Barcelona public transport) or you can buy a single fare ticket for €3.80. The hotel will take around 5 minutes in a taxi and will cost about €6.00 - €8.00. Alternatively you can take the Passeig de Gràcia metro on the Purple Line to Monumental, the hotel is a 5 minute walk from the metro station.
Via Bus: Take the 'Aerobus' to Plaza Catalunya from directly outside the airport. The Aerobus generally runs every 10 - 15 minutes and the journey time is 30 minutes. From Plaza Catalunya take the metro to Passeig de Gràcia on the Green Line and change onto the Purple Line to Monumental. The hotel is a 5 minute walk from the metro station.
Aranea Hotel offers three star accommodation in a fairly central location. Its large and modern style may not appeal to those who want to experience a truly Spanish hotel. However, those who are willing to do some walking to get to the tourist parts of town will be impressed with the affordable prices.
Aranea Hotel - 3 Star
Consejo de Ciento, 444
08013 Barcelona, España
Metro: Monumental (Purple Line, L2)