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Hotel Balmes Barcelona
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The Balmes Hotel Barcelona is another hotel in the impressive Derby Group that is well-known for smart, well-designed hotels. The Balmes, has an excellent location, very near both Passeig de Gràcia, lined with designer shops and architecturally stunning buildings, and leafy, café- filled Rambla de Catalunya. The hotel is quite elegant, with African masks and tribal textiles filling the lobby, and a pool outside.

Hotel Facilities

Next to the lobby area is a bar and the "Bal" coffee shop. The hotel has a Mediterranean restaurant, "Balmes", which is spacious and light. There is parking, a laundry and an ironing service. Dogs are allowed in the hotel. However the best thing about the hotel is the outside garden, with a terrace seating area and a swimming pool which is lovely in the summer and very much a bonus in a 3 Star hotel. There is also a computer in the reception area for the guests to use the internet and Wi-Fi. If needed the hotel also has a courtesy smart car for its guests.

Business Facilities

As well as the computer in the reception, there are two meeting rooms. The rooms are equipped with the latest audiovisual technology, and the reception will arrange anything else you may need. The Balmes Hotel Barcelona business meeting room has a capacity of up to 50 people.


The 100 rooms have all been sound-proofed and have parquet flooring. Room service is available and there is a mini-bar. The simple, elegant rooms also all feature air-conditioning, heating, direct telephone lines, a safe, a fax/ modem connection and a TV with satellite and Canal +. There is a hair dryer in the bathroom. There are duplex rooms available and some rooms have their own terrace.

Balmes road outside hotel
Balmes road outside hotel
Area around Hotel Balmes Barcelona
Area around Hotel Balmes Barcelona

Hotel Location and Facilities

If you are in Barcelona on business then you may be interested to know that there is an office shop next door to the hotel which deals with faxes, photocopies and printing. Next to that is a restaurant and then on the corner stands a bank. On the opposite corner, at the crossroads of Balmes and Mallorca there is a pharmacy and a newsagents. The nearest metro stop is on the shopping haven of Passeig de Gràcia, though you can easily walk to most sights of interest. For example Las Ramblas is a 10 minutes walk away at the most.

How to travel from the airport to the hotel

How to arrange your transport from Barcelona Airport in advance of your trip.

You can either arrange a private transfer or minibus shared transfer.

Private Transfer A private transfer is dedicated for you and your party only. The driver will be waiting at your arrivals gate holding a sign with your name on it. Your driver will assist you with your luggage to your own private vehicle and you will be driven directly to your hotel.

Minibus Transfer The shared minibus transfer option is cheaper than the private transfer. Unlike a private transfer you would need to make your way to a dedicated meeting point and the vehicle may be shared with other passengers. You will be taken to your hotel however there may be some stops for other passengers along the way.

You can reserve both the private or the shared transport by following this link:

Book your Barcelona Airport hotel advanced transport reservation.

Public transport transfer options

Via Taxi: A taxi from the airport will take about 25 minutes and cost around   €25.00   -  €30.00 .

Via Train: The RENFE train leaves the airport every half an hour and will take you to Passeig de Gràcia Station , in about 25 minutes and costs  €4.10   for a single ticket. Your hotel is a short 8 minute walk from the station.

Via Bus The Aerobus will also take you from the Airport to Catalunya station and costs  €5.90 . The journey time is around 30 minutes. From Catalunya you need to catch the Green Line Metro to Passeig de Gràcia.

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In a nutshell

The Balmes Hotel Barcelona has good amenities for a 3 Star hotel. Popular with tourists and business people for its smart but friendly ambience. Excellent central location in an up-market area of Barcelona.

Balmes Hotel Barcelona - 3 Star
Calle Mallorca, 216
08008 Barcelona, España.


metroMetro: Passeig de Gràcia (Green Line, L3) 8 minutes

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