|Best Western Premier HTC Dante Hotel|
Best Western Premier HTC Dante Hotel is located in the Eixample district. This area is known for being one of the most glamorous and affluent areas of Barcelona - popular amongst the well-heeled locals. The hotel is located slightly outside of the most popular and busy areas of the district, but is still within ten minutes walking distance of places such as Passeig de Gràcia and Rambla de Catalunya.
The hotel is large with a relatively plain exterior. Big windows ensure that light floods into the lobby area, where a spiral staircase can be viewed on entrance. The front desk is long and staff are helpful in answering questions. There is an area where large black couches are positioned next to the windows.
The hotel is likely to be particularly popular amongst business people, with four large meeting room areas.
The hotel does not have a pool, fitness centre or spa. However, hotel customers are provided with a pass to a fitness centre a five-minute walk from the hotel. This fitness centre offers running machines, weights, a Jacuzzi, sauna and pool.
The hotel restaurant offers buffet breakfasts at €18.26 per person. It is served from 07:00 - 10:30. After breakfast the area becomes a café space and snack bar, open from 09:00 - 23:00. It serves hamburgers, sandwiches (around €7.00) and pizzas (starting at €9.00).
Room service is available 24 hours.
Check-in time is at 12:00 noon and check-out time is also at 12:00 noon.
Pets are not allowed to stay in the hotel.
There are a total of four meeting rooms in the hotel. Three of these have a collective capacity of 80 people and can be partitioned into smaller spaces.
Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel and is free of charge. There is one computer available with internet access. This costs €3.50 for 15 minutes and €5.00 for 30 minutes.
There are no rooms that are suitable for disabled people. There are lifts to all floors.
There are a total of 80 rooms in the hotel, over 6 floors. Rooms available are singles, doubles and triples. It is possible to add an extra bed to the rooms for children under the age of 12. This is free of charge.
None of the rooms at the front of the building have balconies. Those looking out onto the interior garden do have balconies. All of the rooms have double-glazing, so noise pollution should not be too much of a problem. However, those hoping for a quiet nights sleep should request interior rooms.
All rooms contain air-conditioning, satellite television, a safe, a telephone and a mini-bar.
The entire hotel is no smoking.
Best Western Premier HTC Dante Hotel is located at the heart of Eixample. This area is well known for its bars and restaurants. Ottimo is located on Calle Enric Granados and is popular for its modern Italian cuisine. Designed with a focus on 1950s style, it is also a great destination for well-made cocktails.
|Mercat del Ninot|
A five-minute walk from the hotel, on Calle Mallorca, is roofed food market, Mercat del Ninot. This market has a distinctive statue of a child looking down over shoppers as they enter through its large gates. The market will be an interesting experience, to watch the locals in action doing their weekly shopping and a chance to buy some quality cheeses and meats.
The hotel is a ten-minute walk from Rambla de Catalunya. This is a charming street that is dotted with cafés, chocolate shops and restaurants. There is a Taller de Tapas on Rambla de Catalunya. This is a popular tapas chain in Barcelona. It offers a great lesson in tapas tasting for first timers - menus are available in English, seating is at tables rather than along a bar and staff are helpful in answering questions. The tapas are also very authentically Spanish.
|Taller de Tapas|
The Ramblas is a fifteen-minute walk from the hotel. The Ramblas is popular amongst tourists for people watching and street entertainers. It is also a useful place to find necessary amenities such as internet cafés, banks, pharmacies, bureaus de change and supermarkets.
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. You can then change to the metro and catch the Green Line to Diagonal which links by-foot to Provença metro station (exit Calle de Provença). The hotel is a ten-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 Provença, the hotel is a 5 minute walk from the metro station. Alternatively if you have a lot of luggage, a taxi would take 5 minutes and cost €6.00 - €8.00.
Best Western Premier HTC Dante Hotel Barcelona will be most popular with businesses, due to its business rooms and relative distance from the touristic centre of Barcelona. However, tourists who do not mind doing some walking will enjoy the hotel's picturesque and leafy surroundings. The pass to the nearby fitness centre is also an added bonus.
Best Western Premier HTC Dante Hotel - 4 Star
Calle Mallorca, 181
08036 Barcelona, España
Metro: Diagonal (Green Line, L3) or (Blue Line, L5)