|Catalonia Berna Hotel|
Catalonia Berna Hotel is a large building, occupying a wide street corner in the heart of Eixample. From the exterior the hotel has an old charm - faded and flaking Roman style paintings adorn the walls. They sit awkwardly alongside the modern hotel entrance door. The hotel's lobby is large and round. Rotating doors lead to a ramp way that carries customers to the front desk. There is a lounge area to the right of the door where soft chairs in pinks and browns provide a welcoming resting place. The soft lines of the area continue with a semi-circle front desk. Large windows and high ceilings ensure that the area is light and airy.
The hotel is situated reasonably centrally whilst maintaining a peaceful air in a quiet and leafy area. Local areas such as Passeig de Gràcia and Plaza Catalunya are a 10 minute walk from the hotel. It is a popular destination for business people, with extensive meeting rooms. However, it is also worth considering as accommodation for tourists, due to its location at the heart of Barcelona.
There is no pool or gym in the hotel.
There is a restaurant serving food throughout the day. Buffet breakfast costs €15.00 and is served from 07:00 - 10:30. Lunch is served from 13:00 - 16:00. Dinner is a la carte and is served from 20:00 - 23:00.
There is also a bar on the first floor that is open from 10:00 - 00:00 midnight. It sometimes closes between 14:00 - 16:00.
Room service is available from 07:00 - 23:00.
No pets are allowed in the hotel.
Check-in time is at 12:00 noon and check-out time is at 12:00 noon.
There are six meeting rooms available in the hotel. They have a collective capacity of up to 330 people.
Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel. It is available free of charge to all customers. There is a one computer available with internet access - this is coin operated.
There are 4 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 is a wide ramp to the reception area.
There are a total of 124 rooms in the hotel over 6 floors. The rooms available are twins and doubles. An extra bad can be added to the rooms for a surcharge of €30.00.
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. The rooms at the front of the building have balconies. The rooms at the top of the building have terraces.
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 third floors of the hotel.
The hotel is located a 5 minute walk from Gran Via Corts Catalanes. This is a large road that runs through the heart of Barcelona. It is dotted with restaurants, bars and cinemas. It is where you can find Altair - a large travel bookshop filled with books in all different languages. It is also the home of Escriba - a bakery offering everything from rings made out of sweets to lip shaped chocolate lollies.
A two-minute walk from the hotel is the restaurant Xarcuteria Valentin. This restaurant offers food served from its impressive deli-style counter of luxury products. It offers meats, cheeses, foie gras and salads. Its menu is classically Spanish and its prices are relatively high.
The hotel is a 5 minute walk from Passeig de Gràcia. This street is the home of two of Gaudí's most famous building - Casa Batlló and La Pedrera. It is also a great shopping street, with shops such as Burberry, Gucci and Prada. It houses large flagship stores for chains such as Zara and Mango.
The hotel is a 5 minute walk from Plaza Catalunya. This is the square that sits at the top of the Ramblas. This is where you will find many useful amenities, such as internet cafés, bureaus de change, supermarkets and pharmacies.
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 is a 5 minute walk from the 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. The hotel is a 10 minute walk from Plaza Catalunya. Alternatively, if you have a lot of luggage, a taxi will take 5 minutes and cost around €5.00 - €6.00.
Catalonia Berna Hotel Barcelona is a large 4 star hotel with amenities that are focused more on business than relaxation - there is no pool, gym or spa. Its location is attractive, as it is central whilst remaining in a peaceful area. Its prices may not appeal to those simply looking to rest a weary tourist head.
Catalonia Berna Hotel - 4 Star
Calle Roger De Llúria, 60
08009 Barcelona, España
Metro: Passeig de Gràcia (Green Line, L3), (Yellow Line, L4) or (Purple Line, L2)