|Catalonia La Pedrera Hotel|
Catalonia La Pedrera Hotel is a classic 4 star hotel located in Eixample - Barcelona's most well-to-do area. It is, surrounded by attractive shops, bars and restaurants. The hotel is near some of Barcelona's most popular tourist attractions Sagrada Familia, Passeig de Gràcia and La Pedrera.
The hotel itself has a classic exterior - an old building houses a glass canopy with flags and ornate street lamps at either side of the door. On entering, the lobby area is relatively small. The front desk is immediately in front of you and the staff are exceptionally helpful and friendly. There is a seating area to the right, where green and maroon couches set the tone for a cosy and classic setting. Dark woods are used in the furniture and along the walls. Pop music plays, allowing a sense of informality.
The hotel is not particularly useful for business people as there are no meeting rooms. However, families may be interested in the two suite rooms that are available, as they hold up to 4 people.
There is no pool or gym in the hotel.
There is a restaurant that serves all meals. Buffet breakfast costs €16.00 per person. It is served from 07:00 - 10:30 during the week and from 07:30 - 11:00 at weekends. At lunch times a set menu ('Menu del Dia') of three courses, drink and bread is available for €15.00 . There is also an a la carte menu. Lunch is served from 12:00 noon - 15:30 . Diner is a la carte and is served from 20:00 - 22:30 .
Room service is available from 07:00 - 23:00 .
No pets are allowed in the hotel.
Day use rooms are not available.
There are no meeting rooms in the hotel. However, Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel free of charge. There is also one computer in the lobby area. Internet is available on the computer at the cost of €2.00 per 15 minutes.
There are two rooms 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 79 rooms in the hotel, over 8 floors. Most of the rooms are either doubles or twins. However, there are two suites that hold a maximum of 4 people.
Five of the rooms at the front of the building have balconies. There is double-glazing on all of the windows and the hotel is located on a quiet street. However, those hoping for a peaceful nights sleep should request a room at the interior of the hotel.
All rooms include air-conditioning, telephone, hair dryer, television with satellite, mini-bar and a safe.
Catalonia La Pedrera Hotel is located centrally whilst remaining just outside of the touristic area of Barcelona. The area of Eixample has a large selection of restaurant and bar options. The Restaurant Ferrum is located on Carrer La Pedrera, a 2 minute walk from the hotel. The menu is typically Catalan, with tapas, rice and fish dishes. The setting is cosy, with stonewalls and wooden floors. It is worth trying to get a reservation for a Tuesday night, as every Tuesday a jazz band plays for diners.
|Casa 'Les Punxes'|
The hotel is a 5 minute walk from Avenida Diagonal and Casa 'Les Punxes'. This building stands proudly on the wide street and is an impressive sight - it has six towers with conical points at the top and means 'House of the Spikes' in Catalan.
The hotel is also a 10 minute walk from Passeig de Gràcia. This is one of Barcelona's most picturesque streets - it is dotted with old buildings and lined with ornate old street lamps. It is the home of some of Gaudí's most famous buildings, including La Pedrera (a ten minute walk from the hotel). This building is inspired by the sea and has this theme running throughout. There is a spiral staircase that looks like the centre of a seashell. The building is open to the public (entry tickets are necessary) and the undulating roof provides 360 degree views of Barcelona.
The hotel is also a 15 minute walk, in the other direction from Passeig de Gràcia, to the Sagrada Familia. This is a large basilcia that was designed by Gaudí. It is a work in progress and many people enjoy returning to the city to see what changes have been made since their last trip.
The advanced booking transfers below are not operated by the public transport system the advantage being if there is a public transport strike these services will continue to operate.
Minibus shared transfer (advanced reservation required)
A shared minibus transfer option is cheaper than the private transfer. You would need to make your way to designated meeting point at the airport.
Private transfer (advanced reservation required)
With a private transfer service the driver will be waiting for you at your arrivals gate. He will have a board or a sign with your name on it so that you can easily identify him. The driver will help you with your bags to the vehicle and then drive you to your hotel.
Via Taxi: A taxi from the airport should 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 in 25 minutes. You can either use the T10 transport ticket from the airport (T10 costs €9.95 for 10 separate journeys on Barcelona public transport) or you can buy a single fare ticket for €4.10 . From Passeig de Gràcia you take the Green Line on the metro to Diagonal, from here the hotel is a 5 minute walk. Alternatively, if you have a lot of the luggage, a taxi would take 5 minutes and cost around €6.00.
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. A single will cost €5.90 . From Plaza Catalunya you can take the Green Line from Catalunya to Diagonal; from the metro station the hotel is a 5 minute walk.
Catalonia La Pedrera Hotel is a classic 4 star. There are no luxury amenities such as a pool gym or spa. However, it provides a friendly service in a convenient location for tourists. Its prices are impressive for a city centre hotel.
Catalonia La Pedrera Hotel - 4 Star
08037 Barcelona, España.
Metro: Diagonal (Green Line, L3) or (Blue Line, L5)