|Hotel Catalonia Sagrada Familia|
The Hotel Catalonia Sagrada Familia (formally called Aragon hotel) and is situated, in a residential area close to various sights of interest such as Gaudí's Sagrada Familia and the business district marked out by the Gherkin-shaped Agbar tower.
There is a hotel restaurant which is open for lunch and dinner and has a set menu for €15.00 . Behind the reception you will find a funky, modern café/ bar. The hotel has its own on-site car park for guests and there is a post box in the lobby. The reception can help you with the hiring of a car or any tours you might like to go on.
The Catalonia Sagrada Familia hotel has no function rooms available for business meetings.
There are 160 rooms in the hotel. They offer guests an interactive satellite TV with pay per view and Canal +, a direct phone line and a safe. All rooms have heating and air-conditioning and the bathrooms have a hair dryer.
The hotel's location is in a residential part of Barcelona city centre. The metro stop Encants however is quite nearby and will take you into the centre of town in 10 - 15 minutes. As the area in which the hotel is located is mainly residential you don't have to walk too far to find any facilities, there are local cafes all over, and walk down Aragon for a bit and you will find a bank.
|Area around the hotel|
The hotel has the attraction of being close to the Sagrada Familia, Gaudí's breathtaking basilica. Also close to the hotel is the Tan Glories shopping complex which is full of shops, cafes and restaurants. Near here you will also find Barcelona's biggest flea market, Les Encants, which is a fantastic place for a bit of haggling on a Saturday afternoon, just make sure you don't get too carried away.
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 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. You then have to change here for the purple line 2 and get off at Encants. Your hotel is a short 5 minute walk from the metro.
Via Bus: The Aerobus will also take you from the Airport to Plaça Catalunya and costs €5.90 . The journey time is around 30 minutes. From Catalunya you need to take the green line metro to Passeig de Gràcia and then change for the purple line metro for Encants. Your hotel is a short 5 minute walk from the metro.
The Hotel Catalonia Sagrada Familia is a comfortable 3 star hotel out of the centre of the city. Near sights like the Sagrada Familia and the Tan Glories shopping complex.
Hotel Catalonia Sagrada Familia - 3 Star
Calle Aragon, 569
Metro: Encants (Purple Line, L2) 5 minutes