|Reservation Information For The Constanza Hotel|
On entering Constanza Hotel, Barcelona I had thought it was a 4 star. It came as a pleasant and impressive surprise to find out that the hotel is a 2 star. It is in a central location at the heart of the affluent area of Eixample.
It has a lot more to offer than your average 2 star hotel - including a restaurant, discount rates for a nearby gym, free internet and suite rooms. The hotel lobby is large and long. Its walls are lined with modern and creative photographic prints. Cream leather couches line one wall and sit on top of luscious furry mocha coloured rugs. Low glass coffee tables offer international press and magazines. Low lighting provides a relaxing feel to the space.
There is no pool or gym in the hotel. However, the hotel have an agreement with Holmes Place gym, 2 minutes walk from the building. A day pass can be purchased from the hotel for a reduced price of approximately €10.00 per day.
There is a restaurant in the hotel that sits alongside it - Con Calma. Buffet breakfast is available to hotel customers. It is served for €10.00 per person. It is served from Monday - Friday 07:00 - 11:00 and Saturday - Sunday 07:00 - 11:30. The restaurant also serves lunch and dinner.
There is a bar located in the restaurant. It is open Fridays and Saturdays 07:30 - 17:00 and 07:30 - 00:00 midnight.
Pets are not allowed in the hotel.
Smoking is prohibited in all hotel rooms. It is only permitted in an allocated area of the restaurant.
Short Stay rooms are available on request. They cost €50.00 - €80.00 for 2 - 3 hours.
There are two meeting rooms available in the hotel. One has a capacity of 5 - 6 people and is one the ground floor. The other is on the sixth floor and seats up to 35 people.
Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel free of charge. Two computers are available in the lobby area with free internet.
There are four rooms available for wheelchair users. They have widened doors and adapted bathrooms. There are lifts to all floors.
There are a total of 46 rooms in the hotel over 5 floors. The rooms available are singles, doubles and suites (that sleep up to two people).
All rooms have double-glazing. 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 on the 2nd - 5th floors are then biggest.
All rooms include air conditioning, a safe, a television with satellite, a telephone, a CD player, a hairdryer and a mini-bar.
Constanza Hotel, Barcelona is located at the heart of the area of Eixample. This area is known for its plethora of bars, restaurants and shops. The hotel is a 2 minute walk from Gran Via Cortes Catalanes. This large street runs through the centre of Barcelona from Plaza Espanya.
The hotel is a 10 minute walk from the base of Passeig de Gràcia. This large street is the pride of Barcelona. Its wide street is lined with designer shops and old buildings. It is the home of two of Gaudí's most important buildings - Casa Batlló and La Pedrera. Casa Batlló is a colorful building with a mosaic roof in the shape of a dragon's tail. La Pedrera is a larger building with sea-inspired details, such as a spiral staircase like the inside of a seashell and a wavy roof.
A 10 minute walk from the hotel on Calle Diputacion with Passeig de Gràcia it is possible to find the restaurant Tapas, 24. The restaurant was opened by the owner of the famous Camerc 24 restaurant as a more relaxed alternative. It offers traditional Spanish style tapas with a twist.
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 10 minute walk from the station. Alternatively, if you have a lot of luggage, a taxi would take 2 minutes and cost €5.00 - €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 €5.75. The hotel is a 10 minute walk from Plaza Catalunya. Alternatively you can take the metro from Catalunya on the Red Line to Urquinaona. The hotel is a 3 minute walk from the metro station.
Constanza Hotel, Barcelona is a 2 star hotel that is 'punching above its weight'. It offers stylishness and amenities that are not often found in hotels of this rating. It is located centrally for those who wish to be at the heart of cosmopolitan Barcelona - a long walk for those who wish to be close to the beach. An opportunity for luxury when money is tight.
Constanza Hotel, Barcelona - 2 Star
Calle Bruc, 33
08010 Barcelona, España
Metro: Urquinaona (Red Line, L1) or (Yellow Line, L4)