|Reservation Information For The Hotel Cristal Palace|
The Cristal Palace Hotel Barcelona seems to be always busy, and I know of people who will not stay anywhere else when they come to Barcelona so they must be doing something right. Popular for tourists and business people this hotel is just off Passeig de Gràcia, one of Barcelona's most famous streets, and is bright, modern and has good facilities.
Pictory is the hotel's restaurant that serves up international and local cuisine for all three meals. The set lunch menu will set you back about €17.00. The front desk functions 24 hours a day and there is also a tour desk should you need any tourist information. There is a laundry service and a safe at reception. Baby-sitting can be organized by the hotel and children under 12 stay free. There is also parking and valet parking. The hotel has a business corner with internet. A range of artwork is displayed around the public areas of the hotel and is available to buy.
The Salons Picasso, Miró and Dalí are offered for all your events and business needs. The rooms are kitted out with audiovisual resources and have temperature control and natural light. The 3 rooms can be opened up to form one large room which has a capacity of 150 people. Otherwise the Picasso is the largest room with a capacity of 90. The hotel also has a business corner with a computer linked to the internet and a printer.
The rooms at the Cristal Palace Hotel are decorated in a similar fashion to each other, with a patterned carpet and wooden headboard. Most have a balcony overlooking either Passeig de Gràcia or Calle Diputacio, though Passeig de Gràcia would be preferable in terms of the amount of sunlight you would get. Check in is at 13:00 and check out is at 12:00 noon, rooms are fully equipped with modern amenities such as satellite TV, minibar and full bathroom. There is a non-smoking floor.
|Area around the Hotel Cristal Palace|
The Cristal Palace hotel Barcelona has an undeniable good location which may in part explain its popularity. Just off the famous Passeig de Gràcia, a luxury-lined street that is home to some of Gaudí's work and is an excellent place to have coffee and watch the world go by. Being here means that you are surrounded by good restaurants and cafes. There is a bank almost every 2 blocks so you can carry on your shopping unhindered, and a pharmacy at number 26. The metro stop is Passeig de Gràcia which is 3 minutes away. Plaça Catalunya and Las Ramblas are a 10 minute walk away.
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 station, in about 25 minutes and costs €3.80 for a single ticket. Your hotel is a 3 minute walk from the station.
Via Bus The Aerobus will also take you from the Airport to Catalunya station and costs €5.75. The journey time is around 30 minutes. Once at Catalunya station you have a 5 minute walk to the hotel.
The Cristal Palace Hotel Barcelona is a smart, functional hotel, very popular all year round with tourists and business people who want to be in the centre of town but in a smart area. Good sweets at reception!
Cristal Palace Hotel Barcelona - 4 Star
08007 Barcelona, España
Metro: Passeig de Gràcia (Green Line, L3) 3 minutes or Catalunya (Green Line, L3) 5 minute walk.