The amenities in the hotel are also generous, with free buffet breakfast, Wi-Fi and computers with internet access. It is well located for travellers who wish to be at the heart of Barcelona's tourist centre, whilst still getting a genuine sense of local Spain. The hotel is a 2-minute walk from the Ramblas. However, Calle Carmen is a street that is popular amongst locals for its small bars and restaurants and its route into the centre of a community area.
There is no pool or gym in the hotel. There is no restaurant. However, there is buffet breakfast available that is free of charge for all customers. There is also a bar in the hotel.
There is a luggage storage area for those who need a place to leave their luggage before checking-in or after checking out.
There are no meeting or conference rooms in the hotel. There is Wi-Fi throughout the hotel for all guests. There is also one computer available in the lobby with internet access that guests may use free of charge.
The entrance to the hotel is wide enough for wheelchairs and there is a disabled toilet on the ground floor. However, no rooms have been adapted for wheelchair use.
There are a total of 24 rooms in the hotel. Rooms are Single, Double or twin and an extra bed can also be added.
Each room offers air conditioning, a television with music channels and a telephone.
Curious Hotel is based in the heart of the Raval area. In only two minutes it is possible to reach the Ramblas, where there are many sources of entertainment for tourists, including street artists, tourist's shops and restaurants. The hotel is also close to the back of the Boqueria food market. This is a favourite and a strong recommendation of chefs all around the world. It is renowned for its wide variety of produce, both international and local. It is worth a visit just to experience the overwhelming feast for the senses.
On Calle Carme itself there are a number of choices of places to eat and drink. Carmelitas is a classy establishment with affordable prices. It is a large restaurant that has a mellow atmosphere, with cream floors and touches of maroon. It is known for its set menu ('Menu del Dia'), which is good value and at a high standard.
The bar next door, Dos Trece, is a favourite amongst locals and is known for its cosy, Moroccan style basement area. The area is popular for its DJ sessions and monthly flea markets.
The hotel's close proximity to the Ramblas ensures that you will not be far from general amenities such as banks, pharmacies, supermarkets, internet cafés and bureaus de change.
The advanced booking transfers below are independent of the the public transport system. This means if there is a public transport strike these services will continue to operate as normal and you will not be affected by the strike action.
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 . You then change at Passeig de Gràcia onto the Green Line metro and travel two stops to Liceu. Your hotel is then less than a 10 minute walk from the metro. Alternatively you can take a taxi from Passeig de Gràcia which will take 10 minutes and cost around €8.00 - €10.00.
Via Bus: Take the 'Aerobus' to Plaça de Catalunya from directly outside the airport. The Aerobus generally runs every 10 - 15 minutes and the journey time is 30 minutes. The hotel is 10 - 15 minutes walk from Plaça de Catalunya.
Hotel Curious is a newly refurbished one star hotel that offers high standards of design and service. It is located close to the touristic centre, but comfortably distant from the craziness. A good option for those looking for affordable accommodation that is still a pleasure to stay in.
Curious Hotel - 1 star
Calle Carme, 25
08001 Barcelona, España.
Metro: Liceu (Green Line, L3)