The hotel itself is classic - its lobby area has marble floors and low lighting. There is a slightly nautical theme, with a wooden boat shaped front desk and windows on the doors like portholes in a ship. Wide pillars that have been painted silver run through the area.
There is no pool or gym in the hotel. There is a small restaurant in the hotel that offers breakfast, lunch and dinner. A buffet breakfast is available from 07:00 - 10:30 . It costs €8.50 (plus tax) per person. At lunch time a set menu ('Menu del Dia') is available.
There is no room service available in the hotel. Pets are not allowed.
Short stay (day use) rooms are available subject to availability. They cost 60% of the normal room price.
Check-in time is at 12:00 noon and check-out time is also at 12:00 noon .
There are two meeting/conference rooms in the hotel. One of these has a capacity of 30 people; the other has a capacity of 11 people.
There is Wi-Fi available throughout the hotel free of charge. There are two computers available for use with free internet access. These are in a small business centre just off the lobby area.
There is one room in the hotel that has been adapted for disable use. It has widened doors and a special bath. There are lifts to all floors.
There are a total of 51 rooms in the hotel, over 6 floors. All of the rooms are doubles. There are some rooms that are large enough to fit an extra bed. This is free for children under 12 and is €30.00 for people over the age of 12.
There are no balconies available in any of the rooms. Those who require an especially quiet room should request one at the interior of the hotel.
All rooms include air-conditioning, television, telephone, hair dryer and mini-bar.
There is no room service available.
Evenia Rocafort Hotel is located just off Avenida Paral.lel. This is a long busy road that runs from the port area to Plaza Espanya. The hotel is situated towards the Plaza Espanya end of the road. From Calle Rocafort it is possible to take a short five-minute stroll up the pedestrianized Avenida Mistral to Plaza Espanya. This street is tree lined and contains a small park and some nice terraces to enjoy a coffee in the sunshine.
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Plaza Espanya is the home of the Fira de Barcelona conference centre. It is also the home of the Palau Nacional, Barcelona's palace. Tourists will enjoy a stroll around the Palace grounds - the back of the Palace leads to the area of Montjuïc. This area includes many tourist attractions - the Miró museum, the Olympic village and Poble Espanyol.
The hotel is also a five-minute walk from the Mercat de Sant Antoni. This is a large roofed market that sells fruit and vegetables - similar to the Boqueria on the Ramblas. On Sundays the market is the site of a large market that forms around the edges of the exterior of the building. The market is specialist and is popular amongst collectors of antique books, comics, records and coins.
On Avenida Paral.lel it is possible to find general amenities that you may need. These include internet cafes, banks, bureaus de change, pharmacies and supermarkets
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 . You then change at Passeig de Gràcia onto the Green Line metro and travel five stops to Poble Sec. Your hotel is then 5 minutes walk from the metro.
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 not in walking distance of Plaça de Catalunya. You can take a taxi, which will take about 20 minutes and cost around €15.00. Alternatively can take the Green Line on the metro to Poble Sec. From here, the hotel is a short 5 minute walk.
Hotel Evenia Rocafort Barcelona is a typical three star hotel. Those staying at the hotel for its close proximity to the Fira de Barcelona conference centre may be pleasantly surprised by how close they are to many tourist attractions in the area. However, visitors wishing to be at Barcelona's touristic hub may require a hotel closer to the Ramblas.
Evenia Rocafort Hotel - 3 Star
Calle Rocafort, 23 - 25
08015 Barcelona, España.
Metro: Poble Sec (Green Line, L3)