|Reservation Information For The Fira Palace Hotel|
Just off Plaza Espanya, hidden down an unassuming road stands the Fira Palace Hotel Barcelona. This large 4 star hotel was opened in 1992 and renovated to the highest standard in 2002. The standard grey façade shows nothing of the splendour that awaits guests on entrance to the huge lobby. In the lobby area there are several different lounge areas where you can take a rest on the very comfortable, classically-upholstered sofas and muse over the paintings for sale which line the walls. This hotel is opulent and welcoming.
The Fira Palace hotel Barcelona has a main restaurant called El Mall which is rustic in ambience and décor and serves international as well as Catalan food for those feeling a little bit more adventurous. There is also a large piano bar rather comically called Scruples which has live music every evening and a smaller restaurant which serves a buffet breakfast. The hotel facilities are impressive, there is a drugstore and a souvenir boutique in the lobby. The gym is large and there is also an indoor swimming pool, a sauna, massages are available and there is even a hairdresser and a squash court. The car park has room for 235 cars and the hotel has a laundry service. Also my favourite gadget was the satellite newspaper machine in lobby which can print out any paper in the world in 2 minutes.
The businesses facilities are also impressive. There are 18 soundproofed rooms to be used however you wish, the largest can hold 2,500 people. There is direct access from street level for those who come by car, and a variety of services such as video conferencing available. You can hire all types of audiovisual equipment as well.
The Fira Palace hotel Barcelona claims to have the largest bedrooms in the city and I wouldn't doubt it. There are 276 rooms each measuring 42 square metres. In fact most have 2 queen size beds. The views aren't great, you just get the roads down below which are nothing special, but the rooms are comfortable and soundproofed and the bathrooms are made from Italian marble. All rooms have satellite TV, radio, movie channels, a safe, minibar and wireless internet.
|Lobby of Fira Palace Hotel.|
The Fira Palace hotel is in perfect location for the Fira, Barcelona's huge halls which hold different conventions and shows every month. The Fira is right in front of the incredibly beautiful Palau Nacional, which is the museum of Catalan art, in front of which is the Magic Fountain. The metro is Espanya and is a 5 minute walk away and from there you can get into the centre of town in 10 minutes. Alternatively off Plaça Espanya are 2 of Barcelona's largest roads, Gran Via and Parallel both of which are pleasant to stroll down. The road on which the hotel is situated also has quite a few nice looking restaurants and cafes and there are cash points a 5 minute walk away down Parallel or on Plaça Espanya.
Close by there is also all the entertainment you could want in the form of Poble Espanyol, which is a village constructed in the different styles of Spanish architecture, here there are craft shops, fairs and at night bars and clubs.
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 Barcelona Sants (Estacio de Sants), in about 20 minutes and costs €3.80 for a single ticket. From Sants take the Green line metro to Plaça Espanya and the hotel is about 10 minutes walk from the station.
Via Bus You could take the Aerobus cost €5.75 from the Airport and get off at Plaça Espanya from here the hotel is a 10 minute walk.
The Fira Palace Hotel Barcelona is a gem of luxury just minutes away from the very picturesque Plaça Espanya The location is convenient for access to the centre, and reasonably quiet and the hotel itself is perfect for those in Barcelona for business or pleasure.
Fira Palace Hotel Barcelona 4 star hotel
Av Rius y Taulet, 1-3
08004 Barcelona, España
Metro: Espanya (Red Line, L1) or (Green Line, L3) 10 minutes walk