|Reservation information for the Gran Ronda Hotel|
The hotel's exterior is standard - a glass door and modern signage welcome guests into a long and thin lobby area. The front desk sits to the right of the space and there is no seating.
There is no pool or gym in the hotel.
There is a restaurant that serves breakfast.
There is also no bar in the hotel. However, there is a television room with a computer, sofas, tables and chairs.
Room service is available for breakfast time.
Pets are not allowed in the hotel.
Day use rooms are not available.
There are no meeting rooms in the hotel. Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel free of charge. There is also one computer with internet available free of charge.
There is one room in the hotel that is suitable for wheelchair users. It has widened doors and an adapted bathroom. There are lifts to all floors.
There are a total of 65 rooms in the hotel, over 6 floors. All of the rooms are either singles or doubles. It is possible to add an extra bed to the rooms.
The rooms at the front of the building have balconies. There is double-glazing on all of the windows. However, those hoping for a peaceful night's seep should request a room at the interior of the hotel.
All rooms include air-conditioning, telephone, hair dryer, television and a mini-bar.
|Plaza Catalunya & El Corte Inglés|
The hotel is located less than 1 minutes walk from Plaza Universitat. This square is the home of some of Barcelona's oldest university buildings. It also leads to the area of El Raval. This area is part of Barcelona's old town - an area that is renowned for its narrow streets and old buildings. El Raval is slowly becoming the hippest part of the old town. It houses many small and independent shop, bars and art galleries. It is also the home of the MACBA (modern art museum) and CCCB (centre of contemporary culture)
The hotel is located a 5 minute walk from Plaza Catalunya. This square sits at the top of the Ramblas - Barcelona's most famous street. Many tourists to Barcelona see the Ramblas as its focal point - the heart of the city. It is also a convenient place to find amenities such as internet cafés, bureaus de change, supermarkets and pharmacies. Plaza Catalunya itself is a large square. It houses El Corte Inglés - a well-known Spanish department store. El Corte Inglés is a shop offering everything from clothes to food and electrical appliances.
The hotel is a 10 minute walk from Passeig de Gràcia. This street is well known for being a popular shopping street and offers large branches of stores such as Zara and Mango. It is also the home of some of Gaudí's most famous buildings. Casa Batlló is a colourful building with a mosaic roof in the style of a dragon's tail. La Pedrera is a building that has been influenced by the sea. The paving stones along the street of Passeig de Gràcia are embossed with an abstract pattern. This is said to be taken from one of the rooms inside La Pedrera and comprises patterns influenced by sea creatures.
|One of Passeig de Gràcia's ornate street lamps||Gaudí's Casa Batlló|
If you head away from the Rambla from the hotel you will enter the area of Sant Antoni. A ten minute walk from the hotel is the Mercat de Sant Antoni. This roofed market sells food. Also, on Sundays, around the edges of the market there is a market fro collectors, selling books, comics and stamps.
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 . From here take the metro to Universitat on the Purple Line, from the metro station the hotel is a 2 minute walk. Alternatively, if you have a lot of luggage a taxi would take 5 minutes and cost €6.00 - €8.00.
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 €5.90 . The hotel is a 10 minute walk from Plaza Catalunya. Alternatively, take the metro from Catalunya to Universitat on the Red Line, from here the hotel is a 2 minute walk.
Hotel Gran Ronda is located at the heart of Barcelona's tourist centre. It is a basic hotel that will suit active travellers. Those wishing for an authentic Barcelona experience may prefer an older and more traditional hotel. However it will appeal to those in search of a modern, simple and convenient place to stay.
Gran Ronda Hotel - 3 Star
Ronda Sant Antoni, 49
08011 Barcelona, España
Metro: Universitat (Red Line, L1) or (Purple Line, L2)