|Reservation Information For The Gran Torre Catalunya Hotel|
The lobby area is classic, with a white marble floor. The front desk sits to the left of the lobby area. To the right there is the 'Lounge Bar' - a large seating area with a bar in the corner and an atmosphere of business and bustle. Brown, cream and grey leather individual armchairs sit around coffee tables. White leather banquettes line the edges of the room. In the main lobby area screens displaying the restaurant's amenities play.
This hotel will appeal to those who enjoy the excitement of its size - it will not suit those hoping for a more personal service. The hotel's location is likely to appeal to business people who require close proximity to the transport hub or the Fira Barcelona conference centre in Plaza Espanya.
There is a pool, gym and spa in the hotel. The pool is in the spa area and is open from 07:00 - 23:00 . The fitness centre is open every day from 07:00 - 23:00 .
There is a restaurant on the top floor of the hotel. Buffet breakfast is served from Monday - Friday 07:00 - 10:30 and Saturday - Sunday 07:00 - 11:00 . It costs €16.00 per person. Light food is also served in the 'Lounge Bar' in the lobby.
Pets are not allowed in the hotel.
Short Stay rooms are not available.
There are 7 function rooms available in the hotel and a conference centre with a capacity of 100 people. Wi-Fi is available in the lobby and restaurant areas of the hotel and is charged at €4.50 for 1 hour and €10.00 for 24 hours. There is a business centre in the hotel with computers offering internet access at the same prices.
There are four rooms available for wheelchair users. They have widened doors and adapted bathrooms. There are lifts to all floors.
There are a total of 272 rooms in the hotel over 21 floors. The rooms available are doubles, twins, junior suites and suites. There are 4 Junior Suites and 13 Suites.
All rooms have double-glazing. All of the hotel rooms are also exterior, providing views of the city. There are no balconies.
All rooms include air conditioning, a safe, a television with satellite, a telephone and a mini-bar.
Smoking is permitted on the fourth, seventh, seventeenth and twenty second floors of the hotel.
Gran Torre Catalunya Hotel, Barcelona is located conveniently for those requiring a close proximity to Barcelona's main train station - Estacio Sants. This station offers direct trains to Barcelona airport. It also ensures that the rest of Spain is within reach for those who are travelling around the country. The station is also hone to a coach station, from which coaches leave to places such as San Sebastian, Valencia and Madrid.
The hotel is less than 5 minutes walk from the Parc Joan Miró. This park is the home of Miró's famous 'Woman with a Bird' statue. It is also a great opportunity to find some peace and quiet in the city's business and transport hub. The park is filled with palm trees and dusty floors and is a great place to spend a sunny afternoon.
|Miro's 'Women with a Bird'||Hipermercado|
Located just behind the hotel there is a large supermarket - 'Hipermercado'. This shop sells everything from food to cosmetics and pharmaceuticals. It could prove useful for supplies during your trip.
The hotel is also a 10 - 15 minute walk from Plaza Espanya - home to the Fira Barcelona. This is one of Barcelona's largest conference centres and is the site of numerous annual conferences.
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 Estacio Sants in 25 minutes. You can either use the T10 transport ticket from the airport (T10 costs €10.30 for 10 separate journeys on Barcelona public transport) or you can buy a single fare ticket for €3.80 . The hotel is a 1 minute walk from the station.
Via Bus: Take the 'Aerobus' to Plaza Espanya 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 . From Plaza Espanya take the Green Line on the Metro to Estacio Sants, the hotel is just outside the metro station.
Gran Torre Catalunya Hotel, Barcelona is a large skyscraper at the heart of one of Barcelona's busiest squares. It may not appeal to tourists looking for a relaxing break, or those wishing to be in the very centre of Barcelona - often considered to be the 'old town'. Business people will be pleased by its close proximity to transport and business links. It also offers the added bonus of pool and gym facilities.
Gran Torre Catalunya Hotel, Barcelona - 4 Star
Avenida Roma, 2 - 4
08014 Barcelona, España
Metro: Estacio Sants (Green Line, L3), (Red Line, L1) or (Blue Line, L5)