|Reservation information for the H10 Catalunya Plaza Hotel|
The Restaurant Catalunya is on the first floor and specializes in Catalan cuisine. On the first floor there is also a small lounge with a TV, an area with a computer linked up to the internet and a bar. The hotel offers a laundry service and a currency exchange. There are national and international papers ready for your perusal, and the reception can exchange your currency and help you hire a car.
The hotel Catalunya Plaza has a business corner with a computer and printer. There is also one meeting room which can hold up to 30 people and measures 31 metres squared.
The 46 rooms have been recently refurbished and all have a full en-suite bathroom with a hair dryer and scales. The rooms also feature air-conditioning, a TV with digital channels, high speed internet access, direct telephone and a mini-bar. There are safes in the rooms and also at reception. The location of the hotel means that the rooms facing the Plaça are offer both an historic view and natural light.
|The Picturesque Catalunya Plaza near outside the Hotel|
Plaça Catalunya is the busy hub of Barcelona and you are surrounded by sights of interest, cafes and restaurants all within easy walking distance of some vibrant shopping. However if you don't like noise or crowds then this is not the hotel for you.
There is a cash point and a café next to the Hotel Catalunya Plaza, and opposite on Ronda Universitat is an easy internet café. Corte Inglés is a huge department store across the Plaça that has a supermarket. Las Ramblas are 2 minutes away. The nearest metro is Plaça Catalunya which is on your doorstep.
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 station, in about 25 minutes and costs €4.10 for a single ticket. Your hotel is a short 5 minute walk from the metro stop.
Via Bus The Aerobus will also take you from the Airport to Catalunya station and costs €5.90 . The journey time is around 30 minutes. From Catalunya you have a short 1 minute walk to your hotel.
The H10 Hotel Catalunya Plaza is a small, unfussy hotel in the focal point of much of Barcelona life. Good for those who want to be in the centre but perhaps not so suitable for those who like early nights. Perfect for people watching.
Editor's Note: There are two hotels in Barcelona with similar names. These are the Catalunya Plaza hotel (this review) which is in Plaça Catalunya and then there is the Catalonia Plaza hotel which is in Plaça Espanya. Make sure you're booking the right hotel.
H10 Hotel Catalunya Plaza - 3 star
Plaça Catalunya, 7
08026 Barcelona, España.
Metro: Plaça Catalunya (Green Line, L3) 1 minute