|Hotel Gaudí Barcelona|
The Hotel Gaudí Barcelona, named after Barcelona's famous architect, is located on a road just off the bottom of Las Ramblas. The hotel is often renovated, the last time being 15 years ago, and has been run by the same family that founded it in 1964.
Unlike most hotels in Barcelona it isn't part of a chain which gives it a little more personality, as can be seen in the Gaudí imitation design in the lobby.
Just off the reception area of the Hotel Gaudí there is a beautifully quaint little café which also has a bar and is open for snacks between 11:30 - 23:00 . The Gaudí hotel has a large, well equipped gym for all the fitness fans out there. There is car parking under the building for 63 cars.
|Hotel Gaudí Reception|
The Hotel Gaudí Barcelona has a conference hall but it is quite small. It fits about 30 people maximum, and the layouts can be adapted. Any audiovisual equipment needed can be acquired through the hotel.
The Hotel Gaudí Barcelona has 73 rooms which are plain and relaxing. The road on which the hotel is situated is quite narrow so if you can, ask for a room on a high floor to ensure good natural light. The rooms all have satellite TV, direct telephone line, piped music with 4 channels, a strong box and air-conditioning. The bathroom has a hairdryer and there are terraces on the upper floors as well.
|Area around Hotel Gaudí|
Nou de La Rambla is a narrow street just off Las Ramblas which means it is quieter and you are still a stone's throw away from Barcelona's most famous street. The area was once quite seedy but has cleaned up its act, although it is still better for younger people without families because of the noise and busy ness of the area. There is a Spa shop next door for all your last minute necessities and snack food, and a cash point just opposite. Everything else you may need can be found on Las Ramblas, from restaurants to a wax museum. The nearest metro stop to the Hotel Gaudí Barcelona is Drassanes which is a 5 minute walk away, from Drassanes you can go to Passeig de Gràcia to see Gaudí's real masterpieces in 5 minutes by metro. The Barceloneta beach is also just a 15 minute walk away.
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 Passeig de Gràcia station, in about 25 minutes and costs €3.80 for a single ticket. You then have to change here for the Green Line Metro to Drassanes. The hotel is a short 5 minute walk from the metro.
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 to change here for the Green Line Metro to Drassanes. The hotel is a short 5 minute walk from the metro
The hotel Gaudí Barcelona is a delightful little family-run hotel in the heart of the city. Perhaps best for younger people and couples rather than families.
Hotel Gaudí Barcelona - 3 Star
Nou de La Rambla, 12
08001 Barcelona, España
Tel: +34 93 317 9032
Metro: Drassanes, (Green Line, L3) 5 minutes walk