|Reservation Information at Hotel Jazz|
You can tell from the façade that this three star hotel is contemporary and stylish, and this is reinforced as you walk through the sliding doors into the lobby which has been decorated in deep and muted colours, and has high ceilings allowing you to look up to the Jazz Bar above. The staff are pleasant and there is a small lounge in which to relax.
The Jazz boutique hotel has 108 rooms, with air-conditioning, Canal +, internet connection, safe and mini-bar. The hotel also has disabled facilities which is fairly unusual in Barcelona, and private parking. Jazz is just the theme of the hotel and whilst there is a Jazz bar do not get confused and think this is a place for live events.
Hotel Jazz is also popular with those who come to Barcelona on business and are looking for a stylish hotel without the pretentiousness that you find in some other modern establishments. The business centre is comprehensive and you are right in the middle of the city centre.
The conference centre consists of three rooms named Soul, Swing and Jazz. These rooms can fit from 18 to 80 people depending on how you want the room set out. They are fully-equipped with modern audio-visual equipment and necessary connections. There is also a bar and a café if you need a break from work. Also if you need to use a computer then there are several at your disposal, next to the piano bar on the first floor.
Hotel Jazz has a wonderful, decked roof terrace with spectacular views of Montjuïc and a good-sized, climate controlled pool.
|Plaça Universitat near the Hotel Jazz|
You can't really fault the location of Hotel Jazz. It is right in between Plaça Universitat and Plaça Catalunya, both of which have metro stations . La Rambla, with all its street performers and attractions such as the Liceu theatre is a 5 minute walk, and from there you can head into the Raval to experience old Barcelona and museums such as the MACBA which is located a few streets behind Calle Pelai. Or you can go the other way into the Barrio Gòtic and wander through the winding streets in the shadow of the Cathedral.
When staying at Hotel Jazz you have most that the city has to offer at your finger tips. Calle Pelai on which the Hotel is situated is good for shopping and has the highest concentration of shoe shops in the city which should please the ladies. For a cash point turn either right or left and there is one within 5 minutes. There is even a cinema right opposite, but the films have been dubbed into Spanish. If you are an admirer of Gaudí's work then two of his best-known buildings, La Pedrera and Casa Batlló are a 15 minute walk away on Passeig de Gràcia, which also is home to most of the designer shops.
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.
Taxi Hotel Jazz is right in the centre of town. A taxi from the airport should take about 25 minutes and cost around €25.00 - €30.00 .
The RENFE train leaves the airport every half an hour and will take you to Passeig de Gràcia , in about half an hour and costs €4.10 for a single ticket. From Passeig de Gràcia you can walk to Hotel Jazz in 10 minutes.
The Aerobus costs €5.90 and will also take you to Plaça Universitat in just over 30 minutes, from where you can walk to the hotel in about 10 minutes.
One of the best features of this hotel, apart from the roof terrace, and its location, is the way that Hotel Jazz is modern and stylish but not pretentious like some other contemporary-style hotels. This is what makes Hotel Jazz special, you won't find any posers in the lobby and people won't check what you're wearing so it feels like you've stumbled across a design gem which hasn't been spoiled by the usual fashion conscious crowd. The hotel is simple but comfortable, it provides everything you need and doesn't shout about it.
Hotel Jazz Barcelona
Calle Pelai, 3
Metro: Plaça Universitat, (Red Line, L1) or (Purple Line, L2) 4 minutes walk.