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Hotel Principal
Hotel Principal

Located on a quiet residential road in the Raval district of central Barcelona is the popular Hotel Principal Barcelona. Surrounded by amenities and sights of interest this hotel is perfect for a weekend tourist break.

Hotel Facilities

A hot and cold buffet breakfast is served in the hotel's dining room every morning from  07:30 - 10:30 . Near the dining room you will find a lounge area with a drinks and coffee machine. There is a free luggage storage room, because check-out time is  11:00  and you may want to have more of the day in Barcelona without being held back by your bags.The hotel offers an internet area with a computer for the guests. There is also a sun terrace to relax on at the end of a busy day.

Business Facilities

The hotel has no business facilities, though there is free internet for those who need to stay connected.


There are 116 rooms in the Hotel Principal, including 3 adapted for the disabled. The rooms all feature air-conditioning, a TV with satellite channels, a telephone, a radio and a safe box. The bathroom is en-suite and has a hair dryer. Despite the hotel being in the heart of El Raval the road on which it is situated is mainly residential and therefore reasonably quiet.

Hotel Location and Facilities

Area around Hotel Principal
Area around Hotel Principal

The location of this hotel is very central, the hustle and bustle of Las Ramblas is a mere 5 minute walk away but you are on a quiet street so to a certain extent will avoid the usual night-time noise problem. You are in easy walking distance of the MACBA, the coquetries food market and the Liceu theatre, as well as numerous cafes, restaurants and shops.

On the hotel's street there is a grocery shop and another larger supermarket for all your essentials. At the end of the road there is a pharmacy along with some attractive restaurants and even a specialist organic café. The surrounding roads are full of internet and phone places and there is a cash point 2 minutes away near Las Ramblas.

How to travel from the airport to the hotel

Booking your airport transport in advance online

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.

Book your shared minibus airport transport in advance.

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.

Book your private airport to hotel transfer in advance online.

Public transport transfer options

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. You then have to change here for the Green Line metroMetro to Liceu. 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 need to take the Green Line metroMetro to Liceu which is only one stop up. The hotel is a short 5 minute walk from the metro. If you decide to walk from Catalunya station you have a 15 minutes walk to the hotel.

In a nutshell

The Hotel Principal Barcelona is a clean, basic and popular hotel right in the centre of the Raval district of Barcelona offering you good access to the heart of the city centre.

Hotel Principal Barcelona - 2 Star
Calle Junto de Comerç, 8
Barcelona, España.


metroMetro: Liceu (Green Line, L3) 5 minutes

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