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.
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 and a smoking area. 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.
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 hairdryer. Despite the hotel being in the heart of El Raval the road on which it is situated is mainly residential and therefore reasonably quiet.
|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 Spar and another larger supermarket for all your essentials. At the end of the road there is a pharmacy along with some very 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.
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 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 €5.75. The journey time is around 30 minutes.
From Catalunya you need to take the Green Line Metro 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.
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
Metro: Liceu (Green Line, L3) 5 minutes