|Reservation information for the Hotel Rialto Barcelona|
Hotel Rialto has disabled access. The hotel provides a currency exchange service and there is a safe available for use at the reception. Dogs are also allowed in the hotel. There is a restaurant, the Miró, that serves food straight from the famous Boqueria market, and is rather rustic in style. There is also a snack-bar and a breakfast room. There is a comfortable lounge, full of squashy brown leather sofa in the lobby area, this is a prefect place to relax, read the paper and watch the world go by.
Hotel Rialto does have a meeting room available for functions. Its maximum capacity is 15 people.
The hotel has 197 rooms which are all decorated in a rustic manner. The Miró suite is decorated with its namesake in mind and has touches of fluid modern design. The rooms all have a fully-equipped en-suite bathroom, air-conditioning and heating, a TV, a direct phone line and a mini-bar. Calle Ferran is quite noisy at all times of day and night but the rooms are soundproofed to protect you from the worst of it. Nevertheless if you are affected by noise then ask for a room at the back of the hotel.
|Area around hotel rialto|
Calle Ferran is a wide and busy street full of shops, cafes and restaurants. To the left of the hotel there is the attractive Plaça Sant Jaume which is home to the Town Hall and the Government Palace, both impressive buildings. If you carry on through the square and keep going you can go to trendy el Borne area which is a good place to go out for drinks in the evening. The Gothic Cathedral is a 5 minute walk away, with interesting shopping on Calle Avinyo, just off Ferran. There is a cashpoint is just next to the hotel. Plaça Reial is also just off Calle Ferran and is packed day and night with people and people-watchers sitting in the cafes and restaurants. Also if you want a taste of home, or indeed beer, then there are 4 Irish pubs for you to choose from all at the Ramblas end of the road. In case of any emergencies there is also a pharmacy just opposite the hotel. Also 2 blocks up from the hotel is a bakery.
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.
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. From Passeig de Gràcia you need to catch the Yellow line metro to Jaume 1. The hotel is a short 5 minute walk from the metro station.
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 metro to Passeig de Gràcia and then change for the Yellow Line to Jaume 1. The hotel is a short 5 minute walk from the metro station.
Potentially noisy but good central location, this hotel would suit all types of tourist, as long as they want to be in the middle of the city's action day and night.
Hotel Rialto Barcelona - 3 Star
Calle de Ferran, 42
Metro: Jaume 1 (Yellow Line, L4) 5 minutes Walk