|Reservation Information For The Hotel Rialto Barcelona|
Hotel Rialto is located inside a historic building on the busy street Calle Ferran that links Las Ramblas with Via Laietana, another main road. The Rialto is in the heart of the Gothic quarter, just a short walk from many of the city's main attractions, such as the Gothic Cathedral and Las Ramblas.
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 minibar. 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 great place for drinks in the evening. The Gothic Cathedral is a 5 minute walk away, as is some great shopping on Calle Avinyo, just off Ferran (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.
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. 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 €5.75. 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 great 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