|Hotel Rubens Barcelona|
Located in a quiet residential part of Gràcia, very near Gaudí's famous Parc Güell, Rubens Hotel Barcelona provides comfortable accommodation in an out of town area. The hotel is simple and is a good choice for tourists and families. Although be warned if you are not that mobile then this hotel may not be a good option for you as it located in a very hilly area of Gràcia and is itself situated up a slope.
In the lobby, which has you relaxing thanks to the waterfall feature, there is a cigarette machine, a water dispenser and a soda machine. The hotel has a simple café/ restaurant where breakfast (which is apparently great) is served. There is also a set menu for €12.00 available for lunch and dinner. At the back of the reception area there is also a lounge.
Parking is also available. The sun terrace is a lovely place to relax and has views over the city and on a clear day right up to the fair at the top of Tibidabo.
The 2 rooms: Gaudí and Güell, are offered for your meetings. The largest of the two rooms is 100 metres squared and can hold up to 110 people. The hotel can provide audiovisual equipment such as screens and projectors, as well as secretarial services and translators.
The hotel has 141 spacious rooms. These rooms feature air-conditioning, Satellite TV with Canal +, a direct phone line and a safe. The bathrooms are marble and have hairdryers.
|Area around hotel Rubens|
The hotel Rubens is very near some of Barcelona's most important medical centres so is a great choice if you have come to Barcelona to have any medical treatments.
|Area around hotel rubens Barcelona|
The area in which the Rubens hotel is located is very hilly, though there are good bus connections and the metro is a 7 minute downhill walk away (from your hotel). The metro stop Vallcarca is 4 stops away from the centre of the city.
This part of Gràcia is very quiet and residential, however there is a bank just down the hill and once you get to the metro, the whole of that street is full of local cafes, restaurants as well as pharmacies, newsagents and food markets. Parc Güell is close and is a main attraction in Barcelona, and downtown Gràcia also has some beautiful architecture.
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 Vallcara you have a 7 minute walk to your hotel.
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 change here for the Green Line Metro to Vallcara you have a 7 minute walk to your hotel.
The Rubens hotel is perfectly comfortable and pleasant. You won't really feel like you're in Barcelona, but the city centre is a short metro ride away, and as a consequence the hotel rates are more competitive than staying in a hotel in the very heart of the city centre.
Hotel Catalonia Rubens - 3 Star
Passeig Mare de Deu del Coll, 10
Metro: Vallcarca (Green Line, L3) 7 minutes