|Hotel Rubens Barcelona|
Located in a quiet residential part of Gràcia, 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 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 hair dryers.
|Area around hotel Rubens|
The hotel Rubens is near some of Barcelona's most important medical centres so is a good choice if you have to visit 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 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.
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. You then have to change here for the Green Line Metro to Vallcarca 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 €5.90 . The journey time is around 30 minutes. From Catalunya you need to change here for the Green Line Metro to Vallcarca 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 heart of the city centre.
Hotel Catalonia Rubens - 3 Star
Passeig Mare de Deu del Coll, 10,
Metro: Vallcarca (Green Line, L3) 7 minutes