|Turin Hotel Barcelona|
Turin Hotel Barcelona is situated in the centre of Raval. Its exterior is simple and inconspicuous. The lobby area is simple and modern. With reds, whites and blacks. On the way in to the hotel there is a Mac computer that is available for customers to use. Its adjacent restaurant dominates much of the façade of the building and will appeal to those who enjoy traditional Spanish cuisine and atmosphere.
One of the hotel's winning features is its location. It is positioned in the centre of Raval - an area that has a lot to offer by way of culture - museums, art galleries and design shops. It is also located a 2 minute walk from the heart of the Ramblas. This allows customers of the hotel to enjoy the centrality and the excitement of Barcelona's most famous street, without the negatives of its noise and high prices.
There is no pool or gym in the hotel. There is a restaurant that is adjoined to the hotel. A buffet breakfast is served here. It is typically Spanish in the food that it offers. It offers a lunchtime set menu ('Menu del Dia') including three courses, a drink and bread for €8.65 .
There is a terrace on the roof of the hotel offering views of the city of Barcelona.
Pets are not allowed in the hotel.
Check-in time is flexible, depending on availability and check-out time is at 12:00 noon .
There are no meeting or conference rooms in the hotel. There is free Wi-Fi in the lobby area of the hotel for all guests. There is also one computer available in the lobby with internet access that guests may use free of charge.
There is one room in the hotel that is suitable for disabled people. It is on the ground floor and has widened doors and a special shower.
There are a total of 51 rooms in the hotel. There is the option of three and four bedded rooms. Baths and cots for babies are available free of charge.
Each room offers air conditioning, a television, a safe and internet connection.
Hotel Turin is located close to the Ramblas whilst also being in the heart of Raval. The area of Raval has changed its reputation in recent years. An influx of independent bars, shops and restaurants to the area has taken away the seedy edge to many areas of Raval and made it a desirable destination for seasoned travellers. The opening of Spain's popular chain café, Sandwich and Friends, in the centre of the area is a sure sign that the area is becoming more tourist friendly.
Less than a minute's walk from the hotel is a restaurant called El Lobo. It is in stylish settings with large paper lanterns hanging from the ceiling, herb plants on the tables and mixed wooden tables. It offers a good value set menu (Menu del Dia), at €12.00 for three courses plus a drink and bread. He standard of the food is high.
Just around the corner from the hotel, within 2 minutes walk distance, is the bar, Dos Trece. This is a popular hang-out for locals. In the day it offers free Wi-Fi and good coffees. In the evening it comes alive with great cocktails and eclectic music. It is worth keeping an eye out for their monthly flea market that takes place in the basement - a great place for bargain hunting and a friendly vibe amongst the stall holders and guests.
The hotel's close proximity to the Ramblas ensures that you will not be far from general amenities such as banks, pharmacies, supermarkets, internet cafés and bureaus de change.
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.
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 in 25 minutes. You can either use the T10 transport ticket from the airport (T10 costs €10.30 for 10 separate journeys on Barcelona public transport) or you can buy a single fare ticket for €3.80 . You then change at Passeig de Gràcia onto the Green Line metro and travel one stop to Catalunya. Your hotel is then 5 minutes walk from the metro.
Via Bus: Take the 'Aerobus' to Plaza de Catalunya from directly outside the airport. The Aerobus generally runs every 10 - 15 minutes and the journey time is 30 minutes. The hotel is 5 minutes walk from Plaza de Catalunya, or less than 5 minutes in a taxi that will cost about €6.00 - €8.00.
Hotel Turin is well located, within a minutes walk of the Ramblas, whilst managing to remain in a serene area. Its style is modern and simple and way not appeal to those hoping for a more grand or ornate hotel. However, it provides convenient accommodation at affordable prices.
Turin Hotel - 3 star
Calle Pintor Fortuny, 9 - 11
08001 Barcelona, España.
Metro: Catalunya (Red Line, L1) or ( Green Line, L3)