|Reservation Information For The Vincci Arena Hotel|
The hotel's exterior is simple and modern - sitting on a street corner with business-like glass walls. It gives little clue to the hotel's cosy and stylish exterior - the lobby area is dark with low lighting. A small flight of stairs leads to an area with many different sections - partitions are created with thin green silk curtains. The front desk is on the right. To the left there is a large seating area with fluffy brown rugs and soft mauve sofas with lime cushions. Behind the seating area there is a restaurant with dark wooden tables and chairs and distinctive round yellow bowls on each table.
Vinnci Arena Hotel is not in walking distance from what is considered to be Baracelona's city centre - the 'old town' and the Ramblas area. However it is conveniently close to Barcelona's business and transport hubs.
There is no pool in the hotel. A gym is available and a spa. They are open from 10:00 - 22:00 each day. The gym contains two cycling machines, a running machine and weights. The spa includes a sauna, a steam bath and a massage room.
There is a restaurant in the lobby of the hotel. Buffet breakfast is served from Monday - Friday 07:00 - 10:30 and Saturday - Sunday 07:30 - 11:00 . It costs €16.00 (plus tax) per person. Lunch is not available in the restaurant. Dinner is served from 20:30 - 22:30 and is an a la carte menu. Room Service is available for the same hours as dinner service.
There is also a bar in the lobby area. It is open from 07:00 - 00:00 midnight . Drinks and light snacks are available. A cheese platter costs €15.00 and a cup of coffee costs €2.00 .
Pets are not allowed in the hotel.
Short Stay rooms are not available.
There are two meeting rooms available in the hotel. They both have a capacity of 30 people. Wi-Fi is available in the lobby area of the hotel and is charged at €7.50 (plus tax) for 45 minutes. There is no business centre in the hotel, however the televisions in the bedrooms can be used as computers with internet.
There are 5 rooms available for wheelchair users. They have widened doors and adapted bathrooms. There are lifts to all floors.
There are a total of 84 rooms in the hotel over 7 floors. The rooms available are all doubles. An extra bed can be added to them at a cost of €45.00 . There are a total of 11 Executive rooms in the hotel - three of these have balconies and Jacuzzis.
All rooms have double-glazing. Both interior and exterior rooms are available - those wishing for a particularly quiet night's sleep should request a room at the interior.
All rooms include air conditioning, a safe, an LCD television with satellite, a telephone, a choice of pillows and a mini-bar.
Smoking is permitted on the second floor of the hotel.
Vincci Arena Hotel Barcelona is located a 5 minute walk from Barcelona Sants train station. This is convenient for those travelling to and from Barcelona Airport - trains run directly from the airport to Sants station. It is also convenient for those wishing to travel within Spain. Trains from Sants will take you to coastal towns in Barcelona's vicinity such as Sitges and Girona. Trains and coaches also leave the station to other parts of Spain such as Madrid and San Sebastian.
The hotel is also a 10 minute walk from Plaza Espanya. This is a large and traffic filled square containing Barcelona's Palace. The Palace is grand and impressive - a wide and ornate building sitting at the end of a tree lined avenue. It is the scene of a spectacular Magic Fountain show at weekends. Please see our Guide to the Magic Fountains.
Plaza Espanya is also the home of the Fira Barcelona. This is one of Barcelona's largest conference centres, thus making the hotel particularly well located for those attending conventions at the centre.
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Just at the end of Calle Consell de Cent, on which the hotel sits it is possible to view the Parc Joan Miró, on Calle Tarragona. This park is the sight of Miró's famous statue - Woman with a Bird. The park itself is an attractive place to take an afternoon stroll - it has sandy floors and is dotted with palm trees.
The hotel's nearest metro station is Tarragona - 5 minutes walk from the hotel. This will ensure that some of Barcelona's more touristic areas are relatively easy to reach.
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 Estacio Sants 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 . From Estacio Sants take the Green Line on the metro to Tarragona, from the metro station the hotel is a 5 minute walk.
Via Bus: Take the 'Aerobus' to Plaza Espanya from directly outside the airport. The Aerobus generally runs every 10 - 15 minutes and the journey time is 30 minutes. A single will cost €5.90 . From Plaza Espanya take the Green Line on the metro to Tarragona, from the metro station the hotel is a 5 minute walk. Alternatively a taxi will take 5 minutes and cost around €6.00 - €8.00.
Vincci Arena Hotel Barcelona is stylish and modern whilst maintaining a cosy and relaxed feel. It is located conveniently for those requiring a close proximity to Fira de Barcelona conference centre and Barcelona Sants train station. Tourists who wish to be at the very centre of Barcelona's touristic hub may wish to stay somewhere closer to the 'old town'.
Vincci Arena Hotel Barcelona - 4 Star
Carrer del Consell de Cent 51
08014 Barcelona, España
Metro: Tarragona (Green Line, L3)