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Abba Rambla Hotel
Abba Rambla Hotel Barcelona is located at the heart of Raval, in Barcelona's old town, on Rambla del Raval. Despite the hotel's name, this should not be confused with Barcelona's famous Ramblas, as they are two different roads. However, Rambla del Raval does have its own charm. It is a reasonably large square with a pedestrianized section running through the centre. It has a growing number of bars and restaurants that bring life to the area.

The hotel itself is simple but appealing. Its lobby area is dominated by the breakfast area that is next to the front desk. This is made up of high tables and stools that are sleek and black and decorated with bright orange floral displays. The area is light, with a façade made up largely of windows, ensuring that sun floods into the building.

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Hotel Facilities

The hotel does not have a pool or a gym.

In the same area there is also a small bar.

Room service is not available. However, hotel staff will order a pizza from Telepizza for customers, which will be delivered to the hotel.

No pets are allowed in the hotel.

Business Facilities

There are no meetings room in the hotel. However, there is Wi-Fi for all customers throughout the hotel.

Facilities for People with a disability

There is one room in the hotel with access for people with a disability. It is right next to the reception on the ground floor. It has special widened doors and a bath and toilet with rails. There are lifts to all floors.


There are a total of 49 rooms in the hotel, over 4 floors. All of the rooms are either twins or doubles. However, on request a further bed can be added to the room. This is free of charge but is only for children - it measures 180cm by 80cm.

There are 20 rooms that face Rambla del Raval. Two of these have balconies. The windows all have double-glazing, however the street is popular for people who are going out in the evening so those who are hoping for a really quiet night's sleep should ask for an interior room.

Each room offers air conditioning, a television, a telephone, a mini-bar and a safe.

Hotel Location and Facilities


The hotel is based in Raval's centre. There are many opportunities for affordable eating and drinking in the area. Pollo Rico on Calle Sant Pau is well known amongst locals who are in need of a big feed when their pockets are light. It serves meats with rice and salad, and there is an upstairs seating area as an alternative to a take-away option.

One of the popular bars in the area is Iposa, behind the Boqueria food market. It is small with low ceilings and wooden stools. In evenings it is filled with music and an enjoyable balance of youngsters and old regulars.

The MACBA Square
The MACBA Square

Close to Rambla del Raval you will also find the square that is home to the CCCB and MACBA. Alongside the beautifully designed modern buildings you will have the opportunity to sit in the square, enjoy the sunshine and watch the numerous skateboarders who flock to the area to practice their moves.

The hotel is within ten minutes walk of the Ramblas, where you will be at the centre of many of Barcelona's most popular tourist attractions. It is also where you will find most necessary amenities such as internet cafés, banks, pharmacies and supermarkets.

How to travel from the airport to the hotel

Booking your airport transport in advance online

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.

Bus shared transfer from BCN Airport to designated drop off points

Price Single: €13.59
Price Return: €27.18

Book at least 48 hours in advance.

This service is the cheapest of the bus transport services from Barcelona airport to the city centre.

You would need to make your way to a meeting point at Barcelona airport. This service drops you off at designated drop off points. You would then need to make your own way to your hotel from there.

This service needs to be booked at least 48 hours before you need it but preferably a week before you need it. It is best to book early to ensure availability especially during peak tourist seasons from April to September.

Private transfer from BCN Airport

Price Single: €39.93
Price Return: €79.86

Book at least 48 hours in advance.

With a private transfer service the driver will be waiting for you at the designated meeting point given to you on the booking voucher. You will be travelling in one of the following car types (or similar): Volkswagen Passat, Skoda Superb, Citroen C5 or Peugeot 407. The driver will help you with your bags to the vehicle and then drive you to your hotel.

This service needs to be booked at least 48 hours in advance but preferably a week or two before you need the service to ensure availability.

Business class private transfer from BCN Airport

Price Single: €67.19
Price Return: €134.38

Book at least 48 hours in advance.

This is the highest quality private transport service specifically for people wanting a business-class quality service. This service is more expensive than the other transfer services however you will be travelling in a higher quality vehicle than a regular private transfer. Mercedes vehicles are used and will be one of the following: Mercedes E Class, Minivan Mercedes and V Class Mercedes depending on the number of people in your group. The driver will be dressed appropriately for a business environment - dark suit and white shirt and will assist you with your luggage. The pickup point at the airport is specified on your booking voucher. This service is suitable for business clients, VIP pick ups or if you have a special occasion.

This service needs to be booked at least 48 hours in advance but preferably a week or two before you need the service to ensure availability.

Public transport transfer options

Via Taxi: A taxi from the airport should take about 25 minutes.

Taxi Fare: €30.00 - €35.00

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 T-Casual transport ticket from the airport (a ticket for 10 separate journeys on Barcelona public transport system) or you can buy a single fare ticket. You then change at Passeig de Gràcia onto the Green Line metro and travel two stops to Liceu. Your hotel is then 10 minutes walk from the metro.

T-Casual Ticket: €11.35

RENFE Train Ticket Prices
Single ticket: €4.60

Via Bus: Take the 'Aerobus' to Plaça de Catalunya from directly outside the airport. The Aerobus generally runs every 10 - 15 minutes and the journey time is 30 minutes. From here, the hotel is 10 minutes in a taxi. Alternatively, you can catch the metro from Catalunya to Liceu, just one stop on the Green Line, from where Abba Ramblas Hotel is a 10 minute walk.

In a nutshell

Abba Ramblas hotel will appeal to those in search of affordable yet comfortable accommodation at the heart of Raval. Not as close to the Ramblas as its name may suggest, visitors to Raval may find that the area provides sufficient attractions of its own.

Car parks near Abba Rambla Hotel Barcelona

Car Park Name Address Approximate Walking Distance to Car Park in Meters
El Nou Raval Carrer de l'Hospital, 141 140 m
SABA BAMSA Illa Raval Sant Rafael, 15 150 m
SABA BAMSA Plaça dels Àngels Carrer dels Angels, 1 400 m
BSM La Boquería Floristes de la Rambla 450 m

Abba Rambla Hotel
Rambla del Raval, 4C
08001 Barcelona, España.


metroMetro: Liceu (Green Line, L3)

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