The hotel's location is attractive as it is relatively central whilst retaining enough distance from the heart of the centre to have an air of tranquillity.
There is no pool or gym in the hotel.
There is a restaurant serving breakfast and lunch. Lunch is a set menu ('Menu del Dia') of three courses, bread and drinks. There is a bar in the lobby area of the hotel.
Room service is available at breakfast times only.
Pets are allowed in the hotel as long as they are small.
There is one meeting room available in the hotel. It has a capacity for 40 people.
Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel and is free of charge.
There are 2 rooms available in the hotel that are suitable 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 6 floors. There are 7 single rooms, 7 triple rooms and the rest are doubles.
The rooms all have double-glazed windows. However, those requiring a quiet nights sleep should request the rooms on the highest floors at the interior of the hotel. There are nine interior rooms on each floor of the hotel.
All rooms include air conditioning, a hair dryer, a safe, a television with satellite, a telephone and a mini-bar.
The hotel is located a 5 minute walk from both Avenida Diagonal and Gran Via Corts Catalanes. These are two of Barcelona's major roads. Gran Via Corts Catalanes is home to places such as the Escriba bakery, where some of Barcelona's best cakes and pastries are served. There is also a large cinema on this street for a rainy day in Barcelona.
Avenida Diagonal runs right the way through the city of Barcelona, ending at the port. It is an impressively large road and is home to some of Barcelona's largest and most showy office buildings.
The hotel's nearest metro station is Monumental. For those who don't wish to bring their walking shoes, this will prove a convenient way to get around the city.
Areas such as Passeig de Gràcia and Rambla de Catalunya are approximately 20 minutes walk from the hotel. Passeig de Gràcia is the home of some of Barcelona's largest shops, including many designer stores. It is also the home of the large and impressive design store Vinçon. This shop offers all things design, from vases to art prints and trendy kitchen appliances.
Rambla de Catalunya is a picturesque and leafy street. It is dotted with terraces of cafés and restaurants, making it an interesting place to spend an afternoon enjoying lunch or simply a coffee.
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 €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 T10 transport ticket from the airport (T10 costs €9.95 for 10 separate journeys on Barcelona public transport) or you can buy a single fare ticket for €4.10 . A taxis from the station to the hotel will take around 5 minutes and will cost about €6.00 - €8.00. Alternatively you can take the Passeig de Gràcia metro on the Purple Line to Monumental, the hotel is a 5 minute walk from the metro station.
Via Bus: Take the 'Aerobus' to Plaza Catalunya from directly outside the airport. The Aerobus generally runs every 10 - 15 minutes and the journey time is 30 minutes. From Plaza Catalunya take the metro to Passeig de Gràcia on the Green Line and change onto the Purple Line to Monumental. The hotel is a 5 minute walk from the metro station.
Aranea Hotel offers three star accommodation in a fairly central location. Its large and modern style may not appeal to those who want to experience a truly Spanish hotel. However, those who are willing to do some walking to get to the tourist parts of town will be impressed with the affordable prices.
Aranea Hotel - 3 Star
Consejo de Ciento, 444
08013 Barcelona, España.
Metro: Monumental (Purple Line, L2)