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Aranea Hotel
Aranea Hotel is a 3 star hotel located a 5 minute walk from Gran Via Corts Catalanes. This is one of Barcelona's largest streets, and it links Plaza Universitat to Plaça España. The hotel is classic in style. It has a marble green façade and plants flanking its entrance. The lobby area is bright due to the large windows at the front of the hotel. To the left of the front door, a small flight of stairs leads to a large and open café area. The front desk is at the right-hand side of the front entrance, and friendly staff are helpful in answering questions.

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.

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Hotel Facilities

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.

Business Facilities

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.

Facilities For People With A Disability

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.

Hotel Location and Facilities

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.

Escriba Bakery
Escriba Bakery

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.

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. A taxis from the station to the hotel will take around 5 minutes. 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.

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 Plaça de 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.

Car parks near Aranea Hotel Barcelona

Car Park Name Address Approximate Walking Distance to Car Park in Meters
NN Valencia Valencia, 377 350 m
BSM Estació Barcelona-Nord Carrer d´Alí Bei, 54 850 m
BSM Sagrada Família Mallorca, 425-433 1,000 m
BSM Plaça de les Arts Carrer de Padilla, 159 1,100 m

In a nutshell

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
Consejo de Ciento, 444
08013 Barcelona, España.


MetroMetro: Monumental (Purple Line, L2)

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