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Review Arc La Rambla Hotel Barcelona

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Hotel Arc La Rambla Barcelona
Hotel Arc La Rambla is a clean and bright space located close to the bottom of the Ramblas. Its lobby area is spacious and appears to have been renovated reasonably recently. Its off-season rates are generous for a 3 star hotel with such a central location for tourists.

La Rambla is Barcelona's most well-known street and it has a magnetic attraction for tourists from all over the world. Those who choose to stay at Hotel Arc La Rambla can feel assured that they will be at the hub of Barcelona's tourist activity. However, this is a position that may not appeal to all. The Ramblas is perfect evidence that Barcelona is a city that never sleeps. If this is not the pace of holiday that you are looking for, it may be worth aiming for a hotel in a quieter part of town.

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Hotel Facilities

Hotel Arc La Rambla does not have a pool or gym. It also does not have a bar or restaurant. However, the hotel does provide an area serving a cold continental buffet breakfast.

No pets are allowed in the hotel.

Business Facilities

There are no meeting or conference rooms in the hotel. However, there is free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel (password at reception). There is also an internet access available in the hotel.

Facilities for People with a disability

There are four rooms that have been adapted for wheelchair use. They have widened doors and specials baths fitted. There are lifts to all floors.


There are a total of 98 rooms in the hotel, over 5 floors. All rooms are double or triple. A cot can also be provided in the rooms. 33 of the hotel's street-facing rooms have balconies. The street-facing rooms will also provide views of the Ramblas.

The windows are not double-glazed and the hotel is located on the Ramblas, famed for its 24-hour party atmosphere. Those who are hoping for a more peaceful night's sleep should request an interior room.

There is an option for short stay rooms in the hotel. This is subject to availability and is at reduced price at the discretion of the hotel.

Hotel Location and Facilities

Port Vell
Port Vell

Hotel Arc La Rambla is in the privileged position of being located both on the Ramblas and close to Barcelona's port area. The port area provides opportunities to view the many yachts moored in its marina, take a walk along the wooden pier and visit the shops and restaurants in the Maremagnum commercial centre. This area is popular amongst tourists, which is reflected in the higher prices in restaurants and shops. However, it is a good place to take a picnic and sit at the water's edge.

Colon Monument
Mirador de Colom Monument

The hotel is also located close to Monument de Colom. This is a famous Barcelona landmark and is a useful marker to find your back to the foot of the Ramblas if you find yourself lost in the city.

The hotel is positioned close to the bottom of the Ramblas. Here, aside from all of the tourist attractions, it will also be possible to find many necessary amenities. These include banks, cash machines, internet cafés, pharmacies and a large supermarket.

Hotel Arc La Rambla backs onto the area of Raval. This barrio makes up part of Barcelona's old town and is less discovered by tourists than the Gothic Quarter. It is well worth exploring. Two important modern art museums- the MACBA and CCCB are located in this area.

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 three stops to Drassanes. Your hotel is
then a few 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. The hotel is 15 minutes walk from Plaça de Catalunya.

Car parks near Arc La Rambla Hotel Barcelona

Car Park Name Address Approximate Walking Distance to Car Park in Meters
Edén Carrer Nou de la Rambla, 12 250 m
BSM La Boquería Floristes de la Rambla 700 m
SABA BAMSA Illa Raval Sant Rafael, 15 750 m
Laietana Princesa Vía Laietana, 20 850 m

In a nutshell

Hotel Arc La Rambla Barcelona is a simple, clean and newly renovated hotel on Barcelona's busiest touristic street. Its location is key to its success; however, it should be avoided by those looking for a quiet break.

Hotel Arc La Rambla Barcelona
La Rambla, 19
08002 Barcelona, España.


metroMetro: Drassanes (Green Line, L3)

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