Review Astoria Hotel Barcelona
Renovations have occurred but the hotel has kept some of its original features and charm and the modern decoration combines nicely with hand painted murals and classic architecture.
|Astoria Hotel Barcelona Terrace|
In the lobby area there is a lounge and a well-stocked bar, where the morning buffet breakfast is also laid out. The restaurant Astoria is Art Deco in style and serves up Mediterranean cuisine to the guests. There is also a pool table in one of the rooms which has a collection of Art Deco posters on the walls.
The Astoria has the benefit of a stunning roof terrace which is unusual for a 3 star hotel and has views over Barcelona to the Sagrada Família. On the terrace, there is a small swimming pool and a bar that is open during the summer months. Near the pool, there is also a small gym which is contained in a conservatory, so you get full sunlight whilst working out.
Dogs are allowed in the hotel, and there is also parking available. The hotel has a courtesy smart car and whilst staying at the hotel you get free admission to the Barcelona Egyptian Museum.
There are laundry and ironing services.
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According to the manager about 50% of the clientele are in Barcelona for business. The hotel offers 2 meeting rooms, 35 metres squared and 20 metres squared which have a capacity of 30 people.
One is a room with a table made from a pool table and has a lot of character thanks to the Art Deco decoration.
The rooms are modern in design and quite small but stylish and perfectly comfortable. There are 117 rooms in all, and some of the suites have their own little terrace. The rooms are all equipped with air-conditioning, a direct telephone line, a safe, mini-bar and satellite/ pay per view TV. There is also a hair dryer in the marble bathroom. The rooms have been soundproofed although the road below is not that noisy.
|Hotel Astoria Gym|
Hotel Location and Facilities
The Astoria is situated in the charming area of Eixample which is known for being full of historically stunning buildings. On the other side of the hotel there is an attractive, old café like many you will find in the area. There is a pharmacy at the end of the road and a cash point just round the corner on Calle Enric Granados. The nearest metro is Diagonal which is a short walk away. On Diagonal you will also find many high-class shops and little restaurants. You are also a walk away from Passeig de Gràcia, famous for having designer clothes shops and 2 of Gaudí's emblematic buildings.
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How to travel from the airport to the hotelBooking your airport transport in advance online
With a private transfer service the driver will be waiting for you at the designated meeting point given to you on the booking voucher. The driver will help you with your bags to the vehicle and then drive you to your hotel. Private transfers are independent of the the public transport system. This means if there is a public transport strike these services will continue to operate.
Public transport transfer options
Via Taxi A taxi from the airport should take about 25 minutes.
Taxi Fare: €30.00 - €40.00
Via Train The RENFE train leaves the airport every half an hour and will take you to Passeig de Gràcia station in about 25 minutes. From Passeig de Gràcia you have to change for the Green Line Metro to Diagonal and your hotel is a 10 minute walk from the metro.
RENFE Train Ticket Prices
Single ticket: €4.60
Via Bus The Aerobus will also take you from the Airport to Catalunya station. The journey time is around 30 minutes. From Catalunya you need to take the Green line metro to Diagonal and your hotel is a 10 minute walk from the metro.
Aerobus Ticket Prices
Single ticket: €6.75
Car parks near Astoria Hotel Barcelona
|Car Park Name||Address||Approximate Walking Distance to Car Park in Meters|
|Parking Windsor||Vía Augusta, 2 bis||350 m|
|SABA BAMSA Hospital Clínic||Plaça de Ferrer i Cajigal||500 m|
|Odiseus||Travessera de Gràcia, 56||550 m|
|SABA Travessera de Gràcia 43||Travessera de Gràcia, 43||600 m|
In a nutshell
The Astoria hotel Barcelona retains a lot of character. It is tranquil and comfortable and is a good choice for either business people or tourists who want to be in central Barcelona but like to get away from the hectic pace.
Astoria Hotel Barcelona
Carrer Paris, 203
08036 Barcelona, España.
Metro: Diagonal (Green Line, L3) and (Blue Line, L5) 10 mins