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Hotel Avenida Palace Barcelona
Located in an up-market area of town, just a few steps from Passeig de Gràcia is the Avenida Palace Hotel Barcelona, the hotel the Beatles stayed at during their only concert in Barcelona in 1965.

This hotel rightly has the word "palace" in its name for when entering the lobby you are greeted by the sight of marble, chandeliers, gold staircases, classically upholstered furniture and yet more marble. It's like a millionaire's home it's so ornate and shiny.

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Hotel Facilities at the Avenida Palace Barcelona

Book shop

Express check out

Laundry and dry cleaning service

Ladies & gentlemen's Hairdresser - the entrance is in the lobby'

Massage - you can order a massage in the comfort of your own room

Baby sitting - is offered on request

Doctor - will come see you if you need

Shops - The up market leather goods shop Loewe showcases some of its products in the lobby.

Fitness centre - There is a fitness centre including sauna attached to the beauty salon on the lobby floor.

Reception - They can help you book any tickets or tours you may want. Or organize car rental.

Restaurant - located on the lobby floor the Art Deco restaurant serves a buffet breakfast as well as a set lunch and dinner menu.

Piano Bar - in the lobby, there is live music in the evening.

Wi-Fi, Parking nearby

Facilities for people with a disability

Business Facilities

There are 7 function rooms available. Although 3 can be opened up into one larger room. There is room for up to 500 people in the large Gran Salon which measures 350 metres squared. Audiovisual equipment is available to hire from the hotel. In the rooms there is already one analogue and one digital phone line for PC connections. They have ADSL or ISDN internet access and Wi-Fi.

In the lobby there is also a small business corner with a desk, stationary and a direct phone.


There are 151 rooms in the Avenida Palace hotel, unlike the public areas of the hotel the rooms are rather more sedate and simple, but still retain their original Art Deco feel. The rooms all feature an IDD telephone, a mini-bar, radio, satellite TV, personal temperature control, safe, hair dryer and music in the bathroom and soundproofed windows. The rooms at the top of the hotel will experience the sunlight for longer of the day, though most rooms get direct sunlight at some point in the day.

Hotel Location and Facilities

Hotel Avenida Palace Local
Hotel Avenida Palace Local

The Avenida Palace Hotel occupies a privileged location on wide, leafy Gran Via right between the popular Rambla de Catalunya and the shopping heaven of Passeig de Gràcia. Passeig de Gràcia is also where two of Gaudí's famous architectural masterpieces stand. The hotel is next to the cinema and the Passeig de Gràcia metro station is right outside the hotel. There are many nearby cash points on Passeig de Gràcia, which doesn't help with the temptation of so many high-class shops. Plaça de Catalunya and Las Ramblas are less than a 10 minute walk away. On Plaça de Catalunya you will find Corte Inglés a comprehensive department store and supermarket, and FNAC which sells English papers and magazines.

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 about 25 minutes. Your hotel is a short 1 minute walk from the station.

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 metro to Passeig de Gràcia. Your hotel is a short 1 minute walk from the station.

Aerobus Ticket Prices
Single ticket:

Car parks near Avenida Palace Hotel Barcelona

Car Park Name Address Approximate Walking Distance to Car Park in Meters
SABA BAMSA Rambla Catalunya Rambla Catalunya, 15 120 m
SABA Gràcia II Passeig de Gràcia, 34S 250 m
SABA Plaça de Catalunya Plaça de Catalunya 450 m
SABA BAMSA Passeig de Gràcia Passeig de Gràcia, 62 600 m

In a nutshell

Avenida Palace Hotel Barcelona is an opulent hotel in a classy district. Amazingly affordable, you will definitely get value for your money.

Avinguda Palace Hotel
Gran Vía Corts Catalanes 605-607
08007 Barcelona, España


metroMetro: Passeig de Gràcia (Green Line, L3) and (Yellow Line, L4) 1 minute walk to metro.

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