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Ayre Gran Via Hotel
Ayre Gran Via Hotel, Barcelona is a large and modern hotel within a minute's walk of Plaça España and the Fira Barcelona conference centre. The hotel's existence is likely to have come about as a result of the Fira Barcelona, and thus many of its clientele are business people. However, the hotel is also relatively well placed for tourists - close to Plaça España. Those who wish to be at the centre of Barcelona's touristic hub may wish to find a hotel closer to the 'old town'.

The hotel's exterior is large with shiny black sheets covering many of the windows. The lobby area is spacious and airy with high ceilings. Black slate floors lead to the long front desk. An area to the left of the entrance offers semi-circle shaped grey velvet couches with bright orange cushions. The floor of the seating area is covered in a real cow-skin fur rug. Thick white pillars punctuate the space that sits on the street corner - allowing for additional size.

A bustling and sprawling restaurant and bar area sits just off the reception. It gives a sense of the activity and business that take place in the hotel.

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Hotel Facilities

There is no pool or gym in the hotel.

There is a restaurant on the ground floor serving all meals.

Pets are not allowed in the hotel.

Short stay rooms are not available.

Business Facilities

There are 2 meeting rooms available in the hotel. In theatre style seating they can both hold 36 people. They can also be combined to create one larger room.

Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel and is free of charge. There is also a business centre containing 2 computers.

Facilities for People with a disability

There are 3 rooms available for wheelchair users. They have widened doors and an adapted bathroom. There are lifts to all floors.


There are a total of 189 rooms in the hotel over 9 floors. The rooms available are singles, doubles, twins and Junior Suites (holding a maximum of 3 people).

There are no double glazed windows. Therefore, those hoping for a quiet night's sleep should request a room at the interior or on the top floors of the hotel.

All rooms include air conditioning, a television, a telephone and a mini-bar (with complimentary water).

Hotel Location and Facilities

Plaça España
Plaça España

Ayre Gran Via Hotel, Barcelona is located a 1 minute walk from Plaça España. This is the home of the Fira Barcelona - one of Barcelona's largest conference centres. Large conventions for thousands of people are held on a weekly basis in the Fira. For those attending conferences at the Fira, the hotel is particularly convenient.

Plaça España is also where you will find Barcelona's Palace. The large and busy square is watched down upon by the wide Palace façade, with its numerous staircases and escalators leading to its entrance. The Palace is also the place where the Magic Fountain shows take place at weekends. Please see our Guide to the Magic Fountain.

Plaça España sits at the top of the areas of Raval and Poble Sec. Raval is a part of the 'old town' that is less well known than the Gothic Quarter. However, it has its own charm and is becoming increasingly popular amongst the young and trendy of Barcelona. It is the home of the CCCB - a museum of contemporary culture and is jam-packed with interesting bars and independent restaurants.

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 Estació Sants 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. From here take the Green Line on the metro to España, from the station the hotel is a 2 minute walk. Alternatively, if you have a lot of luggage, a taxi from Estació Sants would take 5 minutes.

T-Casual Ticket: €11.35

RENFE Train Ticket Prices
Single ticket: €4.60

Via Bus: Take the 'Aerobus' to Plaça España from directly outside the airport. The Aerobus generally runs every 10 - 15 minutes and the journey time is 30 minutes. The hotel is a 2 minute walk from Plaça España.

Aerobus Ticket Prices
Single ticket:

Car parks near Ayre Gran Via Hotel Barcelona

Car Park Name Address Approximate Walking Distance to Car Park in Meters
BSM Rius i Taulet Avinguda de la Reina Maria Cristina, 16 350 m
PLAFER Abanto Sant Pere d'Abanto, 14 500 m
SABA BAMSA Vilardell Carrer del Vilardell, 20 550 m

In a nutshell

Ayre Gran Via Hotel, Barcelona is located right next to Plaça España - an important square to the city of Barcelona. It is home to its Palace and also one of its largest conference centres - making it an important location for many travellers to the city. The 4 star hotel does not have a pool or a gym, however, it oozes a natural style. Tourists to the city may regret not choosing a hotel closer to the Ramblas - often considered to be Barcelona's city centre.

Ayre Gran Via Hotel, Barcelona
Gran Via Corts Catalanes, 322
08004 Barcelona, España.


MetroMetro: España (Red Line, L1) and (Green Line, L3)

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