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.
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.
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.
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).
Ayre Gran Via Hotel, Barcelona is located a 1 minute walk from Plaza Espanya. 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.
Plaza Espanya 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.
Plaza Espanya 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.
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.
Minibus shared transfer (advanced reservation required)
A shared minibus transfer option is cheaper than the private transfer. You would need to make your way to designated meeting point at the airport.
Private transfer (advanced reservation required)
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 travel 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.
Business class private transfer (advanced reservation required)
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 tranfer 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 occassion.
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 Estacio Sants in 25 minutes. You can either use the T10 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 Espanya, from the station the hotel is a 2 minute walk. Alternatively, if you have a lot of luggage, a taxi from Estacio Sants would take 5 minutes and cost €6.00 - €8.00.
T10 Ticket: €9.95
RENFE Train Ticket Prices
Single ticket: €4.10
Via Bus: Take the 'Aerobus' to Plaza Espanya 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 Plaza Espanya.
Aerobus Ticket Prices
Single ticket: €5.90
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|
Ayre Gran Via Hotel, Barcelona is located right next to Plaza Espanya - 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.
Metro: Espanya (Red Line, L1) and (Green Line, L3)