Review Ayre Gran Via Hotel, Barcelona
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.
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
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
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: €6.75
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.
Metro: España (Red Line, L1) and (Green Line, L3)