Azul is an aparthotel rather than a hotel - its rooms are all 32 metres squared in size, and many of them contain kitchens. There is a front desk, as in all hotels. However, there are no amenities such as a restaurant, bar or pool.
It is necessary to ring a bell to enter the building. The lobby area is long and thin with green marble floors and walls. The seating area is minimal, with two individual seats facing the front desk. A mirrored wall opposite the front desk provides a feeling of space in the area.
The hotel is well located for tourists and forms a good base to explore the city. However, a large percentage of customers at the hotel are likely to be those attending various conventions at the Fira.
There is no pool, gym, restaurant or bar in the aparthotel. A majority of the rooms include kitchens, allowing meals to be made by customers (see below for more details).
Pets are allowed in the hotel provided that they weigh under 5 kilos.
Short stay rooms are not available.
There are no meeting rooms available in the hotel. Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel and is free of charge. There are no other computers for customer use in the hotel.
There is one room available for wheelchair users. It has widened doors and an adapted bathroom. There are lifts to all floors.
There are a total of 32 rooms in the hotel over 6 floors. The rooms available can hold a maximum of 4 people - they each contain a double bed and a double sofa bed. They are all 32 metres squared in size. Some of the rooms contain kitchenettes with utensils - these should be requested when booking.
All of the rooms have double-glazed windows. However, the hotel is located on a main road so those requiring a particularly quiet night's sleep should request a room at the interior of the hotel.
All rooms include air conditioning, a television, a telephone and a mini-bar.
Aparthotel Azul, Barcelona is located a 2 minute walk from Plaça España. This grand and busy square is the home of Barcelona's Palace. The Palace houses the Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya (the National Museum of Catalan Art). It is also the scene of a spectacular Magic Fountain show at weekends. Please see our Guide to the Magic Fountain.
The Palace lies at the foot of the area of Montjuïc. This is one of the two large hills that flank the city of Barcelona. It is dotted with botanical gardens and benches to sit and take in views overlooking the city.
Plaça España is also home to the Fira Barcelona. This is one of the largest convention centres in Barcelona and one of the main reasons that many people come to the city. On a weekly basis the centre plays host to a range of conventions - covering everything from Harley Davidsons to mobile phones and fashion.
Those who are willing to do some walking can head into the centre of the city simply by staying on Gran Via Cortes Catalanes. This large road runs right through the heart of the city. It passes through Plaza Universitat - the home of Barcelona University that sits a minute's walk from the top of the Ramblas. Plaza Universitat is a 20 minute walk from the hotel.
The hotel is also a 5 minute walk from España metro station. This will ensure that the majority of the city is within relatively easy reach.
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 Estació Sants take the Green Line on the metro to España. From España metro station the hotel is a 5 minute walk. Alternatively, if you have a lot of luggage, a taxi from Estació Sants will take 10 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 5 minute walk from here.
Aerobus Ticket Prices
Single ticket: €5.90
Car parks near Azul Aparthotel Barcelona
|Car Park Name||Address||Approximate Walking Distance to Car Park in Meters|
|PLAFER Abanto||Sant Pere d'Abanto, 14||350 m|
|SABA BAMSA Vilardell||Carrer del Vilardell, 20||400 m|
|BSM Rius i Taulet||Avinguda de la Reina Maria Cristina, 16||500 m|
Azul Aparthotel, Barcelona is located conveniently for those wishing to be in close proximity to Plaça España. The aparthotel is an interesting option for families, as rooms hold up to 4 people.
Azul Aparthotel, Barcelona
Gran Via Corts Catalanes, 327
08014 Barcelona, España.
Metro: España (Red Line, L1) and (Green Line, L3)