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Review Azul Aparthotel, Barcelona

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Azul ApartHotel
Azul Aparthotel, Barcelona is located a 2 minute walk from Plaça España. This square is the home of Barcelona's Palace - a major Barcelona tourist attraction. It is also the home of the Fira Barcelona - one of the city's largest conference centres and a destination for a large percentage of travellers to Barcelona, attending its various conventions.

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.


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Hotel Facilities

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.


Business Facilities

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.


Facilities for People with a disability

There is one room available for wheelchair users. It has widened doors and an adapted bathroom. There are lifts to all floors.


Rooms

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.


Hotel Location and Facilities

Plaça España
Plaça España

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.


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: €11.25
Price Return: €22.50

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.

Booking Information Click here to book bus transport from Barcelona Airport to / from Barcelona city centre.


Bus shared transfer from BCN Airport (Door to Door Service)

Price Single: €15.00
Price Return: €30.00

Book at least 48 hours in advance.

Unlike the previous, cheaper bus service that drops you off at designated points in the city centre this bus service takes you directly to your hotel and is therefore a more comfortable and convenient service especially if you are new to the city or don’t want to lug your bags around the city centre.

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.

Booking Information Click here to book bus transport from Barcelona Airport to / from your accommodation.


Private transfer from BCN Airport

Price Single: €44.00
Price Return: €88.00

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.

Booking Information Click here to book your private transport from Barcelona Airport to/from your accommodation.


Business class private transfer from BCN Airport

Price Single: €67.30
Price Return: €134.60

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.

Booking Information Click here to book your business class transport from Barcelona Airport to / from your accommodation.


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 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 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.

T10 Ticket: €10.20

RENFE Train Ticket Prices
Single ticket: €4.20


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

In a nutshell

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.

HB-003944

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


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