The hotel is well - located for those who wish to be at Barcelona's centre. The hotel is close to the Cathedral, the Ramblas and even the beach. Those who are looking for the type of luxury that Hotel Barcelona Catedral are striving to offer may be tempted to head to the hotels closer to the beach for a more relaxing experience. However, Hotel Barcelona Catedral does offer a relaxing environment at the heart of a bustling city.
There is a pool and fitness centre in the hotel. The pool is located on the roof on the 6th floor of the hotel. This offers views of the Cathedral opposite and a large amount of the city. The pool is 15m long by 3m wide and it is 1.20m deep.
The hotel also offers a gym, with the option of a personal trainer. The gym includes exercise bikes, running machines and lifting weights.
The hotel's restaurant is called 4 Capellans. It is based on the ground floor of the hotel and has both an inside and an outside area. It offers Mediterranean style cuisine. It also provides a breakfast service that is not included in the room price.
Room Service is on offer. Laundry Service is also available.
Pets are allowed in the hotel, but they are not permitted to enter the restaurant, terrace or swimming pool areas.
The hotel also offers an interesting free facility - they provide tours of the city. These take place on Sunday mornings and involve a tour of the city. There are also bikes available at reception for free use of customers.
The hotel contains three rooms with a capacity of up to 80 people for meetings. On the ground floor of the hotel there is a Business Centre. This contains three computers where free internet access is available. There is also Wi-Fi throughout the hotel.
The hotel offers three rooms that are adapted for wheelchair use. It has widened doors and a special shower. The hotel's roof - top pool also provides a mechanical elevator. There are lifts to all floors.
The hotel contains a total of 80 rooms over 5 floors. Hotel rooms are categorised as Suite, Adapted Guest room, Superior Guest room and Executive Guest room.
All rooms include a telephone, television, a mini - bar, a safe, duvets and air - conditioning.
|The popular antique market|
Hotel Barcelona Catedral is located, as its name suggests, in front of Barcelona Cathedral (do not confuse with the Sagrada Familia). The cathedral square is picturesque and the building itself is a beautiful Gothic structure. The interior is worth a visit, for its ornate details and stunning chapels.
On Thursdays the square plays host to an antique market at its centre. This is a place to rummage for various antique offerings - from jewellery to old clocks and toys. The prices of what is on offer vary significantly, meaning that there should be something for everybody.
The hotel is also close to the distinctive Santa Caterina food market. You will recognise it by its distinctive wavy and colourful roof. Inside there lurks some varies food stalls. It is also the home of the Cuines Santa Caterina - a restaurant serving food prepared using the fresh ingredients from the market. It has an interesting design, with LED lights displaying the menu and canteen style wooden seating. The menu is imaginative and the food is of the highest quality.
The hotel is a 15 minute walk from the harbour and beach area. It is also a 5-minute walk from the Plaza Catalunya, at the top of the Ramblas. Above Plaza Catalunya is the Passeig de Gràcia, where you can enjoy a spot of window shopping, as this is where Barcelona's major designer shops can be found.
The Ramblas is where you will also find all of your necessary general amenities. These include a supermarket, pharmacies, banks and internet cafes.
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 your arrivals gate. He will have a board or a sign with your name on it so that you can easily identify him. 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 transfer. This service is more expensive than the other tranfer services however you will be travelling in a higher 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 from your arrival gate at the airport. 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 França in about 35 minutes. You can take a taxi from the train station if you have lots of luggage. This will take about 15 minutes and cost about €15.00. Alternatively you can take the Metro from Barceloneta to Jaume I, which is on the Yellow Line (L4) so it will involve no changes.
RENFE Train Ticket Prices
Single ticket: €4.10
Via Bus: Take the 'Aerobus ' to Plaça de Catalunya from directly outside the airport. The Aerobus generally runs every 10 - 15 minutes and the journey time is 30 minutes. The hotel is 20 minutes walk from Plaça de Catalunya, or 10 minutes in a taxi that will cost about €8.00 - €10.00. Alternatively, you can catch the Metro from Catalunya to Jaume I, from where Hotel Barcelona Catedral is a 5-minute walk.
Car parks near Barcelona Catedral Hotel
|Car Park Name||Address||Approximate Walking Distance to Car Park in Meters|
|SABA Catedral||Avenida de la Catedral||140 m|
|SABA BAMSA Francesc Cambó||Avinguda de Francesc Cambó, 10||290 m|
|NN Palau de la Música||Ramón Mas, 1||400 m|
|Laietana Princesa||Vía Laietana, 20||450 m|
Hotel Barcelona Catedral is a luxury hotel in a central location. It offers many in - hotel treats, such as a roof - top pool and gym. These may, however, be pushed to back of your mind in a hotel so central to the city when there is so much to be done on your doorstep. Lovers of luxury and city action alike may love this hotel.
Hotel Barcelona Catedral
Carrer dels Capellans, 4
08002 Barcelona, España.
Metro: Jaume I (Yellow Line, L4)