It is an impressively large and looming structure from the outside - spherical and distinctive. With 14 floors, views from the top rooms and from the roof -top terrace are stunning - taking in the whole of Barcelona with both the sea and the city. The interior has a modern feel, with white leather seating, large furniture and marble floors.
The hotel is located close to the Forum - Barcelona's large conference and concert out door venue. This may be one of the main reasons why a tourist would choose this hotel location over one closer to the city centre. Aside from this, the beach is a fifteen minute walk away, through a slightly bleak and industrial area of Barcelona.
|Condal Mar Hotel|
The hotel offers various facilities for business people and holidaymakers alike. There are two restaurants - one on the ground floor offering buffet-style food for both breakfast and lunch. The restaurant at the top of the building is called Takenomori and serves Catalan cuisine, with an Asian influence.
In the lobby of the hotel there is a bar area with surrounding seating. The bar area is small, and the seating runs throughout the lobby area of the hotel. Low, cushioned leather seats offer a comfortable place to sit. Standard Spanish snack food can also be ordered in this area, such as ham baguettes - prices are higher than they would be for the same food from an independent café.
The hotel also has an outdoor pool on the rooftop of the building, as the building is fourteen stories high, this will allow swimmers a panoramic view of the city rivalled by few other buildings. The view should take in all of Barcelona, from the sea to Montjuïc and Tibidabo mountains, and everything in-between. It is unheated.
There is also a fitness centre in the hotel that is available to all customers. This is located in the basement of the building, along with a sauna.
The hotel caters largely for businesses, as is clear from the facilities on offer. There is a meeting room that has a capacity of 250 people. This space can also be divided into five smaller areas. There are also a further four meeting rooms.
There is also Wi-Fi access throughout the hotel.
The hotel offers four rooms that have been adapted for people with a disability usage. They have widened doors and one -level showers. There are lifts to all floors.
There are 178 rooms in the hotel. The majority of these are Standard and 10 are Junior suites. They all come equipped with television, satellite, telephone and internet connection. Laundry service is available. Room service is also available.
With 14 floors, many of the room options are likely to provide stunning views. It is worth asking about this when booking the room.
The area in which the hotel is located is quiet. Noise pollution in the rooms should, therefore, not be a problem.
Condal Mar Hotel is located with business people in mind - at the heart of Barcelona's business and technology centre. This means that there is little else of interest in the area and general amenities will be hard to find.
However, it is worth noting that the hotel is a 15 minute walk from the Forum centre. This could be convenient if you are planning a trip to Barcelona for music festivals such as Primavera or Summercase. It is also well located for the week -long La Mercè festival in September, as much of the free entertainment takes place at the Forum.
The hotel is also located around 15 -20 minutes walk from the beach, next to the Forum.
The closest Metro station - Selva de Mar, is five minutes walk away and this will provide opportunities to head into Barcelona city centre.
Audio guide to Barcelona's main attractions with transport pass included
The BCN Essentials Pass is like having your own personal guide to Barcelona, with the added bonus of unlimited travel on the city's public transport, including metro, tram, and RENFE airport train. This all-in-one pass grants you admission to top attractions like Sagrada Familia and Park Guell, and comes with an audio guide and interactive maps to enrich your experience. Delivered straight to your email after ordering, it enables you to explore Barcelona at your own pace.
With a private transfer service the driver will be waiting for you at the designated meeting point given to you on the booking voucher. The driver will help you with your bags to the vehicle and then drive you to your hotel. Private transfers are independent of the the public transport system. This means if there is a public transport strike these services will continue to operate.
Via Taxi: A taxi from the airport should take about 35 minutes.
Taxi Fare: €30.00 - €40.00
Via Train The RENFE train leaves the airport every half an hour and will take you to Passeig de Gràcia station, in about 25 minutes. You then have to change here for the yellow Line Metro to Selva Del Mar and the hotel is a short 3 minute walk from the metro.
RENFE Train Ticket Prices
Single ticket: €4.60
Via Bus The Aerobus will also take you from the Airport to Catalunya station. The journey time is around 30 minutes. From Catalunya you need to catch the green line metro to Passeig de Gràcia. You then have to change here for the yellow Line Metro to Selva Del Mar and the hotel is a short 3 minute walk from the metro.
Aerobus Ticket Prices
Single ticket: €6.75
Car parks near Condal Mar Hotel
|Car Park Name||Address||Approximate Walking Distance to Car Park in Meters|
|BSM Plaça Fòrum||Plaça d'Ernest Lluch i Martin||1,200 m|
|BSM García Fària||Garcia Fària, 71||1,400 m|
Condal Mar Hotel has clearly been constructed as part of the growing technological centre in the area. It is not in Barcelona city centre and may not be a popular location for sightseeing tourists. However, it is a fourteen storey structure with an interesting and distinctive design. It offers city and sea views that will be matched by few buildings and is an attractive option for those with specific local requirements, such as business people and those attending the Forum.
Carrer Cristobal de Moura, 138
08019 Barcelona, España.
Star Rating: 4
Metro: Selva de Mar (Yellow Line, L4)