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Boria BCN Hotel Barcelona
On approaching Boria BCN Hotel you would be forgiven for not recognising it as a hotel. On entering the space, the hotel staff did not seem surprised at my queries as to whether I was in the right place. Boria BCN Hotel's lobby lurks behind a chunky, modern wooden door and looks more in-keeping with a trendy design agency than a hotel.

It is located on a small and picturesque street at the centre of the district of El Born, seated between old buildings and close to a small square with an old and wizened tree at its centre. The area is well-known for its independent bars, small designer shops and modern restaurants.

The hotel offers few extra amenities- it has no restaurant, pool, gym or bar. It, therefore, gains all of its 4 stars from what is in the bedrooms. Boria BCN could be said to be an apartment/hotel hybrid. All rooms include a living area and a kitchen. The hotel provides floor plans for each space prior to booking. However, hotel services are still on offer, including a front desk, room cleaning service and a communal terrace area at the top of the space.

This hotel is a good option for families, offering room for up to five people in some of its rooms.

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Hotel Facilities

Boria BCN Hotel does not have a restaurant. There is no gym in the hotel. There is also no bar. The hotel does not offer any form of breakfast.

Pets are not allowed in the hotel.

There is a small terrace area at the top of the building. This provides sun-loungers and views of the city.

Business Facilities

There are no meeting or conference rooms in the hotel. However, there is free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel.

Facilities for People with a disability

Unfortunately, none of the hotel's rooms have been adapted for people with a disability use.


There are a total of 11 rooms in the hotel across 4 floors. Rooms vary in size and can accommodate between 2 and 5 people. All rooms are at least 40 metres squared in size.

Rooms are all exterior, offering street views. A selection of the rooms have balconies.

The windows are not double-glazed, however, the hotel is located on a relatively quiet street. Those who are hoping for a peaceful night's sleep may not find these conditions appropriate.

There is no option for short stay rooms in the hotel.

Hotel Location and Facilities

Plaça de la Llana
Plaça de la Llana

Boria BCN Hotel is located on a street in the heart of the El Born area. It runs parallel to Calle Princessa, home to many restaurants and bars. Princessa 23 on Calle Princessa is popular for its international style. It is a busy and buzzy bar, with burgers, salads and pastas on offer. For a more Spanish experience, the hotel sits close to Mundial bar, a tiny tapas bar with white and blue patterned tiles on the walls, small round tables and stools. It is well-known for offering seafood tapas.

For families, Rosa Negra is a Mexican restaurant on Via Laietana, a street that crosses with that of the hotel. It offers colourful décor and high quality food such as nachos, burritos and enchiladas. Off Via Laietana you will also find some interesting tourist attractions. These include Barcelona cathedral, the Santa Caterina food market and the Palau de la Musica - a beautiful old building that place hosts to some of the city's major classical music concerts.

The hotel is a 10 minute walk from the legendary Las Ramblas. It is easy to find as it is simply necessary to walk straight down Carrer de a Princessa, and carry straight on, past the government buildings and you will find yourself on the centre of the Ramblas. Here you will the amenities that you need, such as banks, pharmacies, internet cafés and a supermarket.

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: €13.59
Price Return: €27.18

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.

Private transfer from BCN Airport

Price Single: €39.93
Price Return: €79.86

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.

Business class private transfer from BCN Airport

Price Single: €67.19
Price Return: €134.38

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.

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 Passeig de Gràcia 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. You then change at Passeig de Gràcia onto
the Yellow Line metro and travel to Jaume 1. Your hotel is
then a few minutes walk from the metro.

T-Casual Ticket: €11.35

RENFE Train Ticket Prices
Single ticket: €4.60

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 25 minutes walk from Plaça de Catalunya, or 15 minutes in a taxi. Alternatively, you can catch the Metro from Catalunya to Jaume I, from where Boria BCN Hotel is a 5-10 minute walk. It will be necessary to catch the Red line to Urquinaona and then the Yellow line to Jaume I.

Car parks near Boria BCN Hotel Barcelona

Car Park Name Address Approximate Walking Distance to Car Park in Meters
Laietana Princesa Vía Laietana, 20 120 m
SABA BAMSA Francesc Cambó Avinguda de Francesc Cambó, 10 240 m
SABA Catedral Avenida de la Catedral 300 m
BSM Moll de la Fusta Paseig de Colom, 1 550 m

In a nutshell

Boria BCN Hotel Barcelona is an interesting concept, teaming apartment style rooms with hotel style service. It is a particularly viable option for families in a city where family size hotel rooms are hard to find. It is located in the heart of a relaxing and Spanish area, whilst still being close to the tourist action.

Boria BCN Hotel
Carrer Boria, 24-26
08003 Barcelona, España.


metroMetro: Jaume I (Yellow Line, L4)

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