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Caledonian Hotel Barcelona
The simple, 3 star Caledonian Hotel Barcelona is located on Gran Via which is one of Barcelona's main arteries, running from Plaça España through Passeig de Gràcia to the other edge of the city. The hotel is well-located near the centre of the city and Plaça Universitat and is surrounded by good facilities including cafes and restaurants.

Hotel Facilities

The hotel Caledonian is quite simple but popular thanks to its central location. Just behind the lobby is an ambient-lit, cosy bar which looks like a nice place to escape from the city and have a drink. There is no restaurant, but breakfast is served every morning in the breakfast room. Wi-Fi is available in the hotel, as is parking. The hotel offers a laundry and ironing service.

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Business Facilities

There are no business facilities at the Hotel Caledonian, but there is Wi-Fi throughout so you can keep in touch.


The hotel Caledonian Barcelona has 50 rooms. The rooms are homely and quite spacious. They include satellite TV with pay per view, personally controlled air-conditioning and heating, a direct telephone. A mini-bar and a safe. The full bathrooms all have hair dryers as well. The rooms at the front of the hotel will be noisiest but also get a lot of light throughout the day.

Hotel Location and Facilities

Area around hotel Caledonian Barcelona Gran Via near Hotel Caledonian Barcelona
Area around hotel Caledonian Barcelona Gran Via near Hotel Caledonian Barcelona

Gran Via is a main road and therefore has good facilities. There is a terrace café right next to the hotel on the corner, and a pharmacy on the opposite corner. The Club D'Ore directly opposite is in fact a cinema, but doesn't play films in English unfortunately. Look out for cinemas with "VO = version original" for films in their original language.

If you turn left out of the hotel then you will come across two banks just a few steps away. Walking into the centre of the city will take no more 10 minutes, the nearest metro stop at Universitat is a shorter distance. Alternatively, if you want to see Plaça España and Montjuïc then just carry on walking down Gran Via in the opposite direction and you will see it in 10-15 minutes.

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 will 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 about 25 minutes. You then need to change for the metroMetro Purple Line to Universitat. Your hotel is a short 5 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 take the Red line metroMetro to Universitat.

Aerobus Ticket Prices
Single ticket:

Car parks near Caledonian Hotel Barcelona

Car Park Name Address Approximate Walking Distance to Car Park in Meters
Villur Carrer del Comte d'Urgell, 56 450 m
Parking Urgel Floridablanca, 121 550 m
NN Aragó Aragó, 182 550 m

In a nutshell

The Hotel Caledonian Barcelona is a good tourist hotel, well-located for visiting the city.

Caledonian Hotel
Gran Via de las Cortes Catalanes, 574
08011 Barcelona, España.


metroMetro: Universitat (Red Line, L1) and (Purple Line, L2) 5 minutes

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