The Camper Hotel in Barcelona sits deep in the heart of the area of Raval. This area is known for being slightly rough at times, but also increasingly trendy and popular amongst tourists. It is the home of many museums, art galleries, shop and bars. Casa Camper Hotel does not have a classic hotel facade. It lurks inside an old building, with shiny red sliding doors, that work well in contradiction with the oldness of the building. It is not easy to find the entrance door itself.
At the entrance there is an air of exclusivity that seems strangely at odds with the open-minded approach of the hotel. There is a key system ensuring that nobody can enter the lobby area of the building without a key for the hotel. This means that the lobby area is serene, which comes as a shock following the hustle bustle of the street directly outside. A forest of bikes hang above your head. There is an air of an artist's studio or workplace, with large, functional maps of Barcelona along the walls. Across the back wall large photographs of colourful Spanish shop facades have been printed onto the wall.
The hotel has taken a novel approach to dining. On the ground floor of the hotel there is an area that would usually be perceived to be the area where buffet breakfast is served. Casa Camper provide similar offerings but without the limits of set hours. The area offers a buffet of yoghurts, sandwiches, fruits and salads that is available to guests at all times. This is all free of charge. During breakfast hours the buffet is extended and hot food is also available.
There is a terrace area at the side of the hotel with a 'wall garden'.
There are no meeting rooms in the hotel. There is free Wi-Fi for all customers throughout the hotel. In the hotel rooms there is modem connection. There is also a small business centre with computers providing internet access.
The hotel provides facilities for disabled people. For more details the hotel should be contacted directly.
There are a total of 25 rooms in the hotel. Five of these rooms are Suites.
Each room provides two separate spaces - the bedroom and a small lounge area. In the lounge area there is a couch, but also a hammock. The couch can be used as a sofa bed.
Each room offers air conditioning, a television that can be used for internet, a safe and Camper slippers.
|The MACBA Square|
The hotel is based in the heart of the area of Raval. This area is popular for its numerous small art galleries, shops and bars. The hotel sits close to the MACBA and CCCB museums. These museums have a reputation for being creative with their exhibitions and offer everything from lectures, to film screenings and photography exhibitions. The square outside the MACBA is an interesting area to sit, soak up the sunshine and watch the skate-boarders who come to the area to practice.
The hotel is within ten minutes walk of the Ramblas, where you will be at the centre of many of Barcelona's most popular tourist attractions. It is also where you will find most necessary amenities such as internet cafés, banks, pharmacies and supermarkets.
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. The driver will help you with your bags to the vehicle and then drive you to your hotel.
Via Taxi: A taxi from the airport should take about 25 minutes and cost around €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 T10 transport ticket from the airport (T10 costs €9.95 for 10 separate journeys on Barcelona public transport) or you can buy a single fare ticket for €4.10 . You then change at Passeig de Gràcia onto the Green Line metro and travel one stop to Catalunya. Your hotel is then 5 minutes walk from the metro.
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 5 minutes walk from Plaça de Catalunya, or less than 5 minutes in a taxi that will cost about €6.00 - €8.00.
Casa Camper is a hotel that makes innovation a priority. An interesting place to stay for those in search of somewhere fresh and new, in an area that offers the same. This may be less popular amongst those who enjoy a classic hotel stay. However, the hotel's amenities match its four star rating.
Casa Camper Hotel Barcelona- 4 star
Carrer Elisabets, 11
08001 Barcelona, España.
Metro: Catalunya (Green Line, L3)