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Casa Fuster Hotel's Main Entrance
Casa Fuster Hotel stands out from the crowd. It is a hotel that offers five star service within a 100-year-old restored building. And with prices to match it. From the exterior, the building is impressive. It echoes much of the style of Gaudí's designs, with decorative wrought iron balconies, soft lines and structures like rooftop lookouts. It sits on a street corner, and its size and impressive structure dominate the area. On entering the foyer of the building, a general sparkle exudes. The floor is covered in a shiny black mosaic, the building's original pillars remain, and the lights give off an orange glow.

The hotel is located in an affluent part of town. It is close to the main shopping area as well as the terrace-filled Gràcia. It is decidedly up-town, making it less appealing to those looking for a beach holiday or hoping to be close to the touristic centre. However, this may well be a hotel for those who never wish to leave its premises. There is a bar where Woody Allen has been spotted playing jazz, a roof terrace with a pool and panoramic views of the city and a spa with all the trimmings.


Hotel Facilities

Casa Fuster Hotel
Casa Fuster Hotel

The hotel provides a 6th floor roof terrace, with panoramic views of the city. There is a small pool on the terrace - approximately 10 metres in length by 4 metres in width. The pool will hold a maximum of 20 people. This is open all year round but is not heated. There is a bar in the terrace area that is open during the summer months.

There is also a spa in the terrace area of the hotel. This offers a sauna, a Jacuzzi and a room where massages are available at an extra cost. There is also a gym in this area. The gym provides a running machine and a cycling machine.

The hotel's restaurant is called Galaxó. It offers Mediterranean style food, using seasonal produce. It is on the first floor of the hotel. There is a different, larger area, in the basement of the hotel where buffet breakfast is available.

The hotel's bar, next to the lobby area is called Café Vienes. It is home to a popular jazz club on Thursday evenings - a picture of Woody Allen on the wall, playing in the bar is a testament to this. Food is also available in this area during the jazz club. Set price meals can be bought, guaranteeing reserved seating for the jazz show.

Room service is available 24 hours.

Pets are not allowed in the hotel. This is a strict rule of the establishment.


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Business Facilities

An area known as Salon Fuster is available for meetings and conferences. As a whole it has a capacity of 100 people, seated. The area can also be divided into a maximum of 4 smaller rooms. There is also a smaller business area, allowing for meetings of up to 10 people.

There is a free Wi-Fi for all customers throughout the hotel. There is a small area in the lobby where there are computers available providing access to the internet free of charge.


Facilities for People with a disability

The hotel contains four rooms with access for people with a disability. They have widened doors and a special shower. They also have sinks that have been lowered to wheelchair level. There are lifts to all floors.


Rooms

There are a total of 105 rooms in the hotel, over 5 floors. Rooms are classed as Standard, Superior, Deluxe, Junior Suite, Senior Suite, Suite and Grand Suite. Many of the rooms are Doubles. However, the larger rooms allow for more beds to be added. The Junior Suite allows for a maximum of three people. The Grand Suite is a culmination of the Suite and Junior Suite and accommodates up to 6 people. This suite is popular with families.

Each room offers air conditioning, a flat-screen television and internet connection.


Hotel Location and Facilities

The hotel is based in the area of Gràcia. The street on which the hotel sits, Passeig de Gràcia, is famous for housing the major designer shops. Burberry, Prada, Gucci and Loewe can all be found close to the hotel. Continuing up, you will find yourself at the heart of Gràcia. This area contains a generous share of plazas to sit and enjoy coffees or lunch. It also offers smaller and more independent shops, such as toy shops, clothes shops and chocolate shops.

The local chocolate shop
The local chocolate shop

The area is known for its large amount of high quality restaurants. Those looking for an original Spanish experience should head to Flash Flash. It is not possible to book for this restaurant; however, if you have to queue it is worth the wait. The restaurant was designed in the seventies and maintains a seventies feel. It has a diner style, with white walls, covered in retro images and white banquettes. It is a perfect choice for those wishing to educate themselves about the way of the Spanish tortilla. This Spanish staple is an omelette, usually filled with potatoes. However, over 60 different varieties are available at this bustling establishment.

The hotel is a 15 minute walk to the Ramblas. The walk, down Passeig de Gràcia and across the Plaça de Catalunya, is an enjoyable one. Any general amenities that have not become available are sure to be found on the Ramblas. These include supermarkets, internet cafés, bureaux de change and banks.


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: €11.25
Price Return: €22.50

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.

Booking Information Click here to book bus transport from Barcelona Airport to / from Barcelona city centre.


Bus shared transfer from BCN Airport (Door to Door Service)

Price Single: €15.00
Price Return: €30.00

Book at least 48 hours in advance.

Unlike the previous, cheaper bus service that drops you off at designated points in the city centre this bus service takes you directly to your hotel and is therefore a more comfortable and convenient service especially if you are new to the city or don’t want to lug your bags around the city centre.

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.

Booking Information Click here to book bus transport from Barcelona Airport to / from your accommodation.


Private transfer from BCN Airport

Price Single: €44.00
Price Return: €88.00

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.

Booking Information Click here to book your private transport from Barcelona Airport to/from your accommodation.


Business class private transfer from BCN Airport

Price Single: €67.30
Price Return: €134.60

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.

Booking Information Click here to book your business class transport from Barcelona Airport to / from your accommodation.


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 T10 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 Green Line metro and travel one stop to Diagonal. Your hotel is then 5 minutes walk from the metro.

T10 Ticket: €10.20

RENFE Train Ticket Prices
Single ticket: €4.20


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. From here, the hotel is 10 minutes in a taxi. Alternatively, you can catch the metro from Catalunya to Diagonal, just two stops on the Green Line, from where Casa Fuster Hotel is a 5 minute walk.


Car parks near Casa Fuster Hotel Barcelona

Car Park Name Address Approximate Walking Distance to Car Park in Meters
SABA Gràcia I Passeig de Gràcia, 116 100 m
Parking Windsor Vía Augusta, 2 bis 250 m
Travessera Parquing Pompeia Travessera de Gràcia, 112 400 m
SABA BAMSA Gal.la Placídia Gal·la Placídia, 2 450 m

In a nutshell

Casa Fuster Hotel is a five star hotel offering history, impressive amenities and a strong Spanish character. Its classic style manages to remain edgy, with interesting details in its design. This is a hotel for those who wish to stay somewhere really special and are willing to pay for the privilege. Those who plan on spending little time in their hotel will not require such elaborate accommodation.



Casa Fuster Hotel
Passeig de Gràcia, 132
08008 Barcelona, España.

HB-004219

metroMetro: Diagonal (Green Line, L3) and (Blue Line, L5)


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