Review Catalonia Eixample 1864 Hotel Barcelona
|Catalonia Eixample 1864 Hotel|
Catalonia Eixample 1864 Hotel is a large building, occupying a wide street corner in the heart of Eixample. From the exterior the hotel has an old charm - faded and flaking Roman style paintings adorn the walls. They sit awkwardly alongside the modern hotel entrance door. The hotel's lobby is large and round. Rotating doors lead to a ramp way that carries customers to the front desk. There is a lounge area to the right of the door where soft chairs in pinks and browns provide a welcoming resting place. The soft lines of the area continue with a semi-circle front desk. Large windows and high ceilings ensure that the area is light and airy.
The hotel is situated reasonably centrally whilst maintaining a peaceful air in a quiet and leafy area. Local areas such as Passeig de Gràcia and Plaça de Catalunya are a 10 minute walk from the hotel. It is a popular destination for business people, with extensive meeting rooms. However, it is also worth considering as accommodation for tourists, due to its location at the heart of Barcelona.
There is no pool or gym in the hotel.
There is a restaurant serving food throughout the day.
There is also a bar on the first floor.
Room service is available.
No pets are allowed in the hotel.
There are six meeting rooms available in the hotel. They have a collective capacity of up to 330 people.
Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel. It is available free of charge to all customers. There is a one computer available with internet access - this is coin operated.
Facilities for People with a disability
There are 4 rooms available in the hotel that are suitable for wheelchair users. They have widened doors and adapted bathrooms. There are lifts to all floors. There is a wide ramp to the reception area.
There are a total of 124 rooms in the hotel over 6 floors. The rooms available are twins and doubles. An extra bed can be added to the rooms for a surcharge.
The rooms all have double-glazed windows. However, those requiring a quiet nights sleep should request the rooms on the highest floors at the interior of the hotel. The rooms at the front of the building have balconies. The rooms at the top of the building have terraces.
All rooms include air conditioning, a hair dryer, a safe, a television with satellite, a telephone and a mini-bar.
Hotel Location and Facilities
The hotel is located a 5 minute walk from Gran Via Corts Catalanes. This is a large road that runs through the heart of Barcelona. It is dotted with restaurants, bars and cinemas. It is where you can find Altair - a large travel bookshop filled with books in all different languages. It is also the home of Escriba - a bakery offering everything from rings made out of sweets to lip shaped chocolate lollies.
A two-minute walk from the hotel is the restaurant Xarcuteria Valentin. This restaurant offers food served from its impressive deli-style counter of luxury products. It offers meats, cheeses, foie gras and salads. Its menu is classically Spanish and its prices are relatively high.
The hotel is a 5 minute walk from Passeig de Gràcia. This street is the home of two of Gaudí's most famous building - Casa Batlló and La Pedrera. It is also a busy shopping street, with shops such as Burberry, Gucci and Prada. It houses large flagship stores for chains such as Zara and Mango.
The hotel is a 5 minute walk from Plaça de Catalunya. This is the square that sits at the top of the Ramblas. This is where you will find many useful amenities, such as internet cafés, bureaux de change, supermarkets and pharmacies.
How to travel from the airport to the hotel
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. The hotel is a 5 minute walk from the station.
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 a 10 minute walk from Plaça de Catalunya. Alternatively, if you have a lot of luggage, a taxi will take 5 minutes.
Car parks near Catalonia Eixample 1864 Hotel Barcelona
|Car Park Name||Address||Approximate Walking Distance to Car Park in Meters|
|SABA BAMSA Diputaciò||Carrer Diputació, 286||210 m|
|NN Gran Vía||Gran Vía de les Corts Catalanes, 641||400 m|
|NN Concept||Valencia, 307||400 m|
|SABA Gràcia II||Passeig de Gràcia, 34S||450 m|
In a nutshell
Catalonia Eixample 1864 Hotel Barcelona is a large 4 star hotel with amenities that are focused more on business than relaxation - there is no pool, gym or spa. Its location is attractive, as it is central whilst remaining in a peaceful area. Its prices may not appeal to those simply looking to rest a weary tourist head.
Catalonia Eixample 1864
Carrer Roger de Llúria, 60
08009 Barcelona, España.
Metro: Passeig de Gràcia (Green Line, L3) and (Yellow Line, L4) and (Purple Line, L2)