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Catalonia Eixample 1864 Hotel
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.

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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.

Hotel Facilities

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.

Business Facilities

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.

Xarcuteria Valentin
Xarcuteria Valentin

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

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. 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.


MetroMetro: Passeig de Gràcia (Green Line, L3) and (Yellow Line, L4) and (Purple Line, L2)

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