Review Catalonia Portal de l'Angel Hotel Barcelona
|Catalonia Portal de l'Angel Hotel|
Catalonia Portal de l'Angel Hotel is located directly on one of Barcelona's busiest shopping streets- Portal de l'Angel. This gives the hotel an exciting appeal for those in search of action, as it is at the heart of the hustle-bustle of town. However, on the same note, it is not a wise option for those who like to use their hotel as an opportunity to take a break away from the fast pace of city life.
Its doorway is relatively inconspicuous, giving little clue to the grandeur that lies beneath. The hotel offers an outdoor terrace area with a pool, garden and restaurant.
The hotel is suitable for families, offering rooms for 4 people - an asset not often found in a hotel with such a central location.
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Catalonia Portal de l'Angel Hotel offers a terrace area on the ground floor at the back of the hotel. The terrace comprises a bar, seating area and pool. The terrace is open all year round, however the pool only opens for the summer months (June, July and August), as it is not heated. The pool is small (7.5 metres long by 3 metres wide). The hotel does not have a gym.
The hotel restaurant is called 'El Jardi de l'Angel' and sits alongside the pool, with outdoor seating on the terrace. Buffet breakfast (American and continental) is served here. Both hot and cold food is available. Lunch and dinner are also available in this restaurant, with an a la carte menu.
There is a bar in the restaurant area.
Pets are not allowed in the hotel.
In-keeping with the hotel's focus on being family-friendly, with family size rooms, there is a baby-sitting service on request.
The hotel has no meeting or conference rooms, however, the restaurant has a capacity of 50 people and can be used for business conventions or banquets. There is free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel. There is also a coin-operated computer close to the lobby area with internet access.
Facilities for People with a disability
There are 2 rooms in the hotel that have been adapted for wheelchair use. They have widened doors and a special shower. There is also a toilet for people with a disability on the ground floor of the hotel.
There are a total of 84 rooms in the hotel across 4 floors. Rooms on offer are Standard (which can be a double or a double for single use), Superior (also for two people), Triples or Four person.
Rooms offer either; views of the city or views of the garden and terrace area. The Superior rooms offer garden views and have balconies.
There is no option for short stay rooms in the hotel.
Hotel Location and Facilities
Catalonia Portal de l'Angel Hotel is located directly on Avenida Portal de l'Angel. This is one of Barcelona's busiest shopping streets and is the home of many of the major chains, including Zara, Mango, H&M and the popular department store, El Corte Inglés. For those who are looking to do some serious shopping in Barcelona, across the Plaça de Catalunya, on Passeig de Gràcia there are more shopping opportunities, with many major designers' flagship Spanish stores on this strip.
It is also close to the Cathedral square, where the large and impressive cathedral should not be missed.
Beyond Plaça de Catalunya you will also find one of Barcelona's less explored areas- Gràcia. It is also popular for its small and independent bars. One of the most popular restaurants in the area is Flash Flash on Carrer Granada del Penedés. This is a place to stop after a day of serious shopping to take a peek at the stylish and trendy of Barcelona. It originates from the sixties and still maintains a sixties feel. The walls are painted bright white and are covered in silhouettes of Twiggy style characters. Seating is in white banquettes, where you will be served by old Spanish waiters in crisp white shirts and black waistcoats. The restaurant is known as a 'tortilleria' as it sells over sixty varieties of the Spanish tortilla- an omelette. A personal favourite is the omelette containing bread, tomatoes and cheese. It shouldn't work, but it definitely does!
The hotel is also less than a five-minute walk from the Ramblas. Here you will find any necessary amenities, including banks, a supermarket, pharmacies, cash machines and internet cafés.
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How to travel from the airport to the hotelBooking your airport transport in advance online
With a private transfer service the driver will be waiting for you at the designated meeting point given to you on the booking voucher. The driver will help you with your bags to the vehicle and then drive you to your hotel. Private transfers are independent of the the public transport system. This means if there is a public transport strike these services will continue to operate.
Public transport transfer options
Via Taxi: A taxi from the airport should take about 25 minutes.
Taxi Fare: €30.00 - €40.00
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. You then change at Passeig de Gràcia onto
the Green Line metro and travel one stop to Catalunya. Your hotel is
then a few minutes walk from the metro.
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 5 minutes walk from Plaça de Catalunya.
Car parks near Catalonia Portal de l'Angel Hotel Barcelona
|Car Park Name||Address||Approximate Walking Distance to Car Park in Meters|
|SABA Plaça de Catalunya||Plaça de Catalunya||300 m|
|NN Palau de la Música||Ramón Mas, 1||350 m|
|SABA Catedral||Avenida de la Catedral, 8||400 m|
|NN Bonsuccés||Plaça del Bonsuccés, 7||400 m|
In a nutshell
Catalonia Portal de l'Angel Hotel Barcelona is in a shopper's dream. Located directly on one of Barcelona's major shopping streets, the opportunity to put your credit card to the test is but a few well-heeled steps away. Being this close to the city centre may not appeal to those eager to relax, however, the hotel's pool, terrace and restaurant may lessens the blow.
Catalonia Portal de l'Angel Hotel
Avinguda Portal de l'Angel, 17
08002 Barcelona, España.
Metro: Catalunya (Green Line, L3)