It is clean, decorated simply and lacks the seediness that some of the other hotels close to the Ramblas can display. The lobby area is bright, with light marble floors and a wooden front desk. Although the exterior is old, the interior appears to have been refurbished reasonable recently.
The corridors along which the rooms run face a bright courtyard space, allowing for much light to come through the large windows. This helps to make the small spaces feel light and makes the most of smaller spaces.
The hotel provides the basic amenities in a location that is perfect for those who wish to be at the heart of Barcelona's touristic centre.
There is no pool, fitness centre, restaurant or bar. Buffet breakfast is an option here. However, it is also possible to order other options from the small canteen - style hatch.
Pets are not allowed.
There is no option for short stay in the hotel.
There are no business facilities in the hotel. However, there is free Wi-Fi available everywhere in the hotel.
One room in the hotel has been adapted for wheelchair use. It has widened doors and a special shower. There are lifts to all floors.
There are a total of 53 rooms in the hotel over 5 floors. There are single and double rooms available.
The rooms overlooking the street have balconies. Considering the hotel's close proximity to the Ramblas it is worth bearing in mind that these rooms may involve some noise from the street. These rooms have double - glazing, however, the noise may still penetrate. If you prefer quiet at night it is worth asking for one of the interior rooms.
All rooms provide a private bathroom, air conditioning, a safe and a television.
The hotel is located less than one minute's walk from the Ramblas - Barcelona's most famous street. This has its pros and its cons. It is an exciting place to be. You can enjoy the throng of the street, with large crowds enjoying the street entertainment, the souvenir shops and the outdoor terrace areas. It also a noisy place, so this may not be the best destination for those hoping for a quiet break.
|Fruit stalls at La Boqueria|
As the hotel's street name suggests, it is a two - minute walk from the famous Boqueria market. This is a large food market based on the opposite side of the street. The market has a phenomenal reputation worldwide for its freshness, quality and variety of produce. It is a worthwhile experience visiting, even if you don't intend to make a purchase. Take a walk around the fruit, fish and meat stalls to see what is on offer. But, be warned, some of the sights may not appeal to vegetarians.
The hotel is a 20 minute walk from the beach and port area. It is also close to some of the major shopping areas, such as Portal de l'Angel and Passeig de Gràcia.
If you are looking to go out in the area, you will definitely not have trouble finding bars. If you wish to avoid the more touristy establishments it may be worth heading to Plaza de George Orwell. Bars such as Oviso have a young and vibrant atmosphere and are enjoyed by locals as well as tourists.
As the hotel is based right next to the Ramblas you will find many useful amenities such as a large supermarket, internet cafés, bureaus de change, pharmacies and banks.
The hotel's closest Metro stop is Liceu - less than five minutes walk from the hotel.
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. You will be travel 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.
Business class private transfer (advanced reservation required)
This is the highest quality private transport service specifically for people wanting a business-class quality transfer. This service is more expensive than the other tranfer services however you will be travelling in a higher 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 from your arrival gate at the airport. This service is suitable for business clients, VIP pick ups or if you have a special occassion.
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 Estacio de França in about 35 minutes. The hotel is about 20 minutes walk from the station. Alternatively, you can take a taxi from the train station if you have lots of luggage. This will take about 10 minutes and cost about €8.00 - €10.00. It is also possible to catch the Metro from Barceloneta metro, close to Estacio de França , to Liceu. However, Liceu is on the green line, and this will involve two metro changes to go a short distance. It will involve taking the Yellow line from Barceloneta to Urquinaona, where you will change and take the Red line to Catalunya. From Catalunya you will catch the Green line to Liceu.
RENFE Train Ticket Prices
Single ticket: €4.10
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 - 10 minutes walk from Plaça de Catalunya, or 10 minutes in a taxi that will cost about €8.00 - €10.00.
Car parks near Condal Hotel Barcelona
|Car Park Name||Address||Approximate Walking Distance to Car Park in Meters|
|Edén||Carrer Nou de la Rambla, 12||350 m|
|BSM La Boquería||Floristes de la Rambla||400 m|
|NN Bonsuccés||Plaça del Bonsuccés, 7||600 m|
|SABA BAMSA Plaça dels Àngels||Carrer dels Angels, 1||600 m|
Hotel Condal is a simple, bright and reliable hotel in a location that will be popular amongst tourists. It offers room rates that stay constant throughout the year and could compete with hostals in the area. This may not be to the taste of those looking for luxury, but for many travellers this is the ideal spot offering excellent access to the heart of the city.
Carrer Boqueria, 23
08002 Barcelona, España.
Metro: Liceu (Green Line, L3)