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Hotel Cram Barcelona
On a corner in the fashionable and beautiful area of Eixample sits Cram Hotel Barcelona, an icon of design to some, pretentious to others. Whatever you may think of the hotel there is no doubt that they were brave in their choice of painting most of the lobby in black, giving a stark contrast not only to the 1892 façade of the building, but the flashes of red and the glowing aquarium also in the lobby. The striking colour use and design gives the hotel a sultry, oriental feel from the moment you walk through the sliding doors.

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Hotel Facilities

On the 7th floor of the hotel there is an outdoor swimming pool and a pool bar. The hotel does not have its own gymnasium however there is a gym close by “Helmes Place” that has a separate charge for entrance.The hotel's lobby bar looks relaxing with low, wide sofas and dimmed lighting. The restaurant is called Angle Barcelona and has been awarded one Michelin Star for its take on Catalan cuisine. The hotel also offers a laundry and ironing service, and there is a luggage room.

Business Facilities

The hotel has event and meeting rooms with a capacity from 2 - 70 people.


There are 67 rooms in Cram Hotel Barcelona, most of them being standard rooms with Queen size beds, though there are 5 levels of room up to the suite. There are a couple of rooms adapted for people with a disability. The rooms have all been equipped with designer lighting, which you can set to different moods i.e. fiesta.

The rooms at the Cram Hotel also feature a 32 inch LCD TV in Standard rooms and 40 inch (Ultra Thin Screen) in Suite, Superior, Excecutive and Priviledge room. All rooms have Wi-Fi and internet connection, a mini-bar and the bathroom has a hair dryer, slippers and robe. Most rooms also have a small balcony looking out over the street below.

Hotel Location and Facilities

Area around the Hotel Cram
Area around the Hotel Cram

The Cram Hotel Barcelona is located on the wide, up market street Aribau which is lined with historic buildings and trendy shops and bars. There is a bank right opposite the hotel and a pharmacy on the opposing corner. If you walk for 2 minutes in any direction you will come across a small supermarket. The nearest metro stop is Universitat in the Plaça just at the bottom of Aribau, a 5 minute walk away. Plaça de Catalunya and Las Ramblas are a further 5 minutes walk from there. To get Passeig de Gràcia just turn right out of the hotel and keep going for 10 minutes. However if you do just want a bit of a wander, there is no better place than Eixample itself, for the architecture and tranquillity of the whole area.

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 station, in about 25 minutes. From Passeig de Gràcia you have a 12 minute walk to the hotel.

RENFE Train Ticket Prices
Single ticket: €4.60

Via Bus The Aerobus will also take you from the Airport to Plaça Universitat. You have a 12 minute walk to the hotel.

Aerobus Ticket Prices
Single ticket:

Car parks near Cram Hotel Barcelona

Car Park Name Address Approximate Walking Distance to Car Park in Meters
NN Aragó Aragó, 182 220 m
PLAFER Mallorca Mallorca, 219-221 500 m
NN Valencia II Valencia, 243 650 m
NN Urgell 2 Comte d'Urgell, 154 700 m

In a nutshell

The bold design of the Cram Hotel Barcelona has attracted controversy, however there are always those who will love it and I am one of them. A designer hotel in a nice neighbourhood, a welcome hotel to escape to after a long day.

Cram Hotel Barcelona
Aribau, 54
08011 Barcelona, España.


metroMetro: Passeig de Gràcia (Green Line, L3) (Yellow Line, L4) and Universitat (Red Line, L1) and (Purple Line, L2) 5 mins

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