Pictory is the hotel's restaurant that serves up international and local cuisine for all three meals. The front desk functions 24 hours a day and there is also a tour desk should you need any tourist information. There is a laundry service and a safe at reception. Baby-sitting can be organized by the hotel and children under 12 stay free. There is also parking and valet parking. The hotel has a business corner with internet. A range of artwork is displayed around the public areas of the hotel and is available to buy.
The Salons Picasso, Miró and Dalí are offered for all your events and business needs. The rooms are kitted out with audiovisual resources and have temperature control and natural light. The 3 rooms can be opened up to form one large room which has a capacity of 150 people. Otherwise the Picasso is the largest room with a capacity of 90. The hotel also has a business corner with a computer linked to the internet and a printer.
The rooms at the Cristal Palace Hotel are decorated in a similar fashion to each other, with a patterned carpet and wooden headboard. Most have a balcony overlooking either Passeig de Gràcia or Calle Diputació, though Passeig de Gràcia would be preferable in terms of the amount of sunlight you would get. Rooms are fully equipped with modern amenities such as satellite TV, mini-bar and full bathroom.
|Area around the Hotel Cristal Palace|
The Cristal Palace hotel Barcelona has an undeniable good location which may in part explain its popularity. Just off the famous Passeig de Gràcia, a luxury-lined street that is home to some of Gaudí's work and is an excellent place to have coffee and watch the world go by. Being here means that you are surrounded by good restaurants and cafes. There is a bank almost every 2 blocks so you can carry on your shopping unhindered, and a pharmacy at number 26. The metro stop is Passeig de Gràcia which is 3 minutes away. Plaça Catalunya and Las Ramblas are a 10 minute walk away.
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 Passeig de Gràcia station, in about 25 minutes and costs for a single ticket. Your hotel is a 3 minute walk from the station.
RENFE Train Ticket Prices
Single ticket: €4.10
Via Bus The Aerobus will also take you from the Airport to Catalunya station. The journey time is around 30 minutes. Once at Catalunya station you have a 5 minute walk to the hotel.
Aerobus Ticket Prices
Single ticket: €5.90
Car parks near Cristal Palace Hotel Barcelona
|Car Park Name||Address||Approximate Walking Distance to Car Park in Meters|
|SABA Gràcia II||Passeig de Gràcia, 34S||140 m|
|SABA BAMSA Rambla Catalunya||Rambla Catalunya, 15||240 m|
|SABA BAMSA Passeig de Gràcia||Paseig de Gracia, 62||450 m|
|NN Valencia II||Valencia, 243||500 m|
The Cristal Palace Hotel Barcelona is a smart, functional hotel, popular all year round with tourists and business people who want to be in the centre of town but in a smart area. Good sweets are at reception!
Cristal Palace Hotel Barcelona
08007 Barcelona, España.
Metro: Passeig de Gràcia (Green Line, L3) 3 minutes or Catalunya (Green Line, L3) 5 minute walk.