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Hotel Cristal Palace Barcelona
The Cristal Palace Hotel Barcelona seems to be always busy, and I know of people who will not stay anywhere else when they come to Barcelona so they must be doing something right. Popular for tourists and business people this hotel is just off Passeig de Gràcia, one of Barcelona's most famous streets, and is bright, modern and has good facilities.

Hotel Facilities

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.

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Business Facilities

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
Area around the Hotel Cristal Palace

Hotel Location and Facilities

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 de Catalunya and Las Ramblas are a 10 minute walk away.

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. Your hotel is a 3 minute walk from the station.

RENFE Train Ticket Prices
Single ticket: €4.60

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:

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 Passeig de Gràcia, 62 450 m
NN Valencia II Valencia, 243 500 m

In a nutshell

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
Diputació, 257
08007 Barcelona, España.


metroMetro: Passeig de Gràcia (Green Line, L3) 3 minutes or Catalunya (Green Line, L3) 5 minute walk.

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