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Curious Hotel
Curious Hotel is a one star hotel that offers basic prices, but with a certain style. It is located on a street that runs from the Ramblas into the heart of Raval. On entering its lobby area, it is clear that the hotel have ideas above their station. There are black leather couches in a small seating area with thick purple rugs. The walls have been painted grey and purple, and one wall is covered with a large black and white photo of the Ramblas. For a hotel with only one star, there is a sense that the hotel have a lot of respect for their customers and have aimed to add some style and character to an affordable hotel.

The amenities in the hotel are also generous, with free buffet breakfast, Wi-Fi and computers with internet access. It is well located for travellers who wish to be at the heart of Barcelona's tourist centre, whilst still getting a genuine sense of local Spain. The hotel is a 2 minute walk from the Ramblas. However, Calle Carmen is a street that is popular amongst locals for its small bars and restaurants and its route into the centre of a community area.

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Hotel Facilities

There is no pool or gym in the hotel. There is no restaurant. However, there is buffet breakfast available that is free of charge for all customers. There is also a bar in the hotel.

There is a luggage storage area for those who need a place to leave their luggage before checking-in or after checking out.

Business Facilities

There are no meeting or conference rooms in the hotel. There is Wi-Fi throughout the hotel for all guests. There is also one computer available in the lobby with internet access that guests may use free of charge.

Facilities for People with a disability

The entrance to the hotel is wide enough for wheelchairs and there is a toilet for people with a disability on the ground floor. However, no rooms have been adapted for wheelchair use.


There are a total of 24 rooms in the hotel. Rooms are Single, Double or twin and an extra bed can also be added.

Each room offers air conditioning, a television with music channels and a telephone.


Hotel Location and Facilities

Curious Hotel is based in the heart of the Raval area. In only two minutes it is possible to reach the Ramblas, where there are many sources of entertainment for tourists, including street artists, tourist's shops and restaurants. The hotel is also close to the back of the Boqueria food market. This is a favourite and a strong recommendation of chefs all around the world. It is renowned for its wide variety of produce, both international and local. It is worth a visit just to experience the overwhelming feast for the senses.

Dos Trece
Dos Trece

On Calle Carme itself there are a number of choices of places to eat and drink. Carmelitas is a classy establishment with affordable prices. It is a large restaurant that has a mellow atmosphere, with cream floors and touches of maroon. It is known for its set menu ('Menu del Dia'), which is good value and at a high standard.

The bar next door, Dos Trece, is a favourite amongst locals and is known for its cosy, Moroccan style basement area. The area is popular for its DJ sessions and monthly flea markets.

The hotel's close proximity to the Ramblas ensures that you will not be far from general amenities such as banks, pharmacies, supermarkets, internet cafés and bureaux de change.

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 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 two stops to Liceu. Your hotel is then less than a 10 minute walk from the metro. Alternatively you can take a taxi from Passeig de Gràcia which will take 10 minutes.

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 10 - 15 minutes walk from Plaça de Catalunya.

Car parks near Curious Hotel Barcelona

Car Park Name Address Approximate Walking Distance to Car Park in Meters
BSM La Boquería Floristes de la Rambla 140 m
SABA BAMSA Plaça dels Àngels Carrer dels Angels, 1 200 m
NN Bonsuccés Plaça del Bonsuccés, 7 300 m
SABA BAMSA Illa Raval Sant Rafael, 15 500 m

In a nutshell

Hotel Curious is a newly refurbished one star hotel that offers high standards of design and service. It is located close to the touristic centre, but comfortably distant from the craziness. A good option for those looking for affordable accommodation that is still a pleasure to stay in.

Curious Hotel
Carrer Carme, 25
08001 Barcelona, España.


metroMetro: Liceu (Green Line, L3)

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