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Review Derby Hotel Barcelona

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Derby Hotel main entrance
The impressive and imposing Derby Hotel Barcelona is situated in the Les Corts area, one of Barcelona's main financial districts, and caters for travellers who like a bit of luxury on their business weekend. The Derby Hotel shines with polish and is incredibly quiet. The hotel has the atmosphere of a museum or library, and you feel like you shouldn't touch anything, especially when there are so many staff around. The museum atmosphere is further emphasised in the lobby where there are paintings by the contemporary artist Guinovart.

Hotel Facilities

Derby Hotel Times Café
Derby Hotel Times Café

The Derby Hotel Barcelona shares its dining facilities with the nearby Gran Derby hotel which is part of the same exclusive chain. There is the Times Café which serves a huge buffet breakfast and has Miró Lithographs on the walls. Or you could eat at the Epson which has food fresh from the market and a long bar lining one of the walls. The hotel has car parking. The Derby Hotel Barcelona also allows dogs. The Hotel will also lend you its courtesy smart car for getting around the city more easily. Like the Gran Derby, you will get free access to the nearby Barcelona Egyptian Museum, and you can also freely use the small swimming pool and terrace garden of the Gran Derby across the road. The hotel also has a laundry and ironing service.

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Business Facilities

The Derby Hotel Barcelona has 2 rooms for your meetings or functions. The rooms can hold up to 50 people, one is 55 metres squared and the other 25 and both have good natural light from the sky lights. Any audiovisual equipment is available from the hotel.

Rooms at the Hotel Derby

There are 116 comfortable, clean rooms in the Derby Hotel. The rooms all have air-conditioning and heating and they are sound-proofed although the area in which the hotel is situated is quiet. The rooms are decorated in tan and navy and all have parquet flooring. The rooms are also equipped with cd players, a safe, a direct telephone line, mini-bar and a TV with satellite and pay per view films. The bathrooms has a hair dryer.

Hotel Location and Facilities

Derby Hotel Barcelona
Derby Hotel Barcelona

There is a cash point and post box at the end of the road on which the Derby hotel is located. The business area of Les Corts is a 5 minute walk away, and the metro stops Sants and Les Corts a 15 minutes walk. The metro line can take you into the centre of Barcelona in 15 minutes should you want to go sight-seeing. Closer to home there is Camp Nou which is a 30 minute walk away, or you could take the metro down to Plaça España which has much to offer. Travessera Les Corts is the main road just up from the hotel and here you will find newsagents and some bakeries as well as supermarkets. Or you could wander to the complex L'Illa which is a 10 minute walk.

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 Barcelona Sants (Estació de Sants), in about 25 minutes. From here you have a 15 minute walk to the hotel.

RENFE Train Ticket Prices
Single ticket: €4.60

Via Bus You could take the Aerobus from the Airport and get off at Plaça España from here catch the green line metro to Barcelona Sants (Estació de Sants). From here the hotel is about 15 minutes walk from the station.

Aerobus Ticket Prices
Single ticket:

Car parks near Derby Hotel Barcelona

Car Park Name Address Approximate Walking Distance to Car Park in Meters
SABA BAMSA Tarradellas - Sarrià Avinguda de Josep Tarradellas, 139 230 m
SABA BAMSA Tarradellas - Entença Avinguda de Josep Tarradellas, 64 600 m
SABA BAMSA Londres Londres, 56 600 m
NN Urgell Comte d'Urgell, 234 650 m

In a nutshell

I think the Hotel Derby Barcelona is best suited to business people as it really doesn't have the right atmosphere for families or tourists. It is a lovely hotel, smart and sophisticated but you may have to be wearing a suit to feel at home.

Derby Hotel Barcelona
Carrer Loreto, 21
08029 Barcelona, España.


metroMetro: Les Corts (Green Line, L3) 15 minutes walk

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