From the exterior Eurostars Cristal Palace Hotel is understated - a modern glass canopy and silver sign adorn the entrance. The lobby area is welcoming - with muted tones and soft lighting. There are green marble floors and a generous helping of open spaces. The front desk is to the right of the area, with seating to the left. Sofas of beige and brown are punctuated by a bright red velvet couch, adding a splash of colour to the surroundings. Small cactus plants with red flowers provide some necessary quirk.
The hotel is well situated for those who wish to be at the heart of Barcelona's districts of shopping and culture. Located a 30 second walk from Passeig de Gràcia metro station, the whole of Barcelona is within easy reach.
There is no pool or gym in the hotel. However, there is a restaurant.
There is a bar located just off the lobby area of the hotel. Room service is available for the same hours that the bar is open.
No pets are allowed in the hotel.
Short Stay rooms are available on request.
There are three meeting rooms available in the hotel. One of the rooms is 25 metres squared, another is 50 metres squared and the third is 90 metres squared.
Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel and is free of charge. There is a business centre available with two computers, providing free internet access.
Unfortunately there are no rooms available in the hotel that are suitable for wheelchair users.
There are a total of 150 rooms in the hotel over 9 floors. The rooms available are twins and doubles (with queen size beds).
All rooms have double-glazing. However, those requiring a quiet nights sleep should request the rooms on the highest floors at the interior of the hotel. The rooms with the best views are on the 8th and 9th floors of the hotel. There are eight rooms with balconies. There is one suite available that sleeps a maximum of four people and contains a Jacuzzi.
All rooms include air conditioning, a safe, a television with satellite, a whirlpool bath and a mini-bar.
|Passeig de Gràcia 's Ornate Street Lamps|
Eurostars Cristal Palace Hotel is located a 1 minute walk from Passeig de Gràcia. This is a road that runs from Plaza Catalunya and is well-known for its designer shops and Gaudí buildings. The street itself is beautiful - it is lined with ornate street lamps and is paved with patterned paving stones.
Shoppers will be pleased to find the hotel located a 5 minute walk from large designer stores such as Burberry, Prada, Gucci and Loewe. Passeig de Gràcia is also the home of a design store that is renowned in Spain - Vinçon. This large old building houses a whole world of design. Inside its stunning stone alcoves it is possible to find furniture, art, kitchen appliances and everything in-between. It may prove a good place to buy some interesting gifts to bring home.
Passeig de Gràcia is also home to two Gaudí buildings - Casa Batlló and La Pedrera. Casa Batlló is closest to the hotel and on the same side of the street. It is a relatively small façade sitting between two more modern buildings and is a wonderful escape from reality in the centre of the city. Its colourful mosaic walls are dotted with large and distinctive balconies and its roof has been created to look like a dragon's tail.
If you are looking for a Spanish restaurant to dine at you should try out Tapas, 24. It is located just off Passeig de Gràcia, on the corner with Calle Diputacion. It is the sister restaurant of Barcelona's famous Comerç 24 - a pioneer in the El Bulli style creative cooking camp. It serves traditional Spanish tapas with touches of style, such as a 'Bikini' - a toasted ham and cheese sandwich that is the staple of all Barcelona cafés served with truffle oil.
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. The driver will help you with your bags to the vehicle and then drive you to your hotel.
Via Taxi: A taxi from the airport should take about 25 minutes and cost around €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 T10 transport ticket from the airport (T10 costs €9.95 for 10 separate journeys on Barcelona public transport) or you can buy a single fare ticket for €4.10 . The hotel is a 1 minute walk from the station.
Via Bus: Take the 'Aerobus' to Plaza Catalunya from directly outside the airport. The Aerobus generally runs every 10 - 15 minutes and the journey time is 30 minutes. A single will cost €5.90 . The hotel is a 5 minute walk from Plaza Catalunya.
Eurostars Cristal Palace Hotel is a classic and old-school 4 star hotel with some touches of modernity. It may not have the amenities available at other 4 star hotels, with no pool, gym or spa. However, it makes up for this in location. Less than a minutes walk from Passeig de Gràcia, a whole world of Barcelona cosmopolitan lifestyle is a stones throw away.
Eurostars Cristal Palace Hotel - 4 star
08007 Barcelona, España.
Metro: Passeig de Gràcia (Green Line, L3), (Purple Line, L2) or (Yellow Line, L4)