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Eurostars Cristal Palace Hotel
Eurostars Cristal Palace Hotel is located less than a 1 minute walk from Passeig de Gràcia - one of Barcelona's most popular and glamorous streets. It is an old school hotel offering a 4 star rating and service at reasonable prices.

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.

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Hotel Facilities

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.

Business Facilities

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.

Facilities for People with a disability

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.

Hotel Location and Facilities

Passeig de Gràcia 's Ornate Street Lamps
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 Plaça de 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.

Tapas, 24
Tapas, 24

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.

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. The hotel is a 1 minute walk from the station.

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 a 5 minute walk from Plaça de Catalunya.

Aerobus Ticket Prices
Single ticket:

Car parks near Eurostars 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

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
Diputacio, 257
08007 Barcelona, España.


MetroMetro: Passeig de Gràcia (Green Line, L3) and (Purple Line, L2) and (Yellow Line, L4)

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