Review Exe Laietana Palace Hotel Barcelona
The hotel itself has all of the markings of a quality traditional 4 -star hotel. Its lobby area has a sense of old-school grandeur, with marble floors and dark wooden furniture. The staff at the front desk are helpful and friendly in answering questions. Its services are conclusive, despite the lack of certain amenities.
For those looking for a more luxurious hotel experience, the hotel may fall short on offerings- there is no pool, gym or restaurant. However, this hotel may prove perfect for active tourists who prioritize location over luxury and style.
The hotel does not contain a pool or a fitness centre. There is no restaurant. However, there is an area where breakfast is served. The breakfast buffet is not included in the room price.
There is a small bar in the lobby area, that is open 24 hours. Room Service is available, and there is a 24 hour front desk.
There are no pets allowed in the hotel.
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There is no meeting room in the hotel. In the lobby area there is one computer that is available for use by all customers with free internet access.
Facilities for People with a disability
There is one room that is suitable for people with a disability. It has widened doors and a special bath. There are lifts to all floors.
The hotel contains a total of 62 rooms over 6 floors. There are 56 double rooms, 5 single rooms and one suite. There are no family rooms, however, cots are available for in the rooms.
All rooms include a telephone, television, a mini-bar, air conditioning and a safe. Some of the rooms offer special water massage baths.
When booking your room it is worth asking about the various options for views and noise issues. Rooms at the front of the hotel provide views of the street and have balconies. However, these rooms will be noisier as they look down onto a busy main road. The rooms at the back of the hotel provide views of Barcelona cathedral. They are also a quieter option.
Hotel Location and Facilities
Hotel Exe Laietana Palace is located on Via Laietana - one of Barcelona's main roads, leading from the Port Vell area to to Plaza Catalunya at the top of the Ramblas. Due to this, the hotel is well-located at a central point for lots of Barcelona's top spots.
The hotel is a ten-minute walk from the beach. At the bottom of Via Laietana, a mere 5 minute walk away is the Port Vell area. This is a nice scene for an evening stroll, with hundreds of yachts bobbing in the water and many bustling seafood restaurants.
Hotel Exe Laietana Palace also sits at the start of the area of El Born. If you head down Calle de l'Argentera you will encounter numerous nice shops and restaurants. The restaurant, Taller de Tapas is located at number 51 and is a popular tourist destination for tapas. It offers an accessible tapas experience for those wishing to learn about the typical Spanish cuisine. The food is authentically local, but the menus are available in many languages and staff are helpful in answering questions.
|El Born (Calle de Santa Maria)|
Five minutes walk from the hotel is the cathedral square, home of Barcelona's beautiful old Gothic cathedral. It is also where you can find the Santa Caterina food market - less famous than the Boqueria on the Ramblas, but an equally enjoyable experience. It has a distinctive wavy roof, adorned with a colourful mosaic and houses high quality local produce.
The hotel is a fifteen-minute walk from the Ramblas. This is where you will find any of the necessary amenities that are not available on Via Laietana - pharmacies, banks, internet cafés and a large supermarket.
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How to travel from the airport to the hotelBooking your airport transport in advance online
With a private transfer service the driver will be waiting for you at the designated meeting point given to you on the booking voucher. The driver will help you with your bags to the vehicle and then drive you to your hotel. Private transfers are independent of the the public transport system. This means if there is a public transport strike these services will continue to operate.
Public transport transfer options
Via Taxi: A taxi from the airport should take about 25 minutes.
Taxi Fare: €30.00 - €40.00
Via Train: The RENFE train leaves the airport every half an hour and will take you to Estació França in about 35 minutes. The hotel is a fifteen-minute walk from the train station. You can take a taxi from the train station if you have lots of luggage. This will take about 10 minutes. Alternatively you can take the Metro from Barceloneta at the train station to Jaume I, which is on the Yellow Line (L4) so it will involve no changes. The hotel is less than a minute's walk from the metro station.
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 20 minutes walk from Plaça de Catalunya, or 10 minutes in a taxi. Alternatively, you can catch the Metro from Catalunya to Jaume I, from where Hotel Exe Laietana Palace is a 2 minute walk. At Catalunya it will be necessary to catch the Red line to Urquinaona. At Urquinaona it will be necessary to catch the Yellow line to Jaume I.
Car parks near Exe Laietana Palace Hotel Barcelona
|Car Park Name||Address||Approximate Walking Distance to Car Park in Meters|
|Laietana Princesa||Vía Laietana, 20||110 m|
|BSM Moll de la Fusta||Paseig de Colom, 1||350 m|
|SABA BAMSA Francesc Cambó||Avinguda de Francesc Cambó, 10||400 m|
|NN Palau de la Música||Ramón Mas, 1||700 m|
In a nutshell
Hotel Exe Laietana Palace is a classic old 4 -star hotel in a location that links some of Barcelona's most enticing areas. It will not appeal to those wishing to splash out on a luxury design hotel with all the trimmings. It does, though, provide space and service in the centre of town.
Exe Laietana Palace
Via Laietana, 17
08003 Barcelona, España.
Metro: Jaume I (Yellow Line, L4)