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Review Fira Palace Hotel Barcelona

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Fira Palace Hotel Barcelona Entrance
Just off Plaça España, hidden down an unassuming road stands the Fira Palace Hotel Barcelona. The standard grey façade shows nothing of the splendour that awaits guests on entrance to the huge lobby. In the lobby area there are several different lounge areas where you can take a rest on the comfortable, classically-upholstered sofas and muse over the paintings for sale which line the walls. This hotel is opulent and welcoming.

Hotel Facilities

Lobby Area
Lobby Area

The Fira Palace hotel Barcelona has a main restaurant called El Mall which is rustic in ambience and décor and serves international as well as Catalan food for those feeling a little bit more adventurous. There is also a large piano bar rather comically called Scruples which has live music every evening and a smaller restaurant which serves a buffet breakfast. The hotel facilities are impressive, there is a drugstore and, a souvenir boutique in the lobby. The gym is large, and there is also an indoor swimming pool, a sauna, massages are available and there is even a hairdresser and, a squash court. The car park has room for 235 cars, and the hotel has a laundry service. Also, my favourite gadget was the satellite newspaper machine in the lobby which can print out any paper in the world in 2 minutes.

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Business Facilities

The businesses facilities are also impressive. There are 18 soundproofed rooms to be used however you wish, the largest can hold 2,500 people. There is direct access from street level for those who come by car, and a variety of services such as video conferencing available. You can hire all types of audiovisual equipment as well.


The Fira Palace hotel Barcelona claims to have the largest bedrooms in the city and I wouldn't doubt it. There are 276 rooms each measuring 42 square metres. In fact most have 2 queen size beds. The rooms are comfortable and soundproofed and the bathrooms are made from Italian marble. All rooms have satellite TV, radio, movie channels, a safe, mini-bar and wireless internet.

Hotel Location and Amenities

Lobby of Fira Palace Hotel.
Lobby of Fira Palace Hotel.

The Fira Palace hotel is in perfect location for the Fira, Barcelona's huge halls which hold different conventions and shows every month. The Fira is right in front of the incredibly beautiful Palau Nacional, which is the museum of Catalan art, in front of which is the Magic Fountain. The metro is España and is a 5 minute walk away and from there you can get into the centre of town in 10 minutes. Alternatively off Plaça España are 2 of Barcelona's largest roads, Gran Via and Paral.lel both of which are pleasant to stroll down. The road on which the hotel is situated also has quite a few nice looking restaurants and cafes and there are cash points a 5 minute walk away down Paral.lel or on Plaça España.

Close by there is also all the entertainment you could want in the form of Poble Espanyol, which is a village constructed in the different styles of Spanish architecture, here there are craft shops, fairs and at night bars and clubs.

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 20 minutes. From Sants take the Green line metro to Plaça España and the hotel is about 10 minutes walk from the station.

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 the hotel is a 10 minute walk.

Aerobus Ticket Prices
Single ticket:

Car parks near Fira Palace Hotel Barcelona

Car Park Name Address Approximate Walking Distance to Car Park in Meters
BSM Ciutat del Teatre França Xica, 35 350 m
BSM Rius i Taulet Avinguda de la Reina Maria Cristina, 16 400 m
BSM Plaça Navas Carrer de Jaume Fabra, 12 600 m
NN Rocafort Rocafort, 64 800 m

In a nutshell

The Fira Palace Hotel Barcelona is a gem of luxury just minutes away from the picturesque Plaça España The location is convenient for access to the centre, and reasonably quiet and the hotel itself is perfect for those in Barcelona for business or pleasure.

Fira Palace Hotel Barcelona
Avinguda Rius y Taulet, 1-3
08004 Barcelona, España.


Metro: España (Red Line, L1) and (Green Line, L3) 10 minutes walk

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