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 lobby which can print out any paper in the world in 2 minutes.
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.
|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 Espanya and is a 5 minute walk away and from there you can get into the centre of town in 10 minutes. Alternatively off Plaça Espanya 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 Espanya.
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.
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.
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 (Estacio de Sants), in about 20 minutes. From Sants take the Green line metro to Plaça Espanya and the hotel is about 10 minutes walk from the station.
RENFE Train Ticket Prices
Single ticket: €4.10
Via Bus You could take the Aerobus from the Airport and get off at Plaça Espanya from here the hotel is a 10 minute walk.
Aerobus Ticket Prices
Single ticket: €5.90
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|
The Fira Palace Hotel Barcelona is a gem of luxury just minutes away from the picturesque Plaça Espanya 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
Av Rius y Taulet, 1-3
08004 Barcelona, España.
Metro: Espanya (Red Line, L1) and (Green Line, L3) 10 minutes walk