Choosing to stay in a hotel directly on the Ramblas means that you will be in a central location. However, it is worth noting that the street is a non-stop, 24 hour destination for both locals and tourists. For those looking for a relaxing city break it may be worth checking somewhere slightly further from the heart of the city. Others, though, may see a hotel right at the centre of the Ramblas as the ultimate destination.
Flor Parks Hotel does not have a pool or gym. It has a bar and restaurant adjacent to it, with an entrance directly from the hotel lobby. Café Lirica offers all meals - breakfast, lunch and dinner. At lunchtime there is a typically Spanish a la carte menu on offer. There is also a 'Menu del Dia' - a set menu of three courses plus bread and wine charged separately. There is also the 'Tourist' option of paella and a glass of wine.
The hotel offers a small area where there are sofas for guests to sit and a television.
Pets are not allowed in the hotel.
There are no meeting or conference rooms in the hotel. However, there is Wi-Fi throughout the hotel and access is charged by the hour. There is also one computer available in the hotel with internet access, free of charge.
There are no rooms that have been adapted for wheelchair use.
There are a total of 26 rooms in the hotel, over 4 floors. Rooms are either Single, Double, Twins or Triple (there is only one triple room). The Twin rooms provide views of the Ramblas and have balconies. The Double rooms are on the interior of the hotel.
The windows are double-glazed. However, the hotel is located directly on the Ramblas, where there is likely to be a lot of noise at night. Those who are hoping for a peaceful night's sleep should request an interior room.
All rooms provide a television, a telephone, a mini-bar, a safe and a hair dryer. Some rooms also offer a hydro-massage bath.
There is no option for short stay rooms in the hotel.
Flor Parks Hotel is located right on the Ramblas. This opens up a world of touristic possibilities. The Ramblas itself is a place that is full of things to do. The action never stops, with street performers, art stalls and human statues lining the street. It is worth remembering that it is important to be careful with your belongings on the Ramblas as pick-pockets are known to operate in the area.
Here, aside from all of the tourist attractions, it will also be possible to find many necessary amenities. These include banks, cash machines, internet cafés, pharmacies and a large supermarket.
|The Town Hall|
The hotel is also located close to Calle Ferran. This is a wide street that leads from the Ramblas to the Plaza Sant Jaume, where the Barcelona Town Hall and Government buildings can be found. It is a beautiful street with old buildings dotted along it and ornate street lamps.
|Conesa Sandwich Shop|
Aside from the important government buildings, and perhaps even more importantly, Plaza Sant Jaume is home to one of Barcelona's best sandwich shops. Little known to tourists and with a plain exterior, this shop always has a queue due to its popular hot sandwiches. Conesa offers treats such as sausage or cheese and bacon sandwiches and small pizzas. Most items cost around €3.00. It's definitely worth a visit if you are looking for a quick, delicious and affordable lunch.
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 the designated meeting point given to you on the booking voucher. You will be travel 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.
Business class private transfer (advanced reservation required)
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 tranfer 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 occassion.
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 T10 transport ticket from the airport (a ticket for 10 separate journeys on Barcelona public transport system) or you can buy a single fare ticket. You then change at Passeig de Gràcia onto the Green Line metro and travel two stops to Liceu. Your hotel is then a few minutes walk from the metro.
T10 Ticket: €10.20
RENFE Train Ticket Prices
Single ticket: €4.20
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 10 minutes walk from Plaça de Catalunya.
Car parks near Flor Parks Hotel Barcelona
|Car Park Name||Address||Approximate Walking Distance to Car Park in Meters|
|Edén||Carrer Nou de la Rambla, 12||230 m|
|BSM La Boquería||Floristes de la Rambla||400 m|
|SABA BAMSA Illa Raval||Sant Rafael, 15||550 m|
|SABA BAMSA Plaça dels Àngels||Carrer dels Angels, 1||650 m|
Flor Parks Hotel offers a simple hotel with affordable rates directly on Barcelona's most famous street. Balconies looking down onto the Ramblas from some rooms are an added and rare bonus. This is a destination for those in search of Barcelona action but should be avoided by those hoping for a relaxing break.
Flor Parks Hotel
La Rambla, 70
08002 Barcelona, España.
Metro: Liceu (Green Line, L3)