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Review Gran Derby Hotel Barcelona

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Gran Derby Hotel Entrance
The motto of the Gran Derby Hotel Barcelona is "Some Guests will miss us at home" which should give an idea of the atmosphere they have tried to create - one of tranquil, homely grandeur. And they may have succeeded. The outside of the building is beautiful and imposing, and it is no different inside with its polished, striking black and white chequered floor and the heavy quietness in the lobby. This hotel is grand and intimidating for those not used to such austerity.

Hotel Facilities

A really gorgeous part of the Gran Derby hotel Barcelona is the outside enclosed garden where there is also a small pool. The hotel has its own car park, and there is a courtesy smart car, also dogs are allowed in the building. There are three places where you could eat in the hotel: The Epsom which is a top-class scotch bar by night and has Miró lithographs on its walls, or The Times café which has produce fresh from the market, or the Gran Derby restaurant. Also, staying at the hotel will give you free access to the nearby Barcelona Egyptian museum. The Gran Derby also has a laundry and ironing service.

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Business Facilities

There is one large room available for functions, as well as the garden terrace. The room can hold up to 150 people and has views of the hotel's garden and swimming pool. Any necessary equipment is available to hire. Alternatively the hotel prides itself on its duplex junior suites which have totally separate areas so you could hold small meeting in parts of your suite.


There are 29 junior suites in the hotel, and 12 duplex suites which have separate areas where you could work or have meetings. The black and white floor continues into the rooms which have been decorated stylishly with dark wood and black leather. The rooms all have air-conditioning and heating. You will find a mini-bar, safe and direct line telephone. The rooms have Wi-Fi, a hair dryer and satellite TV with canal + and in-house movies.

Hotel Location and Facilities

The Gran Derby Hotel Barcelona is situated in the Les Corts area which is one of Barcelona's most important financial districts. The Metro stop Les Corts is a 10 minute walk away and the metro will take you straight to Las Ramblas and other centre of town sites in 15 minutes. The road Travessera Les Corts is 2 minutes away and has a good variety of shops, newsagents and bakeries. There is a bank and a post box on the corner at the end of the road on which the hotel stands. The hotel is also in easy reach of Plaça España, Montjuïc and the beautiful Eixample area.

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 25 minutes. From here you have a 15 minute walk to the hotel.

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 catch the green line metro to Barcelona Sants (Estació de Sants). From here the hotel is about 15 minutes walk from the station.

Aerobus Ticket Prices
Single ticket:

Car parks near Gran Derby Hotel Barcelona

Car Park Name Address Approximate Walking Distance to Car Park in Meters
SABA BAMSA Tarradellas - Sarrià Avinguda de Josep Tarradellas, 139 220 m
SABA BAMSA Tarradellas Avinguda de Josep Tarradellas, 64 600 m
SABA BAMSA Londres Londres, 56 550 m
NN Urgell Comte d'Urgell, 234 650 m

In a nutshell

The Gran Derby Hotel Barcelona is an impressive and sophisticated hotel in a quiet area of town. Good for those looking for a little of out of the city centre luxury. The hotel has been designed for comfort and peace but is probably more suitable for those on business than pleasure.

Gran Derby Hotel
Carrer Loreto, 28
08029 Barcelona, España.


Metro: Barcelona Sants (Green Line, L3) 15 minutes walk

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