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Review: Gran Havana Silken Hotel Barcelona

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Hotel Gran Havana Silken Barcelona
On a corner of Gran Via, in an imposing building dating from 1872 is the Gran Havana Silken Hotel Barcelona. Contrasting with the exterior of the building is the simple modernity of the interior. This hotel is classy and popular with conventions, in fact when I was there the international motocross convention there.

Hotel Facilities

Grand Palace is the name of the hotel's restaurant that serves up mostly seasonal Catalan based cuisine. There is also a full buffet breakfast here every morning complete with a dieter's choice menu. In the lobby underneath the huge kidney-shaped skylight is the bar which has live piano music. Sopar & Blues takes place on the first Thursday of every month. It is an event which began 10 years ago and fuses cuisine with some live blues/ jazz music.

One of the best things about this hotel is its sun terrace and swimming pool. Here you can have a swim, relax and look out towards the mountains of Tibidabo whilst soaking up the sun. You can also book a range of massages at the hotel.

Business Facilities

The Gran Havana Silken hotel Barcelona has a conventions department which can help with the organization and running of functions and business meetings. The meeting rooms are equipped with audiovisual resources and there is also a secretarial service and simultaneous translation facilities. There is Wi-Fi throughout the hotel.


The Gran Havana Silken hotel Barcelona has 145 rooms. The rooms are all modern, with marble bathrooms and furniture made from African bubinga wood. The rooms have air-conditioning, a mini-bar, satellite TV, internet access and Wi-Fi. There are also 4 suites and 6 junior suites and 10 of the rooms have their own terrace. The hotel is situated on the corner of the wide Gran Via so enjoys direct sunlight for most of the day.

Hotel Gran Havana Silken local
Hotel Gran Havana Silken local

Hotel Location and Facilities

The Gran Havana Silken hotel is in an up-market area of town, on a picturesque part of Gran Via. The hotel is in a central location, a 10 minute walk from Passeig de Gràcia where there is some varied shopping to be had, as well as 2 of Gaudí's most recognizable buildings. Las Ramblas is a further 5-10 minutes. There is a cash point 2 minutes down the road at number 637 and for good cafes I would recommend going to Passeig de Gràcia where you can sit outside and people watch whilst you have a coffee. There is a very old, beautiful pharmacy 5 minutes down the road towards Passeig de Gràcia as well.

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.

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.

Book your shared minibus airport transport in advance.

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.

Book your private airport to hotel transfer in advance online.

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 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.

Book your business class airport transfer in advance online

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 Passeig de Gràcia station, in about 25 minutes. Once at Passeig de Gràcia you can walk to the hotel in about 10 minutes .

RENFE Train Ticket Prices
Single ticket: €4.20

Via Bus The Aerobus will also take you from the Airport to Catalunya station. The journey time is around 30 minutes. From Catalunya you have a 12 minute walk to the hotel.

Aerobus Ticket Prices
Single ticket:

Car parks near Gran Havana Silken Hotel Barcelona

Car Park Name Address Approximate Walking Distance to Car Park in Meters
NN Gran Vía Gran Vía de les Corts Catalanes, 641 80 m
SABA BAMSA Diputaciò Carrer Diputació, 286 260 m
SABA Plaça Urquinaona Plaça d'Urquinaona 550 m
PROMOPARC Ali Bei Carrer d'Alí Bei, 25 750 m

In a nutshell

The Gran Havana Silken Hotel Barcelona is a top-class hotel in a beautiful part of Barcelona, just a short walk from the very centre of the city. Good for those on business or pleasure.

Gran Havana Silken
Gran Via de Les Corts Catalanes, 647
08010 Barcelona, España.


metroMetro: Girona (Yellow Line, L4) 5 mins

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