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Gran Ronda Hotel
Gran Ronda Hotel, Barcelona is located a 2 minute walk from Plaza Universitat. This sets it at the heart of Barcelona's tourist district. It is a simple 3 star hotel that will appeal to people visiting the city for an action packed holiday of sight seeing. There are only basic amenities, so there is little tempting customers to spend too much time within the confines of their hotel. However, the accommodation is reliably modern clean and comfortable.

The hotel's exterior is standard - a glass door and modern signage welcome guests into a long and thin lobby area. The front desk sits to the right of the space and there is no seating.


Hotel Facilities

There is no pool or gym in the hotel.

There is a restaurant that serves breakfast.

There is also no bar in the hotel. However, there is a television room with a computer, sofas, tables and chairs.

Room service is available for breakfast time.

Pets are not allowed in the hotel.

Day use rooms are not available.


Business Facilities

There are no meeting rooms in the hotel. Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel free of charge. There is also one computer with internet available free of charge.


Facilities for the Disabled

There is one room in the hotel that is suitable for wheelchair users. It has widened doors and an adapted bathroom. There are lifts to all floors.


Rooms

There are a total of 65 rooms in the hotel, over 6 floors. All of the rooms are either singles or doubles. It is possible to add an extra bed to the rooms.

The rooms at the front of the building have balconies. There is double-glazing on all of the windows. However, those hoping for a peaceful night's seep should request a room at the interior of the hotel.

All rooms include air-conditioning, telephone, hair dryer, television and a mini-bar.


Hotel Location and Facilities

Plaza Catalunya & El Corte Inglés
Plaza Catalunya & El Corte Inglés

The hotel is located less than 1 minutes walk from Plaza Universitat. This square is the home of some of Barcelona's oldest university buildings. It also leads to the area of El Raval. This area is part of Barcelona's old town - an area that is renowned for its narrow streets and old buildings. El Raval is slowly becoming the hippest part of the old town. It houses many small and independent shop, bars and art galleries. It is also the home of the MACBA (modern art museum) and CCCB (centre of contemporary culture)

The hotel is located a 5 minute walk from Plaza Catalunya. This square sits at the top of the Ramblas - Barcelona's most famous street. Many tourists to Barcelona see the Ramblas as its focal point - the heart of the city. It is also a convenient place to find amenities such as internet cafés, bureaus de change, supermarkets and pharmacies. Plaza Catalunya itself is a large square. It houses El Corte Inglés - a well-known Spanish department store. El Corte Inglés is a shop offering everything from clothes to food and electrical appliances.

The hotel is a 10 minute walk from Passeig de Gràcia. This street is well known for being a popular shopping street and offers large branches of stores such as Zara and Mango. It is also the home of some of Gaudí's most famous buildings. Casa Batlló is a colourful building with a mosaic roof in the style of a dragon's tail. La Pedrera is a building that has been influenced by the sea. The paving stones along the street of Passeig de Gràcia are embossed with an abstract pattern. This is said to be taken from one of the rooms inside La Pedrera and comprises patterns influenced by sea creatures.

One of Passeig de Gràcia 's ornate street lamps Gaudí's Casa Batlló
One of Passeig de Gràcia's ornate street lamps Gaudí's Casa Batlló

If you head away from the Rambla from the hotel you will enter the area of Sant Antoni. A ten minute walk from the hotel is the Mercat de Sant Antoni. This roofed market sells food. Also, on Sundays, around the edges of the market there is a market fro collectors, selling books, comics and stamps.


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 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.

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 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. From here take the metro to Universitat on the Purple Line, from the metro station the hotel is a 2 minute walk. Alternatively, if you have a lot of luggage a taxi would take 5 minutes and cost €6.00 - €8.00.

T10 Ticket: €9.95

RENFE Train Ticket Prices
Single ticket: €4.10


Via Bus: Take the 'Aerobus' to Plaza Catalunya from directly outside the airport. The Aerobus generally runs every 10 - 15 minutes and the journey time is 30 minutes. The hotel is a 10 minute walk from Plaza Catalunya. Alternatively, take the metro from Catalunya to Universitat on the Red Line, from here the hotel is a 2 minute walk.

Aerobus Ticket Prices
Single ticket:
 €5.90


Car parks near Gran Ronda Hotel Barcelona

Car Park Name Address Approximate Walking Distance to Car Park in Meters
Parking Urgel Floridablanca, 121 350 m
SABA BAMSA Urgell Compte d'Urgell, 12 500 m
Villur Carrer del Comte d'Urgell, 56 550 m
SABA BAMSA Plaça dels Àngels Carrer dels Angels, 1 700 m

In a nutshell

Hotel Gran Ronda is located at the heart of Barcelona's tourist centre. It is a basic hotel that will suit active travellers. Those wishing for an authentic Barcelona experience may prefer an older and more traditional hotel. However it will appeal to those in search of a modern, simple and convenient place to stay.


Gran Ronda Hotel
Ronda Sant Antoni, 49
08011 Barcelona, España

MetroMetro: Universitat (Red Line, L1) and (Purple Line, L2)


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