The lobby area is classic, with a white marble floor. The front desk sits to the left of the lobby area. To the right there is the 'Lounge Bar' - a large seating area with a bar in the corner and an atmosphere of business and bustle. Brown, cream and grey leather individual armchairs sit around coffee tables. White leather banquettes line the edges of the room. In the main lobby area screens displaying the restaurant's amenities play.
This hotel will appeal to those who enjoy the excitement of its size - it will not suit those hoping for a more personal service. The hotel's location is likely to appeal to business people who require close proximity to the transport hub or the Fira Barcelona conference centre in Plaza Espanya.
There is a pool, gym and spa in the hotel.
There is a restaurant on the top floor of the hotel. Light food is also served in the 'Lounge Bar' in the lobby.
Pets are not allowed in the hotel.
Short stay rooms are not available.
There are 7 function rooms available in the hotel and a conference centre with a capacity of 100 people. Wi-Fi is available in the lobby.
There are four rooms available for wheelchair users. They have widened doors and adapted bathrooms. There are lifts to all floors.
There are a total of 272 rooms in the hotel over 21 floors. The rooms available are doubles, twins, junior suites and suites. There are 4 Junior Suites and 13 Suites.
All rooms have double-glazing. All of the hotel rooms are also exterior, providing views of the city. There are no balconies.
All rooms include air conditioning, a safe, a television with satellite, a telephone and a mini-bar.
Gran Torre Catalunya Hotel, Barcelona is located conveniently for those requiring a close proximity to Barcelona's main train station - Estacio Sants. This station offers direct trains to Barcelona airport. It also ensures that the rest of Spain is within reach for those who are travelling around the country. The station is also home to a coach station, from which coaches leave to places such as San Sebastian, Valencia and Madrid.
The hotel is less than 5 minutes walk from the Parc Joan Miró. This park is the home of Miró's famous 'Woman with a Bird' statue. It is also an opportunity to find some peace and quiet in the city's business and transport hub. The park is filled with palm trees and dusty floors and is a atmospheric place to spend a sunny afternoon.
|Miró's 'Women with a Bird'||Hipermercado|
Located just behind the hotel there is a large supermarket - 'Hipermercado'. This shop sells everything from food to cosmetics and pharmaceuticals. It could prove useful for supplies during your trip.
The hotel is also a 10 - 15 minute walk from Plaza Espanya - home to the Fira Barcelona. This is one of Barcelona's largest conference centres and is the site of numerous annual conferences.
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 Estacio Sants 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. The hotel is a 1 minute walk from the station.
T10 Ticket: €9.95
RENFE Train Ticket Prices
Single ticket: €4.10
Via Bus: Take the 'Aerobus' to Plaza Espanya from directly outside the airport. The Aerobus generally runs every 10 - 15 minutes and the journey time is 30 minutes. From Plaza Espanya take the Green Line on the Metro to Estacio Sants, the hotel is just outside the metro station.
Aerobus Ticket Prices
Single ticket: €5.90
Car parks near Gran Torre Catalunya Hotel Barcelona
|Car Park Name||Address||Approximate Walking Distance to Car Park in Meters|
|SABA Estación Barcelona - Sants||Plaça dels Països Catalans||170 m|
|COPARK Sants-Numancia||Numancia, 7||180 m|
|NN Tarragona||Tarragona, 141||350 m|
|SABA BAMSA Tarradellas - Nicaragua||Avinguda de Josep Tarradellas, 46||450 m|
Gran Torre Catalunya Hotel, Barcelona is a large skyscraper at the heart of one of Barcelona's busiest squares. It may not appeal to tourists looking for a relaxing break, or those wishing to be in the very centre of Barcelona - often considered to be the 'old town'. Business people will be pleased by its close proximity to transport and business links. It also offers the added bonus of pool and gym facilities.
Gran Torre Catalunya Hotel, Barcelona
Avinguda Roma, 2 - 4
08014 Barcelona, España.
Metro: Estacio Sants (Green Line, L3) and (Red Line, L1) and (Blue Line, L5)