Review Guitart Grand Passage Hotel, Barcelona
|Guitart Grand Passage Hotel's Grand Façade|
The hotel is located two minutes walk from Avenida Diagonal - one of Barcelona's largest roads, running through the heart of the city to the seafront. It is a 10 - 15 minute walk from areas such as Passeig de Gràcia and Rambla de Catalunya - popular for their shops, bars and restaurants. The hotel is located up from the bustling areas of Eixample, allowing peaceful surroundings. This may not appeal to those who wish to be at the centre of the action.
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The hotel does not have a pool, fitness centre or spa. The hotel has both a café/bar area and a restaurant - Sushi Itto and Café Milano. Café Milano offers buffet breakfast. Lunch and dinner are available in Sushi Itto - a Japanese restaurant serving sushi, soups and noodles.
There are two rooms that are available in the hotel for meetings. One of these has a capacity of up to 80 people; the other has a capacity of up to 40 people.
Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel and is free of charge.
Facilities for People with a disability
There are two rooms in the hotel that are suitable for people with a disability. They provide widened doors and special bathrooms.
There are lifts to all floors.
There are a total of 40 rooms in the hotel, over 4 floors. All of the rooms are doubles. It is possible to add an extra bed to the rooms. This will involve a surcharge.
All rooms in the hotel have curved balconies - as is clear from the building's exterior shape. They are all suite rooms - they have a bedroom and separate living area.
All rooms contain air-conditioning, television with satellite, hair dryer, a safe and a mini-bar.
Hotel Location and Facilities
Guitart Grand Passage Hotel is located at the top end of Eixample. It is a two-minute walk from Avenida Diagonal. The area of the street that it is closest to contains some large and distinctive office buildings. These include the La Caixa bank building with a revolving floor and another hexagonal building that is dripping with plants from top to bottom. It is also a 5 - 10 minute walk to the large El Corte Inglés department store.
|Zara (Passeig de Gràcia )|
The hotel's closest metro is Hospital Clinic, a ten minute walk away. This ensures that most of Barcelona's areas are a short metro ride away. Those who wish to do some walking in Barcelona may need to bring comfortable walking shoes. The Ramblas is a 20 - 30 minute walk from the hotel. However, a walk into Barcelona city centre could prove picturesque - both Rambla de Catalunya and Passeig de Gràcia lead to the centre, at Plaça de Catalunya (the top of the Ramblas).
Passeig de Gràcia is a 15 minute walk from the hotel and is the home of two famous Gaudí buildings - Casa Batlló and La Pedrera. It is also a favourite amongst shopaholics - dotted with major stores such as Zara, Gucci and Prada. Rambla de Catalunya is a leafy, part pedestrianized street that is popular for its cafés and restaurants with terrace areas.
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How to travel from the airport to the hotelBooking your airport transport in advance online
With a private transfer service the driver will be waiting for you at the designated meeting point given to you on the booking voucher. The driver will help you with your bags to the vehicle and then drive you to your hotel. Private transfers are independent of the the public transport system. This means if there is a public transport strike these services will continue to operate.
Public transport transfer options
Via Taxi: A taxi from the airport should take about 25 minutes.
Taxi Fare: €30.00 - €40.00
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 T-Casual 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 can then change to the metro and catch the Green Line to Diagonal. The hotel is a 10 minute walk from Diagonal metro.
T-Casual Ticket: €11.35
RENFE Train Ticket Prices
Single ticket: €4.60
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. From here, the hotel is 10 minutes in a taxi. Alternatively, you can catch the Green Line on the metro from Plaça de Catalunya to Diagonal. The hotel is 10 minutes walk from the metro station.
Car parks near Guitart Grand Passage Hotel Barcelona
|Car Park Name||Address||Approximate Walking Distance to Car Park in Meters|
|SABA Travessera de Gràcia 43||Travessera de Gràcia, 43||280 m|
|SABA Travessera de Gràcia 17||Travessera de Gràcia, 17||400 m|
|SABA BAMSA Hospital Clínic||Carrer de Còrsega, 205||450 m|
|NN Santaló||Santaló, 14||650 m|
In a nutshell
Guitart Grand Passage Hotel is located in a position that may frustrate holidaymakers eager to be close to the main attractions. However, it offers spacious rooms in a distinctive setting at prices that reflect its distance from the centre. Touches such as a Japanese restaurant and curved balconies add to the originality of the space.
Guitart Grand Passage
Carrer Muntaner, 212
08036 Barcelona, España.
Metro: Hospital Clinic (Blue Line, L5)