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Hotel h10 Raco del Pi
Hotel h10 Raco del Pi Barcelona is a four star hotel in the centre of the Gothic Quarter. The location is a viable one for those wishing to experience the excitement of the Ramblas and its surrounding area, but in a location that is slightly less busy. The hotel also aims to offer a sense of respite, with a quiet courtyard area.

It has a small entrance located right next to some of the Gothic Quarter's most picturesque small plazas - Plaza del Pi and Plaza de Josep Oriel. Its interior is small but bright and the atmosphere helped along by the free welcome glass of champagne offered to all customers, at whatever time they arrive, day or night.

It is not a particularly good option for families, as there are only two rooms with the option of sleeping three people. However, for smaller groups wishing to enjoy a hotel offering four-star service in a central Barcelona location, the hotel is definitely worth considering, particularly outside of the high season, when room prices are more affordable.


Hotel Facilities

There is no pool or fitness centre. There is no restaurant. However, there is an area in which buffet continental breakfast is available.

On arrival the hotel offers a complimentary welcome drink to each customer. A small area is set up at the front desk with a champagne bucket containing chilled champagne, champagne flutes and small bowls of snacks.

There is a bar in the hotel. At the centre of the hotel there is a courtyard area with an interesting black and white design on the tiled marbled floor. This area may offer welcome respite from the noise and bustle of the Gothic quarter.

Pets are allowed in the hotel as long as they are small.

The hotel do offer their rooms for day use only. This is dependant on the availability of rooms. The fee for this is between 60 - 80 % of the full price for the room.


Business Facilities

The hotel does not have meeting rooms. However it offers free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel and an internet corner where one computer with internet is available free of charge.


Facilities for People with a disability

The hotel offers one room that is suitable for people with a disability. It has widened doors and a special shower. There are lifts to all floors.


Rooms

There are a total of 37 rooms in the hotel over 4 floors.

All rooms are either single or double. Three of the rooms are known as 'Superior' rooms and can fit three people if necessary.

Each room includes a television, air - conditioning, a mini - bar and a safe.

Some of the rooms offer views onto the street outside. These may be quite noisy at night. However, the street is quieter than others in the Gothic Quarter and the rooms have double-glazed windows.


Hotel Location and Facilities

The hotel is located at the heart of Barcelona's Gothic quarter. This area is well-known for containing some of Barcelona's most beautiful old buildings. Its streets are narrow and normally very busy. The Gothic quarter is the most popular of all of the areas in the old town amongst tourists.

The hotel sits a few meters from Plaza del Pi. This is a picturesque square with a lone orange tree in one corner. It contains some cafés where you can enjoy a cup of coffee on the terrace. It is also the home of the Catalan Gothic old church - the Eglesia de Santa Maria del Pi.

Plaça del Pi
Plaça del Pi

The Square also hosts a farmers market known as the Collectiu d'Artesans de l'Alimentacio. These markets normally take place in 3 - 5 day blocks twice a month. If you are lucky to time your trip to coincide with the market, it is definitely worth a visit. A range of local produce such as honeys, cheeses, patés and herbs are available. And there are always testers on offer.

A few streets away, on Calle Petritxol, there are a few of Barcelona's best 'granjas'. These are small cafés, usually specialising in a Spanish delicacy - churros y chocolate. The delicious doughnut - like treats are dunked into the thickest hot chocolate you are ever likely to see. For more information, please see our review of La Pallaresa.

It can be found about 20 minutes walk from the Barceloneta beach and a five minute walk from the Ramblas. Here you will find many useful amenities such as a large supermarket, internet cafés, bureaux de change, pharmacies and banks.

Hotel h10 Raco del Pi's closest Metro stop is Liceu, on the Ramblas - five to ten minutes walk away.


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 Estació de França in about 35 minutes. The hotel is about 20 minutes walk from the station. Alternatively, you can take a taxi from the train station if you have lots of luggage. This will take about 10 minutes and cost about €8.00 - €10.00. It is also possible to catch the Metro from Barceloneta metro, close to Estació de França , to Jaume I. They are both on the yellow line, so no changes will be necessary.

RENFE Train Ticket Prices
Single ticket: €4.20


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. The hotel is 5 - 10 minutes walk from Plaça de Catalunya, or 10 minutes in a taxi that will cost about €8.00 - €10.00.


Car parks near H10 Raco del Pi Hotel Barcelona

Car Park Name Address Approximate Walking Distance to Car Park in Meters
SABA Catedral Avenida de la Catedral, 8 350 m
SABA BAMSA Francesc Cambó Avinguda de Francesc Cambó, 10 450 m
NN Bonsuccés Plaça del Bonsuccés, 7 500 m
BSM La Boquería Floristes de la Rambla 550 m

In a nutshell

Hotel h10 Raco del Pi is a standard four star hotel with an above - standard location for tourists. It offers the opportunity to be close to the Ramblas, in one of the Gothic Quarter's most picturesque areas. Those hoping for a more luxurious four star break should look a little further outside of the city centre.

Hotel h10 Raco del Pi
Carrer del Pi, 7
08002 Barcelona, España.

HB-004164

metro Metro: Jaume I (Yellow Line, L4)


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