|Reservation information for the HCC Taber Hotel|
The hotel's exterior is in a classic hotel style - stone brickwork and large balconies make up the front façade. The lobby area is small with a beige marble floor. The front desk area is to the right hand side of the space with elevators straight ahead. There is an area around the edge of the lobby with low round tables and faux-leather seats. The tables are adorned with free guidebooks to the city that have been produced by the hotel company and are available to customers. A small doorway leads to a downstairs bar area.
The hotel's location is integral to its appeal. It is within five minutes walking of Passeig de Gràcia and Plaza Catalunya. It is also located right next to Rambla de Catalunya - a popular street for its leafy pedestrianized area and numerous terraces.
The hotel does not have a pool, fitness centre or spa.
Pets are not allowed to stay in the hotel.
There are a total of two meeting rooms in the hotel. One has a capacity for 30 people and the other has a capacity for 50 people.
Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel and is free of charge.
There are no rooms that are suitable for disabled people. There are lifts to all floors.
There are a total of 92 rooms in the hotel, over 8 floors. Rooms available are singles, doubles and triples. It is possible to add an extra bed to the rooms for children under the age of 12. This is free of charge. It must be requested in advance of the visit.
Rooms at the front of the building have balconies. All of the rooms have double-glazing, so noise pollution should not be too much of a problem. However, those hoping for a quiet nights sleep should request interior rooms.
All rooms contain air-conditioning, satellite television, a safe, a telephone, a hair dryer and a mini-bar.
|Forn de Sant Jaume|
HCC Taber Hotel is located well for those who wish to be close to Barcelona's tourist centre. The Ramblas is less than ten minutes walk from the hotel. This is a popular destination for tourists. It is renowned for being a place to people watch, shop for souvenirs or sit on one of its many terraces. However, be warned, eating or drinking on the Ramblas will be more expensive than offerings in other, less touristy areas. The Ramblas is also a useful place to find necessary amenities such as internet cafés, banks, pharmacies, bureaus de change and supermarkets.
|Taller de Tapas|
The hotel is located right next to Rambla de Catalunya. This is a charming and leafy street that is dotted with cafés, bakeries and restaurants. There is a Taller de Tapas on Rambla de Catalunya. This is a tapas chain that is known for its high standard of food and service. It perhaps makes the tapas experience more accessible for tourists than in other, more local bars. However, it does not sacrifice on authenticity - offering the best in Catalan cuisine.
Right opposite the hotel it is possible to find Colmado Quilez. This is a large deli-style shop. It is worth a visit for its shop windows alone - they are very traditional in style and display the many luxury items available inside. The store is renowned for its knowledgeable staff that can provide all of the necessary details as to the cheeses, meats, alcohols and dried goods that are on offer. A good place to find some gifts to bring back for friends and family.
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 your arrivals gate. He will have a board or a sign with your name on it so that you can easily identify him. The driver will help you with your bags to the vehicle and then drive you to your hotel.
Via Taxi: A taxi from the airport should take about 25 minutes and cost around €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 (T10 costs €9.95 for 10 separate journeys on Barcelona public transport) or you can buy a single fare ticket for €4.10 . The hotel is a 5 minute walk from the station.
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 a taxi will take 2 minutes and cost €5.00 - €6.00.
HCC Taber Hotel is a standard three star hotel in a prime location at the heart of Barcelona's city centre. It will appeal to businesses due to its plentiful facilities. However, it is also a viable option for tourists - offering affordable prices in an affluent area. Those looking for a more classically Barcelona experience may wish to choose a more independent hotel.
HCC Taber Hotel - 3 Star
Calle Aragó, 256
08007 Barcelona, España
Metro: Passeig de Gràcia (Green Line, L3) or (Yellow Line, L4)