Review HCC Taber Hotel, Barcelona
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 Plaça de 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.
Facilities for People with a disability
There are no rooms that are suitable for people with a disability. 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.
Hotel Location and Facilities
|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, bureaux 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.
How to travel from the airport to the hotelBooking 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.
Private transfer from BCN Airport
Price Single: €44.00
Price Return: €88.00
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.
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 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. The hotel is a 5 minute walk from the station.
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. The hotel is a 10 minute walk from Plaça de Catalunya. Alternatively a taxi will take 2 minutes.
Car parks near HCC Taber Hotel Barcelona
|Car Park Name||Address||Approximate Walking Distance to Car Park in Meters|
|NN Valencia II||Valencia, 243||250 m|
|SABA BAMSA Passeig de Gràcia||Passeig de Gràcia, 62||350 m|
|PLAFER Mallorca||Mallorca, 219-221||450 m|
|SABA Gràcia II||Passeig de Gràcia, 34S||450 m|
In a nutshell
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
Carrer Aragó, 256
08007 Barcelona, España
Metro: Passeig de Gràcia (Green Line, L3) and (Yellow Line, L4)