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HCristina Hotel Pensión
HCristina Hotel Pensión

HCristina Hotel Pensión' s name is a little confusing. Despite its suggested delusions of grandeur, it is a pensión rather than a hotel. The pensión itself has less airs and graces. It is a simple space with inviting staff and a bright interior, ensuring that it is a pleasure to visit. The hotel's location, on Passeig de Gràcia, means that it is surrounded by accommodation that is in a different league. This makes it an appealing option for those wishing to stay in an up-market part of town, whilst paying prices that are affordable.

HCristina's lobby area is long and thin. The front desk is a small wooden box, adjacent to the elevators. Behind the front desk there is a separate space housing a small and inviting bar area, where breakfast is served. The space is brightened by patio doors at the back, leading to a small terrace that is open for use in the summer months. This pensión achieves a personal touch, as it contains only 12 rooms in total.


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Hotel Facilities

The pensión provides only basic amenities. There is no pool, gym or restaurant. There is a small bar area on the ground floor where a continental breakfast is available. After breakfast, the area is available for use 24 hours. Hot drinks, soft drinks and alcoholic drinks are all available.


Business Facilities

There are no meeting or conference rooms in the hotel. There is Wi-Fi available for all customers in the lobby area. This is free of charge. There are no computers available for use.


Facilities for People with a disability

There are no rooms in the hotel that have been adapted for people with a disability use. However, there is a ramp to the lobby area and a lift to all floors.


Rooms

There are a total of 12 rooms in the hotel, over 5 floors. Room are either singles or doubles. It is not possible to add any extra beds to the room.

Each room offers air conditioning and a television.


Hotel Location and Facilities

The hotel is based in the area of Gràcia. This area contains many terraces to sit and enjoy coffees or lunch. It also offers smaller and more independent shops, such as toyshops, clothes shops and chocolate shops. For a week during the month of August the barrio comes alive with a weeklong street festival. This involves each street competing to win the prize for best street decorations. Every street team makes imaginative decorations - everything from ice scenes to Mexican wrestling.

The Chocolate Shop
The Chocolate Shop

One of the area's most popular restaurants is called Non Solo Pizza, on Calle Enric Granados. It offers high-quality Italian cuisine, in a quiet and cosy setting. As its name suggests, it offers far more than just pizzas. There is also a street containing many popular bars and restaurants. It is called Calle Francisco Giner. At number 24 you can find the small bar, Gusto. This interesting space is covered, from walls to ceiling with an elaborate and intricate wallpaper of cream and white. At weekends, a non-descript black door hides a bustling bar that is popular with the locals.

The hotel is a 15 minute walk to the Ramblas. The walk, down Passeig de Gràcia and across the Plaça de Catalunya, is an enjoyable one. Any general amenities that have not become available are sure to be found on the Ramblas. These include supermarkets, internet cafés, bureaux de change and banks.


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 from BCN Airport to designated drop off points

Price Single: €11.25
Price Return: €22.50

Book at least 24 hours in advance.

This service is the cheapest of the minibus transport services from Barcelona airport to the city centre.

You would need to make your way to a meeting point at Barcelona airport. This service drops you off at designated drop off points. You would then need to make your own way to your hotel from there.

This service needs to be booked at least 24 hours before you need it but preferably at a week before you need it. It is best to book early to ensure availability especially during peak tourist seasons from April to September.

Booking Information Click here to book your shared minibus airport transport in advance online.


Minibus shared transfer from BCN Airport (Door to Door Service)

Price Single: €15.00
Price Return: €30.00

Book at least 72 hours in advance.

Unlike the previous, cheaper minibus service that drops you off at designated points in the city centre this minibus service takes you directly to your hotel and is therefore a more comfortable and convenient service especially if you are new to the city or don’t want to lug your bags around the city centre.

This service needs to be booked at least 72 hours in advance but preferably a week or two before you need the service to ensure availability.

Booking Information Click here to book your shared minibus airport transport in advance online.


Private transfer from BCN Airport

Price Single: €40.00
Price Return: €80.00

Book at least 72 hours in advance.

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 travelling 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.

This service needs to be booked at least 72 hours in advance but preferably a week or two before you need the service to ensure availability.

Booking Information Click here to book your private airport to hotel transfer in advance online.


Business class private transfer from BCN Airport

Price Single: €67.30
Price Return: €134.60

Book at least 72 hours in advance.

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 transfer 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 occasion.

This service needs to be booked at least 72 hours in advance but preferably a week or two before you need the service to ensure availability.

Booking Information Click here to 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 Passeig de Gràcia 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. You then change at Passeig de Gràcia onto the Green Line metro and travel one stop to Diagonal. Your hotel is then 10 minutes walk from the metro.

T10 Ticket: €10.20

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. From here, the hotel is 10 minutes in a taxi. Alternatively, you can catch the metro from Catalunya to Diagonal, just two stops on the Green Line, from where the hotel is a 10 minute walk.


Car parks near HCristina Hotel Pensión Barcelona

Car Park Name Address Approximate Walking Distance to Car Park in Meters
SABA Gràcia I Passeig de Gràcia, 116 190 m
Travessera Parquing Pompeia Travessera de Gràcia, 112 300 m
Parking Windsor Vía Augusta, 2 bis 400 m
SABA BAMSA Gal.la Placídia Gal·la Placídia, 2 400 m

In a nutshell

HCristina Hotel Pensión is a small pensión, offering simple accommodation in an area where an affordable bed is hard to find. It is a better location for those wishing to shop rather than sunbathe. However, those looking for a budget pensión in the Gràcia area will be impressed by its prices and service.


HCristina Hotel Pensión
Gran Gràcia, 14
08012 Barcelona, España

metroMetro: Diagonal (Green Line, L3) and (Blue Line, L5)


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