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Review HLG CityPark Pelayo Hotel Barcelona

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HLG CityPark Pelayo Hotel
HLG CityPark Pelayo Hotel Barcelona is located at the heart of Barcelona's touristic centre. It sits on the road that links Plaza Catalunya to Plaza Universitat - two of the city's most well-known squares. It is a tiny hotel with a modern feel. The lobby area is small, with no seating area. It is filled by a hexagonal wooden front desk with wide white lampshades looking down onto it. The theme is black, and cream and the area is given a sense of space due to its glass façade.

There are few amenities in the hotel, with no spa gym or business facilities. However, the hotel is likely to appeal to active tourists who hope to be in the centre of the action and need little more from their hotel than a place to rest their head.

Despite the hotel's small size it can offer triple rooms, which may be useful for small families or groups of friends.

Hotel Facilities

There is no pool or gym in the hotel. There is no restaurant. There is no bar in the hotel.

Room service is not available.

No pets are allowed in the hotel.

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Business Facilities

There are no meeting rooms available in the hotel.

There is also no Wi-Fi or computers.

Facilities for People with a disability

There are 2 rooms available in the hotel that are suitable for wheelchair users. They have widened doors and adapted bathrooms. There are lifts to all floors.


There are a total of 47 rooms in the hotel over 6 floors. The rooms available are singles, twins, doubles and triples. There is also one suite that sleeps two people and has its own Jacuzzi.

All rooms have double-glazing. However, it is worth noting that the hotel is located on a major road. All of the rooms are exterior. The rooms on the first floor and at the corners of the hotel have balconies.

All rooms include air conditioning, a safe, a coffee maker and a mini-bar.

Hotel Location and Facilities

The hotel's location may prove to be one of its most attractive features to tourists. It is located on a road that comes off of Plaça de Catalunya. This Plaza sits at the top of the Ramblas - Barcelona's most famous street. This street is popular due to its street entertainers, souvenir shops and terraces. Be warned that food and drink on this strip will be more expensive than at places just off the Ramblas and not necessarily good quality due to its popularity with tourists.

El Triangle Shopping Centre
El Triangle Shopping Centre

The hotel is located a 1 minute walk from the Triangle shopping centre. This is a small but modern shopping centre containing a FNAC (music and technology shop), Sephora (make-up and cosmetics shop) and a Habitat (home furnishings shop). It also contains chains such as Häagen-Dazs and Subway.

Those looking for a more authentic Barcelona experience can head down one of the streets opposite the hotel such as Calle Tallers, into the heart of Raval. This area is known for being the most rough and ready section of Barcelona's old town, but it contains many gems. It is popular amongst locals for its trendy bars, independent shops and small galleries. It is the home of the MACBA modern art museum and the CCCB centre of contemporary culture.

In the other direction a more affluent part of town can be found. The hotel is a 5 minute walk from Passeig de Gràcia. This wide street is paved with patterned paving stones and lined with ornate wrought iron street lamps. It is one of Barcelona's major shopping locations and is the home of many designer stores such as Gucci, Prada and Burberry.

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.

Bus shared transfer from BCN Airport to designated drop off points

Price Single: €13.59
Price Return: €27.18

Book at least 48 hours in advance.

This service is the cheapest of the bus 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 48 hours before you need it but preferably a week before you need it. It is best to book early to ensure availability especially during peak tourist seasons from April to September.

Private transfer from BCN Airport

Price Single: €39.93
Price Return: €79.86

Book at least 48 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 48 hours in advance but preferably a week or two before you need the service to ensure availability.

Business class private transfer from BCN Airport

Price Single: €67.19
Price Return: €134.38

Book at least 48 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 48 hours in advance but preferably a week or two before you need the service to ensure availability.

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. The T-Casual ticket gives you 10 separate journeys on Barcelona public transport system or you can buy a single fare train ticket. The hotel is a 10 minute walk from the station. Alternatively, you can take the purple line metro at Passeig de Gràcia to Universitat; from the metro station the hotel is a 2 minute walk.

T-Casual Ticket: €11.35

RENFE Train Ticket Prices
Single ticket: €4.60

Via Bus: Take the 'Aerobus' to Plaza Universitat from directly outside the airport. The Aerobus generally runs every 10 - 15 minutes and the journey time is 30 minutes. The hotel is a 2 minute walk from Plaza Universitat.

Car parks near HLG CityPark Pelayo Hotel Barcelona

Car Park Name Address Approximate Walking Distance to Car Park in Meters
SABA BAMSA Rambla Catalunya Rambla Catalunya, 15 450 m
NN Bonsuccés Plaça del Bonsuccés, 7 500 m
SABA Plaça de Catalunya Plaça de Catalunya 500 m
SABA BAMSA Plaça dels Àngels Carrer dels Angels, 1 600 m

In a nutshell

HLG CityPark Pelayo Hotel Barcelona is small but sweet - centrally located with affordable rates. Its clean and bright interior sets an example for other hotels in the area where central location is often an excuse for shabbiness. The small space and lack of amenities may not appeal to those looking for a luxury hotel experience.

HLG CityPark Pelayo
Carrer Pelai, 1
08032 Barcelona, España.


MetroMetro: Universitat (Red Line, L1) and (Purple Line, L2)

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