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Similar to the Hotel Ilunion Barcelona, this Holiday Inn Express City [email protected] is located at the heart of the new 'Barcelona [email protected]'. This is a new area of business and technology that is currently being developed in the Poblenou area. This hotel offers a viable option for those looking for a practical, affordable and reliable place to stay. As an Express hotel, it offers few extra amenities or services and this is reflected in the prices, which are affordable (please see the rack rates below).

The hotel is also located conveniently close to the beach, as well as a metro that will take you into the centre of Barcelona. The hotel is, therefore, worth checking for cheap room deals that may prove a useful option for a beach break to Barcelona.

The hotel itself is plain. As a member of the Holiday Inn group, it maintains the patterns that can be found in all of their hotels. The décor is simple and modern, and the hotel is clean.

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Hotel Facilities

As an Express hotel, the company make a virtue out of slimming down on services to keep room costs low. The hotel does not offer room service, or a fitness centre.

Despite this, a continental breakfast is served at the hotel's small bar and is complimentary. This is a welcome addition to the room price, considering the fact that most hotels, including 5*s, charged for their breakfast.

Dry cleaning and laundry services are also available and Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel.

Business Facilities

Considering the hotel's location, in the centre of a growing business district, it offers the general standards for hotels catering to a business clientele. There is internet access and Wi-Fi throughout the hotel.

There are two meeting rooms available for hire. Both rooms accommodate between 15 and 20 people.

Facilities for People with a disability

The hotel has wheelchair access throughout. There are lifts to all floors.

There are two rooms on each of the six floors of the hotel that have been adapted for wheelchair users, with widened doors and lowered baths. That is a total of twelve rooms for people with a disability in the hotel- above the average.


The hotel contains 186 rooms. Each room offers the standard amenities including internet access and a telephone. It offers a television and air conditioning.

There is the option of family rooms that can sleep two adults and two children.

The hotel is located on a quiet street, meaning that there should not be issues surrounding noise pollution at night. Rooms on the top floor of the hotel could provide sea views. It is worth requesting a room that is beach-facing.

Hotel Location and Facilities

At first glance, Holiday Inn Express City [email protected] has little to offer in its immediate vicinity for tourists. However, upon further inspection, the area actually has a fair amount to offer outside of the hotel grounds.

The lack of a restaurant within the hotel means that you will need to look further afield for eating opportunities. The nearby Rambla de Poblenou provides various options, many of which are of a high quality.

The Rambla de Poblenou also offers many general amenities that you may need, including supermarkets, pharmacies and newsagents.

The hotel is situated ten minutes walk from Bogatell Beach and twenty minutes walk from the Forum, where both concerts and conferences take place. The Forum is also home to a famous new architectural structure -The Forum Building, containing an auditorium. It may not be to everybody's taste, but the water themed building is definitely worth a visit, with internal mirror systems on both the floor and ceiling that give the sensation of being under water.

The hotel is located close to Hotel Ilunion Barcelona. It is therefore worth checking this article for further information on what is in the vicinity of the hotel.

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How to travel from the airport to the hotel

Booking your airport transport in advance online

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. Private transfers are independent of the the public transport system. This means if there is a public transport strike these services will continue to operate.

Public transport transfer options

Via Taxi: A taxi from the airport should take about 35 minutes.

Taxi Fare: €30.00  - €40.00

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 not walking distance from the station. A taxi from the station will take about 15 minutes. Alternatively, you can take the metro from Barceloneta, which is around the corner from the station, to Llacuna Metro, which is on the same line. The hotel is 5 minutes walk from the metro.

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 not walking distance from Plaça de Catalunya. A taxi would take about 15 minutes. Alternatively you can take the Red Line metro from Catalunya to Urquinaona and here change for the Yellow Line and get off at Llacuna.

Car parks near Holiday Inn Express City [email protected] Hotel Barcelona

Car Park Name Address Approximate Walking Distance to Car Park in Meters
BSM Rambla Poblenou Rambla del Poblenou, 130 450 m
BSM Bilbao Llull Bilbao, 24s 750 m
COPARK Glorias Llacuna, 156 800 m

In a nutshell

Holiday Inn Express City [email protected] Barcelona 'does what it says on the tin'. It is a basic but reliable hotel, providing rates that are made affordable by its location and lack of extra services. Probably a more logical choice for business people visiting the area, it is made more valuable by being close to the beach and the up and coming Rambla de Poblenou.

Holiday Inn Express City [email protected]
Carrer Pallars, 203
08005 Barcelona, España.


metroMetro: Llacuna (Yellow Line, L4)

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