I was most impressed with this beautiful little hotel. Hotel Amister Barcelona is housed inside a refurbished classical building on a corner on Avenida Roma.
The road it is on isn't the prettiest but the hotel is on the edge of one of Barcelona's prettiest areas, Eixample, and the interior of the hotel will do wonders for a relaxed and comfortable state of mind. It really is beautiful and modern and so well thought-out, from the furniture to the lighting.
|Hotel Amister Lobby|
The Hotel Amister Barcelona has an in house restaurant called Mezzanine, and there is also a lovely funky-looking lobby bar where you can sample a delicious range of cocktails. This area also has Wi-Fi. There is no pool but there is a solarium if you want to top up your tan. The hotel uses its walls to exhibit colorful, contemporary work from Spanish artists. Also, children under the age of four get to stay free. The hotel also has an ironing and laundry service.
The Hotel Amister offers 3 rooms for any occasion. The rooms can hold from 10 to 50 people and are equipped with the latest technology (Wi-Fi, adsl). 2 have good natural light and all 3 have access for the disabled. The largest room is 80 metres squared and all can be changed by means of partition walls.
There are 52 rooms in the Amister Hotel Barcelona. There are rooms for non-smokers and for the disabled, and also there are some joined by an inter-connecting door. All rooms are fitted with air-conditioning, a safety box, Satellite TV, internet connection and desk. They have been designed in a sparse and modern way but are classy and comfortable. The Avenida Roma is not too busy, and the rooms are also soundproofed. There is also a mini-bar in each room, and you get a paper everyday.
The hotel Amister Barcelona has one suite and several privilege rooms which have a small lounge area with sofa.
|Hotel Amister Barcelona interior|
The area of Eixample is a beautiful place for a wander, the streets are leafy and the buildings are historically interesting and stunning. The nearby street of Valencia is a 2 minute walk and has a good range of facilities from supermarkets to bars and clothes shops. Close by there is a bank just on the next corner if you turn left out of the hotel, opposite that there is a snack bar and Pizza Hut if you feel the urge. The metro stop Sants Estacio is a 10 minute walk away and from there you can get into the centre of Barcelona in 10 minutes. Sants station is also one of Barcelona's main stations and has direct trains to the airport and to places of interest outside Barcelona. Also a short metro ride, or a longish walk away is Montjuïc and Plaça Espanya.
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. You will be travel 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.
Business class private transfer (advanced reservation required)
This is the highest quality private transport service specifically for people wanting a business-class quality transfer. This service is more expensive than the other tranfer services however you will be travelling in a higher 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 from your arrival gate at the airport. This service is suitable for business clients, VIP pick ups or if you have a special occassion.
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 Barcelona Sants (Estacio de Sants), in about 25 minutes. From here you have a 10 minute walk to the hotel.
RENFE Train Ticket Prices
Single ticket: €4.10
Via Bus: You could take the Aerobus from the Airport and get off at Plaça Espanya from here catch the green line metro to Barcelona Sants (Estacio de Sants). From here the hotel is about 10 minutes walk from the station.
Aerobus Ticket Prices
Single ticket: €5.90
Car parks near Hotel Amister Barcelona
|Car Park Name||Address||Approximate Walking Distance to Car Park in Meters|
|SABA BAMSA València - Calàbria||Carrer de València, 77||210 m|
|NN Urgell 2||Comte d'Urgell, 154||400 m|
|Ágora||Rosselló, 94-98||550 m|
An original and exciting little hotel perfect for those who like something a little bit different and modern. The staff are delightful and the hotel is in a good location for access to Eixample or Sants.
Hotel Amister Barcelona
Avinguda Roma, 93-5
Metro: Sants Estacio (Green Line, L3) 10 minutes walk