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Hotel Arts Barcelona

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Picture of Hotel Arts Barcelona

This page will give you a detailed review of the Arts Hotel Barcelona. with photos, description of the area in which this hotel is based along with essential tips for staying in this 5 star luxury hotel in Barcelona.

For many visitors the Hotel Arts Barcelona is one of the most popular five Star Luxury Hotels in the city. Owned by the Ritz Carlton group (not to be confused with the Ritz hotel which is in another part of town) it offers modern and high quality accommodation in Barcelona.

The views from the four sides of The Arts Hotel

View from the Hotel Arts if you have a room at the front or at the left side.
View from the Hotel Arts if you have a room at the front or at the left side.

You will have one of three possible views from the hotel depending on which side of the hotel your room is situated.

The first is of Barceloneta beach if you are at the front or the left side of the hotel as you look at the hotel from the picture at the top of this page (Hotel Arts is the building on the left side in the picture above).

View of the marina area from Hotel Arts Barcelona.
View of the marina area from Hotel Arts Barcelona.

See our page on the photo guide of Barceloneta beach.

Or if your room is on the right hand side you will have a view of Port Olimpico marina. See our photo guide of Port Olimpico.

However if your room is at the back of the hotel you will have a view of Avenue Icària - a road as shown in the photo below.

View from the back of arts hotel
View from the back of arts hotel

If you want to specify which view you can have when you book look for a hotel reservation company that specifies the view on the order form.

Hotel Arts Barcelona Location

Situated in the marina area of Port Olimpico the Hotel Arts is only a few minutes walk from the beach.

The hotel location, although in the city centre, is not in the heart of the city centre. For many, this is not a problem as the metro is only 5 minutes walk away, and you are only 4 stops (10 minutes journey by metro) to Passeig de Gràcia and the very centre of Barcelona. If you want to walk along the beach to the city centre you have about a 30 minutes walk, or a 10 minute journey by taxi.

Some people prefer their hotel to be situated only minutes walk away from where all the action is. If that is what you want you may need to consider another hotel closer to the Ramblas or Plaça de Catalunya instead.

There are advantages to Hotel Arts Barcelona location apart from the beach and marina being close by. You will have a quiet room which means a peaceful night's sleep. Before I moved to Barcelona I came here on holiday at least once per year for the past 10 years (I usually have 2 holidays per year, so I always went somewhere else for the second break). As a result of those visits, I stayed in hotels in many locations in Barcelona city centre. I can tell you that the heart of the city centre is noisy - especially at night when the city comes alive. If you want to be guaranteed of a quiet night's sleep without noise from the street, it's recommended you stay in a hotel outside of the very centre or at least away from busy roads. In which case the Arts hotel Barcelona is in a perfect location.

Many internet hotel reservation sites claim that city centre hotels are soundproofed however from my experience this is not always the case, and you will have to take what they say with a pinch of salt. By choosing a hotel away from all the hustle and bustle, you can be sure of a quiet night's sleep.

What Does Hotel Arts Barcelona Offer You?

If you are looking for style, beach location, and a guaranteed peaceful nights sleep Hotel Arts Barcelona is an excellent choice especially if you can afford the room rates. You will benefit from a modern hotel with rooms of a high standard. You can also be rest assured that the Barcelona Arts Hotel is worthy of its 5 star Luxury hotel rating - something that cannot be said about some other 5 star hotels in Barcelona.

If you are coming to Barcelona on a special occasion like a wedding anniversary or honeymoon, then the Arts hotel is ideally located in one of the most romantic areas of Barcelona (after the Cathedral area -the top romance spot). You can walk along the seafront promenade at night with soft lights, palm trees, and the sound of the sea washing up on the sand.

In summary, if you choose to stay at the Hotel Arts you will benefit from a modern hotel worthy of the 5 Star luxury rating, in a quiet location of Barcelona near the beaches and marina area.

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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.

Car parks near Hotel Arts Barcelona

Car Park Name Address Approximate Walking Distance to Car Park in Meters
BSM Marina Port Marina, 13-17 0 m
BSM Litoral Port Avinguda del Litoral, 34 100 m
BSM Biomèdic Carrer del Dr. Aiguader, 88 350 m
BSM Wellington - Zoo Ramón Trías Fargas, 23 600 m

Hotel Arts
Carrer de la Marina, 19-21
08005 Barcelona, España.


metro - subwayMetro: Ciutadella Vila Olimpica (Yellow Line, L4) 10 minutes walk.

Reviews of Other 5 Star Hotels in Barcelona

Eurostars Grand Marina Hotel Barcelona based near the Port Vell area of Barcelona this hotel is ideally placed for easy access to the heart of Barcelona city centre and has views of the marina area.

Claris Barcelona - based about 20 minutes walk from Plaça de Catalunya and only 5 minutes from Passeig de Gràcia this hotel is in a convenient location. Hotel Claris is also host to the Stella restaurant which has become popular as a top restaurant in its own right.

Le Meridien based on the Ramblas you couldn't get more central a location in Barcelona.

Palace Hotel Barcelona, Spain The Palace Hotel is based only 10 minutes walk to Plaça de Catalunya you will also be in an ideal location to explore the city.

Melia Barcelona based about 40 minutes walk to Plaça de Catalunya this 5 Star hotel is a little further out than the others however you do have a metro stop (hospital clinic see our Barcelona metro map) close by (10 minutes walk) from the hotel.

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