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Review Hotel Barcelona Apolo Affiliated by Meliá

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The Hotel Barcelona Apolo is mostly advertised as a business hotel and has impressive business facilities. However the hotel Barcelona Apolo central location just a 10 minute walk to Las Ramblas means that it is suitable for tourists as well.

Lobby and reception area at Hotel Barcelona Apolo
Lobby and reception area at Hotel Barcelona Apolo

Hotel Facilities

The Hotel Barcelona Apolo has a restaurant that serves all meals, as well as a café where you can get snacks. There is also a lobby bar where you can relax after work.

Outdoor restaurant at Hotel Barcelona Apolo
Outdoor restaurant at Hotel Barcelona Apolo

The hotel doesn't have it's own gym on the premises but there is a gym and sports hall 20 metres away from the hotel that the patrons are able to use free of charge. There is however a car park under the hotel.

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Business Facilities

The Hotel Barcelona Apolo is primarily a business hotel, and therefore it has a good range of facilities. There are 11 meeting rooms which can hold up to 600 people and are all equipped with the latest in audiovisual technology. The hotel also has a Public Relations and commercial department on hand to aid you in any way. The hotel will provide platforms and lecterns, as well as flipcharts and stationary for certain events. They also give you sweets free of charge which is a nice touch, and if you need any help with the installing or mending any equipment then there are suppliers nearby at your disposal.


There are 276 rooms in the Hotel Barcelona Apolo which includes rooms for non-smokers and for people with a disability. The rooms are modern and quite spacious, the location of the hotel means that the rooms facing out of the hotel get direct sunlight for the majority of the afternoon. The rooms all come with satellite TV, direct telephone line and modem connection, a mini-bar and a safe. The bathrooms have a hairdryer, and 24hr room service is available.

A room at Hotel Barcelona Apolo
A room at Hotel Barcelona Apolo

Hotel Barcelona Apolo Locale
Hotel Barcelona Apolo Locale

Hotel Location and Facilities

The hotel Barcelona Apolo has a central location for both business people and tourists. Plaça España and its events halls are a 15 minute walk away. Las Ramblas and the centre of town a 10 minute walk away. If walking isn't your thing then the metro stop Paral.lel is outside the hotel. There is a cash machine both in the lobby and just outside the hotel. Paral.lel also boasts a large number of cafes, Chinese restaurants and bars all along it. There is a pharmacy and a fruit and vegetable shop just opposite the hotel, as well as a newsagent.

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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 25 minutes.

Taxi Fare: €30.00  - €40.00

Via Train The RENFE train leaves the airport every half an hour and will take you to Passeig de Gràcia station in about 25 minutes. From Passeig de Gràcia station you need to change for the Green Line metroMetro to Paral.lel and your hotel is right outside the metro stop.

RENFE Train Ticket Prices
Single ticket: €4.60

Via Bus The Aerobus will also take you from the Airport to Plaça España. The journey time is around 30 minutes. From España station you need to take the green line metro to Paral.lel and your hotel is right outside the metro stop.

Aerobus Ticket Prices
Single ticket:

Car parks near Hotel Barcelona Apolo

Car Park Name Address Approximate Walking Distance to Car Park in Meters
PROMOPARC Vilà i Vilà Vila i Vila, 50 150 m
SABA BAMSA Paral.lel Carrer de l'Abat Safont, 2 200 m

In a nutshell

The Hotel Barcelona Apolo is a large hotel dedicated to business but providing good service to tourists as well. Central location means any sights of interest are a short walk or metro ride away.

Hotel Barcelona Apolo
Avinguda Paral.lel, 57-9
08004 Barcelona, España.


metroMetro: Paral lel (Green Line, L3) and (Purple Line, L2) outside hotel

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