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Review H10 Hotel Catalunya Plaza

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The Catalunya Plaza Hotel Barcelona
The Hotel Catalunya Plaza, which is in a striking building designed in 1892, still retains some of its original ornate ceilings. It is one of the only hotels which enjoy a location right on central Plaça de Catalunya in the heart of Barcelona. It is small and simple, and within walking distance of most of the tourist attractions Barcelona has to offer.

Hotel Facilities

The Restaurant Catalunya is on the first floor and specializes in Catalan cuisine. On the first floor, there is also a small lounge with a TV, an area with a computer linked up to the internet and a bar. The hotel offers a laundry service and a currency exchange. There are national and international papers ready for your perusal, and the reception can exchange your currency and help you hire a car.

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Business Facilities

The hotel Catalunya Plaza has a business corner with a computer and printer. There is also one meeting room which can hold up to 30 people and measures 31 metres squared.


The 46 rooms have been recently refurbished and all have a full en-suite bathroom with a hair dryer and scales. The rooms also feature air-conditioning, a TV with digital channels, high speed internet access, direct telephone and a mini-bar. There are safes in the rooms and also at reception. The location of the hotel means that the rooms facing the Plaça are offer both an historic view and natural light.

Hotel Location and facilities

The Picturesque Catalunya Plaza near outside the Hotel
The Picturesque Catalunya Plaza near outside the Hotel

Plaça de Catalunya is the busy hub of Barcelona and you are surrounded by sights of interest, cafes and restaurants all within easy walking distance of some vibrant shopping. However if you don't like noise or crowds then this is not the hotel for you.

There is a cash point and a café next to the Hotel Catalunya Plaza, and opposite on Ronda Universitat is an easy internet café. Corte Inglés is a huge department store across the Plaça that has a supermarket. Las Ramblas are 2 minutes away. The nearest metro is Plaça de Catalunya which is on your doorstep.

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 station, in about 25 minutes. Your hotel is a short 5 minute walk from the metro stop.

RENFE Train Ticket Prices
Single ticket: €4.60

Via Bus The Aerobus will also take you from the Airport to Catalunya station. The journey time is around 30 minutes. From Catalunya you have a short 1 minute walk to your hotel.

Aerobus Ticket Prices
Single ticket:

Car parks near H10 Hotel Catalunya Plaza

Car Park Name Address Approximate Walking Distance to Car Park in Meters
SABA BAMSA Rambla Catalunya Rambla Catalunya, 15 180 m
SABA Plaça de Catalunya Carrer de Rivadeneyra, 1 250 m
NN Bonsuccés Plaça del Bonsuccés, 7 450 m
SABA BAMSA Plaça dels Àngels Carrer dels Angels, 1 750 m

In a nutshell

The H10 Hotel Catalunya Plaza is a small, unfussy hotel in the focal point of much of Barcelona life. Good for those who want to be in the centre but perhaps not so suitable for those who like early nights. Perfect for people watching.

Editor's Note: There are two hotels in Barcelona with similar names. These are the Catalunya Plaza hotel (this review) which is in Plaça de Catalunya and then there is the Catalonia Plaza hotel which is in Plaça España. Make sure you're booking the right hotel.

H10 Hotel Catalunya Plaza
Plaça Catalunya, 7
08026 Barcelona, España.


metroMetro: Plaça de Catalunya (Green Line, L3) 1 minute

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