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Hotel Neri Barcelona - Review

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This page will give you a full review of Hotel Neri Barcelona and includes descriptions of hotel facilities, rooms, local transport, guide to the hotel location and directions from Barcelona Airport.

Hotel Neri Barcelona, A designer hotel in the heart of the historic quarter

Hotel Neri is a 4 star recent addition to Barcelona's hotel portfolio and is a real hidden gem in the labyrinth of the Gothic quarter - the historic barrio. Due to its privileged location, the Neri is a secret to all but those in the know. I can tell you it's definitely worth being in the know because the Hotel Neri is a near-perfect hotel.

The hotel is in a renovated 17th century palace, which backs onto Plaça Sant Felip Neri which is a beautiful and little known Plaça, with palm tree and fountain. From the front entrance, the Cathedral is less than 20 metres, but because the alley on which the hotel is on is so unassuming, you get to miss out on all the usual tourist traffic of the area.

Hotel Neri is in the heart of the historic quarter of Barcelona.
Hotel Neri is in the heart of the historic quarter of Barcelona.

From the minute I walked into Hotel Neri Barcelona I felt at home (expensive tastes). As you walk in the reception is on the right, and the staff are friendly and accommodating. The hall has the original arch and to your left is a charming little library with papers and books laid out for your reading pleasure. Just outside the front door are 2 electrical bikes which are available for guests to hire.

Hotel Neri Rooms

There are 22 rooms in the hotel Neri which are all in keeping with the serenity and elegance of the public areas of the hotel. The rooms continue with the theme of the rustic mixed with the contemporary and have such idiosyncrasies as original brick walls combined with plasma screen TVs. All rooms have air-conditioning, mini-bar, Hi-Fi, internet and butler service. As well as lovely little touches such as fresh flowers everyday and a choice of pillow filling.

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Neri Hotel Facilities

Each of the 3 floors in the Hotel Neri have a theme which can be seen in the large paintings that hang above all the beds, the 1st floor has a renaissance theme, the 2nd flowers and on the 3rd you will find paintings of horizons. Another sweet touch is the way that the stone is used in the bathrooms. Quartzite was chosen because of its powers of freeing negative energy.

Hotel Neri Barcelona roof terrace
Hotel Neri Barcelona roof terrace

Other facilities include a restaurant that has a menu del dia and an evening menu which includes pigeon and ostrich among its delicacies. The chef Jordi Ruiz used to work in the world-renowned El Bulli and enjoys bringing Arabic touches to his mainly Mediterranean menu.

There is also a gorgeous roof terrace covered with mattresses and deck chairs where you can soak up some sun and have a drink at the self-service bar.

Towels are there for guests, and if the sun all gets a bit much you can cool off in the outdoor showers.

Amenities in the Area

The Hotel Neri Barcelona is in easy walking distance of almost anything you could need. The closest metro is 7 minutes away: Jaume (Yellow Line, L4) but La Rambla and Plaça de Catalunya are just a 10 minute walk away, and from there you can get to any of 3 metro stops. The Cathedral is a stone's throw away. There is also a small Dalí museum on Calle Arcs, 5 which is a 5 minute walk, and if you continue that way you will arrive at one of Barcelona's best shopping streets Calle Portal d'Angel. This street is also where you will find a cash machine and is the way up to Plaça de Catalunya and Passeig de Gràcia if your shopping style is a little more up-market.

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.

A taxi ride into the centre of town, where the Neri is based, takes 25 minutes. However, bear in mind that because of the hotel's historic location, there are no parking spaces at the hotel and it is situated along a pedestrian street. So ask the cab driver to take you to Hotel Neri, and he should take you as far as he can, which will probably be the Av. De Cathedral. From here, if you need assistance, you can call the Hotel reception.

Taxi Fare: €30.00

Train You can catch the RENFE train to Passeig de Gràcia which takes 25 minutes. From Passeig de Gràcia you need to change for the Green line metro to Liceu. Your hotel is then 5 minute walk from the metro stop.

RENFE Train Ticket Prices
Single ticket: €4.60

Aerobus catch the Aerobus from outside the Airport T1 or T2 (A, B or C). The bus takes 30 minutes and will take you to Plaça Catalunya from where you can walk to Hotel Neri in about 15 minutes.

Aerobus Ticket Prices
Single ticket:

Car parks near Hotel Neri Barcelona

Car Park Name Address Approximate Walking Distance to Car Park in Meters
SABA Catedral Avinguda de la Catedral, 8 300 m
SABA BAMSA Francesc Cambó Avinguda de Francesc Cambó, 10 400 m
Laietana Princesa Vía Laietana, 20 400 m

In a nutshell

Hotel Neri is the kind of place I can imagine celebrities using as a hide-out. The hotel is a modern day classic, old mixed with new, rustic with modern and all done in the subtlest and most tasteful way. I was taken with this hotel. Maybe the Hotel Neri doesn't have the size or the facilities of some of the larger hotels but it makes up for it with its own special charm.

Carrer Sant Sever, 5
08002 Barcelona, España.


Tel: +34 93 304 0655

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