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Hotel Nouvel Barcelona
There is no denying that the façade of the hotel Nouvel Barcelona, and the lobby is historically stunning, so I felt a little let down at the interior of the hotel. However it is not without charm, the hotel was packed when I went to visit, probably due to its central location just off Las Ramblas on a popular shopping street.

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Hotel Facilities

The hotel Nouvel Barcelona does not have many facilities like a pool or a sun terrace, the size of the old building perhaps does not permit them. However there is an attached restaurant called la Lluna which has recently been restored and renovated and serves international cuisine. There is also a comfortable lounge area in the lobby.

Business Facilities

Hotel Nouvel Barcelona has no business facilities, it is therefore suited for tourist visitors.

Rooms at the Hotel Nouvel Barcelona

There are 78 rooms all have a bathroom, air-conditioning, satellite TV, a direct phone line and a few have a mini-bar and a safe. Some of the rooms have small balconies overlooking the bustling street below.

Hotel Location and facilities

Photo of Hotel Nouvel
Photo of Hotel Nouvel

It is the location of the Hotel Nouvel Barcelona that is its main advantage point. It is a 2 minute walk to Las Ramblas where you can enjoy the street performers on Barcelona's most famous road. The street on which the hotel is on is narrow and beautiful because it's part of the historic Gothic Quarter and thus the buildings are all old. The street also has some tempting bakeries and cafes, as well as little shops in which to browse. Head in the opposite direction to Las Ramblas and you are heading into the Gothic quarter, the cathedral is a short walk away. However before you get to the cathedral you will find yourself on one of Barcelona's best shopping streets, Avenida Portal de L'Angel. The nearest metro stop is Plaça de Catalunya, 5 minutes away, but when everything you want to see is so close I don't suppose the metro is important. There are several cash points and pharmacies nearby on Las Ramblas, as well as a large supermarket called Carrefour Express which is directly opposite as you enter from the hotel's street onto Las Ramblas. Also Corte Inglés which is department store, is just at the end of the street.

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. The hotel is a 10 minute walk from the metro.

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. You have a 5 minute walk to your the Hotel from the station.

Aerobus Ticket Prices
Single ticket:

Car parks near Hotel Nouvel Barcelona

Car Park Name Address Approximate Walking Distance to Car Park in Meters
NN Bonsuccés Plaça del Bonsuccés, 7 210 m
SABA Plaça de Catalunya Carrer de Rivadeneyra, 1 290 m
NN Palau de la Música Carrer de Ramon Mas, 1 400 m
BSM La Boquería Floristes de la Rambla 550 m

In a nutshell

The hotel Nouvel Barcelona is a basic hotel, in an amazing building and close to many sights of interest. Good for tourists and those who don't mind a bit of noise, popular with young people.

Hotel Nouvel Barcelona
Carrer Santa Ana, 18-20
08002 Barcelona, España.


metroMetro: Plaça de Catalunya (Green Line, L3) 5 minutes.

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