The Hotel Princesa Sofia Gran restaurant, or "gastronomic space" as they call it, is called Contraste and has a decked outdoor terrace. There is a grill, buffet and a la carte menu, and also occasionally live music in the evening. For leisure activities there is a mini-gym that is open 24 hours a day. Or you can make use of the Aqua Diagonal Wellness centre which has pools, a Jacuzzi, sauna and massages. There is also an attached café and beauty parlour.
|Hotel Princess Sofia Gran Gardens|
There is also an exclusive membership service called "The Club". If you become a member then you are entitled to personalized check in and out, use of 4 private lounges that have views over the city from the 18th floor. There is also a laundry service and in the lobby there are various shops and art galleries for your perusal.
The Hotel Princesa Sofia Gran Barcelona was built with business in mind, hence the 26 function rooms that are available. The function rooms can hold up to 1,000 people. If possible use the Top City Meeting room which is on the 19th floor and has views over the city. There are also business rooms available. These are large, decorated with black leather chairs and taupe walls and have dual telephone lines, laser fax equipment, printer, photocopier and voice mail.
The Hotel Princesa Sofia Gran is a heavyweight hotel which weighs in with 500 rooms and suites. The rooms are classically decorated in blue and ochre and have everything that you would expect from a 5 star hotel: mini-bar, voice mail, internet, marble bathrooms, satellite TV and safe boxes. The rooms are for the most part light as the hotel stands alone and there are rooms which face every direction.
|Location of Hotel Princess Sofia Gran hotel in Barcelona|
The Hotel Princesa Sofia Gran is located in the Les Corts area just off one of Barcelona's main roads, Diagonal. Just opposite the hotel is a bank and a café. Outside the hotel is a news stand and just down the road there is a pizza restaurant, another café and a pharmacy. Everything you could need really. Across the road opposite the hotel is a cash point. The metro stop Maria Cristina is 3 minute walk and from there you can get straight into the centre of Barcelona in 20 minutes. Just past the metro stop is Corte Inglés, saviour to all foreigners and the place where you will find everything you thought you'd never be able to get in Spain. Also Camp Nou is a short walk away if you are interested in football.
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.
Minibus shared transfer (advanced reservation required)
A shared minibus transfer option is cheaper than the private transfer. You would need to make your way to designated meeting point at the airport.
Private transfer (advanced reservation required)
With a private transfer service the driver will be waiting for you at your arrivals gate. He will have a board or a sign with your name on it so that you can easily identify him. The driver will help you with your bags to the vehicle and then drive you to your hotel.
Via Taxi A taxi from the airport should take about 25 minutes and cost around €30.00 - €35.00 .
Via Train The RENFE train leaves the airport every half an hour and will take you to Barcelona Sants (Sants Estacio) , in about 25 minutes and costs €4.10 for a single ticket. You then have to change here for the Green Line metro to Maria Cristina and the hotel is a short 3 minute walk from the metro.
Via Bus The Aerobus will also take you from the Airport to the city centre. You need to get off at Plaça Espanya station. The ticket costs €5.90 . The journey time is around 25 minutes. From Plaça Espanya you need to catch the Green Line metro to Maria Cristina and the hotel is a short 3 minutes walk from the metro stop.
The Hotel Princesa Sofia Gran is a luxurious hotel with business high on the agenda.
Princesa Sofia Gran Hotel - 5 Star
Plaza Pio XII, 4
08028 Barcelona, España.
Metro: Maria Cristina, (Green Line, L3) 3 minutes walk