On arriving at Hotel Pulitzer I was surprised at how plain it looked on the outside compared to other four star hotels. However, on entering the building, I realised that the hotel's appeal lies within. Hotel Pulitzer is a small hotel, but it makes the most of its space- it has only 91 rooms over six floors and uses light colours and high ceilings to ensure that spaces feel large and inviting.
A glass elevator leads to a roof terrace with cushioned seating around the edge and wooden stools around high tables in the centre.
The hotel's 'Visit Bar and Restaurant' is sunny and light. The restaurant is in a conservatory area and seems as though it is the sort of place that is popular amongst both international travellers and Barcelona locals who know good food. On my trip to the hotel, the restaurant was busy, which is not always the case for hotel restaurants, suggesting that it may be a popular destination for people who are not necessarily staying in the hotel. The cocktail bar is inviting and has an extensive list of wine and cocktails. A menu known as the 'Easy Food' menu is also on offer for guests, with cheaper and less formal food available in the lobby or delivered to your room.
I found the hotel reception team eager to help in answering the various questions that I had about all aspects of the hotel. Room service is available 24 hours per day.
All guests are granted free and unlimited access to Holmes Place Fitness Centre, which is a few minutes walk from the hotel. It has a jacuzzi, gym, sauna and indoor pool. However, travellers who wish to spend a lot of time in their hotel may be more interested in accommodation with all of these facilities on-site.
The Hotel Pulitzer has little to offer for business meetings. However, there is a large table at the end of the lobby area that seats 15-20 people and, can be hired for functions. 24 hour Wi-Fi is also free and available throughout the hotel- in all rooms and communal areas. Pulitzer's sister hotel, Regina, is located next door and provides a wider range of services for businesses, including two special meeting rooms.
There are two rooms available at the hotel catering for customers with a disability. They offer a ramp into the room and a special bath. There is wheelchair access to the building and lifts to all floors. Not all rooms have doors wide enough for wheelchair access. However, the special rooms for people with a disability are suitable for both motor and non-motor wheelchairs, both at the exterior door and the door to the bathroom.
There are 91 rooms at Hotel Pulitzer, five are Superior, and one is a Suite.
The Standard Rooms provide either Double Queen or Twin Beds. The hotel is narrow and tall, ensuring that all rooms offer an outward-facing view with windows onto the street.
All rooms are equipped with Plasma and Cable TV, a telephone, mini-bar and dressing gowns. There is a control panel that allows you to adjust both the light and temperature in the room.
Hotel Pulitzer is a well-located hotel for those looking for an activity-filled city break. Just off Plaça de Catalunya, it is in walking distance of many of the city's most popular areas. Areas such as Sagrada Família and the beach can be reached via the nearby Metro- Catalunya. Those looking for a beach holiday may wish to choose a hotel closer to the port.
Cash machines, pharmacies and internet cafes are easy to find in the surrounding area.
Located at the top of the Ramblas, you will be in the centre of the action. The hotel sits in the Raval area, which is said to be cutting edge as it is popular amongst a younger crowd for its bars, independent shops and cafes. It also offers dining opportunities in independent and local places, away from the often higher priced restaurants in the tourist areas.
For shopaholics the hotel is a central point between Barcelona's varied shopping opportunities. On your doorstep is the Triangle shopping centre, with chain shops such as Habitat, FNAC and Sephora. The Corte Inglés department store is popular amongst the Spanish for providing a wide variety of products, from clothing to technical goods and groceries and is on Plaça de Catalunya. Five minutes walk away is Passeig de Gràcia, famous for all of the major design houses.
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 in about 25 minutes. The hotel is about 15 minutes walk from the station. Alternatively, you can take L3 (the green line) to Catalunya Metro in Plaça de Catalunya. The hotel is a one minute walk from the Metro station.
RENFE Train Ticket Prices
Single ticket: €4.60
Via Bus: Take the 'Aerobus' to Plaça de Catalunya from directly outside the airport. The buses generally run every 15 minutes or less and the journey time is 30 minutes. The hotel is a one minute walk from Plaça de Catalunya.
Car parks near Hotel Pulitzer Barcelona
|Car Park Name||Address||Approximate Walking Distance to Car Park in Meters|
|SABA Plaça de Catalunya||Carrer de Rivadeneyra, 1||290 m|
|SABA BAMSA Rambla Catalunya||Rambla Catalunya, 15||350 m|
|NN Bonsuccés||Plaça del Bonsuccés, 7||450 m|
|SABA BAMSA Plaça dels Àngels||Carrer dels Angels, 1||700 m|
Hotel Pulitzer's plain exterior hides a modern and stylish interior with modern design and trendy styles. Affordable rates and an ageless appeal give the hotel a welcoming feel that is often hard to find in upmarket hotels. The location is second to none for those who wish to be in the centre of the Barcelona action.
Carrer Bergara, 8
08002 Barcelona, España.
Tel: +34 93 481 6767
Metro: Catalunya (Green Line, L3).