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Hotel Rialto Barcelona
Hotel Rialto is located inside a historic building on the busy street Calle Ferran that links Las Ramblas with Via Laietana, another main road. The Rialto is in the heart of the Gothic Quarter, just a short walk from many of the city's main attractions, such as the Gothic Cathedral and Las Ramblas.

Hotel Facilities

Hotel Rialto has access for people with a disability. The hotel provides a currency exchange service, and there is a safe available for use at the reception. Dogs are also allowed in the hotel. There is a restaurant, the Miró, that serves food straight from the famous Boqueria market, and is rather rustic in style. There is also a snack-bar and a breakfast room. There is a comfortable lounge, full of squashy brown leather sofa in the lobby area, this is a prefect place to relax, read the paper and watch the world go by.

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Business Facilities

Hotel Rialto does have a meeting room available for functions. Its maximum capacity is 15 people.


The hotel has 197 rooms which are all decorated in a rustic manner. The Miró suite is decorated with its namesake in mind and has touches of fluid modern design. The rooms all have a fully-equipped en-suite bathroom, air-conditioning and heating, a TV, a direct phone line and a mini-bar. Calle Ferran is quite noisy at all times of day and night but the rooms are soundproofed to protect you from the worst of it. Nevertheless if you are affected by noise then ask for a room at the back of the hotel.

Area around hotel rialto
Area around hotel rialto

Hotel Location and Facilities

Calle Ferran is a wide and busy street full of shops, cafes and restaurants. To the left of the hotel there is the attractive Plaça Sant Jaume which is home to the Town Hall and the Government Palace, both impressive buildings. If you carry on through the square and keep going you can go to trendy el Borne area which is a good place to go out for drinks in the evening. The Gothic Cathedral is a 5 minute walk away, with interesting shopping on Calle Avinyo, just off Ferran. There is a cashpoint is just next to the hotel. Plaça Reial is also just off Calle Ferran and is packed day and night with people and people-watchers sitting in the cafes and restaurants. Also if you want a taste of home, or indeed beer, then there are 4 Irish pubs for you to choose from all at the Ramblas end of the road. In case of any emergencies there is also a pharmacy just opposite the hotel. Also 2 blocks up from the hotel is a bakery.

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. From Passeig de Gràcia you need to catch the Yellow line metroMetro to Jaume 1. The hotel is a short 5 minute walk from the metro station.

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 need to take the green line metro to Passeig de Gràcia and then change for the Yellow Line to Jaume 1. The hotel is a short 5 minute walk from the metro station.

Aerobus Ticket Prices
Single ticket:

Car parks near Hotel Rialto Barcelona

Car Park Name Address Approximate Walking Distance to Car Park in Meters
Laietana Princesa Vía Laietana, 20 300 m
Edén Carrer Nou de la Rambla, 12 450 m
SABA Catedral Avinguda de la Catedral, 8 450 m
SABA BAMSA Francesc Cambó Avinguda de Francesc Cambó, 10 550 m

In a nutshell

Potentially noisy but good central location, this hotel would suit all types of tourist, as long as they want to be in the middle of the city's action day and night.

Carrer de Ferran, 42
08002 Barcelona, España.


metroMetro: Jaume 1 (Yellow Line, L4) 5 minutes Walk

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