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Hotel SOFIA Gran Barcelona
The huge marble-clad lobby, with a grand chandelier, spells 5 Star luxury from the moment you set foot in the Hotel  SOFIA Barcelona. That is if you hadn't noticed the immaculate green lawn and suited doorman outside. This hotel is located in a busy financial district and is well suited to cater for business people who want comfort and luxury.

Hotel Facilities

The Hotel SOFIA 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 SOFIA Gran Gardens
Hotel SOFIA 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.

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Business facilities

The Hotel SOFIA 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 SOFIA 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.

Hotel Location and Facilities

Location of Hotel SOFIA Gran hotel in Barcelona
Location of Hotel SOFIA Gran hotel in Barcelona

The Hotel SOFIA 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.

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 Barcelona Sants (Sants Estació) , in about 25 minutes. You then have to change here for the Green Line metroMetro to Maria Cristina and the hotel is a short 3 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 the city centre. You need to get off at Plaça España station. The journey time is around 25 minutes. From Plaça España you need to catch the Green Line metroMetro to Maria Cristina and the hotel is a short 3 minutes walk from the metro stop.

Aerobus Ticket Prices
Single ticket:

Car parks near Hotel SOFIA Barcelona

Car Park Name Address Approximate Walking Distance to Car Park in Meters
BSM Tanatori Les Corts Avinguda Joan XXIII, 23-25 300 m
NN Pedralbes Lluis Pericot, 12 300 m

In a nutshell

The Hotel  SOFIA is a luxurious hotel with business high on the agenda.

Plaza Pio XII, 4
08028 Barcelona, España.


metroMetro: Maria Cristina (Green Line, L3) 3 minutes walk

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