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Review InterContinental Barcelona Hotel Barcelona

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Just off Plaça España, hidden down an unassuming road stands the InterContinental Barcelona Hotel Barcelona. The standard grey façade shows nothing of the splendour that awaits guests on entrance to the huge lobby. In the lobby area there are several different lounge areas where you can take a rest on the comfortable, classically-upholstered sofas and muse over the paintings for sale which line the walls. This hotel is opulent and welcoming.

Hotel Facilities

Lobby Area
Lobby Area

The InterContinental Barcelona hotel Barcelona has a main restaurant called El Mall which is rustic in ambience and décor and serves international as well as Catalan food for those feeling a little bit more adventurous. There is also a large piano bar rather comically called Scruples which has live music every evening and a smaller restaurant which serves a buffet breakfast. The hotel facilities are impressive, there is a drugstore and, a souvenir boutique in the lobby. The gym is large, and there is also an indoor swimming pool, a sauna, massages are available and there is even a hairdresser and, a squash court. The car park has room for 235 cars, and the hotel has a laundry service. Also, my favourite gadget was the satellite newspaper machine in the lobby which can print out any paper in the world in 2 minutes.

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Business Facilities

The businesses facilities are also impressive. There are 18 soundproofed rooms to be used however you wish, the largest can hold 2,500 people. There is direct access from street level for those who come by car, and a variety of services such as video conferencing available. You can hire all types of audiovisual equipment as well.


The InterContinental Barcelona hotel Barcelona claims to have the largest bedrooms in the city and I wouldn't doubt it. There are 276 rooms each measuring 42 square metres. In fact most have 2 queen size beds. The rooms are comfortable and soundproofed and the bathrooms are made from Italian marble. All rooms have satellite TV, radio, movie channels, a safe, mini-bar and wireless internet.

Hotel Location and Amenities

Lobby of InterContinental Barcelona Hotel.
Lobby of InterContinental Barcelona Hotel.

The InterContinental Barcelona hotel is in perfect location for the InterContinental, Barcelona's huge halls which hold different conventions and shows every month. The InterContinental is right in front of the incredibly beautiful Palau Nacional, which is the museum of Catalan art, in front of which is the Magic Fountain. The metro is España and is a 5 minute walk away and from there you can get into the centre of town in 10 minutes. Alternatively off Plaça España are 2 of Barcelona's largest roads, Gran Via and Paral.lel both of which are pleasant to stroll down. The road on which the hotel is situated also has quite a few nice looking restaurants and cafes and there are cash points a 5 minute walk away down Paral.lel or on Plaça España.

Close by there is also all the entertainment you could want in the form of Poble Espanyol, which is a village constructed in the different styles of Spanish architecture, here there are craft shops, fairs and at night bars and clubs.

Our Insider Tip

Audio guide to Barcelona's main attractions with transport pass included

The BCN Essentials Pass is like having your own personal guide to Barcelona, with the added bonus of unlimited travel on the city's public transport, including metro, tram, and RENFE airport train. This all-in-one pass grants you admission to top attractions like Sagrada Familia and Park Guell, and comes with an audio guide and interactive maps to enrich your experience. Delivered straight to your email after ordering, it enables you to explore Barcelona at your own pace.

How to travel from the airport to the hotel

Booking your airport transport in advance online

With a private transfer service the driver will be waiting for you at the designated meeting point given to you on the booking voucher. The driver will help you with your bags to the vehicle and then drive you to your hotel. Private transfers are independent of the the public transport system. This means if there is a public transport strike these services will continue to operate.

Public transport transfer options

Via Taxi A taxi from the airport should take about 25 minutes.

Taxi Fare: €30.00  - €40.00

Via Train The RENFE train leaves the airport every half an hour and will take you to Barcelona Sants (Estació de Sants), in about 20 minutes. From Sants take the Green line metro to Plaça España and the hotel is about 10 minutes walk from the station.

RENFE Train Ticket Prices
Single ticket: €4.60

Via Bus You could take the Aerobus from the Airport and get off at Plaça España from here the hotel is a 10 minute walk.

Aerobus Ticket Prices
Single ticket:

Car parks near InterContinental Barcelona Hotel Barcelona

Car Park Name Address Approximate Walking Distance to Car Park in Meters
BSM Ciutat del Teatre França Xica, 35 350 m
BSM Rius i Taulet Avinguda de la Reina Maria Cristina, 16 400 m
BSM Plaça Navas Carrer de Jaume Fabra, 12 600 m
NN Rocafort Rocafort, 64 800 m

In a nutshell

The InterContinental Barcelona Hotel Barcelona is a gem of luxury just minutes away from the picturesque Plaça España The location is convenient for access to the centre, and reasonably quiet and the hotel itself is perfect for those in Barcelona for business or pleasure.

InterContinental Barcelona
Avinguda Rius y Taulet, 1-3
08004 Barcelona, España.


Metro: España (Red Line, L1) and (Green Line, L3) 10 minutes walk

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