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Review Leonardo Gran Via Hotel Barcelona

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Leonardo Gran Via Hotel Barcelona is a standard three star hotel located conveniently close to Plaça España. This renders it a useful option for those attending conventions at the Fira de Barcelona conference centre. The hotel itself is standard and simple. However, it has a hidden added bonus. It sits a 10 - 15 minute walk from its sister hotel, St Moritz. This hotel is a four star, and it offers its facilities to customers of Leonardo Gran Via. These facilities include a pool and an outdoor terrace area.

The hotel lobby is large; with sand-coloured marble floors and a deep green marble wall. The front desk is wide and sits before a gaping open space, giving the hotel a sense of grandeur. The hotel is likely to be popular with businesses - firstly, for its location close to the Fira de Barcelona and secondly, due to its meeting room facilities (detailed below).

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Hotel Facilities

Hotel Leonardo Gran Via has no pool or gym. However, guests are granted access to all other hotels in the HCC groups. Some of these hotels, including the nearby St Moritz, are four-star. They offer a pool and terrace area.

There is a bar in the hotel. There is no restaurant in the hotel.

No pets are allowed in the hotel.

Business Facilities

There are two meeting rooms in the hotel. One holds approximately 100 people; the other holds approximately 50 people.

There is free Wi-Fi in the reception area and bar of the hotel for all guests. There is one computer with internet access for guests' use.

Facilities for People with a disability

There are 3 rooms in the hotel that have been adapted for people with a disability use. They have widened doors and extra bathrooms with a special bath. There are lifts to all floors.


There are a total of 100 rooms in the hotel, over 7 floors. All rooms are either twins, doubles or triples. It is possible to add an extra bed to the rooms. This is free of charge for children under 12. Cots are also available for the rooms free of charge.

For those hoping for a quiet room, it is best to reserve one in the interior of the building. However, the rooms at the front of the building have double-glazed windows.

All rooms include satellite television, telephone, air-conditioning, a mini-bar and a safe.

Hotel Location and Facilities

Leonardo Gran Via Hotel is located a few minutes walk from Gran Via Corts Catalanes. This is a major road, linking Plaza Universitat to Plaça España. However, the road does not just act as a thoroughfare, it holds much of interest itself. Casa Golferichs is located on the road, at number 491. This is a small building that houses a civic centre and is beautiful from the exterior, due to its wooden arches and colourful tiles.

Casa Golferichs Escriba
Casa Golferichs Escriba

Also on Gran Via Corts Catalanes, at number 546, is one of Barcelona's best patisseries - Escriba. This is a creative space, famed for its interesting creations. These include rings made from intricate patterns in sweets, red chocolate lips and bespoke celebratory cakes. It is possible to watch these works of wonder being created in a small workshop at the back of the shop. There is also a small café in the building.

At number 616 of Gran Via Corts Catalanes there is Barcelona's biggest travel bookshop. Even if you have no interest in buying a travel book, it is worth a visit for its beautiful interior. Its exposed pipes, comfortable couches and dim lamps give the space an air of magic in keeping with all of the old bookshops.

Many people staying at the hotel will be pleased by its close proximity to Fira de Barcelona. This is one of Barcelona's largest conference centres, where large conventions take place throughout the year.

Most necessary amenities can be found on Gran Via Cort Catalanes and its surrounding areas. These include pharmacies, banks, internet cafés and bureaux de change.

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 in 25 minutes. You can either use the T-Casual transport ticket from the airport (a ticket for 10 separate journeys on Barcelona public transport system) or you can buy a single fare ticket. You then change at Passeig de Gràcia onto the Yellow Line metro and travel one stop to Urquinaona and then change onto the Red Line and travel to Rocafort. Your hotel is then 10 minutes walk from the metro.

T-Casual Ticket: €11.35

RENFE Train Ticket Prices
Single ticket: €4.60

Via Bus: Take the 'Aerobus' to Plaça de Catalunya from directly outside the airport. The Aerobus generally runs every 10 - 15 minutes and the journey time is 30 minutes. The hotel is about a 30 minute walk from here. If you take a taxi it will take about 10 - 15 minutes. Alternatively, you can catch the metro from Plaça de Catalunya to Rocafort on the Red Line; from here the hotel is a 10 minute walk.

Car parks near Leonardo Gran Via Hotel Barcelona

Car Park Name Address Approximate Walking Distance to Car Park in Meters
NN Rocafort Rocafort, 64 450 m
Parking Gran Vía Calle Entença, 61 450 m
Villur Carrer del Comte d'Urgell 56 550 m
SABA BAMSA València - Calàbria Carrer de València, 77 550 m

In a nutshell

Leonardo Gran Via Barcelona is a standard hotel that offers the added bonus of a pass to its more glamorous sister hotels. It is likely to be popular amongst those attending conventions at Fira de Barcelona conference centre. However, it is still well placed for tourists - within 15 minutes walking distance of the Ramblas and Passeig de Gràcia.

Leonardo Gran Via
Diputació, 100
08015 Barcelona, España.


MetroMetro: Rocafort (Red Line, L1)

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