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Miramar Hotel
Hotel Miramar has to be seen to be believed. It is a step back into the past - a twenties Art Deco style building worthy of the Great Gatsby, on a hilltop location. Visitors to the Montjuïc area of Barcelona are likely to have seen it. Montjuïc is one of the two large hills that flank the city of Barcelona. It is home to many attractions including a castle, the Miró museum and botanical gardens. The hotel sits proudly at the centre of all of this, looking down over the city and offering impressive views.

Miramar Hotel Entrance
Miramar Hotel Entrance

Its lobby area sits at the back of the hotel, accessed through the car park. A large water feature flows from above, with thick iron chains punctuating a cascading waterfall. The lobby area is large, with dim lighting and a subdued atmosphere. Cream marble floors are covered with thick black rugs. A bar area with low leather couches adds some diversity to the space.

Miramar Hotel is likely to appeal to those wishing for a complete breakaway. Its remote location ensures that it is picturesque and peaceful. However, it also makes it reasonably difficult to get to - access is either via cable car, road or an uphill walk from the funicular. Barcelona's city centre is not in walking distance. However, the luxurious facilities provided at the hotel may mean that you never have any intentions of leaving.

Hotel Facilities

Hotel Miramar offers a spa with various facilities. There is a fitness centre with running machines, cycling machines and step machines. There are two Jacuzzis, sauna and Turkish baths. There are two ice fountains, an indoor and an outdoor pool. These services are available to all hotel customers.

There is a restaurant called the Forestier Restaurant in the hotel. It serves all meals and specialises in Mediterranean and Catalan cuisine. There are also bars in the lobby area and beside the pool.

Room service is available 24 hours.

Pets are not allowed in the hotel.

Short stay rooms are not available.

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Business Facilities

There are 6 meeting rooms in the hotel. They vary in capacity. There are also three outdoor spaces that can be used by businesses for meetings.

Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel and is free of charge,

There is also a business centre containing 2 computers where internet is available free of charge.

Facilities for People with a disability

There are rooms available for wheelchair users. They have widened doors and adapted bathrooms. There are lifts to all floors.


There are a total of 75 rooms in the hotel over 5 floors. The rooms available are doubles or twins. There is the possibility of adding an extra bed to the superior rooms - the price of this varies depending on availability and season.
All rooms have private balconies or terraces and some have Jacuzzis. The rooms at the front of the hotel will offer views overlooking the city.

All rooms include air conditioning, mini-bar, a sound system with an iPod connection and a Plasma screen television.

Hotel Location and Facilities

View from Telferic Platform Café
View from Telferic Platform Café

Miramar Hotel is located above Barcelona in the area of Montjuïc. It sits on the same platformed area as a café overlooking the city. It also sits in the same area as the end stop for the Telferic - Barcelona's cable car. The cable car travels across the city, to the area of Barceloneta, where the beach is located. For more information on the cable car.

A ten minute walk down the hill from the hotel is the Miró Foundation. This museum features works of art from Miró. It also houses temporary exhibitions by other artists. Next to the Miró Museum, you will find the Olympic diving pool. This pool was built for the Olympic Games in Barcelona and overlooks the city. It is a place to enjoy as a swim, with the cityscape at your eyeline.

This area is also the home of the Parc de Montjuïc funicular stop, that runs from Paral.lel metro. A small cable car (different from the one mentioned above) runs from this stop to the top of Montjuïc, where the castle is located. This castle has an interesting history. It is also the site of a large outdoor cinema screen during the summer months.

The rest of Barcelona can be accessed via car or bus. Alternatively, you can take the funicular to Paral.lel metro station. From here you can gain easy access to the rest of the city.

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 Estació Sants in 25 minutes. You can either use the T-Casual transport ticket from the airport. The T-Casual ticket gives you 10 separate journeys on Barcelona public transport system or you can buy a single fare train ticket. From Estació Sants take the Green Line to Paral.lel and change onto the Funicular from within the metro station which will take you a short distance up Montjuïc to Estació Superior, there are no other stops so the journey is simple. From here the hotel is a 10 minute walk. Alternatively, if you have a lot of luggage, a taxi from Estació Sants would take 15 minutes.

T-Casual Ticket: €11.35

RENFE Train Ticket Prices
Single ticket: €4.60

Via Bus: Take the 'Aerobus' to Plaça España from directly outside the airport. The Aerobus generally runs every 10 - 15 minutes and the journey time is 30 minutes. From Plaça España take the Green Line on the metro to Paral.lel and change onto the Funicular from within the metro station which will take you a short distance up Montjuïc to Estació Superior, there are no other stops so the journey is simple. From here the hotel is a 10 minute walk. Alternatively, if you have a lot of luggage, a taxi from Plaça España would take 10 minutes.

Aerobus Ticket Prices
Single ticket:

Car parks near Miramar Hotel Barcelona

Car Park Name Address Approximate Walking Distance to Car Park in Meters
PROMOPARC Vilà i Vilà Vila i Vila, 50 800 m
SABA BAMSA Paral.lel Carrer de l'Abat Safont, 2 1,000 m

In a nutshell

Hotel Miramar is a hotel for those looking for luxury and tranquillity in a city setting. First time tourists to Barcelona may wish to find a more central city location. However, those looking for city views, five star standards and a hotel with character will not be disappointed.


Hotel Miramar Barcelona
Plaza Carlos Ibañez, 3
08038 Barcelona, España.


MetroMetro: Paral.lel (Green Line, L3) then change for the funicular - Estació Superior (Funicular Montjuïc)

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