Review Miramar Hotel, Barcelona
|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 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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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|
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.
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How to travel from the airport to the hotelBooking 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 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: €6.75
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.
Metro: Paral.lel (Green Line, L3) then change for the funicular - Estació Superior (Funicular Montjuïc)