The hotel facilities include laundry, bike rental (which is a good idea), parking and a Mediterranean restaurant which has a la carte lunch and dinner on weekends, and a buffet breakfast in the morning.
There are also 2 good-sized, fully equipped conference rooms, which accommodate 8 - 35 people, and rather brilliantly a technology help desk.
The rooms all have TV with Canal +, a mini-bar, air-conditioning and a telephone. The décor is un fussy and very hotel-like (frosted glass, blue cloth headboards), but comfortable. I went to the hotel in the afternoon and the street was in the shadows, meaning that the rooms facing out the front of the hotel probably have little natural light, but then none of the rooms have an interesting view, this is a hotel to sleep well in but that's all really. Check in and out time is noon.
One of the best things about this hotel is the location. It's off a shopping street Calle Portaferissa which in turn is just off the busiest street in Barcelona: La Rambla. So you are still in the centre of the action but have the option to escape into the quiet and relative tranquillity of a back street.
A guest I spoke to was very pleased with the hotel's "lovely, quiet location". Others complained about the unhelpful reception staff but I found them to be fine.
|Small green square close to NH Barcelona Centro Hotel in Barcelona|
The street on which the hotel is situated has lots of trendy boutiques catering for men women and trainer junkies both on that street and on Portaferissa. Also just round the corner you have Plaça Vila de Madrid which has just been renovated and now is a lovely place to sit and have coffee. It's a favourite for couples who go to lay about on the undulating grass mounds.
Keep walking down Calle Portaferissa and you will go through lots of interesting shopping areas until you arrive at the cathedral. Go down Portaferissa the opposite direction, cross La Rambla and head down Calle Carem and you will find yourself in the heart of El Raval with all its cafes, beautiful squares and museums including MACBA and CCCB.
Also from Hotel NH Barcelona Centro it is an easy walk (about 20 minutes ) to the area of El Born, which has some beautiful old buildings, is trendy and is home to the Picasso Museum (1km away), and reputedly one of the best pizza restaurants in Barcelona (Pizza del Borne).
Three minutes walk away you have La Rambla and delights such as La Boqueria market and the Liceu theatre. The closest metro is Liceu although you are in easy walking distance of Plaça Catalunya, where you will find a taxi rank and several bus stops, or indeed Drassanes metro stop down at the bottom of La Rambla. You will have not problems finding cash points along the Ramblas as there are dozens along its full length.
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.
Minibus shared transfer (advanced reservation required)
A shared minibus transfer option is cheaper than the private transfer. You would need to make your way to designated meeting point at the airport.
Private transfer (advanced reservation required)
With a private transfer service the driver will be waiting for you at your arrivals gate. He will have a board or a sign with your name on it so that you can easily identify him. The driver will help you with your bags to the vehicle and then drive you to your hotel.
Taxi Hotel NH Barcelona Centro is right in the centre of town. A taxi from the airport should take about 25 minutes and cost around €30.00 - €35.00 depending on traffic and luggage and time of travel.
The RENFE train leaves the airport every half an hour and will take you to Passeig de Gràcia, in about 25 minutes and you can use the T10 ticket from the airport or you can pay a single fare of €4.10 . From Passeig de Gràcia you need to change for the Green line metro to Liceu and walk to the NH Barcelona Centro Hotel in 5 minutes.
Aerobus The easiest way would be to catch the Aerobus which costs €5.90 and will take you to Plaça Catalunya in just over 30 minutes, from where you have a 5 minutes walk to your hotel.
As with many city centre hotels you tend to sacrifice space for location, however that is not to say you have to sacrifice any level of comfort. Hotel NH Barcelona Centro is simple and well equipped to provide a happy stay either for business or pleasure. The hotel location is an excellent base from which to explore the city.
Hotel NH Barcelona Centro - 3 Star
Duc de la Victoria, 15
08002 Barcelona, España.
Tel: +34 93 270 3410
Metro: Liceu, (Green Line, L3) 10 minutes walk.