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Hotel NH Barcelona Centro on La Rambla Barcelona

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NH Barcelona Centro Hotel in Barcelona
Located on a quiet street just 3 minutes off La Rambla, NH Barcelona Centro is a 3 star hotel offering good basic accommodation for a weekend stay. There are 156 rooms and 6 junior suites, and the hotel has added nice touches like giving a choice of pillow filling. There is also good access for people with a disability.

Hotel Facilities

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.

Hotel Rooms

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.

Hotel Location

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
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).

Amenities close to the hotel

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 de 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.

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.

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.

Book your shared minibus airport transport in advance.

Private transfer (advanced reservation required)

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 travel 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.

Book your private airport to hotel transfer in advance online.

Business class private transfer (advanced reservation required)

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.

Book your business class airport transfer in advance online

Taxi Hotel NH Barcelona Centro is right in the centre of town. A taxi from the airport should take about 25 minutes.

Taxi Fare: €30.00 - €35.00

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. 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.

RENFE Train Ticket Prices
Single ticket: €4.20

Aerobus The easiest way would be to catch the Aerobus which will take you to Plaça de Catalunya in just over 30 minutes, from where you have a 5 minutes walk to your hotel.

Aerobus Ticket Prices
Single ticket:

Car parks near NH Barcelona Centro

Car Park Name Address Approximate Walking Distance to Car Park in Meters
NN Bonsuccés Plaça del Bonsuccés, 7 300 m
SABA Catedral Avinguda de la Catedral, 8 400 m
SABA Plaça de Catalunya Carrer de Rivadeneyra, 1 450 m
BSM La Boquería Floristes de la Rambla 550 m

In a nutshell

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
Duc de la Victoria, 15
08002 Barcelona, España.


Tel: +34 93 270 3410
Metro: Liceu (Green Line, L3) 10 minutes walk.

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