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Review NH Collection Gran Calderón Hotel Barcelona

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NH Collection Gran Calderón Hotel
NH Collection Gran Calderón Hotel is a large complex located on the leafy and picturesque Rambla de Catalunya. It is a 5 star hotel with facilities including a swimming pool, a restaurant and cocktail bar. Its location is perfect for those who wish to be at the centre of Barcelona's main shopping, restaurant and tourist districts. The size of the hotel may not appeal to those looking for a more personal touch.

From the exterior the hotel is modern with large rotating doors and lots of glass. It is a high-rise building with 13 floors. The lobby area is at the top of a small flight of stairs. The front desk is long and manned by helpful staff. The space is light due to the large amount of glass used in the building.

The hotel will appeal to businesses as it has eight meeting rooms. However, it is also a viable option for tourists looking for the luxury of a 5 star hotel in a central location.

Hotel Facilities

The hotel has an outdoor pool (approximately 8 metres in length by 4 metres wide) and solarium on its roof. It also has a fitness centre and spa with a sauna.

Buffet breakfast is available.

There is also a restaurant in the hotel on the first floor. It offers Mediterranean style cuisine. A set menu ('Menu del Dia') is available at lunchtimes, consisting of three courses.

There is also a cocktail bar available in the hotel.

Pets are not allowed to stay in the hotel.

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Business Facilities

There are a total of eight meeting rooms in the hotel. They have a capacity of between 8 and 200 people.

Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel free of charge.

Facilities for People with a disability

There are six rooms that are suitable for people with a disability. There are lifts to all floors.


There are a total of 253 rooms in the hotel, over 13 floors. Rooms available are standard rooms (25 - 30 square metres), superior rooms (30 - 35 metres) and junior-suites (35 - 40 square metres). There are no family sized rooms available. None of the rooms have terraces or balconies.

All of the rooms have double-glazed windows. However, those hoping for a peaceful night's sleep should request rooms at the interior of the hotel.

All rooms contain air-conditioning, satellite television, video games, a safe, a telephone, a hair dryer and a mini-bar.

Hotel Location and Facilities

Forn de Sant Jaume
Forn de Sant Jaume

NH Collection Gran Calderón Hotel is centrally located for those who wish to be close to Barcelona's centre. The Ramblas is a five-minute walk from the hotel. This is a popular destination for people watching and checking out the street entertainers. The Ramblas is also a useful place to find necessary amenities such as internet cafés, banks, pharmacies, bureaux de change and supermarkets.

The hotel is located right next to Rambla de Catalunya. This street has a pedestrianized area running up its centre. The street is the place to take an afternoon stroll and having lunch on one of its many outdoor terraces. There is a Taller de Tapas on Rambla de Catalunya. This is a popular tapas chain in Barcelona.

Taller de Tapas
Taller de Tapas

The hotel is also located a two minute walk from Colmado Quilez. This is a large shop selling meats, cheeses and a good selection of alcohols. It is well known for its high quality products and is a place to visit for lovers of Spanish food.

The hotel is also located a five minute walk from Passeig de Gràcia. This is a popular destination for shoppers. It is the home of many major stores including the designer ones like Burberry, Prada and Loewe. It is also a beautiful large street with ornate street lamps running along it edges. It is the home of two Gaudí buildings - La Pedrera and Casa Batlló. Casa Batlló is the smaller of the two - it has a colourful mosaic in the shape of a dragon's tail on its roof and balconies like masks from a masquerade ball. La Pedrera is a building that has been inspired by the sea. Its roof is open to the public to walk across and undulates like waves.

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. The T-Casual ticket gives you 10 separate journeys on Barcelona public transport system or you can buy a single fare train ticket. The hotel is a 5 minute walk from the station.

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 a 5 minute walk from Plaça de Catalunya.

Car parks near NH Collection Gran Calderón Hotel Barcelona

Car Park Name Address Approximate Walking Distance to Car Park in Meters
SABA BAMSA Rambla Catalunya Rambla Catalunya, 15 170 m
SABA Gràcia II Passeig de Gràcia, 34S 210 m
NN Valencia II Valencia, 243 450 m
SABA BAMSA Diputaciò Carrer Diputació, 286 500 m
SABA Plaça de Catalunya Plaça de Catalunya 500 m
SABA BAMSA Passeig de Gràcia Passeig de Gràcia, 62 550 m

In a nutshell

NH Collection Gran Calderón Hotel is a large hotel in a central location. Its size may lack the personal touch that some may look for in a hotel. However, its location is convenient for shoppers and tourists alike.

NH Collection Gran Calderón
Rambla de Catalunya, 26
08007 Barcelona, España.


MetroMetro: Passeig de Gràcia (Green line, L3) and (Yellow Line, L4)

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