Park Hotel's lobby area is small but inviting. It sits next to the café at the front of the hotel. The front desk staff are friendly and there is a bustling atmosphere. On sunny days, the glass front doors allow light to stream into the room.
The hotel is located at the front of the El Born area - part of Barcelona's old town and, as yet, less touristy than areas such as the Gothic Quarter. It offers reasonably priced rooms in a stylish setting and could be a viable option for those looking for either a relaxing or a city break.
The hotel does not have a pool or fitness centre.
There is a bar at the front of the hotel - it is a small space and seating is along the bar front on stools. The hotel does not have a restaurant, but it has an area offering buffet breakfast (both hot and cold) at an additional price.
Regarding check-in and check-out times the hotel are flexible where possible.
No pets are allowed in the hotel.
The hotel contains a small room that can be hired out for business meetings. It holds a maximum of ten people. Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel and is free of charge. There are no computers available for use.
The hotel contains two rooms that are suitable for wheelchair users. They have a widened door and a specially designed shower. There are lifts to all floors.
The hotel contains 91 rooms over 7 floors. Single, Double or Twin and Three person rooms are available. The three person rooms will be a double containing a supplementary bed.
There is one room at the top of the hotel that offers a large terrace at no extra cost. There are also various rooms with balconies, facing the street. These rooms will be noisier than the ones at the back of the hotel, however, they do provide double glazed windows to minimize the noise pollution. It is worth checking whether the room with the terrace is available when booking - this would offer some stunning views of the park and the city.
|Estació de França|
The Park Hotel is in the privileged position of sitting directly opposite one of Barcelona's main train stations- Estació de França . This is the final destination for trains from Barcelona Airport. It is, therefore, ideal for those who wish to rest their weary heads following a long flight.
The hotel is located in the area of El Born- one of the parts of Barcelona's old town. This area is popular amongst both locals and tourists for its local bars and restaurants. It is also the home of the Picasso Museum, on Calle Montcada - a popular museum amongst Picasso fans, outlining his work in an easy - to - follow chronological order.
The hotel is two minutes walk from the world-renowned tapas institute - Cal Pep, in Plaça de Les Olles. This is a tapas bar that is said to have influenced others all over the world, such as Barrafina in London. It is not possible to book a table at Cal Pep and opening times are sporadic, so it is worth checking before you go. Queues form outside the bar at lunchtimes for one of the coveted spaces along the bar, where it is possible to view the chefs preparing the food. There is a menu, although customers are advised to trust the chef's suggestions and try whatever is put in front of them. The standards are high and so are the prices, although they are fair for the standard on offer.
The hotel is also located two minutes walk from the entrance to the beautiful park - Parc de la Ciutadella. This park is the home of Barcelona's city zoo. It also contains a lake for rowing boats, various statues and a fountain. It is a wonderfully relaxing space during all seasons.
|Fountains in Parc de Ciutadella|
The hotel is a 15 minute walk, along the harbour front, to the bottom of the Ramblas.
It is also a ten-minute walk from Barceloneta, where you will find Barcelona's most popular beach area. This is also a useful area to find necessary amenities such as supermarkets, internet cafés, banks and pharmacies.
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 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.
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 tranfer 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 occassion.
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 de França in about 35 minutes. The hotel is directly opposite the station.
RENFE Train Ticket Prices
Single ticket: €4.20
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 25 minutes walk from Plaça de Catalunya, or 15 minutes in a taxi that will cost about €10.00 - €12.00. Alternatively, you can catch the Metro from Catalunya to Barceloneta, from where Park Hotel is a 5 minute walk. At Catalunya it will be necessary to catch the Red line to Urquinaona. At Urquinaona it will be necessary to catch the Yellow line to Barceloneta.
Car parks near Park Hotel Barcelona
|Car Park Name||Address||Approximate Walking Distance to Car Park in Meters|
|BSM Moll de la Fusta||Paseig de Colom, 1||450 m|
|Laietana Princesa||Vía Laietana, 20||600 m|
|SABA BAMSA Barceloneta Centre||Baluard, 27||800 m|
|SABA BAMSA Francesc Cambó||Avinguda de Francesc Cambó, 10||850 m|
Park Hotel is a Barcelona gem - an authentic-looking Art Deco building offering affordable rates. It is close to the sea, the park and the city. Those looking to be closer to the tourist spots should aim for a location closer to the Ramblas, however, for an extra walk this is a good hotel option within reach.
Avinguda Marques de l'Argentina, 11
08003 Barcelona, España.
Metro: Barceloneta (Yellow Line, L4)