There are few amenities in the hotel, with no spa gym or business facilities. However, the hotel is likely to appeal to active tourists who hope to be in the centre of the action and need little more from their hotel than a place to rest their head.
Despite the hotel's small size it can offer triple rooms, which may be useful for small families or groups of friends.
There is no pool or gym in the hotel. There is no restaurant. There is no bar in the hotel.
Room service is not available.
No pets are allowed in the hotel.
There are no meeting rooms available in the hotel.
There is also no Wi-Fi or computers.
There are 2 rooms available in the hotel that are suitable for wheelchair users. They have widened doors and adapted bathrooms. There are lifts to all floors.
There are a total of 47 rooms in the hotel over 6 floors. The rooms available are singles, twins, doubles and triples. There is also one suite that sleeps two people and has its own Jacuzzi.
All rooms have double-glazing. However, it is worth noting that the hotel is located on a major road. All of the rooms are exterior. The rooms on the first floor and at the corners of the hotel have balconies.
All rooms include air conditioning, a safe, a coffee maker and a mini-bar.
The hotel's location may prove to be one of its most attractive features to tourists. It is located on a road that comes off of Plaza Catalunya. This Plaza sits at the top of the Ramblas - Barcelona's most famous street. This street is popular due to its street entertainers, souvenir shops and terraces. Be warned that food and drink on this strip will be more expensive than at places just off the Ramblas and not necessarily good quality due to its popularity with tourists.
|El Triangle Shopping Centre|
The hotel is located a 1 minute walk from the Triangle shopping centre. This is a small but modern shopping centre containing a FNAC (music and technology shop), Sephora (make-up and cosmetics shop) and a Habitat (home furnishings shop). It also contains chains such as Häagen-Dazs and Subway.
Those looking for a more authentic Barcelona experience can head down one of the streets opposite the hotel such as Calle Tallers, into the heart of Raval. This area is known for being the most rough and ready section of Barcelona's old town, but it contains many gems. It is popular amongst locals for its trendy bars, independent shops and small galleries. It is the home of the MACBA modern art museum and the CCCB centre of contemporary culture.
In the other direction a more affluent part of town can be found. The hotel is a 5 minute walk from Passeig de Gràcia. This wide street is paved with patterned paving stones and lined with ornate wrought iron street lamps. It is one of Barcelona's major shopping locations and is the home of many designer stores such as Gucci, Prada and Burberry.
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.
Via Taxi: A taxi from the airport should take about 25 minutes and cost around €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 T10 transport ticket from the airport (T10 costs €9.95 for 10 separate journeys on Barcelona public transport) or you can buy a single fare ticket for €4.10 . The hotel is a 10 minute walk from the station. Alternatively, you can take the purple line metro at Passeig de Gràcia to Universitat; from the metro station the hotel is a 2 minute walk.
Via Bus: Take the 'Aerobus ' to Plaza Universitat from directly outside the airport. The Aerobus generally runs every 10 - 15 minutes and the journey time is 30 minutes. The hotel is a 2 minute walk from Plaza Universitat.
Pelai 1 Hotel Barcelona is small but sweet - centrally located with affordable rates. Its clean and bright interior sets an example for other hotels in the area where central location is often an excuse for shabbiness. The small space and lack of amenities may not appeal to those looking for a luxury hotel experience.
Citypark Pelai 1 Hotel Barcelona - 2 Star
Calle Pelai 1
08032 Barcelona, España.
Metro: Universitat (Red Line, L1) or (Purple Line, L2)