One of the hotel's most winning features is a quiet and serene garden between its two buildings - it is an attractive and usable space that comes as a genuine surprise so close to the hustle bustle of the Ramblas.
Based a stone's throw from the Ramblas, the hotel's location is in the heart of the city centre. This will appeal to those who are hoping to be at the heart of Barcelona's vibrant tourist area, however, for those looking for a more relaxing break, a hotel further from the centre may be advisable.
The hotel is a particularly attractive option for families. The front desk staff are helpful and friendly and the hotel offer various family-friendly options - see below for more details.
There is no pool or fitness centre, restaurant or bar. However, there is an area in which buffet continental breakfast is available.
There is an outdoor garden area between the hotel's two buildings. This is a picturesque courtyard dotted with old trees. It has wooden decking across a large portion of the garden and provides modern white furniture and interesting cone shaped white lights.
No pets are allowed in the hotel. However, the hotel does have it's own cat that likes to roam around the hotel garden.
The hotel do offer their rooms for day use only. However, these will be charged at the same price as for a whole night.
The hotel offers various business facilities. It provides two meeting/conference rooms. One has a capacity of 100 people, the other has a capacity of 50 people.
All rooms have an interesting feature that is rare to hotels in Barcelona, providing a computer with free access to the internet.
The hotel offers one room that has been adapted for people with a disability use on each floor of the hotel - a total of seven rooms (the hotel is spread across two buildings, one with three floors and the other with four floors). Each room has widened doors and a special shower. There are lifts to all floors.
There are a total of 60 rooms in the hotel over 3/4 floors (the hotel is spread across two buildings, one with three floors and the other with four floors). The hotel has rooms for larger parties. It offers single, double, four person and six person rooms. There are a total of approximately 15 - 20 four person rooms in the hotel.
Some of the double rooms offer views overlooking the hotel garden. These are an attractive option for two reasons. Firstly, the rooms will offer a quiet alternative to those facing the street. Secondly, they will offer attractive views of the picturesque courtyard area. Those who are attracted to more of the liveliness of Barcelona should request one of the rooms overlooking the street, just off the Ramblas. The windows to these rooms have double-glazing, so they should not be too noisy.
Each room includes a television, a computer with free internet access and hydro-showers. Some of the rooms include a Jacuzzi - ask about this when booking.
|The Hotel's Garden|
The hotel is located right next to the Ramblas - Barcelona's most famous street. Those staying in the hotel should feel sure that they want to be surrounded by the noise and energy of the street.
Opposite the hotel is one of the Ramblas' few culinary gems. There is a small bakery to the left of the Boqueria food market known as Escriba. It has a beautiful colourful mosaic tiled façade that has a 1920s look to it. Inside, various cakes and pastries are on offer, all of which have been hand - crafted with attention to detail. The café is also well - known for its extra thick and rich hot chocolate.
|Teatre del Liceu|
The hotel is located close to the Teatre del Liceu - one of Barcelona's most well-known opera venues. This is a beautiful old building with an interesting history. For more information on this, check our Guide to Opera Venues in Barcelona.
You will also find yourself conveniently close to one of Barcelona's busiest shopping areas - Portal de l'Angel, where you will find most of the major chain shops such as Zara, H&M and Mango.
The hotel is located about 25 minutes walk from the Barceloneta beach.
As the hotel is based on the Ramblas you will find many useful amenities such as a large supermarket, internet cafés, bureaux de change, pharmacies and banks.
The hotel's closest Metro stop is Liceu - less than five minutes walk from the hotel.
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 about 20 minutes walk from the station. Alternatively, you can take a taxi from the train station if you have lots of luggage. This will take about 10 minutes and cost about €8.00 - €10.00. It is also possible to catch the Metro from Barceloneta metro, close to Estació de França , to Liceu. However, Liceu is on the green line, and this will involve two metro changes to go a short distance. At Barceloneta it will be necessary to catch the Yellow line to Urquinaona. At Urquinaona it will be necessary to catch the Red line to Catalunya. It will then be necessary to catch the Green line to Liceu.
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 5 - 10 minutes walk from Plaça de Catalunya, or 10 minutes in a taxi that will cost about €8.00 - €10.00.
Car parks near Petit Palace Ópera Garden Hotel
|Car Park Name||Address||Approximate Walking Distance to Car Park in Meters|
|Edén||Carrer Nou de la Rambla, 12||350 m|
|BSM La Boquería||Floristes de la Rambla||400 m|
|SABA BAMSA Illa Raval||Sant Rafael, 15||500 m|
|SABA BAMSA Plaça dels Àngels||Carrer dels Angels, 1||600 m|
|NN Bonsuccés||Plaça del Bonsuccés, 7||600 m|
Hotel Petit Palace Ópera Garden offers an oasis of tranquillity in the heart of Barcelona's tourist centre. It is a particularly useful option for families - with family rooms and breakfast deals for children. Despite the hotel's successful attempts to offer a calm and luxurious setting, those looking for a truly relaxing break should look to hotels further from the city centre.
Hotel Petit Palace Ópera Garden
Carrer La Boquería, 10
08002 Barcelona, España.
Metro: Liceu (Green Line, L3)