The hotel's exterior is slightly uninviting and closed. The windows are covered, and it is necessary to turn the handle on a large and heavy wrought iron door to enter into the lobby area. What lurks beneath is a welcome surprise. A large sheet of perspex covering the inside of the front door causes a pink light to be cast throughout the lobby. Furry grey rugs cover the long and thin area. There are soft mauve swivel design chairs and low tables. Modern and minimalist chandeliers cut through the pink light. A stylish bar area can be glimpsed towards the left of the lobby, through sporadic slatted blinds.
There is no pool or gym in the hotel. However, the hotel is associated with a gym on Calle Bruc, within two minutes walking distance of the hotel. This allows customers of the hotel to use the gym for a reduced price per day.
There is a restaurant that serves all meals. At lunchtimes a set menu ('Menu del Dia') of three courses, drink and bread is available. There is also an a la carte menu.
There is also a bar next to the lobby area of the hotel.
Pets are allowed in the hotel at the discretion of the hotel. This will depend on the size of the animal.
Day use rooms are available at 50% of the full room price.
There are two meeting rooms in the hotel. They hold a maximum of 40 people.
Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel free of charge. There is also one computer with internet available free of charge.
Facilities for People with a disability
There are three rooms 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 88 rooms in the hotel, over 7 floors. Most of the rooms are either doubles or twins. However, there are three suites that hold a maximum of three people.
Ten of the rooms at the top of the building have terraces. There is double-glazing on all of the windows, and the hotel is located on a quiet street. However, those hoping for a peaceful night's sleep should request a room at the interior of the hotel.
All rooms include air-conditioning, telephone, hairdryer, television and a mini-bar.
Hotel Location and Facilities
|A typical local Café|
Room Mate Carla Hotel is located centrally in Eixample district. The area of Eixample has a large selection of restaurant and bar options. The hotel shares it's building with 'La Muscleria' - a basement restaurant specialising in the classic 'moules and frites'. The area is also home to many inviting cafés to while away a Sunday afternoon.
The hotel is a 10 minute walk from Passeig de Gràcia. This is one of Barcelona's most picturesque streets - it is dotted with old buildings and lined with ornate old street lamps. It is the home of some of Barcelona's best shopping opportunities. The street boasts flagship stores for designers including Loewe, Gucci and Chanel. It is also the site of the famous design shop - Vinçon. This sprawling two-floor department store has a beautifully ornate interior and offers all things design including prints, ornaments and kitchen appliances.
At the bottom of Passeig de Gràcia - a pleasant 10 minute walk past old buildings including some of Gaudí's classics, is Plaça de Catalunya. This large square sits at the top of the Ramblas - Barcelona's famous pedestrianized street that is brimming with tourists and street entertainers. It is also a convenient place to find amenities such as internet cafés, bureaux de change, supermarkets and pharmacies.
Audio guide to Barcelona's main attractions with transport pass included
The BCN Essentials Pass is like having your own personal guide to Barcelona, with the added bonus of unlimited travel on the city's public transport, including metro, tram, and RENFE airport train. This all-in-one pass grants you admission to top attractions like Sagrada Familia and Park Guell, and comes with an audio guide and interactive maps to enrich your experience. Delivered straight to your email after ordering, it enables you to explore Barcelona at your own pace.
With a private transfer service the driver will be waiting for you at the designated meeting point given to you on the booking voucher. The driver will help you with your bags to the vehicle and then drive you to your hotel. Private transfers are independent of the the public transport system. This means if there is a public transport strike these services will continue to operate.
Via Taxi: A taxi from the airport should take about 25 minutes.
Taxi fare: €30.00 - €40.00
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. From Plaça de Catalunya take the metro only one stop to Passeig de Gràcia on the Green Line. From here the hotel is a 5 minute walk. Alternatively, if you have a lot of luggage, a taxi would take just 5 minutes.
Aerobus Ticket Prices
Single ticket: €6.75
Car parks near Room Mate Carla Barcelona Hotel
|Car Park Name||Address||Approximate Walking Distance to Car Park in Meters|
|NN Bruc||Bruc ,111||100 m|
|NN Concept||Valencia, 307||200 m|
|SABA Pau Claris||Carrer Pau Claris, 174||300 m|
|SABA BAMSA Passeig de Gràcia||Passeig de Gràcia, 62||500 m|
Room Mate Carla Barcelona Hotel oozes design and style. It is in a central location whilst maintaining an air if tranquillity. Its modern style may not appeal to those who enjoy a classic hotel experience but those with an interest in international design hotels should add it to their 'wish list'.
Room Mate Carla
08037 Barcelona, España.
Star Rating: 4
Metro: Passeig de Gràcia (Green Line, L3) and (Purple Line, L2) and (Yellow Line, L4)