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Review Silken Ramblas Hotel Barcelona

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Main Entrance to Hotel Silken Ramblas Barcelona
This hotel is very popular, when I went there were coach loads of people teeming in the calm and cool lobby, and it is no wonder because the hotel has a central location, just off Las Ramblas in a quiet street. The hotel has good facilities for a central hotel, and during its early days during the 1992 Olympics the hotel was host to the famous basketball "dream team".

Hotel Facilities

The Silken Ramblas hotel restaurant serves local and international cuisine, mostly sourced from the nearby Boqueria market. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner every night. At the reception, you can book tours and tickets. There is also a currency exchange, and the hotel will help you arrange transfers to the airport or to hire a car with or without a driver. There is a small gym at the hotel and a large sun terrace with a swimming pool, whirlpool and sauna. The Silken Ramblas has its own car parking. There is also a stunning bar in the lobby area where you can have a cocktail or two and be relaxed by the tranquil music and the sound of the water feature before heading out to sample Barcelona's famous nightlife.

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Business Facilities

The Silken Ramblas hotel welcomes you to make use of its 3 function rooms and large terrace, which can hold from 30 to 250 people. All the meeting rooms are equipped for computers, televisions and telephones and the hotel can hire you any additional equipment. The rooms are all air-conditioned and sound-proofed.

Rooms at the Silken Ramblas Hotel

The Silken Ramblas hotel Barcelona has 105 rooms which are all soundproofed which should guard against most of the noise, but you are in the very centre of the city, and the city is very noisy. The rooms are modern and comfortable and are all air-conditioned. They are also equipped with a safe, a TV with pay per view and some international channels, a mini-bar and direct phone lines. The rooms at the top of the hotel will get the most sunlight.

Hotel Location and Facilities

Area around Hotel Silken Ramblas
Area around Hotel Silken Ramblas

The location of the hotel can't be faulted, the hotel is 3 minutes off Las Ramblas, Barcelona's most famous, bustling street. The hotel is in the area known as the Raval which is what some people call "real" Barcelona. The area has been improved and is now full of trendy bars, and little cafes with menu del dias for lunch. You are a 5 minute walk from the MACBA which is Barcelona's architecturally impressive museum of modern art. The nearest metro stop is Liceu on La Ramblas which is a 5 minute walk away, and if you want to stock up on fresh food then just next to the metro stop is the sensory overloads that is the Boqueria market. There is also a big Carrefour Express supermarket close on Las Ramblas, and if you need the internet just head into Raval and there are lots of cheap ones to choose from.

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 about 25 minutes. You then have to change here for the Green Line Metro to Liceu which is only two stops up. The hotel is a short 5 minute walk from the metro.

RENFE Train Ticket Prices
Single ticket: €4.60

Via Bus The Aerobus will also take you from the Airport to Catalunya station. The journey time is around 30 minutes. From Catalunya you need take the Green line metro to Liceu or if you don't mind a walk you have 12 minutes to the hotel.

Aerobus Ticket Prices
Single ticket:

Car parks near Silken Ramblas Hotel Barcelona

Car Park Name Address Approximate Walking Distance to Car Park in Meters
NN Bonsuccés Plaça del Bonsuccés, 7 180 m
SABA BAMSA Plaça dels Àngels Carrer dels Angels, 1 210 m
BSM La Boquería Floristes de la Rambla 250 m

In a nutshell

A den of tranquility in the hectic centre of Barcelona. A place to be able to escape into at the end of a busy day. Good for tourists and business people, the hotel is always full.

Hotel Silken Ramblas Barcelona
Carrer del Pintor Fortuny, 13
08001 Barcelona, España.


metroMetro: Liceu (Green Line, L3) 5 minutes walk

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