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Soho Hotel
Soho Hotel is located on Gran Via, amongst a plethora of cool design hotels, in which it manages to hold its own. It is a three star hotel, so it does not offer the luxurious comfort of some of the four and five star hotels - the lobby area is small and the eating area is canteen-like, with hot plates and plastic seating. However, the hotel's designers have managed to work well with what they have, creating a space that is likely to appeal to fans of design. The lobby area is modern whilst remaining warm. Glass sliding doors covered in an orange undulating pattern lead to a long narrow space, with the front desk running down its right hand side. The front desk faces an orange glass wall with psychedelic patterns on it and a further layer beneath, screening images. This all sounds very 'space-age', but it is actually quite warm and cosy due to the glow of the orange light.

The hotel is situated on Gran Via - this is a large street that runs from Plaza Universitat to Plaça España. It may not be the perfect location for those looking for a relaxing beach holiday. However, those who are interested in a cosmopolitan city break are sure to enjoy the wide street, lined with bars, shops and restaurants.


Hotel Facilities

There is no fitness centre in the hotel. However, there is a pool on the terrace at the eighth floor. The pool is unheated, but it is open all year round. It is a small pool and is surrounded by sun loungers, tables and chairs in an area covered in wooden decking.

There is no restaurant, however the 'Soho Lounge' on the first floor serves a breakfast buffet. After the breakfast period, the lounge area offers snack food such as sandwiches and salads.

No pets are allowed in the hotel.


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Business Facilities

There are no business or meeting facilities in the hotel. However, Wi-Fi is available throughout the building at no extra cost. There is also a basement business centre. This includes two computers with free internet access, a television, a sofa and some desks.


Facilities for People with a disability

There are two rooms in the hotel that have been adapted for wheelchair access. They have widened doors and a special bath. There are lifts to all floors.


Rooms

The small park overlooked by the rear of the hotel
The small park overlooked by the rear of the hotel

There are a total of 51 rooms in the hotel, over 6 floors. All rooms are doubles, however, it is possible to add an extra bed in the room at a cost. It is also possible to add a cot to the room at no extra cost. Three categories of rooms are available: Soho Room, Urban Room and Terrace Room. There are four terrace rooms in total. These are 33 metres squared in size and they include a terrace. The Urban Rooms are the same as the Soho Rooms, however, they are at the corners of the building at the exterior.

All rooms contain air-conditioning, a television with satellite, mini-bar, a safe and a radio.

Those looking for quiet rooms should request those at the back of the building, overlooking a small park.


Hotel Location and Facilities

Escriba
Escriba

Firstly, it is essential to mention that Soho Hotel is located directly opposite one of Barcelona's most delicious patisseries - Escriba. Its beautiful tiled exterior hides a treasure trove for cake lovers. Glass cabinets encase intricate cakes that are like works of art. There is also a small café for those who can't wait until they get home to eat their purchases. And, a workshop style area where bespoke cakes are made is available for customers to watch the company's original and playful cakes being made.

Soho Hotel is located on the main road, Gran Via. This road links Plaza de la Universitat to Plaça España. Plaça España is home to the Fira de Barcelona. This is one of Barcelona's largest conference and convention centres. On regular occasions it holds high-profile international conferences. Soho Hotel is particularly well placed for those wishing to attend events at the Fira de Barcelona. It is a ten-minute walk, straight down Gran Via Cortes Catalanes, to the centre.

Those who wish to come to Barcelona in search of touristic action will also find Soho Hotel well placed. The Plaza de la Universitat, a ten-minute walk from the hotel, leads to two interesting areas - Plaça de Catalunya (at the top of the Ramblas) and Raval. The Ramblas is one of Barcelona's most famous locations and is a interesting place to people watch, take in the street entertainers and pick up some souvenirs. Those looking for a less touristy Spanish experience can head to Raval. This area is known for its interesting bars, independent shops and eclectic restaurants. Meson David, on Calle Carretes, is known for its atmosphere and its affordable local cuisine.

Those in search of a shopping trip will be within 15 minutes walk of Passeig de Gràcia. This is the home of many of the designer shops. It is also where fans of design can find Vinçon - a large department store for all things design, where affordable purchases can be made.


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: €11.25
Price Return: €22.50

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.

Booking Information Click here to book bus transport from Barcelona Airport to / from Barcelona city centre.


Bus shared transfer from BCN Airport (Door to Door Service)

Price Single: €15.00
Price Return: €30.00

Book at least 48 hours in advance.

Unlike the previous, cheaper bus service that drops you off at designated points in the city centre this bus service takes you directly to your hotel and is therefore a more comfortable and convenient service especially if you are new to the city or don’t want to lug your bags around the city centre.

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.

Booking Information Click here to book bus transport from Barcelona Airport to / from your accommodation.


Private transfer from BCN Airport

Price Single: €44.00
Price Return: €88.00

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.

Booking Information Click here to book your private transport from Barcelona Airport to/from your accommodation.


Business class private transfer from BCN Airport

Price Single: €67.30
Price Return: €134.60

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.

Booking Information Click here to book your business class transport from Barcelona Airport to / from your accommodation.


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 25 minutes. You can either use the T10 transport ticket from the airport. The T10 ticket gives you 10 separate journeys on Barcelona public transport system or you can buy a single fare train ticket. You then change at Passeig de Gràcia onto the Yellow Line metro and travel one stop to Urquinaona and then change onto the Red Line and travel to Urgell. Your hotel is then 5 minutes walk from the metro.

T10 Ticket: €10.20

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 15 minutes walk from Plaça de Catalunya, or 5 minutes in a taxi. Alternatively, you can catch the metro on the Red Line from Plaça de Catalunya to Urgell, from where Soho Hotel is less than a 5 minute walk and is on the same road as Urgell metro station.


Car parks near Soho Hotel Barcelona

Car Park Name Address Approximate Walking Distance to Car Park in Meters
Villur Carrer del Comte d'Urgell, 56 290 m
Parking Urgel Floridablanca, 121 400 m
NN Aragó Aragó, 182 550 m
SABA BAMSA Urgell Compte d'Urgell, 12 650 m

In a nutshell

Soho Hotel Barcelona is a knowingly stylish hotel - it offers intricately designed modern surroundings at affordable prices. Those in search of sunshine will enjoy the roof-top terrace, although those looking for an all-out beach holiday should choose a location closer to the beach.



Soho Hotel
Gran Via de Les Corts Catalanes, 543-545
08011 Barcelona, España.

HB-004412

MetroMetro: Urgell (Red Line, L1)


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