|Turin Hotel Barcelona|
Turin Hotel Barcelona is situated in the centre of Raval. Its exterior is simple and inconspicuous. The lobby area is simple and modern. With reds, whites and blacks. On the way in to the hotel reception area there is a Mac computer that is available for customers to use. Its adjacent restaurant dominates much of the façade of the building and will appeal to those who enjoy traditional Spanish cuisine and atmosphere.
One of the hotel's winning features is its location. It is positioned in the centre of Raval - an area that has a lot to offer by way of culture - museums, art galleries and design shops. It is also located a 2 minute walk from the heart of the Ramblas. This allows customers of the hotel to enjoy the centrality and the excitement of Barcelona's most famous street, without the negatives of its noise and high prices.
There is no pool or gym in the hotel. There is a restaurant that is adjoined to the hotel. A buffet breakfast is served here. It is typically Spanish in the food that it offers. It offers a lunchtime set menu ('Menu del Dia') including three courses, a drink and bread.
There is a terrace on the roof of the hotel offering views of the city of Barcelona.
Pets are not allowed in the hotel.
There are no meeting or conference rooms in the hotel. There is free Wi-Fi in the lobby area of the hotel for all guests. There is also one computer available in the lobby with internet access that guests may use free of charge.
There is one room in the hotel that is suitable for people with a disability. It is on the ground floor and has widened doors and a special shower.
There are a total of 51 rooms in the hotel. There is the option of three and four bedded rooms. Baths and cots for babies are available free of charge.
Each room offers air conditioning, a television, a safe and internet connection.
Hotel Turin is located close to the Ramblas whilst also being in the heart of Raval. The area of Raval has changed its reputation in recent years. An influx of independent bars, shops and restaurants to the area has taken away the seedy edge to many areas of Raval and made it a desirable destination for seasoned travellers. The opening of Spain's popular chain café, Sandwich and Friends, in the centre of the area is a sure sign that the area is becoming more tourist friendly.
Less than a minute's walk from the hotel is a restaurant called El Lobo. It is in stylish settings with large paper lanterns hanging from the ceiling, herb plants on the tables and mixed wooden tables. It offers a good value set menu (Menu del Dia), for three courses plus a drink and bread. The quality standard of the food is high.
Just around the corner from the hotel, within 2 minutes walk distance, is the bar, Dos Trece. This is a popular hang-out for locals. In the day it offers free Wi-Fi and good coffees. In the evening it comes alive with cocktails and eclectic music. It is worth keeping an eye out for their monthly flea market that takes place in the basement - a place for bargain hunting and a friendly vibe amongst the stall holders and guests.
The hotel's close proximity to the Ramblas ensures that you will not be far from general amenities such as banks, pharmacies, supermarkets, internet cafés and bureaux de change.
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 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 Green Line metro and travel one stop to Catalunya. 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 5 minutes walk from Plaça de Catalunya, or less than 5 minutes in a taxi that will cost about €6.00 - €8.00.
Aerobus Ticket Prices
Single ticket: €5.90
Car parks near Turin Hotel Barcelona
|Car Park Name||Address||Approximate Walking Distance to Car Park in Meters|
|NN Bonsuccés||Plaça del Bonsuccés, 7||170 m|
|SABA BAMSA Plaça dels Àngels||Carrer dels Angels, 1||220 m|
|BSM La Boquería||Floristes de la Rambla||260 m|
|SABA Plaça de Catalunya||Plaça de Catalunya||550 m|
|SABA BAMSA Illa Raval||Sant Rafael, 15||600 m|
Hotel Turin is well located, within a minutes walk of the Ramblas, whilst managing to remain in a serene area. Its style is modern and simple and may not appeal to those hoping for a more grand or ornate hotel. However, it provides convenient accommodation at affordable prices.
Carrer Pintor Fortuny, 9 - 11
08001 Barcelona, España.
Metro: Catalunya (Red Line, L1) and (Green Line, L3)