Hotels in Barcelona
The route to Andorra via air invariably takes you via Barcelona. We've listed some of the hotels we've tried out in Barcelona as we often find tourists like to stop off and visit the city either on their outward or return journey.
Ciutat del Prat Barcelona
The Hotel El Prat is one of the hotels that's good for an overnight stay if you want to be close to the airport and don't need or want to go into town - so essentially it's one of the Barcelona airport hotels.
With 130 double rooms, the hotel has 24 hour room service and the quality of the food is good, the staff are friendly and helpful, and the rooms are clean.
It's a ten Euro or so taxi ride from the airport, and the hotel has a courtesy shuttle bus, not shared with other hotels in Barcelona, running every half an hour during the day to the airport.
We've stayed there ourselves twice now while en route to Andorra, breaking up the journey from the UK, and if you're just passing through we think this is one of the best hotels in Barcelona.
Telephone: 0034 93 467 7166
The Alexandra has 99 rooms and is 4 stars. A ten to fifteen minute walk from the city centre. Modern rooms, close to restaurants and shops, the Alexandra has good friendly and efficient staff, most of whom speak excellent English. Overall one of the better hotels in Barcelona to stay in if you want to be close to the centre.
Majestic (5 Stars)
Tele: 0034 93 488 1717
The Alexandra has 99 rooms and is 4 stars.
A ten to fifteen minute walk from the city centre. Modern rooms, close to restaurants and shops, the Alexandra has good friendly and efficient staff, most of whom speak excellent English.
Overall one of the better hotels in Barcelona to stay in if you want to be close to the centre.
Telephone: 0034 93 412 0530
The Ambassador is one of the best with regards to location if you're visiting for pleasure rather than business. Not a cheap one due to the location.
Overall the Ambassador is modern and fine if you're not planning on spending long periods of time in the city. Worth noting down on a shortlist of possibles if you can get a good deal and it works out cheap. The Ambassador seems to be popular for those going on to Andorra.
Hotel Royal Superior (4 Stars)
Tele: +34 93 301 9400
For location the Royal is excellent for those who want the city centre and to be on the Las Ramblas Boulevard - as well as being close to the city's shopping area, it is close to the Opera House and the Picasso Museum.
But if you're looking for accommodation with good reception staff and somewhere you might want to have a meal after a hard day out seeing the sights, this one according to quite a few guests is not the one to book.
Caledonian Hotel(3 Stars)
Tele: +34 93 453 0200
The plus point for the Caledonian is that it's just a five to ten minute walk away from the main part of the city, and if you're considering somewhere cheap and basic it could be a good one to consider.
But don't expect much in terms of staff being helpful or amenities. The old maxim that you get what you pay for doesn't always apply as some great deals can be found with companies but unless you see that the Caledonian is offering a better deal than most and you're looking for a no frills trip, it might be worth considering elsewhere.
Hilton Barcelona (4 Stars)
Tele: (34) 934 957 777
If a hotel that is part of a large chain appeals, the Hilton is a good choice. Professionally run and efficient, the staff are knowledgeable about local facilities and how to get from A to B. Near to the airport and good for the conference and exhibition centre. Also suitable for a business trip, with a range of rooms.
Around half an hour cab ride from the airport and quite far out of the main city centre, so perhaps not suitable for weekend trips.
Of all the hotels in Barcelona the staff come near the top for a pleasant attitude and efficiency.
Need to work out what time you will arrive at your accommodationl? Most hotels in Barcelona are within a 20 minute drive from the airport. The local taxi drivers are pretty good, and certainly know how to get to each of the hotels.
Please note that the times of flights include an allowance for 15 minutes taxiing time.
|2 hours 58 minutes||1249 miles|
|Bournemouth||1 hour 32 minutes||
minutes 591 miles
|1 hour 38 minutes||636 miles|
|2 hours||801 miles|
|2 hours 14 minutes||910 miles|
|1 hour 33 minutes||
|1 hours 52 minutes||744 miles|
|2 hours 1 minute||814 miles|
These times are accurate, but can vary depending upon whether airlines decide to reduce or increase the cruising speed.
New In Town - July 9-2010
There’s a new hotel in town, and the Daily Telegraph has reviewed it.
To read it click here
The W Experience
December 5 - 2010
The Independent in the UK have reported on Barcelona's first hotel to have direct access to the beach - and it's brand new. Click here to read about it.