It is easier for muggles to locate the train to Hogwarts than it is to find this hotel. We came into Barcelona in a rental car and it took us 40 minutes to locate the hotel. We kept going around the block and the GPS (several different GPS programs) sent us past the hotel to a dumpy building next door. Apple Maps, brain-dead as it is, showed a Mercedes Benz dealer across the street. We navigated to the Mercedes Benz dealer, which is non-existent at this location.
We even asked at the Hotel Catalonia Sagrada Familia, which is less than 100 meters from Catalonia Albeniz and the Hotel Catalonia Sagrada Familia could not tell us the Albeniz location. We later learned that both hotels have the same owner—go figure.
Here’s how to find it: The Catalonia Albeniz is directly across the street from the AK Bar. The hotel is set back, so you may not see it initially.
By the way, if you are staying at the Catalonia Albeniz, you can park your car temporarily at the Catalonia Sagrada Familia while you unload your luggage. There is no place to park at the Catalonia Albeniz.
We did get there, and the hotel is quite nice. The staff was unbelievably friendly and helpful. The hotel is clean, quiet, and decent.More