I spent several days looking for the right hotel, looking for a hotel the had good transport links with both the airport and local metro links etc, also was in a central location with good links to transport & attractions etc, also one that had rooms catering for families and finally reasonably priced, hence it took several days to find the right hotel.
Well not only I am glad I found the Hotel Azul, I would highly recommend it to any one else, the hotel ticks all the boxes I was looking for.
It is only a short walk (less than 3 minutes) from Plaza Espanya, the Plaza Espanya has a number of plus points, it is the first major stop on the Aerobus bus from BCN, it is a major metro/bus interchange link, it also has a number of tourist attractions with walking distance
The hotel itself is situated on a main road, however most of the rooms are situated along the side street, we had no problems with noise at all, (3rd floor, room 34), the room it self was very spacious (something often missing in family rooms), the room it self consisted of 2 floors, with a Kitchenette (including fridge) lounge area, then a double sofa bed along with a single sofa bed and LCD TV, upstairs we had the bathroom(including bath/shower) with wardrobe storage and a double bed, along with LCD TV hung on the wall, only one slight gripe the only British TV channel was BBC world service news (never thought I’d miss sky news so much) with air con & with complimentary wifi in the room
A nice touch by the hotel to have free cold water in the fridge for when we arrived
As a number of other reviews have mentioned, there’s a great Chinese restaurant/bar next door, also there are a number of cafeteria’s and patisseries either side of the hotel, as we used these I can also vouch for them.
We found the staff on reception very helpful at all times, the hotel itself was absolutely great for our stay, as mentioned earlier very central and accessible for all transport links
Would highly recommend this hotel to others visiting Barcelona
we stayed here 7-10.July.2013
a very good tip use the D20 bus, for either going to the Camp Nou, or the other way to either the La Rambla,The Port/Harbour or further along the beach
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hotel Azul Barcelona is a family hotel located in the center of Barcelona, at the foot of Montjuic and next to Plaza of Spain (Plaza Espana), 200 meters from Barcelona's Fair. It offers elegant accommodation, a rooftop terrace, a reception open 24 hours and free Wi-Fi in all the hotel. In one of the best connected parts of the city, by metro, bus, airport bus (direct to the airport in 15 minutes), railways ... Can be reached by metro to Las Ramblas and the Gothic Quarter of the city in less than 10 minutes. Also we are in a booming area and recently renovated shopping center called Las Arenas, the Magic Fountains of Montjuic or MNAC (National Art Museum of Catalonia). Our rooms are spacious (25-50 m2) and have a very colorful decor. They feature wooden floors, air conditioning, heating, flat screen TV with satellite channels and a work desk. Ideal for families, groups and business people. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Acta Azul Barcelona Catalonia