We stayed here for a night as we had an early flight from Barcelona Airport. We had a nice room and it was only a short drive from the airport. Hotel has parking - though I would caution that it is difficult to find - we ended up having to go into reception to ask where it was.
Even with GPS finding the hotel was difficult. In the end we tried to home in on the oddly shaped bright red tower that is the hotel. This is difficult with one way streets, even though you can see the building. So if you are driving here, make sure you have looked at the photo of the building before leaving home.
The GPS was fine going to the airport, but I would not have liked to have tried it without GPS. In short, unless you are going to the Fair, it is in the middle of nowhere, whatever the duty manager says here! There is little around in the way of eateries, so either you bring your sandwiches in with you, or you eat in the hotel restaurant.
The reception staff were a bit grumpy - as in many Spanish hotels they are keener on your Credit Card and Passport details, than they are on actually welcoming you to the hotel. I put that down to bad management
Having given the negatives, we did enjoy our stay here. We had a big room on a high floor. The décor, someone said minimalist, was fine for me.
I can recommend it if you have an early flight from Barcelona Airport
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hotel Santos Porta Fira**** is a work of the famous Japanese architect Toyo Ito, well-known for creating other designs including the extension of Barcelona’s Fira Gran Via. In 2010 the hotel won the prestigious architectural “EMPORIS AWARD” for being the best skyscraper in the world. The modern and cutting edge building which simulates a lotus flower, has 24 floors and a height of 110 meters thanks to which it is recognized as one of the architectural icons of the city and part of the Barcelona skyline.Our clients can expect 311 modern designed and spacious rooms, the restaurant “Spiral” offering finest cuisine and a wellness area.Our meeting rooms with a highly multifunctional plenary room offering a well-lit space of 800 m², which can be divided by panels and a height of 5 meters, are making the Hotel Porta Fira ideal for hosting any type of event. Thanks to its features but also the proximity to the airport El Prat and the fairgrounds the new property of the Santos Hotels range has a major attraction for the world of business. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Porta Fira Province Of Barcelona, Spain