The largest hotel in the city is also the tallest building in Spain. Despite having almost 500 guest rooms, it maintains a calm and relaxed ambience. Over 1,000 works of art are displayed the walls, and the hotel also has acres of marble and plenty of greenery. Its outdoor areas enjoy sea breezes. The hotel attracts a 50/50 split of business and leisure travelers.
Amenity highlights: The design hotel has a fitness center with extensive facilities and an outdoor swimming pool with spa tub. Business facilities include a total of 14 function rooms. The largest, the Gran Salo Gaudi, is the largest ballroom space in the city. The Bar Marina and Café Veranda both offer light Mediterranean cuisine and the chance to sit outside and enjoy the sunshine in summer.
Insider tip: On Saturdays guided tours of the hotel’s extensive art collection are available. The one hour tours explore the largely Spanish works and end with afternoon tea complete with a live harp accompaniment.
Ptg Marine 19-21
Spain & Canary Islands
Nearest major airport:
Barcelona, Spain (BCN-Barcelona International Airport)
Bar Marina – This open-air informal restaurant is only open in the summer. On the menu are pizzas that are cooked in a wood-fired oven in the open kitchen. Other options include grilled meat, fish and salad. Bar Marina also offers a range of freshly squeezed fruit juices.
Café Veranda – Breakfasts are buffet style, as is lunch with hot and cold dishes available. No dinner service. Sunday brunches are becoming something of a Barcelona institution with a variety of chefs on hand to create a smorgasbord of hot and cold dishes. An outdoor terrace area is open only in the summer months.
In city center
Convention center nearby
Full-service health spa nearby
In entertainment district
NEARBY POINTS OF INTEREST
Olympic Port and beaches – one block
Museum of Modern Art – 0.5 kilometers (0.25 miles)
Old Port – 1 kilometer (0.5 miles)
Picasso Museum – 1 kilometer (0.5 miles)
Cathedral – 1.5 kilometers (1 mile)
City History Museum– 1.5 kilometers (1 mile)
Old Town – 1.5 kilometers (1 mile)
La Ramblas – 1.5 kilometers (1 mile)
La Sagrada Familia and Gaudi Museum – 2 kilometers (1 mile)
Maritime Museum – 2 kilometers (1 mile)
Passeig de Gracia – 2.5 kilometers (1.5 miles)
Montjuic – 2.5 kilometers (1.5 miles)
Park Guell – 6 kilometers (4 miles)
Nou Camp Stadium and the Museum of Football – 6 kilometers (4 miles)
Barcelona International Airport El Prat de Llobregat (BCN): Approximate driving time is 20 minutes and distance is 16 miles (10 kilometers).
Trains and yellow and black taxi cabs are available for transfer from the airport to the center of Barcelona. The Aerobus also serves terminals A and B and takes passengers to Plaza Catalunya and Plaza Espanya in central Barcelona.
The extensive underground train system (the Metro) connects the hotel with the rest of central Barcelona with most journeys taking less than 20 minutes. The Metro station closest to the hotel is Ciutadella Vila Olimpica. The hotel can give advice on local bus services and order yellow and black taxi cabs on request.
Driving directions from Barcelona Airport: Take the C246 toward Barcelona. Turn off to the right onto the Ronda Litoral. Keep to the right side for about 6 miles or 10 km. Take Exit 22, Marina-Port Olimpic. Keep right, and the hotel is located about 500 yards on the right after the second set of traffic lights.
Tax of 7% is not included in the price but will be added at the time of payment.
Extra person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Rollaways and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.
Photo identification and credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in. Special requests made via this Web site cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.
Small pets only
Check-in time is 3 PM
Check-out time is Noon
The hotel’s fitness center features sauna, steam room and massage services, as well as a range of fitness equipment. The outdoor swimming pool and spa tub are open year round but the pool is not heated.
The hotel has a range of 14 function rooms. The largest, the Gran Salo Gaudi, is the largest ballroom space in the city. The team behind the conference facilities is very flexible and a myriad of events can be organized, from large conferences and exhibitions, through to private parties and weddings. The latest audio-visual technology is also available.
See a list of property amenities
Marina on site
Full-service health spa
Room service (24 hours)
Breakfast available (surcharge)
Meeting rooms (small groups)
Safe-deposit box – front desk
24-hour front desk
Babysitting or child care (in room, surcharge)
Dry cleaning service
Casino on site
Air-conditioned public areas
Swimming pool – outdoor
Spa services on site
Massage – treatment room(s)
Complimentary newspapers in lobby
Coffee shop or café
Restaurant(s) in hotel
Cell phone/mobile rental
Number of rooms: 482
Medical assistance available
Shopping on site
Coffee in lobby
The outdoor swimming pool and spa tub are open year round but the pool is not heated. The Mediterranean Sea is just in front of the hotel. There are beaches where a range of watersports are available in summer months. The Olympic Port is also by the hotel with its own marina.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.
Golf – miniature nearby
Swimming on site
Water skiing nearby
Boat launch nearby
Running track/path nearby
Bicycle rentals on site
Helicopter/airplane sightseeing nearby
Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
Motor boating nearby
Aerobics on site
Hiking/biking trails nearby
Internet access – high speed
Hypo-allergenic bedding available
Separate sitting area
Massage – available in room
Iron/ironing board (on request)
Cribs (infant beds) available
Premium TV channel(s)
Internet access – surcharge
Extra towels/bedding in room
This hotel has 482 guestrooms, decorated in either blue or beige with light wood furniture. Large windows bring in plenty of natural light. Bathrooms have separate bath tubs and showers. All deluxe rooms have views of the Mediterranean Sea or back towards the city.