Accommodation

BCN Meeting PR #3
INTERNATIONAL PR 2013 CONFERENCE
Barcelona, 2nd and 3rd July 2013


Accommodation & useful information


HOTELS


Hotels near the venue

Our recommendation is to choose a hotel in the city center because the range of options is bigger and it’s easy to get the conference venue with public transport. However, we suggest a hotel near the venue but note that it’s a 5*s and prices are quite high.

ABAC Hotel‎ (5*)
Avinguda del Tibidabo, 1
(+34) 93 319 66 00


Hotels in central Barcelona

Mandarin Oriental Barcelona (5*)
Passeig de Gràcia, 38-40
(+34) 93 151 88 88

Hotel Casa Fuster (5*)
Passeig de Gràcia, 132

Ohla Hotel (5*)
Via Laietana, 49
(+34) 93 341 50 50

H1898 (4* plus)
Les Rambles, 109 (Pintor Fortuny)
(+34) 93 552 95 52

Hotel Condes de Barcelona (4*)
Passeig de Gràcia, 73-75
(+34) 93 445 00 00

Hotel Pulitzer (4*)
Bergara, 8 (Pça. Catalunya)
(+34) 93 481 67 67

Hotel Omm (4*)
Rosselló, 265 (Passeig de Gràcia)
(+34) 93 445 40 00

Hotel Cram (4*)
Aribau, 54 (Eixample)
(+34) 93 216 77 00

Hotel Jazz (3*)
Pelai, 3
(+34) 93 552 96 96

Hotel Eurostars Ramblas Boqueria Barcelona (3*)
La Rambla, 91-93
(+34) 93 343 54 61

Hesperia Ramblas (3*)
Hospital, 26

Room Mate Hotels - Pau Barcelona
Fontanella 7, 08010, Barcelona
(+34) 93 343 63 00


Hotels by the sea

Hotel Arts (5*)
Marina, 19-21
(+34) 93 221 10 00

Hotel W Barcelona (5*)
Plaça de la Rosa dels Vents, 1. Final del Passeig Joan de Borbó
(+34) 93 295 28 00


HOSTELS

Barcelona Mustache
Girona 33, 08010, Barcelona
(+34) 93 667 24 73  |  (+34) 638 909 765



USEFUL INFORMATION

Please find some information to make your stay in Barcelona a little more comfortable.

TRAVELLING FROM THE AIRPORT TO THE CITY

Barcelona El Prat Airport' known as Barcelona Airport, located 12km (8 miles) southwest of central Barcelona. There are several options to get into the city centre:

Public transport rail:

Rail: RENFE (tel: 902 320 320; www.renfe.com) line R2 suburban train links Barcelona Airport with the city centre, Estació de França and intermediate stops (journey time: 38 minutes; fare: €3.25). The airport railway station is linked to Terminal 2 by a walkway. Free shuttle buses run from Terminal 1 to this station.

Public transport road:

Bus: There is an Aerobús (tel: 90 210 0104; www.aerobusbcn.com) service to Plaça de Catalunya, departing from opposite the terminals. Local AMB (tel: 010 (in Spain); www.emt-amb.com) buses 46, L77 and N17 depart from Terminals 1, 2B and 2C and terminate in various destinations in central Barcelona (journey time: 45 minutes; fare: €5.50). There is also a night bus operating at 20-minute intervals from 10pm to 5am.

Taxi: Taxi ranks are located outside the terminals (journey time: 25-35 minutes; fare: from €20. Fares to the airport include a supplement of 3.10€). For more information call: 93 223 5151, extension 2158.

Visit the following website for further information:
http://www.aena-aeropuertos.es/csee/Satellite/Aeropuerto-Barcelona/ca/Page/1045569607459/

GETTING AROUND BARCELONA

Public transport:

With the exception of one metro line, all public transport in Barcelona is operated by TMB (tel: 93 318 7074; www.tmb.net). Services generally run daily from 0500 to midnight on weekdays, and until 0200 on Fridays and Saturdays.

The metro is the most efficient means of transport in Barcelona, covering most parts of the city. Tickets can be purchased at any metro station and validated in a machine before boarding.

The bus network in Barcelona is extensive and almost all services run through Plaça de Catalunya, Plaça Urquinaona or Plaça de la Universitat. In summer, the TombBús is a shopping service that runs Monday to Saturday every few minutes between Plaça de Catalunya and Plaça Pius XII.

To get to the suburbs and surrounding areas, FGC (tel: 93 205 1515; www.fgc.es) and RENFE (tel: 902 320 320; www.renfe.es) operate regional rail lines - the RENFE local network is known as Rodalies or Cercanías.

Multi-ride tickets and passes (from one-day to monthly passes) cover all transport in the city. For tourists, there are multi-day passes available between two to five days and they can be used for the journey to and from the airport. See www.emt-amb.com for details.

For further information you can visit TMB official website: http://www.tmb.cat/en/home

Taxis:

Yellow-and-black registered cabs can be hailed on the street or booked in advance. Radio Taxi (tel: 93 293 3111) and Servitaxi (tel: 93 330 0300) provide 24-hour daily services. Meter fares includes VAT (rates rise at night, on Sundays and holidays). Tipping is not expected, but if you would like to tip, the usual amount is 5 to 10% of the meter fare.

Driving:

Roads in Barcelona are excellent, but they can get extremely congested during rush hours. There are numerous paid car parks in the city centre. Blue markings with a meter signify pay to park for a limited period of time while yellow markings signify no parking. With the proximity of the main attractions and the excellent public transport system, you may prefer to explore on foot.

Car hire:

The minimum age to hire a car in Spain is 21. A passport and a valid driving licence are required. A valid international insurance policy is also necessary, although this can be purchased at the time of hire. Cars can be hired at the airport, railway station and ports. Main car rental companies include Avis (tel: 93 330 4193; www.avis.com) and Hertz (tel: 93 419 6156; www.hertz.com).

Bicycle hire:

Barcelona has expanded and improved its network of routes and cycle paths, becoming one of the most cyclist-friendly cities in the world.

Alternatively, major bike rental shops include Al Punt de Trobada, Carrer Badajoz 24 (tel: 93 225 0585; www.alpuntdetrobada.com) and Biciclot, Passeig Marítim 33 (tel: 93 221 9778; www.biciclot.net).

AWARE OF PICKPOCKETS

The number of pickpockets have recently increased in Barcelona. This fact does not make Barcelona a less safer city, however tourists should take extra precautions while getting around the city, especially in crowded places.