$118 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Nov 14, 2014 Check-out: Nov 15, 2014

Crowne Plaza BARCELONA - FIRA CENTER

3 stars
Avenida Rius I Taulet, 1-3, Barcelona, 8004
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.3
out of 5
19 reviews
Solid Hotel

Although I got this as a last minute deal, I think it was well worth it. The hotel is about 1-1.5... See full review

  • Ub Ub
  • Sep 10, 2013
Good business hotel

Our second stay at this hotel - it is a mainly business hotel with a busy conference side. We were... See full review

  • Ed in Muro
  • Jul 28, 2013
Stay close to all attractions at this large modern property

A premier destination for leisure and business visitors, Hotel Fira Palace offers spacious accommodations at the heart of downtown Barcelona, steps from Plaza Espanya. Free Internet is also available in the lobby. The hotel features two restaurants and a piano bar. Also on the premises is a fitness center with sauna, an indoor heated swimming pool with massage cascade and water jets and massage treatment rooms. The patio garden provides a pleasantly verdant escape.

Highlights
  • Great location right by Plaza Espanya
  • Heated indoor pool with massage cascade and water jets
  • Two restaurants and piano bar
Rooms

The 276 capacious rooms at Hotel Fira Palace come complete with a pleasing modern décor. The en-suite bathrooms are clad in Italian marble and feature a separate shower cabin and Gilchrist & Soames toiletries. A sofa bed and desk grace each unit, as do flat-screen TVs and mini-bars. Other perks include a pillow menu and 24-hour room service. Executive rooms are the same size but offer added trimmings such as daily turndown service, chocolates and newspapers. The hotel's 18 suites showcase classic décor. For all room categories, entrance to the pool and fitness center with sauna is complimentary. One baby cot per room is available upon request.

Features

L'Aria restaurant at Hotel Fira Palace serves buffet breakfasts (fees apply). The El Mall restaurant, offering a la carte lunches and dinners, dishes out Mediterranean cuisine with Catalan accents. The Scruples piano bar is the place for cocktails and cava (Catalan bubbly). The three-floor conference center at Hotel Fira Palace has a total of 18 rooms covering 2,950 square meters (31,753 square feet). The meeting rooms (largest of which can hold up to 2,500 people) have audiovisual equipment and high-speed Internet access.

Transportation
  • Barcelona International Airport (6.5 mi/10.6 km)
  • Closest metro stop: Espanya (on the L1, L3 and L8 lines)
Attractions
  • Las Ramblas (1.1 mi/1.8 km)
  • Plaza Catalunya (1.2 mi/2 km)
  • Sagrada Familia (2.3 mi/3.7 km)
  • Port Olimpic (2.4 mi/3.9 km)

Hotel Map

41.3728 2.1546
Nearby airports
El Prat Barcelona International Airport, (BCN), 12.00, KM;
Area description
Downtown, downtown

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Amenities

  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Ice machine
Activities
Children's activities
Tennis
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Coffee maker in room
Room service
Services
Business center
Maid service
Concierge desk
In-Room Safe
Shops/Commercial services
Car rental desk
Porters
FAX
Currency exchange
Overhead projector
Cellular telephone rental
Parking
Parking
Valet parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Room
Satellite TV
Cordless phone
Phone with speaker
Desk with lamp
Mini bar
Hairdryer in room
Outlet adapters
Cribs available
Sofa bed
Temperature control
Ironing board
Bath tub
Bidet

Nearby points of interest

  • Palau dels Esports de Barcelona: 0.1 mi
  • Fira de Barcelona: 0.2 mi
  • Museu d'Arqueologia de Catalunya: 0.2 mi
  • Teatre Lliure: 0.2 mi
  • Archaeology CatalunyaMuseum of Catalonia: 0.3 mi
  • CaixaForum: 0.3 mi
  • Barcelona Pavilion: 0.3 mi
  • Palau Nacional: 0.3 mi
  • Plaza de Espanya: 0.3 mi
  • Teatre Grec: 0.4 mi
  • Fundació Joan Miró: 0.4 mi
  • Fran Daurel Foundation: 0.4 mi
  • Piscines Bernat Picornell: 0.4 mi
  • Fundació Fran Daurel: 0.4 mi
  • Poble Espanyol: 0.5 mi
  • Palau dels Esports de Barcelona: 0.1 mi
  • Fira de Barcelona: 0.2 mi
  • Museu d'Arqueologia de Catalunya: 0.2 mi
  • Teatre Lliure: 0.2 mi
  • Archaeology CatalunyaMuseum of Catalonia: 0.3 mi
  • CaixaForum: 0.3 mi
  • Barcelona Pavilion: 0.3 mi
  • Palau Nacional: 0.3 mi
  • Plaza de Espanya: 0.3 mi
  • Teatre Grec: 0.4 mi
  • Fundació Joan Miró: 0.4 mi
  • Fran Daurel Foundation: 0.4 mi
  • Piscines Bernat Picornell: 0.4 mi
  • Fundació Fran Daurel: 0.4 mi
  • Poble Espanyol: 0.5 mi
  • Barcelona Olympic Stadium: 0.5 mi
  • Dona i Ocell: 0.5 mi
  • Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys: 0.6 mi
  • Montjuïc: 0.6 mi
  • Air Raid Shelter: 0.6 mi
  • Palau Sant Jordi: 0.7 mi
  • Anella Olimpica: 0.7 mi
  • Jardí Botànic de Barcelona: 0.8 mi
  • Montjuïc Castle: 0.8 mi
  • Parc de l'Espanya Industrial: 0.8 mi
  • Sant Pau del Camp: 0.8 mi
  • Port of Barcelona: 0.8 mi
  • Plaza Espanya: 0.8 mi
  • El Raval: 0.8 mi
  • Barcelona Sants railway station: 0.9 mi
  • Montjuïc funicular: 1 mi
  • Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art: 1 mi
  • National Library of Catalonia: 1 mi
  • Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona: 1 mi
  • Royal Square: 1 mi
  • Old Hospital de la Santa Creu: 1 mi
  • Carrer del Carme: 1 mi
  • University of Barcelona: 1.1 mi
  • Palau Güell: 1.1 mi
  • Plaza Catalunya: 1.1 mi
  • La Boqueria: 1.1 mi
  • Gran Teatre del Liceu: 1.1 mi
  • La Rambla: 1.1 mi
  • Maritime Museum: 1.1 mi
  • Carrer de Pelai: 1.1 mi

Dining

El Mall Restaurant
Indulge in the delicious Mediterranean cuisine with a relaxed atmosphere in our Restaurant El Mall
L'Aria Restaurant
Start your day with a complete and healthy buffet breakfast in our L Aria Restaurant
Lobby Bar
A large selection of Cocktails, Wines and Snacks

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (19)

Ratings and reviews for Crowne Plaza BARCELONA - FIRA CENTER

Overall score

4.3 / 5
5.01.0
19 out of 19
Amenities:
3.9
Room cleanliness:
4.6
Hotel staff:
4.3
Room comfort:
4.3
Location:
4
Value:
3.9

95% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Wanted: comfort and tourist-friendly
Business
Boulder, CO
Nov 30, 2010

A Palace It is Not

Fira Palace leaves a great deal to be desired. -It could use new bedding and decorating. The room is wornout out looking and uncomfortable. -The TV channels are very limited. -The reception desk is apathetic, unfriendly and not at all helpful. - The gym is worn down and half of the machines are broken. Really depressing atmosphere there. -The restaurant food is overpriced with very little variety of food offerings including room-service -The location of the hotel is not good for tourists because it is out of the way from the center of town and all activity...it is a dead neighborhood - It does not deserve the 4 stars at all

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
1
Location:
1
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
The Three "Amigas"
Business
Los Lunas, NM
Aug 8, 2010

Large comfortable room, friendly staff

The service was excellent. The staff was friendly and made every effort to accommodate our requests. The 30 minutes per day free internet service was an added surprise! Smoke-free bar was great. Nice selection of food at breakfast buffet.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Time-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Short walking distance to tourist open air bus stop.

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Review of Crowne Plaza BARCELONA - FIRA CENTER

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Athens, Georgia
Jul 23, 2010

Great location

The three of us loved the relative quiet of the neighborhood in contrast to the central part of the city. We still had easy access to metro and even closer access to buses. We loved the bathrooms. Rooms were spatious. There were computers for guests but these were very popular so sometimes a challenge. Family enjoyed exploring restaurants and bakeries in the neighborhood.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Time-saving tip: Not Applicable

The 2 day tour bus ticket is more than worth the 29 euro. We got on and off the buses several times plus there were discounts for other activities.

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Review of Crowne Plaza BARCELONA - FIRA CENTER

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Al & Marie
Business
Monrovia, CA
Jul 13, 2010

Barcelona stay

Staff very nice, professional. Room spacious, bed comfortable, large bathroom. OK location but you must walk to Plaza Espana to pick up transportation to Las Ramblas or anywhere else unless you want to pay for taxis (which can get pretty costly). Plaza Espana is relatively close, but it is a bit of a hike so if you have any problem walking or don't like to walk much, it can be an inconvenience. Hotel is kept fresh-smelling and cool in the summer (can't say that about all the local hotels)and feels serene and elegant. Eating at the hotel is not always practical because the breakfast buffet & dinner restaurant are very expensive. Overall good value for the price, just a bit far from the "action".

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
2
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Crowne Plaza BARCELONA - FIRA CENTER

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Poughkeepsie
Jul 7, 2010

Hotel Fira Palace

Vacation for couple with 4 year old. Liked the size of room unusual in Europe to get this large for a reasonable price. We lucked on a very good deal through [...] by timing, 2 weeks earlier price was higher. Children under 6 are free. Buffet breakfast is expensive 18 euro per person, there are a few local places you can get more reasonable, these are not fancy and some Spanish will help get what you want. Location was fine not in touristy area, next to convention center(Fira), quiet and felt safe at night. Subway is excellent to get anywhere you want in city, station reasonable walk from hotel. Staff helpful when needed. Modern clean large bathrooms. 2 large beds in standard room. Pictures show nice pool and fitness center. We didn't have chance to use so no comment. Overall good place to stay.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Crowne Plaza BARCELONA - FIRA CENTER

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Euro novice
Business
Charlotte, NC
May 2, 2010

feels cosmopolitan

This is a very nice modern hotel with a lot of amenities, very few of which I actually used because Barcelona is so full of things to see and do that I wasn't going to hang around the hotel. Convenient to Metro stops but not right on a big street so print out a map from [...] before you get there. The rooms are nice and are clean. Only 30 min free wireless internet daily - can pay for unlimited. Staff helpful and speak English. Definitely get the breakfast - a little pricey but a great variety and you can load up to tide you over till supper with maybe just a snack as you tour. Good bar.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Crowne Plaza BARCELONA - FIRA CENTER

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
London
Jan 9, 2010

Excellent location and great facilities!

From the moment we arrived at the hotel we knew we had made the right choice! The hotel was clean with great facilites, excellent decor and friendly, helpful staff! The gym and pool were both excellent, the rooms were well equiped especially the bathroom suites and the location was just about right! Not too far away from the hub of Barca and quite enough in the evening! I will be recommending this hotel to friends and family and will definately go back myself!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Nightlife tip: Long walk from hotel

Opium Bar/Club in the port olympic. Good atmosphere and by the beach!

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Review of Crowne Plaza BARCELONA - FIRA CENTER

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Dallas, TX
Jun 19, 2009

4-Star Get Away

It was an overnight stay after a cruise. We did take a tour of the city on a Hop on Hop Off bus. I was disappointed that on the overview of the hotel, it stated there was airport transportation. That is misleading because they didn't have airport transportation. Taxis are always sitting out in front of the hotel, therefore, you don't need them to call a taxi for you.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Crowne Plaza BARCELONA - FIRA CENTER

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Sarasota/Bradenton, FL
May 26, 2007

Hotel with class

The room was slightly larger than the usual and very clean. The shower with three jets was separate from the bath tub. There was a flat screen TV with very good reception, most programs were in Spanish but some news show were in English. The room included two queen beds, a love seat, coffee table, desk and chair and the usual closet spaces.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

There was a wonderful art museum nearby with a great view of the city since it was set higher up. During the evening the many fountains were turned on with various colored lights and water works set to music. The water and light show lasted an hour and it was very nice. Snack areas and tables were on the grounds.

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