We reserved a double room on the hotel website, and i kindly asked the manager for a nice room as we were celebrating an special event.
The manager give us a very nice room, an upgrade to junior suite i think with a small living room with a sofa, table and TV and a nice bedroom with a matrimonial bed, flat TV, air conditioned and safe. Also the Junior Suite is followed by nice terrace with chairs, table and big sun umbrella.
The room was clean as well the marbled bathroom.
Every day the room was cleaned and towels and sheets were changed.
They provided also bath robes and slippers.
The hotel welcome us with a small Spanish red wine bottle in the room.
The hotel is quiet, and well connected with public transport like bus and metro.
The buss stop to city center is 200 meters away and metro (Sants Estacio or Entenca) about 12 minutes walking, or simply walking (20-30) minutes to Placa d, Espanya , Camp Nou Stadium, Sagrada Familia, Barri Gottic.
We had a late check in and a early check out and the staff was very friendly.
The hotel provide free maps and guides of Barcelona next to reception desk near by the elevator.
From Airport you can easily reach the metro station Saints with RENFE Train R2 for 3,2 Euros.
R2 train is the best because the direct buss has stop on Estacion de Franca witch is far away.
Unfortunately the hotel does not provide a free WiFi or wired internet service as is a must on nowadays on major hotels.
There is a free of charge internet service (90 minutes) but i did not succeed to connect at all.
In Spain i recommend Digi Mobil card (virtual provider over Movistar network) available in Barcelona in two shops only at: Calle Aragon nr. 439 (nearest) and Carrer de Provença, 40.
The card cost 10 euros and aloes you to make phone calls or to activate 500 MB internet option with 5 euros (extra trafic cost 2 euors for 200 MB). You can use the Sim card in mobile phone with GPS and Google maps or tablet or internet over the mobile phone hot spot.
The hotel has a restaurant where you can serve breakfast, dinner and lunch, unfortunately we did not eat thee because we always served dinner or lunch or breakfast in the city restaurants or local cerveseria.
The owners of this hotels have also a group of hotels, restaurants, shops and art collections in Barcelona , Madrid and France as they provide a magazine in the room and a guide to Barcelona.
In front of Derby hotel there is Grand Derby Hotel a 4 star de luxe hotel.
For its good price i recommend it, for luxury and more stylish hotel but a high price you can choose Grand Derby.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A four-star hotel located next to Barcelona's Diagonal commercial and business area and just 10 minutes away from the Sants AVE station.Because of the peace and tranquillity of its location, its connection with the rest of the city and the internal distribution of its guest rooms, Hotel Derby is one of the best options for accommodation in Barcelona, whether you are travelling for business or pleasure.Located on an almost completely pedestrian street, Hotel Derby has 115 guest rooms, 3 function rooms and the Epsom Restaurant for groups.Services115 guest rooms: 17 single rooms, 92 double rooms and 6 junior suite roomsEpsom Scotch BarEpsom Restaurant for groupsThe Times coffee shopBreakfast buffet24-hour room service and mini-barBusiness centreWi-Fi in all areasFunction rooms and spaces for eventsLaundry and ironing serviceSmall dogs allowed ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Derby Hotel Barcelona
- Hotel Derby Barcelona, Catalonia