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1. Rules for the EXPRESS contest by Hostal Mare Nostrum
- EXPRESS CONTEST -
 
The prize:
 
1 pack with 2 cotton tote bags with the Hostal Mare Nostrum design "Your gateway to Barcelona"


What to do?

1) Hostal Mare Nostrum will give 2 summer tote bags through Facebook to one of its followers.

2) To participate, you need to be a fan of the Facebook page of Hostal Mare Nostrum and leave us a comment on the photo contest mentioning a friend or a relative of yours.


CONTEST RULES:

- All people over 18 may participate, of any nationality and country of residence.

- Only comments within the contest image (to be published each week by Hostal Mare Nostrum) will be able to participate.

- It is required to be a follower of the Hostal Mare Nostrum Facebook fan page.

- You can only participate once in each contest.

- On Friday at 2PM there will be a raffle with all participants with random.org and we will have the winner of the bags. It will be communicated through an answer in the comment of the winner.

- The bags will be waiting at Hostal Mare Nostrum to be picked (Sant Pau Street 2, Barcelona) from the day after the name of the winner had been announced. In no case shipments will be made.
 
- The bags are stored at Hostal Mare Nostrum to three months from the date of the publication of the winner.


- Participation in this competition implies acceptance and compliance of these rules.


GOOD LUCK TO ALL THE PARTICIPANTS!
2. What is the best way to come to the Hostal Mare Nostrum and the cost ?

Hostal Mare Nostrum is located in the heart of Barcelona, ​​making it very easy to arrive by public transport.

FROM BARCELONA’S PORT (HARBOR / PIER)

There are 3 options:

  1. Taxi:
    The easiest option is to simply catch a taxi from the port to the city centre which is cheap (fare around €15.00 to the city centre) and quick (normally less than 10 minutes).

 

  1. Walking:

The nearest cruise terminal is about a 15 minute walk away from La Rambla. However there are 7 cruise terminals and if you arrive at one which is furthest from La Rambla you would need to catch a shuttle bus called the T3 PORTBUS (see details below) which will take you to Mirador de Colom (the memorial to Christopher Columbus).

It is not recommended to walk to the city centre if you are arriving at cruise terminals A, B, C or D (Adossat Quay) because you have a long walk (about 2 km) from the terminal to the Columbus Monument which is at the foot of La Rambla. If you have luggage you will not find this walk comfortable in the midday heat. If you are arriving at the North, East or South terminals (World Trade Centre) then it is possible for you to walk, although it is still a good 15 minutes to the foot of La Rambla.

  1. Bus (T3 PORTBUS – Blue Bus)

The tickets for the T3 PORTBUS can only be purchased with cash on the bus itself.

The walking time from the Christopher Columbus monument to La Rambla is about 1 minute, and the nearest Metro Station is Drassanes (Green Line, L3), which is only about 5 minutes walk from the monument. Once you are at the metro station you will have a good transport connection to the rest of the city. The price of the T3 PORTBUS ticket is €2.50 for a single trip and €3.50  for a day return.

You cannot use the T10 transport ticket on this cruise bus service. There is no fixed timetable for the Blue Bus however the cruise terminal operators co-ordinate the running of the bus with the arrival and departures of the cruise ships. On average the bus leaves every 30 minutes from the Christopher Columbus monument.

 

FROM BARCELONA’S AIRPORT “EL PRAT”

There are 3 options:

  1. Taxi:
    Leaving the airport you will find a line of taxis that can bring you to Hostal Mare Nostrum (Carrer de Sant Pau, 2 Barcelona) . The approximate price is 40 € and the journey takes about 20 minutes.

 

  1. Aerobus:

You can take this bus in all airport terminals and it will bring you until Plaça Catalunya. There are two lines; you can take the A1 in airport's Terminal 1 while A2 departs from Terminal 2.

The price is about 6 € for a one way ticket while the round trip ticket costs about 11 €.  

You have to get off at the last stop (Plaça Catalunya):

Hostal Mare Nostrum: Carrer Sant Pau, 2. 08001 Barcelona

The journey will take about 30-35 minutes.

  1. Train + Metro:

It’s the most difficult but economical option. You will need a public transport ticket. We recommend you the T-10 ticket (10 trips Bonus that you can use for the rest of your stay), that can be purchased at the train station or subway.

The airport train station is located in Terminal 2 B, if your flight arrives at Terminal 1 you can take a free airport bus to go to the train station.
Once there you have to take C2 train line and get off at Sants station.

From there you have to take the metro line 3 (green) and travel until Liceu station. Once there you will be in front Hostal Mare Nostrum.

The journey will take about 1 hour.

 

FROM GIRONA’S AIRPORT

Girona Airport is located 103 km from Barcelona. To reach Barcelona by public transport you have two options:

  1. Taxi:  The trip to Barcelona with Taxi costs about 120 €.

 

  1. Bus + metro:

Another option to go to Barcelona is the bus, which costs around € 16 for single ticket and € 25 for the round trip. The bus trip takes about 75 minutes.

The bus departs from the bus terminal in Girona’s Airport. There is more than one bus line, so you should pay attention and take the bus to Barcelona.

The bus arrives at the main bus terminal in Barcelona, North Station.

 From there you should take the Metro line 1 (red) and stops in Catalunya station.

 Once there you have to follow this map to arrive at Hostal Mare Nostrum.

Total time trip: > 2 hours
Hostal Mare Nostrum: Carrer de Sant Pau, 2. 08001 Barcelona.

 

Using any of these many options you will arrive at

Hostal Mare Nostrum.

We'll be waiting here for you.

3. When do we have to make the payment for the reservation ?

The payment of your reservation will be done at the Hostal Mare Nostrum during the check-in process. We will ask you what type of payment you prefer (cask or credit card). In case it is with credit card, it can be a different one than the one you used to garantee your reservation.

4. Why do you need the credit card number and expiration date ?

The credit card number is needed to garantee the reservation. No charge will be done on it untill you come and make the payment.

5. Is it possible to arrive before/after the official check-in time ?

The official check-in (02 to 06 pm) time allow us to have a some time to clean the rooms. Before, depending on the circumstances (early cleaning) you might enjoy the room earlier than planned. After, the Hotel is open 24h and we know that plains do not care about check-in time so we keep your room untill you arrive. This is why we need you to tell us about your estimated time of arrival (at the airport or the Hotel). If you planned to arrive after 18:00, please advise us (mail or phone call)

6. Can we leave our luggages before check-in/after check-out ?

We do have a special locked and secured room for luggages storing so you do not have to worry about them in case you arrive early or leave late.

7. How can I/we cancel the reservation without beeing charged ?

For the bookings done from our webpage:

You just need to send us an email 48h prior to your check-in date and there will be no charges.

For the bookings done from other portals :

You need to cancel your reservation from the same portal 48h prior to your check-in date and there will be no charge.

WE DO NOT ACCEPT CANCELLATIONS OVER PHONE

8. What does the prices include ?

The prices given in our webpage includes Breakfast and Taxes so the price you will pay at the check-in is the one you saw when you did your reservation (it also appears on your reservation confirmation).

9. What is already in the room (shampoo, soap, sheets, towels) ?

The rooms are provided with fresh sheets, one pillow per person, towels (they cannot be taken out of the Hotel), shampoo, gel-soap and hairdryer.

10. Where is the closest car-park ? How much does it cost ? Is it possible

The closest underground car park :

First crossroad on the HOSPITAL st (coming from Las Ramblas), or on the JUNTA DEL COMERÇ street behind our Hostal.

Parkings cost : approx 28 euros per day (24h)

11. How can make a special request about the room (2 pillows, high floor, ...) ?

During the booking process on our webpage, you will have the opportunity to leave us some comments about requests or special questions you might have. We will do our best to answer you as soon as possible.

12. Is it possible to add an extra bed in the room ?

There is no possibility to add an extra bed in the rooms (for one adult or child). You can bring your own bed if you are travelling with a baby or ask us for availability (20 euros/night).

13. Is the Hostal adapted to disabled persons – is there an elevator ?

Our Hostal is not adapted to disabled persons. We are equiped with an elevator but only from the first floor (reception) and upward.

14. What type of Credit Card are accepted ?

We accept most of debit card or credit card (Visa, Mastercard, Maestro), the DINNERS. But we do not accept Anerican Express for the reservation nor for the payment.

15. Can I bring my pet with me to the hostal?
We accept pets under request as long as they are small and quiet. They must always be accompanied. They cannot be all alone in the rooms. Guide dogs are also very welcome, of course!
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