Hello, my name is James and I will be your host! I would be delighted to welcome you on board our floating boutique hotel and provide you with any help, recommendations or support you may need during your stay.
The 'Double Infinity' is a true 'Classic Gentleman's Motor Yacht'. The interior saloon is spacious, tastefully decorated and fully air conditioned. What better way to experience that unsurpassed taste of freedom, elegance and style, than on a classic yacht like this one! It offers all the benefits of a quality hotel, while enabling you to explore a variety of destinations, amidst luxurious surroundings, in privacy and comfort.
The experience of dining "al fresco" on a boat in the Mediterranean cannot be put into words easily, but if I had to single out just one, it would have to be 'unforgettable'. The area provides some of the world's finest culinary treats and all items on our menu are carefully hand selected from local markets. Catalonia is famed for its seafood, delicious fresh vegetables and fruits, meats and cheeses, spices, the rejuvenating olive oil as well as its world famous wines, such as Cava, among others.
If you are looking for a different and elegant venue for an event, we have extensive event management experience and can assist businesses and parties by offering varied options for business meetings, corporate events, film and photo shoots, Christmas parties, team building events and birthdays. I also offer exclusive use of the 'Double Infinity' for Honeymooners, where you will be the only guests on board. The Honeymoon experience can be tailored to meet your personal wishes and requirements for a truly memorable stay.
The Bunk Bed Cabin has a comfortable bunk bed and is located midship. It is suitable for 2 people. There is a fitted wardrobe, plenty of storage space and a private bathroom. The boatel was renovated only last year and offers luxurious and unique accommodation.
Guests have private access to their room and to all the communal places onboard. There are a number of common areas which offer plenty of room for socializing and dining. The spacious decks, cockpits and shaded resting areas provide ample space for relaxing in. Beach towels are provided for sunbathing.
The marina at Port Forum has a good security profile. Vehicle access is controlled, the marina is patrolled 24/7 by mobile vehicle, foot and sea patrols. Additionally, access to each room is controlled by a security card.
There is a wide range of modern conveniences available on board for your entertainment. You may choose a DVD from our large film library, listen to your favorite music or check your emails on our wireless Internet connection. The following list is just a small selection of amenities available to all guests onboard: 3D surround sound TV, a Music Centre with a comprehensive CD library and a computer with Internet connection.
We serve 3 meals a day, there are no facilities for self catering but guests are sure to enjoy our luxurious menu. Our Continental Style Breakfast consists of fresh breads, croissants, cheeses, meats, jams, honey, yogurts and fresh fruits, served with fruit juices, teas and coffee. Lunch is light with fresh salads, breads, fruits and local delicacies. Dinner is usually served al fresco and is generally a nightly themed menu. Themes include Spanish, Italian, Mexican, Asian, Barbecue and Seafood. A full bar and wine list is also available.
I live on the boat, so I am able to welcome guests on arrival, make sure they are comfortable and provide assistance and information during their stay.
Our boat is docked at Port Forum Marina, part of the Parc del Forum Barcelona. In the heart of the Diagonal Mar District near Forum Square, the second largest esplanade in the world after Tiananmen in China, Barcelona’s Port Forum marina offers the perfect combination of beach and attractive urban environment. In the summer there are concerts on the square and swimming pools with real or artificial seawater and, throughout the year, the many shops along Diagonal Avenue gather together thousands of visitors. The 20,000 m2 harbor encompasses the Diagonal Mar shopping centre, an international congress centre, offices, and a natural science museum with permanent and temporary exhibitions of plant and animal life. The Catalan sailing and diving federations are also present on the marina and numerous activities are proposed on the beach, including a reserved swimming area.
There are many cafes, tapas bars and restaurants in the harbor, catering for all tastes, making it a pleasant spot to relax and to enjoy the beach. Some of the more notable are El Raco del Mariner (specializing in local seafood), Port Nautic, Suau and Cantina Marina Seca. Café del Mar, the most prestigious brand in the world in creating Beach Clubs and music Chill Out, is consolidating its presence in Barcelona with a new club in Port Forum. The opening is scheduled for the first quarter of 2017 with an eye on next spring-summer season. The space, with more than 4,000 m2, will be the world's largest club of its kind. The club will have 4 floors including a restaurant, a pool club with a swimming pool, a nightclub and a large upper terrace for events.
An ATM, a laundry service and parking space for cars are also available.
The beautiful Playa de Sant Adria Beach is five minutes walk from the marina. The beach is cleaned daily, the water is crystal clear and free beach showers and public toilets are available.
Jetski and electric bikes are also available to rent, with special rates for guests aboard ‘ Double Infinity’.
From July to the end of September 'Las Golondrinas' boat tours are available from the marina. The boat tours are a great way to see the Barcelona skyline and beautiful beaches. The tour ends up at the main port in the heart of Barcelona right next to the Plaza de Colon (Christopher Columbus Monument) where the city's main artery - Las Ramblas, starts.
Diagonal Mar Shopping Centre is located 8 minutes walk from the marina. The centre includes a huge supermarket (El Campo), fashion boutiques, hair and beauty salons, a pharmacy, restaurants to suit all tastes, a multiplex cinema and an entertainment centre.
The boat is right next to El Forum Beach and is close to numerous bars, restaurants and shops. The CCIB Congress and Exhibition Centre is also within easy walking distance. We are only 10 min by Metro to the centre of Barcelona. Barcelona Airport is 18 km away and taxi fares are very reasonable.
In more detail:
Taxi (easiest and quickest option).
A taxi is the easiest and fastest way to get to/from the ‘Double Infinity’ in Port Forum Marina. Taxis from Barcelona International Airport are available 24/7 and take about 25 minutes (depending on traffic). The price is around €35 from Terminal 2 and €40 from Terminal 1. The taxi area is located on the ground floor (floor 0) in T1 and just outside the terminal T2B, in Terminal 2.
Regular taxis can take up to 4 passengers and there are larger taxis for 5-6 passengers with a surcharge of €3,10. If you need one just ask the taxi marshal and he'll arrange it for you. Other common surcharges include €1 for each suitcase larger than 55 x 35 x 35cm and €3,10 airport fee. As for the payment, today many taxis accept credit card but the main payment method is still cash so have some with you (Euros only), also remember that the driver is obligated to give change only from a €20 note.
The special airport bus is called Aerobús. It's a fairly fast and inexpensive way to get to the city centre. The price is €5,90 one way or €10,20 for a return ticket (valid for only 15 days). You can buy the tickets online, from a ticket vending machine (Visa or MasterCard), or from the driver (cash only, change is limited to €20).
Each terminal has its own bus line. T1 is served by the A1 bus (most of the day: every 5 minutes, early morning and night every 10 minutes). T2 is served by the A2 bus (most of the day: every 10 minutes, early morning and night every 20 minutes). Both buses have only 4 stops from the airport (Plaça Espanya, Gran Via/Urgell, Plaça Universitat and Plaça Catalunya) and only 3 pick-up points on the way to the airport (Plaça Catalunya, Sepúlveda-Urgell, and Plaça Espanya). The duration of the trip is about 35 minutes.
From Placa Catalunya you can take a taxi to Port Forum Marina at a cost of about €15. The other option is to walk (6 minutes) to Urquinaona Metro Station and take Metro Line 4 to Maresme Forum Metro Station. Exiting onto Rambla de Prim, turn right, heading towards the Telefonica Building on the left and Museum Blue on the right, the Marina is about 12 minutes walk. Walking between the two buildings, at the top of the small incline turn left and go down the steps to the marina level. Continue straight ahead until the mini roundabout (300m) and turn right. Gate D is about 200m on the right, behind which lies MY ‘Double Infinity’.
Train to/from Airport
Apart from buses, the airport is also served by the Rodalies commuter train. The line is R2 Nord and it is operated by Renfe. The train station is located near T2 opposite T2B and is connected to the terminal by an overhead walkway (entrance at the beginning of T2B, just before T2A, on the 1st floor). From T1 you'll need to take the free shuttle bus that connects the 2 terminals, it's a 10 minutes ride. A single ticket is €4,10 as in the Rodalies zoning plan the airport is in zone 4, however, under the integrated tariff system it is in zone 1 and since Rodalies trains are subjected to that system and you can buy a 1 zone 10 journey T-10 card for €9,95. The duration of the journey is about 19 minutes to Barcelona Sants train station. For travel to Port Forum Marina you get off at Barcelona-Passeig de Gràcia station (duration 26 minutes) and take the Metro L4 to Maresme Forum Metro Station.