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Montserrat Hotel: Review of Abat Cisneros Hotel at Montserrat Monastery, Spain

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Hotel Abat Cisneros next to Montserrat Monastery
Hotel Abat Cisneros next to Montserrat Monastery

There is only one hotel at Montserrat Monastery: Hotel Abat Cisneros. It is a three star hotel that sits at the very heart of Montserrat Monastery. It is located inside a building that has been the provider of accommodation for pilgrims to the monastery since 1563. In the late-1950's the old monastery building was converted into a hostel. Then, in 2000, further conversions were made to the building, turning it into the Hotel Abat Cisneros that we see today. As you will see below, the majority of rooms in the hotel offer impressive views of the Montserrat Monastery, Montserrat mountain and the surrounding Llobregat valley.

This page will provide all of the details that you will require when considering a stay at Hotel Abat Cisneros: the facilities including the bar, restaurant and other services; the disabled facilities at the hotel; the hotel's location in relation to Montserrat Monastery; the size and number of rooms; how to get to the hotel and a general overview to the hotel.


Montserrat Hotel facilities

Hotel Abat Cisneros has its own restaurant: Restaurant Abat Cisneros. This restaurant is open to all visitors to Montserrat, but is attached to the hotel, on the ground floor. It is located inside an atmospheric room, with an arched exposed brick ceiling. For details on the prices, menu and booking details of Restaurant Abat Cisneros, see our Guide to Restaurants at Montserrat Monastery.

Restaurant Abat Cisneros dining times:
Breakfast: 08:00 - 10:30
Lunch: 13:00 - 15:00
Dinner: 20:00 - 21:45

There are also some other recreational rooms in the hotel:

  • A small bar that is located between the lobby and the restaurant. It sells spirits, coffees, soft drinks and small selection of cakes.
    Opening hours: 08:00 - 22:00

  • Reading room
  • Children's playground
  • There is no pool or gym at the hotel.

    Pets are not allowed in the hotel.

    There are safe deposit boxes available on request.


    Are there disabled facilities at Montserrat Hotel?

    The hotel lobby and restaurant offer complete disabled access. There is also a lift with widened doors to all floors of the hotel.

    There are a total of two rooms in the hotel that are adapted for if you are a limited mobility traveller. They have widened doors and adapted bathrooms.

    If you would like to book one of the disabled access rooms, it is best to call the hotel reservations number (see below). This is because the online booking service does not allow you to specify that you would like an adapted room.


    Business facilities?

    Hotel Abat Cisneros does offer services for businesses. It offers the following:

  • 6 meeting rooms
  • Each meeting room contains audiovisual and computer equipment, internet connection and public address systems.
  • For details on the capacity and size of each room, plus prices and how to book the room, see the Official Montserrat website Business Rooms page.


    Rooms

    There are a total of 82 rooms at Hotel Abat Cisneros. As you will see from the table below, these rooms fall into various categories. The majority of the rooms in the hotel are double rooms. However there are some singles. There are also 13 rooms in the hotel that are doubles but that can be made into triples by adding an extra bed.

    Type of Room Number of Rooms
    Single room 17
    Double room 55
    Room with a lounge 4
    Room with a view of the mountain or the square 62
    Connecting room i.e. two rooms with an interconnecting door 12
    Rooms with twin beds 58
    Rooms with double beds 24

    Each room has the following facilities:

  • A bathroom with both a bath and a shower
  • A television with satellite
  • A telephone
  • Heating and air conditioning
  • Parquet flooring

  • Hotel location

    Outside Hotel Abat Cisneros
    Outside Hotel Abat Cisneros

    Hotel Abat Cisneros is located at the very heart of Montserrat Monastery. It overlooks the same square as the basilica and the Montserrat Museum. Whilst there, you will be perfectly situated to make the very most of what Montserrat Monastery has to offer. Have a look at our Montserrat Tourist Attractions page to get a full idea of what Montserrat has to offer. You will find links to detailed pages on the museum, shops, restaurants, religious relics and natural park at Montserrat.

    It is important to remember that staying at Montserrat Monastery is a very unique experience. You will be in a hotel that sits at the top of a mountain, in a wonderfully isolated location. For this reason, you should only considering staying in Hotel Abat Cisneros if you wish to spend all of your time in the Monastery and the surrounding natural park.


    How to get there from Montserrat Cremallera Station

    Hotel Abat Cisneros is located at the very heart of Montserrat Monastery. For the exact location, check out Map of Montserrat.

    If you are coming to Montserrat from Barcelona, it is most likely that you will be catching the Barcelona to Montserrat Train. If this is the case, you will either take the Cable Car or the rack railway to the Monastery at the top of Montserrat Mountain. From both the rack railway station and the cable car station, the hotel is less than five minutes walk.


    In a nutshell:

    Hotel Abat Cisneros is a very unique thing: an affordable hotel in a stunning location. The hotel is simple - there is an understated lobby with black marble floors and wooden ceilings. Bedrooms are plain yet comfortable, with wooden floors and gingham blankets. This is all in keeping with the atmosphere of quiet reflection that resonates throughout Montserrat Monastery. The majority of the hotels' rooms offer views of the Monastery and the mountain - a priceless addition that is likely to make your stay one that you will remember for a very long time.


    Prices of Hotel Abat Cisneros:

    The prices at Hotel Abat Cisneros are subject to change. They vary depending on the time of the year and the type of room that you require. For full price listings, check the Official Montserrat Website. Here you will find a link to a pdf called "Rates" - download this for the most up to date price information.


    Address:

    Hotel Abat Cisneros
    Monestir de Montserrat
    08199 Montserrat, España.

    Reservation and Information line
    Tel: +34 93 877 7701

    E-mail: [email protected]

    Web: Official Montserrat Website


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