Payment with Ada cryptocurrency: new procedures and a Cardano discount!

Since Hotel Ginebra in Barcelona first decided to start accepting Ada (the cryptocurrency of Cardano) as payment as the first business in the world to do so, a lot of things have changed.

For example where first there was the Daedalus wallet  –, that you had to download in a longwinded process in which it had to synchronise with the Cardano blockchain, recently an easy-to-use version has seen the light called Yoroi.

Yoroi is the new emurgo wallet
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Yoroi has been developed by Emurgo ( ) , the marketing and business development branch of the Cardano project.

For extreme user convenience, Yoroi can be simply downloaded as a Google Play app. Without any more need to synchronise with the Cardano blockchain, now it is possible to download and be ready for business in a matter of minutes.

Also the all-changing and eagerly anticipated Shelley system update is nearing fast, presumably before the end of March and shortly thereafter the IOHK summit   ( )  will take place in April in Miami, Florida.

Rumour has it that here Charles Hoskinson, the CEO of IOHK, the company that runs the Cardano project, might reveal an interesting new product in his keynote speech.

A Cardano debit card perhaps? We know that this has been in the planning, but then again there is so much going on in this project that it is anybody’s guess.

In any case, untill any new upgrades and even more sofisticated ways to pay with Ada will be pushed out, Hotel Ginebra has replaced the Daedalus wallet with a Yoroi wallet and we would probably recommend all users to do the same, or at the very last also have Yoroi installed as well for quick operations.

Now again a quick recap of how it all works.  You can send  payment of the reservation directly from your device to our computer, or rather from your digital wallet to our digital wallet, now Yoroi.

Easy download here: , or )


To be able to send any ADA, first you need to have converted your-day-to day currency into ADA.  Although in Japan  there are already  machines where it is possible to withdraw ADA, if you do not live in Japan  you have to first buy bitcoin on a platform like Coinbase . Then convert bitcoin into ADA on a crypto-currency exchange, like Binance.

(In the very near future it will also be possible to buy ADA directly on Coinbase, without having to go through Bitcoin.)

For more specifics on how to use the Yoroi wallet and to follow the development of the project, you can visit the Emurgo Youtube channel:

So how do you make a reservation at Hotel Ginebra by using ADA as payment? The procedure has changed since we first started, and has now beome considerably easier. In fact, now you can just make your reservation at our website like you normally would and then make payment with Ada once you arrive at the hotel, as follows:

Search for availability on our website

You will see a search result similar to this :

There will be several rates to choose from. To be able to pay with Ada you need to select the standard rate that has a 7 -day cancellation policy and that allows you to pay directly in the hotel.


Because if you intend to pay with Ada once you arrive at the hotel, you are entitled to a 12% discount on the total price!!
Once you are on the page that displays the search results, you will see a field at the top right corner of the page, that says “PROMO CODE“.

By filling in the promo code CARDANO, the system will automatically recalculate the price by discounting the total amount by 12%.

You are obviously entitled to the discount on condition that you indeed make payment with ADA upon arrival at Hotel Ginebra.  And how do you pay?? The easy way is now to simply download the Yoroi wallet on your phone. Obviously you need to be in possession of ADA, or you will not be able to transfer the payment into our account. The hotel recepcion will comunicate our wallet address upon arrival.. In case you do not have Yoroi installed on your phone, you can also use a pc that we have available at the hotel recepcion to access your Yoroi or Daedalus wallet.

That’s it. Very straightforward and easy to start. If you have any questions about Yoroi or payment with Ada or anything related to the Cardano project we will be happy to help where we can or otherwise point you in the right direction.

In any case we are expecting you soon in Barcelona and hopefully book your stay at Hotel Ginebra. See you soon!

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ADA CARDANO – The New Bitcoin?

  •  As mentioned in previous blog articles Hotel Ginebra has quickly become  famous in the cryptocurrency world for accepting ADA as a form of payment as the first business in the world.  That compares perhaps with being the first business that ever accepted payment by credit card in the world, so obviously we are very pleased to be the first!

For those of you who are not familiar with cryptocurrencies, the most famous “coin” is called Bitcoin. Now around for nearly a decade, Bitcoin was designed to faciliate peer to peer payment without having to rely on the services of a third party middleman such as a bank or a credit card company for example.

But as much as Bitcoin was revolutionary, it was also quite rudimentary.  Meanwhile many years have passed and there are other cryptocurrencies that can do the same as Bitcoin, but do it better, faster and offer other completely new features as well.

Here at Hotel Ginebra we are always interested in new tecnologies, especially when they seem to offer new exciting scenarios in the hotel industry.

As mentioned, after due eloborate investigation we have chosen ADA as the cryptocurrency to accept payments with. So…is ADA the new Bitcoin?

The answer is yes……….and no.

Because yes, just like Bitcoin also ADA can transfer value (money) by means of an encrypted message between people without the help of a middleman.

But no, because ADA can do a lot more then just that.  It would go to far to explain all it’s features and capabilities here but if you are curious please visit, the website of the Cardano Foundation, or, the website of the company that is in charge of the tecnical development of the project and finally the Emurgo website 

We have been fortunate enough to meet up with the core team of Cardano in Lisbon recently who have explained us where the development is going.

To stay updated please visit .

One thing is for sure: there are exciting times ahead of us in the cryptocurrency industry with Cardano as one of the main players and Hotel Ginebra intends to be part of that upcoming revolution.

We hope to be able to bring you some exciting news soonabout a more improved way to pay for your stay at Hotel Ginebra with ADA.

To download the ADA Daedalus wallet (to make payments or receive payments with ADA), click here:









Hotel Ginebra Barcelona – Pay for your stay in ADA Cryptocurrency

NOTE: We are currently accepting reservations using Cardano ADA!
Due to the enormous success of our Cardano ADA payments announcement, some customers asked us when we’d start accepting ADA after this post was published. The answer is: right now! But, for the time being, we do not yet have a integrated Cardano ADA booking system.To book a reservation using Cardano ADA, please verify availability using our Book Now form, then click here to email us. Please include dates and the type of room found via the availability search. We will email you further instructions.

Soon our booking system will be fully integrated with Cardano ADA!


Hello from sunny Barcelona, the city with the best climate in Europe!

At Hotel Ginebra we like to keep updated on the latest trends and novelties.

What is always interesting to us and to hotels in general is not only the source of the reservation (the hotel’s own website, or OTA’s like, Expedia, Agoda and others) but also the way the reservation is processed.

This process has changed dramatically over the years and it looks as if a major new innovation is about to conquer the market space: payments in cryptocurrencies.

For those of you who have never heard of cryptocurrency, you may have heard of Bitcoin. Bitcoin is a digital form of transferring payments which is not issued by a central bank, but rather by a global community

For more information on the topic of cryptocurrencies please visit News,  or the Coin Telegraph, two of our favorite news sources in crypto!

Although Bitcoin functions extremely well and it’s value on the cryptocurrency exchanges keeps rising at an incredible pace – and adoption on Wall Street is around the corner – we have decided to build our new cryptocurrency payment system around another coin, namely ADA.

ADA is the end result of a larger project called Cardano which amongst others is designed to offer new payment options to the three billion people on our planet that are unbanked.

The Cardano project was conceived in Japan and is now  under development by  technological company IOHK based in Hong Kong.

The project of creating our new payment system for cryptocurrency enthusiasts on the other hand has been outsourced to our in-house programmer who resides in Brasilia, the capital of Brazil. Hotel Ginebra is a nice example of how even a relatively small business can go global!

We expect to start testing our ADA payment-system by the end of November and launch is expected around the new year.

For any more information on this exciting new development and on ADA coin in general please leave your comments and we will get back to you as soon as possible.