The main pluses of this hotel are the location and the food. Other than that I wouldn't say it lives up to a 5-star rating - not in terms of service or room maintenance. The price for every little thing is just outrageous.
The location of this hotel is great - right on the beach, you have amazing views of the sea and the marina. It's a very short walk to the beach itself and the many restaurants that line it. The hotel's pool area is amazing, lots of loungers, then a garden area with very comfortable chairs to sit on.
The rooms are really large and lovely, the beds are comfortable, and the bathroom was huge.
I stayed here on business, and so we had catering throughout the day, rather than ordering food a la carte. The catering was amazing, the food was really tasty and always fresh.
The downside of this hotel was the service - the reception area was always busy and full of people, and the staff did not seem to cope with this efficiently. The luggage took a long time to arrive in the room. When I arrived at the hotel my room wasn't ready, so I was told that the reception would give me a call or even text me on my mobile when the room would be available - what a nice touch, I thought - except that the call or text was never made. Finally when I went to reception to ask about my room, they said it was ready and I got the keys.
I was really happy to see a Nespresso machine in my room, and would have expected this to be complimentary. However, actually using the machine would have cost me 4 euros for each coffee. I also would have expected a bottle of complimentary water, but again, you have to pay for water, and for everything else laid out in the room - such as a small pack of French biscuits for 11 euros!
The hotel's corridors looked a bit worn, the room as well. Overall the hotel needs to be updated and refreshed.
Staying in the Arts was ok, but I did not think that it lives up to what you would expect from a 5-star hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Pristine Hotel Arts Barcelona guides guests through relaxation through a myriad of luxurious accommodations. Surrounded by the picturesque backdrop of Barcelona, the landscape at and near our hotel in Barcelona, Spain will leave you in awe. Visit us and explore our unique setting, inside of our hotel and all around as you discover the seafront and exquisite design and art nearby. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Arts Hotel Barcelona
- Arts Barcelona Hotel
- Best Hotel Barcelona
- Hotel Arts Barcelona Catalonia