Stayed here for 4 nights with my wife and we were both really impressed with almost everything about the place. The staff in reception are really helpful and courteous, the receoption area itself is quirky and contemporary (and smells lovely all the time), the rooms are comfortable and well-appointed, The bathroom was really lovely and spacious. The free wi-fi was a real bonus. The position... well although it's not in a great area, neither is it in a bad one, and as it is within just 2 minutes walk of Rocafort metro, it means that it is really central and handy for getting all around the city. The roof top bar is great - open, comfortable and a real suntrap - although the service can be a bit slow so once you get a waiter up there, its sensible to get him or her to get as much stuff for you as possible as it may be a while before they next re-emerge from the ground floor bar/restaurant.
So what about the 4 rather than 5 stars? Well - quite simply - the restaurant is not great, in fact I'd say it is vastly over-rated. I have posted a seprate review about it (its called Zincbar by the way) - so I'll not add all my comments about it in here, but it was a real let-down given how great the rest of the hotel is.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hotel Villa Emilia is a modern property situated in a prime location in the heart of Barcelona, perfect for business travelers and holidays trips. Its 53 double guestrooms are fully equipped and decorated with exquisite taste. Guests can enjoy Mediterranean food in the Zinc-Bar, lounge on our famous Terrace, enjoying live DJ/music and cocktails, or organize special events and meetings in the Salon Rojo and El Privat. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Villa Emilia Hotel Barcelona
- Emilia Hotel Barcelona
- Villa Emilia Barcelona, Catalonia