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5 of 5 bubbles Review of Villa Emilia

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Villa Emilia
Ranked #41 of 521 Hotels in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
Sussex
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Adored this hotel!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2009

A beautifully elegant yet 'cool' hotel with perpetually happy and helpful staff. My partner speaks a little Spanish, but all the staff spoke English fluently so he didn't get the chance to try. The bed was comfortable with plenty of room around it, the bathroom was huge and everything was spotlessly clean and appeared to have been newly decorated just for us!

We particularly enjoyed the complimentary early evening coffee & pastries on the mezzanine as a welcome pause between sightseeing and finding dinner. And the proximity of the Metro stop, just a few paces from the door, was ideal.

I never did find out what the delicious scent in the lobby, corridors and lifts was, but it became our 'homecoming' ritual to breathe it in and relax as we entered our hotel!

And do take the time to sit back and listen to the pianist of an evening if he is still there - the drinks are a bit pricey but the ambience makes them worth it.

We would both definitely return to the Villa Emilia if we visited Barcelona again.

  • Stayed March 2009, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2009

Stayed at Villa Emilia for an extended weekend and had a very good experience during my stay. The hotel is very well taken care of and the staff is helpful. Design and products offered in the room are of excellent quality and carefully chosen. On the top of all (literally) there is the terrace with bar services and comfy lounge chairs - a nice place to stay during the "siesta" or when relaxing between touristic attractions.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled as a couple
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Brisbane
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2009

As per all the other reviews, Villa Emilia is a rare hotel in that it gets just about everything right. The service and rooms I wouldn't fault - one of those hotels you look forward to returning to at the end of each day. The location may turn some off, but the Metro in Barcelona is so easy to use that the rooms and service far outweigh what you might get at the 'touristy' areas...

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled on business
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2009

Stayed for three nights, in this hotel, the room was lovely and clean, bathroom was spacious and had a great shower. The rooftop terrace was a welcoming place on returning from a long day of sight seeing (open until 1am).

Air conditioning was very quiet (couldnt hear it at all)


The hotel was situated in a great spot just a stones throw from the Metro.

We would definetely go back to this hotel.

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled as a couple
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2009

Eternally smiling staff and a hip, comfortable feel that I just can't explain! I would definitely stay here again.

Pros: Very friendly and knowledgeable staff, trendy but not over-done design, cozy roof-top terrace, very clean, great A/C, 1 block from metro, outside the tourist zones but still close to so much, GREAT value for money.

Cons: Outside the tourist zones (a good thing for me), bar food was a bit expensive.

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2009

We spent four nights here and really enjoyed it - great A/C, free internet, so close to a Metro stop. There is not a ton of stuff open right around the hotel at night, so we generally took the Metro. We went to a jazz club on a Sunday night and were surprised to find the Metro had stopped running. We walked 1.5 miles back at 1 a.m. For that reason, we would probably choose to stay closer to Placa de Catalunya if we returned to Barcelona.
We ordered room service once which was a bit of a disaster. I'd recommend going next door to Casanova's (a cute market) instead.

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2009

Villa Emilia was an excellent hotel, would stay again without question!! As soon as I walked in the employees greeted me with a friendly smile and hello. The hotel is modern and boutique like. Our room was comfortable and relaxing. The rooftop lounge had a fantastic view and was relaxing while eating a pastry and enjoying the quiet after an exciting afternoon of sight seeing.

The hotel is located minutes from a metro stop and very near Las Ramblas.

The staff was great to us. We were trying to organize an activity and they assisted us without question. They even recommended a local restaurant when we were looking for assistance.

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled with friends
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Property: Villa Emilia
Address: Calle Calabria 115-117, 08015 Barcelona, Spain
Region: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > Eixample
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#17 Romantic Hotel in Barcelona
#38 Luxury Hotel in Barcelona
#42 Business Hotel in Barcelona
#58 Family Hotel in Barcelona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Villa Emilia 4*
Number of rooms: 53
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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Emilia Hotel Barcelona
Villa Emilia Barcelona, Catalonia

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