Fairmont Rey Juan Carlos I
What We Love
- Within walking distance of Camp Nou, the 98,000-person home stadium of FC Barcelona
- Outdoor pools and landscaped gardens create the ambience of a beach resort, but you’re just minutes from some of the world’s best nightlife
- Impressive 19th-century landscaped gardens surround the property and outdoor pool, providing a sense of tranquility and privacy
What To Know
- The hotel is outside the city center, but public transit—including the new subway line 9, which connects directly to the airport—makes getting there easy
- WiFi throughout the property is free, making it easy to stay connected and plan your outings
- Guests have access to facilities at the nearby Royal Polo Club, including its tennis courts
- While access to the gym and pools is free of charge, the spa facilities come at an extra cost
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
Located on Avinguda Diagonal, about 15 minutes from downtown Barcelona, this 16-story, 432-room property combines the best of a resort vacation — an outdoor pool surrounded by expansive 19th-century gardens — with the pleasures of an urban escape. Standard rooms are equipped with minibars and high-speed WiFi (free throughout the property), while the 38 suites have impressive extras, including a baby grand piano and a Jacuzzi in the Royal Polo Suite. The décor is Old World–luxe with modern touches and sculptures throughout. Tuck into a Spanish-style meal at B·24, the lobby restaurant, or, during summer months, The Pool Restaurant & Lounge, which serves with Southern Mediterranean cuisine and Veuve Cliquot champagne—then kick back by the pool in a hammock and order a drink from the adjacent bar.
In the Area
Soccer fans will love that the resort is within walking distance of Camp Nou, the 98,000-seat home stadium of FC Barcelona. Snag tickets if you’re in town when there’s a match, or book a stadium tour and visit the on-site museum (it houses the club’s 22 Liga and four Champions League trophies). Take the hotel’s private shuttle to the city center to get lost in the mazelike Barri Gotic, admire Picasso’s earliest works at the artist’s namesake museum, and gawk at Gaudí’s unfinished cathedral masterpiece, La Sagrada Familia. Dedicate at least one evening to the city’s tireless nightlife scene; start by filling up with a plate of pinxtos, the Basque version of tapas, at Taverna Basca Irati, but don’t throw out the toothpicks (bartenders tally your bill based on the remnants), and then dance off all the calories at one of the discotecas.
How to Get There
The Fairmont Rey Juan Carlos I in Barcelona is a nice enough hotel with comfortable accommodations that are well appointed and serviced. The only issue encountered had to do with the shower located in the bathroom. Due to the undulating walls along the interior corridors in the atrium, the shower, on the inner wall of the room is triangular and extremely small (like on a boat). There is no tub. and no place for the guest to put their personal items for showering such as shampoo, soap., razor. etc. Based on the design of the door to the shower, it is almost impossible not to wet the floor outside of the shower. As a side note, the hotel is located in an area which has extremely few restaurants that one can reasonably walk to. There are a few restaurants in the Fairmont, one of which is located outside called The Terrace. The paella was pretty good, however the service was seriously lacking. The restaurant was not particularly busy at 8pm, and staffing was more than adequate, however I, and my companion, were made to feel invisible. In The Terrace restaurant in the future, I shall forever remain invisible.
Just wanted to say a huge 'Thank You' to Marcelo the Concierge for his help yesterday on ensuring that I made it to the airport in time for my flight. Under challenging circumstances he went 'above and beyond' the duty of a Concierge to assist me.
A true professional and gentleman.
The property is not fully renewed, the service is very very very bad, mostly when it come to the Consierge. Very rude boys, not professional and without any respect. I won't never never ever come back. Furthermore the location is very bad. You are very far from the city center or the beach. It takes you from 40 minutes to 1 hours to reach the places of interest.
Breakfast is good but the room is without any window dmso it s not very comfortable.
I will not recommend it.