Hotel Villa Emilia
What We Love
- The excellent location, right in the heart of Barcelona's hip Eixample district
- The stylish, contemporary décor throughout the hotel
- Grazing on tapas on the rooftop terrace
- Drinking in magical Barca from the rooftop terrace
What To Know
- Central base for exploring Barcelona's sites
- The Zinc Bar has a fireplace and a grand piano, where live jazz musicians often play
- Pet-friendly; bring Fido with you
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Villa Emilia is a chic four-star hotel in Barcelona’s central Eixample district. Within a short walk of such spots as the grand Sagrada Familia Cathedral, the old Barri Gotic quarter and the walkways of La Ramblas, this is an excellent base for exploring this magnificent and historical city on the Balearic Coast. If discovering the city on wheels is more your style, you can rent a bike at the hotel.
This TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence winner boasts a beautiful rooftop terrace – the perfect space to enjoy refreshing drinks and delicious Catalan food when the weather allows, with views of the surrounding streets. Alternatively, enjoy jazz music performances on the grand piano in the downstairs Zinc Bar. Villa Emilia is just a short stroll from the Rocafort metro station and is close to plenty of trendy bars and restaurants.
Rooms are elegant and modern, with minimalist furniture and muted color schemes. They boast designer lighting, Egyptian cotton bed linen and parquet floors. Each room gets plenty of natural light and has views of the surrounding streets.
The Zinc Bar, at street level, is tastefully decorated with antique and modern furniture. It boasts an open fireplace and a grand piano, which often hosts live jazz. In the evenings, delicious cheeses and foie gras are served, as well as a selection of light meals. The rooftop Terrace Bar is a lovely place to enjoy cool beers, wines and cocktails and tasty Catalan cuisine. In the summer months, there’s a packed entertainment program and a barbecue every Thursday night.
Villa Emilia is located in the stylish, modernist district of Barcelona, a favorite destination of gourmands and the center of the city’s Art Nouveau scene. Here, you’ll find the Gaudi masterpieces of Casa Battlo and the vast unfinished cathedral of Sagrada Familia. Also within easy walking distance is the oldest part of town, Barri Gotic, which is renowned for its ancient architecture and warrens of winding alleyways. You can also easily stroll to La Ramblas, the pedestrianized walkway that runs up to the Placa Catalunya, the city’s historic heart and a lovely spot to meet up with friends on balmy evenings.
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Very nice location, very friendly staff. The only thing I did not like was the air-freshener, it was so strong, at least for me. The room and bathroom very clean. Not so far away from Plaça d'Espanya.
The hotel is stylish, the staff are friendly and helpful.
The room was a good size with all the usual facilities and the bar / restaurant area is definitely cool, with a grand piano playing in the corner.
We stayed two nights and would have stayed for longer but they didn't have any vacancies.
Stayed here for 4 nights and the hotel is in a superb location, 12-15 mins walk to La Ramblas. It has some great cafes and restaurants also located nearby. The staff upon arrival were extremely friendly and provided lots of information about the hotel. I loved the room, very spacious and modern with a very large comfortable bed. The mini bar was restocked each morning and the cleaning staff were very quiet and discreet as they went about their work. We ate in the bar on the first night and I really enjoyed the tapas and there is a great wine menu also. This hotel is part of a collection which has a lovely distinctive scent about the place which is very inviting. The bar staff were also very friendly and served great cocktails. There is free coffee and pastries from 5-7 on the first floor which was a nice treat after a day exploring the city. I would most definitely stay at Hotel Villa Emilia if I were to return to Barcelona again. Superb hotel with a great atmosphere.
We was taking a trip to Barcelona, we picked this hotel via its location also reviews we had read, 1st impression was reception and we arrived early and they told us if our room was ready we could check in, this was 12:00 noon and we was in luck..
Staff were very attentive, friendly and welcoming.
The atmosphere of the hotel was warm and comfortable, the added bonus of different genre of live music playing in the foyer added to the ambience of the hotel making it a wonderful relaxing stay.
Only visited the hotel for a drink or 2 on the roof terrace due to the good February weather, most roof terraces in Barcelona seemed to be in expensive hotels where there are pools and sun beds etc, meaning they too are usually fairly exclusive and expensive, however Villa Emilia were more than happy for us to just have drinks on the terrace!
There were a few other customers but not too busy, however this meant there was no bar service on the terrace itself (makes sense for the time of year), meaning customers needed to purchase drinks from the bar downstairs and carry them, but the presence of an elevator and the staff happy to help you to the lift and press the buttons for you makes it easy enough! The views from the terrace aren’t the best, but if you just want a nice place to have drinks and catch some sun, this is ideal!
Drink prices were good ( €10 for a large beer and a glass of wine), service was very friendly and spoke perfect English despite my best Spanish attempt.
The restaurant downstairs looked great and a peek online at room prices appeared very reasonable for the quality of hotel (4*) and the location, around 20 minute walk to La Rambla.
I would definitely recommend the roof terrace again and would happily stay at the hotel if we were to come back to Barcelona!