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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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.
How to Get There
The rooms are well designed and spotlessly clean. The staff are incredibly helpful and the in- house cafe has great food. While the location is in a quiet street there are cafes close at hand and the local Metro is one block away.
Stayed for three nights with my two-year old. Staff nice, allowed us to check-in early.
Pros: Good breakfast, beautiful terrace. Wonderful location, nice restaurant and bar.
Cons: two elevators, always busy and have to wait for a while, not the best for small kids. I was checking out and asking the front desk staff to call a taxi and help with luggage. The staff informed me that someone will come into my room to carry my luggage. No one came but shortly I receive a call that my taxi is here. I politely asked for help with luggage again since I was carrying my child, stroller and hasn't checked out yet. The front desk person came himself, rushed me downstairs, dropped the bags in the fron area and told me to ask the cab driver for help with bags. The whole check out exp[erience was strange. Lastly, they charged me for breakfast for me and my 2-year old (who doesn't eat anything int he morning besides milk) even though I was told originally I would only pay price for 1 person.
We stayed for a weekend at the hotel and all the staff without exception were helpful, friendly and charming. They could not have been more helpful nor more welcoming. It is lovely place and the roof top bar is a perfect place for tapas and a chilled glass of wine of an evening, in the warmth of the sun. We will definitely be returning