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.
How to Get There
We stayed 4 nights at the Villa Emilia. The inside and the outside of the hotel are very well kept. The construction is modern with a warm, romantic, lush atmosphere. The lobby is small, quaint and they support local artist by selling some of their items. On the other side, you'll find their restaurant. Mind you, there are great restaurants all over Barcelona, so you can choose to stay in our dine out. The round it out, they also have a quaint rooftop terrace. Our check in included a free drink on the terrace. That was a nice little add-on.
The rooms are just the right size, very modern, clean, airy and well maintained. The bathroom offers a huge shower that can fit 2 people, long vanity and amenities such as shampoo, rinse and herbal soaps.
Because the hotel is 1 block away from the main boulevard, the hotel is very quiet. We slept soundly even if our room faced the street. The corridors were quiet although it was busy during the time we were there.
We didn't have time to check out their happy hour on the terrace only when we did our flight check-in did we see their set up. It's pretty nice and offers another quiet little space for a small bite. If I could recommend one thing is to leave the Nespresso and water fountain out all the time. I would have loved a fresh glass of water later on as opposed to bottled water. I try to use less and less plastic when I travel.
All this to say, that this hotel is in a perfect location with a subway entrance 1 block away, walking distance to all everywhere if you don't want to take the subway with many many many restaurants and shops around.
We have arrived in a cruise and stayed just one night in Villa Emilia before return home. Tatiana reached us outside the hotel because in winter they put curtains in the front door to keep a confortable temperature in the lobby. She was very helpful and even though was early Tatiana asked the staff for a room. We had breakfast in the lobby restaurant while waiting for our room, reasonable price and excellent service. She helped us with our taxi service and also our luggage. You must visit the rooftop. Excellent ambiance, music, drinks and service. Sad not to stay for more days but we will definitely come back to Villa Emilia and recommend it to our friends and business colleagues.
We loved our stay at Villa Emilia. The bar and restaurant was always filled with people and there was a good vibe about the hotel and the people who worked there. Our room was very clean and well thought out. The location right near the Rocafort station of the Metro was fantastic and the neighborhood was not in a touristy location. We loved being part of a neighborhood with vibrant stores, etc.
From outside one wouldn't know this is a hotel!!! The location is great near the metro, bus stops and supermarket. Relaxing on the rooftop in the evening with a cup of tea or wine is really pleasant. The room was spotless. The staff fantastic and helpful. Will definitely stay here again
We booked and prepaid this hotel from booking.com and stayed for 3 nights. The room was cozy and clean. But I was unaware of the additional tax until the time of checkout. Although the fee was not a significant amount,I think the guests deserve to know the total cost before the booking.Btw, we also booked and prepaid the hotels at Malaya, Seville and Madrid through the same website, none of them asked additional fees which have been included in the total cost.