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
We arrived early morning to leave our bags but were offered a room straight away which was unexpected and much appreciated. Great location in a quieter part of the city, away from the hustle and bustle but close to metro station therefore easy access to anywhere ( get the 10 use ticket ) Modern exceptionally clean rooms, spacious bathroom complimentary mini bar ( beer, water cans) Breakfast was excellent and if you hit on frittata time then enjoy! Complimentary cake and coffee 5/7pm. Lovely roof terrace to relax after a hectic day. Direct airport bus 2 streets away no need for expensive taxi. What more can I say we hit upon a gem!
We stayed here in 2015 and it was our top choice once again. Great location to hop on the subway and a fast trip to the Sants train station. The hotel furnishings in the lobby are a mixture of modern and traditional Spanish, giving it a nice flair. The rooms are very modern, well equipped and very clean. I found the bed too hard but that's just me as DH as fine. Booking online direct with the hotel gets you some perks. Next time we come to BCN, we will probably stay here again!
Hotel Villa Emilia is located in the “Eixample” district of Barcelona and away from the crowds of the El Raval district. Its quiet location was a major benefit for us and points of interest are otherwise 10 to 15 minutes away by taxi (no Uber or Lyft is available as of this writing). The hotel’s rooms are uncluttered or minimalist and some might characterize Villa Emilia as a “hipster hotel”. The roof bar affords a nice view of the surroundings. The room comes with a small minibar and nonalcoholic items were included in the room price. We included the breakfast buffet in our room price and it proved to be ample including the option of ordering eggs prepared to order in addition to excellent, classic European breakfast items, Spanish charcuterie and individually made coffees. The breakfast provided a significant advantage to starting the morning efficiently as few breakfast restaurants are in the immediate area that is more residential. Complimentary coffee, hot milk and baked goods are provided to guests between 5 and 7 pm on the first floor that overlooks the lobby and bar area. The Hotel Villa Emilia dinner was adequate. The staff were uniformly bilingual and entirely guest focused. As an example, we had an early train and the staff arranged to serve our breakfast early. The clientele appeared to be experienced travelers without small children who probably would not enjoy Hotel Villa Emilia.
Stayed here for five nights end of April/May and had a fantastic time,
Loved the hotel ~ not so big it could be impersonal. Our room was a good size and spotlessly clean, bed was very comfortabl!e. Staff were professional, friendly and attentive. We booked direct and therefore were able to enjoy the pastries and coffee in the afternoons and the free mini bar.
Wasn’t quite warm enough for us to use the roof top terrace but can imagine it would be lovely during the summer.
We enjoyed the walk to the main tourist areas but there is a metro stop close to the hotel and taxis are easily accessible and cost around 6 euros to get to Playa de Catalunya.
If we return to Barcelona we would certainly stay in this hotel again and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it.
Thank you everyone at Hotel Villa Emilia!
I could not have asked for a better location. A minute walk to the nearest subway. In less than 5 minutes you can be downtown in the heart of it all. The neighborhood that the hotel is in is walkable to large mall that has ton of restaurants, movie theater, and a museum. Also a great view of the city. The front desk staff was a little stiff. Could have been a little more helpful to tourists and more knowledgeable. The room was clean and I liked having the balcony. Wish i would have known that only half the hotel had AC. My first night was miserable because it was so hot. Next day staff notified me that i was in a room with no AC. They moved me immediately. Also i notice Europeans must not use washcloths because every hotel i stay in does not have. Room was very spacious for a European hotel. Stay here because you are close to everything and makes your stay so convenient!