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.
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We stayed at Villa Emilia for 2 nights before heading back to the US. It’s one of the most unique and vibrant hotels I’ve stayed at. It’s decorated beautifully, very clean and comfy rooms. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. They stored our 10 bags after we checked out and found out that our flight was delayed for several hours, then arranged for a taxi (minivan) to get us to the airport. The location is tucked away enough from the busy roads, but close enough to public transportation. I would stay here again in a heartbeat!
6 nights stay, lovely cosy relaxing hotel, excellent housekeeping exceptionally clean
Waiting staff very professional especially the tall guy (sorry can’t remember name), he is a real asset to your hotel !
Comfortable bed good linen
Beautiful smell in the hotel
Restaurant very good but pricey, music relaxed
Excellent choice of wines and fab cava
Terrace is lovely after a long day but chairs not very comfortable
All round a fabulous hotel which is very obviously well run, well done everyone, we would definitely return, thank you ????
Stayed here for work, hotel is well situated right next to metro, rooms are simply decorated and very comfortable and clean. Everything works as it should, even the wifi!
Staff all lovely, without exception, from reception, housekeeping, restaurant etc. Great breakfast as well, nicely presented and good quality. No negatives at all.