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
This hotel is nice and clean and has character, but definitely not generous on any part. They collect the whole balance at the time of check in, don’t wait until you checkout even though I had chosen the “non prepaid” rate at the time of reservation! Usually, You either agree to pay ahead of time for a better rate, or pay more but pay at the time of check out .It’s different at this hotel.
There’s is no coffee or tea in the room. The breakfast is good but again not that generous as far as variety. They only offer complimentary tea & coffee 2 hours in the afternoon and if you are late, you won’t get anything. We had two rooms one had a view of the street which was ok the other one had a horrible view. Though both rooms where quiet, no street noise and spacious.
Beds are very comfortable and rooms are spacious for European standards bathrooms are nice and new.
Location is o.k however if you want to be in the nicest part of the town this is not it, yet it is close to city center and there are lots of shops and restaurants close by. short walk to tour bus stop. Hotel has very good recommendations for restaurants both near by and around town.
This property is located perfectly. Just 2 min by foot from subway station. 15 min by foot to city center and main shopping area. This hotel is very stylish and comfortable: bed was pretty nice as well as furniture. Breakfast was really good. There is a comfortable terrance on the roof.
The bathroom wasn't really comfortable. There was always water on the floor after taking shower. Also, there was one bad moment on checkout when person on reception asked us to pay a minibar bill despite that we haven't used it at all. Of course, this situation was handled well by receptionist, but it heavily affected our general impression.
The staff was so charming and the accommodations were lovely! Special thanks to Roberto who did all he can to help us check in early. Property was clean and decorated nicely. Room was clean and well-designed too. I wish there were USB sockets near the bed though.
Great location. Lots of activity around you...cafes', supermarkets as well as great restaurants. Walking distance to metro. WiFi was always working. Overall, the property was good value.
We enjoyed a weeklong stay at this great boutique hotel. We love craft beer and you could walk to a ton of tasty breweries nearby. The train was also very close, making the whole city accessible. The room was spacious and clean. A decent amount of street noise, but that is going to be the case anywhere in Barcelona, as far as we could tell. This is a great spot and we would definitely recommend it!
This place was great! Easy access to Metro. We never took a taxi. Super clean, friendly staff and the restaurant was very good. We asked for specific places to visit and directions were flawless. They even held our luggage during a night trip to Madrid.