Villa Emilia

Carrer Calàbria 115–117, Barcelona, Catalonia, 08015, Spain

The stylist, comfortable Villa Emilia is a bit removed from the tourist attractions of the Eixample and the Old City, but a mere five minutes' walk to the Fira de Barcelona exposition center, the Las Arenas shopping center, and the airport shuttle bus stop in Plaça Espanya. Parc de Joan Miró and the museums of Montjuïc are all nearby as well. Room decors are modern, in tones of beige and brown, with hardwood floors and blond-wood furniture; Egyptian cotton sheets make for a soothing night's sleep. Standard doubles are not especially large, and corner rooms have odd angles that can make them feel a bit cramped; rooms on the sixth floor (ask for No. 62 or 68) are larger and have more light. The rooftop terrace has comfy sofas, potted palms, and (weather permitting) live music in the evenings; guests can flesh out the terrace bar service with tapas and excellent wines fetched up from the hotel's Zinc-bar bistro on the ground floor.

PROS

  • strategic location
  • good value for price
  • barbecue and drinks on the opulent little rooftop terrace

CONS

  • no pool, gym or spa
  • staff struggles a bit in English

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 93-252–5285

HOTEL DETAILS

53 rooms
Rate Includes: No meals

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