One of the downsides of Hotel Villa Emilia is the fact that it is about 20 minute - 25 minute walking distance to the center of Barcelona's nightlife in Las Ramblas, the distance to Plaza Catalunya is only 5 minutes in Taxi however it would take a nice 20 minute walk.
If you are a first time tourist in Barcelona it is recommendable to stay as close as possible to Plaza Catalunya and Las Ramblas, which is the heart of Barcelona where the nightlife , restaurants and all the shopping happens.
Hotel Villa Emilia is located approximately 20-25 minutes walking distance from Plaza Catalunya in a quite small neighborhood a block away from the Gran Via which is the main avenue and only 10 minutes walking distance from the renowed Plaza Espana.
The hotel is brand new with new facilities and remodeled, the room which we stayed in offers a spacious room and a spacious clean bathroom, The Hotel however does not have amenities such as pool, gym or sauna as it lean towards being a young hip hotel offering in their lobby appetizers, drinks and a place for business meetings and dates. There is also a terrace rooftop bar that guests may use for enjoyment.
The service of the hotel was good, the staff helped me out with all my questions and they even helped me call the Iberia Airline to add an extra luggage. They are very helpful and when we needed them to re-send a booking confirmation to the consulate for the Visa they also did it promptly. Everyone spoke perfect English and provided all the right information regarding the city and tours.
What left us very disappointed was the breakfast,where it was located in the bar with only ten seats available at a time, it did not contain a full continental breakfast as it only had Eggs, Juices and Smoked Salmon for a total of almost 20 Euros. We would recommend guests to venture out to the cafe's and restaurants adjacent to the hotel for food.
All in all, if you are looking for a hotel that caters to an International Clientele and a safe and clean room with modern facilities in Barcelona Villa Emilia would be it, the price is fair and is okay relative value for cost. I recommend it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hotel Villa Emilia is a modern property situated in a prime location in the heart of Barcelona, perfect for business travelers and holidays trips. Its 53 double guestrooms are fully equipped and decorated with exquisite taste. Guests can enjoy Mediterranean food in the Zinc-Bar, lounge on our famous Terrace, enjoying live DJ/music and cocktails, or organize special events and meetings in the Salon Rojo and El Privat. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Villa Emilia Hotel Barcelona
- Emilia Hotel Barcelona