The Hotel Vilamarí is located 300m the Plaza de España and Fira Barcelona, near the National Art Museum of Catalonia, Joan Miró Foundation, the Botanic Garden, Las Ramblas, Gothic Neighbourhood and La Barceloneta beach. A bus stop (to the airport) and the (AVE) train station are next to the hotel.
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"Excellent Comfortable Stay and Lovely Staff"
We stayed at Hotel Vilamari Monday 12th June until Thursday 15th June 2017 and i must say i was more than happy with my choice. We arrived in Barcelona early on the Monday and went to the hotel to see if we could leave our bags and check what time they thought the room would be ready, the young man on check in was lovely, so welcoming, helpful and kind (thank you), he checked and said our room was ready and we could check in early, so grateful for that - our room was on the 3rd floor and overlooking the small courtyard i agree the view isnt the best but who cares, i was only there for a few days and hadnt come for the view on this occassion. The room was spotless, size wise was fine for both of us with a comfortable bed, large desk with drawers, mini fridge and supplied with 4 small waters which were replenished each day. Wardrobe space ample for a few days, nice bathroom with complimentary toiletries, lovely soft towels. There is free wifi and the connection speed was fine, no low signal and had no problem. We decided to book breakfast (we did initially have room only) as it was cheaper to book the night before by a few Euro's. Breakfast was a good choice and you could eat inside or out in the courtyard which we chose everyday. There was usually three different fruit juices (orange, peach, pineapple), various cereals, lots of various rolls and breads which were delicious, the fresh fruit each morning was delightful (pineapple, strawberry, kiwi and watermelon), yogurt, cold meats, various cheeses, salad items, hot option usually bacon and sausage, lovely pastries/cakes as well, homemade jams, nutella and more - as much as you can eat well worth the money. There is a small gym which we didnt use, laundry service again we didnt use, room service for a small 2 euro charge. The only very slight thing i could say negative is that the food menu for lunch/evening could be slightly improved as there was only 5 choices for main course and limited so we didnt eat in the hotel apart from breakfast. The hotel is in a great area, i agree its not in the centre but it doesnt say on there website it is - it was a fairly quick airport bus ride which cost us 5.10 Euro Single each and took about 20 mins On the way back to the airport we decided to go for a taxi and that cost us 22.10 Euro alot cheaper than i thought it would be. There are lots of mini supermarkets around, bakery, sandwich shop, small cafes/bars literally on the door step. There is a metro close by and also a bus but we walked everywhere, a nice pleasant walk into the centre took us about 30 mins. I would like to thank all the staff for such a warm welcome, clean rooms and just a generally friendly and helpful atmosphere. THANK YOU !!!!
"Lovely 3-Day City Break"
We arrived in Barcelona on Monday 29th May 2017. For ease and speed, we took a taxi from the airport to this hotel at a cost of 24 euros. On arrival reception staff were friendly and efficient and although early for check-in we were given our room straight away. Room 209 was on the second floor. First impressions on the hotel were good. There was the much noted aroma of spiced vanilla diffusing throughout the modern, clean reception area. Our room was in keeping with this theme. However, we did find that although the room was small and compact and I wouldn't like to have stayed for more than a few nights, it was adequate for our needs. The lighting was rather dim and the window looked into an enclosed courtyard which gave very little natural light and if the curtain was open other occupants were able to see into our room. The bed was comfortable with a choice of pillows. Wardrobe space was adequate for our needs, but again small if planning to stay for a longer period of time. The bathroom was modern, clean and supplied with complementary shampoo, showergel toothpaste/brush. There was a fridge with complementary water but no hot drink facilities. Drinks from the bar were rather pricey and there was a pleasant outdoor courtyard to enjoy the Barcelona sunshine. The hotel is extremely well situated near Playa Espanya - where there is a indoor shopping arena and where you can travel to the top for great panoramic views of Barcelona and lovely restaurants. There are many other cafes and restaurants in the area also to eat, drink and watch the world go by. Local transport is easily accessible - we chose the tourist bus which was about £40 each for two days, but we'll worth it. Overall, I would recommend this hotel for a short stay for its locality, cleanliness and friendly staff who were extremely helpful with general tips, booking attractions and general information. The receptionist on duty Thursday 1st June in the morning was extremely helpful throughout our stay. Can't comment on food as we stayed room only.
"Nice hotel and friendly staff"
We stayed in this hotel to celebrate our joint 50th birthdays. The hotel staff were excellent and helpful. Not as close to the gothic quarter and La Ramblas as we would have liked, but that said it was a pleasant walk and didn't stop us from enjoying the sights and sounds of Barcelona. An enjoyable stay
"Excellent hotel to see Barcelona"
I stayed at this hotel with my husband. It's centrally located to see Barcelona. Ghd room and bathroom were very clean, confortable and modern. The breakfast had a great choice of good. The staff were helpful and polite. This hotel is highly recommended!
"TERRIBLE!! 3 star AT BEST!"
Whilst looking for hotels in Barca i found a lovely 3 star hotel, reviews were great and it was centrally located. We decided on the Hotel Vilamari because it was centrally located, a 4 star hotel with good reviews and a Turkish bath and spa. We paid the extra for the standard room so that we could have a larger room with a 'city view', a queen sized bed, and breakfast. My husband and I enjoy to city break. Over the last 4 years we have stayed in 3, 4 and 5 star hotels all over Europe, including Edinburgh, London, Rome, Venice, Madrid, Marbella, Majorca, Paris, Portugal, Malta and many other places. Therefore we understand the value for money in regards to a city centre hotel, and what a certain star rating will get you in Europe. With that in mind we are bitterly disappointed and aggrieved with our stay at the Hotel Vilamari. When we 1st arrived at the hotel I immediately noticed and was shocked to see that the outside was basic and quite dirty. The lobby area was appealing to the eye so I did not let the outside deter me. We checked in and we're given our room card. My 1st impression of the room was that a mistake had been made and that we had been given an economy room instead of the standard room. The room was tiny, barely enough for the double bed and 1 desk. There was no usable wardrobe space. The wardrobe was no more than 10cm deep, therefore you had to hang your clothes on a horizontal angle, which meant you could only get max 3 items in there. There were no draw space or any other type of storage, there was just no space. Because the room was so small even having our cases out in the open meant we were skipping over them at every turn. There was no mirror over the desk, the only mirror being on the other end of the room hanging in the door, no where near any plug sockets, so getting ready was incredibly difficult. The desk was situated directly in front of the window, so you couldn't actually get to the window to see the city view. In regards to the view, it was not a city view by any means. Across from the hotel was a large set of residential buildings and this was what you looked out at, a row of apartments with people's outside AC systems, washing lines and TV sets. This was however slightly better than the alternative 'no view' rooms, as those rooms have an internal window which faces the internal lifts! An incredibly ridiculous design that the hotel room would have no natural light from a window, and the window they did have you have to keep the curtains drawn so that people using the lift do not look direct into your room. My 4 star hotel room had no bath, there was a crack in the base of the shower so old water seeped through and smelt, no bin anywhere in the room and no iron. The bed was advertised as being queen sized. It was not Queen sized, it was definitely a standard double bed. I have a King at home and this bed was smaller than that. It certainly was not Queen size. This is where the hotel will respond and talk about the free bottles of water that they provide, which was a couple of tiny 33cl bottles; hardly justifies their 4 star rating! The bottles of water where indeed needed though because the AC was terrible! It hardly took any of the heat from the room and I struggled to sleep with the heat every night. So after a disappointing start my husband and I decided we would check out the spa. We were informed that if we wanted to use the spa we needed to call down in advance so they could 'turn it on' something that confused me at the time, but I made the call. 30 minutes later we went downstairs to the 'Turkish bath' to find that it was an old portable sauna cabin that had been tucked into the corner of the changing rooms next to a make shift gym that looked like someone's personal gym in their garage. The sauna was tiny, it looked old and unappealing, and further more it was still turned off. So our call 30 minutes previous had been completely ignored. At this stage we no longer needed the sauna because it wasn't worth using anyway. I am still confused how a hotel can describe themselves as having a spa when they have no pool, no jacuzzi, a substandard gym, and a portable cabin sauna that you have to ask them to turn on before you want to use it!! Enough was enough and I decided to go down to reception and complain. I explained all of the above to the receptionist staff and that I had spent money expecting a 4 star hotel and amenities. I was met with a blank stare and shrugged shoulders. I was told there was nothing that could be done, that in Barca their Queen size bed was the small bed, followed by a king, and that I could swap to a room with the lift view as that had a bath but this was all they could do. To say I was disgusted, angry and utterly disappointed is an understatement. I thought that maybe the breakfast might save the hotel. I was wrong. The cold buffet was pleasant, with pastries, bread, cheese, meat and others. The hot food was 2 star standard. There were tiny party sausages, scrambled egg that you had to cut into chunks it had been there for so long. It definitely looked like it had been reheated on a few occasions, and the 'bacon' looked like warmed up Palma ham that was all stuck together. It tasted disgusting and I cannot believe they are allowed to serve that slop. We would have been met with better at the 3 star we were looking at in the 1st place. It is NOT a 4 star hotel, it is barely a 3 star. I believe we were unfairly miss sold on that hotel. I have emailed them and complaint and was basically fobbed off. Don't make the same mistake as we did.
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Check-in: 12:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM