Located in Sants district close to Plaza de Espana and Joan Miro Park
Two metro stations, plus train and bus options, are within a short walk
Hip restaurant and bar serving Mediterranean cuisine and drinks
Breakfast buffet includes hot and cold items (fee)
Small terrace with tables and chairs shaded by umbrellas
Modern rooms with flat-screen TVs, air conditioning, and safes
Suites feature large furnished terraces and outdoor jetted tubs
Bike and car rentals on-site
Free Wi-Fi throughout the property
Location is removed from city center and attractions
Breakfast is not included in rates
No pool or spa
No coffeemakers in entry-level rooms
The 84-room Pestana Arena Barcelona is an upscale option located in a quiet residential area in the Sants district. It's a short walk from Plaza de Espana, Joan Miro Park, and Las Arenas Shopping Centre. The Tarragona or Hostafrancs Metro stations are less than a five-minute walk away. Rooms are modern and attractive and come with flat-screen TVs, air conditioning, and safes. Suites have large furnished terraces with outdoor jetted tubs. The hip restaurant and lounge serve Mediterranean drinks and cuisine, including a breakfast buffet. A small wellness center offers a gym, sauna, and Turkish bath, and two meeting rooms can accommodate small groups. Travelers looking for more features at similar rates could check out the nearby Gran Hotel Torre Catalunya, which has an indoor pool and spa.
Reasonably priced modern hotel suitable for both leisure and business guests
This modern hotel is suitable for both leisure and business travelers, and impressions are fresh from the moment travelers walk in the front door. The two-story lobby is open and light-filled during the day, with multiple seating options in the lobby lounge. Business guests can gather for meetings at the small tables, or leisure guests can hang out for drinks and socializing. The reception desk is tucked off to the side from the entrance, and guests can help themselves to lemon-infused ice water at a small table there. Gray hallways to guest rooms are accented by mood lighting in shades of chartreuse and eggplant, colors that are repeated throughout the property. The area around the hotel is quiet and mostly residential, so there's not much nightlife, but the hotel has live entertainment in its bar once a week. With its reasonable rates and easy access to public transportation, this hotel attracts all sorts of travelers, both those on vacation and travelers in town on business.
Quiet Sants location near Plaza de Espana, Joan Miro Park, and Tarragona Metro station
This hotel is located in a quiet area in the Sants district, a five-minute walk from Plaza de Espana and Joan Miro Park, and three minutes from Las Arenas Shopping Centre. Several restaurants, cafes, and shops are in the immediate vicinity, and two metro stations, Hostafrancs and Tarragona, are about three minutes away on foot. Guests also can walk to the Espana train station in about six minutes and to the Magic Fountain of Montjuic in 12 minutes. Fira de Barcelona, a major trade center, is under a 10-minute walk as well. Barcelona's city center, where many major attractions are located, is a 20-minute ride on the metro. Expect about 20 minutes to reach Barcelona El Prat Airport by car, or about 30 minutes by public transportation (the bus stop for transport to the airport is close to the hotel).
Fresh rooms with flat-screen TVs and air-conditioning, plus Nespresso machines and balconies in higher categories
Rooms are modern and fresh, with neutral color schemes highlighted by shades of eggplant or teal. Padded headboards are extra tall, adding an even greater level of polish to the sharp interiors. Flat-screen TVs are mounted on walls above glass-top desks, and Wi-Fi is free. A corner chair provides an interesting accent as well as seating. Other features include free Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, safes, and Nespresso machines in all but entry-level rooms (unfortunately entry-level rooms lack even electric kettles). We did spot a bit of wear on furniture, particularly in the Twin Room that we visited. Attractive, modern bathrooms feature granite countertops, above-counter sinks, shower/tub combos, bidets, hairdryers, magnifying mirrors, and basic toiletries. Family Rooms have sofa beds for extra sleeping space, but guests should be aware that these rooms are cramped when the bed is folded out, leaving little space to walk around. Suites have furnished terraces with jetted tubs, and they also add robes and slippers.
Restaurant and bar, weekly live entertainment, wellness center, meeting rooms, free Wi-Fi
The hotel's restaurant, Lorenzo, serves all meals, including a breakfast buffet with hot and cold items. The casual space is modern and trendy, with a mix of black and yellow chairs and chartreuse mood lighting and place mats. Large windows look out onto the terrace, where guests can dine when the weather is nice. The Lorenzo bar in the lobby is a hip space with a red-and-black color scheme. The menu features tapas and other light fare. Live music plays here weekly, and the big-screen TV is often tuned to a sporting event. A small wellness center offers a handful of fitness equipment, a sauna, and Turkish bath. Massage treatments can be arranged. Unfortunately, there is no pool. Two meeting rooms can accommodate 12 and 28 people. Although the meeting rooms don't have windows, the terrace is available for private events. Wi-Fi is free throughout the hotel.
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