|Reservation information for the Acevi Villarroel Hotel|
The hotel's location is reasonably central. It is a 5 minute walk from the large road - Gran Via Corts Catalanes, leading from Plaza Espanya to Plaza Universitat and beyond. It is a 10 minute walk from Plaza Catalunya, at the heart of Barcelona's tourist area.
There is an outdoor pool on the second floor of the hotel. The pool in unheated and is open during the summer months. The hotel decides when to open the pool based on the weather. There is a gym in the hotel, with two saunas, a Jacuzzi, a massage area and a sun bed. The fitness centre contains weights and a running machine.
There is a restaurant on the ground floor called 106 Restaurant. Lunch is either a la carte or a set menu ('Menu del Dia') of three courses. Dinner is a la carte and offers Spanish style food as well as tapas.
There is also a bar in the hotel based in the restaurant area.
Room service is available from the restaurant and is served during the same hours.
No pets are allowed in the hotel.
There are fifteen meeting rooms available in the hotel. They vary from 35 to 280 metres squared.
Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel. It is available free of charge to all customers. There is a business centre on each floor of the hotel.
There are 3 rooms available in the hotel that are suitable for wheelchair users. They have widened doors and adapted bathrooms. There are lifts to all floors.
There are a total of 84 rooms in the hotel over 7 floors. The rooms available are singles, twins and doubles. It is also possible to book family rooms - these are two double rooms with interconnecting doors.
The rooms all have double-glazed windows. However, those requiring a quiet nights sleep should request the rooms on the highest floors at the interior of the hotel.
All rooms include air conditioning, a hair dryer, a safe, a television with satellite, a telephone, a choice of pillows and a mini-bar.
Acevi Villarroel Hotel, Barcelona is located a two minute walk from a Xurreria. This is an essential Spanish experience for any tourist to the city. The small cafés or take-aways offer Churros - a long doughnut style dessert that is covered in sugar and normally served in paper cones. It is often enjoyed with a thick hot chocolate.
|The local Xurreria|
The hotel is a 10 minute walk from Rambla de Catalunya. This street is lined with cafés and bars with outside terraces. It is also the home of Taller de Tapas- a popular tapas bar. It offers easy to understand menus, helpful staff and organised seating. The quality of the food is high and the tapas selection is authentically Catalan. The restaurant is part of a small Barcelona chain, but still holds an individual feel, with exposed brick walls and chalkboard menus.
The hotel is also a 5 minute walk from Gran Via Corts Catalanes. This is a large road that leads from Plaza Espanya to Plaza Universitat. On reaching the road you will notice the beautiful Escriba bakery at the opposite side of the road. This is one of Barcelona's most famous bakeries and serves cakes that are created like small works of art. The bakery contains its own small café where you can sample the cakes without ever having to leave the premises.
The hotel is a 15 minute walk from Plaza Catalunya at the top of the Ramblas. This is the true heart of touristic Barcelona and also offers many necessary general amenities such as internet cafés, bureaus de change, pharmacies and supermarkets.
The advanced booking transfers below are independent of the the public transport system. This means if there is a public transport strike these services will continue to operate as normal and you will not be affected by the strike action.
Minibus shared transfer (advanced reservation required)
A shared minibus transfer option is cheaper than the private transfer. You would need to make your way to designated meeting point at the airport.
Private transfer (advanced reservation required)
With a private transfer service the driver will be waiting for you at your arrivals gate. He will have a board or a sign with your name on it so that you can easily identify him. The driver will help you with your bags to the vehicle and then drive you to your hotel.
Via Taxi: A taxi from the airport should take about 25 minutes and cost around €25.00 - €30.00 .
Via Train: The RENFE train leaves the airport every half an hour and will take you to Passeig de Gràcia in 25 minutes. You can either use the T10 transport ticket from the airport (T10 costs €9.95 for 10 separate journeys on Barcelona public transport) or you can buy a single fare ticket for €4.10 . From here the hotel is a short taxi ride away, it will take 5 minutes and cost €6.00 - €8.00. Alternatively you can take the metro to Urgell; from Passeig de Gràcia you will have to take the Yellow Line to Catalunya and change onto the Red Line to Urgell. From Urgell metro station the hotel is a 5 minute walk.
Via Bus: Take the 'Aerobus' to Gran Via Corts Catalanes - Urgell from directly outside the airport. The Aerobus generally runs every 10 - 15 minutes and the journey time is 30 minutes. The hotel is a 5 minute walk from Gran Via Corts Catalanes - Urgell. Alternatively, a taxi would take 2 minutes and cost around €5.00 if you have a lot of luggage.
Acevi Villarroel Hotel Barcelona appeals largely to businesses due to its extensive facilities. However, tourists will also be pleased with its relatively central location and impressive spa facilities. It is a large and modern hotel so those looking for a more personal touch should look for more traditional hotels.
Acevi Villarroel Hotel - 4 Star
Calle Villarroel, 106
08011 Barcelona, España.
Metro: Urgell (Red Line, L1)