Review Hesperia Tower Hotel, Barcelona
Its entrance is flanked by two large pools of water that provide a rippling reflection on the roof of the hotel's interior. The lobby area is large and open with lots of light, due to a largely glass ceiling. A bar area offers low lights sitting above every coffee table and surrounded by comfortable beige swivel chairs. A separate seating area has thick lime green rugs sitting on top of the lobby's black marble floor. Purple and grey couches veer between practical comfort and others that are like works of art. The front desk is black and shiny with soft lighting in its surrounds.
Hesperia Tower is more than just a hotel - it is also a conference centre. For this reason and due to its location outside of the city of Barcelona, it has a business-like atmosphere. Plasma screens display timetables for the conferences that day, and formal meetings appear to be taking place in the lobby. However, the hotel is also home to a 1 Michelin starred roof restaurant and a large spa - making the hotel a viable option for those looking for a relaxing break.
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There is a spa located in the hotel called 'Metropolitan Spa'. It is a separate company to the hotel and must, therefore, be paid for separately. The spa includes a gym, a swimming pool, fitness classes, a Jacuzzi, a sauna and massages.
Small pets are allowed in the hotel.
Short stay rooms are not available.
A shuttle bus service is offered, taking people from the hotel to Barcelona Airport, Plaça de Catalunya and Sants Station. The shuttle bus holds approximately 15 people and runs on a regular basis. Times vary so the hotel should be contacted directly for further details.
The tower is a conference centre as well as a hotel. It, therefore, has a wide variety of business rooms and facilities on offer. The first floor consists of 9 meeting rooms, some of which can be joined to create bigger spaces. The rooms have a theatre style seating capacity of 36 - 126.
The hotel also houses an auditorium with a capacity of 480 people.
On the ground floor of the hotel there are 4 larger meeting rooms. Each with a capacity of 400 people.
Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel and is free of charge. There is a business centre housing 5 computers with internet.
Facilities for People with a disability
There are a total of 22 rooms available for wheelchair users. They have widened doors and adapted bathrooms. There are lifts to all floors.
There are a total of 280 rooms in the hotel over 25 floors. The rooms available are all doubles, however they vary in price and size. The room categories are Standard, Deluxe Superior, Club, Business Suite, Suite executive, Duplex Executive and Presidential. An extra bed can be added to the Club, Business Suite and Duplex Executive rooms. The Presidential Suite can sleep up to four people.
The Presidential Suite is at the top of the building and has a terrace.
All rooms include air conditioning, a pillow menu, a plasma screen television with satellite and 24 hour room service.
Hotel Location and Facilities
Hesperia Tower Hotel, Barcelona is located on the very last stop of the Metro's Red Line, at Hospital Bellvitge. On exiting the Metro stop you will find yourself at the centre of a business park, with very little else in the area. The metro journey is approximately 25 minutes from Plaça de Catalunya, at the heart of Barcelona's city centre.
See above for details of a shuttle bus service, also making trips to Barcelona city centre.
The hotel is also located 10 km from Barcelona Airport - ensuring that it is conveniently close for those making short visits to the city.
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How to travel from the airport to the hotelBooking your airport transport in advance online
With a private transfer service the driver will be waiting for you at the designated meeting point given to you on the booking voucher. The driver will help you with your bags to the vehicle and then drive you to your hotel. Private transfers are independent of the the public transport system. This means if there is a public transport strike these services will continue to operate.
Public transport transfer options
Via Taxi: A taxi from the airport should take about 10 minutes.
Via Train: The RENFE train leaves the airport every half an hour and will take you to Estació Sants in 25 minutes. You can either use the T-Casual transport ticket from the airport (a ticket for 10 separate journeys on Barcelona public transport system) or you can buy a single fare ticket. From Estació Sants take the Blue Line to Plaça Sants and change onto the Red Line to Hospital Bellvitge. The hotel is a 2 minute walk from the metro station.
T-Casual Ticket: €11.35
RENFE Train Ticket Prices
Single ticket: €4.60
Via Bus: A shuttle bus runs regularly between the hotel and the airport, it holds approximately 15 people. Times vary so the hotel should be contacted directly for further details.
In a nutshell
Hesperia Tower Hotel, Barcelona is a convention centre as well as a hotel. It is unlikely to appeal to tourists to Barcelona who want to get a feel for the city, as it sits on its outskirts. Foodies may wish to make a trip to the hotel to enjoy its Michelin starred roof-top terrace. Its 5 star luxury may also appeal to those looking for a stylish hotel break.
Hesperia Tower hotel
Gran Via, 144
08907 L' Hospitalet de Llobregat, España.
Metro: Hospital Bellvitge (Red Line, L1)