Review: Hotel Amister Barcelona
I was most impressed with this beautiful little hotel. Hotel Amister Barcelona is housed inside a refurbished classical building on a corner on Avenida Roma.
The road it is on isn't the prettiest but the hotel is on the edge of one of Barcelona's prettiest areas, Eixample, and the interior of the hotel will do wonders for a relaxed and comfortable state of mind. It really is beautiful and modern and so well thought-out, from the furniture to the lighting.
|Hotel Amister Lobby|
The Hotel Amister Barcelona has an in house restaurant called Mezzanine, and there is also a lovely funky-looking lobby bar where you can sample a delicious range of cocktails. This area also has Wi-Fi. There is no pool, but there is a solarium if you want to top up your tan. The hotel uses its walls to exhibit colorful, contemporary work from Spanish artists. Also, children under the age of four get to stay free. The hotel also has an ironing and laundry service.
The Hotel Amister offers 3 rooms for any occasion. The rooms can hold from 10 to 50 people and are equipped with the latest technology (Wi-Fi, adsl). 2 have good natural light and all 3 have access for people with a disability. The largest room is 80 metres squared, and all can be changed by means of partition walls.
There are 52 rooms in the Amister Hotel Barcelona. There are rooms for non-smokers and for people with a disability, and also there are some joined by an inter-connecting door. All rooms are fitted with air-conditioning, a safety box, Satellite TV, internet connection and a desk. They have been designed in a sparse and modern way but are classy and comfortable. The Avenida Roma is not too busy, and the rooms are also soundproofed. There is also a mini-bar in each room, and you get a paper every day.
The hotel Amister Barcelona has one suite and several privilege rooms which have a small lounge area with sofa.
Hotel Amister Barcelona Location and Facilities
|Hotel Amister Barcelona interior|
The area of Eixample is a beautiful place for a wander, the streets are leafy and the buildings are historically interesting and stunning. The nearby street of Valencia is a 2 minute walk and has a good range of facilities from supermarkets to bars and clothes shops. Close by there is a bank just on the next corner if you turn left out of the hotel, opposite that there is a snack bar and Pizza Hut if you feel the urge. The metro stop Sants Estació is a 10 minute walk away and from there you can get into the centre of Barcelona in 10 minutes. Sants station is also one of Barcelona's main stations and has direct trains to the airport and to places of interest outside Barcelona. Also a short metro ride, or a longish walk away is Montjuïc and Plaça España.
How to travel from the airport to the hotel
Public transport transfer options
Via Taxi: A taxi from the airport should take about 25 minutes.
Taxi Fare: €30.00 - €35.00
Via Train: The RENFE train leaves the airport every half an hour and will take you to Barcelona Sants (Estació de Sants), in about 25 minutes. From here you have a 10 minute walk to the hotel.
RENFE Train Ticket Prices
Single ticket: €4.60
Via Bus: You could take the Aerobus from the Airport and get off at Plaça España from here catch the green line metro to Barcelona Sants (Estació de Sants). From here the hotel is about 10 minutes walk from the station.
Aerobus Ticket Prices
Single ticket: €6.75
Car parks near Hotel Amister Barcelona
|Car Park Name||Address||Approximate Walking Distance to Car Park in Meters|
|SABA BAMSA València - Calàbria||Carrer de València, 77||210 m|
|NN Urgell 2||Comte d'Urgell, 154||400 m|
|Ágora||Rosselló, 94-98||550 m|
In a nutshell
An original and exciting little hotel perfect for those who like something a little bit different and modern. The staff are delightful and the hotel is in a good location for access to Eixample or Sants.
Avinguda Roma, 93-5
08029 Barcelona, España.
Metro: Sants Estació (Green Line, L3) 10 minutes walk