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Review: Hotel Fairmont Rey Juan Carlos I Barcelona

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Ever since its opening before the Olympic Games in 1992 the Hotel Fairmont Rey Juan Carlos I Barcelona has been at the top of its game. With an emphasis on business the hotel recently was voted "Best European Event Hotel" by the UK group Business + Incentives. The hotel also boasts top class spa facilities.

Hotel Fairmont Rey Juan Carlos I

Hotel Facilities

To eat and drink the hotel has 5 areas:


B·24 Lobby Bar & Restaurant offers Spanish dishes and wide selection of wine, cocktails and refreshments. There is live piano music during the afternoons and DJ in the evening!

Breakfast Venue

Breakfast Venue is newly designed venue that serves breakfast from buffet selection to a la carte menu. On special occasions such as Easter and Christmas, it offers guests holiday brunches.

The breakfast room at Fairmont Rey Juan Carlos I hotel
The breakfast room at Fairmont Rey Juan Carlos I hotel

Pool Lounge & Restaurant

Pool lounge & Restaurant is opened in summer season only. It offers its guests cocktails and a variety of Asian delicacies.

The terrace
Located in the hotel garden with the view to the pool. The terrace offers drinks and selection of salads, rice dishes, fresh meat, and fish that is cooked in the restaurant's barbeque allowing to watch the preparation of their meal. The restaurant also serves local tapas and has a wooden fired grill during the summer season.

Aris Sports Bar

Aris Sports Bar is located in the lobby floor, with bar service and casual dining, to enjoy all the major summer sporting events.
The Bar has a big screen, selection of beers and variety of snacks. The bar is popular during big games such as Europe & Chapions League games. Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, Aris Sports Bar opens 1 hour before the games.

Heliport - opened recently in conjuncture to the Formula 1 Grand Prix that was held in Barcelona.

Riding and Tennis Lesson are available.

The Swimming Pool
The Swimming Pool

Royal Club Fitness & Spa: Comprehensive fitness club & spa with 5.500 metres squared of facilities. These include a Spa where you can enjoy saunas and steam rooms as well as acupuncture, reflexology, shiatsu massage and other leading treatments. There are 2 heated indoor/ outdoor swimming pools. The outdoor one has a submerged hydro massage deck chair. There are classes you can take, my favourite was line-dancing. The beauty salon also has a hairdresser. The gym measures 500 metres squared and has glass panels to let in the maximum amount of daylight. Personal trainers are on hand in the weights room.

There are various rooms available for banquets and weddings and the hotel has its own catering team.

Currency Exchange

Various shops and art galleries in the lobby.

Lobby area
Lobby area

Business Facilities

There is a 217 metres squared business centre, which has 5 computers, 3 internet ports for laptops, a fax, photocopier, binding and laminating machine. There is a small meeting room for 8 people and an office supplies shop. The hotel has a secretarial service and Wi-Fi.

In addition there are 14 rooms available for meetings the smallest being 35 metres squared. Most have direct sunlight and they can be divided by partitions.


The Hotel Fairmont Rey Juan Carlos I Barcelona has 5 levels of room from a standard twin/ double up to the Royal Suite. The standard rooms are 30 metres squared and are decorated in a modern fashion. Facilities include: modem/ fax connection, Wi-Fi, dimmers of the lights, temperature control, Satellite TV, mini-bar, full marble bathroom with separate bath and shower, robe, slippers and a hair dryer.

A room at Fairmont Rey Juan Carlos I Hotel
A room at Fairmont Rey Juan Carlos I Hotel

Hotel Location and Facilities

Fairmont Rey Juan Carlos I Gardens
Fairmont Rey Juan Carlos I Gardens

The Hotel Fairmont Rey Juan Carlos I Barcelona is near the Palau de Congressos where many important business events take place. It is also not far form the Les Corts financial district. The nearest metro is Zona Universitaria which is 10 minutes away, from there you can take the metro directly into the city centre in 20 minutes.

The hotel is situated next to the Royal Barcelona Polo Club and near the Camp Nou stadium. The Hotel is set back from the busy road Diagonal which is not the most picturesque thoroughfare. Any amenities you need such as a cash point and internet can be provided within the hotel, however for pharmacies and other cafes you will have to take the metro 2 stops to Maria Cristina where there are many cafes, a supermarket, pharmacies and a shopping mall.

Our Insider Tip

Audio guide to Barcelona's main attractions with transport pass included

The BCN Essentials Pass is like having your own personal guide to Barcelona, with the added bonus of unlimited travel on the city's public transport, including metro, tram, and RENFE airport train. This all-in-one pass grants you admission to top attractions like Sagrada Familia and Park Guell, and comes with an audio guide and interactive maps to enrich your experience. Delivered straight to your email after ordering, it enables you to explore Barcelona at your own pace.

How to travel from the airport to the hotel

Booking 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 25 minutes.

Taxi Fare: €30.00  - €40.00

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 need to change onto the green line metroMetro to Zona Universitaria. You then 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 metroMetro to Zona Universitaria. From here the hotel is about 10 minutes walk from the station.

Aerobus Ticket Prices
Single ticket:

Car parks near Hotel Fairmont Rey Juan Carlos I Barcelona

Car Park Name Address Approximate Walking Distance to Car Park in Meters
BSM Tanatori Les Corts Avinguda Joan XXIII, 23-25 1,300 m

In a nutshell

The Hotel Fairmont Rey Juan Carlos I is a spectacular out of town hotel set in beautiful landscaped gardens. More of a resort than a hotel, they will cater to your every need.

Fairmont Rey Juan Carlos I
Avinguda Diagonal, 661-71
08028 Barcelona, España.


Star Rating: 5

metroMetro: Zona Universitaria (Green Line, L3) 10 mins

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