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Review: Hotel Rey Juan Carlos Barcelona

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Hotel Rey Juan Carlos
Ever since its opening before the Olympic Games in 1992 the Hotel Rey Juan Carlos 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 an top class spa facilities.

Hotel Facilities

To eat and drink the hotel has 5 areas:

Garden Restaurant - Out in the exotic landscaped gardens, with the swimming pool as a backdrop there is a romantic restaurant which serves Mediterranean food and a chill out are in summer.

hotel rey juan carlos gardens
Hotel Rey Juan Carlos Gardens

Polo restaurant - This is the casual restaurant that has a buffet as well as menu specialties which you can watch being prepared in the open plan kitchen.

Aris Bar - A smart cocktail bar located in the lobby and styled like a sleek gentleman's club.

Lobby Bar: Located in the centre of the impressive 16 storey atrium lobby, you enjoy drinks and snacks in a more open environment whilst listening to live piano music every evening.

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.

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 Rey Juan Carlos 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.

Hotel Location and Facilities

hotel rey juan carlos gardens
Hotel Rey Juan Carlos Gardens

The Hotel Rey Juan Carlos 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.

How to travel from the airport to the hotel

Booking your airport transport in advance online

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.

Book your shared minibus airport transport in advance.

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.

Book your private airport to hotel transfer in advance online.

Public transport transfer options

Via Taxi A taxi from the airport should take about 25 minutes and cost around   €30.00   -  €35.00 .

Via Train The RENFE train leaves the airport every half an hour and will take you to Barcelona Sants (Estacio de Sants), in about 25 minutes and costs  €4.10   for a single ticket. From here you need to change onto the green line metrometro to Zona Universitaria. You then have a 10 minute walk to the hotel.

Via Bus You could take the Aerobus cost  €5.90  from the Airport and get off at Plaça Espanya from here catch the green line metrometro to Zona Universitaria. From here the hotel is about 10 minutes walk from the station.

In a nutshell

The Hotel Rey Juan Carlos 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.

Hotel Rey Juan Carlos - 5* Star
Avenida Diagonal, 661-71
08028 Barcelona, España.


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

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