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Review Vilamarí Hotel Barcelona

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Vilamarí Hotel
Vilamarí Hotel is located less than five minutes walk from the Fira de Barcelona - the city's largest conference and convention centre. A majority of guests at the hotel are likely to be those attending events at the Fira. However, the hotel is also well located for tourists. Its close proximity to Gran Via Corts Catalanes, Plaza Universitat and the area of Raval ensure that there is lots on offer for those coming for pleasure rather than work.

The hotel itself has a slightly cold feel - however, its whites and greys and open spaces may appeal to those who enjoy a minimalist style. The lobby area is large, with a wooden front desk and a seating area with low coffee tables and beige chairs. It also provides a fitness centre, with a Turkish bath, which is an added bonus for those who wish to exercise whilst away.

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Hotel Facilities

There is no pool in the hotel. There is a fitness centre providing bodybuilding equipment, exercise benches, cycling machines, a television and free mineral water.

There is a small restaurant in the hotel that offers breakfast, lunch and dinner. A buffet breakfast is available in the morning. The hotel should be contacted directly for breakfast costs.

Business Facilities

There are three meeting / conference rooms in the hotel. One of these is on the terrace and has a capacity of 150 people. The other areas both have a capacity of 40 people.

There is Wi-Fi available throughout the hotel with pre-paid cards. There is one computer available for use with internet access.

Facilities for People with a disability

There are two rooms in the hotel that have been adapted for people with a disability use. They have widened doors and a special bath. There are lifts to all floors.


There are a total of 90 rooms in the hotel, over 6 floors. All of the rooms are doubles.

All rooms include reading lamps, extra pillows, room service safe, plasma screen television, hair-dryer, mini-bar and air-conditioning.

Hotel Location and Facilities

Vilamarí Hotel is located within five minutes walking of the Fira de Barcelona conference centre. This will be useful for guests attending events at this location. Next to the Fira de Barcelona, in Plaza Espanya, it is also possible to find the Palau Nacional - Barcelona's Palace. This is the home of a museum of Catalan art and the famous Magic Fountain show. For more details please see our Guide to the Magic Fountain.

Fira de Barcelona
Fira de Barcelona

The hotel is also located close to Paral.lel. This street runs between the areas of Poble Sec and Raval. These two areas are popular amongst locals for their interesting restaurants and bars. If you have some time it is worth checking out Tapioles 53 on Calle Tapioles. This restaurant offers a menu that changes daily, homely surroundings and a chef that comes to your table to talk you through the menu.

The hotel is a 15 minute walk from the Ramblas. This is one of Barcelona's most popular tourist destinations and is at the hub of Barcelona's touristic action.

The nearest Metro station to the hotel is Poble Sec. This is five minutes walk from the hotel, ensuring that no areas of Barcelona will take too long to get to.

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.

Bus shared transfer from BCN Airport to designated drop off points

Price Single: €13.59
Price Return: €27.18

Book at least 48 hours in advance.

This service is the cheapest of the bus transport services from Barcelona airport to the city centre.

You would need to make your way to a meeting point at Barcelona airport. This service drops you off at designated drop off points. You would then need to make your own way to your hotel from there.

This service needs to be booked at least 48 hours before you need it but preferably a week before you need it. It is best to book early to ensure availability especially during peak tourist seasons from April to September.

Private transfer from BCN Airport

Price Single: €39.93
Price Return: €79.86

Book at least 48 hours in advance.

With a private transfer service the driver will be waiting for you at the designated meeting point given to you on the booking voucher. You will be travelling in one of the following car types (or similar): Volkswagen Passat, Skoda Superb, Citroen C5 or Peugeot 407. The driver will help you with your bags to the vehicle and then drive you to your hotel.

This service needs to be booked at least 48 hours in advance but preferably a week or two before you need the service to ensure availability.

Business class private transfer from BCN Airport

Price Single: €67.19
Price Return: €134.38

Book at least 48 hours in advance.

This is the highest quality private transport service specifically for people wanting a business-class quality service. This service is more expensive than the other transfer services however you will be travelling in a higher quality vehicle than a regular private transfer. Mercedes vehicles are used and will be one of the following: Mercedes E Class, Minivan Mercedes and V Class Mercedes depending on the number of people in your group. The driver will be dressed appropriately for a business environment - dark suit and white shirt and will assist you with your luggage. The pickup point at the airport is specified on your booking voucher. This service is suitable for business clients, VIP pick ups or if you have a special occasion.

This service needs to be booked at least 48 hours in advance but preferably a week or two before you need the service to ensure availability.

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 Passeig de Gràcia 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. You then change at Passeig de Gràcia onto the Yellow Metro Line to Urquinaona, from here you will change onto the Red Line and head to Rocafort. Your hotel is then 5 minutes walk from the metro.

T-Casual Ticket: €11.35

RENFE Train Ticket Prices
Single ticket: €4.60

Via Bus: Take the 'Aerobus' to Plaça de Catalunya from directly outside the airport. The Aerobus generally runs every 10 - 15 minutes and the journey time is 30 minutes. The hotel is not in walking distance of the station. You can take a taxi from the train station if you have lots of luggage. This will take about 10 - 15 minutes and cost about €14.00. Alternatively you can take the Red Line from Plaça de Catalunya to Rocafort. Your hotel is 5 minutes walk from the metro.

Car parks near Vilamarí Hotel Barcelona

Car Park Name Address Approximate Walking Distance to Car Park in Meters
Parking Gran Vía Calle Entença, 61 280 m
NN Rocafort Rocafort, 64 400 m
BSM Rius i Taulet Avinguda de la Reina Maria Cristina, 16 600 m

In a nutshell

Vilamarí Hotel is likely to prove popular with business people - it is located conveniently close to the Fira de Barcelona and has various meeting and conference rooms on its premises. It is also well positioned for tourists; however, some may wish to be closer to the Ramblas.

Vilamarí, 34-36
08015 Barcelona, España.


MetroMetro: Rocafort (Red Line, L1)

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