Overlooking the Mediterranean Sea and about a 10-minute drive from Barcelona's city centre, the Hotel Arts Barcelona is geared towards business and vacation travellers who prefer a full-service seaside hotel with a casino, on-site dining and a spa and wellness centre.
This hotel has 483 air-conditioned guest rooms, suites and one-bedroom apartments, each offering cable TV, a CD/DVD player, a mini-bar, a desk, an in-room safe, a bidet, a hair dryer and a bathrobe and slippers for each guest. Various rooms and suites offer additional amenities such as a full kitchen, a dining area and butler service. Wi-Fi is an additional EUR 27 per day, and wheelchair-accessible rooms are available upon request.
Hotel amenities include a casino, an outdoor pool, a spa and wellness centre, a fitness centre, meeting/banquet facilities, a business centre, a beauty/barber shop, a gift shop, packed lunches and laundry services.
On-siting dining is offered at the hotel's six restaurants. Pets are not permitted and on-site parking is an additional EUR 50 per night.
Museu Picasso can be found about a 10-minute drive westward, while Centro Comercial Marina Village offers shopping 1 minute from the hotel on foot. The Olympic Port is roughly a 9-minute walk southeastward, and Zoo de Barcelona is about 15 minutes away on foot. Hospital del Mar is a 7-minute walk away, and the beach is only 2 minutes away on foot. Barcelona Airport (BCN) is about a 30-minute drive southwest of the hotel.
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with much praise going to the hotel's staff, rooms and location.
The hotel's staff were the source of numerous compliments by guests, who characterized them as attentive, helpful with recommendations and professional. One reviewer remarked, "Let me say without any hesitation that the staff at the Hotel Arts is amazing. Bright and eager to please they pamper you from the moment you arrive. Recommendations are carefully thought out and changes are made at the last minute without any fuss".
Many reviewers praised the hotel's accommodations. They described their rooms as clean, spacious, well equipped, beautifully decorated and modern, with spectacular views of the sea and city and comfortable beds.
Several lodgers enjoyed the hotel's location, finding it to be close to the city centre, Las Ramblas, the beach, restaurants and Sagrada Familia church. One guest stated, "hotel is very well placed for Barcelona attractions and the open top tour bus stop just across the road".
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were very positive, there were a few complaints about the hotel's costs.
Some guests were disappointed with the added costs they incurred while staying at the hotel. They found the hotel's food and beverages to be expensive, excessive and overpriced, and also felt the in-room Wi-Fi and mini-bar items were very expensive.
guest reviews ranked the hotel #19 of 526 Barcelona hotels with a 4.5 out of 5 average rating from 1,598 reviews.Booking.com
guest reviews rated the hotel 8.8 out of 10 from 224 reviews.
Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 4.7 out of 5 with a 95% recommendation rate from 125 reviews.
Please note that at the time of writing, the information regarding fees was not readily available on the hotel's website, and differed between third-party sites. Fees quoted above are from Booking.com.