Hotel Amister Barcelona Rating: 3.5 Pearls
Eixample, Barcelona, Spain

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Pros

  • Within a 10-minute walk from 2 metro lines and Sants train station
  • Clean, quiet rooms with flat-screen TVs and comfortable beds
  • Modern bathrooms with shower/tub combos and bidets
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Bike rentals available in the lobby
  • Family Rooms sleep up to 4 guests
  • Decent breakfast served in the mezzanine (included in some rates)
  • Business center with copy and fax services

Cons

  • Few attractions within easy walking distance
  • No full restaurant on-site
  • Rooms lack charm and character
  • Lower-quality bedspreads
  • No fitness center

Bottom Line

This 55-room property is located in a quiet area in Barcelona, near public transportation and Barcelona’s main train station, but far from most major attractions. It’s not quite as luxurious as advertised, and rooms feel a little basic and lacking in character, but they’re all clean and soundproofed, and come equipped with flat-screen TVs, pleasant decor (red curtains and chairs, gray bedspreads), and comfortable beds. Clean, modern bathrooms have shower/tub combos and bidets. There is no full restaurant, and amenities are limited, but this hotel offers a decent value, especially for families or groups, as there are units that can sleep up to four guests for a reasonable price.

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 Location

On the western side of Eixample neighborhood, near Sants train station -- but quite a walk to the heart of the city

The Amister Hotel is located in the financial area of the Eixample district, just a bit too far to easily walk to the city center or shopping along Passeig de Gracia (it's about 20 minutes by foot). The location is best suited for business travelers who have meetings nearby, though leisure guests in search of tranquil surroundings may enjoy this quiet location. The nearest metro stations are Estença and Hospital Clinic, which can transport guests to the city center in a few short stops. For those looking to explore the actual neighborhood surrounding the hotel, there are plenty of authentic cafes, restaurants, and shops -- as well as conveniences such as supermarkets and banks. Sants Estacio, Barcelona’s main train station, is also within walking distance.

Eixample is home to the city's best examples of modernist architecture, including the Casa Milá (also known as La Pedrera) and Sagrada Família church that were both designed by Antoni Gaudí. The area is a major upscale shopping hub, with plenty of high-end boutiques, especially along Passeig de Gracia. In addition to its eccentric architecture and great shopping, this district is known for a vibrant nightlife scene, with many trendy bars and clubs found here, especially in the gay section (which is popularly known as Gayxample).

  • 20-minute drive to El Prat International Airport
  • 15-minute walk to Sants train station, where the high-speed trains stop
  • 19-minute walk to Casa Batllo, and 21-minute walk to La Pedrera, both wonderful examples of unique Modernist architecture
  • 23-minute walk or 9-minute drive to the Museum of Contemporary Art (MACBA)
  • 25-minute walk or 17-minute metro ride to Las Ramblas and Plaça Catalunya
  • 15-minute metro ride to Sagrada Familia Cathedral
  • 21-minute metro ride to Ciutadella Park
  • 22-minute metro ride to the Barcelona Cathedral
  • 26-minute metro ride to Picasso Museum
  • 26-minute metro ride to the Gothic Quarter
  • 15-minute subway ride plus a steep 13-minute walk to Güell Park, designed by acclaimed Catalan architect Antonio Gaudi, or 13-minute drive
  • 15-minute drive to Barceloneta Beach and the waterfront

 Bottom Line

This 55-room property is located in a quiet area in Barcelona, near public transportation and Barcelona’s main train station, but far from most major attractions. It’s not quite as luxurious as advertised, and rooms feel a little basic and lacking in character, but they’re all clean and soundproofed, and come equipped with flat-screen TVs, pleasant decor (red curtains and chairs, gray bedspreads), and comfortable beds. Clean, modern bathrooms have shower/tub combos and bidets. There is no full restaurant, and amenities are limited, but this hotel offers a decent value, especially for families or groups, as there are units that can sleep up to four guests for a reasonable price.

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Address

  • Av. Roma,93-95, Barcelona 08029, Spain

Room Types

  • Double/Twin Room
  • Family Room
  • Triple Room

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Hotel Features

Number of Rooms: 59
Internet Access: Yes
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Hotel Information

Location: Eixample, Barcelona
Address: Av. Roma,93-95, Barcelona 08029, Spain
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