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Swanky hotel with posh bars and beautiful outdoor areas in the summer
The Rey Juan Carlos I Hotel has soaring, 16-story windows in its open, modern lobby. Posh lighting, lounge seating, and a small bar create a swanky vibe. The Copella Club is open in the evenings in the lobby and has a full bar and sultry, dim lighting. For a more exclusive experience, guests can book rooms on the Executive Floor, which has its own reception and restaurant with magnificent views. Drinks and snacks are served at the outdoor poolside bar in the summer under a spacious, vine-covered pergola, and the Garden restaurant serves a Mediterranean menu on a terrace. A beautiful garden has walkways with benches and peaceful spots for relaxing.
In the Les Corts District and close to tennis clubs
The Rey Juan Carlos I Hotel is outside the city center in the Les Corts District of Barcelona. The hotel grounds are large and located on Avinguda Diagonal close to tennis clubs, the Real Club de Polo de Barcelona, and the FC Barcelona Stadium. Both the airport and the city center are within a 15-minute drive from the hotel.
Standard Rooms are fairly basic, while Executive Rooms offer tons of perks
Standard rooms are basic, with large windows, beige walls, blue wall-to-wall carpeting, and generic furnishings. They offer flat-screen TVs and stocked minibars. The bathrooms have somewhat of a luxe feel, with marble interiors, separate bath tubs and showers (albeit quite small), phones, and scales. Suites have much more space, with room enough for couches and dining tables. They come in a variety of decor styles and offer pretty touches, such as floral arrangements in some. The Executive Floor is convenient for business travelers -- it has its own reception area and concierge service, private lounge, and free printing, copying, and fax services. All rooms and suites offer free Wi-Fi, but the signal can be spotty. Some guests have also complained of hard beds and signs of wear and tear.
Highlights include the impressive fitness center, lovely pools, and extensive spa services
The fitness center at Rey Juan Carlos I Hotel features large mirrors and plenty of space, with free weights, exercise balls, and a variety of workout machines. The property also offers two lovely -- though small -- pools: one indoor and one outdoor. The one located on the hotel grounds is open during the summer, along with the poolside bar and Mediterranean restaurant that is in the midst of the hotel’s beautiful garden.
The hotel’s lobby offers a chic vibe, complete with live piano music, a bar, and retail shops. A cocktail bar and a restaurant serving seasonal cuisine can also be found inside the hotel. Ayurveda and aromatherapy services are available for a fee in the hotel spas.
The Rey Juan Carlos I Hotel is a luxury property with 432 rooms in the Les Corts district of Barcelona. The expansive grounds of the hotel have a lush garden, an outdoor pool with a poolside bar, and a lovely Mediterranean restaurant with terrace dining in the summer. Inside the hotel is a restaurant, a huge fitness center, a spa with an indoor pool, and an Ayurveda spa offering natural medicinal services. The exclusive Executive Floor has its own private reception and lounge. The hotel is a bit far from the main attractions of the city. Another luxury hotel outside the city is the Hesperia Tower Hotel, which is closer to the airport, but does not have an outdoor pool.