Near Universitat Metro station in the Eixample, near shopping and dining
A 10-minute walk to Plaza Catalunya and the top of Las Ramblas
Sharp rooms with air-conditioning and flat-screen TVs
Suites include Nespresso machines, video game systems, and pillow menus
Rooftop terrace with plunge pool and tapas bar
Good amount of choices at the breakfast buffet
Small fitness room and a spa
Lobby bar and lounge with live DJs
Internet access and meeting rooms
Free Wi-Fi throughout
Pool is small
Rooftop terrace is seasonal
The stylish H10 Casanova is a 124-room, four-pearl option in Barcelona's Eixample, surrounded by shops, restaurants, and cafes. The hotel is historic, but interiors are thoroughly modern, with a chic, contemporary look. The rooftop terrace is a treat, with a small pool and tapas bar, though it's only open in the summer months. The breakfast buffet is well-received for its variety, and the lobby lounge has live DJs on weekends. Rooms and suites are modern and bright, with suites adding classy touches like Nespresso machines, video game systems, and pillow menus. With a spa, small gym, and meeting rooms, this hotel has it covered, but travelers who prefer a more traditional finish could check out Hotel Barcelona Center -- though it is a little farther from the city center.
Historic building with fresh, contemporary style and a chic rooftop terrace
H10 Casanova is an attractive property that occupies a spacious corner plot on leafy Gran Via. The building was constructed in the 18th century, but has been renovated and kept in excellent condition. Grand wrought-iron gates welcome travelers into the contemporary lobby, where sunlight floods through the large windows. Decor is largely marble and white, though the front desk and bar are a vivid lime, and other shades of green in the cushions and accessories create a fresh feel. The building is arranged around a central courtyard, which has a serene air, and guests flock to the rooftop bar in the summer months, where they can cool off in the plunge pool or grab a cocktail. The chic style is on-brand for the H10 chain, and appeals to both business travelers and tourists, though guests tend to be young couples on the whole.
In the Eixample, near the Universitat Metro station and a 10-minute walk to Plaza Catalunya
H10 Casanova is in Barcelona's Eixample, along bustling Gran Via. This is one of the busiest and most lively parts of town, and several cafes, bars, and restaurants are in the immediate area. It's a 10-minute walk to Plaza Catalunya, which sits at the top of lively Las Ramblas. Top shopping on Passeig de Gracia is just few minutes farther on foot, or buses run there from Gran Via Muntaner stop -- just outside the hotel -- with a transit time of around 10 minutes. Connections to the beach also leave from this stop, and take about 25 minutes. Universitat Metro station is a five-minute walk away, where trains connect to attractions such as Sagrada Familia in around 15 minutes. Buses can be picked up from Universitat to Gaudi's Park Guell, with a journey time of 45 minutes. It's a 20-minute drive to Barcelona El Prat airport, though it's easy to reach on public transport too. The Aerobus stops at both Universitat and Urgell Metro stations on Gran Via and takes around 40 minutes.
Modern, light rooms, some with balconies, plus Suites with Nespresso machines and video game systems
Rooms at the H10 Casanova have a modern look, with light wood floors and white walls hung with colorful artwork. Furniture has vintage-inspired edges and a minimalist style that feels fresh. Rooms that are street-side have small balconies with French windows -- which do a good job of keeping road noise out when shut. Quieter rooms on the inside have views over the interior courtyard. Minibars, safes, air-conditioning, flat-screen TVs, and free Wi-Fi come standard. Deluxe Rooms add bathrobes and slippers, plus free mineral water. Upgrade to Superior Rooms for Nespresso machines and sofa beds. Suites add separate living rooms with a second TV, and feature little extras like pillow menus, video game systems, and iPod docking stations. Electric kettles can be requested in any rooms. Bathrooms are nicely finished with dark gray tiles, shower/tub combos, and heated towel racks, plus toiletries and hairdryers. Suites add a separate guest washroom, with the main bathroom featuring double sinks, jetted tubs, and separate showers.
Great rooftop terrace with pool and tapas, plus spa, meeting rooms, a popular breakfast buffet, and live DJs
Perhaps top of the list for features is H10 Casanova's seasonal rooftop terrace. It's a great spot with views over the city, shaded seating, and a small plunge pool. The rooftop bar serves cocktails and specialty gins --for Spain's beloved gin tonics -- and has a menu of tapas dishes. The top floor also houses a small fitness room, with a few pieces of equipment. There's a large breakfast room downstairs, and guests rave about the choices available, which include hot and cold options plus Nespresso coffee. Light meals and drinks are available in the lobby lounge, where live DJs play on weekends. There are two guest PCs and printing in the lobby. Other facilities include an attractive spa with a range of treatments, a number of meeting rooms, bike rentals, laundry service, and free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel.