The first Fairmont property that I’ve ever visited was just a few weeks ago in Toronto. Now, I’m half way around the globe visiting my second Fairmont property in Barcelona! The Fairmont Rey Juan Carlos hotel has recently undergone a full renovation. Therefore, you can’t really compare the two properties because one is more traditional and the Barcelona property is contemporary.
You’ll notice the modern design right away in the lobby, lots of shiny objects and comfortable looking furniture. All very stunning and well put together.
They continue the contemporary design in the guestrooms. The interior design insures everything fits together very well. I love the bedside lights which hang down from the ceiling. These lights create a perfect ambiance in the evening.
The bathrooms have also been updated and include both a bathtub and a separate shower stall.
I must say, one of my favorite parts of staying at the Fairmont Barcelona would have to be the breakfast. First of all, the breakfast dining room is stunning. It offers a very fresh feeling and the service was great. I was greeted with a smile four days in a row! They offer a large buffet of Spanish and international dishes including Miso soup for our Japanese friends. I was really happy to see the amount of Spanish cuisine including the infamous Spanish ham! I love this stuff.
As a guest at the Fairmont Rey Juan Carlos hotel, you’ll be able to enjoy a large gym and multiple pools. They have both indoor and outdoor pools for your pleasure. The gym is large but you’ll have to pay extra to use the steam room or sauna.
During my stay, I also made a point to sample the room service. The first item I ordered was Spanish ham with toast and tomato. Very tasty and great presentation!
I also had a chance to eat a dinner at their B24 restaurant which you’ll be able to read about in a separate article. I must say that I really enjoyed this modern hotel. The hotel is a little bit out of the center, but not far away from public transportation and the rest of Barcelona. It offers great views of the city, good service, a cohesive design with wonderful food. The hotel is great for all but especially business travelers. All in all, I would highly recommend the Fairmont Rey Juan Carlos hotel in Barcelona, Spain.
Avinguda Diagonal, 661-671, 08028 Barcelona
Phone: + 34 933 644 040