Pestana Arena Barcelona Hotel ★★★★

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$99
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Rate and special offer based on
Check-in: Feb 14, 2016 Check-out: Feb 17, 2016
4 /5
Overall score
85%
Would recommend
Amenities:
3.8
Cleanliness:
4.4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3.9
Location:
4.2
Value:
3.9
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Room types

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  • Size: 172 sqft
  • Occupancy: 2

Overview

Located in the central Montjuic area, the modern Vincci Arena is a six-floor hotel done up in an elegant, modernist style. A hop and a skip from the central Sants train station and Plaza Espanya, the hotel is ideally located for exploring Barcelona's attractions. The 84 contemporary rooms showcase a full spectrum of upscale trimmings. The on-site fitness center provides workout facilities. Massages (fees apply) are available at the small spa with a steam room and sauna. The hotel also features a terrace bar and a private car park (surcharge).  

Rooms

The 84 soundproofed guest rooms at Vincci Arena showcase a swank contemporary look with bright colors and a stylish ambience. The hotel has 11 executive rooms, three of which have a private balcony and Jacuzzi offering fantastic views of the Montjuic hill. All guest rooms come equipped with safes, hairdryer, magnifying mirror, direct-dial telephone, Internet connection, satellite TV, mini bar and air-conditioning.

Property features

Vincci Arena offers room service (light snacks only), baby-sitting facilities (subject to pre-booking), laundry, VIP room service, breakfast in bed, tourist information desk, fax and photocopying, entertainment ticket sales, plus car and bicycle hire. Fees apply for all of these services. Massages are available in the small spa, for a surcharge. The hotel also features a Japanese garden and a lobby bar that serves drinks and snacks. Two well-equipped meeting rooms are available for business visitors. The reception is open 24 hours and stocks daily newspapers. The location of Vincci Arena is excellent, a five-minute stroll to Sants train station and a ten-minute walk from Plaza Espanya. Las Ramblas is also within walking distance.

Highlights

  • Contemporary rooms with all the trimmings
  • Central location a stroll away from Plaza Espanya and Sants train station
  • Fitness center and small spa on the premises

Nearby attractions

  • Plaza Catalunya (1.4 mi/2.3 km)
  • Las Ramblas (1.4 mi/2.3 km)
  • Sagrada Familia (2.3 mi/3.7 km)
  • Port Olimpic (2.7 mi/4.4 km)

Transportation

  • Barcelona International Airport (6.5 mi/10.5 km)
  • Closest metro stops: Tarragona (on the L3 line) and Hostafrancs (on the L1 line)

 

Dining

Lorenzo Restaurant & Bar
Open daily serving breakfast, lunch (Monday to Friday) and dinner with a delightful and personalized service in a relaxed intimate setting offering also an outdoor terrace. Monday to Friday 11:00h to 24:00h (Fridays until 01:00h) Weekends and Bank Holidays " 11:00h to 13:00h and 17:00h to 01:00h Enjoy authentic Spanish Tapas with a beer or glass of wine for only 3.00
Coffee on the go
Enjoy a take-away coffee and croissant. Available from Lorenzo Bar 08:00h to 10:30h
Express Lunch
Enjoy a main meal, a beer, a glass of wine or a soft drink and a coffee for only 9.90. Available from Lorenzo Bar & Restaurant weekdays from 13:00h to 16:00h.
Dinner
Enjoy the best of Mediterranean and Spanish cuisine at the Lorenzo Bar & Restaurant from 19:30h to 22:30h.
Room Service
Also you can have Room Service from Monday to Sunday from 07:00 to 23:00h continuously

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Guest score 4.2 / 5
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Guest score 4.5 / 5
$74
Guest score 4.0 / 5
$44
Guest score 4.0 / 5
$86

Amenities

Featured

  • Free internet
  • Airport shuttle

General

  • Concierge
  • Elevators

Activities

  • Fitness Center
  • Spa

Dining

  • Restaurant
  • Room service

Services

  • Laundry service
  • In-Room Safe
  • Tour desk
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Conference facilities

Internet

  • Free internet

Transportation

  • Airport shuttle

Parking

  • Parking

Accessibility

  • Accessible Rooms/Facilities

Reviews

4 /5 Overall score

85% Would recommend

  • Amenities: 3.8/5
  • Cleanliness: 4.4/5
  • Hotel staff: 4/5
  • Comfort: 3.9/5
  • Location: 4.2/5
  • Value: 3.9/5

Great location, but not so comfortable.

Would not recommend Wed, Jul 29, 2015
Great location, room sizable and clean. But hallways and elevators hot, as in at least 37C / 98F. It's hot outside, but even hotter in the hallways, like a sauna. Hard to understand why as the air conditioning in the rooms work. But the air conditioning in my room seemed to only have one setting: full blast high. Had to turn it on and off repeated to get a comfortable temperature. Lobby also uncomfortably warm, not a pleasant place to wait for someone.

| Stanford Business

3 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 2 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Great hotel

Would recommend Wed, Apr 22, 2015
Lovely little hotel, great location very close to station and bus stops that take you everywhere! Clean hotel, Anna at reception was particularly helpful. Smallish room but nuce modern style and comfy beds. Clean bathroom with essential toiletries. Several places for breakfast nearby. Overalll very good

| N/A Couples

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Perfect location lovely hotel

Would recommend Sun, Jul 27, 2014
Had to wait ages to check in past check in time to find to single beds for a couple not ideal. Do not eat in the restaurant incredibly slow even though no one is eating in it! Waited 50 mins as they burnt out pizza to be given some disgusting cheese and stale bread, to wait another 30 mins to actually receive our dinner. Pre booked bikes but had to wait as one had a tire problem which should have been sorted out beforehand, kindly said we could have bikes for two days because of wait. Lovely hotel very modern and clean in a great location

Dining

Arenas is great place to eat views all around

| London Couples

3 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 2 /5
  • Comfort: 2 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Christmas in Barcelona

Would recommend Tue, Feb 11, 2014
The hotel was excellent. We were very dissatisfied with the restaurant. The waitress was rude and the food was sub par. Everything else was wonderful.

Dining

Don't eat in the hotel. It is not good food the the waitress was very rude. Not a language or cultural problem my daughter lived in Spain and is fluent in the language .

| Morrisville, pa Family

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 2 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 3 /5

Unforgetable (bad experience)

Would not recommend Thu, Jan 9, 2014
Booked to stay here for 8 days to experience Barcelona at New Years Eve. On arrival confirmed with receptionist 8 days. I went to my room. Door key would not turn on lights. Call reception, bellboy cam over and turned all lights immediately loud humming sound. He informed me that would go in 5 mins and all rooms were like that. Not convinced I did not unpack. I couldn't tolerate with this for 8 days being a light sleeper and noise sensitive. 20 mins still same noise, called reception again, took 15 miins for bell boy to come with new keys to another room. Asked guests at room opposite me if they had same noise they entered and said "No". I was given new room with no humming at all. Put on door knob do not disturb and went to bed. Awoken by a persistent knocking in the morning and someone trying to open my door. Went to door to find cleaner there, I showed her the sign and closed the door and went back to sleep. Woken by telephone ringing at 12.30 it was reception they said I was late in checking out and that I had to leave "immediately" I told her that she was confused and that I booked 8 nights and this was only my first night. She said "No, you are confused and you must leave now" I got dressed and took my booking confirmation down to reception and show it to the receptionist who was a different one from the day before. She agreed that she had made the mistake, I asked her how it could have happened when it was confirmed yesterday on checking in and that I would not pay 320 Euros to come to Barcelona for a day. A heartfelt apology did not ensue. During my stay I asked to speak to the manager many times and was given different days when he would come. BBC news had a lower volume than the rest of the (10 or so channels of which only one other is English) when I called they said it could not be resolved, until I left it was unresolved. There were no stretch mats, free weights or water in the gym. However, the sauna was good, but the steam room did not work. Good size room with chair and nice lounge, very good location.

Time saver

Place De Espana

| London Singles

2 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 2 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 1 /5
  • Comfort: 2 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 2 /5

Mom and daughters get away

Would recommend Sat, Dec 28, 2013
Great location to airport bus stations and metro. House keeping was great, front desk was fantastic. Helpful friendly and always nice. My main complaint is the dinning. Very disappointed in the resturant service and food. waitress/ hostess was rude, not helpful, and food was below average. We ate at the hotel for Christmas dinner! No decorations, no holiday music, no special menu, and the waitress was just awful.

| Morrisville, pa Family

3 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 3 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 3 /5

Let Down By Breakfast

Would not recommend Thu, Jul 11, 2013
Overall, this was a good-looking, funky hotel, centrally located. One of the best features was that there was a good quality WiFi connection, not just in the reception area but also in your room. Unfortunately, on our first morning after requesting to have the breakfast (we had not included breakfast in our booking), we were told the price in a curt manner by the receptionist who indicated by the expression on her face that we were cutting it fine for the end of service. This was at 10.25am, breakfast was served til 11am. We arrived in the restaurant, not more than 20 paces from reception and had barely 5 minutes to put any food on our plates before the staff started clearing away breakfast 30 minutes early. By 10.45, it was all put away. It was apparent that the receptionist had known clearing away would begin early but was still happy to take our money. Disappointing Customer Service, although I will say that this was limited only to that member of staff and the others were all very courteous and professional. A kettle in the room would be nice.

| UK Couples

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 3 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Wi-Fi Issues

Would not recommend Tue, Jan 1, 2013
Wish there was wi-fi available in the room instead of just the lobby. Otherwise a pleasant stay

| LA Couples

3 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 3 /5
  • Value: 3 /5

Very good business trip

Would recommend Sat, Mar 24, 2012
Modern and tasteful decor, in a good size room, with a lot of thought put into the little details that would make the experience that much more memorable (lighting, very comfortable mattress, safe box in the room). Good location, with easy access from the airport (bus or suburban train), in the vicinity of Miro park, and with museums within walking distance. Effective staff, fluent in English.

Attractions

Visit the National Museum of Art

| Liverpool, Merseyside, UK Business

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Perfect Spot for Vacationers in Barcelona

Would recommend Sat, Oct 22, 2011
My guest and I stayed at Vincci Arena during our vacation in Barcelona. The hotel staff worked to accommodate us and provide us with a room that suited our needs, and were also helpful with printing out a voucher for the Barcelona Card. The location is perfect for tourists since it's about 5 minutes casual walk to the main metro lines at the Espanya station as well as the dozens of bus lines that stop along the circle. It's 4 blocks away from the first stop from and the last stop to the airport on the Aerobus, so for 5.30 EUR per person for a 15 minute express trip, it works out really well. It's also 5 minutes away from the main mall in Espanya, so there's always somewhere to go if you have a craving for ice cream, sandwiches, or shopping. It was so convenient heading out for sightseeing during the day at places like Sagrada Familia, Las Ramblas, and the Olympic Park, and then stopping back for a break or nap at the hotel before heading out again. The location is also far enough from the busy activity of the main Espanya area to provide a quiet neighborhood and setting to relax and sleep in. One thing that the hotel could improve on would be to provide ice machines in the hallways since they only have mini-bars in the rooms that are designed to only keep the drinks provided by the hotel cool. The hallways are also quite warm due to the special lighting that they have; if they switched to cooler LED lighting, I'm sure they will resolve this minor inconvenience and perhaps save electricity usage in the process. However, their air conditioning was very good, and my guest and I were kept sufficiently cool as needed, so this was not an issue inside the room. Overall, I had a great experience staying at Vincci Arena, and I would definitely recommend this hotel for any tourists or business travelers looking for a convenient location that is comfortable and well situated.

Time saver

Get a Barcelona Card if you are planning to travel around a lot by local transportation. It's a great investment and extremely convenient, especially if you travel to multiple locations per day. It works on both the metro lines and local bus lines, so it's essentially an unlimited pass to the city for the number of days that you purchase. Cards are activated on the first day of usage and not the date that they are listed with when you purchase them through Orbitz, so you can stack cards one after the other to cover trips longer than 5 days. Do be careful to keep the card undamaged and dry, as we did encounter issues if the card becomes moist while being carried in the pocket or if the magnetic strip is bent or damaged. Remember to tear out and bring the coupons from the Barcelona Card book that you receive when you redeem your voucher for the card - while the card gives discounts for shopping and restaurants, some places require the coupons in order to receive the discount.

| New York, NY, USA Friends

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

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Nearby points of interest

Dona i Ocell 0.1 mi
Plaza de Espanya 0.2 mi
Parc de l'Espanya Industrial 0.3 mi
Barcelona Sants railway station 0.3 mi
Fira de Barcelona 0.4 mi
Fran Daurel Foundation 0.4 mi
Fundació Fran Daurel 0.4 mi
CaixaForum 0.4 mi
Barcelona Pavilion 0.5 mi
Poble Espanyol 0.5 mi
Palau dels Esports de Barcelona 0.6 mi
Piscines Bernat Picornell 0.6 mi
Plaza Espanya 0.6 mi
Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya 0.7 mi
Museu d'Arqueologia de Catalunya 0.7 mi
Carrer de Sants 0.7 mi
Teatre Lliure 0.8 mi
Les Corts 0.8 mi
Archaeology CatalunyaMuseum of Catalonia 0.8 mi
Teatre Grec 0.9 mi
Fundació Joan Miró 0.9 mi
Barcelona Olympic Stadium 0.9 mi
Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys 1 mi
Anella Olimpica 1 mi
Palau Sant Jordi 1 mi
Montjuïc 1.1 mi
Sants Rail Station 1.1 mi
Air Raid Shelter 1.1 mi
Museu i Centre d’Estudis de l’Esport Dr Melcior Colet 1.1 mi
University of Barcelona 1.2 mi
El Raval 1.2 mi
Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona 1.2 mi
Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art 1.2 mi
Sant Pau del Camp 1.2 mi
Nou Camp Stadium 1.2 mi
Camp Nou 1.2 mi
Jardí Botànic de Barcelona 1.2 mi
Carrer del Carme 1.3 mi
National Library of Catalonia 1.3 mi
Old Hospital de la Santa Creu 1.3 mi
Carrer de Pelai 1.3 mi
Museu del Modernismo Catala 1.3 mi
FC Barcelona Museum 1.3 mi
Montjuïc Castle 1.3 mi
Coliseum 1.3 mi

Hotel Policies

  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Feb 14, 2016 Check-out: Feb 17, 2016