$86 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Nov 2, 2014 Check-out: Nov 3, 2014

Pestana Arena Barcelona Hotel

4 stars
Consell de Cent, 51-53, Barcelona, 08014
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.8
out of 5
22 reviews
Christmas in Barcelona

The hotel was excellent. We were very dissatisfied with the restaurant. The waitress was rude and... See full review

  • Bestmom1
  • Feb 11, 2014
Let Down By Breakfast

Overall, this was a good-looking, funky hotel, centrally located. One of the best features was that... See full review

  • Vixie
  • Jul 11, 2013
Sleek rooms and spa rolled into one modern central hotel

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).  

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
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.

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.

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

 

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)

Hotel Map

41.3768 2.1459
Area served
Barcelona.
Nearby airports
Barcelona International Airport (BCN).
Area description
Located near the Fairs area of Fira and Plaza de Espana and next to the newly open commercial center "Las Arenas". Very well communicated with all city motorways, the hotel is just a few steps away from the main train and coach station of Barcelona-Sants.

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Pestana Arena Barcelona Hotel Rooms

Standard Room
Room with one twin bed includes safe, hairdryer, magnifying mirror, direct dial telephone, internet cable connection free, wifi connection chargeable, LCD satellite TV, mini-bar, air-conditioning and a wide range of welcome amenities.

Amenities

  • 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
Handicapped rooms/facilities

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
  • Palau Nacional: 0.7 mi
  • Museu d'Arqueologia de Catalunya: 0.7 mi
  • 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
  • Palau Nacional: 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

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

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1400
Check-out:
1200

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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Guest Reviews (22)

Ratings and reviews for Pestana Arena Barcelona Hotel

Overall score

3.8 / 5
5.01.0
22 out of 22
Amenities:
3.6
Room cleanliness:
4.4
Hotel staff:
3.8
Room comfort:
4.2
Location:
4.2
Value:
3.9

77% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Hats
Business
London
Jul 27, 2014

Perfect location lovely hotel

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

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Arenas is great place to eat views all around

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Bestmom1
Business
Morrisville, pa
Feb 11, 2014

Christmas in Barcelona

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.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

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 .

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Memyself I
Business
London
Jan 9, 2014

Unforgetable (bad experience)

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.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Time-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Place De Espana

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Bestmom1
Business
Morrisville, pa
Dec 28, 2013

Mom and daughters get away

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.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Vixie
Business
UK
Jul 11, 2013

Let Down By Breakfast

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.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Omes
Business
LA
Jan 1, 2013

Wi-Fi Issues

Wish there was wi-fi available in the room instead of just the lobby. Otherwise a pleasant stay

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Conference
Business
Liverpool, Merseyside, UK
Mar 24, 2012

Very good business trip

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.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Visit the National Museum of Art

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
HaveFunWillTravel
Business
New York, NY, USA
Oct 22, 2011

Perfect Spot for Vacationers in Barcelona

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.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Time-saving tip: Not Applicable

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.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
SMZU
Business
California, USA
Oct 3, 2011

Great hotel, great City!

Great location. Near numerous shops, restaurants, coffee bars, etc. Convienent access to public transportation especially the Metro subway which is easy to use and takes you anywhere in the City. Hotel was nice, comfortable and clean.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
BARCELONISTA
Business
NYC
Mar 28, 2011

The HUB of BARCELONA!

My fiance and I luved the closeness of the hotel to everything. You can navigate everywhere from down the street! It was awesome! The staff could have been a bit more friendly, but were knowledgeable to every question we asked.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Use the metro! The train is easy to navigate and cheap!

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