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Gran Hotel Rey Don Jaime

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

As usual I found d this hotel on BOOKING.COM... Love at first sight, Just 25 min by REnfe train to Barcelona Santa then down to the Metro stop @ (Drassanes) and ull pop out at LA RABLAS. Now the only drawback of this hotel is the hill !! Omg is it steep!!! But I have a tip... For the train and metro buy a T10 tickets.. That allows you to 10 stops can be used for to ppl ( shared). On your way back to the hotel after a loooooooong day stop at CASTELLDEFELS and catch a Taxi which costs €5. I promise you its worth it every time.

First impression was a good quality hotel. I suppose the receptionist should try to sell a more expensive room than the one I booked, but as his very first words, just after a long drive to get there, it left me rather put off. Our room was well cleaned and adequate. Buffet breakfast was fine as was the waiter-service set menu if taking the half board option (entitles you to either midday or evening options). Evening restaurant opening was 8pm start. There was a choice of three dishes for each of the three courses. When we ate in for the remaining set meal it was €30 a head, or much more from the a la carte. On all occasions it was brilliantly cooked and promptly served. Like other reviewers it didn’t take long to realise this was not a tourist’s holiday venue; they thrive on conference trade or business overnighters. It’s very formal, staff in suits, often taking as many as 4 people front of house to get the food to our table. Oh, and there's always piped classical music in the public areas! There’s not a lot of warmth in the staff, although when asked for help it was always politely given. Most staff have good English speaking skills and put up with my pigeon Spanish with a smile! The hotel is in a reasonable distance of the shore, with its main road of a few restaurants. The shopping centre is in the opposite direction about a mile away. It was a reasonable stop for just a few nights to get the see the surrounding area, but car needed. Castelldefels is more of a suburb than a resort; it’s half an hour to Barcelona City, or less to the main airport.

After spending 5 days in the city I moved to this hotel for work. As others have mentioned it is a bit isolated and there is not a ton to do. You can walk down the hill and it is very close to the beach if you want to go grab dinner. The food (breakfast) was average. Lunch and dinner was better, and they have a very nice bar. The pool area is nice and you get cool views up there. If you are like me though you are most likely going to stay in the city. If your budget is tight or you are travelling with children, this is a nice, cheaper alternative. You can then just catch the train to Barcelona.

The hotel and the rooms are great, but it's kinda isolated on the hilltop, so you will need a car if you wanna go somewhere. The pool area is great and so were the Wi-Fi connection. No problems in finding a spot to park your car, there are plenty of spaces and it's free. 3+ 👍

Not as I was expected to be, but it was clean in a nice place over the hill we a great view. The terrace was nice to and you can sit by the pool Very close to the seaside , walking distance The restaurant was also good but I would like to have a variety of foods

This hotel is perched on a lookout over the Mediterranean. It is a relatively isolated location so one needs to take a taxi, walk, or cycle to reach sea level and then a bridge over the highway to the beach. The hotel has classic elegance and generally very good service. The poolside bar has a good array of basic cocktails but nothing creative and a fairly decent but far from impressive list of wines. Each meal is served with the house white (drinkable) and red (barely drinkable). The food is excellent quality, fresh, and copious. There is a 4-5 hundred year old tower on the grounds that cannot be entered but creates a dynamic vista. Bicycles are available for rental by the hour, there is an indoor and outdoor pool, and very limited exercise room. All in all, a nice place for an escape from downtown Barcelona (a short train ride or 30 minute taxi away).

The hotel's location, nestled in a residential area on a hilltop, is ideal if you want to be away from the Barcelona crowds and be close to the airport. It is also walking distance to the train station and beach front. However, it has lost some of its charm as it is obvious that it is an old property that is in need of maintenance.

This friendly hotel is situated at the top of a small hill and well away from the hustle and bustle of Barcelona yet only a half hour journey to the city by train. The breakfast is good and the rooms are quiet and well equipped. It is a traditional hotel with a modern reception. My advice would be to visit Sitges just two stops west on the train. A lovely quaint town with cobbled narrow streets and very pretty - far more relaxing than Barcelona which is full!

I visited Barcelona and stayed at this hotel with my boyfriend and friends. This hotel is beautiful and spotless, the views from the pool area are so breathtaking. The staff are very friendly and the rooms are very spacious with lovely decor and are cleaned daily with toiletries, towels etc We hired a Taxi from the hotel to Barcelona Rambles city center and it was about €40 and it takes about 25-30mins. The hotel looks beautiful at night when the pool lights are all lit up. Would love to return to this hotel for a longer break.

Well first impression were great, the hotel is clean, friendly and inviting. i went with my husband and 18 year old son, The bar food was good and reasonable price but we did not eat in the restaurant as this was very expensive. very comfortable beds and spacious bathroom. it was on the top of the cliff so if you travelled down to the beach beware quite hard going back up the hill. But it was worth it.

Avenida del Hotel, 22 Castelldefels Barcelona

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Outdoor pool and indoor pool

Gran Hotel Rey Don Jaime places you within 2 miles (3 km) of British School of Barcelona and Castelldefels Castle. This 220-room, 4-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like an outdoor pool, an indoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. It's near the airport and also near Anec Blau Shopping Center and Olympic Canal.


Dining

Enjoy a bite to eat at Restaurante Torre Barona, the hotel's onsite restaurant. Get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café. For your convenience, breakfast is served for a fee each morning.


Rooms

All 220 air-conditioned rooms feature minibars, safes, and phones. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and plasma TVs with satellite channels. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Desks are also available.


Property features

Gran Hotel Rey Don Jaime features an indoor pool, an outdoor pool, and a fitness center. If you plan to drive, free parking is available. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a sauna, free WiFi in public areas, and 20 meeting rooms.

Room options

Triple Room

Twin 3 | Sleeps 3

Double Room Single Use

Twin 2 | Sleeps 1

Twin Room (With extra bed)

Twin 3 | Sleeps 3

Twin Room, Balcony

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

71% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 643 reviews