Beautifully refurbished boutique hotel in an 18th-century building
Close to La Rambla & easy to reach from the airport
A rooftop plunge pool & stylish bar overlooking the city
Garden-spa calm teamed & lively weekend nightlife
From the airport, take the aerobus to the Urgell Metro station -- from there it’s a 4-minute walk from the hotel. The journey costs 5.90€ (£4) and will take 25 minutes. Alternatively, take a 10-minute taxi ride for around £20. Parking is available on site for 22€ per day.
A bright, modern boutique hotel, the HIO Casanova is close to the centre of Barcelona, on the way in from the airport. During the week, it's a zen-like sanctuary with a garden spa and a rooftop pool -- at the weekend, it has a party atmosphere, with guest DJs and a lively terrace bar overlooking the city.
The tapas restaurants of La Rambla are a 15-minute walk away, as are the boutique shops of Paseo de Gracia. There are two Metro stations -- Urgell and Universitat -- less than 350 metres from the hotel, and the airport is just seven miles away.
On the roof you'll find the Sky Bar and a plunge pool looking out over the city. The spa offers treatments on the garden patio, as well as a whirlpool, steam room and fitness centre with views over the treetops of Montjuïc. In the evening, dine in the Mediterrani Restaurant, which mixes Mexican and Mediterranean cuisine, or try the Ona Lounge for tapas and premium gin and tonics.
Rooms are contemporary in design, with 1970s-style furniture and muted cream and chocolate tones. Most have bath tubs -- unusual for a city-centre hotel. Double Rooms overlook the street or patio, while Superior Rooms are larger and have picture windows with views of the courtyard.