Hotel Arts Barcelona

Carrer de la Marina 19 - 21, Barcelona, 08005, Spain
(5 star hotel)
#12 of 1,655 hotels in Barcelona
Best (5.0 out of 5.0) 13 reviews
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A Luxurious Hotel

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on July 28, 2009

My stay at the Luxurious Arts Ritz Carlton was most rewarding. We arrived late from a delayed train ride from Madrid, Spain and the Hotel Staff were most gracious and accomodating. The service and the hotel amenities were the best. We stayed on a top floor and had a fantastic view of the city. overlooking miles of Barcelona beachfront and the grand vista of Port Olimpic. There was 24-hour personalized service, stunning, 43rd story spa and innovative dining in five restaurants, beauty salon, outstanding lounge and bar area, out side pool and the decor was extremely well presented.

Unique Quality: Fantastic view of the Harbour and our room was immaculate.

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Top Hotel, high end

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on September 1, 2007

The Arts Hotel is beautiful and the staff are gracious. I enjoyed my stay and had great accomodations with a great view of the sea and the city. The hotel provided an electrical converter which very helpful. The room was spacious for Spain.

Unique Quality: I appreciated the electric blinds in the room that provided a great blackout shade for sleeping in.

Directions: Olympic Port Area

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Tall and Glorious

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on May 5, 2007

Hotel Art of Barcelona was the sun after the rain .Specially if you made a wrong deal with a wrong agency and if you want to find really a good room in the middle of a international meeting in Barcelona only money talks !!! .And the hotel Art of Barcelona is the right place where money talks .The hotel is five star hotel in the area called Parc Olimpico and the building is maybe the first or the second highest building in the city with a casino facility

Unique Quality: good staff ,good people and beautiful casino aswell

Directions: Parc olimpico

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The BEST hotel...ever

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on July 18, 2006

What does this hotel not have?? It's right on the beach, it has a pool, spa services, 4 restaurants...I think, spacious rooms, sound system by Bang & Olufsen.

Unique Quality: I've stayed at 5 star hotels all over the world and I gotta say, this is probably the best one to date.

Everything was impeccable, everything. And they got the "rain shower" in the bathroom

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The Lap of Luxury

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on October 8, 2005

What can I say about staying in a five star hotel? That is was fabulous! This hotel is a little out of the way, close to the Mediterrean shore, but worth the time it takes to get downtown. Luxurious, classy, with great showers, this was one of the nicest hotels Ive ever stayed in. It didnt hurt that I didnt have to pay for it though! I was on an invited trip.

Directions: Waterfront, in the old Olympic Village

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True 5 star hotel

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on April 12, 2005

True five star hotel, I had a specific need, and was met by the General Manager upon check in. The accomodations are excellent as is the service; perfect for business. It is a few minutes by taxi to the Ramblas.

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Hotel by the sea

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on February 2, 2005

Hotel Arts is also the Ritz-Carlton in Barcelona. Great hotel with great facilities. On the shores of the Mediterranean and overlooking Port Olimpic, it is enjoys a spectacular beachfront location near Barcelona's finest shops and restaurants. (no need to eat in the hotel!)

Unique Quality: They must be a supporter to the Bang and Olufsen entertainment system, because all the phones in the pubic area are B&O phones. Inside our room, the TV and CD player are also B&O. Lovely!

The staff are all so friendly. I remembered being unable to book my Euro-rail tickets from Madrid to Portugal from Singapore (our route was fly SIN-BAR, then fly BAR-MAD, the rail MAD-Lisbon) due to the online booking system's failure. But locally, it is ok. We called the hotel concierge and they happily made the bookings for us, and charge in advance to our room!

If you can afford it, why not?

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on November 10, 2004

As I mentioned, if you can afford it, why not stay at the Ritz Carlton of Barcelona? The hotel was beautiful, the staff attentive and the panoramic views gorgeous... I was lucky that I went on this trip for free and didn't have to cough up $300 per night.

We stayed on the 9th floor with a beautiful panoramic view of the mediterranean sea. I just loved how the window opens up with a push of a button and *voila* nothing but clear blue sea for miles and miles to see.

The hotel had a huge collection of paintings adorned everywhere and a neverending supply of fresh tulips and apples to greet you every morning!!!

Oh, and I just couldn't stop playing with the badette... not that I used it or anything!

Unique Quality: Other amenities that the Hotel Arts had was the huge outdoor pool in front of the boardwalk. Also, if you like to gamble, there is a casino adjacent to the hotel. (Tip: if you would like to go downstairs where the real games are, just bring your passport [along with a buddy--the offer is for two people] and your fee will be waved!)

I also loved that the hotel was located right in the heart of Puerto Olimpico where the night life was happening! Hundreds of fresh seafood restaurants that turn into bars late at night!!! But of course, the only downside were the price--you were in touristville of course! I still can't get over how a $10 dinner in L.A. can cost you $50 over there!!!

Directions: Right in the heart of Puerto Olimpico... just tell the taxi you're staying at the "Twin Towers."

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Way on the other end of the spectrum

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on January 23, 2004

No, of course I didn't stay here. I only know of it because my friend works there as a baker. If you've got the kind of dough to stay in a place like this, good for you. You'll be plenty insulated from most of the goings-on in the city, but at least you'll be comfy, pampered, and have a nice view to boot.

Personally I think it's an ugly building...don't you? Well, I'm no architect so I really shouldn't critcize I guess. I did like the way it picked up the setting sun, which is the only reason I took the photo.

Unique Quality: The whale sculpture around the back is pretty cool and worth a look.

Directions: Your limo driver will know.

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by written on April 17, 2003

On the shores of the Mediterranean and overlooking the Port Olimpic The striking contemporary hotel enjoys a spectacular beachfront location near Barcelona's finest shops and restaurants.The graceful silhouette of Hotel Arts Barcelona offers guests spectacular views over the city and sea.

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Hotel Arts

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on August 26, 2002

There are many other good adresses in Barcelona, but the Hotel de les Arts is definitely a must for a special stay in Barcelona.

The hotel was built for the Olympics on the port and it is one of the tallest buildings in the city. It made part of a successful project that aimed at regenerating the coastal and beach area in Barcelona.

Rooms are superb, decorated in a modern and functionnal way and with plenty of ameninites. Most of the rooms offer breathtaking views. No wonder that this hotel always ranks high among the top hotels of the world.

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Next, treat yourself to a room...

by written on August 25, 2002

Next, treat yourself to a room at one of Barcelona’s best hotels, the Hotel Arts, built for the 1992 Olympics. In preparation for hosting the Olympics, Barcelona created an entirely new neighborhood along its waterfront and the 183-acre area now includes modern apartments (once used to house Olympic athletes), offices, malls, an aquarium, a marina and the five-star Hotel Arts. The 42-story, 450-room hotel is part of the Ritz-Carlton chain, with all the style, services and amenities associated with that name. The rooms are decorated in soothing whites and neutrals, with contemporary furniture and lavish marble baths. A panel of buttons beside the bed puts the adjusting of all room lights and even the window coverings at one’s fingertips. Rooms offer striking views of the Mediterranean or the city. Contemporary art adorns the walls and every few days the exquisite modern floral arrangements throughout the hotel’s public spaces are changed. The hotel offers a full breakfast buffet with American and international dishes every morning so you can fuel up for your three days of sightseeing in Barcelona.
EUR 270.00 per night

Unique Quality: FANCY FANCY FANCY see photo below

Carrer De La Marina, 19 - 21

Phone: (93) 221-1000
Fax: (93) 221-1070

The Hotel Arts Barcelona has a unique central location on the seafront in the city's Oly

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by written on August 24, 2002

396 Double room ESP 45000.0 - 50000.0
59 Suites ESP 60000.0 - 250000.0
28 Apartments ESP 150000.0 - 500000.0

Unique Quality: If you have enough money (a lot of) and you want to pass some days in a deluxe hotel i recommend Arts. The highest building in Bcn in front of the sea, to pass a dream holidays.
If you go to this hotel, tell me it and i´ll go to visit you ;-)

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Address: Carrer de la Marina 19 - 21, Barcelona, 08005, Spain

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  • Swimming Pool
  • Wheelchair Accessible
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  • Fitness Center
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  • Pets Allowed
  • Spa
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  • Bar / Lounge

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