Fairmont Rey Juan Carlos I hotel in Barcelona is named after the King of Spain Juan Carlos I, who was reigning the country till 2014. The hotel represents a posh modern luxury with a royal service.
The location of the property is at the prestigious area near the Avinguda Diagonal (av. Diagonal) in close proximity of Barcelona Polo Club, awesome park Parc de Cervantes, stadium Camp Nou – home of FC Barcelona, and chick shops of Avinguda Diagonal. The center of Barcelona is just 15 minutes drive, same as the El Prat Airport.
The main feature of this property is that it`s not just an urban hotel, but a true resort in the middle of the city hustle. The building is surrounded by green gardens, having on its territory the outdoor and indoor pool, dining terrace, state of the art gym, spa center, tennis courts.
The interior is in the Urban Modern style. Elegant and trendy
There are 38 suits and 349 double rooms. Among them there are renovated rooms – with modern design and furniture, and classic rooms – basically not renovated rooms with “old school” design. I`ve heard from some guests complaining, that the non-renovated rooms are so old-fashioned, and it was not what they were expecting from Fairmont. But in fact they are twice cheaper🤔 If you want luxury, you can not save on it.
I had a chance to stay in two type of rooms – the Signature Suite and the Standard King Room.
The Signature Suite consists of living room, bedroom and marble bathroom total area of 70m2. These suites are located in the corner of the building and have floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows with spectacular view to the new city and polo club. I was totally in love with this suite on the 8th floor, having breakfast on the round wooden table, sitting at comfy arm-chair and watching through the window how the city is waking up😍 ☕️
The Standard King Room is of area 30m2, and has a bed, desk, wardrobe, marble finished bathroom with a separate bathtub and shower. It also includes minibar, coffee/tea making facilities, bathrobes, ironing board, safe. As usual, I was lazy to go downstairs for breakfast, so I have ordered the breakfast room service and had it in the bed as a great start of another great day.
The main restaurant and bar – B24 is at the lobby lounge. Though it is located straight in front of the entrance and the reception area, the sitting area is very cosy. Piano is played here in the afternoon and a DJ in the evening. This venue is open 24h. The service is exceptional and the food is fantastic. They serve here tapas-styled Spanish dishes, delicious seafood and wide selections of finest wines and spirits.
Other dining options are the Breakfast Venue – open for breakfast from 6:30 to 11:00 every day, the Arts Sports Bar at the lobby level, the Pool Lounge and the Terrace – located outside the main building at the territory of the garden and near the pool were closed for the autumn and winter season. And of course for such lazy person as me:) there is 24h room service with a great choice of international dishes and breakfast.
Health club facilities
The Fitness center at Fairmont Rey Juan Carlos I was voted by the the Conde Nast Traveller magazine as one of the top fitness centers in the world. It is located separately from the main building of the hotel, so you have to go outside, which is not very comfortable during cold wether. But it is worth walking there. It includes the indoor heated pool, the outdoor pool (closed for winter), state go the art gym, pilates equipped room, aerobics room, spa with high-class treatments, physiotherapy and aromatherapy. Wow, thats beyond expectations ☺️
Overall experience: amazing hotel in Barcelona with top class service.
Recommended: business trips, sport events, shopping.