Modern. Chic. Trendy. Those are the words that come to mind when thinking about my stay at the Hotel Europark. Described as a boutique hotel, the Hotel Europark offers a comfortable yet sophisticated place to stay in the heart of Barcelona. Keep reading for my full review and experience during my week long stay!
Hotel Europark: My Review
FTC Disclosure: Thank you to Hotel Europark for welcoming me as a blogger to experience the hotel during my trip to Spain! As always, all opinions are completely honest and my own
We arrived a few hours before check-in and greeted with an inviting welcome at the front desk. Coming into the lobby you can immediately feel the contemporary vibe, from the black and white color scheme to the sleek layout. Although we arrived a few hours before the 3pm check-in time and the rooms were still being finished, the front desk offered to label our bags and keep them locked away in a secure room which was great. (To kill some time if you arrive early, there’s a charming empanada cafe around the corner called aQistoi, or Gaudi’s Cassa Batllo about a 10 minute walk away).
For this trip, my mom and I chose the “Superior” room with a balcony and we enjoyed all of the six nights we stayed. Upon arrival, we found the room very clean and made-up nicely, a recurring theme each night we returned. Although the beds are cozy, there is plenty of space to navigate throughout, place luggage, hang clothes, etc. As you can see from the photos, the room picks up the hotel’s stylish, yet minimalist, take between the decorations and the furniture! Every room comes equipped with a variety of amenities (keep reading below!) which make your stay feel at ease and amps up the convenience factor.
Overall we found the beds and mattresses really comfortable (so important after long days exploring!). In particular throughout our stay I enjoyed the various little accoutrements– from a package of Spanish chocolates to a print-out of the upcoming forecasts and resources for navigating Barcelona.
Normally I wouldn’t devote a whole section of my review to the bathroom. But the showers are worth writing home about. True to the modernist theme, the black tiled glass door spacious showers are a little piece of heaven. The water pressure is so amazing for getting clean, whether after a 10+ hour flight or afternoon at the beach. I’m not sure if my shower back home will ever quite compare. This is something somewhat difficult to capture in a blog post, but you will just have to take my word and see for yourself!
Moreover, it comes equipped with pumps of body soap, shampoo, and conditioner so you don’t have to worry about ever running out. And beyond the standard towels and washcloths, each guest is given a giant terrycloth robe and pair of slippers.
No day can start or end well on an empty stomach. Hotel Europark offers a daily breakfast buffet on Floor 1 for an additional 14 euros per day per person. (Remember my fellow Americans, Floor 0 =the ground floor in Europe!) You can opt for this in-advance or add as you go. We opted for the breakfast buffet all six mornings and found it worth it. The buffet comes with a wide variety of foods, from more traditional choices (eggs, bacon, sausages, potatoes) to salads and a ham and cheese selection. Check out the second room where lots of pastries and toasts can be found along with toppings like Nutella.
The food is good and there’s a fairly wide and rotating selection of options. Plus the convenience factor. Don’t miss the fresh squeezed orange juice, yogurt cups, and pastries in particular!
Hotel Europark offers a wide variety of amenities, true to its modernistic theme. The hotel is equipped with a host of complimentary amenities. Beyond elevators and AC in each room, there’s reliable wifi (an essential to me as a blogger!) throughout the hotel, a computer and printing area, fitness room, and seasonal rooftop pool and terrace. Furthermore, the concierge is 24/7 and as you can see above, there’s safe and minibar right in the room. If you want to go the next step up, the hotel also offers services such as an in-room massage, room service, and the like.
Beyond the above, the Hotel Europark offers another amenity I find unique and haven’t seen at other hotels…a completely free guided walking tour of Barcelona! The tour takes a Modernist route and showcases many parts of the city. Unfortunately, I couldn’t take advantage of this since my jetlagged self landed Friday and left Thursday. But one really can’t go wrong with a free tour! It lasts about 1.5 hours and all you have to do is sign up at the reception desk.
In conclusion, the Hotel Europark offers a clean, comfortable, and sleek place to stay with a host of amenities and genuinely welcoming atmosphere. With it’s central location and friendly staff one can’t miss with a stay here! Two thumbs up from me. I would definitely recommend this place to my own family and friends and readers 🙂