Though it's not especially close to many of the sights, the Casanova is right on the route of the airport bus, and is a reasonably short walk from the central hub of Plaça Catalunya.
The bedrooms are quietly modernistic, decorated in cream and brown, with gold satin bedspreads adding a hint of luxury. The difference between standard and superior rooms and suites is mostly a question of size, though the latter come with Nespresso machines. Specify whether you want smoking or non-smoking, a bath tub or not, and a window at the back overlooking the hotel's patio if you're after a quiet night's sleep.
There is no real sitting area as such, but ample sofas at reception. The recession has put paid to plans for a rooftop terrace and pool for now.
Eating and drinking
On the ground floor is a light-filled cocktail bar where you can get tapas, and on the mezzanine is a restaurant serving a mix of Mexican and Mediterranean dishes.
There is no gym or pool, but there is a small spa offering massages and various treatments.
Service is mostly helpful and agreeable, though breakfast can get a little chaotic.
Who stays there
No real surprises for a four-star: business people during the week and holidaymakers at weekends, most of them European or American.
Breakfast is not generally included and costs 18.35 euros, while WiFi comes in at a hefty 10.60 euros per hour or 17.70 euros for 24 hours. Fast internet with a cable (which is provided) is free.
- High-Speed Internet
- Room Service
- Swimming Pool
- Business travellers
Pros & Cons
- Friendly staff
- Well-designed and comfortable
- Nowhere to relax outside
- Front rooms can be noisy