An intimate boutique hotel, Villa Emilia’s attention to detail is astounding. One can’t fail to notice the elegant lighting – from designer lamps in the lobby to the gothic candlelit walls in the restaurant. Each room is pristine and radiates warmth from a stone and chocolate brown colour scheme. Ideal for anyone wanting to be slightly out of the city centre, at a 20 minute walk Villa Emilia is close enough to Barcelona’s amenities without feeling like there are tourist maps being shoved up your nostrils every time you step onto the street. You don’t even have to leave the hotel to find a party either – hit that top lift button and get rocketed up to the hotel’s rooftop terrace, La Terrazza, where the live jazz music and spectacular food and drink will leave you lounging on the plump sofa cushions in a state of cocktail induced pleasure.