4.0 out of 5

"The main draw for this hotel was the fact it is near the beach. In saying that, it's a little far from the city itself. " More

By Emer R. on Tue 03 Nov 2015

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Hotel Description

At Hotel SB Icaria barcelona you'll be within a 20-minute stroll of popular places like Port Olimpic and Mar Bella Beach. Highlights at this hotel include in-room free WiFi, free high-speed Internet, and LCD TVs.

Cable TV, coffee/tea makers, and in-room massages are featured in all 180 soundproofed rooms. Minibars provide refreshments, and room service makes dining in an option. Safes, hairdryers, and desks are also available.

The restaurant, Icaria, is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. At the hotel's own poolside bar or bar/lounge, you can enjoy a drink. Enjoy the outdoor swimming pool, fitness centre, Turkish bath/hammam, and sauna. 6458 square feet (600 square metres) of event facilities include meeting rooms, and other business amenities include a 24-hour business centre. Additionally, you'll find free WiFi in public areas, a coffee shop/café, and a snack bar/deli. Buffet breakfast is available daily between 7 AM and 11 AM. There's also self parking, along with the convenience of car rentals on site.

Within a 30-minute walk of this 4-star Poblenou hotel, attractions include Barceloneta Beach and Arc de Triomf.

Hotel SB Icaria barcelona ratings based on 158 Verified Reviews

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3 out of 5

Clean room. That's all.

Room cleaned but air condition doesn't work properly and wifi a bit slow.

Posted by on 28 Nov 2015

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4 out of 5

Lovely 5 day break

The main draw for this hotel was the fact it is near the beach. In saying that, it's a little far from the city itself.

Posted by on 3 Nov 2015

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5 out of 5

Great choice of hotel

This is a great hotel which places you within a few minutes walking distance from Barcelona beach in the Icaria area. Public transport facilities are also very accessible and the city centre of Barcelona is just 15 minutes away on the bus. The hotel itself is clean, the staff are friendly and helpful and the facilities (swimming pool, lounge area, internet corner) are really nice

Posted by on 21 Oct 2015

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5 out of 5

Family Trip

Excellent hotel. Great location for the beach as well as for metro. Kids loved the pool. Staff very friendly and helpful.

Posted by on 19 Aug 2015

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5 out of 5

Great beach + city holiday

This is a great choice of hotel if you are wanting to stay close to the beaches of Barcelona. Just a 3-4 minute walk away to the beach and close to local amenities including shops, bakeries and restaurants. The staff are incredibly helpful and knowledgable and the facilities at the hotel are great.

Posted by on 8 Jun 2015

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4 out of 5

Fancy digs for frugal travellers

We got what we expected for a chain hotel, and more. Our room had a bar fridge that was sparsely stocked, but to us this was a bonus. We used the extra space wisely after taking a grocery run to the nearby Poblenou neighbourhood. Helped us save lots of money on food, as Barcelona is a bit pricey when eating out. The cleaning staff did a proper job on the room whenever we requested it. The breakfast buffet was decent enough for the 13€ price tag. Staff was helpful and friendly. The location, although not central, was within walking distance to some attractions, and close to one of Barcelona's many subway lines.

Posted by on 5 Jan 2015

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4 out of 5

Perfect hotel. Staff where excellent room was spotless

Everything went well. Would go back again. Staff where excellent. Had breakfast there every morning and also enjoyed a lovely dinner there too. Hotel is very close to the beach. A small bit out of the city centre but is manageable by foot if you are prepared to walk. If not the Bus stop is right outside.

Posted by on 29 Jan 2014

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3 out of 5

not a 4 STAR BUT A 3 STAR

We had the coldest welcome from Alex. He was not pleasant and was quite unprofessional. The hotel is NOT A 4 STAR. many 3 stars are far better than that. The breakfast was OK. NOT THAT IMPRESSIVE NEITHER. Lot of cheap pastries. The hot food was indeed delicious but not worth the price. The management of the Hotel needs to seriously get a grip of their staff especially Alex who was unpleasant. The staff in the dining area were more welcoming and much better. Although we should not judge the whole experience based on one person rudeness, Alex, but overall it was OK hotel. Would not go there though. will look for something better and closer to Barceloneta.

Posted by on 1 Dec 2013

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4 out of 5

Superb city break

The Hotel Icaria proved an excellent base to enjoy a five day break in Barcelona for my family. The hotel is not bang in the centre but transport links are easily available nearby and Las Ramblas is a comfortable 30 minute stroll away. The Port Olimpic area is very close and has an array of good restaurantsa and friendly bars. The hotel staff were extremely pleasant to me and my family and I would definitely recommend this hotel. Breakfast was very good as was bar meals and restaurant fare.

Posted by on 21 Jun 2013

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4 out of 5

Nice hotel right near the beach

Although this hotel is a fair distance from the centre of Barcelona - it is only a short walk to the beach. The room and bathroom were quite large and we had a view that looked over the pool and city. We could see the church on top of the mountain - great at night. However, it is a bit of walk from the nearest metro and there is not much around. Would be good if you had a bike or like walking a bit. Rooms were clean and the pool was a great place to relax. The gym equipment didnt really work though and our shower stopped working part way during out stay. However, when we told the staff they fixed it within 30 minutes so we were happy with the service there.

Posted by on 23 Jun 2012

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Property Features

Hotel SB Icaria barcelona offers its guests an outdoor pool, a sauna, and a fitness centre. Along with a restaurant and a coffee shop/café, there's a snack bar/deli on site. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include A poolside bar and A bar/lounge. Public spaces have free WiFi and wired Internet. Business amenities include A 24-hr business centre and meeting rooms. Event space at this hotel measures 6458 square feet (600 square metres). A terrace, tour or ticket assistance, and multilingual staff are also featured at the business-friendly Hotel SB Icaria barcelona. Parking is available for a fee. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 4-star Barcelona hotel.

  • 180 guestrooms or units
  • 7 levels
  • 5 conference rooms
  • 6458 sq ft of conference space
  • 600 sq. m of conference space
  • Dining venue
  • Bar by the pool
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Deli
  • Business centre (24 hours)
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff members are multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Terrace
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Television in lobby
  • On-site shopping
  • Bellhop
  • Lift
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free WiFi
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free cots/infant beds


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet


Self parking (surcharge)


  • Airport: Barcelona (BCN-Barcelona Intl.) (18.5 km / 11.5 mi)
  • Train station: Barcelona Franca Station (2.4 km / 1.5 mi)
  • Metro station: Llacuna Station (0.8 km / 0.5 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Hotel SB Icaria barcelona offers 180 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with minibars and laptop-compatible safes. LCD televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit, a bidet, complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. In-room massages, hypo-allergenic bedding and an iron/ironing board can be requested.A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered on a daily basis.

  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • LCD television
  • Cable channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Massage in room (surcharge)
  • Hairdryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Bidet
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Desk
  • Sound-insulated rooms
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a buffet breakfast daily from 7 AM to 11 AM.

Icaria – Overlooking the pool, this restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy al fresco dining (weather permitting).

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool, a sauna and a fitness centre. The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Waterskiing nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Snorkelling nearby
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Personal motorised watercraft on site nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby


If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! One child 10 years old or younger stays free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • Pets: EUR 15 per pet, per night, plus a deposit of EUR 15 per night
  • Maximum 1 per room (weight limit: 20 kg)


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Hotel Registry Number -
  • Minimum guest age is


Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 1.21 per person, per night, up to 7 nights. This tax does not apply to children under 17 years of age.

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: EUR17 for adults and EUR7.50 for children (approximately)
  • Self-parking fee: EUR16 per night
  • Pet deposit: EUR15 per night
  • Pet fee: EUR15 per pet, per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • hotel SB Icaria barcelona
  • hotel SB Icaria
  • SB Icaria barcelona
  • SB Icaria
  • Hotel Icaria Barcelona
  • Icaria Barcelona
  • Hotel SB Icaria Barcelona Catalonia
  • Barcelona Icaria Hotel

You should know

  • Onsite cash transactions can't exceed EUR 2500, due to national regulations. For more details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.
  • One child 10 years old or younger stays free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • Certain facilities might have restricted access. For details, you can contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation.