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Spain's largest hotel library

SB Plaza Europa

18.02.14

Measuring 8m in height with sufficient space for 10,000 books (currently there are 4,500 accommodated within it shelves) SB Plaza Europa features the largest hotel library in Spain. The solid timber construction dominates the lobby and reception areas of this recently opened addition to Barcelona’s superb collection of hotels. Situated right next to the entrance and with sofas and armchairs arranged alongside the book shelves guests can grab a favourite classic and either read it there or take it to their room. Highly recommended to browse through the selection which was suggested and organised by the Barcelona based Re-Read company which currently has two second hand book shops in the city. Be warned one is liable to get lost in time on a visit here browsing through this first class collection of novels, guides and non-fiction.

The SB Plaza Europa has 242 rooms in total, there is café and restaurant with a generous terrace oriented due south, health club and meeting room facilities. Located conveniently between Plaza Europa and Ildefons Cerdá (just behind the Centro Comercial Gran Vía 2) the hotel is aimed at both the business and leisure sectors. With the services and feel of a high-end five star hotel SB Plaza Europa provides family rooms with pull down beds, there is an excellent roof terrace measuring 500 sq.m. with open air pool, solarium and pool bar area. The views over this rapidly evolving area of the city are unique.

  • View of the 8m tall book shelves located in the hotel lobby

  • The SB Plaza Europa café located on the ground floor of the hotel

  • Views from the terrace over the rapidly changing neighbourhood

  • A bar and sun bathing area with swimming pool located on the hotel's roof

  • View of the restaurant with its own south facing terrace

  • SB Hotels Plaza Europa
  • La Biblioteca hotelera más grande de España
  • Carrer de les Ciències, 11-13
  • 08908 L’Hospitalet de Llobregat (Barcelona)
  • www.hotelsbplazaeuropa.com