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“Paradise just outside Barcelona” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Atenea Port Barcelona Mataro
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Passeig Maritim 324, 08302 Mataro, Spain   |  
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Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Mataro
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Boras, Sweden
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Paradise just outside Barcelona”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

Stayed here for 5 days in july 2012. Loved it! Modern, clean and spacious hotel with all the necessities. Service was superb. Breakfast buffé was amazing. Perfectly located near the beach, close to the village and the 30min train to Barcelona. Our room was the best though - view over the harbor and nice interiour details. Also loved the hotel restaurant Nuus! Super classy and surprisingly cheap

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Marta M, Gerente at Hotel Atenea Port Barcelona Mataro, responded to this review, March 12, 2013
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

Hotel was lovely. Staff really friendly, we were given a free bottle of Champagne well cava really. But it was very nice. The town of Mataro is not a holiday resort and we didn't know this until we got there, it's a commercial town mostly head offices for companies. We were about the only 2 tourists . The locals were lovely as we're the beaches. We were their aug 2012 and there was a lot of jellyfish, so be carefully. Not many restaurants mostly local chafes. We got the train up to Malgrat de Mar a few times and into Barcelona a few nights.the train all seem to terminate at Mataro so if you went to Malgrat de mar your last train is 10pm, if you go into Barcelona the last train is 1am ish.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Marta M, Gerente at Hotel Atenea Port Barcelona Mataro, responded to this review, April 4, 2013
dear guest,
Thank you for your kind words. They help us to go on trying to improve.
Best regards,
Marta Marimón
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Ringwood, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

Stayed for 3 nights in November. Chose the hotel for its location just over half way between Girona airport and Barcelona and its setting overlooking the modern marina at Mataro. Right next to the railway station (only 40 minutes to centre of Barcelona) but no noise as most bedrooms on the opposite side facing towards marina.
The secure parking inside the hotel grounds costs Euros 9 per day but less than 5 metres away the public spaces are free and generally available.
I would describe the hotel as very modern and stylish and worthy of its 4 star rating. The rooms make up in length what they lack in width and the balconies overlooking the marina catch the sun for most of the day. Well equipped, compact gym and small outside pool (too cool to try!).
The staff were particularly helpful during our stay. They were always polite and provided some brilliant recommendations for excellent restaurants in town although the hotel's own restaurant also looked good value for money.
We would certainly stay here again in the future. Great value for money.

Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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Marta M, Gerente at Hotel Atenea Port Barcelona Mataro, responded to this review, March 12, 2013
Dear guest,
Thank you for your words. We hope to receive you again on your next visit to Mataró.
Best regards,
Marta Marimon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

Just arrived back after spending three nights at this hotel visiting relatives living in Mataro. Very good hotel with lovely rooms with sea views and pleasant staff. Easy to get from airport using the train from the airport to Sants and then from Sants to Mataro (Blanes train). Station really close to the hotel so ideal for getting train into Barcelona. Substantial breakfast. We did not eat in the evening at the hotel but wish we had as on our last day we met people who had eaten several times there and they were full of praise. Would definitely recommend this hotel for visiting Barcelona and other coastal regions in that area. We used the lounge bar for a nightcap. Nice staff.................lovely Sangria!! Just wish the background music had been a little different but that's my opinion. Look forward to returning.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Marta M, Gerente at Hotel Atenea Port Barcelona Mataro, responded to this review, March 12, 2013
Dear guest,
we hope to receive you again to be able to thank you for your kind words.
Best regards,
Marta Marimon
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Mataro, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

The hotel is really new and fresh with spacious, clean areas and friendly staff (most of them speak very good english). Hotel's location is ideal in Matarο, near the train station and city center (15' minutes walking).
The room was great with very nice view at the marina and the sea. I am still wondering why the fridge/mini bar was so small but it wasn't really a problem for me.
Only disadvantage of the hotel from my point of view is the really slow WiFi. I was on a business trip and it was sometimes impossible for me to work.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Marta M, Gerente at Hotel Atenea Port Barcelona Mataro, responded to this review, October 22, 2012
Dear guest,
Thank you for you kind words about our hotel. We will verify our WIFI immediately so that we can offer our guests our best service.
yours sincerely,
Marta Marimón
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Durham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

This hotel doesn't look much from the outside but once you get inside its very modern, lovely designed, spacious and spotlessly clean.
Reception: Very friendly & helpful reception staff, always willing to help and give advise
Bar area (internal): Modern bar area with quiet area with newspapers
Bar area (outside): Modern bar area, relaxed atmosphere and nice lighting at night
Restaurant: Good choice of food at breakfast (continental) & excellent menu offered at night with lots of fish dishes.We went H/B basis and this was excellent value for money!
Pool area: Very quiet and pieceful, not many people around - relaxed!
Bedrooms: We had a side view room which looked out up the coast and over the marina area. we didn't bother asking to change rooms as the view was just as good from the side. Bedrooms spotlessly clean, very modern, comfy beds, lolvey bathrooms.
Spa: Spa area quite small but not complaining as i had it all to myself for 1.5hrs (6 euro charge to use spa if you don't book hotel direct).

Location: This is a great hotel from a business perspective with easy commute into central Barcelona by train & car in 30 mins. Train station is a 5min walk from the hotel. We were on a leisure break and made day trips into Barcelona for just under 8 euro per day (return). Trains run between Mataro & Barcelona from 5-6am until 11pm at night.

Beach: Lovely quiet beach located within 5min walk of hotel, great marina with walkway for walkers/runners and local bars/restarants offering some good food.

We'll definately return to this hotel and would recommend to friends as a good base for travelling to central Barcelona but also north towards Costa Brava.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Marta M, Gerente at Hotel Atenea Port Barcelona Mataro, responded to this review, March 12, 2013
Dear guest,
Your kind words help us to improve day by day. We hope to receive you again on your next visit to Mataró.
Marta Marimon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

The hotel is beautifully designed, with a spacious reception, pool and decked sun lounger area. The rooms are spacious enough, clean, modern with small balconies overlooking the port area - the bathrooms are modern, with walk in showers, black tile decor with a boutiquey feel. Breakfast is fantastic with a large choice of patisseries, fruit, eggs, meats, cheeses and a choice of breads. Its well placed with a 5 min walk to the nearby town centre. The gym is small but useable, and theres a spa massage area. This is a predominantly business hotel, that sits weirdly at times with the bikini wearing sun worshippers, theres sadly no pool side service. I like this hotel the staff where helpful, but somehow the bar areas are a little cold and stark and needed staffing better.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Marta M, Gerente at Hotel Atenea Port Barcelona Mataro, responded to this review, September 18, 2012
Dear Madam,
Thank you for your words. They will help us to go on trying to improve day by day a little more.
Best regards,
Marta Marimón
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Address: Passeig Maritim 324, 08302 Mataro, Spain
Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Mataro
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Mataro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Atenea Port Barcelona Mataro 4*
Number of rooms: 105
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