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“Awesome start to a vacation” 5 of 5 stars
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Bel Air Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Passeig Maritim 169, 08860 Castelldefels, Spain   |  
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Ranked #1 of 14 Hotels in Castelldefels
Certificate of Excellence 2014
West Greenwich, Rhode Island
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Awesome start to a vacation”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

We spent 2 days at this hotel prior to the start of our 12 day cruise. The hotel staff was welcoming and bent over backward to meet our needs and answer our questions. The room was very comfortable and had a great view of the beach. We spent two sunny days on the beach. The first night we ate and drank at the Tiki bar on the beach in front of the hotel and night 2 we wandered thru the town and found a great seafood restaurant. I highly recommend this Hotel, off the beaten path and well worth the 15 - 20 minute ride from the airport!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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Monica C, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Bel Air Hotel, responded to this review, August 12, 2013
Dear guest,

Thanks for comment about Hotel Bel Air in TripAdvisor.

We are proud your two days stay was satisfactory. The location of Hotel Bel Air is perfect if you want some quite rest on the beach but also want to be close to the main areas and resources of Barcelona, like the airport.

Our staff always do their best to be as helpful as possible, I will transmit them your kind words. We appreciate them.

Hope to see you soon with us,
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

We have just stayed for 5 nights and had a brilliant time. Hotel excellent! Staff very nice, 1 minor downside was no tea or coffees king facilities, that would have been a nice touch. Great location for bars and restaurants and even better location for the beach!!

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Monica C, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Bel Air Hotel, responded to this review, August 12, 2013
Dear guest,

Thanks for taking the time to write this review.

We are happy you enjoy your stay at Hotel Bel Air. Even though the Hotel -at this moment- doesn’t have an all-day open coffee or bar facilities, there are a special inside area where our guests can self service some hot drinks anytime they want. But in case anyone needs wider variety, as you discovered, there are plenty of bars and restaurants close to the Hotel.

Hope to see you again with us.

Best regards,
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Carbondale, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

My wife and I stayed in Castelldefels for a week in June, Bel Air Hotel was a great choice for us. It's right next to the beach, is close to many restaurants, 30min bus ride into Barcelona, and the rooms are comfortable and clean. The pool and access to the beach front is a huge benefit. Even though there isn't much to the hotel other than the rooms, it met all of our needs. The staff are very helpful and nice. I would recommend this hotel.

Room Tip: Our room did not face the ocean because we didn't book in time. The rooms facing the road were...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Monica C, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Bel Air Hotel, responded to this review, August 12, 2013
Dear guest,

Thank you for your nice comments. We appreciate you enjoy the area of Castelldefels beach.

Indeed, there is a bus stop right in front of the Hotel that takes you directly to the city center, and a train station not far from Hotel Bel Air that takes you to Barcelona or other close villages on the coast.

Hotel Bel Air has 44 rooms and breakfast service, in the past there was also a Restaurant in the Hotel that at the moment remains close, but it is easy to find one of any kind of food in the surround walking area.

Hope to see you again in Castelldefels.

Best wishes,
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

We opted for a small, quiet, beachfront hotel for our first night in Spain and the Bel Air did not disappoint. Half an hour south of Barcelona airport and located directly on a beautiful and clean stretch of white sandy beach, the hotel has a well appointed lobby and modern decor, with lovely bedding and linens and very helpful staff. Hotel photos are a good representation. Do note that rooms with beach views are considerably more expensive than standard rooms, which face streetside. We highly recommend the area if you're after a beach location without the hype of high-rise hotels or masses of tourists. There are many lovely restaurants, cafes and bars all along the street and on the beach, and hotel staff made good recommendations for local restaurants serving tapas. We especially enjoyed the tent cafes located up and down the beach for late afternoon drinks in the sun - heavenly!

Room Tip: Streeetside views are nothing to write home about, so if you're looking for great beach views, b...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Monica C, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Bel Air Hotel, responded to this review, July 12, 2013
Dear guest,

First of all we would like to thank for your time reviewing our Hotel and for choosing us for your stay in Castelldefels.

We are glad you like to particularly quiet ambiance of the area and the Hotel, it is perfect if you are seeking some place near Barcelona but avoiding crowed locations. Castelldefels beach is full of great places to spend a nice holiday time, regarding this, please let me inform you that the” tent cafes” is called in Spanish “chiringuitos” and have a key role in the beach to enjoy the most.

We are happy our staff helps you giving recommendations, we hope to see you soon here.


Kindest regards,
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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

My boyfriend and I stayed at this charming hotel for a long weekend and were overall, impressed with the hotel and it's location. As you approach it looks very grand and upon entering it smells divine! The staff were extremely friendly and helpful, which was refreshing and made our trip more enjoyable. Our room was slightly disappointing though, as our 'double' bed was two single beds pushed together, with separate sheets which wasn't ideal for a couple. It was clean and tidy though and the complimentary toiletries were great and included a small bottle of the scent that was used in the reception area of the hotel. The hotel also offers free WIFI, which would have been great if it worked on the tv but throughout our stay it said the service for that and to watch films was unavailable, which was annoying. Luckily, I could use the WIFI on my phone so we did get some use out of it.
Location wise, the hotel is in a perfect place. Literally, on the beach and with restaurants, cafes and bars all around it's a great place to stay. It also has a bus stop right outside that takes you straight to Barcelona, and you can get a 10 trip bus/metro/train ticket for 9.80 which makes it's super affordable too.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with sea views, as the road side rooms can be a little noisy.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

Nice, comfortable hotel, very helpful and friendly staff. It is an extremely quiet location, and the hotel does not really offer any facilities other than a seasonal outdoor pool.

Note as well that Castelldelels is in the El Prat flight approaches, and you are guarantees to have aircraft noise at least 6 hours per day.........every day

Room Tip: Sea view rooms have balconies
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Toni L, Propietario at Bel Air Hotel, responded to this review, December 27, 2013
Dear customer,

We welcome your views on the service and the hotel will help us improve and correct all those things that do not work correctly.

Regards

Hotel Bel Air
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Lausanne
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

We stayed with our 3 kids in this hotel after 4 days visiting the city of Barcelona, we figured that would be a nice break for the children to stay a couple of days on the beach. We had 2 rooms not connected but next to each other which was fine. Breakfast was included when I booked the rooms on line directly with the hotel internet site. We rented a car to visit Castelldefels and Sitges the nearby spot that is absolutely beautiful if you do get a chance to go visit this place too. The hotel is right on the beach which was very nice even if we are only in April but we could walk on the beach and kids play in the sand which they love of course! The hotel staff was very nice. The location is also very convenient as it is 10 minutes drive from Barcelona airport and maybe 20 minutes from Barcelona city. We had a very pleasant stay at the Bel-Air.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 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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Toni L, Propietario at Bel Air Hotel, responded to this review, December 27, 2013
Dear Customer

First of all we appreciate your time to reflect your opinion of this community.

Indeed the hotel is in 1st sea line and within 1 minute and can be lying on the beach.

Thank you very much for the comment and hope to see you soon again in our hotel.

Regards

Hotel Bel Air
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Address: Passeig Maritim 169, 08860 Castelldefels, Spain
Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Castelldefels
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Castelldefels
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Castelldefels
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Bel Air Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 44
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Looking directly onto Castelldefels Beach, Bel Air offers stylish air-conditioned rooms with balconies. The hotel has a small swimming pool and free Wi-Fi. Many of the rooms in the Bel Air have sea views, and all have hardwood floors and modern furniture. They also have Flat screen TV with satellite channels and free films. The hotel has a well-equipped business centre and attractive gardens with sun loungers. There is also an outdoor chill out terrace right on the beach. There is a bus stop outside the hotel, where you can get a bus to Barcelona. The C-31 motorway is just 500 metres away, offering a direct link to central Barcelona and the airport. Free parking can be found nearby. ... more   less 
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Bel Air Castelldefels
Bel Air Hotel Castelldefels, Province Of Barcelona, Spain

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