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“4 out of 5 - Very good”
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Aparthotel Atenea
Ranked #224 of 514 Hotels in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
Bergen, Norway
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19 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“4 out of 5 - Very good”
Reviewed October 9, 2011

Booking:
- hotels.com
- 2 nights
- Standard room (406)
- Price Including breakfast

Pros:
- Big room with a small kitchen
- Probably the best breakfast experienced at any hotel
- Free WiFi
- Restaurants, shopping and metro close by

Cons:
- Outdated rooms and bathroom
- Smelly and no aircondition in hallway
- So-so staff
- Beyond walking distance to city center

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed September 20, 2011

This is not a 4 start hotel. At the front desk it said the 4 star has given in the year 1997, it has changed a lot since.

The Carpet was not only old, but full of stains - probaby the same originally installed in 1997. Shower curtain was full of mildew - probbaly the same one they had in 1997. Shower changing form cold to extremely cold was a huge problem, specially if you try to avoid the dirty curtain.

I would've changed hotels, but given that I chekced late at night, had no internet until i was in the room, did not know the area and that the next day I was travelling back to the US made me suck it up and stay.

I DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS HOTEL TO NO ONE, IT IS AT BEST A 2 STAR HOTEL.Do not be fooled by the old 4 start hotel rating, it is outdated and not accurate

The hotel was so bad I am signing to trip advisor so no one makes the same mistake I did.

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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed September 7, 2011

For us, it was true that:

1) sound insulation very bad. Could hear neighbors sneezing (& scratching their bums)
2) shower blasted hot & cold. When hot, u stay out of shower until the warm bits come back - usually in 1o 2sec. Provided u have not been boiled alive
3) carpet old

4) good location near underground station - line 3, les corts. In quiet area too
5) chambermaid cleaned room well
6) useful kitchenette
7) helpful & friendly receptionists & staff
8) nearby shopping centre with supermercat (supermarket)


Would I stay there again?

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
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1 Thank 168traveller
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed September 2, 2011

The hotel is very outdated, and the showerhead and carpets were very old..... The first thing I noticed upon arrival was that the bed had 3 hairs, and adding to insult, one very distinctive curly one on my pillow........... that is just unbelievable. I should have complained, but I was guessing that another room would have probably not been much better and not worth the complaint. We only stayed 2 nights and I was happy to go back to my lovely hotel in Madrid. I was on the seventh floor.
I do not understand how this was a 4 star hotel - the fittings and furnishing suggest a much lower rating. The price was not that cheap too. I read on trip advisor ratings and I wonder why there are so many positive reviews.... a major renovation should be done for this to be in the 4 star category. Surely a decent looking shower head would not have cost that much considering how much is charged for the stay?!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed August 22, 2011

We stayed for 2 nights at Atenea as we were going to watch a football match and it is literally around the corner from Camp Nou.
The reception area ,front desk and staff were good and friendly for most of the stay. The Breakfast was good apart from one morning it was a little on the cold side but they had a good selection bacon eggs, cereals, pastries etc.
Unfortunately the room was not great. We stayed in room 609, no views from the windows which was not a big issue for us..... but the room was very dated, carpet stained and bedding was clean but tired looking. The shower/bathroom was old and shower head was not very nice. Shower kept going hot and cold and you could here neighbours toliet and showers.
On our second day we had a leak in the wardrobe and water was pouring down the front doors and inside which i believe was from possibly the room/ bathroom above?This stained my clothes in the wardrobe but when i explained this to reception they dismissed this as being the air con causing the problem and no apology was given. Thankfully if was our last day.
We stayed in Barcelona for 6 Days and thankfully only 2 of them in the Atenea, if it had a facelift it would be a good hotel as close to Metro and Camp Nou and cafes etc close by but until then i would not recommend this and would not stay there again. Price was o.k and perhaps you do get what you pay for( even though have stayed at similar priced hotels that were better) but i didn't pay for a leak and stained clothes.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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London
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed August 21, 2011

Me and my wife have just spent 7 nights in this hotel and found our stay to be quite pleasant. The hotel itself is in a safe area in between 2 metro stations (Les Corts and Maria Cristina) of about 3-4 minutes walk each direction.

Our room was more of a small apartment rather than a traditional hotel room, with nicely proportionate dimensions. There was cutlery and cookery in the kitchen from the very beginning and we had the Wi-Fi codes already provided in the reception. Having internet in the room was great, as we managed to check in our return flight online (to say the least.) The air-condition was quiet and good and we were always able to sleep at night.

On a separate note, we found the use of showers and flushing of toilets in other rooms to be on the noisy side, especially in the morning.

Overall, our room lacked that oomph but it was always very clean and tidy. So, we both think it was a decent stay.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Kfar Saba
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed August 4, 2011

I stayed at this hotel for 3 nights with my teenage son. It was very close to the Barca stadium and no problem to walk to a game. very exciting. The hotel was close to an underground stop and really even in walking distance to the rumblas.
Our room was big with nice size bathroom, good kitchenette with all the basics.
Hightly recomment for budget travelers.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with family
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Thank ice180
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reservas_atenea, Jefe de ventas at Aparthotel Atenea, responded to this review, August 10, 2011
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Additional Information about Aparthotel Atenea

Property: Aparthotel Atenea
Address: Joan Guell 207-211, 08028 Barcelona, Spain
Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#141 Business Hotel in Barcelona
#143 Luxury Hotel in Barcelona
#177 Family Hotel in Barcelona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Aparthotel Atenea 4*
Number of rooms: 105
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
On Diagonal Ave, at the heart of the city's business, financial and commercial area, Aparthotel Atenea is part of a new modern architectural complex.It has 105 appartments of 35m2 each with a bedroom, sitting room, bath and kitchen fully equipped with all kinds of services. Buffet breakfast with over 60 home-made products to start your day with a smile. Other services: Parking, internet connection, 6 meeting rooms, restaurant ... more   less 
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