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Occidental Atenea Mar - Adults only
Ranked #179 of 516 Hotels in Barcelona
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Reviewed July 28, 2013

My wife and I stayed here for 6 nights, and we loved it. We wanted a hotel close to the beach and this was perfect - just a 5-minute walk across the road. Our lovely room had a great sea view. The breakfast was great, too - lots to choose from.The hotel is just 10 minutes' walk from the nearest Metro station (Poblenou), a similar distance to a major shopping centre, and around a half-hour leisurely stroll down to the Olympic Port. If you're looking for somewhere near the beach and a little bit away from the city centre, I'd recommend this place.

Room Tip: We stayed in a sea view room, which was great.
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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 25, 2013

Staff are friendly, decor was OK, they have wifi but they change the password every 2 days which I can understand but also annoying.
The highlight was breakfast. Nice breads, fresh fruits, colds cuts, salads, and even cava! (Sparkling wine).
But we waited for ever for the elevators, it's super slow, and there are only 2 for the entire building.
Sure, I'd stay the again, but only because our office is nearby.

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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

I stayed here with a friend in September 2012. We weren't after luxury, but we were shocked at the state of our room. Mind you - this is a "4-star"-hotel, but it felt like we had a private room in a youth hostel instead. And I've stayed at better youth hostels at that.

The lobby is nice and modern, it's close to the beach and there's a bus stop right in front of the hotel. The metro is a 10 min walk and takes you straight to the city centre. There's also a shopping mall 10 mins walk away.

Our room:
The decor in the room itself (twin room) is basic but functional. Little attention to detail and money has spent on the room and it was blatantly apparent. Now on to the fun part: we had lots of bugs (cockroaches?) crawling in our room/bed. I requested another room, which we got (of the same soul-less standard - I think an upgrade would have been in order here). Better yet, the new room also had lots of bugs crawling in it.

Again, in a youth hostel or a very cheap B&B/hotel I wouldn't blink an eye at these - but a "quality hotel" ?

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 13, 2013

Here rushing for a business meeting for a one night stay. Excellent location few steps from the Barcelona beachty and perfectly organized for business hospitality that is clear architecture, easy going stay with wifi without complications everywhere (more and more in US top quality chain hotels they complicate with charges when you arrive jet lagged in the middle of the night), neat restaurant with outdoor seats, room of white and wood furniture without chemical smelling of linens (again as more often you encounter in US even top hotels). In other words, a kind of modern hospitality with a touch of Catalan Mediterranean flavor.

Stayed: June 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed July 11, 2013

Really nice hotel close to beaches (just walk for 2 min and you can enjoy the sea), close to metro (Line L4) and also bus 41 (direct to plaza catalunya in 15-20 min). Excellent restaurants around this hotel and also very useful if you are sick, a big pharmacy is around. Free wifi and ask for a password valid only 2 days. Nevertheless, people at the reception are not friendly (no smile at all, just a OLAAAAAAAAAAAAAA) and should work for a funeral company, they are already wearing black ;-). Air conditioning in rooms and even in corridors is extremely poor, it is a huge problem. The only cool place is the reception so just ask for a bed close to the reception. Moreover, drains of the bathroom are all clogged so if they are no swimming pool in the hotel, you can make your own swimming pool in your room, enjoy it. At last even if you asked the staff to do something for the drain or the air conditioning, just forget it and save your saliva because nothing will happen. One other thing is the nice breakfast and deserves the price (12 euros) and please just forget the fitness center, it is too tiny.

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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed July 9, 2013 via mobile

Rooms spacious and clean. Plenty plug sockets and one by the bed. Lovely sea view. Unfortunately no balcony. Beds comfy. Free air con. Free safe. Free wifi (get code at reception when checking in). Bathroom quite big. Shower facilities are good. Hairdryer is useful. Freebies included shower gel shampoo, body lotion etc. maid service good. We arrived at 1.30pm but were allowed into our room immediately which I think was nice.

Breakfast good. Orange juice is the real thing and not a watered down version. Food all fresh, tasty and some hot options. Broccoli at breakfast though ?? Didn't try any evening meals. Chinese next door good though.

Located near poble nou station. Not too hard to find once you're in the right direction.

  • Stayed: July 2013
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Director A, General Manager at Occidental Atenea Mar - Adults only, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2013

Dear fmw026,

After reading your review I could only come to ine conclusion, you leved the hotel but we did not manage to go the extra mile. I am realy sorry about that, I hope we can impress you on your next visit, we will be working on it.

Thank you anyway for sending in your remarks

Best Regards

Michael Cleaver
General Manager

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Reviewed July 9, 2013

Me and my girlfriend stayed here for 4 nights, to attend a medical congress in the nearby Convention Center. The location of the hotel is just outside of the heart of Barcelona, in front of the beach. Check-in was fast, as well as check-out. Our room was on the 11th floor, with a magnificient sea view. The room, as well as the bathroom, was equipped with all the usual amenities except a coffee machine. Althought the lack of coffee maker may be considered as a minor problem, I think that it must be a standard option in a 4-star hotel. Anyway, the room was nice, with a very big window facing the beach. Really, we enjoyed our stay. Breakfast was served on the ground floor restaurant. It consisted of various items, very tasty, as one can expect from a 4 or 5-star hotel, but it was exactly the same every morning. All public areas of the hotel were clean, and the personnel was attentive, helpful and polite. There is not a pool in the hotel, but this was not a problem because the beach was in very easy walking distance (2 - 3 minutes). The nearest metro station was the Poble Nou (10 min walking distance). Finally, there was not a printer in the business center / cyber corner, so printing a page was a bit complicated (you must save the page and then send it to the e-mail of the hotel, and they print the page).
In conclusion, this hotel has a very good location, it is clean and well mantained, creating a relaxing ambient. With some minor improvements, it could be excellent.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled on business
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Director A, General Manager at Occidental Atenea Mar - Adults only, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2013

Dear Vasillis

Thank you for sending your remarks; I am glad you enjoyed our breakfast and also the staff.

We are constantly working on improvements so any suggestion is welcome

I hope to see you back in the near future

Best Regards

Michael Cleaver
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Address: Paseo Garcia Faria 37-47, 08019 Barcelona, Spain (Formerly Barcelo Atenea Mar Adults Only)
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Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Barcelona
#31 Green Hotel in Barcelona
#99 Business Hotel in Barcelona
#125 Luxury Hotel in Barcelona
#175 Family Hotel in Barcelona
#207 Romantic Hotel in Barcelona
Price Range: $75 - $225 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Occidental Atenea Mar - Adults only 4*
Number of rooms: 191
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Facing the sea, this hotel is ideal for pleasure or business trips The urban hotel Occidental Atenea Mar**** (member of the Barcelo Hotel Group and formerly Barcelo Atenea Mar – Adults Only) is in an excellent location, just 150 m from the Nova Mar Bella beach, and a 15-minute walk from the Barcelona International Convention Centre and the Diagonal Mar shopping centre. There is a bus stop opposite the hotel and there is a metro station a short walk away, connecting the hotel with the city's main points of interest. The hotel has 191 spacious, modern rooms, all of which are outward facing and bright, with views of the sea or the city. Every room has free Wi-Fi and, in addition, guests visiting the city have the chance to stay in a modern room full of luxury features. Among the services offered by the hotel, there is the car park (an additional charge applies), a fitness studio which can be used at no extra charge, a sauna, a hot tub and free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel. For meetings and events, the hotel features 5 partitionable function rooms equipped with the latest audiovisual technology. In the restaurant you can sample exquisite Mediterranean haute cuisine dishes. Some highlights of the hotel services include a new terrace with a 48 m2 infinity pool with sunbeds and hydromassage chairs, a 100 m2 sun terrace with Balinese beds, hammocks, and pouffes for hire. The terrace has a snack-bar open from June to September (weather-dependent). Your can end your day at the Occidental Atenea Mar - Adults Only hotel with a relaxing walk along the beach, and for the sportier guests, jogging along the seafront. ... more   less 
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