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Bel Air Hotel
Ranked #5 of 16 Hotels in Castelldefels
Addison, Texas, United States
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7 reviews
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“Beach front hotel”
Reviewed October 12, 2013

15 minutes from the airport , this was the hotel for our pre-cruise stay. Located right on the beach, complete with a cabana (operated by separate company.) There is an area where the locals walk, run and cycle by and it is fantastic for people watching) The Location of this hotel was on of the highlights. Walk a few steps towards the numerous restaurants and grab a bite and of course a gelato. For a few euros grab an espresso and a beach chair. The hotel in its contemporary awesome ness was beautiful and inexpensive. Get a room with a ocean view( we paid 35 euros more for it. ) the breakfast buffet is expensive but substantial. The rooms were first class. Gay Friendly.

Room Tip: get an Ocean view room.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Toni L, Propietario at Bel Air Hotel, responded to this review, December 27, 2013
Dear Customer

Thanks for your time to write your opinion about our Hotel.

We will get his congratulations to all our staff.

Also appreciate your comment about the location in 1st row from the sea.

Hope to see you another time.

Regards

Hotel Bel Air
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Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed October 6, 2013

Stayed here for 10 days as an alternative to Barcelona and for the Vuelta a Espana stage that was finishing in the town. We found the hotel a delightful alternative to being in the city. There was easy access to Barcelona directly outside via the bus. 2€ and 40 minutes and you are in Plaza Catalunya. It was nice to come back to the tranquility of the Bel Air after a day of sightseeing. The rooms were clean and comfortable, and the setting directly overlooking the beach and boardwalk provided many happy moments on the balcony enjoying a glass of wine and watching the locals out for their evening stroll. Reception staff were super helpful and fluent in a multitude of languages. They provided recommendations for local eateries, all of which we enjoyed. We spent a few days at their small pool. It was quiet and most often we were the only people there. They provide plenty of fresh towels for pool and beach use. There are also bikes available for rent. The beach was popular with local families and visitors and was clean and not crowded.
Casteldefells doesn't appear to be a large resort town like Sitges that attracts lots of Northern Europeans seeking sun, sea and sangria but is more a outer lying suburb of Barcelona. We liked this aspect, but for those seeking lots of nightlife and tour options on the doorstep it may not be the place for them.
If you do decide to stay here spend the little extra for a seaview room. It is worth it.

  • Stayed September 2013
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1 Thank Ginzingggirl
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Toni L, Propietario at Bel Air Hotel, responded to this review, December 27, 2013
Dear guest,

Your opinion has been important to improve the services, we would like to have your visit again.

It is true that since the hotel is very close to train station and not only is advisable to visit Barcelona, but because of the good location of the hotel could visit more of Catalonia (Colonia Guell, Tarragona, ...)

Regards

Hotel Bel Air
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 28, 2013

We stayed here last year for the start of our honeymoon (Sept 2012) The hotel is beautiful and was recommended to me by my Spanish bosses mother. The rooms are fantastic the balcony as big as room with sun loungers ideal for our honeymoon as we were not venturing out much during the day preferring to laze on the balcony!!! !Our first night was not great as the air con was not working in our room and as my husband has high blood pressure these were not ideal sleeping conditions for him. The night porter was very helpful and said he would log the problem. However the next morning we found it was a public holiday in Barcelona and nothing would be done so we were moved. Unfortunately we were not told that balcony renovations were taking place and we were subjected to 2 days of workman next door lifting floor tiles and traipsing back and forth through our room to make sure the balcony glass and metal were aligned correctly - not ideal when you're half naked sunbathing!
BUT I COMPLAINED and I am so glad I did...... I was so upset and knew the hotel was better than this (from comments from my boss and his family) and I wanted to take my husband back for our 1st anniversary ! ANNA AGUT COULD NOT BE MORE WONDERFUL TO US she has kindly given us the best deal to return - Presidential suite, 1st night free and then 2 nights at the standard rate, so on 19th September we are returning for what we hope will be a fantastic break for us both.
I could not fault the hotel it is stylish and breakfast is lovely and I love all the nice little touches around the place - the pool is lovely and refreshing and the beach is outstanding.
The town itself is fantastic, lovely promenade along the beach, great restaurants and bars and I actually preferred this laid back place than the hustle and bustle of Barcelona - obviously completely different types of trips, but I am so looking forward to returning -so watch this space!

Room Tip: Sea View every tine!
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Monica C, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Bel Air Hotel, responded to this review, September 26, 2013
Dear guest,

Thanks for choosing Hotel Bel Air to spend your holidays and thanks also for the time dedicated to write this review on Tripadvisor.

We are really sorry that your stay on 2012 weren´t satisfactory enough due to the coincidences of the work improvements of the façade. I’ve been known that your recent 3-day stay in the Hotel on the 19th of September this year was really good. Thanks for giving us a second chance to confirm the good recommendations!

We will be glad to welcome you again anytime you decided to return to Castelldefels beach.

Kindest regards,
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Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed August 3, 2013

We stayed 2 nights before our cruise in this hotel. The beach view rooms have a balcony and direct view on the beach. The room has electric shutters so sleeping is possible during the day.
There is a bus stop in front of the hotel with frequent buses to Barcelona. On the beach, direction BCN is a nice tropical club and same direction on the road a good bakery. To the other side are some small shops for water and many restaurants. We had some trouble with jellyfish in the sea - small but painful. We had a very good lunch in La Vila restaurant at 50 meters.
No coffee or tea facilities in the room.

Room Tip: Choose sea side - avoid the road
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Monica C, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Bel Air Hotel, responded to this review, September 26, 2013
Dear guest,

Thank you for writing this review on TripAdvisor.

We are delighted you spend a couple of pleasant days in Castelldefels. It is a place perfect to relax on the huge beach and thanks to the wide variety of restaurants and bars close to the hotel is easy to make the most of the location.

I am sorry you find jellyfish on the sea, sometimes (rarely), with the high temperatures there are some but there are lifeguards along the seaside that can prevent you from swimming, and also there are medical assistance boxes on the beach of Castelldefels to attend in case of trouble.

You always will be welcome if you decided to return to Hotel Bel Air.

Best regards,
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West Greenwich, Rhode Island
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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
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1 Thank Spinner12
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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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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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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
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Thank anne6705
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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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7 reviews
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
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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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Property: Bel Air Hotel
Address: Passeig Maritim, 169, 08860 Castelldefels, Spain
Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Castelldefels
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Luxury Hotel in Castelldefels
#4 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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