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AC Hotel Som
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Reviewed July 9, 2012

We stayed here for three nights in late June. It is a beautiful hotel with nicely equipped rooms. We found the staff to be exceptionally helpful with very good english skills. They helped us on a number of occasions with sightseeing tips as well as taxi reservations.

The in roon mini-bar was complimentary and was refreshed by the staff two out of the three nights we were there, which was a nice plus. The room was very clean and well furnished with a nice bathroom with good shower pressure.

This hotel has good metro access - about 400 meters to the closest line, but it is located outside of the main downtown area. We found a couple small shops (7-11 equivalent) very near to the hotel for essentials. There is also a small kids park adjacent to the hotel for young children. This was a very nice notel.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with family
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Management response:Responded July 11, 2012

Dear Guest,

Thanks so much for your nice words about AC SOM by Marriott, most of all those about the staff. I know they work hard to make our guests feel comfortable.

We are almost in face of one of the biggest (and nicest!) shopping moll in Barcelona: Gran Via 2, where you can find not just shops but restaurants, ice cream and coffee shops...

Hope we can welcome you back in your next visit to Barcelona.

Kind regards,

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Reviewed June 30, 2012

Our family stayed at the AC Som 4 nights and found it to be a very nice hotel. A room was prepared with a roll away bed as requested, ready for us when we arrived. The staff was great and spoke excellent English, greatly helping us with driving directions to France on our departure. The hotel is very easy to reach using bus #46 from / to the airport. The hotel is located just behind the bus stop. We also used buses #94 & #95 to get to the Rambla each day where we saw all the key Barcelona sites either on foot on on the hop-on/off busses. The nearby Gran Via2 Mall has several unique restaurants within easy walking distance. We felt like we became a part of the local life, navigating the buses and staying outside of the tourist areas. Highly recommend the AC Som!

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with family
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Management response:Responded July 1, 2012

Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for your nice review.

We are glad you have enjoyed your stay at AC SOM by Marriott.

Hope we can welcome you back on your next visit to Barcelona.

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Reviewed June 23, 2012

We stayed at the AC Som for two nights, June 21 and 22nd. The room was nice, clean, and well furnished. The mini-bar with sodas and water was complimentary, and well used. The hotel is about a five minute walk from the Metro and equally close to a very nice shopping mall, Grandvia 2. If you forgot anything at home this is the place to go! The elevators are small, but respond quickly when called. My only complaint was the cost of breakfast, 15 Euros was a little steep for a cold breakfast buffet. If you need anything, Rosa and Alex at the desk are the ones to ask. They are both knowledgable about Barcelona and willing to help in any way they can. A great asset to the hotel. I would defiantly stay ther if I have occasion to return to this beautiful city by the Mediterranean.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with friends
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3  Thank Pam L
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Management response:Responded June 25, 2012

Dera guest,

Thanks so much for your nice reivew about the AC SOM.

Our breakfast has a price of 14th € + VAT and even though is palced an a small place, we have a large number of quality products, also hot ones (scramnbled eggs, bacon and sausages)

It is very kind of you to name both Rosa and Alex as helpful and frendly, I know they are always doing their best to help our gueste feel comfortable. I will congratulate them for your recognition.

Hope you will be coming back soon to Barcelona, it will be our pleasure to welcome you again.

Kind regards,

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Reviewed June 22, 2012

We only stayed one night, and it was Sunday (many places are closed and you don't have many things to see) because we were leaving the next day early to the airport. The air conditioning was not working well and the weather was warm. Was not a good night. We informed the administration and they offered us to change to another bedroom, but we were too tired to change. But in general, the staff were friendly, the room and areas were clean. The best, we did not pay to use the WI-FI! ;-)

There is a beautiful and big shopping center near the hotel, in addition there are other shops that you can walk. It is in a neighborhood area.

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  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Management response:Responded June 23, 2012

Dear reviewer,

Thanks for your time and comments about the AC SOM by Marriott.

Sorry about the bad working of the air conditioning in your room, our wish is to provide a nice and comfortable saty to our guests, but, unfortunately, that was not your case.

By the way, thanks for your kind words about the cleanliness of the Hotel, and most of all for the ones about the kindness of the staff

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Reviewed June 21, 2012

This hotel is very nice, the staff are very welcoming, friendly and helpful willing to go the extra mile for guests. Within walking distance to the Carrefour Mall and IKEA. Not near the city center so if being right in the middle of the city is your thing this is not the hotel for you but it is just a short walk to the metro with easy access to the city center as well as the Sagrada Familia.

I would definitely recommend staying here. Family friendly. Rooms small as you would expect in Europe but very nicely decorated with very nice bathrooms and very nice pillows and mattresses.

Give it a try you won't be disappointed.

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Management response:Responded June 23, 2012

Dear Reviewer,

Thans so much for your high scoring and nice words about the AC SOM by Marriott..

I'm glad you've enjoyed your stay, and I hope we will be welcoming you back soon.

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Reviewed June 12, 2012

We stayed at this Marriott post cruise for one night. The hotel is very modern, clean and had a very friendly english speaking staff who were very helpful. The beds were comfotable and rooms were spotless. We had no complaints about the hotel except that they do keep it a bit warm. The breakfast included was very good.

But it is located in a business district and not necessarily close to the Barcelona tourist attractions. On the plus side, because it is outside the tourist areas, the adjacent resturants and shops were very reasonably priced. There is also a large mall shopping area and cinema across the street.

Would Recommend without hesitation.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with family
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IgnacioArias, Director General at AC Hotel Som, responded to this reviewResponded June 14, 2012

Dear Guest,

Thanks so much for your nice review of the AC SOM by Marriott. We are glad that you have spent a good stay and felt comfortable with our services.

It will be our pleasure to wellcome you back in your next stay in Barcelona!

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Reviewed June 5, 2012

Not bad at all. Maybe my expectation was lowered by reading some reviews and feedbacks. But it was a pretty decent stay. We were given a room on the 7th floor. Good clean bed, reasonably modern decor, spacious. Furnitures and lighting inside the room was decent and comfortable. The restroom was clean except a few corners on the walls showed signs of refurbishment - but was not bothersome. The downside was the AC inside the room did not work to cool the room enough. We did not have any food at the hotel as we wanted to get up early and explore the city. Although the hotel is on the outskirts of the city center, it is really not bad, especially if you prefer to come back and unwind in a relatively quiet area after a long day. We took the bus everyday. Plaza Espanya is about 4 to 5 bus stops from this area. The closest bus stop is about 2 mins walking right across the street. The closest metro is also couple of mins and is very convenient. There is also a Gran Via supermarket/mall in the area with lots of shops and restaurants. Try the tapas and drinks in BarnaTapas - especially the chisteros. Finally the hotel staff was courteous and helpful - especially Rosa was very professional and tried to answer all our questions.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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IgnacioArias, Director General at AC Hotel Som, responded to this reviewResponded June 7, 2012

Dear reviewer,

Thanks for your time and nice comments about the AC SOM by Marriott, particularly those about the staff, Rosa will be delighted with your recognition of her work.

Hope we can welcome you back in your next visit to Barcelona.

Kind regards,

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Address: Arquitectura 1-3, 08908 L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Spain (Formerly Minotel Capital)
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Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > L'Hospitalet de Llobregat
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Luxury Hotel in L'Hospitalet de Llobregat
#5 Family Hotel in L'Hospitalet de Llobregat
Price Range: $67 - $211 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — AC Hotel Som 4*
Number of rooms: 102
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
AC Som Hotel has an ideal location for all guests, especially for those who come to Barcelona, either for leisure or for work, finding a few minutes from downtown and the airport. This modern and functional hotel is located in the new trade fair area of Barcelona, at the Fira 2 and within walking distance of some of the most famous museums and cathedrals of the city. In the surrounding area has a wide range of shops and restaurants by the mall near the Gran Via 2El Hotel AC Som cuenta con una localización idónea para todos sus huéspedes, en especial para aquellos que llegan a Barcelona, ya sea por ocio o motivos de trabajo, al encontrarse a pocos minutos del centro de la ciudad y del aeropuerto.Este moderno y funcional hotel está ubicado en la nueva zona ferial de Barcelona, concretamente en La Fira 2 y a poca distancia de algunos de los museos y catedrales más famosos de la ciudad condal. En sus alrededores dispone de una ámplia oferta de tiendas y restauración por la proximidad del centro comercial Gran Via 2 ... more   less 
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