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AC Hotel Som
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Reviewed July 23, 2014

We stayed here upon and arrival and before departure. It is quiet and very well situated to the airport, metro and shopping. The advantage of taking the shuttle to and from the airport is we were the first drop upon arrival and the last pickup upon departure. The metro is a short walk along safe streets with not much traffic and the Gran Via and Carrefour Market are quite close. We shopped and ate in one of the conveniently-located restaurants. The staff of the hotel is professional and helpful. Having the breakfast buffet available in the mornings was a great start to each day of sightseeing. We stayed three nights in early June and another night a few weeks later in July upon departure. The room prices change according the the day of the week and season.

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled as a couple
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IgnacioArias, Director General at AC Hotel Som, responded to this reviewResponded August 2, 2014

Dear Guest,

Thanks so much for your nice review about your stay at the Ac SOM by Marriott.

It is a pleasure to read that you have enjoyed so much...and twice!

Hope we can welcome you back soon.

Best regards,

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Reviewed July 19, 2014

I went here with some friends for a birthday party, the hotel seems to be alright but then again we were hardly there just for breakfast which was typical hotel breakfast nothing fancy. Price wise it was ok for me. They told us that they didn't do lunch so we went out, and had lunch elsewhere. It's a great place to stay if you plan on doing alot of sight seeing and just go there to sleep.

  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled with friends
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IgnacioArias, Director General at AC Hotel Som, responded to this reviewResponded August 2, 2014

Dear Reviewer,

Thanks so much for sharing your experience at the AC SOM by Marriott.

We are glad that you have enjoyed your visit to the splendid city of Barcelona.

Hope we can welcome you back soon for your next visit!

Kind regards,

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Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

Loved that the hotel was across from the mall and the Carrefour supermarket for easy access to fruits for our family and deli items for picnics. Rooms at the hotel were very comfortable. Friendly, safe neighborhood for evening strolls. Close to metro. Great quiet choice. Very comfortable beds.

  • Stayed: June 2014
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IgnacioArias, Director General at AC Hotel Som, responded to this reviewResponded July 17, 2014

Dear reviewer,

Thanks so much for your nice words about your stay at tha AC SOM by Marriott.

It will be our pleasure to welcome your family back on your next visit to Barcelona.

Kind regards,

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Reviewed July 14, 2014

We stayed at AC Hotel Som for 4 nights on our trip to Barcelona. This is a Marriott property and the service definitely lived up to the Marriott name. The staff was very helpful and friendly. They were very open to suggesting places to see & told you exactly how to get there. The location is just outside of the city but it's only a 5 minute walk to either the bus or the light train, which runs pretty late. It is only 2 stops to the Rambla, which is very convenient. The area itself is pretty rundown but not scary. There are some restaurants in the area as well as a great shopping center. The rooms and beds are comfortable and the wireless from the room was sufficient. However, the bathroom offers no privacy (no locks & glass opaque door). The toilet was too close to the door & the shower was pretty small. The television, which only played one English language station was inoperable most of the stay. I believe there was a fitness room which was too small for a good workout but adequate for cardio. These were my only complaints. For the price, I would definitely stay there again on my next visit to Barcelona.

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled with friends
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IgnacioArias, Director General at AC Hotel Som, responded to this reviewResponded July 17, 2014

Dear Guest,

Thanks so much for your review, and for sharing your experience at the AC SOM by Marriott.

Especially for your nice comments about our staff.

It is very important for us your choice of coming back on your next visit to the splendid city of Barcelona.

Kind regards,

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Reviewed July 7, 2014 via mobile

We stayed there in June. It was very convenient by train & bus to the city (20 minutes). The service was exceptional & they were very helpful as to suggestions for restaurants & touring. Why spend double for hotels in city center? Very modern, but small rooms. The cons: No privacy in the bathrooms & no drawers to store your clothes. TV was not operable the entire time & only 1 English channel. Otherwise, a great stay! I would stay there again.

Stayed: June 2014, traveled with friends
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IgnacioArias, Director General at AC Hotel Som, responded to this reviewResponded July 9, 2014

Dear reviewer,

Thanks so much for sharing your experience at the AC SOM by Marriott, we are glad that upu've enjoyed your visit to the splendid dity of Barcelona.

And most of all for your remarkable recognition of our staff daily work. We hope we can welcome you back soon!

Best regards,

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Reviewed July 1, 2014

This is convenient for the airport -20 euro ish in taxi and then around 10-15 into the city. The rooms are modern, functional and clean. The staff are excellent. The breakfast is wide and of good quality. The rooms and bar area are fairly small, however as a base to explore the city it's a good option. The local area is in my opinion not worth bothering with for food, drink etc.

Full marks to the folk on the front desk who gave good advise re trips, restaurants and taxis all in perfect english with good manners and warmth

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled solo
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IgnacioArias, Director General at AC Hotel Som, responded to this reviewResponded July 3, 2014

Dear Guest,

Thanks so much for the review and for sharing your experience at the AC SOM by Marriott.

We are pleased that you have enjoyed your visit to the splendid city of Barcelona.

Hope we can welcome you back soon, we will show how to reach (walking distance) a spanish restaurant with very good quality and reasonable prices.

Kind regards,

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Reviewed June 24, 2014

This hotel is halfway between the airport and the city centre. I did not use public transport but apparently it is well connected. Car park was expensive and very difficult to navigate in, better find a spot on the road.

I am giving this only 3 stars because it is not really Marriott quality though it goes under that name. There is no tea and coffee making facility in the rooms, nor is there an ironing board. What disturbs me most is the lacking sound proofing, still better than in other AC Hotels I have been to. Also, their gym opens only at 9 AM. Apparently it is just a bedroom and the noise would disturb the other guests. Maybe AC shoud rethink their gym policy, for many business travellers this is a real minus.

The staff is very nice (though extremely slow during check-out in the morning). There should be at least one more member of staff at the reception during busy times.
Breakfast is nice too, orange juice is not freshly squeezed as advertised. Do restaurant managers really think customers won´t notice the difference?

The room was clean and functional, water pressure and temperature control excellent. Would go again if the price was right.

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled on business
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IgnacioArias, Director General at AC Hotel Som, responded to this reviewResponded June 27, 2014

Dear reviewer,

Thanks so much for your comments about your experience at the AC SOM by Marriott, which will help us improve our services.

The problem with navigators is that the same street has three different names, we are the only block under the name of 'Arquitectura' street.

Both the coffee making facilities and the ironing boerd are availables, under request, at the front desk.

We are glad you have enjoyed our recently improved breakfast, and the frendliness of our staff.

We hope we can welcome you back in your next visit to the splendid city of 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 - $205 (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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