|Reservation Information For The Atenea Mar|
This is quiet charming hotel. Well placed looking straight out across the road and onto the beach this hotel is far less business-like than many of it's neighbours. It's the location right next to the beach, and some little touches that make this unassuming 4 star hotel worth a look.
The Hotel has one restaurant that looks out onto the promenade, great for people watching. The food is varied and international, for example some of the specialties are crab risotto in cream of prawns, chicken and king prawn surf and turf, and beef sirloin with fried foie.
There is a cyber-café where you can check your emails whilst casually sipping on a cocktail. You can wind down after a hard day in the hotel's gym, or maybe you would like to hire one of the hotel's bikes to ride along the beach front. The hotel also has a small postbox out the front of the reception, and a car park to fit 77 vehicles.
There are 5 meeting rooms with a maximum capacity of 400 people. The rooms are all fully equipped with internet access and phone lines, plus the hotel's location looking out to the sea means the rooms get a lot of sunlight. The hotel can also organize and work lunches or banquets you may require. The hotel has a good mix of business and non-business clients. This could be a good choice if you rather stay somewhere smaller and with a little more personality than the huge hotel chains down the road. There is also Wi-Fi service available.
There are 191 rooms in Hotel Atenea Mar. The hotel gives you the option of a sea-view or a view onto the equally pleasing courtyard at the back of the hotel and out towards the mountain. The rooms have been decorated in pure white to give that "by the sea feeling", and the colour also serves to make the bright and airy. The rooms all have air-conditioning, satellite TV, a safe and minibar. There is Wi-Fi and room service available too.
|Platja Nova Mar Beach|
The best feature of the hotel is that you just need to cross the road and you are on the beach, and a lovely beach it is too, Platja Nova Mar Bella. The metro stop is Selva de Mar which is a 15 minute walk away. The metro will take you into the city centre in 20 minutes. You are near to all the important conference centres as well as a 5 minute walk from a large complex called Diagonal Mar which houses restaurants, cinemas and shops a plenty.
There is a pharmacy just next to the hotel and if the restaurant isn't to your taste why not go to the Chinese at number 36! There are cash points and a supermarket close by at Diagonal Mar, though if you don't think you can take that then take any of the roads leading in from the beach and you will find small mini-markets and newsagents.
If you don't speak Spanish and you are unfamiliar with Barcelona booking a private airport transfer is a good option to consider. Once booked, you will have someone waiting to meet you at Barcelona airport to take you to your hotel. They will be holding a sign with your name on it. You need to book this service online before you leave by following the links below.
You can reserve a shared minibus transfer from Barcelona Airport to your hotel or vice versa. Note that this service is not a private service for you own group but the minibus will be shared with other passengers.
Via Taxi A taxi from the airport should take about 25 minutes and cost around €25.00 - €30.00 depending on traffic and luggage.
Via Train The RENFE train leaves the airport every half an hour and will take you to Passeig de Gràcia station, in about 20 minutes and costs €3.80 for a single ticket. You then have to change onto the yellow line metro. Your nearest metro stop is Selva Del Mar and the hotel is a short 10 minute walk from the metro.
Via Bus The Aerobus will also take you from the Airport to Catalunya station and costs €5.75. The journey time is around 30 minutes. From Catalunya you need to take the Green Line Metro to Passeig de Gràcia and then change onto the yellow line metro. Your nearest metro stop is Selva Del Mar and the hotel is a short 10 minute walk from the metro.
A perfectly pleasant hotel for your stay in Barcelona. Views of one of the nicer beaches in Barcelona certainly help, but the hotel itself is comfortable, relaxed and provides good services. It is suitable for business, and in fact is a good option if you don't want to stay in a huge corporate-style hotel, and appropriate for tourists as well.
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