|Lobby area of Attica 21 Barcelona Mar Hotel|
As you walk into the hotel the reception is on your left and on the right is an airy, comfortable lounge. Be sure to have a look at the rack of mini-cards that will give you discounts on everything from restaurants to nightclubs. The hotel has its own car park, although the street is quiet and hotel patrons are free to park there subject to availability of space. The restaurant is called La Torre d L'aigua and serves up Mediterranean cuisine every night. There is also a small swimming pool on the roof, room service and a laundry service to save you having to search for a dry cleaners. Plus the Hotel has bathrooms and lifts for the disabled.
There was a good mix of tourists and businesspeople when I visited the hotel. However should you be in Barcelona on business then Hotel Attica 21 Barcelona Mar has 3 conference rooms to offer. They are fully equipped with internet and telephone lines and can hold from 15 - 50 people depending on the formation you want.
Hotel Attica 21 Barcelona Mar has 75 rooms. Each room has air-conditioning, a safe, mini-bar, satellite TV, internet and a hair dryer in the bathroom. As you would hope in a 4 star hotel, the rooms are of a good size, you could definitely "swing a cat" in them, and decorated in neutral hues. The only problem is that the hotel doesn't really have good views (the rooms at the front of the hotel look out onto a concrete basketball court) and also none of the rooms have much natural light. However as you're so close to the beach I don't expect you will be spending much time in your room.
|Nova Mar Beach|
The Hotel is situated in one of Barcelona's new districts, which is still in some parts under construction. You are a 20 minute metro ride away from the centre of Barcelona so if you want to be in the middle of the sight-seeing and history of the city then this may not be the place for you. However on the plus side the government has invested a lot of money into this area so you will have many facilities you need at your fingertips, and everything from the parks to the hotels are modern in design. It's close to many of Barcelona's beaches, Mar Bella and Platja Nova and the metro stop, Selva de Mar is a short 10 minute walk away.
There is a bank with cash point right under the hotel, and several more just up the street. There is a pharmacy at no. 12 if you are unlucky enough to have any ailments during your stay (you can buy almost every medication at the pharmacy). If you get hungry as well, there is a tempting fresh fruit and veg shop a 3 minute walk away at number 13-15. Slightly further a field, but still only a 15 minute walk away is the sprawling Diagonal Mar complex which has everything from top-class restaurants, small cafes, a supermarket and every type of shop you could want.
The advanced booking transfers below are independent of the the public transport system. This means if there is a public transport strike these services will continue to operate as normal and you will not be affected by the strike action.
Minibus shared transfer (advanced reservation required)
A shared minibus transfer option is cheaper than the private transfer. You would need to make your way to designated meeting point at the airport.
Private transfer (advanced reservation required)
With a private transfer service the driver will be waiting for you at your arrivals gate. He will have a board or a sign with your name on it so that you can easily identify him. You will be travel in one of the following car types (or similar): Volkswagen Passat, Skoda Superb, Citroen C5 or Peugeot 407. The driver will help you with your bags to the vehicle and then drive you to your hotel.
Business class private transfer (advanced reservation required)
This is the highest quality private transport service specifically for people wanting a business-class quality transfer. This service is more expensive than the other tranfer services however you will be travelling in a higher vehicle than a regular private transfer. Mercedes vehicles are used and will be one of the following Mercedes E Class, Minivan Mercedes and V Class Mercedes depending on the number of people in your group. The driver will be dressed appropriately for a business environment - dark suit and white shirt and will assist you with your luggage from your arrival gate at the airport. This service is suitable for business clients, VIP pick ups or if you have a special occassion.
Via Taxi A taxi from the airport should take about 25 minutes.
Taxi Fare: €30.00 - €35.00
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. You then have to change here for the Yellow Line Metro to Selva Del Mar and the hotel is a short 10 minute walk from the metro.
RENFE Train Ticket Prices
Single ticket: €4.10
Via Bus The Aerobus will also take you from the Airport to Catalunya station. The journey time is around 30 minutes. From Catalunya you have to change here for 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.
Aerobus Ticket Prices
Single ticket: €5.90
Car parks near Hotel Attica 21 Barcelona Mar
|Car Park Name||Address||Approximate Walking Distance to Car Park in Meters|
|BSM García Fària||Passeig de Garcia Fària, 71||300 m|
|BSM Garcia Fària - Espronceda||Passeig de Garcia Fària, 35||550 m|
|BSM Bilbao Llull||Bilbao, 24s||850 m|
There is nothing fancy about Hotel Attica, but it's comfortable and more personal than some of the ultra-modern establishments in the area. The easy-access to the beach is a plus point, as is the roof top swimming pool, if you just don't want to get sandy. I think any sort of visitor to Barcelona, who doesn't mind being out of the hustle and bustle of the city centre, would be happy here.
Hotel Attica 21 Barcelona Mar
Carrer Provencals, 10
Metro: Selva de Mar (Yellow Line, L4)
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