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Hotel Barceló Atenea Mar

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Barceló Atenea Mar Barcelona Hotel
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.

Hotel Barceló Atenea Mar Barcelona Facilities

The Hotel has one restaurant that looks out onto the promenade, good 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.

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Business Facilities at Hotel Barceló Atenea Mar Barcelona

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 Barceló 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 mini-bar. There is Wi-Fi and room service available too.

Hotel Location

Platja Nova Mar Beach
Platja Nova Mar Beach

One of the best features 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 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.

Facilities in the location of the hotel

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.

How to travel from the airport to the hotel

Booking your airport transport in advance online

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.

Bus shared transfer from BCN Airport to designated drop off points

Price Single: €13.59
Price Return: €27.18

Book at least 48 hours in advance.

This service is the cheapest of the bus transport services from Barcelona airport to the city centre.

You would need to make your way to a meeting point at Barcelona airport. This service drops you off at designated drop off points. You would then need to make your own way to your hotel from there.

This service needs to be booked at least 48 hours before you need it but preferably a week before you need it. It is best to book early to ensure availability especially during peak tourist seasons from April to September.

Private transfer from BCN Airport

Price Single: €39.93
Price Return: €79.86

Book at least 48 hours in advance.

With a private transfer service the driver will be waiting for you at the designated meeting point given to you on the booking voucher. You will be travelling 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.

This service needs to be booked at least 48 hours in advance but preferably a week or two before you need the service to ensure availability.

Business class private transfer from BCN Airport

Price Single: €67.19
Price Return: €134.38

Book at least 48 hours in advance.

This is the highest quality private transport service specifically for people wanting a business-class quality service. This service is more expensive than the other transfer services however you will be travelling in a higher quality 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. The pickup point at the airport is specified on your booking voucher. This service is suitable for business clients, VIP pick ups or if you have a special occasion.

This service needs to be booked at least 48 hours in advance but preferably a week or two before you need the service to ensure availability.

Public transport transfer options

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 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.

RENFE Train Ticket Prices
Single ticket: €4.60

Via Bus The Aerobus will also take you from the Airport to Catalunya station. The journey time is around 30 minutes. From Catalunya you need to take the Green Line metroMetro 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:

Car parks near Hotel Barceló Atenea Mar

Car Park Name Address Approximate Walking Distance to Car Park in Meters
BSM García Fària Passeig de Garcia Fària, 71 260 m
BSM Bilbao Llull Bilbao, 24s 850 m

In a nutshell

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.

Barceló Atenea Mar
Passeig de Garcia Faria, 37-47
08019 Barcelona, España.


metroMetro Selva del Mar (Yellow Line, L4) 10 minute Walk

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