The staff is amazing. I can't write enough on how polite and helpful they were. The hotel is really nice inside, really clean, rooms are spacious. The only minor problem is the location, it's not in the main/old area of Barcelona. But is near the Sagrada familia church, the Agbar tower, and metro/subway. The subway system is simple and easy and very quick. From the hotel to the beach was a 20 minute subway ride.
"Pleasant hotel close to public transport and bars"
We had a brilliant holiday in barcelona i think its provably one of the friendliest and multicultural cities i have visited. There did not seem to be any divisions-all peoples of all colours, age or gender seemed to be doing everything. I woulk like to spend more time there. Re the hotel... Very friendly helpful and understanding staff. Clean pool area. Room was cleaned and beddng changed daily. Our aircon worked well. Lovely powerful shower. Within walking of sagrada familiar and las ramblas or on the same metro line (line 1or2 ) also on main line for airport. We bought book of 10 tickets for under 10 euros. You can enter the metro system with one ticket and then travel as far as you want within barcelona, so the journey from the airport to hotel (from Prat to Clot station) cost under 1 euro. Exit towards 'argo meridian'. Not hard to find from there. Taxi from old part of town cost 10 euros after midnight when the metro stops. Bring tea bags and travel kettle as I think us British are unique in Europe for needing pg tips or similar infused in hot water topped up with milk to get going in the morning! Only negative was lack of outdoor space except for the pool area which closed at 8. But there were plenty of inexpensive bars around and we could sit out at these until midnight. After that we were in danger of been literally washed of the streets! We went to monserate independantly and also did a segway guided tour both excellent.
Traveller from manchester
The Catalonia Aragon was named after the street in which it is located. This is a convenient street in terms of transport and …More
Nice hotel, the staff were very helpful and friendly.
It was a little bit tired, our bath was damaged with rusty cracks.
However the restaurant did excellent food. The rooms were well cleaned each day and in the bathroom there were boxes with extras in - ladies had an exfoliating sponge, toothbrush & paste and cotton pads and puds. Men has a razor and cream, tissues and a sponge. This was a lovely extra touch.
The location of this hotel is very good, just 5 minutes drive to Sagrada Familia, flamenco show, Cathedral church, La Rambla street . Breakfast was good and had many varieties. The staff were very helpfu. They helped us booked tickets for Sagrada famlia and flamenco show and gave good information about places to visit. The downside was the Air condition which was poor and no kettle. Expected a lot more from a 4star hotel
Traveller from London, UK
The Catalonia Atenas is situated in the Avenida Meridiana, with easy access to any part of the city due to its proximity to …More
This hotel has large, modern rooms with very comfortable beds. The rooms were very clean and the staff were friendly and helpful. There is a lovely rooftop bar and pool with great views over the city.
The only negatives were noise - the walls seemed very thin and we could hear other guests coming back at all hours of the morning and being very loud (though we could have just been unlucky with our neighbours). Also the hotel was a little further from the beach that we thought - it was about a 15-20 minute walk away.
Overall an enjoyable stay though.
"Would consider this hotel again but not 1st choice"
Was shocked to find out you have to pay extra to have your room cleaned or towels changed. Quite difficult to clean the shower yourself as the shower head is fixed. Good location, 2 metro stops from the ramblas or the beach with 2 different lines close by. Shared kitchen was a bonus for cheap breakfast and use of fridge and freezer. Staff helpful and friendly.
Occupying the area north of the Old Town, Sant Marti is the modern face of Barcelona. It includes the massive new International Convention Centre and the stunning Vila Olímpica with its Port Olímpic marina, built for the 1992 Olympics. At weekends its beach, restaurant, bars and clubs are hugely popular. Nearby, Parc de la Ciutadella is the city’s favourite green space, home to a zoo, boating lake, greenhouse and three museums.