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“Not Again”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Aparthotel Atenea

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Aparthotel Atenea
Ranked #231 of 521 Hotels in Barcelona
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Sydney, Australia
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48 reviews
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“Not Again”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2011

Our whole experience in Barcelona was tarnished staying here. If you don't mind to travel 9 stations before hit las ramblas every day, then this might be for you. We stayed over 7 hotels during our trip in Europe, this was the worst of all.

  • Stayed October 2011
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reservas_atenea, Jefe de Ventas at Aparthotel Atenea, responded to this review, 15 November 2011
Dear Customer,

We regret that your experience was not very nice and I think you wanted to be in the center of the city, many clients choose our hotel because it is soo quiet and safe, you stay in one of the areas of business and major purchases. Addition is located 10 minutes walking from Camp Nou and 15 minutes from downtown by subway.

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Sydney,
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2011

We booked the hotel a month before our stay and arrived before the check in time. The staff spoke good English and gave us a room despite us being early. It's close to the AXA conference centre (2 blocks away) and subway which is very convenient to get to city centre for dinner and shopping. The breakfast wasn't included and cost 10 euro but its buffet has a wide range of choices. The room was quiet and fairly clean with small kitchenette and large room.

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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled on business
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reservas_atenea, Jefe de ventas at Aparthotel Atenea, responded to this review, 15 November 2011
Dear Customer

Thank you very much for your review

We hope to see you again!
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Bergen, Norway
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2011

Booking:
- hotels.com
- 2 nights
- Standard room (406)
- Price Including breakfast

Pros:
- Big room with a small kitchen
- Probably the best breakfast experienced at any hotel
- Free WiFi
- Restaurants, shopping and metro close by

Cons:
- Outdated rooms and bathroom
- Smelly and no aircondition in hallway
- So-so staff
- Beyond walking distance to city center

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2011

This is not a 4 start hotel. At the front desk it said the 4 star has given in the year 1997, it has changed a lot since.

The Carpet was not only old, but full of stains - probaby the same originally installed in 1997. Shower curtain was full of mildew - probbaly the same one they had in 1997. Shower changing form cold to extremely cold was a huge problem, specially if you try to avoid the dirty curtain.

I would've changed hotels, but given that I chekced late at night, had no internet until i was in the room, did not know the area and that the next day I was travelling back to the US made me suck it up and stay.

I DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS HOTEL TO NO ONE, IT IS AT BEST A 2 STAR HOTEL.Do not be fooled by the old 4 start hotel rating, it is outdated and not accurate

The hotel was so bad I am signing to trip advisor so no one makes the same mistake I did.

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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2011

For us, it was true that:

1) sound insulation very bad. Could hear neighbors sneezing (& scratching their bums)
2) shower blasted hot & cold. When hot, u stay out of shower until the warm bits come back - usually in 1o 2sec. Provided u have not been boiled alive
3) carpet old

4) good location near underground station - line 3, les corts. In quiet area too
5) chambermaid cleaned room well
6) useful kitchenette
7) helpful & friendly receptionists & staff
8) nearby shopping centre with supermercat (supermarket)


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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with family
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1 Thank 168traveller
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2011

The hotel is very outdated, and the showerhead and carpets were very old..... The first thing I noticed upon arrival was that the bed had 3 hairs, and adding to insult, one very distinctive curly one on my pillow........... that is just unbelievable. I should have complained, but I was guessing that another room would have probably not been much better and not worth the complaint. We only stayed 2 nights and I was happy to go back to my lovely hotel in Madrid. I was on the seventh floor.
I do not understand how this was a 4 star hotel - the fittings and furnishing suggest a much lower rating. The price was not that cheap too. I read on trip advisor ratings and I wonder why there are so many positive reviews.... a major renovation should be done for this to be in the 4 star category. Surely a decent looking shower head would not have cost that much considering how much is charged for the stay?!

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Chester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2011

We stayed for 2 nights at Atenea as we were going to watch a football match and it is literally around the corner from Camp Nou.
The reception area ,front desk and staff were good and friendly for most of the stay. The Breakfast was good apart from one morning it was a little on the cold side but they had a good selection bacon eggs, cereals, pastries etc.
Unfortunately the room was not great. We stayed in room 609, no views from the windows which was not a big issue for us..... but the room was very dated, carpet stained and bedding was clean but tired looking. The shower/bathroom was old and shower head was not very nice. Shower kept going hot and cold and you could here neighbours toliet and showers.
On our second day we had a leak in the wardrobe and water was pouring down the front doors and inside which i believe was from possibly the room/ bathroom above?This stained my clothes in the wardrobe but when i explained this to reception they dismissed this as being the air con causing the problem and no apology was given. Thankfully if was our last day.
We stayed in Barcelona for 6 Days and thankfully only 2 of them in the Atenea, if it had a facelift it would be a good hotel as close to Metro and Camp Nou and cafes etc close by but until then i would not recommend this and would not stay there again. Price was o.k and perhaps you do get what you pay for( even though have stayed at similar priced hotels that were better) but i didn't pay for a leak and stained clothes.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Property: Aparthotel Atenea
Address: Joan Guell 207-211, 08028 Barcelona, Spain
Region: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#35 Best Value Hotel in Barcelona
#141 Business Hotel in Barcelona
#146 Luxury Hotel in Barcelona
#177 Family Hotel in Barcelona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Aparthotel Atenea 4*
Number of rooms: 105
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
On Diagonal Ave, at the heart of the city's business, financial and commercial area, Aparthotel Atenea is part of a new modern architectural complex.It has 105 appartments of 35m2 each with a bedroom, sitting room, bath and kitchen fully equipped with all kinds of services. Buffet breakfast with over 60 home-made products to start your day with a smile. Other services: Parking, internet connection, 6 meeting rooms, restaurant ... more   less 
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