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“Quiet Village stay outside of Barcelona”
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AC Hotel Gava Mar
Ranked #248 of 513 Hotels in Barcelona
Paradise Valley
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40 reviews
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“Quiet Village stay outside of Barcelona”
Reviewed 3 June 2013

If you are looking for a quiet stay not far from the airport THIS IS IT! Modern rooms, modern amenties, and great customer service..You are right on the beach which makes for great walk, sunset views and the sounds of the waves. There is a great restaurant within walking distance Restaurant Torreon I would recommend as well.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
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Annecy, France
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Reviewed 24 April 2013

This is a clean modern efficient Marriott hotel right on the beach in Barcelona and very close to the airport. It is not your usual choice if you want to be down town Barcelona for the usual sights. However, that is only a 15 to 20 minute cab ride away.

The AC Hotel is 50 yards away from one of Barcelona's best restaurants in my view, El Torreon, which you simply must go to for lunch or dinner. Ideal for a weekend stay Saturday dinner or Sunday long lunch. As usual in Spain dinner doesn't really kick off until 10pm.

The beach is also a lovely long walk with some great bars and cafes along the way to relax in. Gets nicely busy at weekends with the locals out having fun - roller blading, biking, fishing etc.

As for the hotel, it is modern and clean. Rooms have all you need but are certainly not plush or luxurious. Bathrooms are fine, shower pressure and temperature a little variable at times.
Fairly standard buffet breakfast.

The hotel has an underground car park for EUR15 per night as parking around there can be difficult.

If taking a cab to the hotel be sure to ask for Gava Mar near Castelldefels That is what the taxi drivers know.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled on business
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57 reviews
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Reviewed 10 April 2013 via mobile

This is a nice, clean hotel with a pool directly on the beach. If you're looking for a place near the tourist sites in Barcelona, this ain't it. However, it you're looking for a beautiful location to just chill, this is your place. Also, we stayed here on our last night in Barcelona because it's close to the airport.

Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Scheveningen, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 23 March 2013

good location - i was there already three times.

THe taxi driver always have a problem to find it. The GPS does not recognize the street.

Anyway, close to beach - and the food is good. Excellent coffee.

However, it is not close to the center - but the taxis in barca are not expensive. So, the 15min ride does not matter.

Room Tip: the view is splendid!
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled on business
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San luis obispo, California, United States
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Reviewed 16 September 2012

Spent two nights here after three night in downtown bcn and what a great way to end my trip. The negative reviewers need to rethink!!!

The hotel is not close to any of Barcelonas main sights...it is smack dab on the beach in Gava del Mar which is just south of the airport. The pool is nice and the beach is long, water warm and people watching superb . There are somewhat limited food options nearby, but the Crepe place is great and there are a few other options as well. Don't know if I'd want to be here for 4+ days but for two quick days at the beach it was perfecto!

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled on business
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 28 August 2012

Having never been to Barcelona, it was quite a task to choose a hotel that 'ticked all the boxes.' this one did that. Quiet part of town, beach, pool, parking, breakfast. We were very pleasantly surprised by the excellent service provided by the staff at all levels. Rooms and grounds kept very clean, front desk and hospitality staff kind and accommodating, and food at breakfast and pool bar was very nicely done. This is not a 5 star, and it doesn't pretend to be. But for what it is, it was great!

Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Crawley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 August 2012

Just got back from BCN and loved it !!!

The hotel was nice and clean and the staff were friendly and helpful, the only downside to the room which was lovely was there was no balcony and the shower head sprayed everywhere so we had mini floods every time we had a shower but nothing major and rooms were cleaned every day.

The location was great as my partner and I love the beach and we found a nice place to eat called coco beach which did good food at resonable prices.

It was however 40 minutes by bus into BCN city centre but bus only cos 4 euros return so not bad at all.

You will find it hard to get a hotel near the beach and near the city with nice pools and balconay etc etc but this is a very good compramise and worthy of its four star rating and would definately stay there again.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: AC Hotel Gava Mar
Address: C/ Tellinaires 33 - 35 | Gava, 08850 Barcelona, Spain
Region: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#100 Business Hotel in Barcelona
#159 Luxury Hotel in Barcelona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — AC Hotel Gava Mar 4*
Number of rooms: 69
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