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“Weekend stay” 3 of 5 bubbles
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AC Hotel Gava Mar
Ranked #279 of 522 Hotels in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Weekend stay”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2013

Good location.

The hotel was clean.

The only thing in contra is a staff. We have been a couple of times in this hotel and we can confirm that the staff is not polite nor sympatic. We do not expect this kind of service in a 4 star Marriot hotel.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Peter R
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Luton, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2013

A nice clean modern hotel with nice garden / swiming pool and gated access to the beach (2 mins walk). 15/20mins drive to the airport, though you dont hear any plane. Well away from the city so maybe good as a chill out after a manic few days in the city.
Rooms open and modern. Nice swish bathrooms with very powerful showers over baths. They have missed a trick by not having balconies as all rooms have garden and sea views.
Odd additions to the rooms - a 90s cd player (tho no ipod doc) / a flat screen oldschool free standing tv (this should be wide screen and on the wall, and all pictures appeared squashed).
Pet hate - they charge for wifi in the rooms (why? I have just paid 100 euros for a room. its 2013!!) but note before you pay - it is free in the lobby and terrace!!
Breakfast is very good with a nice selection.
Badly needs a bar facility. There is a 'ring for service' facility on the terrace - but too slow. Wake up Spanish!!! when you have 15 tired deligates from a conference sat there after a days work you could make mucho money!!!!!

Great tip - for an awesum evening meal, come out of the hotel - turn right and walk for about 2 mins. Suddenly you arrive at the most amazing glass/decked modern restaurant. Speciality of seafood but also serving all food. You wont find a better place within walking distance.

Room Tip: first or second floor you have a nice view of the sea and garden (ground floor you can only see the...
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank Neil S
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Paradise Valley
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39 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank AZoutdoors
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Annecy, France
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117 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank TheMcBains
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Level Contributor
57 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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112 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Jörg M
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San luis obispo, California, United States
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35 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank TPM805
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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
#172 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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