Barceló Atenea Mar: an elegant and peaceful hotel on the seafront

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If your main aims in visiting Barcelona are relaxation, peace, comfort and time at the beach, then the Barceló Atenea Mar in Poblenou is the place for you!

Barceló Atenea Mar terrace
Where?

metro: Poblenou (L4)
Paseo García Faria 37-47

When?

every day
tous les jours de l'année

How much?

from 90 euros

Why?

for the view from the rooms

Wifi:

free

The Barceló Atenea Mar is located in Poblenou, a peaceful area far from the hustle and bustle of the city centre. An elegant establishment, perfect for relaxing!

A well-connected seafront hotel

Set on the Passeig de Garcia Fària, you can’t get much closer to the sea than the Barceló Atenea Mar! A few steps from the hotel, you’ll be on the beach.

To get into central Barcelona, simply take the metro from the closest station, around a ten-minute walk from the hotel.

An oasis of calm

The Barceló Atenea Mar is adults-only, reflecting a desire for absolute calm. This may seem rather surprising, but the hotel feels that clients might be disturbed by the noise which children are bound to make.

In the low season, the Barceló attracts professional business travellers, another relatively calm group.

Rooms at the Barceló Atenea Mar

The Barceló Atenea Mar is known for the spectacular views from the rooms. 80% look out over the Barcelona coastline – we can’t think of many better things to wake up to!
The remaining rooms offer views of the city, and in that case, you can enjoy spotting some of Barcelona’s most iconic monuments from your room.

barcelo atenea mar sea view

  • There are two types of room on offer: luxury suites, from the 6th to the 12th floor, which include a bedroom and a lounge, and “superior” rooms, which are slightly smaller.
  • All of the rooms are practical, bright, comfortable and equipped with large bathrooms.

barcelo atenea mar bedroom

Public areas of the Barceló Atenea Mar

The terrace and pool

If you want to take a dip without leaving the hotel, head for the roof, where an infinity pool awaits! It’s not huge, but there’s still plenty of space for a quick swim overlooking the sea. Fabulous!

barcelo atenea mar pool

  • Deckchairs must be rented, and they don’t come cheap. Rental is per day (from 20 euros, including a glass of wine).

There’s still plenty of space to enjoy the sunshine, from one of the bean bags or free-access chairs!

  • The terrace also has a bar, open from 10am -10pm, perfect for drinks at any time of the day.

The jacuzzi and gym

barcelo atenea mar gym

If exercise and relaxation are your thing, the Barceló Atenea has a gym, jacuzzi and two saunas, accessible free of charge.

The restaurant

barcelo atenea mar restaurant

Located on the ground floor, “El Comedor”, the restaurant at the Barceló, is open morning, noon and night.

  • A continental breakfast buffet is served every day from 7am-10am and will set you back €15.
  • At lunchtime, the restaurant offers a fixed-price menu for around 16 euros including a homemade starter, main and dessert. Specialities include mediterranean cuisine and particularly arroces, rice-based regional specialities.
  • In the evening, items on the à la carte menu are available in different portion sizes (tapas, half-portions or mains), offering something for all appetites and for all budgets.
  • The Comedor also has an outdoor terrace where you can enjoy your meal whilst making the most of the sea breezes!

 

Useful information

  • The hotel is adults-only (no under-16s)
  • Reception is open 24/7, and staff speak English, French, Italian, Spanish and Catalan.
  • Check-in is at 2pm, and check-out by noon.
  • The minimum price is 90 euros for a superior room and 125 euros for a suite.
  • Smoking is not permitted in any of the rooms.
  • Breakfast is not included in the price, and costs 15 euros/day.
  • The hotel offers a left-luggage service.
  • There are 4 fully-accessible rooms, and the hotel has several lifts.
  • No pets.
  • Beach equipment (parasols and towels) can be rented from the hotel for €1.50/day.

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Olivia has always loved Barcelona: its modernity, the fantastic climate, the sun, the beaches, the tiny winding streets of the Gothic quarter, the joyful and festive atmosphere… Like all the best love stories, this one ends “happily ever after”, and Olivia has now set up home in the Catalan capital.