Hotel Front Maritim
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... shops and buildings on our walks. It will take a while uploading all the photos I would like , so will have to see how it goes. Peter spotted a wonderful old fashioned deli, so we went in and had some tapas and a glass of wine, even though it was not yet twelve! It was good fun.
For our visit to Sagrada Familia Peter bought the tickets and audio guide over the net so there was no queuing. We had nominated ...
This morning we went to La Sagrada Familia, then Park Quell. Both of these places were beautiful and very colorful. Unlike most other places in Europe these places were built or finished in the late 19th century and early 20th century. La Sagrada Familia was one of the most amazing things I have ever been to. I have never seen anything like this in my life, this ceiling and e ...
... the afternoon we went to the Barcelona Aquarium. The aquarium was much better than the Monaco one because it had a lot more tank space and there were more different fish species. My favourite part of the aquarium was the slowly moving tunnel that the sharks, fish, conger eels and string rays were in. They could swim over you. Today we went to an art museum called the Museum on Catalan Art. It had some cool ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Front Maritim Barcelona
Such a nice hotel with beatiful beach up front ,very generous open breakfast buffet.Not very far to the city center and good for to rest at night instead of staying in noisy street hotels.Helpful and very professional hotel employees ease your stay.In addition to these you may have a free soda a some fruits as complementary any time.Moreover in the afternoon have your coctail or whisky with snacks in the lobby area as another complementary offer.If you dont believe me go and stay there..
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Hotel was okay, decor nice, but this hotel still had plenty of problems. It does have nice extras like free bottled water on the floors (we never saw any fruit though) and free internet access.
However one of the computers was broken the entire week we were there.
They do have free sodas, coffee, etc. in the afternoon but that is when most people are out sightseeing so if you want a soda in the early evening you have to pay for it. The staff were friendly but told us the wrong train station (and I asked her twice to make sure) for our day trip to tarragona so that wasted about an 1 1/2 of our day. One the first morning we needed toliet paper and an extra towel and called down 3 times and they never brought any up, we finally had to flag down a maid in the hall. The rooms were spotless until the last night when there was what appeared to be a blood stain on the sheet and they didn't seem to concerned about it and I got new sheets and had to change the bed myself. Also the main annoyance was that there was no clock in the room! Not on the tv, phone or anywhere else! Also only one mirror in the room in the bathroom over the sink so if you are sharing a room it can take longer in the morning as you can't put on makeup, do hair or get dressed while someone is in the bathroom.
Here are some facts from our easter break in this hotel:
First the bad ones: 1) For some reason they didn't have any fruit - as they advertized with... hmmm..
2) The wood and the marple is laminate and print...
..and then all the good ones: 3) It didn't really matter with the missing fruit, cause you could just bring some, from the very rich breakfast buffet. Who said they don't serve proper breakfast buffet's in Spain? They do here!
4) Who cares if it's laminate... it's clean and everything is working according to the plan - and you get nice smiles and a friendly atmosphere :-)
5) Great idea with the free coffee shop in the afternoon. And absolutely wonderful to have bottled water free of charge - on every floor. This saved us the usual trip to the market, to get water...and avoid paying hotel prices for water!
6) Great location. Just so far away from the city centre that you can actually enjoy the silence. There is a lot of construction work in the area - so my guess is that this area will be populated to the max in just a few years.
Went to Barcelona for 3 days and stayed at Front Maritim. The hotel is situated outside the city centre, at the seaside, in a "new" neighborhood, which was a bit boring, but the nearby metro (safe) will take you to the city within 10 minutes, so we really enjoyed waking up to views of the Mediterranean Sea every morning. We had our room upgraded to business and had the only room with floor to ceiling windows - very beautiful furniture and a lot of "extras" in the bathroom - makeup remover, nail polish remover, toothbrush and so on - all the little things that you always forget. A nice touch. Outside the rooms we found refrigerated water and fruit free of charge and every afternoon there is a coffeeshop with coffee, tea, soft drinks, spirits and snacks also free of charge. I do not have one single complaint about the hotel, the staff, the delicious breakfast buffet - it was all perfect - I would recommend it to everyone wishing a quiet night after a busy day of shopping, dining and sightseeing in Barcelona. I would love to come back.
Off the main track but fine hotel
My Girlfriend and I stayed at the Maritim for a weekend in October.
Arrived by cab from the airport ( 25 euros ) , the cab driver had no clue where the hotel was and drove us to wrong hotel at at first. I suggest taking a very clear map to show the driver or tell him its near "Selva De Mar" ( the nearest Metro station). The hotel staff are very helpful and spoke excellent English. The room itself a little smaller than expected but very well appointed. Breakfast was very good and was the evening meal. I would suggest using the Metro at all opportunitys.
Quick, frequent and goes everywhere. The local station is a few blocks away from the hotel but safe even at night. Overall a little of the beaten track but very good hotel
Great for a beach and city base
My Partner and I arrived at this hotel (after a 25 Euro taxi ride from the Airport 20 mins at 6pm) to be greeted very warmly at reception and given our room keys.
The Hotel is situated opposite the beach accross a bridge to get there , the beach itself is superb and clean with great facilities to rival any costa resort. There is a bus stop with a bus every 6 mins throughout the day into the centre of the city and very good value for money at 70p each way, it takes about 10 mins to the centre. So location wise you are in easy reach without all the noise of the centre.
The Reception area is very bright and modern using amixture of Cream coloured walls with dark wood and metallics that blend together to give a warm , clean feeling.
The Room Similar style of decor to the reception area with wood floors and white bed linen which includes 4 pillows which is an exceptionally good thing as most hotels are a bit cheap on those.Air conditioning is standard in every room as is Satellite TV. The rooms are quite spacious and some have a view but ours was a ground floor room. The bathroom had a power shower, sink and was furnished in green glass and white enamel.
The beds were very comfortable and very clean linen. There was only one downside which was no tea and coffee making facilities. However on every floor there was a fridge offering fresh fruit and bottled water for free both carbonated and still, that was really a great idea.
The Restaurant. A buffet breakfast is offered in the spacious dining area that included hot dishes, scrambled eggs, bacon and sausages. Cold dishes included Tortilla, hams cold meats , tomatoes, cucumber, peaches, apples pears, yoghurts, cereals and loads of tea or coffee, for those with allergies Soya milk and rice breads were available, nice touch. The Staff were absolutely superb
The Lounge Area this has comfortable seating , daily newspapers in spanish , english, german etc and free coffee and tea in the afternoon.
Internet access is also available at 6 Euros per hour.
The Gym This has a range of exercise machines with showers and a Sauna too.
The Staff What a really pleasant and helpful group of people I cannot recommend them any more than to say perfect.
Overall Go To Barcelona stay here you will not be disappointed
Modern hotel, ideal for an extended city break.
This modern, friendly hotel is ideally situated if you are planning to spend more than a weekend in this great city. Its located just across the road from the beach, so is ideal if you wish to end a busy day's sightseeing by relaxing on the sand or taking a swim.
The nearest metro station is about 10 minutes walk away and is very easy to negotiate. Grab yourself a T-10 ticket and head into the city to visit the magnificent buildings, art galleries and shops.
If you plan to take a taxi to the hotel, make sure you remember the name of the road on which the hotel sits as not all of the drivers know exactly where it is!
All in all a great hotel. Clean, bright, well appointed rooms and excellent buffet breakfasts await you. The free water and fruit available on all floors is a nice touch, especially when the sun is shining outside.
We traveled to Barcelona in Feb. 2003 and stayed at the AC Hotel Front Maritim and thought it was great. The staff was very helpful and the amenities are nice. It is great to have the complimentary water (with carbonation and without) as well as the daily fruit available. A hidden jewel was the soft drinks, sandwiches and mixed drinks also available free of charge through the afternoon. Rooms were austere but clean and functional. I'd stay there again. Just be sure to write the name down.
The taxis at the airport were not that familiar with it.
Not One Complaint
Visited March, 2003. Not one complaint. Very clean; housekeeping did an excellent job. Hotel staff very pleasant and helpful. European buffet continental breakfast well worth it & afternoon coffee/tea/soda/spirits services in hotel lounge a nice touch. Approximately three blocks to subway (safe) and depending upon your itinerary, 5 or 6 stops until you reach the inner City of Barcelona.
Stayed there summer 01. Off the path a little but right across from the ocean and close to the subway. Very trendy inside. Staff very helpful.