AC Hotel Barcelona Forum by Marriott
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... street in Barcelona. We quickly found a really cool, modern restaurant called Cer el Cle which was up on this large terrace. It was beautiful and the atmosphere was so cool. My mom and I just people watched and listened to all the different languages around us. We had Jamon again *Spain's most famous dish*, a mozzarella and tomato salad, and Paella! So delicious.
First day in Spain was a success, and I can't wait for more adventures!
... many restaurants and tapa bars.
Our first night in town we went on a three-hour tapas walking tour, meeting up with our group at Balmas 12 bar, where we had wine and some very typical tapas of the region, pa amb tomaquet (pan de tomato in Spanish), Iberian jamon and Catalan sausage. Our perky guide, Mirial, chattered away about Catalan culture (they don't consider themselves Spanish!) and the history ...
... hot!! So I tried to hydrate as much as possible. Sweating every step of the way there, I finally made it... I can certainly, say without a doubt, for me at least, it Was So Worth Sweating every drop to see, Not JUST a Regular park, but a Masterpiece! Never have I seen such a marriage of art with nature, but within itself an expression of color and brilliance. It gave me joy to see such a creation, that wasn't meant to be in any museum, but to be enjoyed ...
... Barcelona is an easy place to fall in love with, and a hard place to truly know. In a week I've only caught a glimpse of it and now I feel so sad at the thought of leaving (although, excited for France). I feel like we just skimmed the surface, observing curiousities from afar, not possibly being able to dive in fully within just 7 days. I only find solace in the mantra I repeat over and over again - a promise to myself: I will be back. I will be back. I will be ...
... wonderful church. The elevator took us to the top, and we would our way down the tiny curving staircases, stepping out onto some of the many outside viewing areas as we made our way down. It also gave us a close-up view of the beautiful mosaics decorating the towers. When we entered the basilica we found it absolutely breathtaking. Making our way through the self-guided tour, we learned that Gaudi's main objective was to integrate light ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews AC Hotel Barcelona Forum by Marriott
Great modern hotel. Perfect service. Every aspect of your need catered for.
My girlfriend and I have just returned from a 4 night stay at this hotel. So what did I think?
Having stayed at other 4*& 5* hotels within the city centre previously, we were 'wow-ed'by this hotel on first impressions. The hotel is very contemporary and kept immaculately clean. The pool,gym,jacuzzis and sun deck have fantastic views over the nearby beach and Med. The rooms are clean and modern and again have superb views, and at last, a bath wide enough to fit your shoulders into! The nearby transport links to city centre were very frequent,cheap clean,and safe.
Lovely for a stay on business
This is a lovely hotel for a business stay. The rooms were clean and well decorated with modern furnishings that are perfect for the space. The rooms are not huge which doesn't really matter if you are only sleeping there anyway. On the downside, the front desk staff were not very helpful or efficient and there is no safe in the room. On the upside, the gym is great, the view is amazing no matter what side of the hotel you're on, the conference centre is a two minute walk away, the metro is close and the room has a CD player which is a nice touch so don't forget to bring your discs!
Previous reviews put me off a little, but what a surprise this hotel was. Beautifully tiled and minimalistically styled hotel. Staff very polite and helpful.
Bedroom spacious, cd player, good hair drier, free mini bar, nice complementary toiletries, stylish glass sink and bathroom door.
Buffet breakfast great and plentiful, 24 hour bar. Fair sized outdoor swimming pool, 3 jaccuzis, steam room, sauna, gym.
The conference centre was just next door, yards away. But best of all there is a fabulous shopping centre right opposite the hotel with lots and lots of fab shops, some bars/cafes and a cinema. I have been to Barcelona twice before and it is a few train stops away from the main tourist area but ideal for a break. Felt very safe in this area.
We were transferred here as our original hotel was overbooked etc, on first impression nice but a little isolated, not as close to the marina as we had hoped, but it was near the beach and had a pool. As we wanted a break from the kids this was ideal as very peacful and restful, we did our sightseeing at night, overall we enjoyed our stay here and would go back.
Brand new modern hotel
Great hotel outside of the busy areas, but still accessable with public transport. Very nice view. Very clean and good value for money. Will go back anyday.
Good for what it is... a congress hotel
Essentially I agree with the reviewer who said "If you don't like modern, hype hotels, far from the city centre (almost in the middle of nowhere!) never stay in this hotel."
The other reviewer (go somewhere else) was a bit harsh with their ratings - but correct when saying this is not as good as a W hotel. But I think it is cheaper than the W (at least cheaper than a W would be in the same location).
This is a business/congress hotel but not bad value at all. As the first reviewer points out there are several pros. Nice rooms and free minibar. Also a 24 hour restaurant bar. If you get a good internet deal on this and you want a decent, smart hotel and you dont mind a short subway ride to the center, this would do fine.
I have just returned from a 4-night stay in the AC Barcelona. The hotel was packed due to a large business event in the CCIB Forum (which I was also attending).
Go somewhere else
This is a bleak hotel in a bleak setting, across from large shopping mall in the middle of no mans land.
The "better" restaurant has a view of shopping mall roof, and has all the charm of a parking garage. Including grease stains on the concrete floor.
The staff is young and could care less, the hotel is a very cheap copy of W hotel. You can do much better than this place.