AC Hotel Barcelona Forum by Marriott
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... but it was a nice day.
By about 4:00 we were pretty worn out so we found a place to eat dinner called Emperador which was right on the waterfront. We had several tapas plates. What a great way to spend our night in Spain. We then headed back to the hotel for a quick snack then to shower and settle in for the night.
... to start off our trip. (See Pictures).
At the end of our tour, I realized I had not eaten anything or had any water in more than 12 hours and it was a blistering 85 degrees. We needed to find a restaurant, stat. We walking just around the corner and picked the one that looked the best: Jamon y Vino (Ham and Wine). It was sooooo good. Spain is known for its tapas and so we got pollo y miel (chicken w/honey), Jamon con pan y tomate (ham with bread and ...
... examined it. My reading returned to me: this magnate, who made fortunes in Cuba (needs investigation but dark deeds come to mind), gets a place that is regal. In reality a five bedroom house with heaps of rooms to entertain and be really impressive. Servants in the attic and stables in the basement etc. Dark marbles, gold leaf and elaborate wood carving everywhere. Glutted on this, we staggered into the street realising it was 2.30 and we were fading. As is sometimes the ...
Oh Spain. What can I say about you?
You're going through a lot, so I should probably cut you some slack. 35% unemployment is intense.
If I was dealing with that I would probably have stolen from the majority of people in my dorm room too.
I feel you bro. I do. Just maybe put your penis away and try to refrain from ******* when women are walking past you.
So what can I say that's nice?
... In the year 1984 too) We then headed to the beach and as it was Jahnina's last night she wanted to go up to the top of the 'W' hotel on the beach front...very poss and expensive...so us in our flip flogs dashed through the revolving doors and headed up the lift to floor 27 all excited to check it out...unfortunately security stopped us at floor 20ish and we were told we had to leave!booooo so we headed to the water which was eerily still and peaceful...the moon's ...
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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.