AC Hotel Barcelona Forum by Marriott

Paseo Taulat 278, Barcelona, Catalonia, 08019, Spain and Canary Islands | 4 star hotel
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Location

This 4 star hotel, located in the Diagonal Mar i el Front Maritim del Poblenou area of Barcelona, is near Barcelona Glories, Els Encants, Parc del Forum, and Icaria Yelmo Cineplex.
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    Historical Traveler Reviews AC Hotel Barcelona Forum by Marriott

    5 star hotel

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    Great modern hotel. Perfect service. Every aspect of your need catered for.

    Breakfast was an fabulous experience, my wife loved the variety available.

    Great roof top pool and aeriel view of Barcelona. Gym was fine. Jacuzzi was not working when we were there, however saw someone trying to repair. Room service punctual. Free mini bar in all rooms, staff happy to refill when asked. Nice bar area that served cool cocktails.

    Good size room, ask for sea view room above 11th floor.

    Location , great for shopping, the best shopping centre in town is opposite the hotel. Better than going to Ramblas area and safer.

    Near to the beach area of Peurto Olympico, nice break from hussle of city.

    Taxi to City from here , approx 10EUR.

    Taxi to Beach, apoprox 7 EUR.

    Subway station , 5 minutes walk, however takes a while to get into town, (20-30 mins)

    Also nice restaurant near by ( Mango), best Paella in town.

    Only one gripe, why cant the hotels have more English channels on TV ? CNN was the only option!!

    Also bring along your cds as the room has a stereo!

    Would come here again. Great value for money.

    Great Find

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    My girlfriend and I have just returned from a 4 night stay at this hotel. So what did I think?

    Room

    Spacious very contemporary, bath was massive. Free mini-bar and CD player are a nice touch. TV 20 odd channels but only one in English and that was CNN.

    Facilities

    Sauna, steam, Jacuzzi, pool and gym were all up to date, the views were unbelievable!

    Dining

    Sorry we didn't eat or drink in the hotel.

    Location

    For us the location was fantastic, it was just a short walk to the underground that was a direct line to the centre, the tram stop was also near by. We bought a T10 from these are available at any underground as well, they work on trams, buses and the underground, this puts London to shame!

    We decided to take taxis into the centre at night, not that we didn't feel safe we just preferred to, this was about a 10-15 minute drive that cost between $8-$12 euros. A taxi from the airport to the hotel was about $25 euros - but beware when you arrive at the hotel/airport then put on about $4 more euro's for god knows what?

    Staff

    Very helpful when asked and never bothered you.

    Overall I'd recommend this hotel if you wanted a bit of the quiet life as well while you are there, the hotels in the centre didn't appear to look a patch on this one. If you any questions, pleae feel free to email me.

    Fantastic views!

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    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

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    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!

    Lovely Hotel

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    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.

    AC Barcelona

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    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

    from

    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

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    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.

    Go there only if you are attending an event in the Forum area!

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    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).

    The pros:

    - the hotel is 2-minute walking distance to the CCIB area (easy access)

    - the metro station "Maresme-Forum" (line 4 takes you directly to the Passeig de Gracia station- shopping heaven, in almost 10 minutes!) is 5-minute walk from the hotel (but nobody tells you so... because there is a taxi piazza outside the hotel)

    - the decoration and architecture is extremely modern (wenge woods, metal inox, glass and no colours in all areas & rooms)

    - excellent matress and pillows for the beds

    - very nice sea view from the odd-numbered rooms (801, 803, 805 etc.)

    - the staff is sympathetic and most important: they DO speak English!

    - the breakfast is excellent and lasts for 4 hours! (very convenient for those who sleep -and wake-up- late).

    The cons:

    - the hotel is 20-minute car/taxi ride to the city centre (can take you even 40-minute when traffic occurs, especially in the morning), and will cost you approx. 10 euro (the metro is 1.15 euro for a single ride per person!)

    - no PAY-t.v. and all channels except for the CNN are non-english speaking!

    - very expensive rates for what you get so far from the centre, since you must also add the commuting expenses to the city centre... which add up to 20 euros / day when you take a taxi!

    If you don't like modern, hype hotels, far from the city centre (almost in the middle of nowhere!) never stay in this hotel.

    Go somewhere else

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    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.

    TripAdvisor Reviews AC Hotel Barcelona Forum by Marriott

    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent
     

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