Vincci Maritimo Barcelona
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Beautiful, well-designed hotel
I spent three nights at the Vincci Maritimo with my boyfriend from 25 november - 28 november. The hotel is really gorgeous - I've stayed all over Europe and it is honestly the first and only hotel that looks as beautiful as it does on its website - and better. The details of design in the room, common areas, and bathrooms are truly spectacular. That showerhead is the most amazing I've ever seen! We spent 80 euro/night, and even though it wasn't on Las Ramblas, we sure weren't paying Las Ramblas prices. It is sooo close to the Metro that you can get to Las Ramblas and the rest of the city in 10 minutes. We're young (20s) so it was nice to be closer to the clubs and bars on the beach. I definitely recommend this place. Enjoy!
We booked this Hotel after reading the reviews and it being one of the only hotels that would accomodate our 2 small children in the same room as us (they did this free of charge). This was my 4th trip this year to Barcelona and this time I was returning with friends and their children for 3 nights and they had left the accomodation booking to me - my only reservation before I booked was that it was too far out of the centre. Upon arrival we were not disappointed - the hotel staff were very polite, the rooms and hotel were very clean and the extra beds for the children were in the rooms as promised. The beds were HUGE and the rooms were very modern with the bathroom reviews not disappointing (glass sink, thick grey slate floors and the biggest shower Ive ever seen!). Breakfast was an extra €11 each but was well worth it and the children ate free so we did not eat again until 6pm because we were so full. The metro was 1 minute walk from the hotel which was another experience not to be missed and put England to shame. The trains came every 4 minutes and were 7 stops to the Ramblas (10 mins). 10 trip ticket was €6, they ran until midnight and were very clean and safe. Immediately left to the hotel was a shopping mall with eateries, cinemas and bars and the Olympic port with its vibrant nightlife was 3 metro stops away. I will definitely be returning here and highly recommend it to anyone - I just love this place!!
Great Hotel, Ok Staff, Bad Soundproofing.
First impressions of this hotel were very good, the interior design of both the room and the common areas were indeed impressive. The cleanliness was of a high standard and the finish of the room and bathroom was excellent.
Unfortunately the soundproofing was forgotten in this otherwise great design and you realy could hear every word and movement of the other guests and staff.
The ironing service was very bad, the staff were rude and after promising to iron 5 items of clothes in 25 minutes 2 items were returned 2 hours later with the remaining 3 items which were handed over on hangers, screwed up in a ball in a plastic bag, we were charged 12 euro for this service.
However, having read the comments of the other reviewers of this hotel, it is my belife that we were just unlucky with our room and the staff on this occasion and this well priced and presented hotel probably deserves a second chance when we next visit Barcelona.
Exactly What I Expected
Book it now. I stayed at the Vincci Maritimo at the end of May 2004. My main reason for choosing the hotel was the lack of negative reviews on this site, and I wasn't disappointed. The staff were friendly but professional, even humoring me by allowing me to practise my dire Spanish. The room was exactly what I was expecting: spotless, modern and stylish, comfortable, air conditioned, and with a huge bed and a decent shower. Access to the centre of town was a relaxing stroll along the seafront or a few minutes on the cheap metro, which is literally less than a minute away around the corner. (We didn't eat in the hotel, but only because there were so many tapas bars and restaurants we wanted to try in town.) In fact, I'm not writing this to add anything that hasn't already been said; I just want to add one more positive review to the site so that other people can benefit the way I have. (Like others on this site, I found the best rate through the Vincci website - 100 Euros per room per night, which, considering the quality of the hotel, was a bargin.)
Not ideally situated if you want to be in the centre of town but we didn't. It was a lovely walk through the park along the sea front to the harbour and then up La Ramblas, particularly on a Sunday morning when all the locals were out in force.
When we stayed in Feb 2004 there was a lot of building work going on around us for the Forum. Once you were in the hotel though it was peaceful and the room was lovely.
Cannot comment on the food as we did not eat in the hotel.
Would definately return, particularly now that all this area has been re-developed.
This is an amazing hotel, for a 4* hotel its really outdone itself in terms of room quality. The room was big, and very modern. Its modernisitic flair was brilliant, the high quality wood panelling to the the highlight of the room which is the frosted glass bathroom. The bathroom was gorgeous, it had a huge shower head and excellent water pressure. The glass sink was just beautiful. The hotel made our barcelona trip just amazing, to come home from a long day and just let the shower wash away your aches and pains.
The only downside to this hotel is its location, the nearest metro station is Salva Del Mar which is a 2 minute walk from the station however the surrounding area looks abit run down as the hotel sits right at the border of the old run-down part of town and the newer more modern part. Although i must admit i never encountered any suspect characters around the area even at 2am.
It is however near to other interesting areas of barcelone like Jaume I and Barcelonetta.
I would definitely stay in this hotel again
Two thumbs up!
Nice hotel on the eastern edge of the city
We stayed at Hotel Vincci Maritimo for one night on Saturday May 8, 2004. The hotel is a modern structure next to a small park on the eastern edge of Barcelona near the newly constructed Forum. We walked to the beach (4 blocks) and were surprised to find a large carnival including booths from various Spanish regions with food, music, and dancing. (The carnival should be there throughout summer 2004.) Aside from this, however, the hotel is quite a bit away from city center and would be somewhat inconvenient for visiting the major tourist sights. A nearby subway stop will easily take you to the Barri Gotti in 15 minutes, but a cab ride is costly and walking would be ambitious if not impossible. The hotel room was very modern, evocative of an Ian Schrager hotel in NY, LA, or London. The furnishings were interesting with a slightly Asian touch, including a backlit nature photo behind the bed and a tall vase with dried stems. The funky bathroom had slate floors, thick glass doors, and an enormous rainfall style showerhead. The major drawback was hard water. The hotel's lobby has a unique sculpture with giant suspended cubes, and each of the floors overlook the lobby. We enjoyed the hotel for an evening, but would recommend something closer to the Barri Gotti or Eixample district if you plan to focus on tourist sights.
Very Pleasant, Modern Hotel.....
Booked this hotel for three nights on the back of the reviews that I read on Trip Advisor.The taxi from the airport to the hotel was Â 25. A little more than I would have expected to pay; but as normal when you get into a city that you are not familar with then you just want to get to your hotel as soon as possible.The hotel itself was constructed April 2003 and is part of the Diagonal area of Barcelona. This area offers the best of both worlds, with plenty of open space with the beaches/park closeby but also only 15 munutes or so from the city centre.The check-in was seemless and straightforward with the staff very welcoming. The room was also as I had envisaged. Very modern, clean and comfortable. Breakfast was also very good. Buffet style where you could help yourself and always plenty on offer.There is a metro station approx 100 metres away and 15 minutes will take you to the very heart of Barcelona. Transport in this city is first class. The metro is clean, cheap, and frequent.Also closeby is the massive Diagonal-Mar shopping centre. Located here are numerous stores, cinema, and more or less everything that you would require to buy. I bought presents from this mall as it literally had everything under the one roof!Overall, the Vincci Maritimo is a great hotel that has alot to offer and I would not hesitate to book this hotel again on my next visit to this wonderful city.
Stay here with confidence
I checked this site before booking the Vincci Maritimo and was a bit concerned there was only one review. However, it was very positive review and as the price I managed to find was so much better than any other equivalent place I could find at that time, I felt I had to book here. I was not disappointed.The Vincci Maritimo is new, modern and to my mind, a good quality 4* star hotel. The staff we encountered during our stay were professional and helpful. The bedroom we stayed in was both comfortable and clean. The very smart and spacious slate and glass bathroom was kept clean throughout our stay.Breakfast was very good with a large variety of prepared fruits, salads, cereals, breads, cheeses and meats. There was also a variety of cooked eggs to choose from, bacon and sausages.With regard to location, it is around the corner from the Selva Del Mar Metro, which whilst not being central, gets you in to the centre in a matter of minutes (at a cost of 1.10 Euro). It is only a couple of minutes on foot to the seaside and close enough to the Olympic Port area that after a night out you can make a pleasant stroll back once the Metro has stopped running at midnight.Booked directly with the Hotel website and got a special 90 Euro a night rate with breakfast (total price for 2 people). Expedia could only offer £94 pounds per night.
The Fantastic Vincci Barcelona Maritimo Hotel
What a fabulous hotel! The hotel was booked via an agency and I was unsure, but no worries, the hotel is beautiful - very modern, very clean, very helpful and friendly staff, it was a very pleasant stay.
The buffet breakfast is huge, with so much choice. if anyone is unsure about this hotel, as it is a small way out of the centre of the city, dont let that stop you booking it. It is less than 100m from the Metro station, and the trains are very frequent and very cheap. The hotel is just a short walk from the beautiful beaches, and there are plenty of restauants and cafes in the vicinity. Next time I'm in Barcelona, I will definitely be staying here again, just to use the fantastic bathroom (green glass sink and shower walls, huge shower!) GREAT PLACE
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