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Atenea Calabria Apartaments
Ranked #164 of 515 Hotels in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 26 November 2006

We have just left the hotel:

Positives:
Front desk very helpful
Good size of rooms
Good location
Not too expensive

Negatives:
Thin walls - we were sometimes woken up by neighbours.

Overall good value for money.

  • Stayed: November 2006, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 November 2006

Nice apt. Clean and well equipped. No wineglasses and no furnitures on the balcony. Just bring the chairs inside out to the balcony. A good advice; send an email to the hotel before leaving - ask for an apt. on the top floor - back side (not against the street). Sun from 10 o'clock in the morning. And specificly ask for a room away from the lift (a bit noice when people comming bakc at night) Nice but small bathroom - well equipped. Clean. Very nice breakfast - both cold and hot dishes, even chairs for small children. Cosy room. People at the front desk spoke english very vell. Helpfull. Not many restaurants near by. One beautiful on the Gran Via - just turn right from the hotel to the Gran Via - same sidewalk - turn right - just a few minutes to walk. Very anonymous outside - but beautiful inside. Good food, nice staff - main courses 17-27 Euro. Wine is cheap everyhwere. A short walk to Pl.Espana. Take to the right by the old bull ring - a long shoppingstreet - lots of small shops - much cheaper than in the inner city which is very expensive compared to norwegian prices. Take the city tour busses - red and blu line. The blue line from Pl. Espana (stops by the Fira building - you have to cross the plaza comming from Gran via - keep left. - than change routes at the Pl.Catalunia. This is the easy way to see all the sights in a very huge city. 18 eruo p.p. for one day - than you can use these busses the whole day - hop on/hop off. You by tickets on the bus.
Taxi from airport in the evening; 25 euro - in daytime 20 euro.
the room was bigger than an ordinary hotelroom - aricond. OK - lots of hot water. Not many people at the hotel when we were there - maybe thats why we didnt hear anything from next door - but walls are thin. The hotel is renovating some of the rooms - november 2006 - but no work on weekends.
Can recommend this place both for grownups and families.

Stayed: November 2006
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Reviewed 9 November 2006

Cracking find, this was.

We paid a very decent price for a double room and had a room on the top floor with kitchen area, lounge area and a huge balcony! I'm not sure whether we were upgraded without us knowing, but it certainly was worth every penny! The rooms were basic but spotless and the breakfast was decent, too.

Pretty good location, too... very close to a metro stop and only 15 minutes walk to the centre.

  • Stayed: July 2006, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank ryanc
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Reviewed 19 August 2006

just got back from 6 nights at aparthotel calabria and overall i must say that it was a decent place to stop for the price. Rooms were kept clean, breakfast was good, location was quite good aswell. The kitchen was good for the main reason that it had a fridge and staff on the whole were friendly and helpful except for one stroppy bat in reception that we had an altercation with on the last day over the deposit on the safe she claimed that she had no record of us paying!
The big let down,as has been mentioned a few times in other reviews, was the noise. We were on the main road side where a building is being constructed, so from 7.45 every morning we were woken by the workers! The hotel can't be blamed for this but i would suggest better quality windows be fitted. The walls are also paper thin and every noise from neighbouring rooms can be heard.

  • Stayed: August 2006, travelled with family
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1  Thank hergest
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Reviewed 1 July 2006

The Apart-hotel Calabria is very "basic" - for the price maybe it's to be expected. Our first "non-smoking" room reeked of cigarettes. We were given another room, looking out on laundry and a cement yard. The rooms were roomy but dreary, and you can hear everything in all the surrounding rooms, which kept us awake at night. Breakfast was edible and convenient, the staff was courteous. We sent out two small bags of laundry, asking just for wash and fold, and we got back nicely ironed clothes (except for what was lost), and were charged 60 Euros!! Ask before you send out your cleaning! All in all, we were disappointed.

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Reviewed 13 May 2006

Having just stayed at this hotel for 4 days I can confirm it to be a real bargain if you can bag yourself a special internet price. The location is extremely easy to get to using airport bus to Placa Espanya,Metro 2 stops to Urgell ,Hotel 100 yards. The area was very quiet and safe. we were lucky to get an apartment on the top floor with a huge balcony nice to sit out on with a bottle of wine last thing at night after a hard days sight seeing. There are 2 supermarkets next door but I wouldn't advise cooking on the rings in the apartment as found them very slow to heat up as other reviews have mentioned, however there are a couple of super take away deli's near by. Other reviews mention it being noisey in the rooms, we didnt find this so. The apartment itself was huge with the biggest bathroom I have ever seen in my life complete with all the toiletries you could wish for including shaving set and comb. Whilst it was very clean it has to be said it was a little shabby in parts but that didnt bother us. The included breakfast is very substantial with a huge choice allowing you to completly skip your lunch. Check out is at noon but if you have a later flight out the hotel has a room for you to keep your cases in to collect when you want allowing you complete freedom of movement on your last day. Would definately use this hotel again if we came back to Barcelona.

  • Stayed: April 2006
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5  Thank bargainal
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Reviewed 17 April 2006

We stayed there from 14 to 16th April. Here are the good and bad things that we found in the hotel.

Pros:

1. Friendly staff/speak english
2. Good location, near Metro Rocafort and supermarket.
3. Great breakfast
4. Big rooms equipped with a kitchenette.
5. Good value for money.


cons:
1.Hotel had a foul smell!!!(due to pesticide)????
2.Rooms can get very noisy at times, since the wall are thin, we were often awaken in the middle of the night
3. Rooms were NOT spotless clean, one of the towel had nose [--] on it and were folded carefully for us to use!! Bedsheets were not washed properly, one can clearly see some stain on it. Also bathroom roof had funguss on it!!!!
4. There was only 1 coffee machine, which resulted in a long queue in the breakfast room!
5. Breakfast starts late in our opinion during weekends at 8am ( while others start at 6am)as a result we missed 1 days breakfast, since we had to catch a bus tour to Montserrat at 8.30!

There are few chances that I might stay there again but if i do, then I will defintely avoid room no 211!!!!

  • Stayed: April 2006
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Additional Information about Atenea Calabria Apartaments

Address: Calabria 129-131, 08015 Barcelona, Spain
Region: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > Eixample
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Barcelona
#146 Family Hotel in Barcelona
Price Range: $75 - $278 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Atenea Calabria Apartaments 3*
Number of rooms: 80
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Aparthotel Atenea Calàbria is situated next to Rocafort Metro Station, 10 minutes walk from Plaza de Espanya, just over one kilometre from Ramblas Boulevard. It offers 35m square room with kitchen, balcony and free Wi-Fi.The studios are spacious and brightly decorated. Each has a seating area with satellite TV, air conditioning, kitchenette with a fridge, microwe, flat tv and coffee maker.Aparthotel Atenea Calàbria offers a daily buffet breakfast. There are also a range of supermarkets, cafes, bars and restaurants within walking distance of the aparthotel.Aparthotel Atenea Calabria is just over 10 minutes’ walk from Plaza de Espanya, whilst Sants Train and Bus Station is a further 500 metres away. The nearest Metro Station, Rocafort, is a 5-minute walk away and is just 3 stops from the top of Las Rambla ... more   less 
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