Ratings based on 1,001 Verified Reviews

4.2 out of 5
92% of guests recommend
4.4 Room cleanliness
4.2 Service & staff
4.2 Room comfort
4.2 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Victoria, BC Canada

Perfect choice for us

Posted 6-Nov-2017
Pros: The modern decor and friendly staff
Cons: English instructions for the Nespresso machine
Location: Across the road from the beach and close to the Diagonal Mar shopping Mall
We arrived at the hotel after our 7 day cruise. We wanted to stay in a different part of Barcelona after spending 3 nights in the Gothic quarter. This location was perfect for us to spend the day at the beach and had several restaurants within walking distance. It was a Sunday so all the shops were closed but there was a mall close by that we would have been able to walk to. I would recommend this hotel as it we loved the view and all the modern fixtures in the room. (deluxe ocean view). We left the breakfast order on our door but it was not collected during the night. However they sprang into action and had our breakfast sent up promptly.
Comment from Hotel Management
7-Nov-2017 by Nela Gutiérrez/Guest Experience Manager, Hotel Management
Dear Mrs Eileen, Thank you very much for sharing this great review of your recent stay at Occidental Atenea Mar. We are thrilled that you have enjoyed your stay and certainly agree that our dedicated staff plays a key role to our guests' overall experience. The entire team works very hard to ensure that we deliver a high standard of service and a warm, memorable experience.  I´m very pleased to read that after your cruise you had and enjoyable stay in Barcelona, where you found the perfect location in front of the beach and restaurants and not too far from the Gothic quarter. We are also very pleased to read your complete satisfaction with the comfort of the room we accommodated you in and are grateful for your highlight on the beauty of our accommodations aimed at guaranteeing a memorable stay in our hotel. I´m sorry for the inconveniences when ordering breakfast in the room, on the other hand I´m please to read that it was solved accordingly. We are thrilled you enjoyed your recent stay with us. Thank you for making us your choice hotel when visiting the area. We look forward to welcoming you back again very soon. Best regards, Nela Gutiérrez Guest Experience Manager
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from England

Nice hotel close to the beach

Posted 21-Oct-2017
Pros: Clean, friendly and close to the beach.
Cons: Warm the pool water.
Location: We like walking so go for use. There is a bus stop and metro station not far way, plus a shopping centre.
Nice hotel, pity it does not have the windows to the floor to make the most of the views, looks like an office block from the outside. Pool is very small for the size of the hotel, and colder than the sea across the roads. We only ate a couple of times at the hotel but the pizzas we had were very nice. The staff were very friendly and helpful. It is about two and half kilometres walk along the seafront to the marina. There are restaurants close by and along the seafront, they were all more expensive than those in the city centre. The H16 bus takes you from the road behind the hotel to the city centre. We brought a Ten ticket from the metro station and used that for the bus, good value for money as the hotel is further out.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveller from Staffordshire

Nice business type hotel near beach

Posted 17-Oct-2017
Pros: The proximity to the beach. The staff and the roof top terrace
Cons: The food was not great
Location: Close to the beaches and bars with some water activities. Short taxi ride into main city
We had an enjoyable few days here and found it very relaxing. The staff were all very friendly and helpful and looked after their guests. The hotel was a short walk to the beach and to some good restaurants. ( try going to the streets behind the hotel for better value and quality) The room was comfortable and clean as were the common areas. Couple of gripes was TV remote did not work and despite being told it would be fixed it was not and we tried ordering breakfast in our room on the last morning and our card was not collected although put out in time. Small gripes on an overall lovely few days.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from florida

Lovely!

Posted 2-Oct-2017
From the moment we stepped toward the hotel, we were greeted with respect and kindness. We were welcomed with a very warm reception. Our room was absolutely perfect for us. The view was amazing, the bed was very comfortable and the pillows were so wonderful. We had many questions and many requests and every whim was taken care of swiftly and with much respect and joy. I do not have one negative thing to say about this place or the staff. Our wedding anniversary was amazing because of how amazing and warm the staff were. We look forward to coming back. This is where we would like to spend our wedding anniversary EVERY YEAR!
Comment from Hotel Management
4-Oct-2017 by Nela Gutiérrez/Guest Experience Manager, Hotel Management
Dear guest, We would like to express our gratitude for the comments you made about your recent visit. They help us to understand how our guests experience their stay with us. It is always our goal to achieve maximum customer satisfaction and we are delighted to hear that your holiday at Occidental Atenea Mar was an enjoyable one. We continuously strive to deliver high standards and to ensure that all our guests leave with beautiful vacation memories and wedding anniversary. Thank you for the wonderful description of the room we accommodated you in during your stay, it is our goal to provide our guests with spotless, attractive and spacious rooms and we are really happy to know you liked yours so much. We are thrilled you enjoyed your recent stay with us. Thank you for making us your choice hotel when visiting the area. We look forward to welcoming you back again very soon. Best regards, Occidental Atenea Mar Team
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Vancouver BC

A new clean and comfortable hotel close to beach

Posted 19-Sep-2017
Pros: Everything
Cons: Size and frequency of elevators.
Location: All within walking distance
Very happy with the accommodation, service and amenities. The view from second floor next to the pool was breath taking. Very comfortable walk to restaurants, metro and shopping mall. Comfortable beds, clean sheets and towels, good size room and bath room. We could not ask for better accommodations at the price paid.
2 out of 5
by Tracey

Not impressive

Posted 3-Sep-2017 on Hotels
Front desk staff were very unfriendly. Breakfast was adequate but overall not worth the cost
Comment from Hotel Management
2-Oct-2017
Dear Guest, In Occidental we strongly believe that there is always room for improvement and your comments will assist our team in their continuous efforts aimed at meeting our guests' expectations, therefore we greatly appreciate the time you took out of your day to share your constructive critics. At Occidental we lay high value on our personnel being guest oriented and welcoming at all times, being fully aware that their interactions with our guests have an enourmous impact on the overall holiday expérience in our hotels, therefore we are sincerely sorry to read your comments on the service your received and commit to adjust any situation that leads us away from our goal being to make sure our guests feel welcome and attended to at all times. Thank you again for your visit and constructuve critics, our primary goal being to assure our guests feel comfortable and fully enjoy their visits, we are eager to regain your confidence during another occasion if you gave us that chance. Best regards, Occidental Atenea Mar team
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Posted 23-Aug-2017
Conveniently located next to the beach and not too far from town very good restaurants nearby enjoy the fact of the supermarket around and shopping center
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Great hotel

Posted 21-Jul-2017 on Orbitz
Very nice hotel, near Metro station, awesome infinity pool and lounge area facing the beach.
4 out of 5
by Panikos

This traveller left a rating score only Posted 18-Jul-2017 on Hotels
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from UK

Nice Modern Hotel, Close to the Beach

Posted 13-Jun-2017
Pros: Clean and modern
Cons: Noise insulation?
Location: Beach, sports facilities, local bars and restaurants
Located on seafront by the Olympic village, the hotel is well situated for the beach and sports amenities. It is also a little away from the bustle of the city centre giving the best of both worlds. Unfortunately my room was on the first floor and faced directly on to the street so noise from late night revellers and public service vehicles was a problem. While the hotel restaurant was good, there are also a few restaurants located just down the promenade, but choose carefully as not all are up to standard. Overall a pleasant stay and would definitely use again.
Comment from Hotel Management
15-Jun-2017 by Nela Gutiérrez/Guest Experience Manager, Hotel Management
Dear Guest, We always find it nice to read that our guests went home with great holiday memories and we are very grateful for the time and effort you spent to share your personal experience at our Occidental Atenea Mar hotel with us and Expedia readers. Thank you for pointing out the beauty and comfort of our newly refurbished accommodations designed to make our guests' stay as comfortable as possible with design furniture and the latest technology, being fully aware that an attractive accommodation plays a key role to our guests' overall holiday expérience, we are therefore very pleased to read that you were satisfied with yours. I´m sorry for the inconveniences with the noise from the room, your comment will be shared with the maintenance department, nevertheless we are working now on re-sealing the Windows so it will be sound-proof. Thank you again for pointing out the great location in front of the beach and the public transportation. I´m very pleased to read that you had a pleasant stay overall and hope to welcoming you back again very soon. Best regards, Occidental Atenea Mar Team