We had been recommended this hotel as part of our Airmiles / Avios booking and having done so twice before were happy to take their steer. Again, we have left very happy with our experience although we did wonder at first. On arrival the smell in the room from the bathroom was awful and got worse. Then, after the hot water was not running, we spoke with the front desk, The willingness of the staff to sort our problems cannot be faulted. Within a short period the water problem had been resolved and we had been moved to a new larger room without problem. We couldn't have asked for better service.
I would say that if you take the time to read reviews on this site and take them as a broad average then that is pretty much what you get. For us we found the place to be clean, the rooms are large and well equiped and a strong wifi signal exists throughout. The staff, as said, are very helpful and have a good command of English. The lack of tea / coffee in the room was a minor irritant and one that they could easily resolve if desired. The lockers for storing bags on your final day is a nice touch.
There is much talk on the site about location. Yes it is near the local funeral home and supporting businesses that surround it. That said, as you are rarely there we did not find this an issue. You are a short walk from the metro / tram stops and 10 min walk from Familia Sagrada and the Citidelia park so that was great. There isnt much around the hotel so you will need to ventrue out in the evening but the place felt safe. We had no experience of the noise some reviews refer to although being a very cold Feb this might be why. The neighbouring Melon Cafe is bob on for breakfast or a quick snack.
All in all we left happy travellers and would stay again.
- Also Known As:
- Apsis Porta Marina Hotel
- Apsis Porta Marina Barcelona
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Orbitz, Priceline, Travelocity, Otel, Olotels, Agoda and Hotels.com so you can book your Apsis Porta Marina reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.