Saturday, December 30, 2006

A great bargain in Barcelona: Hotel Atlantis

Staying at Hotel Atlantis

We ordered our rooms through, and I think we got a better deal here, than if you had booked at the hotel website. Paying less than €70 a night is nothing less than a bargain. Enjoy Food & Travel strongly recommends this hotel and we will tell you why!

Location: BBBBB
The hotel is situated at Carrer Pelai, just five minute-walk from Placa Catalunya and the higher end of La Rambla. From the hotel there is also easy access to the metro system as the station Universitat is at the other side of the street. At Placa Catalunya, you can take the bus to the airport leaving every 6th minute. So - the location of Hotel Atlantis could not be better!

Service: BBBBB-
The service is very good, both at the reception and in the breakfast room, and even the cleaning staff smiles at you. One of the maids at the breakfast room seemed, however, to be short-temperred and rather in a bad mood, but when you are going to serve so many hungry guests in such a short time, who could blame her!

Hygiene: BBBBB
This hotel is clean all over!

Rooms: BBBB+
I had asked for a quiet room, and if it had not been for a fan outside my window, it would have been very quiet. Room 310, faced a small and narrow passage in the middle of the building providing fresh air, but not much light. It had TV with spanish, german, and french channels, BBC World and Sky News, and a well filled minibar. The bathroom had beautiful marble tiles, with a bathtub (great) and a bidet, all very well maintained and clean.

Breakfast: BBBBB-
The breakfast was included in our price. It is, however, not included if you book at the hotel web-site. The breakfast buffet should cater to any taste. Scrambled eggs, bacon, sausages, potato croquettes, and fried mushrooms. Cheese, and cured meats, as well as muesli and jam. Brown and fine bread, rolls and pastry. Coffe, tea and hot milk (great). Youghurt and juice. The orange juice was a little thin. All in all, the breakfast will provide you with all the energy you need until lunchtime.

Facilities: BBBBB-
The breakfast-room is a little small. Close to the breakfast room you'll find comfortable white sofas and a free WLAN for the guests. For those of you travelling without your computer, there is a PC for guests in the reception area, free of charge. There is a small bar, that also serves snacks until 10.30 PM. There are also comfortable sofas at designated areas at every floor.

Price: BBBBB
Paying less than €70 is a bargain, you get MUCH for your money.

Total rating: BBBBB-
Enjoy Food & Travel strongly recommends Hotel Atlantis to those of you visiting Barcelona.

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