Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Acta Millenni Hotel - Barcelona

We have had different experiences with Barcelona hotel. One main goal this year was to find a hotel with a working air conditioning system. As we browsed through the options presented at, our eyes fell on Hotel Acta Millenni. It stated that it had "individually operated airconditioning system." It had, but we never managed to get it going. All in all, it ended up well, as our room was spacious and airy, and it remained pleasantly temperate outside.

Location: BBBB+

Hotel Acta Millenni is located in Ronda Sant Pau, a busy street in downtown Barcelona. La Rambla, Placa Catalunya and Barri Gothic are within walking distance. There is a funicular up to nearby Montjuic, a hill where you have an excellent view over the city.

Easily accessible by subway. Take Line 3 from Catalunya - direction Zona Universitaria, to Para-lel. From here the hotel is only a few mnutes walk away.

Service: BBBBB

The staff at the reception provided excellent service, and answered gladly if asked for places to eat and sights to see. They spoke English fluently. When discovering that our room had not been done one afternoon, the staff took care of it immediately, and promptly made our room.

Room: BBBB

We stayed in a decent sized room and bathroom. It had a pleasant traditional/designer decor, and color coordination scheme.

Hotel Acta Millenni was newly redecorated both room and bathroom were close to immaculate, no maintenance needed. The bathroom had beautiful marble tiles, and the decor was one of the most outstanding that I have seen in a very long time, with exclusive tailor made features in different kind of stone.

Large washing area with enough space for toiletries for two. Bathtub with glass to prevent excess water when taking a shower, WC and bidet.

Two separate beds, that found too hard and very difficult to get accustomed to. Desk with good working space, and wireless internet access in working order. Enough closet space for two, and a inhouse safe for safe storage of passport, cash and credit cards.

Flat screen TV with not only Spanish TV but also German, French and English TV channels.

As said earlier, there was an air conditioning device to be operated manually. When asked we were given instructions on how to operate it. When trying, we failed to get it to work properly.

Breakfast: N/A

Breakfast was not included in the price, but was served in the small hotel restaurant on the ground floor.

Features: BBBB+

Entertainment: Inhouse bar and restaurant.

Exercise: Sauna, jacuzzi, gym and solarium available.

Well being: Air conditioning (not in working order), room service, rest area.

Maintenance: Newly redecorated - immaculately cleaned and maintained.

Price: BBBB

Room priced at EUR 107 for a double room per night, breakfast not included. A good price for a room at this standard.

Rating the Hotel Acta Millenni experience: BBBB+ (4,35 points)

The best stay I've had in Barcelona until now. Would particularly thank the very nice reception staff. Would have been a great plus to have breakfast included in the price, and an air conditioning in working order.

Hotel Acta Millenni
Ronda Sant Pau, 14 08001 Barcelona Spain
Phone: +34 93 441 41 77
Fax: +34 93 324 81 50

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