Hotel Attica 21 Barcelona Mar
What We Love
- A sleek bolthole with rooftop pool in the city’s Diagonal Mar district - with breakfast and more
- Being so near to Llevant, Barcelona’s newest urban beach
- Late-afternoon cocktails or coffee at the newly-opened Attica-Bar
- Chilling in super-sleek rooms with luxuries aplenty
What To Know
- Free WiFi
- Parking is available; fees may apply
- Pets are not allowed
When it comes to shopping in Barcelona, few places are more fabulous than Diagonal Mar – the new urban development that’s home to the triangular-shaped Fòrum building, ground-breaking recreational park, Convention Centre, Llevant Beach and supersized three-storey shopping mall that packs in all the high-street greats.
While the beachfront proximity sets the tone nicely, it’s the glossy décor and state-of-the-art flourishes at the four-star Hotel Attica 21 Barcelona Mar that truly inspire. Expect fashion-forward yet understated design schemes, floor-to-ceiling windows, and fully-equipped guest rooms.
When you’re not shopping your heart out or seeking sand space at the nearby beach, spend your days lounging on the sun terrace by the rooftop pool or hitting the newly-opened bar for light snacks, coffee and speciality cocktails. Best of all, you’re a quick taxi ride from the heart of the city, should you need to satisfy your Gaudi cravings.
It’s all super-sleek furnishings, wooden fittings and a clever use of neutrals in the 75 rooms, all of which are finished to a high spec. Spacious Premier rooms have a double bed or two twins dressed with deluxe bedlinen, as well as floor-to-ceiling windows and an en-suite bathroom with bathtub. Thoughtful touches include a coffee machine, bathrobe and slippers, and iPhone-compatible high-quality speakers.
Kick-start your day with all sorts of international staples and Catalan-themed specialties at the cool-looking Buffet Attica. For day-to-night chilling, there is the brand new and rather stylish Attica-Bar – a coffee-shop-cum-snack bar with an extensive menu of cocktails, coffee and tea, and light bites that are available daily from 10am-3pm and from 7pm-1am. Room service is also available.
Set 10 minutes from one of Barcelona’s pretty beaches, you’ll be staying in Diagonal Mar – the new district celebrated for its triangular-shaped Fòrum building, ground-breaking urban park and Convention Centre. Must-dos here include shopping your heart out at the supersized three-storey Diagonal Mar shopping mall, and hitting the golden sands at Llevant – the city’s easternmost and newest beach. Further city thrills include bar-hopping at the Olympic Port, marvelling at surrealist art at the Fundació Joan Miró, fuelling your passion for FC Barcelona at Camp Nou, and admiring Gaudi’s dazzling masterpieces at the Sagrada Familia. Hotel Attica 21 Barcelona Mar is a 20-minute drive from Barcelona–El Prat Airport.
How to Get There
Just returned from a 4 night break in Barcelona staying at this hotel. Located about 30 minutes by foot from the start of the city (a nice walk along the seafront), it’s a modern, clean hotel with good sized rooms & a decent sized bathroom with a good shower.
There’s a rooftop pool & terrace which is nice though we only used it briefly for an evening drink as we were too busy sightseeing!
The local area is mostly residential but there are a few bars & restaurants....don’t miss the superb Tras Paso restaurant around the corner for a real Catalan treat!!
The real stars of this hotel are the staff - all very friendly & as it was my wife’s Birthday while we were there they very thoughtfully sent a slice of cake (with a candle!) & a bottle of Cava to the room!
We will definitely stay here again!
We had a surperb stay at the attica 21 .Rooms modern and clean.David on reception was so friendly and helpful.Handy for all bus routes.Would fully recommend this hotel.we will return to barcelona.cathrdal and les ramblas is a must see.
Perfect place if you want to enjoy a summer holiday in Barcelona, it is very near to the beach and like one hour walk from the centre, there is also metro nearby so you do not have to walk that much every time. The personal is very friendly and polite. The swimming pool on the roof is just a perfect little extra.
We spent two nights at this very comfortable sleeper hotel. It is a simple but elegant hotel about 20 minutes by subway from the centre of time. There are a couple of good supermarkets nearby and an ugly church across the street. The staff are friendly and helpful. The room was modern, clean and nicely decorated. We enjoyed our stay there and would not hesitate in going back. This price was a great off-season deal. There is a roof terrace with a pool (too cold in February), but it is a good place to sit, read, smoke or sunbathe. Happy to recommend this place.
Upon arrival, we immediately noticed that the receptionists' English language skills were not as good as one would expect in a cosmopolitan city. The photos of the room were very accurate but the rooms are dated and the furniture needs replacing. For example, the bedding were so thin and the heating did not work as it was "summer" and when we tried to query how to turn on the heating, the receptionist did not make an effort to understand our question. There were two extra (old) blankets and one had suspicious white marks...
The overall cleanliness was poor and the bathroom/toilet in particular were the worst areas. We noticed various stains on the toilet seat and on the shower so we requested those to be cleaned but they still remained the next day.
We decided to have dinner at the hotel for one night and regretted it massively. The quality of the food (steak in particular) was on par with the room as it was not done to how we had requested it and also resembled the steak which I (as a mediocre chef) would make at home. Not to mention the food was massively overpriced.
Though the rooftop pool is open all year round, it was not covered or heated so there is no way one would be able to swim in it unless it was summer.
The location of the hotel was ok, and it was a 'hop and a skip away' from the metro and the beach.
Overall, we would not stay in this hotel again as it was not worth the price in the slightest.