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This attractive, homey chain hotel is welcoming, amiable, and comfortable
Hotel Acta Antibes is part of a mid-range Spanish hotel chain that offers pleasant properties in Spanish cities. The Acta in Barcelona is located in an undistinguished brick building, and above the hotel rooms are private residences.
Inside, the lobby is cheerful with red walls and a playful mural of the Barcelona skyline. Wide, light-wood floors are adorned in a patterned outline, and sleek, modern couches and chairs are attractive and comfy. There is plentiful space to relax in. A vending machine offers snacks and drinks, and two computers are available for guests to use. There’s a concierge, and plenty of maps and brochures.
The crowd is mellow, sophisticated, and diverse -- full of couples and families.
A quiet neighborhood near the Sagrada Familia and the Monumental metro station
The Acta Antibes is set in Barcelona’s Eixample District, a quiet, pretty area with homes interspersed among shops, bars, and restaurants. The hotel is a 10-minute walk to the Sagrada Familia, and about a 20-minute walk to Gaudí’s Casa Batlló and La Pedrera (Casa Mila). Plaza de Catalunya and Las Ramblas are about a half mile away. The nearest metro station, Monumental, is three minutes away on foot.
Rooms are no-frills but pleasant, with flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi
Each of the Acta Antibes’ rooms has basic IKEA-esque decor, geographic-patterned bed linens, and handsome wooden flooring. Rooms have air-conditioning, flat-screen TVs, wooden desks, and free Wi-Fi. Many rooms are bright and sunny, with big windows, and all are squeaky clean and cheerful, if a tad bland. Marble bathrooms have basic toiletries and towels, and most are tiny. Walls are thin, so noisy neighbors can be heard.
Amenities are basic: Free Wi-Fi, a vending machine, and a multilingual staff
Wi-Fi is free in rooms and throughout the hotel. The hotel has a small event space (about 300 square feet), free newspapers in the lobby, and room service with limited hours. Parking is on-site, for a fee, and a breakfast buffet -- with an abundance of fresh fruit, pastries, and veggies -- also carries a fee. A vending machine sells with drinks and snacks.
This 71-room mid-range chain hotel offers a great bang for your buck considering its location in beautiful, peaceful neighborhood that's a three-minute walk to a metro station and a 10-minute walk to the Sagrada Familia. Rooms are basic with bland decor, but include small flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi. There is no fitness center or restaurant, but breakfast is served each morning for a fee.