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In 22@ District, an up-and-coming business area with a strong local vibe
The Atenea Mar is located in the heart of District 22@, an up-and-coming business area in Poblenou neighborhood. While the western part of the area still preserves the local flavor of a working class neighborhood, this part is characterized by high-rises and corporate buildings popping up in a once industrial area.
However, it is close to the beach and the waterfront, and it is well connected via public transportation to the rest of the city and the main tourist attractions. Also, its proximity to the Ronda del Litoral, one of the main thoroughfares in Barcelona, offers easy access to the airport.
Barcelo Hotel Atenea Mar is an upper-mid-range chain option located in the heart of the new business area District 22@. This seafront hotel appeals to the business traveler for free Wi-Fi, a fitness center with up-to-date machines and massage services, and an adequate Mediterranean restaurant with lobby bar. Interesting perks here include loaner bicycles, beautiful ocean views from most rooms, and close proximity to the beach. While rooms are contemporary and clean, the hotel is far from the main Barcelona tourist attractions and some rooms have old tube TVs.