Gay Barcelona • Mid-Range + Budget Hotels

Barcelona, gay capital of Spain, attracts hundreds of thousands of gay visitors each year, drawn by a fabulous gay scene, historical sights and 5km of beach.

Our top Barcelona hotels for 2018 are sorted by area:

Eixample

home to most of the Barcelona gay scene

Plaza de Catalunya & La Rambla

historic city centre, close to both Eixample and the beach

Mar Bella beach

hotels close to the Mar Bella gay beach

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Eixample

Eixample is a huge district of tree-lined streets that feature some of Barcelona’s most famous modernist buildings.

The streets north of Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes (from Urgell metro station to Universitat metro station) are home to much of Barcelona’s gay scene. Hotels near this area are popular as they are close to the gay nightlife and it’s just a short walk to the historic city centre.

Axel Hotel Barcelona
Axel Hotel Barcelona
Gay hotel.
Axel Hotel Barcelona
Axel Hotel Barcelona
Axel Hotel Barcelona
Axel Hotel Barcelona

Carrer d'Aribau 33, Eixample, Barcelona | map | distance

7.9 Very Good
based on 5342 reviews

Axel Hotel Barcelona4 stars

Why this hotel? Gay hotel. Spa & rooftop pool. Great location. Popular choice. Free WiFi.

Most booked 2015
Top 25
2016
Top 25
2017
Top 25

The ‘hetero-friendly’ Axel Barcelona offers chic, modern Mediterranean-styled rooms, two bars and a haute cuisine restaurant “Bench”. The rooftop ‘Sky Bar‘ is a destination in its own right, and the Wellness Club 33 offers 500 m² of massage & spa services and personal fitness training.

The Axel is steps away from Punto BCN, gay venues and shops in Eixample and is less than 10 minutes’ walk to city centre. Naturally, the staff have a wealth of knowledge about everything gay in the city.

A great choice for gay visitors, but at a premium price compared with similar quality hotels in the area.

features: bar, restaurant, swimming pool, steam room, massage, sauna, sun terrace, jacuzzi / hot pool, gym, spa, free wi-fi

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Acevi Villarroel
Acevi Villarroel
In the gay district.
Acevi Villarroel
Acevi Villarroel
Acevi Villarroel
Acevi Villarroel

Carrer de Villarroel 106, Eixample, Barcelona | map | distance

8.07 Excellent
based on 2436 reviews

Acevi Villarroel4 stars

Why this hotel? In the gay district. Great pool. Popular hotel. Free WiFi.

Most booked 2015
Top 50
2016
Top 100
2017
Top 25

Located in the heart of the gay district (steps away from Open Mind cruise club and Sauna Casanova), the Acevi Villaroel is close to many historical sights in Barcelona as well as the Urgell metro station.

We like the hotel’s rooftop pool. All the air-conditioned, contemporary-styled rooms feature flat screen satellite TV and free WiFi.

A consistently popular choice for gay travellers. Acevi Villarroel was the host hotel for the BEARcelona XII Festival.

features: bar, restaurant, swimming pool, steam room, massage, sauna, jacuzzi / hot pool, gym, free wi-fi

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Hotel Cram
Hotel Cram
Near the gay nightlife.
Hotel Cram
Hotel Cram
Hotel Cram
Hotel Cram

Carrer d'Aribau 54, Eixample, Barcelona | map | distance

8.34 Excellent
based on 2512 reviews

Hotel Cram4 stars

Why this hotel? Near the gay nightlife. Stylish design. Value for money. Free WiFi.

Most booked 2015
Top 25
2016
Top 50

Located in Barcelona’s main gay district, Hotel Cram is just a short walk from Plata Bar, Sauna Casanova  and gay shops in Eixample. Behind the 1892 façade are modern, air-conditioned guest rooms that feature the latest technology.

The hotel has an excellent rooftop bar and pool. Don’t miss the delicious appetisers, tapas and ‘informal cuisine’ served on the 7th floor Ànemos restaurant & bar that has great panoramic city view.

A consistently popular hotel on Travel Gay Europe.

features: bar, cafe, restaurant, swimming pool, massage, jacuzzi / hot pool, free wi-fi

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H10 Casanova Hotel
H10 Casanova Hotel
Close to the gay scene.
H10 Casanova Hotel
H10 Casanova Hotel
H10 Casanova Hotel
H10 Casanova Hotel

Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes 559, Barcelona | map | distance

8.76 Excellent
based on 3434 reviews

H10 Casanova Hotel4 stars

Why this hotel? Close to the gay scene. Rooftop bar & terrace. Great value. Free WiFi.

Most booked 2016
Top 50

Modern, stylish hotel in a great location at a very good price. The H10 Casanova is housed in a beautifully refurbished 18th century building, just a short walk from Plaza de Cataluna.

Many of Barcelona’s best gay bars are just a couple of minutes’ walk away, as is the Urgell metro station.

Facilities include a rooftop bar, sun terrace, plunge pool. All comfortable, air-conditioned guest rooms feature LCD TV, minibar, safe, free WiFi. H10 has its own gym and sauna, but we think the nearby gay Sauna Casanova will be more tempting.

features: bar, restaurant, sauna, sun terrace, jacuzzi / hot pool, gym, free wi-fi

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Olivia Balmes Hotel
Olivia Balmes Hotel
Walk to gay bars.
Olivia Balmes Hotel
Olivia Balmes Hotel
Olivia Balmes Hotel
Olivia Balmes Hotel

Balmes 117, Barcelona | map | distance

9.47 Exceptional
based on 2384 reviews

Olivia Balmes Hotel4 stars

Why this hotel? Walk to gay bars. Very modern. Great rooftop pool. Free WiFi.

The stylish Olivia Balmes Hotel is in excellent location, near the famous Passeig de Gracia and within walking distance of many of the best gay bars and clubs. Plaza Catalunya is a 15-minute walk away.

Modern guest rooms are completely soundproof and very comfortable, each featuring free WiFi, flat screen satellite TV and laptop-sized safe.

Olivia Balmes has a fabulous rooftop swimming pool, with sun terrace and chill-out area where you can relax with a cocktail or two before heading out to the nearby gay nightlife in Eixample.

features: bar, restaurant, swimming pool, massage, sun terrace, gym, free wi-fi

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TWO Hotel Barcelona by Axel
TWO Hotel Barcelona by Axel
Gay hotel.
TWO Hotel Barcelona by Axel
TWO Hotel Barcelona by Axel
TWO Hotel Barcelona by Axel
TWO Hotel Barcelona by Axel

Calabria 90-92, Barcelona | map | distance

8.7 Excellent
based on 2599 reviews

TWO Hotel Barcelona by Axel4 stars

Why this hotel? Gay hotel. Rooftop pool & sun terrace. Large rooms. Free WiFi.

Most booked 2016
Top 100

The latest addition to the ‘hetero-friendly’ Axel hotel group. TWO Hotel is about a 15-minute walk from the main gay bar area. It features a heated rooftop plunge pool and sun terrace with loungers, a 24-reception and a tour desk.

Each air-conditioned, soundproof room has free WiFi, satellite TV, minibar and safe. We like the rooftop bar with city view, and a decent buffet breakfast is served daily (either included in rates or available for 11€ per person)

TWO Hotel is just a short walk from Rocafort Metro Station and Espanya plaza. Direct buses to the airport available.

features: bar, swimming pool, sun terrace, jacuzzi / hot pool, free wi-fi

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Uma Suites Luxury Midtown
Uma Suites Luxury Midtown
Apartment style.
Uma Suites Luxury Midtown
Uma Suites Luxury Midtown
Uma Suites Luxury Midtown
Uma Suites Luxury Midtown

Carrer de Valencia 194, Eixample, Barcelona | map | distance

8.99 Excellent
based on 576 reviews

Uma Suites Luxury Midtown4 stars

Why this hotel? Apartment style. Stylish rooms. Close to the gay scene. Free WiFi.

A great-value alternative to traditional hotels. Uma Suites Luxury Midtown (previously called “Splendom Suites”) is located just steps away from the gay bars and gay saunas in Eixample, along with other popular sights in Barcelona.

The hotel offers huge (70 m²) stylish apartments with one or two bedrooms, living area, terrace, full kitchen (with fridge, microwave, coffee machine, washer), LCD satellite TV, free WiFi.

Housekeeping cleans the apartment every day (including the kitchen), and the 24-hour snack corner in the lobby offers free Nespresso coffee, juice and pastries.

features: free wi-fi

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TOC Hostel Barcelona
TOC Hostel Barcelona
New budget hotel
TOC Hostel Barcelona
TOC Hostel Barcelona
TOC Hostel Barcelona
TOC Hostel Barcelona

Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes 580, Barcelona | map | distance

8.2 Excellent
based on 689 reviews

TOC Hostel Barcelona3 stars

Why this hotel? New budget hotel Popular choice. Great value. Free WiFi.

Most booked 2017
Top 100

TOC is an excellent-value budget option in the heart of Barcelona, located a 10-minute walk from Plaza Catalunya, and close to many restaurants, bars and supermarkets.

Both private and shared rooms are available. Some rooms have a flat screen TV and en suite bathroom. All rooms have air conditioning, free WiFi.

The hostel has an onsite restaurant & bar, an outdoor pool with terrace, a shared common area with TV and pool table. Tourist information and ticketing service are offered.

features: bar, cafe, restaurant, sun terrace, swimming pool

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Hotel SOHO
Hotel SOHO
Popular choice.
Hotel SOHO
Hotel SOHO
Hotel SOHO
Hotel SOHO

Gran Vía 543-545, Eixample, Barcelona | map | distance

8.8 Excellent
based on 1661 reviews

Hotel SOHO3 stars

Why this hotel? Popular choice. Rooftop terrace. Near the gay district. Free WiFi.

Most booked 2015
Top 25

The contemporary-styled Hotel SOHO offers a great base to explore the city and gay nightlife with its great location on Gran Via, only a 10-minute walk from Plaza Catalunya and La Rambla. 

Guest rooms are compact (like most hotels in Barcelona) but feature comfortable beds, air conditioning, LCD TV and free WiFi. There is a fabulous rooftop swimming pool and sun terrace.

SOHO offers a pretty good breakfast buffet that includes fresh fruit and juices, pastries, breads, eggs, sausages, etc. A great value-for-money option. Staff are helpful and friendly.

features: restaurant, swimming pool, sun terrace, free wi-fi

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Room Mate Emma
Room Mate Emma
Walk to gay bars & clubs.
Room Mate Emma
Room Mate Emma
Room Mate Emma
Room Mate Emma

Carrer del Rosselló 205, Eixample, Barcelona | map | distance

8.66 Excellent
based on 1429 reviews

Room Mate Emma3 stars

Why this hotel? Walk to gay bars & clubs. Modern design. Excellent value. Free WiFi.

Most booked 2016
Top 100

A futuristic-designed hotel from the Room Mate group, the Emma offers a fabulous visual experience, attention to detail and is yet surprisingly affordable.

Each modern, comfortable guest room features a flat screen satellite TV, free WiFi, minibar and safe. Interior rooms don’t have any windows. If you spend a bit more, then a suite offers more space and a private terrace. Breakfast is served until noon.

Location-wise, Room Mate Emma is a 10-minute walk of the gay venues in Eixample and the city centre. A good value-for-money option.

features: restaurant, free wi-fi

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Hotel Market
Hotel Market
Excellent location.
Hotel Market
Hotel Market
Hotel Market
Hotel Market

Carrer del Comte Borrell 68, Barcelona | map | distance

8 Excellent
based on 2009 reviews

Hotel Market3 stars

Why this hotel? Excellent location. Stylish rooms. Walk to gay bars in Eixample. Free WiFi.

A mid-range Barcelona hotel we’d recommend to any gay traveller. Hotel Market is strategically located, next to San Antonio Market, 15 minutes’ walk from Plaza Catalunya and within 15 minutes to all the gay bars in Eixample.

Guest rooms are stylishly furnished, with private bathrooms, rain showers, large windows, free WiFi. Some rooms have their own balcony. Nice bar & restaurant onsite.

An airport shuttle bus stop is just 2 minutes’ walk away. Very good value for money.

features: bar, restaurant, free wifi

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BCN Urban Hotels del Comte
BCN Urban Hotels del Comte
In the gay district.
BCN Urban Hotels del Comte
BCN Urban Hotels del Comte
BCN Urban Hotels del Comte
BCN Urban Hotels del Comte

Carrer de la Diputació, 142-148, Barcelona | map | distance

8.1 Excellent
based on 3165 reviews

BCN Urban Hotels del Comte2 stars

Why this hotel? In the gay district. Near the metro. Great value. Free WiFi.

BCN Hotels del Comte is located right in the Eixample gay area and just a short walk from Urgell metro station. The lively La Rambla and a wide choice of restaurants and shops are within easy access.

Each air-conditioned guest room features flat screen satellite TV, free WiFi, a work desk and en suite bathroom. The hotel has a 24-hour front desk and the staff are helpful.

The nearby bus stop provides easy connections to the airport. Barcelona’s famous square, Plaza Catalunya, can be reached in 10 minutes.

features: free wi-fi

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Plaza de Catalunya & La Rambla

Plaça de Cataluñya is generally considered to be the city centre of Barcelona, and the intersection of the “old historic city” and the newer 19th century Eixample.

To the south is the famous La Rambla street which connects the Plaza with Port Vell and the beach. The area is filled with boutique shops and cafés. The gay scene in Eixample is a short walk from our recommended hotels.

H10 Metropolitan
H10 Metropolitan
Rooftop pool.
H10 Metropolitan
H10 Metropolitan
H10 Metropolitan
H10 Metropolitan

Rambla de Catalunya 7-9, Barcelona | map | distance

9.15 Exceptional
based on 1514 reviews

H10 Metropolitan4 stars

Why this hotel? Rooftop pool. Great location. Gay-popular. Free WiFi.

The H10 Metropolitan is located next to Catalunya Plaza, near the metro station and a few minutes’ walk from the fashionable Passeig de Gracia and La Rambla.

Each modern guest room has free WiFi, flat screen satellite TV, air conditioning, minibar, Nespresso machine and 24-hour room service. Upgraded rooms include a balcony and private hot tub.

The hotel has a rooftop terrace with a chill-out pool and bar. Common areas are spacious and beautifully decorated. Staff are helpful and polite. Excellent breakfast buffet.

features: bar, restaurant, swimming pool, free wi-fi

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Olivia Plaza Hotel
Olivia Plaza Hotel
Close to Eixample gay scene.
Olivia Plaza Hotel
Olivia Plaza Hotel
Olivia Plaza Hotel
Olivia Plaza Hotel

Plaza de Catalunya 19, Barcelona | map | distance

8.74 Excellent
based on 2154 reviews

Olivia Plaza Hotel4 stars

Why this hotel? Close to Eixample gay scene. Free access to Holmes Place gym. Great value. Free WiFi.

The Olivia Plaza hotel enjoys a fabulous location overlooking the famous Plaza de Catalunya. The Eixample gay nightlife, shops and restaurants along La Rambla are just a short walk away.

The rooms feature free WiFi and views of the Plaza. The hotel has a restaurant and serves daily breakfast cafe. Guests have free access to the gym & pool facilities at Holmes Place, located 500 metres away.

The nearby metro makes it easy to get to/from the Mar Bella gay beach. The airport bus stop is very near the hotel.

features: bar, restaurant, sun terrace, free wi-fi

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Sansi Diputacio Hotel
Sansi Diputacio Hotel
Perfect location.
Sansi Diputacio Hotel
Sansi Diputacio Hotel
Sansi Diputacio Hotel
Sansi Diputacio Hotel

Carrer de la Diputació 234-236, Barcelona | map | distance

6.63 Good
based on 1350 reviews

Sansi Diputacio Hotel4 stars

Why this hotel? Perfect location. Walk to La Rambla & gay bars. Free WiFi.

Hotel Sansi Diputacio is in perfect location, within 5 minutes’ walk to La Rambla, the gay bars and many shops and restaurants. Arena CLASSIC gay dance club is just across the street.

All non-smoking rooms feature modern furniture, air conditioning, flat screen TV, seating area, free WiFi.

The Eixample gay nightlife can be reached in 10 minutes. The nearby Passeig de Gracia metro station provides easy access to other parts of Barcelona.

features: bar, restaurant, shop, free wi-fi

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Generator Hostel Barcelona
Generator Hostel Barcelona
Great value. Easy access to gay scene.
Generator Hostel Barcelona
Generator Hostel Barcelona
Generator Hostel Barcelona
Generator Hostel Barcelona

Carrer de Còrsega 377, Barcelona | map | distance

8.31 Excellent
based on 1701 reviews

Generator Hostel Barcelona

Why this hotel? Great value. Easy access to gay scene. Popular choice. Free WiFi.

Located just north of the Eixample gay village, the trendy Generator Hostel is just a short walk from Passeig de Gracia avenue, two metro stations, many shops and restaurants. The New CHAPS gay cruise club and Sauna Barcelona are also nearby.

Both shared private rooms are available, with air conditioning and free WiFi. Generator has its own bar & restaurant, a communal lounge with PC’s and a 24-hour reception. Breakfast is available for an extra charge.

features: bar, restaurant, free wifi

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Hotel Jazz
Hotel Jazz
Popular with gay guests.
Hotel Jazz
Hotel Jazz
Hotel Jazz
Hotel Jazz

Carrer de Pelai 3, El Raval, Barcelona | map | distance

9.09 Exceptional
based on 7960 reviews

Hotel Jazz3 stars

Why this hotel? Popular with gay guests. Great location and value for money. Free WiFi.

Most booked 2015
Top 100

One of our favourite budget hotels in Barcelona. Hotel Jazz is located close to Eixample gay district and the city centre. Plaza Catalunya is just around the corner, and La Rambla is a 2-minute walk away

All modern rooms and suites feature excellent features including LCD satellite TV, laptop-sized safe, free WiFi, minibar. The rooftop swimming pool with sun terrace and bar offer excellent city views.

features: bar, cafe, restaurant, swimming pool, sun terrace, free wi-fi

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Room Mate Pau
Room Mate Pau
Convenient location.
Room Mate Pau
Room Mate Pau
Room Mate Pau
Room Mate Pau

Carrer Fontanella 7, Eixample, Barcelona | map | distance

9.04 Exceptional
based on 2479 reviews

Room Mate Pau3 stars

Why this hotel? Convenient location. Walk to Eixample gay village. Free WiFi.

Designer hotel near Plaza Catalunya within walking distance of the Eixample gay village and just a few steps from gay Sauna Condal and Sauna BRUC. Las Ramblas and Passeig de Gracia are also nearby.

Room Mate Pau offers chic, modern rooms, from a small 18 m² to a stunning 40 m² suite. Each room has a private terrace, jacuzzi, free WiFi, iPod dock, LCD TV and minibar. Breakfast served until noon.

Urquinaona metro station is 150 metres away – two stops from Barceloneta and its beach.

features: bar, cafe, free wi-fi

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Hotel Curious
Hotel Curious
Budget choice.
Hotel Curious
Hotel Curious
Hotel Curious
Hotel Curious

Carrer del Carme 25, El Raval, Barcelona | map | distance

8.62 Excellent
based on 702 reviews

Hotel Curious1 stars

Why this hotel? Budget choice. Close to La Rambla. Walk to gay bars. Free WiFi.

Our favourite budget hotel Curious is located just moments away from La Rambla and within walking distance from the Eixample gay village.

The hotel offers modern, stylishly decorated rooms with en suite bathrooms, air conditioning, satellite LCD TV’s and free WiFi. Friendly service, good breakfast and very affordable.

features: restaurant, massage, free wi-fi

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Mar Bella Beach

The most gay-popular beach in Barcelona. Mar Bella is officially a nudist beach where many guys keep their tackle undercover as those who let it all hang out. If the beach is your priority, consider this area.

From Mar Bella, it takes 3-6 metro stops (L4) to Barcelona city centre and about 20-30 minutes to the Eixample gay village. If you stay out very late, you will need to take a taxi back.

Hotels in this area are also close to the excellent El Poblenou walking street which is full of very good cafés and restaurants – generally a much better value that in the centre.

Pullman Barcelona Skipper
Pullman Barcelona Skipper
Walk to La Rambla.
Pullman Barcelona Skipper
Pullman Barcelona Skipper
Pullman Barcelona Skipper
Pullman Barcelona Skipper

Avenida del Litoral 10, Barcelona | map | distance

8.88 Excellent
based on 4115 reviews

Pullman Barcelona Skipper5 stars

Why this hotel? Walk to La Rambla. Excellent pool. Close to Mar Bella gay beach. Free WiFi.

The Pullman is perfect for those looking for a 5-star hotel that’s within comfortable walking distance of the Mar Bella gay beach (a 15-minute walk along the promenade).

Large, modern guest rooms have excellent sea view. Superior and Deluxe rooms have a private terrace. All rooms have an LCD satellite TV, CD/DVD player and free WiFi.

The hotel is about a 15-minute walk to La Rambla, but you might want to take the metro (or a taxi) to the Eixample gay district. The gay-popular Nova Icàri Beach is just a few minutes’ walk from the hotel’s front door.

features: bar, restaurant, free wifi, swimming pool, steam room, massage, sauna, sun terrace, jacuzzi / hot pool, gym, spa

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Lugaris Beach Hotel
Lugaris Beach Hotel
Very close to gay beach.
Lugaris Beach Hotel
Lugaris Beach Hotel
Lugaris Beach Hotel
Lugaris Beach Hotel

Vidal y Valenciano, 14, El Poblenou,, Barcelona | map | distance

9.14 Exceptional
based on 1758 reviews

Lugaris Beach Hotel4 stars

Why this hotel? Very close to gay beach. Spacious, well-equipped apartments. Free WiFi.

Want to stay near the Mar Bella gay beach? The Lugaris Beach Hotel is going to be difficult to beat, as it is just a 2-minute walk away.

The famous El Poblenou walking street is also just moments away, with its huge choice of really good cafés and restaurants (much better value than in the city centre).There is a bus stop nearby for getting into the city centre, or you can walk for about 10 minutes to the metro.

The hotel has just 20 large, modern air-conditioned apartments, each with kitchenette, washer & dryer, WiFi, Nespresso coffee maker. Some have great sea views. There is a bus stop nearby for getting into the city centre or it’s about a 10-minute walk to the metro.

features: bar, cafe, free wi-fi

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Occidental Atenea Mar
Occidental Atenea Mar
Walk to Mar Bella gay beach.
Occidental Atenea Mar
Occidental Atenea Mar
Occidental Atenea Mar
Occidental Atenea Mar

Paseo Garcia Faria 37-47, Barcelona | map | distance

8.15 Excellent
based on 3171 reviews

Occidental Atenea Mar4 stars

Why this hotel? Walk to Mar Bella gay beach. Excellent value for money. Free WiFi.

Located next to the seafront, quite literally just a minute or two from the Mar Bella gay beach. The Adults Only Occidental Atenea Mar is an excellent choice for those who want to spend lazy days on the sand.

This modern, stylish hotel features comfortable, air-conditioned rooms, some with great sea views. The hotel has a gym, sauna and hot tub and provides free WiFi access in public areas.

There is a regular bus service from the bus stop just outside the hotel to central Barcelona, and the Poble Nou metro station is a 10-minute walk away.

features: bar, cafe, restaurant, jacuzzi / hot pool, gym, free wi-fi

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