Hotel Icaria Barcelona is located between the Olympic Village and the technologic district at 300 meters away from Nova Icaria beaches and 10 minutes away from the popular Ramblas and Plaza Catalunya, the heart of Barcelona.
"Convenient for our needs."
Good standard hotel, catered for all our needs, the rooms were nice and had all you would require for a city break. We ate in the hotel a couple of time the food was ok. Location handy for the tour buses, the beach and not too far from most places really. Don't miss Carrer de la Llacuna for plenty of places to eat out at. As others have commented I was not particularly impressed with the reception staff, they were not engaging, no eye contact and really quite slow in their tasks, certainly didn't get the feeling they would go the 'extra mile'. The main thing I was disappointed with was that the pool area was not really big enough for the size of the hotel and in our five days I was never able to acquire a sun lounger or seat around the pool and the pool was one of the main reasons I choose this hotel, but it didn't effect the overall holiday for the rest of the family as there is so much to see and do in Barcelona.
"ok for business"
The hotel is good for having business as room and bathroom is on a good level what you can expect from such a hotel. Unfortunately food differs a lot and we got no idea why this happens. Sometimes it's fine, but sometimes it was terrible. Breakfast is average and could be improved as well. Service speed is slow and should be improved, as one and a half hour for a basic meal is definitely too long, if you have a full schedule. Meeting rooms are located in the underground which makes it unacceptable. We used the bar on the base floor instead. Unfortunately the street is under construction which makes the whole hotel very noisy.
From the L4 metro get off at any stop after Barceloneta. However word of caution know in advance where it is, as the area looks dodgy. The hotel is modern and very clean, the staff at check in were friendly and helpful. Bedroom was very good and the bed was great for a nights sleep. The walls are a bit thin so if someone adjacent has tv on it could keep you awake. Due to thunder and lightning we ate in the hotel on our first night and chose the pasta of the day. It was excellent and the service was good for us. However some were not so fortunate, as there were only 2 waiters on so had to wait, and did notice one table had all been served there meal except one person whom they seem to forget about. We also got loan of a brolly which was a good touch given the severity of the rain, and an adaptor for an I pod, so very top marks for the service. Hotel location to beach etc is easy once there, left from hotel and turn right and next lights. Turn right on the beach and it's a great walk to the port and eventually gothic quarter and all the central things to see. The metro is very good, but the city tour hop on and off, stops are nearby so any visitor might want to use this. Overall hotel was very good and would definitely go back.
We stayed here before our cruise. There was a lot of construction outside of the hotel, which was not great for arriving / leaving the hotel with luggage and trying to get a taxi. the hotel staff was not friendly. they weren't rude, but they certainly were not friendly either. the location was good- it was walking distance to a hop on / hop off bus stop and the beach. the room was pretty big. my bed sheet had black marks on it. and the blanket was thin. the water in the shower drained slowly. the wifi was free and worked well.
The rooms are big enough and the beds comfortable. The WIFI always worked and the cleaners did a good job. We ate at the pool bar once and the food was good. It is only a five minute walk to the beach and Olympic marina so plenty of bars and restaurants close by. The only problem we found was that the ventilation in our room was ineffective and very noisy so we had a couple of warm nights.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard - American Express - Diners Club
Check-in: 3:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM
The Guarantee deposit is charged upon reservation.
Payment of the remaining balance upon your arrival at the hotel.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa, Amex, Diners, Mastercard.