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“clean quiet hotel in central area”
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AC Hotel Sants
Ranked #344 of 516 Hotels in Barcelona
Reviewed 1 June 2012

This hotel is very close to the train / bus station in central Barcelona. It is convenient if you are tourist to the hop on hop off tour buses and it is a 15-30 minute walk to all kinds of shopping. There is a grocer a short walk from the hotel as well. The staff is very friendly and efficient, and the rooms are very clean and neat. I think there are spanish restrictions on the AC temperature, so the rooms tend to run a little warm if there is no breeze outside. All in all a lovely hotel. The area near the train station can be a bit dodgy later at night so would recommend a cab perhaps instead of walking but did feel safe during the trip. Since this is quite close to my office in Barcelona, I would stay again.

There is a complimentary mini bar in the room for snacks which is nice late at night. I did have a strange incident with the local police while at the hotel, and the staff was finally able to translate and help me understand the issue. It was handled professionally and somewhat quickly.

Stayed: May 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 1 June 2012

This hotel is by the Sants train station, which also serves as a Metro hub for the local subway system. The rooms are well appointed, but on the smaller side, with a very modern look and feel. Perhaps the highlight of the room that I was in was the shower, which has some of the best water pressure and hot water of any hotel that I have ever stayed in.

Reaching Sants from the airport by train is quite easy. There are several Metro lines near the station, although some require decent walks equivalent to a block or two in order to get to the train platforms. There are some places to eat and drink in the station, and a small park is near the hotel but there really is not much to do in the neighborhood. Once on the Metro, however, you are just a few minutes from almost anywhere that you want to go.

While staying near more active parts of town is something I might consider the next time I return to Barcelona, the fact that this hotel was clean, quiet and easy on the wallet make me believe I would probably end up right back there.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 31 May 2012

Stayed for two nights in this excellent hotel which offers top class rooms in an interest part of Barcelona which gave me a chance to explore a part of Barcelona which has a lot of bars, cafes and restaurants without paying tourist prices. A t10 transport pass will get you around Barcelona. The free mini bar in the room stocked with minerals is a nice touch unlike the rip off which exists in most hotel where i have seen €6 for a bar of chocolate. I would have no hesitation in recommending this hotel and will consider using on my next visit to Barcelona.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 23 May 2012

In a word: EASY... We stayed here post curise, 28 euro taxi trip from port to the front door. We walked across the street to the Hop On - Hop Off Bus tour of Barcelona that gave an overview and taste of Barcelonian history, culture and highlights. Just outside the hotel on the left is a stairwell leading to a quaint little street to El Mon de la Tapa a wonderful tapas resturant.

The train station is a 2 min. walk across the street from the front door of the hotel, train tickets to the airport are an affordable 3.60 euros. The hotel staff are extremely accomodating and helpful. They stored our luggage so, we could enjoy the bus tour, provided a train station schedule, espresso and drinks in the lobby. The rooms are simply appointed with a modern minimalist IKEA like feel. Nice touch to have the complimentary mini-bar.

The first train to the airport leaves the station at 5:13 am from Sants and we were able to catch an international flight at 6:50 am.

Room Tip: 3rd Flr. room was quiet.
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  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 May 2012

We stayed at AC Sants in Barcelona for 3 nights as part of a 10 night trip to Spain. The hotel is renovated. The room was clean, modern and spacious with a large, relatively comfortable bed (a little hard but I suppose that is personal preference).

The minibar in the room was complimentary and stocked with sodas and water which was a nice touch.

The location of the hotel is convenient in that it is close to a large metro and RENFE stop BUT inconvenient for tourists in that almost nothing is walking distance. If I were to return to Barcelona I would stay in a more centrally located area.

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 May 2012

Stayed Fri-Mon on a short city break. 18 mins on train from airport to Sants Estacion & hotel literally just outside. Very smooth check in & reception staff very friendly & helpful. Delighted with the free coffee & soft drinks in the bar but only able to take advantage of this on arrival as so much to see in Barcelona that didn't want to spend too much time in the hotel! I understand this is available between 12 noon & 7pm daily.

Room lovely, very clean with the biggest bed ever! Really comfortable. Open plan bathroom as previously mentioned. Beautiful shower, very powerful! Free soft drinks in minibar helpful - we took these out to save on buying any during the day.

Have to say somewhat disappointed by breakfast. Ours was included in the rate but understand would cost €16 each. No hot food at all, limited choice of cereals. They were platters of cold meats & cheese but seemed to be quite empty & not replaced with any haste. It did the job but would not have been happy if paying full price for this.

Tip for the hop on, hop off buses - the vouchers when printing online say that they need to be swapped for tickets at Tourist Information in either the airport or Placa Catalunya. Couldn't find the place at the airport but there is an office at Sants Estacion so saves having to travel into town.

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 April 2012

While this hotel is probably aimed at business travelers, the conveniences offered by the Sants station, the subway, and the Hop-On-Hop-Off bus were great for tourists as well. We stayed here after a Mediterranean cruise. I am Marriott Platinum (meaning I stay at a LOT of hotels) and was pleasantly surprised at the value, convenience, and size of the room. I won't go into any further details, as the other reviews cover most of the other hotel benefits...

But don't forget to visit the excellent tapas place ("El Mon De La Tapa") down the small street to the right of the hotel (literally adjacent to it). My wife had the best Mojitos and I had the best Caipirinhas ever! The small little home gift store next to the restaurant was nice too...

I would certainly consider staying here again while in Barcelona.

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about AC Hotel Sants

Address: Passeig de Sant Antoni 36-40, 08014 Barcelona, Spain
Region: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#186 Family Hotel in Barcelona
#203 Luxury Hotel in Barcelona
Price Range: £80 - £153 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — AC Hotel Sants 4*
Number of rooms: 78
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