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“Good location for Sants Station” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Expo Hotel Barcelona
Ranked #341 of 522 Hotels in Barcelona
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133 reviews
63 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Good location for Sants Station”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2014

Stayed here for the F1 weekend, Hotel is in an ideal location.

Hotel is clean, and pleasant to stay in. Would recommend this to any visitors

Internet connection can be a bit unreliable, but where you sit in the room could improve that.

Staff were helpful and happy to help

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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1 Thank alanatabz
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2014

Me and my boyfriend stayed here last June (bit late reviewing!) however I felt the need to eventually review this hotel. The food in the restaurant is great, however the hotel is walking distance away from a shopping centre which on the top floor looking out over Barcelona has some wonderful restaurants which must be tried. The hotel is close to tube stations which is a very easy system to use (easier than London), so do not worry when booking this hotel that it is not close enough to the tourist attractions. It did not phase us at all due to the simplicity of Barcelona's travel system. Hotel itself is very modern, and of a high standard, the only downfall is the rooftop pool, and to be very picky the only thing I could say is that it is slightly dated. Still, we used the rooftop pool frequently, and the bar area next to the pool on the roof is brilliant. Do not hesitate to book this hotel, I would definitely return!

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank livfrost
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Novi Ligure
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2014

very good location, high quality, excellent breakfast, very kind people, good internet connection, easy to book, good quality/price ratio, very close to the railway station and to the underground station

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank rikmarta
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Spalding, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2014 via mobile

Next to the main sants train station only 4 euro train transfer from the airport and if you leave via the exit by the pharmacy it's only 200 metres to the hotel. Tourist bus is a must and the stop is right next to the station if you leave via the macdonalds exit. The roof top terrace and the rooms are a little tired but all in all the hotel is great value for money.

  • Stayed May 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2014

In English:
Before leaving the hotel I couldn't say nothing bad about it - absolutely good hotel, close to Espanya square, close to metro. But, when I left it they invoiced me for 17 EUR (I haven't used restaurant, room bar, phone or transport). So will not recommend this hotel. Also could listen what happens in nearest rooms which is not so good.
In Russian:
До отъезда из отеля был более чем доволен своему выбору. Но доехав до аэропорта увидел, что с моей карты после выселения было снято 17 Евро при том, что мы не использовали услуг отеля кроме номера (мы не просили их встречать или провожать нас, не использовали ресторан или бар в номере, не использовали телефонную связь). По этой причине не рекоммендую этот отель. Также в отеле сильная слышимость.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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glasgow
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21 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2014 via mobile

2nd stay at the hotel. I can't fault the public areas including the rooftop pool however the rooms are dated and a bit of a let down. Paper thin walls and why oh why have tiled floors! Despite that I enjoy the less hectic pace around the hotel (more of a family orientated area). Plenty resturants around especially at placa Espana. Hotel staff are fantastic

Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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129 reviews
121 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2014

The location is good - next to Sants station, in a quieter area, but still very well connected to the main sights and walkable to the fountains and Montjuic. The staff are friendly and efficient but completely overworked - the hotel seems totally understaffed for the volume of people it serves. It was packed when we were there. Reception was always busy with a queue. Breakfast was a jungle, grab what you can and fight for your food! The property is quite dated, worn stained carpets, water marks on floors and doors, old bathrooms, no sound insulation, uncomfortable beds, no duvets, even old style TVs - no flat screens! It was also so noisy, lots of party people staying, waking us up all ours of the night, and there's a bar on the roof. The pool is tiny. However it did have wifi. And it was the cheapest option we could find for the bank holiday weekend... Still, I would pay a bit more and stay elsewhere, it wasn't pleasant, like an aged Ibis at a higher price! Or I guess it's OK if you're a teenager out for a cheap place to stay while you party in Barcelona.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Expo Hotel Barcelona
Address: C/ Mallorca 1-23, 08014 Barcelona, Spain
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Region: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#196 Luxury Hotel in Barcelona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Expo Hotel Barcelona 4*
Number of rooms: 423
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A functional 4* hotel providing the perfect balance between quality and price, its strategic location makes it the first choice for savvy urban travellers. It's right next to Sants Railway Station - the main transportation intersection of Barcelona - making it fast and easy to get into the city center, to the beach and reach any tourist attractions in town. The hotel is also only a 5-minute walk from the Fira exhibition grounds and close to popular tourist attractions such as the Olympic area of the Montjuic, Placa d'Espanya and Arenas shopping center. The hotel's 423 ample, functionally designed exterior-facing rooms offer free WiFi and have a terrace - for a fabulous view of the city. Whatever the reason of your stay, a guest assistant will be at your disposal to make any necessary adjustments to your accommodation. The cherry on top: A roof terrace restaurant serving delicious Hamburgers and a swimming pool with privileged views of Montjuic. ... more   less 
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