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Barcelo Sants
Ranked #112 of 514 Hotels in Barcelona
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Montreal, Canada
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“Barcelo”
Reviewed 18 June 2014

Very modern hotel top of the line rooms super modern and well equipped
Very clean and confortable rooms
Right on top of train and bus station so practical if you go somewhere by train
Breakfast very good
Careful they cheated for us on airconditioning , you have a thermostat in your room but reception controls your temperature and they try to tell you they have technical problems, we had to insist and speak to manager to have the air conditioning on and fixed in our room
A bit far from downtown barcelona, need a taxi

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 18 June 2014

I reviewed this property two years ago when I went to Barcelona. The beds are still great and the cleanliness of the room was still excellent. This property may not seem as central to some, but we walked to Placa Espanya, which is maybe four or five blocks and many restaurants, shops, and tapas all around. Another plus is the Hop On and Off bus stops here!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 18 June 2014

Beautiful. Friendly staff. The rooms remind me of Ikea. Nice looking, but poor quality. I got trapped in the toilet because the door slid too far, obscuring the handle. Had to be rescued. Breakfast room service did not arrive. Apparently someone called in sick.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 17 June 2014

The hotel is just on top of Sants Estacio metro station (green and blue line), giving convenient access to major sightseeing spots in Barcelona. Of course, Sants Estacio is also a major train station, so traveling around Spain is also convenient.

Rooms are spacious with comfortable double bed, clean linen and spotless. Hot water bath is reliable, reception desk always well staffed. Breakfast also offers a good selection of continental breakfast and warm food items.

The hotel will serve as a good choice for business and leisure.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
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Galera, Spain
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Reviewed 15 June 2014

Arriving with train at midnight, and leaving with another train at 06.00 in the morning, the location could not be better.
Everything is very new and fresh, and the staff very professional.
The design is a quite interesting retro-futuristic-space-station 2001 meets A Clockwork Orange thingy.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 12 June 2014

We stayed at Barcelo Sants for two nights at the end of May. As we continued our trip to Santa Susanna by train, the location of the hotel was perfect for us. Having read the earlier reviews here in Tripadvisor we thought that hotel had an entrance inside the station, but we could not find that. We were forced to go outside and find an entrance there. We arrived quite late in the evening and noticed there was a bit tense atmosphere around the Sants station. No one at the reception desk mentioned anything but soon we heard on TV news that there were massive demonstrations going on right outside Sants station and people were advised to avoid being outside at night time around that area. We thought this definitely should have been mentioned to all hotel guests at the reception desk upon arrival because for those guests who don’t understand Spanish it must have been very confusing to hear gun shots, yelling and sirens in the middle of the night.

The service during our check-in wasn’t particularly polite. We were asked if we wanted a twin room (which was already stated in our booking) and we said yes but arrived to a very small double room (or a single?). As we are two girls and we wanted a twin, we went back to the reception desk and never got even an apology! The second room was a twin and very nice in every way. All the amenities worked well and we loved especially the electrical curtains that ensured us to sleep well.

The hallways were very badly lightened and despite the space theme we would have been grateful to have a bit more light. Also air conditioning would be a must there. Now the hallways were stuffy and it felt a bit hard to breath in there.

Breakfast was amazing and there was something for everyone. Because of a dentist conference, the breakfast room was a bit too crowded and busy on both mornings we stayed there. We weren’t impressed by the Nespresso coffee served at the breakfast so we would have hoped to have some old fashioned normal black coffee there. Also there were times when the serving plates were empty and they were filled very slowly if at all.

As said in here earlier, the toilet in the room is not ideal for two people staying in the same room. The sliding door is paper thin and you can hear everything through it. It’s very nice to have two sinks and mirrors, but having them next to the bed is weird. It’s not nice to wash your hands in the middle of the night next to your friend sleeping and waking up to that.

If getting a reasonable price, we could stay in Barcelo Sants again. The location is quite handy and we personally prefer staying in a hotel located outside the very core of Barcelona (Ramblas, Plaza Catalunya…) Moving around the city is easy and also the train connection to the airport is very smooth.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Barcelona
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Reviewed 10 June 2014

Stayed one after our cruise. Best hotel for the value of our trip. Early check-in
is not available at this hotel. so we had to wait until 3 for the rooms to be ready.
The rooms were wonderful, large and comfortable bedding. The hotel is a medium distance from the some of the tourist attractions but there was a variety of transportation options available to get to the sites of Barcelona

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Property: Barcelo Sants
Address: Pl Paisos Catalans, Estacion Barcelona Sants, 08014 Barcelona, Spain
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Region: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#7 Green Hotel in Barcelona
#34 Business Hotel in Barcelona
#59 Family Hotel in Barcelona
#64 Romantic Hotel in Barcelona
#82 Luxury Hotel in Barcelona
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Hotel Class:4 star — Barcelo Sants 4*
Number of rooms: 378
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