|Abba Sants Hotel Entrance|
Right next to the Sants Metro stop is the large but welcoming Abba Sants Hotel Barcelona. The staff are friendly and professional and whilst it is a smart 4 star hotel the atmosphere is relaxed and casual.
The hotel is located near to the business district of Les Corts, and also very close to Barcelona Sants or Sants Estacio as it's known by the locals, one of Barcelona's main train stations.
The hotel was opened in 2000 and offers comfortable, contemporary accommodation for any sort of visitor.
|Abba Sants Hotel Bar|
The Abba Sants hotel has a notable list of facilities. The hotel has its own parking. The restaurant is called Amalur and offers something a little bit different - Basque cuisine. You will get a free daily newspaper of your choice, and if you're an early bird you could also take advantage of the courtesy coffee before 07:00. There is an ironing and laundry service and a currency exchange. The hotel will also help you to hire a car for a discount price. The cocktail bar at the front of the hotel looked very popular when I went to visit in the early evening, and there are non-smoking areas. Wi-Fi is also available throughout the hotel.
There are 6 meeting rooms in the Abba Sants hotel, which can be adapted into 9 different combinations by mean means of partition walls. There are also extras you can hire: audiovisual equipment, a secretarial service, and extra security.
The rooms have been designed with relaxation in mind, although there are desks should you need to work. There are 140 rooms in total which include 26 executive rooms which have the added bonus of a hydro massage bath for after those long working days. There are 19 rooms for non-smokers and 4 designed for the disabled. The rooms all have satellite TV with canal +, a safe, trouser press, minibar and a hairdryer in the bathroom. The views from the back rooms of the hotel which are onto a park are marginally better than those out the front onto the road. However the rooms facing the front of the hotel get most of the afternoon sunshine.
|Abba Sants Lobby Area|
The Abba Sants hotel is situated within easy reach of the Les Corts financial district, the Barcelona Sants station and picturesque Plaça Espanya where there is the Fira where many differing events take place through the year. There is an area of greenery behind the hotel, although it isn't that clean. 2 minutes down the road if you turn left out of the hotel there is an internet café. There are several cash points a few minutes walk away as well. The Metro stop Sants Estacio is on the doorstep and the metro goes straight to Las Ramblas in 10 minutes.
If you don't speak Spanish and you are unfamiliar with Barcelona booking a private airport transfer is a good option to consider. Once booked, you will have someone waiting to meet you at Barcelona airport to take you to your hotel. They will be holding a sign with your name on it. You need to book this service online before you leave by following the links below.
You can reserve a shared minibus transfer from Barcelona Airport to your hotel or vice versa. Note that this service is not a private service for you own group but the minibus will be shared with other passengers.
Via Taxi A taxi from the airport should take about 25 minutes and cost around €25.00 - €30.00 depending on traffic and luggage.
Via Train The RENFE train leaves the airport every half an hour and will take you to Barcelona Sants (Estacio de Sants) , in about 25 minutes and costs €3.80 for a single ticket. The hotel is about 5 minutes walk from the station
Via Bus You could take the Aerobus cost €5.75 from the Airport and get off at Plaça Espanya. From here catch the green line metro to Barcelona Sants (Estacio de Sants). From Barcelona Sants the hotel is a 5 minute walk.
The Abba Sants hotel offers you a good location and friendly atmosphere which really makes this hotel special. When I went there were a good mix of business people and tourists who were enjoying a relaxing cocktail.
Abba Sants Hotel 4 star
Calle Numancia, 32
08029 Barcelona, España
Tel: +34 93 600 3100
Metro: Sants Estacio (Green Line, L3) outside the hotel