The hotel lobby is plain, with few ornaments and no seating area. The front desk is made from a light MDF wood-style material and is long and thin. The staff on the front desk are friendly and helpful in answering questions.
The hotel is most likely to appeal to customers who require a close proximity to Sants station but it is worth noting its location on a large main road with a lot of traffic. Barcelona's main tourists spots are not in walking distance of the hotel. However, the area of Eixample, in which the hotel is based, has its own attractions. It is known for being an affluent area, with many luxurious bars and restaurants.
The proximity close to Estació Sants is also useful for tourists hoping to make day trips out of the city. Trains from Estació Sants head to destinations such as Sitges, Figuerés and the South of France.
There is no pool or gym in the hotel. There is no restaurant.
There is no bar in the hotel.
Room service is generally not available. However, when events such as large conferences take place, room service is offered at the hotel's discretion. Telepizza pizza delivery company brochures are provided in the rooms for customers wishing to order take-away.
No pets are allowed in the hotel.
There are two meeting rooms available in the hotel. One of the rooms has a capacity of 70 people and is 65 metres squared. The other has a capacity of 25 people and is 44 metres squared.
Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel. There is one computer available in the lobby with internet access, this is available to all customers free of charge.
Unfortunately there are no rooms available in the hotel that are suitable for wheelchair users.
There are a total of 42 rooms in the hotel over 6 floors. The rooms available are singles, twins and doubles. It is possible to add an extra bed to some of the rooms at an extra cost.
All rooms have double-glazing. However, it is worth noting that the hotel is located on a major road. Therefore, those requiring a quiet nights sleep should request the rooms on the highest floors at the interior of the hotel.
All rooms include air conditioning, a safe, a telephone, a television with satellite and a mini-bar.
Abbot Hotel, Barcelona is located a 5 minute walk from Estació Sants. This is convenient for travellers coming from Barcelona Airport, as the train route into the city includes a stop at Sants. It is also useful for those wishing to make day trips to many of the picturesque small towns in the vicinity of Barcelona such as Sitges and Girona. Sants Estacio also has a metro stop - this ensures that all areas of Barcelona are reasonably quick and easy to reach.
The hotel is a 10 minute walk from the Parc Joan Miró. This is a city park with sandy floors and large amounts of palm trees. It is home to a modernist style building with sandy coloured marble walls. The building contains a small library. It is also the site of Miró's famous statue - Woman with a Bird. The park is an interesting area - with small art pieces dotted around and a children's play area. It is a lovely place to spend a sunny afternoon.
The hotel is also a 15 minute walk from Gran Via Corts Catalanes. This is a large road that leads from Plaza Espanya to Plaza Universitat. It is the home of some interesting shops, such as the Altair travel bookshop. It is also the home of Barcelona's famous bakery - Escriba.
The hotel is 15 - 20 minutes walk from Plaza Espanya. This is the home of the Fira de Barcelona - one of Barcelona's largest conference centres. Business people attending conferences at the convention centre will find he hotel conveniently located.
The advanced booking transfers below are independent of the the public transport system. This means if there is a public transport strike these services will continue to operate as normal and you will not be affected by the strike action.
Minibus shared transfer (advanced reservation required)
A shared minibus transfer option is cheaper than the private transfer. You would need to make your way to designated meeting point at the airport.
Private transfer (advanced reservation required)
With a private transfer service the driver will be waiting for you at your arrivals gate. He will have a board or a sign with your name on it so that you can easily identify him. You will be travel in one of the following car types (or similar): Volkswagen Passat, Skoda Superb, Citroen C5 or Peugeot 407. The driver will help you with your bags to the vehicle and then drive you to your hotel.
Business class private transfer (advanced reservation required)
This is the highest quality private transport service specifically for people wanting a business-class quality transfer. This service is more expensive than the other tranfer services however you will be travelling in a higher vehicle than a regular private transfer. Mercedes vehicles are used and will be one of the following Mercedes E Class, Minivan Mercedes and V Class Mercedes depending on the number of people in your group. The driver will be dressed appropriately for a business environment - dark suit and white shirt and will assist you with your luggage from your arrival gate at the airport. This service is suitable for business clients, VIP pick ups or if you have a special occassion.
Via Taxi: A taxi from the airport should take about 25 minutes.
Taxi Fare: €30.00 - €35.00
Via Train: The RENFE train leaves the airport every half an hour and will take you to Estació Sants in 25 minutes. You can either use the T10 transport ticket from the airport (a ticket for 10 separate journeys on Barcelona public transport system) or you can buy a single fare ticket. The hotel is a 5 minute walk from the station.
T10 Ticket: €9.95
RENFE Train Ticket Prices
Single ticket: €4.10
Via Bus: Take the 'Aerobus' to Plaza Espanya from directly outside the airport. The Aerobus generally runs every 10 - 15 minutes and the journey time is 30 minutes. From Plaza Espanya you can catch the Green Line on the metro to Estació Sants, from here the hotel is a 5 minute walk.
Car parks near Abbot Hotel Barcelona
|Car Park Name||Address||Approximate Walking Distance to Car Park in Meters|
|NN Master Catalonia||Carrer del Roselló, 1-13||300 m|
|COPARK Sants-Numancia||Numancia, 7||350 m|
|SABA BAMSA Tarradellas - Nicaragua||Avinguda de Josep Tarradellas, 46||450 m|
|NN Tarragona||Tarragona, 141||500 m|
Abbot Hotel Barcelona is a simple hotel that is lacking some of the amenities usually associated with 4 star hotels. Its location will not appeal to tourists wishing to get a real sense of Barcelona. However, it is conveniently positioned for those who require a close proximity to Barcelona's main train station and good transport links to the rest of the city.
Avinguda Roma, 23
08029 Barcelona, España.
Metro: Estació Sants (Green Line, L3) and (Blue Line, L5)