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Barceló Sants Hotel

Barceló Sants Hotel is located in the Barcelona Sants train station - literally. Its entrances sit alongside entrances to the station and in the lobby you can feel trains rumble beneath your feet.

The hotel's sign can be seen from miles around, above the sign for the train station.

The lobby area is large and with a decidedly pink carpet. At its centre, there is a water feature - a marble ball with water flowing down its sides. The lighting in the area is bright, and there is a hustle-bustle of customers. A long reception desk sits at the left-hand side of the lobby - a television screen above the lobby desk displays train times. On the right, there is a bar area with cream round-backed leather couches around glass coffee tables. Large windows at the front of the reception overlook the train station's car park.

This is a hotel for those who require a close proximity to the train station. With 20 meeting rooms, it is likely to be popular amongst businesses. Tourists may find the hotel atmosphere too business-based and may wish to be located closer to the very centre of the city.

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Hotel Facilities

There is no pool in the hotel. There is a sauna and body building room. There is also a sun bed.

There is a restaurant serving all meals. Buffet breakfast is served all week. On Sundays a traditional Catalan buffet is served. Food is also changed seasonally, with seasons such as the 'Cod Season' and the 'Truffle Season'.

Pets are not allowed in the hotel.

Business Facilities

There are a total of 20 meeting rooms available in the hotel. They have a collective capacity of 1,500 people. Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel and is free of charge.

Facilities for People with a disability

There are rooms available for wheelchair users. They have widened doors and adapted bathrooms. There are lifts to all floors.


The rooms available are all doubles (363) and Suites (14). It is possible to add an extra bed to some of the rooms at an extra cost.

All rooms have double-glazing. However, those requiring a quiet nights sleep should request the rooms on the highest floors at the interior of the hotel or on one of the top floors.

All rooms include air conditioning, a safe, a television with satellite, a telephone and a mini-bar.

Hotel Location and Facilities

Estació Sants
Estació Sants

Barceló Sants hotel is located within the grounds of Sants station. This ensures that it is a convenient location for those needing quick access in and out of the city. Sants is Barcelona's largest and busiest station. It is the national hub for transport to Barcelona, making it convenient for those wishing to travel within and outside of Spain. It offers direct trains from Barcelona Airport.

Miró's 'Women with a Bird'
Miró's 'Women with a Bird'

The hotel is located a five minute walk from the Miró park - Parc Joan Miró. During your stay this may well be the only public place where you will find relaxation and quiet in this part of the city. The park contains Miró's famous statue, 'Woman with a Bird'. It also contains a modern building with sandy marble walls housing a library.

Plaça España
Plaça España

Many business people to the city are likely to require close proximity to the Fira Barcelona - Barcelona's large conference and convention centre. This is within 10 minutes walking distance of the hotel.

How to travel from the airport to the hotel

Booking your airport transport in advance online

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.

Bus shared transfer from BCN Airport to designated drop off points

Price Single: €13.59
Price Return: €27.18

Book at least 48 hours in advance.

This service is the cheapest of the bus transport services from Barcelona airport to the city centre.

You would need to make your way to a meeting point at Barcelona airport. This service drops you off at designated drop off points. You would then need to make your own way to your hotel from there.

This service needs to be booked at least 48 hours before you need it but preferably a week before you need it. It is best to book early to ensure availability especially during peak tourist seasons from April to September.

Private transfer from BCN Airport

Price Single: €39.93
Price Return: €79.86

Book at least 48 hours in advance.

With a private transfer service the driver will be waiting for you at the designated meeting point given to you on the booking voucher. You will be travelling 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.

This service needs to be booked at least 48 hours in advance but preferably a week or two before you need the service to ensure availability.

Business class private transfer from BCN Airport

Price Single: €67.19
Price Return: €134.38

Book at least 48 hours in advance.

This is the highest quality private transport service specifically for people wanting a business-class quality service. This service is more expensive than the other transfer services however you will be travelling in a higher quality 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. The pickup point at the airport is specified on your booking voucher. This service is suitable for business clients, VIP pick ups or if you have a special occasion.

This service needs to be booked at least 48 hours in advance but preferably a week or two before you need the service to ensure availability.

Public transport transfer options

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 T-Casual 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 located within Estació Sants.

T-Casual Ticket: €11.35

RENFE Train Ticket Prices
Single ticket: €4.60

Via Bus: Take the 'Aerobus' to Plaça España from directly outside the airport. The Aerobus generally runs every 10 - 15 minutes and the journey time is 30 minutes. From Plaça España take the Green Line on the metro to Estació Sants. The hotel is located within Estació Sants.

Aerobus Ticket Prices
Single ticket:

Car parks near Barceló Sants Hotel

Car Park Name Address Approximate Walking Distance to Car Park in Meters
SABA Estación Barcelona - Sants Plaça dels Països Catalans 0 m
COPARK Sants-Numancia Numancia, 7 400 m
NN Tarragona Tarragona, 141 600 m

In a nutshell

Barceló Sants, Barcelona is a phenomenon - a 363 room hotel sitting above a train station. Its style is old school, with mismatching carpets and crystal lights. It is likely to appeal more to business people who need quick access in and out of the city, than to travellers. Tourists may prefer to be closer to Barcelona's touristic centre - the Ramblas and 'old town' areas.

Barceló Sants
Plaça Paisos Catalans
08014 Barcelona, España.


MetroMetro: Estació Sants (Red Line, L1) and (Green Line, L3) and (Blue Line, L5)

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