Review Barceló Sants Hotel, Barcelona
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.
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.
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
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'|
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.
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
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: €6.75
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.
Plaça Paisos Catalans
08014 Barcelona, España.
Metro: Estació Sants (Red Line, L1) and (Green Line, L3) and (Blue Line, L5)