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Review Expo Hotel Barcelona

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There is a conundrum with this Expo hotel Barcelona. To me, it appeared that this hotel is a bit past its prime. The façade is a little shabby, and the interior which was once so modern now pales in comparison to some of the newer hotels in town. However, there must be some reason, when I visited, the lobby was completely packed, full of tourists. Obviously, this hotel is still classed as good value, comfortable and functional accommodation.

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Hotel Facilities

The Expo hotel Barcelona is a large hotel and has good facilities. These include a laundry service, a daycare nursery on request, a car park some 50 metres from the hotel. A foreign currency exchange and a fax service. The hotel also has a swimming pool and roof terrace, which is open during the summer. If you would like to hire a car or book a tour, the hotel will be happy to help.

Business Facilities at the Expo Hotel

The Expo hotel has 7 function rooms. These can hold from 12 to 90 people, depending on their configuration. They can also be used to form one large room to hold up to 1000 people in a cocktail setup. The hotel can provide high-tech audiovisual equipment and specialized staff should you need them.


The rooms are plain and comfortable, all have been decorated using a blue and ochre colour scheme. There are 435 rooms in all. All have TV with satellite channels, air-conditioning and heating, a desk, marble bathrooms with hair dryer and toiletries, a small terrace a mini-bar and a safe box. The views, unfortunately, are just of the surrounding buildings and roads.

Hotel Location and Facilities

The Expo hotel Barcelona is just metres from the Sants Estació metro stop and the Barcelona Sants train Station. On the metro, you can get into the centre of town in 10 minutes, and from the train station, you can catch direct trains to the airport or other out of town places of interest like Sitges. There is a bank and a small supermarket 2 minutes walk away on Tarragona. If you need to use the internet, there is a café just 5 minutes away on Numancia. You could also walk down to Plaça España and Montjuïc in 10 minutes. For business travellers, the hotel is closely situated to Les Corts business area and the Fira events halls in Plaça España.

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 Barcelona Sants (Estació de Sants), in about 20 minutes. The Expo hotel is about 2 minutes walk from the station.

RENFE Train Ticket Prices
Single ticket: €4.60

Via Bus You could take the Aerobus from the Airport and get off at Plaça España from here you need to take the Green line Metro to Barcelona Sants (Estació de Sants). The hotel is a 2 minute walk from the station.

Aerobus Ticket Prices
Single ticket:

Car parks near Expo Hotel Barcelona

Car Park Name Address Approximate Walking Distance to Car Park in Meters
NN Tarragona Tarragona, 141 270 m
SABA Estación Barcelona - Sants Plaça dels Països Catalans 300 m
COPARK Sants-Numancia Numancia, 7 350 m
NN Master Catalonia Carrer de Rosselló, 1-13 550 m

In a nutshell

There is no doubt that the Expo hotel Barcelona is still popular with tourists and business people alike. This must mean that whilst the hotel isn't the top of its game anymore it still provides excellent service and a comfortable stay with first class transportation connections from Barcelona Sants station which is just a few minutes walk away.

Expo Hotel Barcelona
Carrer Mallorca, 1-23
08014 Barcelona, España.


Metro: Sants Estació (Green Line, L3) 3 minutes walk

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