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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.

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How to travel from the airport to the hotel

Booking your airport transport in advance online

With a private transfer service the driver will be waiting for you at the designated meeting point given to you on the booking voucher. The driver will help you with your bags to the vehicle and then drive you to your hotel. Private transfers are independent of the the public transport system. This means if there is a public transport strike these services will continue to operate.

Public transport transfer options

Via Taxi A taxi from the airport should take about 25 minutes.

Taxi Fare: €30.00  - €40.00

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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