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Left Seville via fast train for the 5.5 hr trip to Barcelona, great experience with lovely country side whipping past at speeds of up to 301km ph and would have been even better if RailNZ had not stuffed up our tickets.
We booked and paid for 1st class but ended up in Tourist class. Not impressed at all as we had no services other than a …
... Catherine and Gaby immediately started discussing their favorite iPhone apps, and I was thrilled to get acquainted with Lucia's warmth and authenticity. Sam and John had much in common, with their backgrounds in IT and YPO, and we all had a fantastic evening of food, conversation, and the kids being able to run around on the beach when they were finished with dinner. We were incredibly disappointed that we weren't able to take them up on their offer to ...
... and clothes than you would in Paris.
Back to La Pedrera—going to the top of the building makes the ticket worth it. The apartment has a lot of futuristic, iconic statues that are cleverly designed chimneys and water towers. The lower two floors have design and apartment exhibitions, but they were drawn out and touristy. The top of the building is definitely amazing, though, because in addition to the ...
... read stories on the internet where people have been mugged in a crowded street like that in Barcelona. Luckily my hostel was very close so I quickly went inside and won't be leaving again today, but sheesh, not my idea of a good end to the day. I woke up somewhat refreshed but probably not having had had quite as much sleep as I would like, probably due to my determination to sleep. Free breakfast later I walked to my old hostel to return the key half an hour late but ...
... of Ricardo? He goes home at 11:00 tonight and it is now near 10:00. I hope to hear from him before then as he has my cash and I have no receipt. He said earlier that he has verbal confirmation that someone will take us to the airport but that he must have a confirming email or it won't happen. Have you seen the classic film, “Planes, Trains and Automobiles”? I am reminded of “The Out of Towners” “Oh, George!”
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TravelPod Member ReviewsBarcelo Sants Barcelona
Stayed for 5 nights May 2013. Plus - hotel is very convenient to the train station and underground, flip side it is away from choice of eateries, so you have to take the subway to town - about 10 minutes or so. Room was comfortable, modern, clean and quiet. Bed was nice and big and comfortable. We liked and chose this hotel for tea and coffee making facilities in the room. Liked the funky space age set up too. Depending on your agenda and desire to stay in the thick of the action I would recommend this for ease of arrival by train, ease of getting about, comfort, modern, tea and coffee in room. Cons, not staying in an historic part and near the action.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Barcelo Sants Barcelona
The best thing about this hotel is its location. We arrived by plane in Barcelona, took the 15-min train to Sants, went up the stairs from the platform and the hotel's entrance was just right in front of the ticket gates.
However, if you plan to travel to Madrid by train, the hotel would be too far from the train station located in the Southern part of the city. If you are staying at this hotel, I would advise taking the plane to Madrid since a flight to Madrid takes slightly more than an hour as compared to a train(which takes about 6 hours?). Cheap air tickets are also available on the e-ticketing websites for Iberia and Spanair.
This hotel has had some mixed reviews but we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The room was spotless and had a wonderful view towards the Sagrada Familiar. The direct access from the station was a bonus as we used the metro and trains frequently. The only downside was that, although the staff were friendly and obliging, service was on the slow side, even for Spain! I will definitely stay there on my next trip to Barcelona, though.
The Barcelo Sants was a brilliant hotel. After an early morning travelling it was lovely to arrive at Barcelona Station and get in a lift directly up to the hotel. We wondered around the outside first looking for our hotel before realising the hotel is directly above the station. The rooms are completely sound proof and the views are amazing, you can look out of your window and see the whole of Barcelona. It was very easy to get around due to buses, trains and the metro being directly underneath your hotel. The only down point was having to leave the city centre fairly early, 11ish, in order to catch the last metro.The hotel itself is very lavish although very expensive to eat in, the restaurants were almost empty so eat in the city centre for a nice meal out. The hotel did strike me to be more for the business traveller, but for me, the tourist, it was more than satisfactory.If you have booked a room hear dont worry at all, the rooms are amazing with huge beds and the whole room, bathroom and hotel is kept looking immaculate.Have fun. Barcelona is fantastic.
Found a great deal online for 4 nights at this hotel. It was fantastic although more a 3 rather than 4 star rated. The double room, was clean and well presented, the heating worked fine and as this was a late february trip, extra blankets were available. Importantly the bathroom with fantastic shower and full facilities was always cleaned well and was a delight compared to facilities found elsewhere in Barcelona.
This hotel was cheap and cheerful. It says four star on the blurb, but I would place it at 2.5 star only.
The hotel represented excellent value with the deal we got through Expedia. The standard room was quite large with a king size bed, the bathroom all you would expect from a 4 star hotel. The air conditioning was fine although admittedly it was November and not mid Summer. The staff were courteous and efficient. Although not situated in the old town, the hotel is directly above a Metro station and only five stops from the middle of the Ramblas, around a twenty minute journey 'door to door'.
Nice hotel. Clean, good location. Quiet. East access to the metro (same building).
We were a bit worried about taking the hotel since we had read some reviews stating that the rooms are not air conditioned, but that turned out to be false. We visited Barcelona during a heat wave but the entire hotel including our room was perfectly air conditioned.
The location of the hotel is perfect if you arrive by train or even to just get around Barcelona. You can enter the hotel directly from the train station from where you can take the metro and the international trains. The area sorrounding the hotel is not interesting, but since the metro system in Barcelona works very well it's no problem.
I can definitely recommend this hotel and I wouldn't mind staying there next time I visit Barcelona.
A friend and I were taking an early morning train and stayed one night at the Barcelona Sants because of the convenient location; it was the worst hotel we stayed at in Europe on a three week trip!
Super hotel, super price
The train I was taking to Milano left me behind so I decided to wait for the next morning departure at the Sants. That was the best night rest I had during my 20 days tour to Europe. Excellent service, I was able to send e-mails to other hotels and relatives from their business center, for free. The best quality and the price was also afordable, it happened that during the high touristic season they had plenty of space. Very convenient located also for travelling. Definetily above average. A. Rushing