Expo Hotel Barcelona
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... in every colour of the rainbow at a Euro a pop. Fish stalls with the hugest prawns and oysters and things in shells that appear to come from a prehistoric age. Further walking via beautiful squares, and back streets full of surprises, as far as the Maritime museum. The building alone is worth the visit. The old shipyards. We sat under the trees heavy with oranges and sipped our water as we watch terapins laze languidly ...
... ticket booth, she'll out another €130 to get back to Marseille, in time to catch the regional train to Nice, not ideal but atleast we can get there in the day. This time it all goes ok, and we manage to catch a bit of luck, as the original train we should have been on was running so late that we were able to meet up with it in Marseille in time to jump on and arrive in Nice as planned, al be it a little late.
now that was one part of this trip I hope we don't ever get to repeat.
... I realized just how much I miss American food, especially American waffles.
Afterwards, we tried to rush to the Picaso museum before it closed, but were unable to make it. Instead, we saw some of the famous places in Barcelona for the brief two hour period that it wasn't raining. Because our lunch was so filling, we weren't hungry for dinner until 11:30pm. We tried the famous Paella, but sadly, it wasn't amazing as the rest of the ...
... someone from housekeeping to assist me. I waited outside my cabin for about 10 minutes, but nobody came. The crew might have been busy wrapping up their safety-drill requirements, so I made my way all the way down to the front desk on Deck 5, cut in front of a line of people, and handed over my keycard for reprogramming. What a waste of time.
I finally got back in my cabin at 5:13. I did not have enough time to finish unpacking before the evening’s first activity, ...
... riders, including myself, let out a few Yahoo's ( for you Dorothy!) and whoops and the horses raced on. My pictures on the beach did not turn out that well as I couldn't take any until after the gallop and I was probably shaking when I tried to take them. I lost a stirrup on the gallop at one point but Senegal is so smooth and conscious of his rider that I was able to get it back while staying in the saddle. Which I could take him home with me!! After the beach , we ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsExpo Hotel Barcelona
Price : 75Euro per night including free internet & breakfast.
Location : Close from Sants Station. (5~7 min by walk)
Breakfast : Goods
Quite resonable hotel compare with Price. Especially the Sants station is quite close so good for traveler.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Expo Hotel Barcelona
We chose this hotel for its central position, proximity to various forms of transport and as one of the cheapest 4* hotels in otherwise very expensive Barcelona (hotels.com).
Very disappointing for a supposedly 4-star category. The description contained in "hotels.com" is very misleading
Very Comfortable - Great Spot!!!
Hotel was very clean, comfortable, pool on the roof was a real bonus to cool off in. Didn't try the breakfast - cafe, supermarket, bakery underneath!!
Bar and Pizzeria over the road. In a great spot: Tour bus stops in front of railway station, metro 3 mins walk - 10 mins into the centre. 20 mins from the airport. "Magic Fountains" only a ten minute walk. A very enjoyable stay, would definately stay here again.
The Expo hotel is perfect for travelling around the city without a car. From the airport, take the R.E.M.F.E train to Sants station. Outside the station ( which was also the Metro) look right, and there it is! Staff were friendly and helpfull, giving us more than enough maps and guides to see the city.
Didn't try the breakfast as it was 9 euro's each! There is a shop 2 doors down from the hotel, that had everything we needed for breakfast.
I would stay there again.
Not Bad for 3 star
I paid 396USD for four nights at the Expo in Barcelona during May 2004. Considering Hotel prices in Barcelona this was a good value. A colleague stayed at a 4star and paid the equivalent with a last minuted discount yet his hotel was inferior to the Expo. Good and friendly staff, very clean, nice facilities, great view of the beautiful Museum from upper floors and rooftop pool. Only thing missing was room service and in-room coffee service for those who need it first thing in the morning without leaving the room. Not in the town center but its less than 10 minutes by bus and the train/metro station are right there, easy to commute anywhere.
Good Hotel, shame about lack of tea and coffee making facilities
On first sight the outside of the hotel is a little ordinary but the inside more than makes up for it. The staff were helpful and pleasant though their English wasn't too good in most cases and I was glad for my schoolgirl Spanish, though Catalan is spoken here which is a strange mixture of Spanish/French/Portuguese. The rooms I would rate 3 star not four as they were quite basic but very clean. Food was excellent in the restaurant. Main complaint was, after our journey there we were gasping for a cup of tea but there was no kettle!! There was however a mini bar of which the prices were quite reasonable - but I did miss my early morning cuppa!!
Very polite staff
The last time I went to Barcelona, I preferred to stay close to Las Ramblas and the hotel we got was really lousy, and we paid much more than for Expo Hotel. This time I chose to stay 10min(with metro) from Las Ramblas, and we had quite a nice experience at the Expo Hotel. The staff was really helpful when we had something to ask about, I think the location of the hotel was just perfect, and compared to other hotels i Barcelona, it was really cheap. Close to all sorts of transport(bus, metro, train, turist bus++)Linea 3 to Placa Catalunya runs every three minutes, so there's not much waiting. Fantastic view from the top of the hotel to Palau Nacional and Montjüic, and it's just a short walk away from Nou Camp, where Barca plays their games.
Made great stay for 5 days
Take no notice of the external view of this hotel, it hasnt been updated ever, the internal is excellent as it was (as with the rest of barcelona) upgraded for the Olympic games, marble floors and walls, & clean throughout, location is great for train and metro, although 20 min walk to la Ramblas, continental breakfast, pool on the roof provides good views, good base for tourist.
This hotel is a bit cheaper than many other hotels of comparable quality, and that seems to be due to its location near the Station of the Saints, next to the Industrial Park. It is not within walking distance of most of Barcelona's tourist attractions. Having said that, the Station of the Saints has a train to the Airport, so the Hotel is convenient for air travelers. There is a subway station nearby. and Barcelona's subway is a good way to get around the city. My hotel room was spacious and the bed comfortable enough, but they had given my companion and I two single beds, even though we had booked a double.
Good food/clean and friendly
Staff very friendly, rooms clean, lovely pool . Breakfast was excellant, lots of choice and dinner good too. next to both Metro and railway station, easy to get around the city. restaurants nearby will chose this hotel again