Expo Hotel Barcelona

C/ Mallorca 1-23, Barcelona, Catalonia, 08014, Spain and Canary Islands | 4 star hotel
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Brilliant Buzz of Barcelona

A travel blog entry by brownsltd on Jun 16, 2014

1 comment, 29 photos

... quot;sans-serif&qu ot;; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal;">The Gothic Quarter

  • The quaint tapas bars

  • Sangria and more sangria!

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  • Barcelona, Spain

    A travel blog entry by soflukes3 on Aug 19, 2013

    20 photos

    ... So we had lots to talk about. We went to a cheap club and then a very posh club named opium. It was massssive and there were thousands of people there. Afterwards we parked ourselves on the beach and had a jolly time with some finnish guys. We came home just in time to see the sun rise! And let me tell you ...the Barcelona sunrise is something of beauty. The next day we headed to the beach again and nursed our hangovers...just in time to ...

    My first visit to Spain.....

    A travel blog entry by eagle10 on Jun 18, 2013

    2 comments, 22 photos

    ... environment for me, one that I’m not at all familiar with. The language is different (especially as the primary language in Barcelona is Catalan and not Spanish), and the customs are different. As the custom in Spain is not to have dinner until about 22:00, I may have to adopt the local custom of making lunch my main meal of the day, and then just have Tapas in the early evening. This is going to require a “period of adjustment”!

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    Barcelona

    A travel blog entry by kyliebeeson on Feb 04, 2013

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    All in all, it was a good learning experience. I think the for the next trip I will definitely pack differently and do more research about the best ways to travel around the city and things to see. I am glad that I went, but mostly because it gave me a renewed appreciation for Granada; I like having the city life and somewhere to have some peace and quiet, FREE tapas, and the water here is SO MUCH BETTER!



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    Barcelona

    A travel blog entry by dansam2012 on Aug 20, 2012

    1 comment

    ... for the tapas that was included in the ticket at a tapas bar. We got chatting to these two Aussie girls from Port Macquarie in Sydney. They were both sisters and traveling around Europe together. They were both so friendly and instantly we all became friends. We shared our travel stories and our lives back at home. We decided that more Sangria was needed so went to a karaoke bar. From what we can remember is being there and ...

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    This 4 star hotel, located in the Hostafrangs area of Barcelona, is near National Art Museum of Catalonia (Museu Nacional d`Art de Catalunya - MNAC), Placa Espanya, CaixaForum, and Parc de l'Espanya Industrial.
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      TravelPod Member ReviewsExpo Hotel Barcelona

      Reviewed by sapphire200

      Room659

      Reviewed Jun 7, 2011
      by (1 review) , Korea Rep. Flag of Korea Rep.

      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.

      This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

      Historical Traveler Reviews Expo Hotel Barcelona

      Don't judge the book by its cover

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      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).

      The first sight of it was not very promissing. The dark building fully encircled by unatractive balconies did not look too welcoming (2*). The room was simply furnished and the dark timber edging made it look dated(3*), but it turned out to be very comfortable. The bathroom was quite big, well appointed and clean(4*). The "wardrobe" was - in fact- a separate large dressing room(4*). We had a corner room on the top floor with a "wrap-around" balcony and the view was absolutely fantastic! (5*) Straight ahead was Mount Juic with its Olympic complex, below the National Palace with some of the fountains visible (lit-up at night). To our left was one of Barcelona's main avenues leading to the bullfight arena ahead. In the gap between two nearby buildings was a surprise - a view of Sagrada Familia spires in distance. Around the corner, there rose the magnificient Mt. Tidibabo(spelling?) to its full height.

      At night we sat on the balcony, watched the street traffic, Barcelona's lights and the stream of air traffic behind Mt. Juic on its approach to the airport. Helped by the building height, our room was very quiet.

      As the writer below said, the hotel corridors looked shabby (2*), but to us, the hotel pool looked allright for a cooling dip on hot days.

      One of the lifts was too rattly for my liking and I avoided using it. The restaurant floor looked a real contrast to the residential floors, quite attractively appointed and set up for conference purposes (4*). The restaurant and the breakfast room vere nicely set- up and the breakfast very good (4*).

      The hotels surrounds have everything: restaurants, bars, supermarket and variety store, dry cleaning and shoe fixing, a park, main station, metro and a post office nearby (5*).

      One of the hotel's main assets is its reception staff, English speaking and helpful well beyond reasonable expectation (5*!!!)

      Definitely a place we would stay in again.

      4-stars? (I don't think so!)

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      Very disappointing for a supposedly 4-star category. The description contained in "hotels.com" is very misleading

      The rooms are very, very small and furnished at a minimal,barely adequate, level I would expect to find in a tourist type 2 star hotel. The "balconies" seem dangerous to us. Every room seems to have a small, scruffy, balcony with quite low railings. Don't let your children out there or venture out there after drinking too much Sangria!

      The elevators have a mind of their own - you can't seem to call them from the upper floors. If one does eventually arrive (seems random) they always seem full. We finished up using the stairs most of the time - or when we had luggage we made illicit use of the service elevators! (these seemed to work OK)

      The swimming pool and its approaches can only be described as sordid - and unsafe - a small child could easily fall from the roof terrace under the railings!

      On a positive note the rooms and bathrooms we had were clean and seemed quite new - but the same could not be said of the public corridors.

      Very Comfortable - Great Spot!!!

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      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.

      Great location

      from

      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

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      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

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      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

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      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

      from

      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.

      Not Bad for the Price

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      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.

      They said there was a shortage but did change our room on the second day, so that we could have a double bed. The buffet breakfast was very good, with an abundance of choices.

      Good food/clean and friendly

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      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

      TripAdvisor Reviews Expo Hotel Barcelona

      3.50 of 5 stars Very Good