Hesperia Sant Just
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hesperia Sant Just Sant Just Desvern
Fab but just a little too far
For the bargain price we paid on expedia, the hotel was stunning. The room was comfortable, clean and smart. When snow appeared on our second day so did extra blankets. We didn't try any food (far too busy shopping and going out!) Yes the bar was expensive but then when is a hotel bar cheap? Also the hotel chain sponser quite a major spanish football team who played Barcelona during our stay. They chose the hotel as their base for their stay so a few tv cameras and a team of pro football players makes for a more interesting hotel.
Taxis from the airport are a rip off, they add extra for baggage and airport trips so thats a good few euros which is suddenly added to the meter at the last minute. The hotel told us that the tram which leaves from near the hotel stopped running early evening but on our last night we saw it running much later, so we could have saved loads. The tram is cheap, and if you follow to the end of the line you end up at starbucks (breakfast) and can pick up the tourist bus nearby. Def worth buying a two day ticket for the tourist buses it stops at all the necessary places, plus you get a book of discounts for entry to all the places you want to visit plus for fast food outlets too.
One word of warning if girls travelling alone be prepared for some attention if visiting la Rambla at night, I found it quite amusing but my friend was really nervous. All in all a fab holiday, i'm going back end of may so that speaks volumes. If you like a nice hotel and are prepared for a bit of travel on the tram this will suit you fine.
2 hours a day wasted.
Much further out of town than advertised. There is a tram nearby that takes you part of the way into town, then transfer either to a bus or get off tram one stop earlier and take the metro. It takes between 40 mins and one hour to reach the town centre. When arriving take the metro to San lldefons and then a taxi to the hotel. The rooms on the east side are noisy and hot. The kitchenette does not have utensiles, you have to ask for them. The kettle is a saucepan, the cups are tiny, you might need to take your own. The area around the hotel is good and safe, there are restaurants nearby. Barcelona is full of robbers, make sure you keep your hand on your bag at all times and do not allow anyone to distract you.
Weekend in Barcelona
We went just to get away for the weekend and the flight with BA and hotel through expedia were very reasonable.
It is a bit out of town but the tram service was excellant!
The hotel was ok, clean bedrooms and bathroom. However, it is very noisy with the traffic and we never found the blackout curtains until the last night. The room we had had spotlights on the roof below that shown in to the room and did not go off until midnight. Would of been great finding the blackout curtains on the first night.
Breakfast ok, but the hot food got cold very quickly, a good choice though. The bar food very limited and had trouble explaining to young spanish girl behind the bar, but food tasty enough.
On the Saturday night there was a party in the hotel and everytime someone got into or out of the lift on our floor you could here the music that was very loud. As we were at the front of the hotel, you heard all the party goers leave.
Next morning getting into the lift was very unpleasent as someone had been sick in there and the smell almost made me ill and I had to jump out as the door was closing, being enclosed in a small space first thing in the morning on the way to breakfast not so good......
What a noisy hotel
Oct 2004 Arrived on a Saturday (Ripped off by the cab driver.. Be warned make it very clear what you are paying before you get to your destination.. should be about 20 euros from the airport, taxi argued for 30 euros but originally quoted 20 at the airport.) Wedding party going on arrival (so loud we were shouting to the receptionst during check in). Party went on until 3.00 am then carried on in the street for another hour (right below our window/double glazing very poor) The hotel did absolutely nothing about the noise. However to be fair on complaining in the morning the manager gave us free comp breakfasts for the remainder of our stay. Tram just down road (Number T1) went direct to city centre, very clean and reliable svc. Watch for pick pockets and being short changed....
NICE BUT FAR
Stayed here 15th-17th october, great hotel but too far away taxi to town one way 15 euro as its next to a motorway you have to use taxi, across the street is a filling station great for cans of coke crisps ect as mini bar is expensive so is the drink in hotel staight jack danniels 7 euro its a shame so far away as hotel is very nice clean and breakfast is great especially the room service breakfast and all staff very friendly I must have spent £100 on taxis that I could have used for hotel in city but again it is a fine hotel.
Although a bit far from the city center if you don t have a car, rooms were spacious and clean. It is not a luxury hotel but definitely good value for the 90 EUR we paid for a suite. The staff was very nice and the buffet breakfast was amazing! The breakfast was the highlight of our stay!
From the UK with love!
This hotel was very nice, well maintained and the rooms left nothing to be desired. The staff were very helpful and courteous at all times. The eateries were first class. The only problem my husband and I encountered was the location of the hotel from the town center. There is a bus stop just around the corner from the hotel which can take you into the town center but apparently can take up to 2 hours in some instances. There is also a tram service that runs very close to the hotel so we opted to take the tram into town which took approximately 25-45 minute each way. The cost of the tram ticket was 16 Euros for 10 trips and for travelling the 3 zones necessary to get us close to the town center (the tram didn't go directly to the town center). Our four night stay at the hotel was very enjoyable, but was overshadowed by the distance the hotel was from the center of town.
Great Hotel for the money
This is a great deal for the money. I was concerned that it was so far from town but there is a bus stop around the corner (although it takes 45 minutes to get downtown) and the green line metro goes to the University and a tram (C line) takes you from there to within easy walking distance of the hotel. They are still working on that and it will come even closer by this summer. The room was spacious and clean and the bathroom was large and had plenty of hot water.
Hesperia Sant Just
This is a beautiful, clean and modern hotel. The rooms are large and comfortable. The bathroom was clean and included many complimentary toiletries. The staff was pleasant and efficient. I would give this hotel the highest rating if it weren't for its location. The last reviewer was correct: the hotel is distant from the center of Barcelona, although reasonably close to the airport (though I wouldn't consider it an airport hotel). We never found the metro during our two night stay though we were told by the staff that it was nearby. The good news is that there is a bus stop right in front of the hotel that has frequent (20 minutes) service. Our experience was that the ride during rush hour can take up to 40 minutes, but is normally 20-25. The neighbourhood is industrial-office complexes.
Great Hotel - Shame about the location
Booked this hotel through Rates to Go at a real knock-down price. The hotel itself was first class, spacious rooms, a bed as big as Texas, a buffet breakfast so varied that after four days there were still things I hadn't tried: table tennis, pool and a sauna filled otherwise unoccupied time. The downside - the hotel is situated in an industial (commercial) area outside the ring road. Getting to the centre of Barcelona by public transport is possible but requires grit and determination. Our worst experience was a 2-hour bus trip at 9.30pm in the rain, which ruined an otherwise enjoyable day. We once took a taxi in the morning to the nearest Metro station, but the driver couldn't find one and returned us to the hotel. So be warned, either be prepared to spend 40 Euros a day on Taxi fares or lose 2-3 hours on bus journeys!
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The day began with a group mission to find authentic Spanish Espadrilles in Barcelona. On our way to a store that the internet promised to be our best chance at avoiding buying a cheap copy of the original shoe we stopped in the St Joseph Market to scope out our self-catering dinner options. The covered structure with a steel and stained glass entrance contained countless booths of vendors selling everything from eggs and veggies to seafood, beef, ...
The day stated very early with most of us downstairs for breakfast at 6:30. The comment was made that getting up at 6 is a very strange thing to do on a holiday. We were outside ready to go at 7:15 and took our usual last day photo which appears to have cut off some heads. There were at least five cameras used so hopefully I can get a picture from another source. We set off in a group of ten, led by Werner and his GPS. That group included Don, ...
... a fork! They cut the ham straight off the leg, and I mean a whole leg....It was huge. We then wandered around the streets, did a bit of shopping, had a cappuccino, did the usual touristy things. After Tapas & Sangria for lunch (when I wanted a nap) we took the train out to Tibidabo Mountain. Needless to say I didn't realise the train stopped at the bottom of the hill and the Funicular Railway started half way up....shall we say it was a long steep walk. There was a tram, ...
... Marette was happy. I was happy eating the marscapone filled croissant from the culinary school bakery. Yummy. Soon we found ourself nearing the harbor and the boulevard Isabel. The many outdoor cafés beckoned us to sit and enjoy a glass of wine. So as the last light waned and still night air cooled, we did just that. We finally turn back towards home and a particular restaurant recommended to us. It didn't open until 8:00. Being a high quality place, we ...
... to the market. I love that everything is so fresh, so cheap and the farmers are generally welcoming. We drove to Villanova to go kitchen shopping which was really boring and the weather so nice that we quickly and happily abandoned any responsibility we had to spend our time at the beach. By the way I am tanning up slightly. I hope before I leave I still don't look like I live in an Igloo. I can hear it now, "Where did you say you can back from? Spain. Ohhh." ...