We stayed at Barcelo Sants for 4 nights, celebrating our 2 year wedding aniversary with out 15 month daughter who absolutely loved the trip! The hotel is ideally situated above the Estacion Central, three train stops from the airport. (Tip - the T10 trip travel pass for €9.25 from the airport as this can be used on the metro, trains & buses-lasts 90 days). The hotel is only 3km from Ramblas and also very close to Nou Camp Staduim! Also every form of transport is available!
The Hotel has a very minimum contempary style. Very Apple like in design. Its has a space and orbital theme very much 2001: A Space Odyssey! The Lobby is big with mimuim furnishing, a grand piano and modern orbital seats. The staff are very helpful and speak English; the room we were given was newly refurbished (they all are!), open planned with low lighting and modern finishings.It also had a leather seat which compliments the decor.
A cot was already setup for my daughter on arrival. The room was beautiful; I have seen reviews which state the rooms are small but we thought it was about right. It consists of a king size bed, a 42" flat screen TV with USB output, ipod dock, radio -clock and electric blinds. The view from our window was amazing.
The bathroom section is divided into three parts - You get a basin outside the shower/toilet area. Both Shower and toilet are seperate, so in theory, Toilet,shower and basin can be used individually. The shower has a rain showerhead and its absolutely awsome! All toiletries (shower cream, shampoo, toothpaste, shaving kit, shower caps) are provided, including a kettle and hair drier.
WIFI is free and excellent throughout, we were able to Skype without any problems, The Safe is of a reasonable size and my 15"laptop fitted perfectly.
There is also a gym which is very good, free weights, machines etc and its very well equiped with full time staff.
If you are with kids then this location is ideal, there is a really nice park outside the hotel with children's adventure playground and kids playing football/basket ball.
Both Tour Buses (Red and Blue run from outside the hotel) - ask for the map of the city from reception and it shows you the route. They cost about €28 each. We decided to see the sites at our own pace due so our daughter could also enjoy the scenary and get her regular nap times. We did most of the sites on the bus and metro for less then 20 euros (2 x T10 Tickets at 18.50)
Places of interest are Park Guell. The Metro Stop is Lesseps, You can take the 38 bus from outside the hotel and it will take you up to the main road before you enter a side street which is uphill to the park entrance! You can experience amazing panoramic views of Barcelona and the sea beyond!
Also the Cable Car Telferic de Montjuic which takes you up to the Castle is worth seeing, again beautiul views. There is a metro stop there, the Hotel staff told us to take a bus but you can go directly by Metro!
There are plenty of restaurants around the vicinity, we ate at Namaste, an Indian Restaurant, 7 minutes walk from the station, not bad, helpings are small but it was enjoyable!
Also Istambul is a turkish resturant that does brilliant, chicken and Lamb skewers with rice, salad and numach! It does Kebabs and quick take-aways but there is seating upstairs and it serves beer! Very nice atmosphere and good food freshly prepared and very reasonably priced!
All in All our Stay at the Barcelo Sants was excellent, Really nice hotel, excellent location.
staff and also Ideal Location.
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