Abba Sants Hotel4.5 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
Don't let the lobby fool you - the rooms (at least my room and my mom's room) weren't nearly as flashy. They were certainly sufficient for a couple of nights, but anything beyond that would have been a bit of a challenge. Right outside our windows was a dog park of some sort where dogs of all sizes and decibel levels would play well into the night. I understand that the Spanish may not go to bed until later in the night, but we tourists may not want to be up until midnight or later with barking dogs. Also, part of the ceiling on the second floor, where my room was, fell in due to water damage. I came off the elevator to see the ceiling on the floor, some exposed wire, and water dripping from a tube in the ceiling. The staff, however, was very quick to clean up and repair the damage. As the climate control would have been disconnected during the repair, staff offered extra blankets to guests. On the plus side, the hotel is right on a metro line and within walking distance of many great shopping and tourist points of interest.
We stayed three nights prior to boarding a cruise in Barcelona. The hotel was clean with elevators, hot water and a lounge/restaurant attached. Desk clerks speak English. Room did not have A/C not an in room fridge or microwave. Central Barcelona location. Part of a European chain.
Hotel is one block from metro which you can get to Plaza Catalunya ( the Gothic quarter is not far from there) or Sagrada Familia easily. Walking distance to National museum area which you can see the old bull fight arena which was converted to mall and many nice old design building. Since there is many pickpocket thieves in Spain, so alway keep your belonging near you. Was told that items was stolen even in breakfast room. Room is clean. There is free breakfast provided also. Window can not block the noise from street.
The hotel was favorably located with the metro station only one block down the street. The rooms were large with a very expansive bathroom. The hotel offers bar services, which we made use of in the evening upon our return from site seeing all day. Free morning buffet was varied and delicious.
Abba Sants was the "base station" of a recent shopping trip with my mom. Location is pretty good, a few meters from the metro - providing you take the green line (and not the blue as we found out on arrival). All in all the hotel was easy to reach from the airport by metro at €4,50. Arriving a bit worse for wear after getting lost in a very hot metro station, we stepped into the hotel and were greeted - well, we weren't greeted at all to be exact. The guy at reception was beyond indifferent and borderline rude, slamming our id cards so they skidded off the counter etc. Not even a smile to spare. Luckily he did check us in early at no extra cost, so we were able to get changed before heading out to the city. We were slightly nervous about the situation - being there during the referendum - but no information was given at all and we didn't dare ask after that welcome. (it was absolutely fine btw) The room & bathroom were spacious and clean, with two queen size beds. (faux) wood rather than carpet on the floor. Nice fluffy towels, good water pressure. Not much toiletries.There was also a minibar & flatscreen tv, free wifi. Even though we had requested a quiet room, we were facing the street. You'll have to take into account that during the Catalan conflict your neighbours will be clanging pots & pans on their balconies from 10 PM to 10:15 PM (check YouTube if you're unsure what this means). The windows do block out most other street noise, and the double door blocks hallway noise - but walls and ceiling did let through some noise from other guests. Still I slept pretty well, the mattress & pillow were great. Breakfast was included in the price, but a little disappointing. The warm dishes (eggs, sausages, bacon, beans,...) weren't really warm anymore, and the eggs the powdered kind. No real gluten free options except for the yoghurts, nuts & dried fruit. I did spot soy milk for lactose intolerant folks. Charcuterie, cheese, cereal and few cakes too. While we were having breakfast, oddly some random parts of the breakfast area got sealed off, and people wanting to sit there were shooed away. It was a bit awkward, and I'm not convinced whether the cause (presumably saving time cleaning up?) warrants the inhospitable atmosphere it created. There weren't a great deal of dinner options nearby, we did end up eating at the arena shopping mall one night but that was not very memorable tourist fare. Checkout was as cheerful as checking in, but it was a breeze getting to the airport (a good thing with the extra weight our luggage had put on during our stay!) Not a bad experience, but I was expecting more for the price payed. I would search for another hotel on returning to Barcelona.
We stayed there for 3 nights. A relatively smaller hotel. Location is not bad, very close to metro (subway) to go to city centre. A bit older facilities, but clean. Breakfast is okay. Staff is friendly and helpful (we asked directions a few times). The biggest pain is the wifi network signal just too weak and not stable enough to be operable. Our room was in a corner. There was only 1 spot in the room where we could manage to get some sort of signal strength. The other rooms (our friends' rooms) were not that great either. Hope the hotel management will fix this soon.
I stayed for 5 nights during Lamerce festival, the great point of the hotel is the location that is next to metro station and also only 10 min walk to Eapanya sq. Good breakfast and helpful staff However the shower of the bath had problem and from the last night it was fixed. In total I'm satisfied:)
Stayed here for 3 nights...and nothing wrong with this hotel but nothing exiting either. Room was ok, beds are ok, wifi has good speed, bathroom is missing a real shower (but that is very frequent in Spain) Breakfast is also rather basic.
Don't get me wrong, this hotel was well located, right next to a metro and 6 minutes from the EuroRail so there is the good. Now for the bad, upon walking in my expectations were set high, the lobby is beautiful and the receptionist checked us in quickly. Getting on the elevator it was obvious it was an older hotel, but still we were ok at that point. Getting off on the 3rd floor it became apparent it was outdated. When we got in the room, there was a musty smell. I opened the windows to find one wouldn't open due to severe water damage (still evident). The room also was a smoking room when I asked for non smoking. The bed was comfortable and clean. The headboard was also water damaged on the bottom as was the corner of the room. The bathroom was very small (compared to others on our stay) and the hairdryer was from the 60s. They didn't provide conditioner or body wash nor did they have washcloths. The towels were scratchy and flat from years of usage. The breakfast was utter chaos. We arrived at 9, it looked like a bunch of school children had been let loose in the food as it was scattered EVERYWHERE and what little was left was cold or just inedible. The staff were trying their hardest so I don't blame them, but it was bad. The coffee machine was out of everything, cups, beans, milk, water, flavouring etc. I won't be visiting again.
I have been here at the 5th floor. It was very calm and it was great to enjoy the relax of the bathtub in a hard rainy day. The staff was nice. The room was good and clean. A metro station is right below the hotel. The only thing that I don't feel to be good enough for a 4 stars hotel is the breakfast. Not bad but not good enough for a 4 stars hotel :) Just an example: they don't prepare coffee / cappuccino / etc...but you have to use a machine by yourself (and the result is not so good). Anyway the overall opinion is very good, I would definitely come back if I have the chance!
- Walking distance to Placa d'Espanya
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Onsite dining
- Business center
Located in Sants within a short walk of Placa d'Espanya, Abba Sants Hotel is within a mile (2 km) of other popular sights such as Magic Fountain of Montjuic. This 140-room, 4.5-star hotel welcomes guests with a restaurant, free in-room WiFi, and a conference center. Located centrally in Barcelona, it's also close to Casa Batllo and Palau de la Musica Catalana.
In addition to a meal at the onsite restaurant, you can also enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the privacy of your room with room service, or get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café. For your convenience, breakfast is available for a fee.
All of Abba Sants Hotel's 140 air-conditioned rooms provide minibars, coffee makers, and safes. Guests can expect free WiFi and TVs with DVD players. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Rooms also include phones.
Guests of Abba Sants Hotel enjoy access to free WiFi in public areas, 6 meeting rooms, and a conference center. If you drive, self parking is EUR 20 per night, and there's also an area shuttle for a fee. A multilingual staff is on hand to assist with concierge services and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a business center, free newspapers, and laundry facilities.
Reviews from Trip Advisor
78% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 608 reviews