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Expo Hotel Barcelona

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Very friendly and helpful staff. Very safe area. Train to rest of Spain and Europe is next door at Barcelona Sants train/subway station. Every sort of public transportation goes by here to see the city. All are very safe and affordable and just ask and someone will help you with getting the right one. The rooms are nice and clean and maids will really do an extra nice job when you leave a tip. Roma Restaurant across street is very good. Just take the R2 train from the airport and you can launch your adventures from this hotel. I would return every time due to convenience and reliability of this place and area. Just one bit of advice, do not eat at a place with color pictures of their food posted outside or on menu. Ask if fresh or frozen for seafood. Love the coffee and fresh squeezed orange juice all around Barcelona.

This hotel is next to Sants estación. Staff was very attentive all the time. Rooms are good but simple. I had very noise Neighbours and it was very noisy, walls are way too thin. A window that opens to a balcony to get fresh air in is always a plus.

I’ve stayed at the Expo 3 times. There was an increase in the rates over the past couple of years. 2 years ago it was a good deal, now it is about average for the area. **Do not get the single size room. It is tiny.** The rooms come with a balcony with some nice views of the city. The breakfast buffet is ok, but for 12 Euros you might find a better value at a cafe nearby. The location is right next to the train station with easy access to the airport, tourist bus, etc. The Arenas mall and many restaurants are within easy walking distance.

Room looks like hostel:( Only 1 star. Location is good and tstaff is nice. Just terrible looking room:(

This hotel was in a great location. The train station, bus stops, and taxi stand were all literally 2 minutes away. The hotel was really nice, there's a pool on the roof which was kind of small but nice. The room was very spacious and clean. Bed was super comfy. However the telephone did not work which was annoying. If there was an emergency how would we be able to call the front desk? And ordering room service was out of the question. The staff here is terrible, they messed up on my reservation after I made them aware of the changes upon checking in. One of the staff members came up to my room to confront me about not having checked out even asked me if i had any idea what day it was, and when i showed him i added another day to my stay he said they were busy downstairs and must've missed it. When i was checking out a customer was having a disagreement with a staff member and the person checking me out was too busy watching them and kept messing up the charges.

Clean Hotel, Staff super nice. My daughter got sick and they helped call a Doctor. Doctor came promptly. Nice swimming pool and bar on top of Hotel. Good breakfast

Room was so small. Smelled strange when I first walked in the room, had to open windows.

Hotel well located, near a metro. Very clean atmosphere, very friendly staff. Continental breakfast well served. The staff is very friendly!

The location was centralized to tour the city or go to the beach. Plenty of restaraunts in the area to choose from that are reasonably priced. Laundromat not far away (don't need to buy soap it's in the cost) and park was fun to stroll around. Room was clean, but the bed sucked. Pool was not what the pictures show, hotel staff was great.

The hotel itself was convenient as in regards to its location to the train station as we took the AVE to the city. However the where the hotel is located in an area that looked a little unsafe. In fact a little later in the trip we were at a park right next to the hotel where my wife's bag was almost stolen (the guy had come up to try to grab it as we were sitting on the park bench, my wife just happened to try around when she felt him pulling at it that deterred him from taking it). The hotel lobby and halls looked nice however when we arrived to the room it didn't look as nice, definitely not as nice as the pictures on orbitz. It was basically a room with a TV and two twin beds joined together by the bed sheet to make a full size (which was a surprise to us) covered with this ugly green sheet. The bed is on wheels and since the its a vinyl floor it rolled around very easily from the wall. We had to be careful laying on it. In fact on our first night we moved around to the center and the two beds ROLLED APART LEAVING US ON THE FLOOR. This was by far the worst hotel bed we ever had. The bathroom was the nicest part of the room as it was must have been remodeled recently. The upstairs bar was very nice with a beautiful view of the city. However the roof pool was very small not nearly the size in the picture and didn't look as clear or comforting to take a swim in. Overall if you must stay here it is a decent place with good staff. A 2.5-3 star hotel should be it's rating.

Expo Hotel in Barcelona is a modernist structure that should please all kinds of architecture fans. Although my room was pretty basic, it was spacious and clean and A/C worked well. The location, just around the corner from Barcelona Sants RR Station is very convenient. So is taxi rank outside the hotel entrance for those willing to splurge on a ride to the airport (about 35 Euros, btw). Otherwise, there is a train from the airport to Sants Station and an easy hike across to the hotel. The hotel staff were friendly and helpful. There is also an tourist info booth inside the lobby, ready to dispense all kinds of useful info. Among other things, they directed me to a bike rental place where (for 6 Euros) I could ride all day all over Barcelona. What could be a better way to sightsee the town?

Very good location near public transport. Accommodating and friendly staff. Large but basic rooms, ideal for the thrifty traveler in a city where accommodations are on the high end cost-wise.

Great hotel! 3 minute walk away from the main metro station. AND they have EGGS!! If you've stayed in Spain for more than two weeks, you'd know how hard it is to find scrambled eggs for breakfast! This place has them! The buffet is great! It's about 9 or 11 euros each, but worth it, since it's in the same building. I was however disappointed that the patio closes fairly early - 8pm. But nonetheless, great hotel, excellent customer service and you don't have to hassle with transportation because it's so close.

The lobby was very nice but the room not so much. Would not say this is 4 stars.

This hotel looks great from the lobby, however our double room looked more like a prison cell than a 4 star hotel. The beds were tiny, (I'm 157 cm) they were uncomfortable and the walls and door frames were dirty and beat up. Less than impressed with this hotel. Much more like a hostel with a 4 star hotel price.

Staff very friendly, rooms clean and great location to train station.

Not bad. Clean, good location, right price for an overnight stay. Staff was helpful. Not the biggest room, but the A/C worked well, and was worth the 80$ price.

The staff was outstanding. They went out of their way to help me with a computer issue. 9th floor is definitely noisy I recommend you stay on a different level. The bar is right above 9th floor. Otherwise terrific place with a great breakfast buffet.

We were a family with 3 kids and enjoyed the hotel a lot.

We went to Barcelona for MotoGP at Circuit de Catalunya. We picked this hotel because of its location and reasonable price. Close to both Metro and commuter train stations makes it convenient to go to the track in Montmelo and tourist attractions in Barcelona. We didn't eat at the hotel, becuase variety of food can be found close by at more reasonable prices. Check out Passeig de Antoni (street name) just a half a mile from the hotel for variety of food including tapas and paellas. Will stay here again. Recommended.

Carrer de Mallorca,1-23 Barcelona Barcelona

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Placa d'Espanya
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Outdoor pool

Located in Sants-Montjuic within a short walk of Placa d'Espanya, Expo Hotel Barcelona is within a mile (2 km) of other popular sights such as Magic Fountain of Montjuic. This 4-star hotel has 423 guestrooms and offers an outdoor pool, free in-room WiFi, and a rooftop terrace. Casa Batllo and Palau de la Musica Catalana are also nearby.


Dining

Enjoy dining at one of 2 onsite restaurants including Stop'n'Rest, which specializes in Mediterranean cuisine. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or entertain your taste buds with a beverage at the bar/lounge or 2 coffee shops/cafés. For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 7 AM to 10:30 AM.


Rooms

The 423 air-conditioned accommodations feature balconies and afford space to spread out with separate bedrooms. TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers, free toiletries, and bidets. Refrigerators, laptop-compatible safes, and phones are also standard.


Property features

At Expo Hotel Barcelona, guests have access to an outdoor pool, a rooftop terrace, and free WiFi in public areas. If you drive, self parking is EUR 24.20 per night, and there's also an area shuttle for a fee. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include 9 meeting rooms, conference space, and a computer station.

Guest reviews for Expo Hotel Barcelona

Everyone (10) Business (2) Couples (8) Family (3) Friends (2) Other (9)
5

great location!! center of public transportation

Everyone

Very friendly and helpful staff. Very safe area. Train to rest of Spain and Europe is next door at Barcelona Sants train/subway station. Every sort of public transportation goes by here to see the city. All are very safe and affordable and just ask and someone will help you with getting the right one. The rooms are nice and clean and maids will really do an extra nice job when you leave a tip. Roma Restaurant across street is very good. Just take the R2 train from the airport and you can launch your adventures from this hotel. I would return every time due to convenience and reliability of this place and area. Just one bit of advice, do not eat at a place with color pictures of their food posted outside or on menu. Ask if fresh or frozen for seafood. Love the coffee and fresh squeezed orange juice all around Barcelona.

By , from Madison WI USA on Feb 21, 2018

Review comment responded on Feb 27, 2018

Dear Gary, Thanks for staying with us. We appreciate your feedback! Beatriz Pajuelo Quality Department

4

nice hotel in convenient area

Everyone

This hotel is next to Sants estación. Staff was very attentive all the time. Rooms are good but simple. I had very noise Neighbours and it was very noisy, walls are way too thin. A window that opens to a balcony to get fresh air in is always a plus.

By , from san diego, ca on Jan 1, 2018

3

great location. mixed experience with the hotel.

Everyone

I’ve stayed at the Expo 3 times. There was an increase in the rates over the past couple of years. 2 years ago it was a good deal, now it is about average for the area. **Do not get the single size room. It is tiny.** The rooms come with a balcony with some nice views of the city. The breakfast buffet is ok, but for 12 Euros you might find a better value at a cafe nearby. The location is right next to the train station with easy access to the airport, tourist bus, etc. The Arenas mall and many restaurants are within easy walking distance.

By , from Vermont on Nov 18, 2017

2

nice hostel

Everyone

Room looks like hostel:( Only 1 star. Location is good and tstaff is nice. Just terrible looking room:(

By on Oct 26, 2017

4

nice hotel, rude staff.

Everyone

This hotel was in a great location. The train station, bus stops, and taxi stand were all literally 2 minutes away. The hotel was really nice, there's a pool on the roof which was kind of small but nice. The room was very spacious and clean. Bed was super comfy. However the telephone did not work which was annoying. If there was an emergency how would we be able to call the front desk? And ordering room service was out of the question. The staff here is terrible, they messed up on my reservation after I made them aware of the changes upon checking in. One of the staff members came up to my room to confront me about not having checked out even asked me if i had any idea what day it was, and when i showed him i added another day to my stay he said they were busy downstairs and must've missed it. When i was checking out a customer was having a disagreement with a staff member and the person checking me out was too busy watching them and kept messing up the charges.

By , from nyc on Aug 31, 2017

4

hotel near train/metro station

Everyone

Clean Hotel, Staff super nice. My daughter got sick and they helped call a Doctor. Doctor came promptly. Nice swimming pool and bar on top of Hotel. Good breakfast

By , from Dallas on Jul 5, 2017

3

close to train station

Everyone

Room was so small. Smelled strange when I first walked in the room, had to open windows.

By on Dec 13, 2016

5

impressed

Everyone

Hotel well located, near a metro. Very clean atmosphere, very friendly staff. Continental breakfast well served. The staff is very friendly!

By , from los angeles on Sep 21, 2016

4

clean room and great location

Everyone

The location was centralized to tour the city or go to the beach. Plenty of restaraunts in the area to choose from that are reasonably priced. Laundromat not far away (don't need to buy soap it's in the cost) and park was fun to stroll around. Room was clean, but the bed sucked. Pool was not what the pictures show, hotel staff was great.

By on Jul 29, 2016

3

expo hotel 4 stars???

Everyone

The hotel itself was convenient as in regards to its location to the train station as we took the AVE to the city. However the where the hotel is located in an area that looked a little unsafe. In fact a little later in the trip we were at a park right next to the hotel where my wife's bag was almost stolen (the guy had come up to try to grab it as we were sitting on the park bench, my wife just happened to try around when she felt him pulling at it that deterred him from taking it). The hotel lobby and halls looked nice however when we arrived to the room it didn't look as nice, definitely not as nice as the pictures on orbitz. It was basically a room with a TV and two twin beds joined together by the bed sheet to make a full size (which was a surprise to us) covered with this ugly green sheet. The bed is on wheels and since the its a vinyl floor it rolled around very easily from the wall. We had to be careful laying on it. In fact on our first night we moved around to the center and the two beds ROLLED APART LEAVING US ON THE FLOOR. This was by far the worst hotel bed we ever had. The bathroom was the nicest part of the room as it was must have been remodeled recently. The upstairs bar was very nice with a beautiful view of the city. However the roof pool was very small not nearly the size in the picture and didn't look as clear or comforting to take a swim in. Overall if you must stay here it is a decent place with good staff. A 2.5-3 star hotel should be it's rating.

By , from Sacramento, CA on Jul 6, 2016