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Hotel Canal Olimpic

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

When we got there the pool and garden area was closed, but the receptionist did not mention it. The room was basic, bathroom could have been better and I could get decent wifi only downstairs. Breakfast was ok. The balcony door did not lock properly. No safe in the room. It's located in a residential area, not close to the beach and not close to town either.

Booked last minute after our flight was cancelled. Check in was easy, reception staff were always friendly and polite. The hotel is small and old fashioned-style but lovely. The room was clean and nicely styled with a massive balcony. Bathroom was sufficient. The bed was comfortable and there is loads of storage. The hotel offers three courses and a drink for 12€ for dinner. The meal was ok. Asked for a glass of wine with dinner and a bottle was left on the table. We drank it all with dinner and thought we’d be charged but we were not so that was nice. Breakfast was 8€ for buffet style. Bit of a let down for the cooked food. It was all cold and hot dog sausages not real ones. Good variety of pastries, fruit and yogurt. Pool area could do with upgrading and the gardens need tidying. Not much close by. Beach 15 minute walk away and another 15 minutes along the front to get into a busier area with a couple of shops and restaurants. Ideal hotel for a short break to Barcelona.

This hotel is off the beaten track. Everyone who works there is very friendly and helpful. We just returned from a 5 day break yesterday 5th August. The hotel has great facilities, nice dining room, clean pool, plenty of deck chairs (as it was quite quiet) there were only 4 or 5 others at the pool whenever we went. There is a big canal that is used for water sports, a tennis club and Yoga centre just near the hotel and I think lots of the guests at our hotel used those facilities. Breakfast at the hotel was OK, it was the same every day buffet consisted of a selection of hams, Spanish chorizo, a couple of cheeses, yoghurt, loads of fruit, hot dogs and omelette, different types of croissants and breads. It was tasty but I would have loved it if they had churros and that it changed every day. Breakfast was 4 euros if you just have toast jam croissant and coffee and 8 euros for the buffet. The food was always topped up, coffees and teas delicious! They offer lunch and dinner there too but we ate out every day. We stayed in a twin bedded room, there was no kettle but we bought coffee and drinks from the little cafe that they had most drinks were 2 euro 50p, cava 10 euro a bottle, beer 2.50 Room service was perfect, beds comfortable, bathroom consisted of shower and bath, we got freshly made beds, fresh towels and toiletries every day whatever time you put the sign in the morning to clean it was cleaned. The beach was 20 minute walk, bus about 10 minutes, train about 25 minutes, there was also a great shopping centre, a village with lots of restaurants and bars. Sea was too rough to swim in but there were lots of kids just staying in the shallows. We went to an awesome paella restaurant in the village and also ate at 2 beach bars dreadful over priced food. Will try and write about the paella restaurant when I find their card. Casteldefells village was full of people it was lively but now over crowded, mainly Spanish people. From there you can get a train to Barcelona. The taxi from the airport cost us 29 euro and took 15 minutes. We will definitely go again because service was good and we like quiet places.

Pleasant hotel in good location for airport, beach and public transport. Good swimming pool, very good buffet breakfast, lunch/dinner also available at reasonable prices. Just about 3-star but nearer 2 than 4.

No complaints here. Large room, with good service, helpful people and nice ac. What else? It is just far away from everything so you need a car or to use taxis. I liked the dinner and the breakfast was ok.

It's very easy to fall into the trap of "the tap was dripping" or "breakfast was cold" when reviewing a hotel and to be clear the breakfast wasn't cold and the tap wasn't dripping, but if you're looking for glass and steel super modern accommodation the Canal Olympic isn't for you. On the other hand if you're looking for a quaint, quirky, relaxed stay, in comfortable clean beds, with friendly helpful staff, this delivers. Our room (disabled, with wet room) literally 2 metres from the lift on the first floor was lovely. Nice balcony, absolutely top (20ish meg) wifi throughout the hotel, loads of breakfast (we ate out for lunch/evening meals), secure parking and quiet surroundings. Of course there are a few downers, not really enough surface space in the room to empty your pockets and the pool was decidedly murky (though I think that's a seasonal thing) - but even this hardy northern Brit wouldn't consider outdoor swimming in march so the pool being closed was a bit moot. On the whole though strongly recommended if you don't want the blandness of the local Holiday Inn Express or similar and prefer more local colour.

They first gave us twin beds. But the friendly staff changed it right away. The terrasse was a lovely surprise in the new room. It was quiet for a night in february. Free parking for a change. Many restaurants around if you have a car.

The a/c was no working, I told the rude lady front desk to move me to another room, she says no, Well I want go to another Hotel, she say no because my money is no refundable, really, no accommodations, Well I sleep with the window open and I left the day after and call my credit card, I got my money back, never never in this Hotel.

I stayed here for the week in September. Rooms all very close to each other, room staff started cleaning the rooms at 7am, dragging bed around. Staff in reception all very cheerful. I found shops/restarants/train station all too far away, a good 20m walk, by the time I got anywhere, I needed a shower. The food was not very good at all other than the price. A set menu, 3 choices for each course.The garden to relax in was more of a yard, where I got eaten alive by mosquitos, I would not recommend this hotel or stay here again

I stayed here when I was interviewing at ICFO, an adjacent research institute in Castelldefels. I was there for three nights and had a room to myself. Given that I didn't speak either Spanish or Catalan, the hotel staff were extremely helpful and made my stay easy and comfortable. The rooms were well appointed and the food in the restaurant - both the breakfast spread and the dinner menu was quite good. The food was well done and has all the right flavours. The people at the reception were extremely helpful in terms of giving me directions to go to various places in the city.

Ginesta, 13 Castelldefels Barcelona

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Outdoor pool
  • Laundry facilities

Hotel Canal Olimpic places you next to British School of Barcelona and within 2 miles (3 km) of Castelldefels Castle. This 49-room, 3-star hotel has private in-room pools along with an outdoor pool and free in-room WiFi. Near the airport, the hotel is also within a 20-minute drive of Fira Barcelona and Placa d'Espanya.


Sit down for a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or 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. Start each morning with buffet breakfast, available for a fee from 8 AM to 10 AM.


All of Hotel Canal Olimpic's 49 individually furnished rooms provide private pools, balconies, and sofa beds. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and LCD TVs with satellite channels. Bathrooms have hair dryers, free toiletries, and bidets. Other standard amenities include phones and desks.

Property features

Guests staying at Hotel Canal Olimpic enjoy an outdoor pool, a sauna, and free WiFi in public areas. Self parking is available for EUR 5 EUR per day. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include 3 meeting rooms, a seasonal outdoor pool, and free newspapers.

Room options

Single Room

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 1

Double Room (with Extra Bed)

Full 1 | Twin 3 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

56% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 233 reviews