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Novotel Barcelona S Joan Despi

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Nice hotel close to tram line T3 that is useful if you plan sightseeing by public transport in Barcelona. Room was very comfortable. That area is noisy because of the traffic but we could sleep with closed windows and air conditioning.

Since this hotel is only a 10 minutes walk away from out office in Barcelona, it´s the first choise to go to save time and money for a taxi. The rooms are fine and tidy, but could be renovated to some extend. Especially the bathrooms seem to have been renoved only half-hearted - parts are done well, but some parts in the same bathroom look very old and un-renovated. I´d not recommend this hotel for visitors who want to visit Barcelona city, because as some already mentioned: It´s about one hour ride by public transport - and parking in the city centre is a challange... What improves the judgement of this hotel: a friendly and helpfull staff, good quality in the restaurant and a very good breakfast. And not to forget the brilliant air conditioning: very silent and effective.

The Hotel is an average Business Hotel on the outside of Barcelona. Via taxi, it is about 15-20 minutes from the aiport. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The rooms are clean, but old and could need an update. During my stay, the breakfast room was very chaotic. Places were not set and not all items were available. But after calling the staff, things improved.

Mom, Aunt, and adult daughter, that is a family of 3, is an unusual fit in European hotels. Novotel made it simpler than most and once we turned the a/c down to cold, we went right to sleep! There was some street noise that dissipated with tv noise on the 4th floor. The big, open, modern bathroom was clean, and the large, deep tub/shower combo was enjoyable but a bit dangerous to exit when wet. Lighting was helpful for makeup. Fair Trade ingredients in the shampoo was a great marketing tool for the 20-something, but how much fair trade sugar really matters in a shampoo? It smelled great! The beds were comfy and the first of 2 nights had a lollipop on each of the two 'twin' beds. Flat screen tv was nice, small and Barcelona has a couple of English speaking channels, bonus! The open armoire is easily accessed and hanging clothes air dried easily. In-room safe was by the door. Mini-fridge was barely cool but held leftovers when temp was rolled down. Prices were clearly labeled for candy, beer, water, and juices and in line for a mini-bar. There were some in-room plugs if you have your adapters. Elevators worked but were always full. Dogs appeared frequently. The pool was pretty. A trampoline outside and a Playstation for the children in the lobby. The reception staff spoke English but were dismissive and less than helpful. Returning to the desk after the key did not work, it was not an apology it was questioning our ability to use the hotel card key. Hmmm... Pushier guests are served prior to those in line. Public computers were 50% usable at only 20-minute increments after quite a few hoops. Not a help for us on limited data phone international phone plans! When one family made an error calling for a cab, staff had us to take their cab. We thought it a stroke of luck but it did not make sense at the time. Directions were difficult to get from staff. They would not fax for event tix, charged to weigh luggage, they would not print city attraction tix from computer for me or offer to help use the one working computer of theirs, they did not offer baggage assistance in the door, out the door, or to the room. There was a luggage storage room.Directions to the bus line were given once. "I have already given those directions," just landed wrong with all of us. Even with 2 night reservations, maid service knocked before 10 A.M. When I greeted them, toothbrush working away, they were extremely apologetic. By far, the maid service were the most professional staff members with a respectable air. A gas station is located adjacent to the hotel, not much else on the block but the bus line is within a short walk. I did not drive in and am unaware of parking issues. The bartender did give me ice cubes to take up to the room. The restaurant wait staff were slow and unprofessional and are reviewed separately.

Hotel a bit out of Barcelona, but easy public transports to all parts for Barcelona. Hotel Dining Facilities are good and a large Store nearby. Felt safe for walking around area in the evening. Staff at hotel very helpful with info.

Stayed here 1 night in a family room 4 girls. Arrived here to a friendly reception, staff offered great advice & service. (We asked about Metro getting about the town.) Room was good, clean & comfortable. beds well organized. Plus bathroom facilities good, with a large vanity area, separate shower cubicle and bath. Highly recommend the lovely buffet breakfast ( great value too , as we had a free child offer) Such a great start to our day, we enjoyed alfresco breakfast, beautiful sunny dining area adjacent to the pool. Continental & hot buffet breakfast included wide variety of fruit, cereals, cold meats Serrano ham (& hot service bacon variety of eggs ) We also had a few hours around the pool, great size for swimming, secluded location, plenty of comfortable sunbeds. Our group enjoyed champagne sangria served by a lovely bar lady Great stay , would highly recommend.

Very good hotel, good price. Everything good there! Clean and spacious rooms. Kind people. Excellent delicious breakfast! Clean pool, good coffee...parking outside is free! The only thing I think can be improved is that there is not a restroom by the pool.

My stay was very good. Nice food,good staff, cool environment. The bed is very comfortable. Close to a big supermarket. You can take a tram. It's a calm area and there is a square near the hotel for kids to play .

This Hotel is mainly for business Travellers and larger Group. How to get there: there is a train line that takes you directly to Sant Joan Despi but as we hired a car from Hertz, we did not use it. The Novotel is about 20mn Drive from the airport. The Hotel: it is very clean and the rooms are are big enough for two people but shame you only get one soap, one shampoo and one shower gel to share between. At yhe reception, they can supply you with a shaving blade and a toothbrush if you need them. There is also a fridge in the room with few soft drinks, a kettle and few tea and coffee bags. Hotel Car park: it costs €16 week days and 11€ at weekends . Breakfast: it's really good and they offer a variety of food including fresh fruit/ cereals. Shop: there is a big Supermarket about 2mn away from the hotel, top floor is for cosmetics and the lower ground is for groceries. How to get to the city Centre: the Metro station is 2mn away from the Novotel and you should get line T3 to Pilau, change to the underground using L5 green Line to Catalonia. Food in Barcelona: Be aware that food is very expensive in Barcelona comparing yo eating out in the UK.

This hotel is located in a suburb of Barcelona so taking public transportation is required to get to the major tourist spots. Overall it is a good hotel, clean,comfortable with a good buffet breakfast. However, I was treated rudely by a staff member at the reception who accused me of not paying my bill upon check out.

Carrer De La Tv3, 2 Sant Joan Despi Barcelona

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Outdoor pool
  • Fitness center

Novotel Barcelona S Joan Despi places you within 3 miles (5 km) of popular attractions like Camp Nou and Monastery of Pedralbes. This 161-room, 4-star hotel has a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. Palau Blaugrana and FC Barcelona Museum are also close to this Sant Joan Despi hotel.


This hotel is home to a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with room service. Buffet breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 7 AM to 11 AM.


Novotel Barcelona S Joan Despi's 161 soundproofed rooms provide minibars, coffee makers, and free newspapers. 22-inch flat-screen TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers, free toiletries, and bidets. Laptop-compatible safes, phones, and desks are also standard.

Property features

Guests of Novotel Barcelona S Joan Despi have access to an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and free WiFi in public areas. Self parking is offered for EUR 16.50 per day. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include 4 meeting rooms, a business center, and a seasonal outdoor pool.

Room options

Standard Room, Multiple Beds (1 Double and 2 Single Beds)

Full 1 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

76% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 840 reviews