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“Great but far away from center hotel” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Hotel ATH CityPark Sant Just

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Hotel ATH CityPark Sant Just
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Carretera Real 132, 08170 Sant Just Desvern, Spain (Formerly Hotel HLG CityPark Sant Just)   |  
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Haifa
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Great but far away from center hotel”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2009

The hotel is nice, roomy, large rooms and bathrooms, clean, great receptionists, very good breakfast and also good food at the restaurant. Its main drawback is its location; about 45 minutes with public transportation to Barcelona center and there is no single food shope or restaurant/bar in a walking distance. TV includes just spanish channels. The hotel is close to a highway. I would recommend the hotel for those travelling with a car but not for those who came to tour Barcelona.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    2 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2009

This is a decent hotel if you're doing business in the area or have a car. If you do not have a car, this is not a good base to discover Barcelona from. We stayed there on two separate occasions for one night each. The first night, we flew into Barcelona and were heading to Pamplona. This hotel is right off the highway, so it was very convenient. On the way back we had one night in Barcelona before flying back. Again, it was half way between the airport and the centre and a good choice for us.

We also had a car and did not mind the 20 minute drive into downtown Barcelona (remember that parking can be extremely expensive there, even during the evening hours - but still less than taxi from this location and more convenient than any other form of transport). Again, if you do not have a car and want to disover Barcelona city centre, this is not the place for you.

The room are decorated nicely and are pretty modern. Front desk staff are not helpful at all. Parking was free (again good if you have a car), but there is nothing in this area, not even restaurants. I would recommend it based on price and depending travel needs (as explained above), but not for others that are not concerned with these 2 items.

  • Stayed July 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Canada
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2008

It was hard to find as it was way further out than we expected It is at least 30 minutes by tram and subway to downtown. There is very little around the hotel and the restaurant is only open at odd hours. When we arrived they said they had nothing for us and there were no rooms available until I showed my confirmation. The first room we got was a smoking room, The next room we got the pull out bed was broken, the next room we got was occupied with a young couple who were in bed when I walked in( how embarrassing for both parties) The fourth room was ok. The restaurant opens at 830pm and poorly serviced and the bar was poorly serviced. The hallway lights are all on motion detectors which was hard to get used to.

I fell in a stairwell that was light by a timed switch and broke my shoulder. The Manager help us get back to Canada and assisted me in filing and insurance claim with their insurance company. Unfortunately I now have a Spanish Lawyer because the insurance company has said it wasn't the fault of the hotel. A bad sign for the hotel as I am still partially disabled

  • Liked — The Manager
  • Disliked — The resuraunt and Location
  • Stayed May 2008, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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london
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2008

After i read everyones review on this hotel i was very worried. But when i got to the hotel i was very impressed with the service and the people who work there. Yes it is out of no where but thats why you have a tram going straight to the main city for free.

The cabs are about 16-20 euros to the airport and the city which aint £100. As you are going on a holiday you cant think about how cheap you are going to get it for, as you are in europe and its just the same price as in UK.

If you are under 30 going with the lads its very good especially after 10pm in LAS RAM LAS! Overall the rooms were nice and clean had every thing u need. I would wish if they had more of a variety to eat near the hotel. But go and enjoy it. Trust me

Stayed March 2008
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São Paulo, Brazil
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2007

Barcelona airport tourist office made the reservation. Most hotels were fully booked.

In all respects travellers should in my opinion avoid this hotel. The property was generally dirty, poorly maintained, service was awful and it was well overpriced. No TV control in room. Phone in room simply did not work.

Reception staff and manager simply agreed with all my comments recognising that the standard was well below that required for the Hotel's rating!

Owners should be ashamed, and take urgent action to upgrade the hotel.

A disgrace.

  • Liked — Nothing
  • Disliked — Awful in all respects
  • Stayed October 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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London
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2007

We were sent to this hotel after a mix up in bookings at its sister property, the City Park Pelayo, in the town centre. The location was dreadful - way out in the middle of nowhere. We'd been led to believe it was only ten minutes from the centre, but it took us 45 minutes to get there through rush hour traffic. I've also never been to a hotel that considers itself four star with such poor facilities - we hadn't eaten for ten hours, the restaurant was shut, there was no staff at the bar on the two occassions we checked and not even tea and coffee making equipment in the rooms. We'd been told the hotel was surrounded by 'bars and shops' - fine, if you've come to Barcelona to buy a Nissan or eat a Lexus! Even remote controls for the TV were only available on request and the hotel room was about as sparse as it could be, with absolutely no information, maps, guides, menus or anything. The beds were extremely uncomfortable and came with only one pillow, so don't expect a good night's sleep.

We managed to switch back to the Pelayo - thank goodness - which doesn't claim as many stars and yet was strangely much better equipped and altogether a much better bet.

Stayed October 2007
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midlands
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2007

On arrival we were ripped off by a cheating taxi driver who was unable to find this hotel which is located in the middle of nowhere near some building site and tram tracks- brilliant views!!
All the temp was a lot higher than it was in England that was no excuse for the aircon to be on full blast and had the inability to be turned down- this resulted to extra blankets and hooded tops to be worn!!!

On waking up from one freezy nights sleep we headed for breakfast, the spread was good but no impressive. We ate breakfast and then headed for the pool. For anyone looking at the hotel pictures and thinking that you can imagine yourselves sat round the pool sippin on cocktails whilst your friend or family member frolics in the large pool. Stop that day dreaming now, because after searching and walking down a overrun path leading from the back door of the hotel, we stumbled across a postage stamp excuse for a paddling pool, I have seen bigger bath tubs!! the staff were rude very rude and half of them were standing around whilst one lady struggled to keep up with the demand at the front desk. The breakfast totalled 28 euros for two people a rip off is all that can be summaised for this experience. It is out of the way,no where near the airport. There are much closer hotels that offer free taxi services to your accommodation. If this was the only place in Barcelona I would still stay away, the streets are friendlier. STAY AWAY!!

  • Liked — leaving
  • Disliked — freezy rooms and rip off breakfast
  • Stayed July 2007, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Address: Carretera Real 132, 08170 Sant Just Desvern, Spain (Formerly Hotel HLG CityPark Sant Just)
Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Sant Just Desvern
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Sant Just Desvern
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel ATH CityPark Sant Just 4*
Number of rooms: 120
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Inaugurado en 2003. El Hotel ATH CityPark Sant Just se ubica en Sant Just Desvern, a 15 minutos del centro de Barcelona y a 10 minutos del aeropuerto.Dispone de 120 habitaciones, todas ellas equipadas y cuidadas hasta el ultimo detalle. Dispone de 7 salones con capacidad hasta 200 personas y el Salon 'Presidente' con una capacidad de hasta 650 personas, todos ellos equipados con la mas avanzada tecnologia ideales para organizar cualquier evento de empresa, bodas o celebraciones. El Hotel se complementa con Ciber cafe, zona Business, piscina, solarium, jardines, terraza, parking, room service y lavanderia. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
City Park Sant Just Hotel Sant Just Desvern
City Park Sant Just Desvern
Hotel ATH CityPark Sant Just Province Of Barcelona/Sant Just Desvern

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