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“1 night layover in Barcelona”

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Novotel Barcelona Sant Joan Despi
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Sant Joan Despi
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“1 night layover in Barcelona”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2012

The global service was adequate. I was sorry that the price of overnight parking was not included. As such a location, travellers generally come by car.
Also, service was extremely slow at the restaurant, and when I commented on it, the manager said that it was due to lack of staff.
The hotel manager and staff were very courteous, and beyond that, the hotel was very adequate.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2012

The Hotel itself is very established and rooms are comfortable but it is very far from the city center and it would take a minimum of 35 minutes to travel from the hotel to the center. The hotel's website says that its 8km away from the city center but it was way more and the traveling made our holiday less enjoyable. The breakfast was really good but to our surprise it isn't part of the holiday package. Also the swimming pool wasn't to a 4 star quality as it is very small. Overall if you don't mind traveling quite a bit to the center, the hotel is comfortable and satisfactory.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2012

we stayed here in july 2010. service was great. they smile alot!! very informative and helpful. the receptionist told us the 'go-to' spots in barcelona. the metro is jus 5 minutes walk and it took us straight into cataluna. u definitely can't get lost. we had a really nice time. i would stay here again.

Room Tip: rooms facing the hill to the north gives a view of the city if you're on a high floor.
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2012

A bit too far away from the city centre but good tramline & tube connection make up for this. Taxi from La Rambla back to the hotel cost less than 20 EUR. Indoor parking with locked doors will keep your precious motor untouchable. As always, Novotel provides value for money, even though I have seen better 4 star hotels. If travelling on a budget again, I would use this hotel again.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2012

This hotel is a good half an hour from the city centre on public transport, but the transport is easy to use, cheap and regular. There is no difficulty in getting back from the city until well after midnight. The rooms are to a good standard, as expected for a Novotel, and the reception staff are very friendly and helpful and speak English and French to a good standard. Bar and restaurant staff are also helpful and pleasant. The pool was working fine whilst we were there - no complaints. The buffet breakfast is fresh,comprehensive and good value for 15 euros per head.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Rutherglen, Scotland, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2012

This Novotel is a lovely hotel, it's only downside being the distance from the city centre.
The pool was open when we were there (18th-21st June) but unfortunately we didn't have time to have a splash. We only ate at the hotel the night we arrived and the caesar salad is highly recommended. The girl on reception the night we arrived was lovely, I think her name was Minar.
We found all the staff, from reception to restaurant to bar staff and the cleaners very pleasant.
The bible for getting around is the review written by 'Justmekev'! The L77 is highly recommended for getting to and from the airport (if on an Easyjet flight note that you depart from Terminal 2!)
Barcelona is a beautiful city with so much to see & do .......St Joseph's market for freshly cooked seafood & fruit!! We'll be back :)

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Aalborg, Denmark
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2012

The hotel is easy acces from the airport. Outside near the airport, Bus L77 is waiting. Novetel is near to the hospital, supermarket, gas station, busstop and small restaurant. If you're going to Catalunya plaza or Ras Ramblas Take T3 Tram stop to Palau Reil or Maria Christina and go down to the metro. Buy a T-10 ticket is useful and cheaper for you for bus and metro. Transportation is easy and not complicated! But don't expect all people speak english:( but they are nice and friendly.

Room Tip: We are in the 6 th floor and we have a good view!
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Novotel Barcelona Sant Joan Despi
Address: Carrer de la TV3, 2, 08970 Sant Joan Despi, Spain
Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Sant Joan Despi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Sant Joan Despi
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Hotel Class:4 star — Novotel Barcelona Sant Joan Despi 4*
Number of rooms: 161
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
4 star hotel with 161 airconditioned and soundproofed rooms. Located next to the AP2 B23 motorway, 3 km outside of Barcelona and the Avenida Diagonal, it is easily accessible on the T3 tram line (at Sant Marti de l Erm) and on bus routes 78 and 157 as well being just 15 km from the airport. The hotel features the Claravia restaurant, a bar, meeting rooms, play area for children, outdoor swimming pool, a terrace area, private parking and WiFi Internet access. ... more   less 
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