We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“As expected...”

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 8 more sites!
Novotel Barcelona Sant Joan Despi
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Sant Joan Despi
GreenLeadersSilver level
Reviewed November 15, 2012

Large enough rooms, clean, adequate pool (only sun in the morning – else in shadow), nice restaurant and bar. A typical hotel near the highway serving families travelling through and the business area surrounding the hotel.

Fine for a couple of days – but no more. The hotel is just too far out of Barcelona for it to serve all that well as a tourist hotel – the tram ride and subway into town are fine, but does take most of an hour and a return taxi will set you back 25-30 Euros. Take the car you say – and here you are onto something – however parking in Barcelona is notoriously difficult, so would always prefer to leave the car. This is probably my biggest annoyance with the hotel – if you are a highway hotel then you should expect to have guests with cars. And the hotel does indeed have a parking garage – but charges 16 Euro per day. This would be fine if the hotel was sitting downtown Barcelona – but seriously – we are in the middle of nowhere and at least reasonably priced parking should be available.

On the brighter side – can highly recommend the lunch at the restaurant by the pool. This is by no means standard hotel fare – excellent food in every respect. We were expecting a standard meal and got a “gourmet” meal instead. Brilliant.

All in all – think that next time I’m in Barcelona think Ill add the 16 Euro parking + 25 Euro taxi + tram rides etc. to the hotel bill and get a hotel downtown central instead.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank HansR66
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a ReviewReviews (889)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

173 - 179 of 889 reviews

Reviewed November 11, 2012

Convinient location related to the airport. Great room (family room on the fourth floor) - clean, comfortable beds and fold-out sofa, spacious bathroom. Friendly service, excellent breakfast. Parking is the only drawback - free street parking is not easy to find while parking in Novotel's garage will cost you 15 EUR.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank zemly
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed November 10, 2012

Reasonably priced hotel with easy access to the airport and the city.
Room is typically Novotel and has FOC WIFI.
Breakfast is OK but not great, lunch buffet is pretty good though!
We suffered major power issues while i was there last time which meant internet was off and on again but that could really happen anywhere!

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled on business
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank TheChap69
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed November 6, 2012

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank alanradson
This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
Reviewed November 3, 2012

quiet and clean practical family room for 4. Easy access to airport (10 min). free outside parking. good buffet breakfast. free wi-fi in room. it was all we needed before our morning flight departure.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank luclucky81
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed October 25, 2012

The hotel is quite far from the city centre (45 minutes) but even though its close to a speedway the rooms are quiet and normal Novotel standard.
Breakfast possibilities are not very good and really overpriced. The city breakfast at the bar consists of a small cup of coffee and two mini rolls for 7,70 € per person.The buffet for 15,30 € offers a better range of food but is really expensive for what you get. Staff at reception was nice and helpful, service staff seemed bored.The a la carte restaurant offers not very tasty and again overpriced meals.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank multitravelcouple
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed October 16, 2012

Nice hotel with modern touch inside the bed room. Though the wifi connection often had problem, but the other facilities were ok like the small swimming pool. I like the fact that it's not so crowded so i could enjoy the hotel. The receptionist are very helpful for first timer to Barcelona like me.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank Rabecca T
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Sant Joan Despi
Hesperia Sant Joan
#214 of 518 in Barcelona
927 reviews
Novotel Barcelona Cornella
#3 of 4 in Cornella de Llobregat
1,244 reviews
Exe Barcelona Gate
#2 of 3 in Sant Joan Despi
100 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Poblenou
Novotel Barcelona City
Novotel Barcelona City
#175 of 518 in Barcelona
3,744 reviews
Ibis Barcelona Cornella
#2 of 4 in Cornella de Llobregat
998 reviews
NH Barcelona Sant Just
#1 of 3 in Sant Just Desvern
582 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Novotel Barcelona Sant Joan Despi? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about 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
Price Range: $67 - $128 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Agoda, Hotels.com, Expedia, Orbitz, Travelocity, Priceline, Cancelon, TripOnline SA and getaroom.com so you can book your Novotel Barcelona Sant Joan Despi reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Novotel Barcelona Sant Joan Despi Hotel Sant Joan Despi
Novotel Sant Joan Despi
Sant Joan Despi Novotel
Novotel Barcelona Sant Joan Despi Province Of Barcelona

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing