Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 69
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Callioca Comfortable and convenient
This hotel is about 20 minutes by train outside Barcelona, in Sant Cugat. My husband and I were arriving to the area late (~2am) by a friend's car drop-off and chose this hotel for our first night in the area to be easy to find and convenient before we dove into the city. (We took a train into the city the next morning and stayed in the gothic quarter for the rest of our stay.)
For us this hotel is practically perfect for our purpose - comfortable, convenient, with the perks of a US hotel: free breakfast, fast internet, cheery staff, efficient business center, clean and up-to-date rooms. Don't expect the character and old-time-charm of Barcelona, but that is reachable by train (there is even a shorter path from the hotel to the San Juan station than google maps shows).
The only difficulty for us was finding the hotel - we had Swiss SIM cards, a GPS, and google map directions - all three failed (does Exit 7 exist?!) and we had to do some turning around to find the hotel (the directions on our hotel reservation printout were actually best). It would have been better to just follow the signs for Sant Cugat and then look around for the Holiday Inn Express sign and drive to it! (There aren't many tall buildings around this area so if you do that it will probably work. That's how we found the hotel in the end.)
April 8, 2014
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April 1, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by monijonalu Holiday Inn, experiencia confort. Ideal familia con niños.
Viajamos por ocio con niños y la estancia fue inmejorable. La atención y el trato del personal, las instalaciones, la ubicación, el precio, los servicios, todo ello, ha sido muy satisfactorio. Los desayunos bien completos y el precio excepcional. Sin duda, volveremos a contar con Holiday Inn, nuestro alidado de confianza. Garantizado!!
March 4, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Big_Tayto HIExp_StCugat
Comfortable hotel on outskirts of Barcelona. Make sure you have specific directions if walking from station.
March 1, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by MrLes Sant Cugat experience
This hotel reflects the values of HI Express well . Conveniently positioned for our office, the main reason for my stays here. A 10 to 15 minute walk will take you to a railway station and into central Barcelona. Getting into Sant Cugat a bit more of a challenge, I normally hire a car, so getting around is simple. Good value for money.
February 13, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Duso Quiet hotel
Good location close to highway. Room clean. No restaurant. No refrigerator in the room. Broken faucet on the bathroom sink.
February 3, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Yokiyoki Todo bien excepto la cocina
La comida por las noches es bastante mala. Por los 12 euros (que estoy de acuerdo en que no es demasiado), al menos la sopa no debería ser de sobre.
January 13, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by ccparis2012 You get what you pay for.
Not a particularly good experience. Uncomfortable bed (very hard) defective shower head. Room key disactivated before check out.
Breakfast was good and room was quiet.
November 27, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by GR38 Convenient location to travel and visit Barcelona
Convenient arrival by car, net to the highway.
Convenient location to underground transportation to Barcelona, reched in ca. 20 min.
November 10, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Zahurul excellent service
I enjoyed every moment at the hotel. I wish I could stay longer.
November 6, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by betty22478 address on your website is incorrect
The taxi driver could not find the hotel and got lost.He said the hotel address in our reservation paper was incorrect. This was very inconvenient as we been traveling for 13 hours. The hotels is kind of far from the city center. The Hotel itself looked clean and new.
October 31, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mariosoft very good hotel
I have good opinion, very nice hotel, good value, free car parking, nice location.
October 30, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Tagarrojl Good and nice
This is a good example of the HI Express hotels, good value, good breakfast included in the fare and a location not far from Barcelona although you´ll need a car or take the nearby train to reach it.
It is situated in a business park, well comunicated and peaceful at the same time.
Not a luxury hotel, but modern and functional, where you can rest and slepp well.Recommended both for business and for leisure, and for travelling with familie as the rooms accomotate easily up to two children.
Free car park
October 7, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by erick43 Very happy with our choice
We had planned to stay away from downtown Barcelona, park the car and use the commuter train for daily tours. This hotel plenty satisfied our expectations. Although surroundings are not interesting, its access is very convenient both by road and train. Rooms were modern, spacious and clean. Staff was pleasant and the breakfast good.. and free !
We also had a very pleasant dinner very near (3 km) on Plaza Octavia, just in front of the Monastery of Saint Cugat, a superb view and excellent food with prices more reasonable than downtown Barcelona.
Overall, we highly recommend this hotel for visitors to Barcelona not wanting to fuss around with their car (which can safely park at the hotel, free of charge).
We will renew our experience at next visit.
September 23, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Hafran69 Sant Cugat experience
If you are a tourist, you will never enjoy your stay if you don't have a car, parking is available and for free. Free wifi is available all over the hotel including the rooms with an excellent signal.
The reception team were very very cooperative namely Ana, she is a great caliber that deserves the best.
Sant cugat city is a nice place to visit, beaches are 25 km far from the hotel, airport almost the same distance.
Fund difficulty in finding the hotel due to the navigator that doesn't cover the place but you should follow the signs and it will be easy to reach the hotel and Yes, I am ready to come back to he hotel,
Room service and house keeping were very good also.
No grocery near the hotel, the closest supermarket is like 5 minutes by car(lidl). Bathroom is clean, rooms are standard as Holiday inn, we were 2 adults and 2 children using the sofa bed.
Over all, it was a nice stay
August 31, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Dennis7410 Excellent Stay
Very nice hotel just 5 minutes walk from the metro. Clean and comfortable room. I only wish it could have had a small fridge for my son's milk to be stored.
Staff are very nice and polite. Breakfast is good but the same choices everyday. It's a cold breakfast so don't expect eggs or bacon :). A variety of delicious breads and croissants along with juices are also available. The only complaint I have is the positioning of the coffee machine. It forces people to line up again at the beginning of the queue for a second cup of coffee.
I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone. This was my second visit to Barcelona and also my second stay at this hotel which proves I liked it. For the record, I would be categorized as a Family with small children.
August 21, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by TheLaw2013 New Hotel, clean & tidy
On a holiday with my family and stayed 7 nights. Excellent facilities with clean & tidy rooms but the services were poor and must be improved. Our experience was made worse by the room TV which never worked and despite informing the hotel staff many times over 3 days, we were only moved to another room on the 4th day! With children, this was close to a nightmare. The breakfast choices were okay but there were long queues and few chairs/tables for the number of guests.
The location was not bad which is what I was initially worried about but this is only 20 minutes away from Barcelona city with the direct metro train from St Joan station. The train station is just about 5 - 10 minutes walk from the hotel but you must purchase a train pass for 2 zones to reduce cost and stress. We went to Barcelona city with this every day which is an excellent city with beaches and different amenities for a good experience especially for the children.
August 17, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Jeff1959 Good room and service
A little bit far from Barcelona and not so easy to find the hotel with car.
August 16, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by RedKite Good touring base
Stayed August 2013. Hotel is well situated for the Barcelona ring roads and central Barcelona can easily be reached by train (29 mins) from the nearby Sant Joan Station, trains every 15 minute peak period 30 minutes off peak, comfortable 10 minute walk. (Would suggest a train pass is purchased for however many days you are staying, this needs to cover 2 zones, tickets from a machine at the station, English translation works well, in our opinion you are better doing this rather than the 10 ticket card)
It worked well for us a base to tour the area, but you have very little in the way of bars or resturants nearby.
However, the hotel is clean, efficient with friendly competent staff. Only slight crticsim at breaksfast they do really need to invest on another hot drink machine, as queues do build up
August 15, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Miaow Very bad experience
I stayed on 27 and 28.8.2013 two nights and leave for another city for one night. And come back to stay again on 30.8.2013 with prepaid reservations. Because one friend stay in the same hotel on 29.8.2013, in order not to take all the things out of the room from 5 floor, we agreed with the front desk during check in that we would use the same room and did not emputy the room. The staff agreed on this but did not mark anything in the system.
Finally they charged one more night to my friend's credit card for 30.8.2013 due to the room is not emputy, where I stayed there. And marked my stay as a non show stay.
We have spent more than 30mins to explain during check out on 31.8.2013. And they have refund the extra charge to my friend and agreed to add the point to my account. But they did nothing. When I called again, they just ask to send email again to explain the details.
Very bad experience. Never be back!
August 12, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Ing42 Very clean and great hotel
This hotel was so clean and tidy, we was on a family road trip passing through Barcelona, would highly recommend.
August 10, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by sunshinejunkies Wonderfull stopover
We stayed here on the way to and from our holiday in Spain. Great, helpful staff. Convenient location just off the autoroute. Fantastic breakfast. Comfortable room.
August 4, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by StefanieH a luxury stay for a minimal price
We had a very nice stay. The room was very good and the bathroom was very clean and luxurious. The breakfast was very good with a good variety of choices. It was easy to visit barcelona with the train/metro: only 20 minutes to the centrum while your car is parked save and for free on the hotel parking lot. We certainly recommend it!
July 27, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Disneydog Barcelona - San Cugat, HI Express
Nice clean property.
In a business office park location so there appears to be very little tourist attractions nearby. We used it as a meeting point for 4 people - all arriving at different times over a 24 hour period then moved into the city to stay 2 nights.
Commuter train station is within walking distance but could be a challenge for older individuals or small children or if you have larger luggage. It is a 15 - 20 min ride but you need to change lines to get in the heart of the city so be aware you should purchase tickets for both at the start or you will have to purchase a second at the much busier station to complete your journey to the city. The front desk staff was very helpful in explaining this.
The taxi fee from the airport was around 60 euros one-way.
July 8, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JimR22 Excellent value hotel
As others have said, I agree the hotel is far from the centre of Barcelona, but the train station is only 5 minutes walk away, and the trains run very regularly into the heart of Barcelona for around €2.50. Rooms are very clean, modern, and well cared for. Staff were very friendly, happy to help, and spoke very good English. Breakfast choice was a bit limited, but what was offered was to a good standard. All in all, a first class facility that shouldn't be discounted because of it's location, and I'd certainly stay there again.
June 22, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by gdan Nice hotel for tourist with cars
Nice hotel with helpful staff and good breakfast. Close to Sant Joan metro station so easy access to Barcelona center. Walk to station is short (less than 5 min) and safe.
Hotel is hard to find via gps (at least for me), wish the hotel web page would provide some directions from local landmarks. Locals (Sant Cugat) are not aware of its address.
Overall enjoyed the stay and would recommend to friends
June 18, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MrLes Good service, good value for money, slept well.
What I look for in a hotel is welcoming staff, good bed, tidy room, good shower, this has it all, keep it up. Thank You.
April 28, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by molinara Staff service good
The breakfast have to improve that is too poor the caffe oops not comments...
April 24, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Alan1982 Fresh new look
This hotel is one of the newest ones in Barcelona and it really feels like an american Holiday Inn express, this hotel is more for business people since it is located in a business district.
We choose this hotel thinking it was close to downtown Barcelona but it wasn't. Although it is far from downtown there is a train station about 5-10 min walk from the hotel and it is fairly cheap and it drops you off at Plaza Catalunya (downtown) you will also find the AirBus there that will take you to the airport fro 10 euros.
The staff was super friendly and had no complains about my stay.
I will say that if you plan on making reservations for this or any Holiday Inn hotel everyone should use the website rather than calling the hotel since the prices are a lot cheaper online.
We didn't look for any places to eat around the hotel since we went downtown everyday but they do have a menu in the room for food delivery and a small cafe as you walk out of the hotel.
January 4, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Lucas77 Comfortable bed
good new hotel... the price is aceptable according the location
November 21, 2012