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Axel Hotel Barcelona

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Aribau 33, 08011 Barcelona, Spain
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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107 reviews 107 reviews
83 hotel reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed here during Circuit Festival for one night before moving to a much more affordable and larger apartment. I found the room to be super clean and larger (the double bed was more like a king) than I had anticipated but very white and basic, nothing special at all. The room offered a nice balcony that opened onto the... More

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JORGEPEREZ, Director General at Axel Hotel Barcelona, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your great opinion!! We really appreciate your time to give us your opinion, for us is always welcomed our guests help to improve our services. We are pleased to have had you with us and hope to see you soon at any of our worldwide Axel Hotels. Million thanks, Jorge Perez General Manager... More

The Hague, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Exterior: The hotel is located in the gay area, near the center (about 850 meters). The hotel shares the building with ES shop. Interior: The whole interior tells you that you’re in a gay hotel: windows and boards advertising man underwear in the lobby, pictures of naked men and condoms are provided in rooms. Gays are indeed explictely throughout. The... More

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JORGEPEREZ, Director General at Axel Hotel Barcelona, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We appreciate your opinion and your time to give us the opportunity to improve our services. Our hotel is characterized by a hotel located in the heart of the gay district of Barcelona and as one would expect is the first aimed at the gay hotel in the world and we are very proud of. Our audience is... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had reservations for an upgraded room that we got from booking.com they said the card was declined but supposedly sent an email to us that we didn't get so the canceled the room. Even though it said card would not be charged until we arrived! So they said they didn't have the upgraded room but would have to charge... More

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JORGEPEREZ, Director General at Axel Hotel Barcelona, responded to this review

Dear Guest, First of all, I would really like to thank you for your opinion and the time you have spent on it. In Axel Hotel Barcelona, we always try to improve our services so that our customers can enjoy the hotel and its facilities. I would also like to apologize if your reservation was not as your expectations, but... More

Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our last weekend in Barcelona has been perfect! The hotel its extremelly central, few minutes to Placa Catalunya and to the main shopping district. The room was clean and with plenty of light, nice bathroom and amazing rooftop terrace!!! We will be back soon!!

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Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your great opinion!! We really appreciate your time to give us your opinion, for us is always welcomed our guests help to improve our services. We are pleased to have had you with us and hope to see you soon at any of our worldwide Axel Hotels. Million thanks, Jorge Perez General Manager... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We planned a week away for my birthday. Not being to Barcelona before I choose to stay at Axel as I've stayed at their Berlin Hotel a few times. I must say the Barcelona one is lovely. Firstly the location a great and you can walk to most if not all of the major tourist attractions. Upon check in the... More

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Dear Guest, First of all I would like to thank you for staying with us during your last visit in Barcelona. Also thank you for your opinion and for sharing it with all travelers on Trip Advisor. Your opinion it´s very helpful for us and we really appreciate you take your time and give us your point of view about... More

Paris, France
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8 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Expensive hotel, centrally locate but not so centrally located, no subway close by. It's gay gay gay in a dirty, creepy way. They have a sign for you to put out on your door saying "do disturb please". And people knocked on our door in the middle of the night, even if we didn't put that sign out. It's not... More

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JORGEPEREZ, Director General at Axel Hotel Barcelona, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank your for staying with us during your last visit in Barcelona. We really are in the center of Barcelona and the closet metro station is less than 4 minutes walking from our main door. At the same time we do have a "Do disturb please" sign, but people do not knock on the door unless there is... More

Sydney, Australia
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63 reviews 63 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Despite the hype, this hotel does not live up to its reputation, nor its potential to offer a mid-range boutique gay hotel experience in Barcelona. Hotel is in an older building, which definitely shows (particularly the bathrooms - mine had a leaking shower screen so each time I took a shower the bathroom became waterlogged). This may also be why... More

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JORGEPEREZ, Director General at Axel Hotel Barcelona, responded to this review

Dear Customer, Thank you for your feedback, we are sorry that your experience was not satisfactory. On behalf of the entire team, I apologize if the SkyBar was not completely to your liking, because usually what our customers most positively comment, is the atmosphere and amazing drinks of our SkyBar. At the same time I want to clarify that we... More

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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very convenient place to stay with the shuttle bus for the airport nearby ect Rooms spotless, really nice with the balcony in the trees, roof top bar and pool amazing with great rooms! Very nice just chilling up their listening to the house music being pumped out - jacuzzi is also excellent way to relax Walking distance to loads of... More

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Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your great opinion!! We really appreciate your time to give us your opinion, for us is always welcomed our guests help to improve our services. We are pleased to have had you with us and hope to see you soon at any of our worldwide Axel Hotels. Million thanks, Jorge Perez General Manager... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff at the reception is really nice and it is quite centrally located. But the cleaning personal is not to be trusted as one lady stole a mobile from my room... It magically reappeared the next day after I complain and I got the info that they found it on a random floor... So to make a long story... More

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JORGEPEREZ, Director General at Axel Hotel Barcelona, responded to this review

Dear Customer, Thank you for your feedback, we are sorry that your experience was not satisfactory. On behalf of the entire team, I am sorry that your phone was missing but we trust 100% on our employees and I can assure you that nobody took your phone, as you perfectly explained your phone was found few hours later. Again sorry... More

Melbourne, Australia
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22 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our second stay at Axel, which has become a livier part of the gay scene in Barcelona. The rooftop pool/bar is THE gay destination in Barcelona and it seems all nights out started (and some ended) upstairs... not sure what the straight people staying at the hotel made of this when they popped in for a look...with their kids! Anyway,... More

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Dear Guest, Thank you for your comment about Axel Hotel Barcelona. We are pleased that you have stay in our hotel. We strive to provide the ultimate service while maintaining an enjoyable atmosphere. Nothing is more important to us than well being of our customers. We look forward to seeing you here again in the not-too-distant future. Best Regards, Jorge... More

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Address: Aribau 33, 08011 Barcelona, Spain
Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona
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Hotel Class:3 star — Axel Hotel Barcelona 3*
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From August 2013, Axel Hotel Barcelona enters the path of development and to contribute our concern about the environment! As a reference for the international tourism, Axel Hotel Barcelona is certified as sustainable property. ... more   less 
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