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Axel Hotel Barcelona

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Aribau 33, 08011 Barcelona, Spain
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Munich, Germany
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45 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

If you looking for hip, social, location and the "in place to be" then Axel hotel is what you should aim for. With its Amazing roof top bar and pool area and HUGE gym, the hotel wins. However when it comes to the rooms, I scored it an average. I felt the place looked a bit tired and in need... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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20 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed for three nights and would rank it as a decent hotel if you value being near gay nightlife while in Barcelona. It's within close walking distance to the Gaudi attractions and shopping. The Gothic quarter and Ramblas are 15-20 min walk. The Aero Bus stops about 4-5 blocks away and the pickup is a bit further at Plaza de... More 

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New York City, New York
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I booked Axel because of the pictures online and on their website. Upon arrival the lobby reeked of chlorine and disinfectant (not in a good way) and everything in the lobby was in various states of disrepair. I travel a lot and have stayed in the highest and lowest types of hotels. it felt like a seedy bath house and... More 

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

Dear disapp0inted234, We have taken note of your comments and hope to remedy soon, in order to improve our quality and service. I really appreciate your feedback and the time you 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 We greatly appreciate the... More 

doha
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43 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

From the time we checked in until we left this hotel, the front desk to cleaners of this hotel displayed such friendly and customer oriented demeanor. We were assisted all throughout. This is service a customer expects from any hotel anywhere in the world. I wish all hotels follow their example.

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

Dear rvgg, 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 

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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The people from the reception were extremely helpful, especially Andy, as we had an issue at the Sky Bar, and he helped us solve it very quickly. Definitely great service, and very friendly people. Recommend the sky bar, view is amazing! Thanks again Andy!

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

Dear Guest, We appreciate your feedback and your time in giving us the opportunity to improve our services. We greatly appreciate the confidence you have placed in us as your landmark hotel in Barcelona. Our staff is very glad you mention their effort to make your visit more special. We hope you visit us again soon. Yours sincerely, Jorge Perez... More 

Dallas, Texas
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84 reviews
50 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Axel Hotel markets itself as a trendy, boutique hotel. It is riding on the fact that is in a great location in Barcelona and it markets to and has captured a mostly gay clientele. The sky bar is nice and tends to be a destination for the bar crowd. When you walk into the hotel’s lobby, there is the... More 

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

Dear ByronDallas_Texas, We are really pleased that you stayed with us during your last visit in Barcelona. We really are in the center of Barcelona and your opinion about our location it´s very helpful for us, but specially for other Trip Advisor visitors. I would also like to apologize if our decor was not to his liking, and that our... More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed with my wife for an extended weekend at the hotel. Staff is extremely friendly and helpful with tips on things to do in and around Barcelona. The hotel provided a very homely and welcoming atmosphere. Our room was on the 6th floor but it was very quiet. No loud noise from the roof top bar or the corridor.... More 

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

Dear wolfgangpetz, We really appreciate your time to give us your opinion, for us is always welcomed our guests help to improve our services. We really are in the center of Barcelona and your opinion about our location it´s very helpful for us, but specially for other Trip Advisor visitors. Nothing is more important to us than well being of... More 

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25 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Having spent 3 nights in Sitges, our stay at The Axel Hotel was meant to be 'relaxing'. It was in part, and thanks to the incredibly comfy bed, when we did sleep it was great! But Barcelona being Barcelona (even on a Sunday & Monday) has the ability to keep you up long after midnight. The staff are super friendly,... More 

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

Dear Tallgingerguy, We greatly appreciate the magnificent views and the confidence you have placed in us as Axel hotel. We always try to offer the best service and quality to our guests and we are delighted that you value our efforts; please we invite you to repeat with us and be part of Axel hotels anytime you want! Kind Regards,... More 

London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Me and the boy were after a quick and easy city break and found this beaut of a deal. The hotel is perfectly situated in the gay quarter near a selection of quaint and quirky eateries and bars. We upgraded to a premium room which had a bath in the middle of the room which was amazing. Massive bed and... More 

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

Dear Richie J, 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. Our staff is 24h at your disposal to help you enjoy each option that the city can offer you. We are pleased to have had you with... More 

Province of Barcelona, Spain
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32 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed at this hotel alone for one night, it is known as a gay hotel but its heter friendly. I got upgraded to a bigger room with a massive terrace. I had a massage at the spa and a water curcuit which was great. They have a gym as well but I never tried that, but it looks great.... More 

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

Dear Solizen, 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. What really matters to us is that our customers have a pleasant stay in our hotel and feel at home, because, although we are a hotel for gay... More 

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  • Great location(4)
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Passing through the glorious Plaça Catalunya, you enter the newer city district of Eixample, literally translated as “extension,” which immediately becomes recognizable by its more spacious streets and elegant atmosphere. The main artery of this sizable district, Passeig de Gracia, is lined with high-end international designer stores. Not to be outdone, the glitz and glamour of this zone is perhaps best exemplified by the comfortable and lavish five-star hotels that flank the divine and modernistic buildings from some of the world’s most recognized architects such as Gaudi and Montaner.
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