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Axel Hotel Barcelona

3.0 of 5 Aribau 33, 08011 Barcelona, Spain
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Miami Beach, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 hotel reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2006

The good: -Nice lobby -Clean, bright rooms -Good opportunities to socialize with other guests - the cocktail hours they do are fun -Good location: in Eixample, walking distance to Barrio Gottic -Helpful, friendly staff -View out the front of the hotel was nice. At many other hotels in Barcelona you look only at another building. Here you see the intersection... More

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60 hotel reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2006

Stayed here for 4 nights from September 21, loved the place. Rooms are great and modern very minimal and maybe a little short of closet space and storeage, but that may depend on the room you are in. Great buffet breakfast downstairs and the cold bottled water on each floor is a great idea. The topfloor has a very small... More

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new york
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15 hotel reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2006

I was nervous about staying in a "gay" hotel (even being gay) but it was really a great experience. Although the clientele was mainly gay, it's relatively small and in a big city so you don't feel completely saturated by it. Located steps away from most of the gay life (bars, clubs, saunas) it's also really centrally located in Barcelona... More

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Montreal, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2006

We stayed at the Axel for three nights, our stay was very comfortable, the staff extremely helpful in english and in french. The room was great, quiet, good AC and very clean. Cold bottled water and internet is provided for free, this is very appreciated. We had great suggestions for dinner. A very plesant stay.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2006

I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at Hotel Axel. I moved there from another hotel after enduring a terrible one-night stay in the Gothic Quarter. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The hotel mainly caters to the gay community, but bills itself as hetero-friendly. I enjoyed the free bottled water in coolers on each floor. It's the small things that... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2006

My partner and I stayed at the Hotel Axel in July 2006 for almost two weeks and had a really wonderful stay. First, the staff was, across the board, all excellent. From the patient front desk staff who all spoke English and had excellent knowledge of the city, to the wait staff that was super friendly to the housekeeping staff... More

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Chicago, IL
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10 hotel reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2006

Checked in around 1am on a Monday. We'd made a three-day reservation because we weren't sure of our itinerery for the whole week. At check in, we asked about availability during the rest of the week if we decided to stay on. The desk clerk was very helpful. Although the hotel was booked through the weekend, he followed up and... More

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14 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2006

Just back from a weekend at Axel Hotel in Barcelona. I found the staff EXCEPTIONALLY friendly, helpful, and actually good looking. Perfect English and very eager to help in anyway. The hotel itself is in a perfect location for any tourist, gay or straight. Most of the gay bars are within 5 blocks of the hotel. I was actually able... More

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Sydney, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 hotel reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2006

We stayed at the Axel for a week in late June 2006, and our experience was markedly different from the few negative reviews below. We had a wonderful time and would definitely stay here again. The staff of the Axel were all charming and very helpful. We made several email requests before we even left Australia, following from which the... More

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21 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2006

IMy partner and I stayed at the Axel a couple of years ago. We chose a superior room and the size and design was very good, although the materials used seemed to be on the cheap side to me. What really got to me was the arrogance of the staff. We arrived mid afternoon, only to be told our room... 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*
Number of rooms: 65
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