We spent one night in Barcelona, disembarking from a transatlantic cruise on the day and leaving the next day on a repositioning cruise from Barcelona to Venice.
We chose Hotel 1898 because of its location, and its amenities. A fabulous experience. The hotel was an easy taxi ride from/to the pier and an oasis of calm alongside Las Ramblas. Very convenient to metro stops, the Gothic Quarter, Las Ramblas itself. The room was elegantly appointed, beautiful and comfortable. The bathroom was spotlessly clean, marble, also beautiful. Amenities in the room included a room safe and a personal coffee carafe.
We ate in the hotel's restaurant and had a fabulous meal. We dined with friends and when they ordered an appetizer and we didn't, the chef comped us the same appetizer so we would be eating something while they were also dining. Just a nice touch, having attention paid to our comfort and enjoyment of the meal. Had a little difficulty with Spanish translations when ordering wine as I didn't understand that a particular wine was going to be a rose', but had no difficulty exchanging the bottle even though they uncorked it before I realized my mistake. The food was absolutely extraordinary, and I would classify myself as a bit of a foodie.
Although we didn't have time to use the hotel's spa facility, we took a quick tour and I really want to go back with enough time to experience a treatment and spend some time there. We did have drinks in the hotel lobby and it was a nice, pleasant space that provided a lot of opportunity for people watching.
Just around the corner from Starbucks for a quick coffee. Service was quick both at the front desk and from the valets for luggage handling and taxi getting.
A wonderful experience. Would stay here again with pleasure.
- Also Known As:
- 1898 Hotel Barcelona
- Hotel 1898 Barcelona
- 1898 Barcelona
- Hotel 1898 Barcelona, Catalonia
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel in Las Ramblas, in the center of Barcelona. Hotel 1898 is the only offering spa and 2 swimming pools all year open. A hotel where luxury and small pleasures will take you to the 19th century and the Spanish colonies in Cuba and the Philippines. Discover our Colonial Suites with private terrace and swimming pool. An authentic oasis in the heart of Barcelona. ... more less
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