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Hotel 1898
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   La Rambla, 109, 08002 Barcelona, Spain (El Raval)   |  
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Ranked #12 of 514 Hotels in Barcelona
Brisbane, Australia
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9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Great location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

The hotel is brilliantly located in La Rambla close to transport, and walking distance to the 'old wharves' where you'll find great restaurants. The hotel itself is luxurious and the service is great. Only down side is that it can be quite noisy during the night as the hotel in located on the main street.

Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

The Hotel 1898 is a perfect spot to explore Barcelona. Being right on the La Rambla, you can explore Barcelona easily by foot. We loved the modern chic decor of the room, lobby, the comfy beds, the pillow menu, the mood lighting in the room, roof top lounge and pool. After exploring all over the city, going up to the roof top patio for a drink or two is a must. The soothing jazz tunes make you relax and rejuvenate you to explore the evening. The mojitos were delicious! Would recommend this hotel 100%.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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San Diego, California
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131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

Stayed here for a week and overall was an excellent experience once I moved rooms. The first night I had a room facing Las Ramblas which rumbled all night with the sounds from the subway, the street, and the church bells. I literally wasn't able to sleep at all.

Customer service is very good at this hotel so they were able to change my room to the other side of the hotel which was so quiet.

Breakfast was too expensive at 23Euro for the buffet but there are so many options so close by for breakfast I was able to easily find other options.

The rooftop bar/pool is defintely a highlight with some of the best views of Barcelona from there.

Pros: Rooms are good sized, well appointed, nice toiletries, and the customer service is great.

Cons: Breakfast is extremely expensive however there are great choices nearby.

If I return to Barcelona I would defintely stay here again!

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Collingswood, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

We decided to stay a few extra days in Barcelona following a cruise of the Western Mediterranean. It was the first time either my husband or I had been to the city, and we knew that we wanted a hotel near/on La Rambla. Hotel 1898 was recommended by the cruise line and we read the positive reviews on Trip Advisor. We were happy that we stayed -- it was a wonderful hotel for the cost, and you cannot beat the location! We basically walked everywhere we visited in Barcelona, and were able to see all of the sights.

The only negative I have to report is the doorstop in the bathroom. The bathroom layout had the door in the center of the room, with the shower and sink to the right and the toilet on the left. The doorstop jutted out in the middle of the room, and we both stepped on it a couple of times -- until we decided to lay a towel on the floor as a reminder of where it was.

There are two pools in the hotel (one outdoor and one in the spa area). The indoor pool has a great atmosphere and was extremely relaxing. There are some steps in it, though, so watch your feet there as well! :)

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012 via mobile

We stayed here for 3 nights. Service was just fine, front desk people helpful and informative. The location is great for the old city. Other plus was the spa where we changed and showered after we arrived at 10am after a night flight. Only negative was hearing the rumble of the subway and the church bells although not at the same time. Very near the subway which was easy to navigate.

Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

Would recommend this hotel providing you are not expecting Asian hotels style service. Nobody is going to go out of their way for you here but it is a great location and a warm and cosy hotel. What you see on the Internet is what you get.

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hotel 1898

Address: La Rambla, 109, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
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Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > El Raval
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in Barcelona
#2 Spa Hotel in Barcelona
#8 Romantic Hotel in Barcelona
#12 Luxury Hotel in Barcelona
#15 Family Hotel in Barcelona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel 1898 4*
Number of rooms: 169
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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Also Known As:
1898 Hotel Barcelona
Hotel 1898 Barcelona, Catalonia
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