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Hotel 1898
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   La Rambla, 109, 08002 Barcelona, Spain (El Raval)   |  
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Ranked #14 of 518 Hotels in Barcelona
London, United Kingdom
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“Best location and Excellent service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

This is perhaps the best location for a short weekend in the city center in order to plan your sightseeing tours. Reception staff were eagar to help and assist. All the staff were very friendly and management ackowledged our special day. Definately will use this hotel again

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Nuria G, Director General at Hotel 1898, responded to this review, February 1, 2014
Dear Guest,

First of all thank you for choose us for your next stay and thank you for your high reviews about our hotel and we take the chance to thank you for your very high reviews about our Staff!

We are very proud of our staff and it is always pleasing to receive such kind comments as yours. We constantly strive to exceed our guest’s expectations and it is always satisfying to hear that these efforts are noticed. I am happy that they were friendly and helpful throughout your stay. I shall ensure that all of your kind comments and praise are passed on.

We are glad that you found our hotel the best option for a short visit and you enjoyed the city since as mentioned by yourself we are right in the city centre and everything could be reach walking, with the subway or a short taxi’s ride.

We hope we have the opportunity of welcoming you back to the hotel in the near future.

Kind regards,
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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57 reviews 57 reviews
43 hotel reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

1898 is one of the best hotels in Barcelona, stayed for 4 wonderful nights and was very pleased with the service and hotel room. We stayed in a higher category room with private outdoor jacuzzi and terrace and it was a great. The staff was very welcoming, friendly and had very prompt service. The hotel is located right on La Rambla which is the most vibrant area of Barcelona. Definitely a must stay.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Nuria G, Director General at Hotel 1898, responded to this review, January 27, 2014
Dear Guest,

First of all thank you for choose us for your stay in Barcelona.

We are pleased to learn that you have had a wonderful stay at our hotel and we take the chance to thank you for your very high reviews about our services, facilities and most at all about our Staff! We constantly strive to exceed our guests expectation and it is extremely satisfying to read their efforts do not go unnoticed.

We would like to see you back and welcoming you again, so looking forward to your next visit at the H1898.

Kind regards,
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Seattle, Washington
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

This hotel is in a great spot in the city. Easy walking distance to Eixample, Barri Gottc, the waterfront, shopping and public transportation. We enjoyed the hotel and our stay here was wonderful despite the hit or miss friendliness/helpfulness of the front desk staff. Some of the front desk staff were absolute gems and others were terribly rude. All the other staff we encountered in the hotel were very pleasant and helpful. Hotel 1898 is clean, comfortable, has a fabulous roof top bar/restuarant with good food and wonderful views of the city, and they put out quite the breakfast spread.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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Nuria G, Director General at Hotel 1898, responded to this review, January 27, 2014
Dear Guest,

We are happy to know that your experience at our hotel has been wonderful, especially in our roof terrace, and we take the chance to thank you for your really high review about our services, facilities and staff!

We apologize if your Front Desk experience was not always as you expected! We will take note of your complaints in order to keep improving our service.

We are happy that you could enjoy the city from every single corner since as mentioned by you, we are located right on Las Ramblas which is basically the most popular street in the whole city and everything could be reached walking or in a short taxi’s ride.

We look forward to welcoming you again in the near future

Kind regards,
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

Great hotel in a great location. On La Rambla just up the road from the food market. Well fitted out hotel with comfortable beds. Rooftop pool is good on a warm day. Knowledgable staff who didnt put a foot wrong guiding us around Barcelona. Would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Nuria G, Director General at Hotel 1898, responded to this review, January 27, 2014
Dear Guest,

We are pleased to learn that you have enjoyed your stay at our hotel and we take the chance to thank you for your very high reviews about our services, facilities and most at all about our Staff!

We are more than honored to hear that you choose us for your next stay in Barcelona, looking forward to having you back at the H1898!

Kind regards,
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

I stayed at Hotel 1898 in 2013 and again in 2014. Would not care to stay anywhere else in Barcelona as this has everything I want.Style,Comfort,cleanliness,service and location all second to none. Absolutely perfect!

  • Stayed January 2014, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Nuria G, Director General at Hotel 1898, responded to this review, January 27, 2014
Dear Guest,

First of all, thank you very much for choose us again for your stay in Barcelona!!!

As a much-valued guest, your feedback is extremely important to us as it helps us to improve the services and facilities that we provide and I am therefore delighted that we have met your expectations, and made your stay with us a memorable.

We constantly strive to exceed our guest’s expectations and it is always satisfying to hear that these efforts are noticed. I shall ensure that all of your kind comments and praise are passed on to the staff.

We hope we have the opportunity of welcoming you back to the hotel in the near future

Kind regards,
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Ludlow, United Kingdom
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Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

January visit - Barcelona
Great to have some warmth and sunshine, the Ramble market was fabulous, Sagrada Familia an inspiration, food impressive - Try La Gran Cafe for a 3 course meal with wine for around 12 euros. Can't wait to return!

1898 Hotel -Great location on the Rambla and only a few minutes walk from the Catalunia Square where the airport bus drops you off. Superb decor, cosy bar areas, fabulous spa area in the basement plus heated terrace with bar, seating and dining areas and heated out door pool which was great fun even in January! We ate in the restaurant …alone…so had the chef and waiter all to ourselves. The food was fabulous and staff very attentive (as you would imagine). As it was my birthday we also had a surprise bottle of cava delivered to our room - a very nice touch. The only 'complaint' (and I'm struggling to find any) the lighting in the bathroom was not great for putting make up on - that's it really. So, on any future trip to Barcelona I will certainly look to book 1898.

Room Tip: We were in the modern area of the hotel which was very quiet.
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Nuria G, Director General at Hotel 1898, responded to this review, January 23, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to share your lovely review about your recent visit.

We are honored that you chose to spend your birthday here with us and we are therefore delighted that we have met your expectations, and made this an occasion to remember.

We are thrilled that you had the opportunity to spend time in our public areas spa, restaurant, bar, terrace.

We hope we have the pleasure of welcoming you back to the hotel soon.

Kind regards,
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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

This hotel is in a great location right on La Rambla but this is also a downside as sleep quality is poor due to noise late at night.
The hotel is very nice. Plush rooms, comfy beds and a well stocked bathroom. There is a roof top pool and an indoor gym/pool.
It is walking distance from lots of great restaurants etc.
The hotel breakfast was good with lots of variety. Lunch however was disappointing. The menu is very high end. Sometimes you just want a salad. There was lots more variety on the room service menu but you could only order to your room. There was no flexibility in the restaurant even though I presume the same kitchen is used!
Sleep quality for me was poor due to the noise and the hotel does not have any irons due to health and safety!

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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Nuria G, Director General at Hotel 1898, responded to this review, January 23, 2014
Dear Guest,

First of all thank you for taking your time and sharing with us your opinion about your experience with us on TA.

We are glad that you could enjoy the city from every single corner since as mentioned by yourself we are right in centre, but most at all that you could enjoy your stay with us!

Thank you for your kind comment about the breakfast served in our restaurant and the rest of our facilities.

We are sorry to read that you find the sleep quality poor. We kindly inform you that all the rooms have double window and also we have classic rooms that are located in an interior courtyard that are calm.

We apologize if your restaurant experience was not what you expected. We provide a choice of menus and seasonal specials to cater for different preferences.

Regarding the irons, although for security reasons we cannot provide to our guests, we have a laundry service.

We would be honoured to welcome you again during your next stay in Barcelona.

Kind regards,
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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 Spa Hotel in Barcelona
#4 Business Hotel in Barcelona
#9 Family Hotel in Barcelona
#10 Romantic Hotel in Barcelona
#13 Luxury 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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