We stayed at Hotel 1898 in April, 2014. We had arrived from Paris where our room had been very nice but small. Hotel 1898 was excellent in just about every way. The rooms were spacious, clean and modern. The staff was extremely courteous and helpful (even helping a member of our party retrieve a sport coat that had been inadvertently taken from the train).
We had a lovely dinner at the hotel restaurant on our first night and enjoyed a drink on the rooftop terrace on another night. It was very beautiful.The lobby has several comfortable chairs and sofas along with complimentary water with ice and lemons or limes, which we used several times as a meeting/planning place as we were traveling with another couple.
Located on La Rambla just a short distance from Placa Cataluyna (with its metro stop and airport bus) made it extremely convenient. The modern rooms have light switches that provide several levels of brightness and almost all of the lights are connected to them. As I guess is common in Europe, you need to insert your room key in a slot for the lights to work. However, they do come on for a few minutes when you open the door and before you insert your key.
There was one very minor negative: while the bathroom supplies were of high quality and even included shaving and sewing supplies, there was no conditioner! Aside from that one tiny flaw, I found Hotel 1898 to be a magnificent place to stay in Barcelona. I recommend it highly and would definitely stay there again if the opportunity to go to Barcelona arises again.
- 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
- 1898 Barcelona