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“A Real Treat In Barcelona” 5 of 5 stars
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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
Franklin, Massachusetts
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“A Real Treat In Barcelona”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

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.

Room Tip: It might be better to get rooms that do not front on La Rambla as it can be noisy through the night...
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  • Stayed April 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Situated along one of the main thoroughfares of Barcelona Hotel 1898 provided ideal accommodation for tourists. Beds were comfortable; rooms were of adequate size and breakfasts were delightful? We needed to adjust air conditioning and found this difficult . However Staff were helpful and prompt. Porters were obliging.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Arrived off cruise ship at 1000 and received a very warm welcome. Room was ready just after 1300. Excellent corner room with views on to the street-no noise problem at all. Drinks and first night dinner on the roof top was excellent. Lovely views. Not cheap- but don't stay here if you are on a tight budget!
The location is perfect-right on the Ramblas and two minutes walk from the main square where you can get tour buses and hop on hop off.
All the staff we encountered were exceedingly genuine and friendly. We would definitely stay here next time we are in Barca.
Many thanks to all.

Room Tip: Room 428 is excellent (but please fix the plug in the bath!!!!)
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  • Stayed April 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
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Fabulous boutique hotel. Good location just off La Rambla. Didn't eat in the hotel as there are lots of restaurants in Barcelona to try. Had drinks on the roof terrace which is a great place to relax on a beautiful warm evening. Would definitely go back, it's an oasis of calm after the bustle of La Rambla!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

This hotel is in a fantastic location! The rooms are beautiful and the staff at the front desk is super nice and knowledgeable. Every recommendation was spot on. Terrace is a must for drinks, although beware that although staff is friendly, service can be inconsistent. The breakfast on the terrace is also great, but if you have special food requests( soy milk) expect to wait because they bring everything from downstairs. I recommend having breakfast downstairs and using the terrace for drinks at sunset( again, food will take a while).

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Brodick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Had a three night stay and enjoyed every minute ! The staff were lovely and the roof terrace was fabulous ! Think it is more of a couples hotel than family !! Loved it ! Clean towels twice a day ! Wow

  • Stayed April 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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Milton Keynes
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

The roof top terrace for breakfast is not cheap but it is a must do experience together with the excellent spa facilities. Class hotel and staff with a comfortable relaxed atmosphere in the thick of Las Ramblas. Well appointed rooms with well stocked bathroom soaps, etc.

  • Stayed April 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
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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
#9 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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Also Known As:
1898 Hotel Barcelona
Hotel 1898 Barcelona, Catalonia
1898 Barcelona

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