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Hotel 1898
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   La Rambla, 109, 08002 Barcelona, Spain (El Raval)   |  
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“Great Trip, Made Better With This Great Hotel!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We stayed here for a short city break and from the moment we arrived in the lobby we knew we made the right choice in hotel.
From the staff to the amenties we couldn't find anything negative about it. We were lucky enough to have been given a room with a small balcony that overlooked La Ramblas, which was lovely to be able to hear and see such a famous part of the fantastic city. We crammed a lot into our short stay in Barcelona so this hotel was also perfect location for everything we had on our itinerary for both walking distance to things (La Sagrada Familia, La Boquiera, Casa Battlo etc) and for catching a taxi if need be to get to a little further out (Park Guell, Monjuic, Camp Nou). All the staff we ecountered were polite, extremely friendly and attentitative. Our (fantastic) room was kept maintained with clean towels and linen everyday not to mention the bed (extremely comfortable and absolutely huge). The terrace was wonderful - perfect place to relax having a beer on a bed/sofa or to catch the rays by/in the pool- great views too. This trip was a birthday treat for my boyfriend and although the hotel never actually knew his birth date as it wasn't on any of their systems - they saw birthday cards in the room, when we arrived home from dinner that night a complimentary bottle of champagne and a birthday note were left for him. It was pure attention to detail with this hotel that we throuroughly enjoyed and that will bring us back for when we return to Barcelona! :)

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Stayed here for 5 nights. Everything was excellent - staff, facilities, food etc. Please consider this if you are wanting something central in Barcelona.

Major bonus was the roof terrace which has outstanding views of the city and the spa in the basement.

Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Stayed for several nights in June and thoroughly enjoyed this superb hotel. Arrived by car (not easy in the heart of las Ramblas) but was immediately personally guided round to the underground car park (payable). Excellent greeting on arrival with plenty of staff, no waiting and a room that was ready. The hotel has recently been restored to what I would call "modern classic". Beautiful old-style furniture and fittings but up-to-date features where neccessary. The staff were very helpful and relaxed. We particularly loved the rooftop bar. The hotel is very centrally situated, ideal for touring the city, and just a hop away from the amazing food market, la Boqueria. Take the time to wonder at the array of produce, particularly the fish, and then stop at one of the many tapas bars for a light snack and a glass of well chilled Fino Sherry (ideal with fish dishes) fizzy Cava or the local Spanish white wines. I would have given this hotel 5 stars if it were not for the fact that one of our suitcases did not get put into our car by the valet, which we did not discover until half way to the french border! The air in the car went blue as we were forced to do a U-turn (I don't DO U-turns!) to collect the wayward baggage. Once again into Las Ramblas only to find ourselves in the Bus/Taxi only section in the middle of lunctime and trying to explain our predicament in our best Spanish to the local constabulary. What larks as someone once said. Anyway, I digress. Would definitely return but count my cases on departure!

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We just got back from staying here at the end of July 2014. Very beautiful and clean hotel. I was worried about the noise since it is on The Rambla, but we stayed on the 5th floor and our room was in the back with no problems. The rooms are small, but the additional terrace/balcony made all the difference. Free wifi, chocolates on our pillow, mineral water each day, nice toiletries, and beautiful lobby with ice water and lemon. My daughter enjoyed the quaint pool on the roof with such a fabulous view. I loved being in the excitement of it all in Barcelona.

Room Tip: Pick 5th floor back for a quiet room. Ask for a quiet room too.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Love this hotel. The most comfortable hotel bed I have ever slept in with beautiful egyptian cotton sheets, suburb cleanliness, beautiful bathroom. Comfortable bar with lovely service. We stayed there as a base but wish it had been for longer than a weekend. We will return.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Concord, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We stayed here based on reviews and were not disappointed. The location is great, right in the heart of La Rambla. However, the hotel is quiet and extremely comfortable. We upgraded to a corner room and were extremely happy. The room was large, the A/C was strong and everything was just nice. The staff were great, the indoor pool amazing and overall a great experience. This is now one of our favorite hotels. Our group had 3 rooms and everyone shared the same experience. Stay here!

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Right in the middle of town. If you like to walk around this it the perfect place. Loads of restaurants in area. Great bar on the roof with a pool. Wonderful view of the city. Full service. Rooms clean, big and nicely designed. Attentive staff.

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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
#3 Business Hotel in Barcelona
#6 Romantic Hotel in Barcelona
#12 Luxury Hotel in Barcelona
#13 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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