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Hotel 1898
Ranked #23 of 513 Hotels in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Great hotel”
Reviewed October 29, 2012

My wife surprised me with a city break to Barcelona and booked us into this lovely hotel.

The location is very central and only a short walk to the market, the Catalonya Plaza, the Gothic quarter, the shops etc etc. Plus there are several Metro stations close by for the other attractions around the city

The modern style room was very spacious and comfortable. We were on the 4th floor facing the Rambla. Yes, it is a busy road so you cannot expect it to be silent, but it was fine.

The other facilities in the hotel are great, such as the roof terrace, the basement spa, which is perfect to relax in after a long day walking around the city.
The breakfast options are great too with a wide selection of delicious treats. Perfect before a busy day exploring the sites

And finally, the staff are all very accommodating and helpful. We really enjoyed our stay

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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h1898, Director General at Hotel 1898, responded to this review, November 8, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking your time and sharing your high reviews regarding our hotel’s services, facilities and especially about our Staff!

Looking forward to welcoming you again on your next visit in Barcelona.

Kind regards,
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Newcastle, Australia
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Reviewed October 25, 2012

We had a corner room (more expensive) - it was a very comfortable room - quite modern - spacious. The bathroom was good except the shower was in the bathtub (a problem for older people when not in a separate space). Because the room was a corner room, there were maybe 4 steps up to get into it - also a problem for older people with mobility problems. However, once in the room, it was great - quiet, good bed, very attractive. The bathroom was also very good except for the combined bath - shower. The diningroom was good for breakfast but not as good for other meals - not a big menu. The hotel had free internet and perhaps 6 computers but there wasn't a person sitting in the room (a library - basically books in Spanish) who could help if a problem arose. The location was excellent and there were a number of other restaurants near by.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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h1898, Director General at Hotel 1898, responded to this review, November 8, 2012
Dear Guest,

First at all thank you taking your time and sharing your opinion with us.
We apologize for any inconvenience we might cause to you: any opportunity for improvement through this kind of sincere and constructive feedback is gladly welcome.

We hope you could enjoy your stay and the city and definitely looking forward to your next visit at the H1898!

Kind Regards,
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Saskatchewan
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Reviewed October 24, 2012

My husband and I stayed at Hotel 1898 for 5 nights late Sept. The location was perfect - right on La Rambla. The staff were all very friendly and eager to help us with restaurant recommendations and reservations, as well as giving us directions for the train station when we headed out of Barcelona for the day. Such a beautiful lobby, and bar on the main floor. The rooftop pool and lounge area was also very nice with an incredible view of the city. Our room was very clean but a bit small and dark with no light coming in at all. We had no view as it faced the back of the hotel I think. We couldn't see! I would request a nicer room next time.The bed was comfortable. We loved the hotel and would certainly stay there again.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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RobertoCifuentes, Director General at Hotel 1898, responded to this review, July 7, 2016
Dear Guest,
We are really glad that you found our services and facilities you liking and that our staff was able to offer you a solution to improve your overall experience at our hotel!
Regarding the room category we kindly inform you the booking was made for a Classic room, which is calm and quiet, facing to the hotel inner courtyard, a relaxing space in warm colours and decorated with bamboo and other exotic plants.
For your next visit we wouid like to invite you to take a look to our webpage for more informations regarding diferent room’s categories, promotions and more pictures.

Thank you for your excellentc omment and hopefully see you soon at the H1898!

Kind Regards,
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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed October 23, 2012

My husband and I just hopped off a cruise ship and spent 3 restful and exciting days in Barcelona at Hotel 1898! We lounged on the rooftop every day and ate the AMAZING tapas (I miss the prawns...yum). It was close to the subway, incredible restaurants, Starbucks, shopping, etc. The hotel had great service, our room was cozy and our deck was huge, although we spent most of our time lounging on the roof. We will definitely be back.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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h1898, Director General at Hotel 1898, responded to this review, November 8, 2012
Dear Guest,

First at all thank you for choose us as your stay in Barcelona and for the good review!
As you mentioned yourself, the hotel is very well located and offers diferent services to create the proper atmosphere to relax and enjoy the city from a different perpective while having a cocktail or an excellent tapas at the rooftop terrace.

Thank you again for taking your time to share your opinion and hope to have you back soon!

Kind Regards,
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed October 23, 2012

My 8 year old and I traveled to Barcelona for the first time this past July. We stayed in the Hotel 1898 and were amazed at how close it was to the Rambla and market. Perfect location!!!
I booked this hotel because it received very high reviews on trip adviser for being child friendly and because it had a pool.

The rooftop pool is perfect. It overlooks most of the City and is a wonderful way to end each long day of touring in the hot Spanish summer. There is a restaurant and bar on the roof also with plenty of lounge chairs for all. Loved everything about it.

Although the 1898 received high rankings on trip adviser for family friendly--- I just want to caution other families that this not a hotel for young children. We stayed there for 5 days and I only saw one other child (about 10 y/o) in the hotel for a few minutes and then we never saw another person under 21. During our stay the hotel was booked to capacity but the clientele is definitely hip and 30 somethings. Not a place to comfortably let your young ones let loose.

Another caution-- The beautiful hotel is right on the Rambla but 1/2 of the rooms do not have views. Our very expensive room looked into an inside courtyard and we had no sunlight in our room, even though the sun was shining bright outside. The room was painted dark red and even at noon time I had to turn every light on in the room just to bring some light in. I tried to change room to one with direct light but was told it would be another 200 euros a day - so we kept our existing room. The only thing I can think of to describe the room was an inside cabin on a cruise ship. Unless you have the lights on you do not know if is day time or midnight. I did not like the dark conditions at all.

Anyway, this hotel is beautiful. Staff is wonderful and very helpful. Just would not go back with very young children.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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h1898, Director General at Hotel 1898, responded to this review, November 8, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking your time and share your high review on TA about our facilities, services and Staff!
We are really happy to know that you enjoyed your stay at the H1898 and your holidays in Barcelona.
We would like remind you that our hotel is a historical building – was the General cigars company of the Philippines- that at the opening day was mentioned more for a business trip profile than for families. All the comments about families that stayed at the hotel were probably families composed by adult children, travelling with own partners and parents.
Thank you for your feedback and we hope to have you back soon.

Kindest Regards,
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed October 22, 2012

Right on the rambles, but feels like you are out of the action.
Divine decoration with good solid service.
Rooftop terrace had great reviews of this amazing city and a fab pool .... Just love barcelona.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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h1898, Director General at Hotel 1898, responded to this review, November 8, 2012
Dear Guest,

First at all thank you for choose us as your stay in Barcelona and for the good review shared on TA!
We appreciate the time taken to share your review with us and hopefully see you in the next future.

Kind Regards,
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 21, 2012

Stayed for 3 nights to celebrate my partners 30th Birthday. Upon check in we were upgraded to a superior room.

The bed was massive and very comfortable, the room was spotless and very stylish. It also had a great view of Las Ramblas from its own little balcony.

The roof top terrace of the hotel is a huge plus point for this hotel. We were lucky with the weather during our stay so were able to sit on the terrace eating tapas and sipping cocktails, both of which were delicious.

All the staff we encountered were friendly, polite and helpful.

The hotels location is great, yes its on Las Ramblas, but is quite near the top so you aren't overlooking the busiest part. Its close to the 'Portal d L'Angel' (good for shopping), La Boqueuria market, the old town and the harbour. All are within a 10 minute walk.

All in all we had a trouble free, relaxing few days which in my mind speaks volumes for the hotel.

Would definitely return to this hotel.

Room Tip: Our room overlooked the main entrance of the hotel, just off Las Ramblas, it was a little noisy and...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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h1898, Director General at Hotel 1898, responded to this review, November 11, 2012
Dear Guest

First at all thank you for choosing us as your next stay in Barcelona and celebrating your boyfriend 30th birthday!
As you mentioned yourself, the hotel is very well located and offers different services to create the proper atmosphere and enjoy the city from another point of view while having a delicious tapas or a good cocktail at the rooftop terrace!
Thank you once again for your high reviews and we are glad that you find our service and Staff to your liking.

Hopefully see you soon at the H1898!

Kind Regards,
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Property: Hotel 1898
Address: La Rambla, 109, 08001 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:
#1 Business Hotel in Barcelona
#5 Spa Hotel in Barcelona
#6 Romantic Hotel in Barcelona
#13 Family Hotel in Barcelona
#21 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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