It's been six months since we stayed at this hotel after disembarking from a cruise, but I finally remembered to write a short review. We booked in here for the first two nights in order to get a ‘soft landing’ from the cruise and indeed we did; it’s a lovely hotel. The rooms are small for the price, but the other hotel amenities make up for it. Beds are comfortable, and room amenities are fine. Noise from the street can be a problem, as many others have said. We had a corner room with a tiny balcony which was nice to see the goings on below but a little noisy at night.
The upstairs pool is great to hang out at on a hot day and the view over Barcelona is good. It’s a bit of a trendy hangout and tended to be crowded. The downstairs pool and spa area is incredible. Loved the underground pool and all the associated water therapies that are included if you are a hotel guest. From memory you aren’t allowed to wear shoes or something into the pool area downstairs, I remember some hassle about that but not too clearly.
The staff are very helpful and the foyer area very pleasant, with cool water and snacks provided. I would definitely return to this hotel if I returned to Barcelona: it’s worth the extra cost. We later moved elsewhere having pre-booked something cheaper and regretted it.
- 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