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Hotel 1898
Ranked #14 of 523 Hotels in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Absolute Delight!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

My husband and I visited Barcelona in early September and stayed at H1898. The rooms were clean and tidy and we have a great view overlooking La Rambla. The hotel staff were very courteous and helpful. Our favourite part of our stay at La Rambla was the roof top terrace. Fully equipped with a pool, bar and tapas at the ready, we found it difficult to leave the hotel! They have amazing tapas - the crunchy prawns were our favourite and the list of cocktails was impressive.The terrace overlooks the roofs of Barcelona and is decked out with tables and compfy couches, that make sitting outside and absolute delight. It doesn't close until 2-3am in the morning, so one can continue to party in a safe comfortable environment. We will definitely come and stay at this hotel again.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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h1898, Director General at Hotel 1898, responded to this review, February 18, 2013
Dear Guest,
We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay in our hotel and that you are planning on coming back to enjoy the relaxing environment offered in the whole hotel and especially on our roof top terrace.
Thank you very much for your high feedback and looking forward to your next visit!

All the best,
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

Had an absolutely fantastic weekend at the Hotel 1898. The hotel and interior decor are luxurious, and even though we had the cheapest room, it was not too small and supplied everything needed - TV, free internet, tea / coffee making, and a lovely bathroom. Also very cool room lighting where you choose from pre-set levels i.e. 'relax' or 'reading'. Had breakfast in bed, which was a very reasonable €10 for a range of pastries, toast, tea coffee and juice.

Two swimming pools available for use by guests - one on the roof, which was a bit chilly (not unexpected at this time of year, but still a novelty), and one in the underground spa - very relaxing, with whirlpools and jacuzzi seats. A nice rest from the hustle and bustle of Rambla.

Great location, close to everything you want to see and minutes away from the underground if not. Airport bus stops very close. Highly recommend this hotel!

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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h1898, Director General at Hotel 1898, responded to this review, February 18, 2013
Dear Guest,

We are more than glad that your overall experience at our hotel was pleasant!
We take the chance to thank you for your very high reviews about our services and facilities.
We would be honoured to welcome you again during your next stay in Barcelona.

Kind Regards,
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Woking
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

Excellent 3 night stay in this well presented/non pretentious hotel. Fantastic building! Friendly and helpful staff. Well laid out, comfortable rooms, very comfy huge bed and big bathroom, lovely touches including bathrobes, slippers, toiletries, hot drink facilities. Room service was not extortionate and the lobby, bar and lounge areas were inviting. Fab roof terrace with heated outdoor pool. Given location, it is relatively quiet, we were on the Las Ramblas side on the 4th floor. I would stay there again and recommend to friends and family.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Wigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

We have just returned from a weekend away in Barcelona staying at the Hotel 1898
What an amazing Hotel the grand entrance the decor are just beautiful. Our stay was to celebrate my Birthday the Hotel could not of made our stay any more memorable. The Hotel has a large roof terrace with a heated swimming pool and lots of seating including and sofas to relax on. The views from this area are breath taking we took some great photos at sunset.
The hotel is on La Rambla which is the heart of Barcelona and you are not that far from any tourist attraction. Thanks you to all the staff the hotel was fantastic and very very clean.
Also visit to the Barcelona FC and a bus tour is a must

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Isle of Man
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

Lovely hotel. But the speed of the wifi internet in the rooms, and also in the business centre, is below the minimum standard required in the modern world! The best I could get was 1.2Mb/s.
If you need internet access, then I suggest you get a pre-paid data card and use the 3G network
Peter

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
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Moscow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

We stayed once in this hotel for a short break on Christmas.

Location. Very convenient. It is located on Rambla near Placa de Catalunya, so you’ll have easy walking access to famous La Boqueria market, gothic quarter, major shopping area, etc. The only issue you may experience is that Rambla is rather crowded in the evening and it is sometimes slightly difficult to use taxi or even go by foot back to the hotel.

Room. Our room had a very nice balcony with sitting for at least 6 people and large table. So little party would not be a problem. The room was very spacious too. Everything was clean and working. Centralized smart light management switch required some knowledge to use as in the beginning we had it wrong all the time. After getting used to it we actually enjoyed it.

Amenities. The hotel has even 2 pools, one of which is on the roof. We could not really use it as it was rather cold outside but the one in Spa area was good, yet not too big and deep. Gym is rather small but it will help you stay fit during a short stay. Wi-Fi worked with no problem as well.

Breakfast. I think is one of the best in terms of choice we have ever seen. But you do not need to pay so much money to enjoy Barcelona cuisine. Especially if you are 200m away from La Boqueria, where you can find so many nice places to eat in the morning. We once went there before official opening at 7:30am and had our great breakfast with no problem.

Overall. The hotel gave us an impression of seamless and smooth operation. We did not use any effort to be there, never wanted to ask for anything extra as everything was ready for us and before us. So it felt very much at home. Reception staff was generally helpful. Only once we were surprised to hear that we better had to go to a taxi rank nearby if we wanted to catch a taxi as the company the hotel had contract with was closed for the day. To our relief next shift receptionist was able to help us with no problem so we were not sure what it was.

1898 is a well balanced hotel. It is a good yet fairly expensive option to enjoy Barcelona. We recommend.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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new jesey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

This is a very kindof upscale place and just a great atlasphere.Couldn`t ask for more,staff are very friendly,
(Lara thanks for remembering my birthday) ,very helpful and attenttive. Great location in the rambles area,spa service very enjoyable,roof top,didn`t eat at rest. to many local places around to eat at a hotel rest. all and all it`s a little plicey but well worth it ,the tea time is a nice touch wish they had a happy hour cause the drinks there are pricey so you go else where to drink.I would not hesitate to book here again.Rooms are nice with all the amentities you can ask for,robes,slippers,all you need the room is well equipped.For us Amer. i only found 1 english station on tv if you need to keep up with US news but who cares your in Barcelona what a beautiful place and a clean Metro system right at your door step.Take a Aerobus from airport cab ride is way over priced.You would think the cabs would lower there price to get more service i see no reason to use them a all even for getting around ,the metro is so simple to use and take you wherever you need to get to and then use the bus system,i would get a pass for the metro and bus for the days your there its so simple, and 1 more tip the airport bus is seperate so just get a round trip ticket at airport for the aerobus and use the machine i think it`s extra when you pay on the bus %10.

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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
#2 Spa 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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