This hotel exceeded my expectations in every way! My room was spacious and meticulously clean (and cleaned that way each day). It was furnished comfortably and beautifully. The bed was wonderful and I slept like a baby all three nights. They even have a pillow menu. I had room 404 which faced the side street but had a limited view of Las Rambles from the small but adequate balcony.
The room was soundproof so I was not disturbed at all by street noise. The bathroom was spacious and very modern, complete with bidet and towel warmer as well as rain shower head and hand held shower. Toiletries were fragrant, rich and well supplied. Wash clothes are provided which is not common in Europe.
There is a rooftop pool and an indoor pool in the spa area. The pictures of the spa pool are accurate (the spa area is absolutely incredible) and this pool has all the whirlpool jets and message nozzles you could want. There is a small but well appointed gym, sauna and steam rooms and spa treatments are available. The rooftop bar and pool areas are fantastic with incredible views of Barcelona.
The air conditioning works reliably as does the rest of the hotels mechanicals. The staff is friendly, gracious and helpful. I did not eat here so I can't comment on the food. The drinks at the bar were pricey, but being on such a great rooftop more than compensates.
The lobby area is beautiful as well and also has a bar. There is a lobby lounge area with fireplace and TV showing old black and white movies. Very charming and comfortable.
Check-in and check-out were seamless and all accounting was accurate. I spent much more time in this hotel than I did roaming around the lovely city of Barcelona because it was such a relaxing and wonderful place to be. I very highly recommend it and would definitely stay here again when in Barcelona.
- 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