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Hotel 1898
Ranked #27 of 515 Hotels in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed January 22, 2014

I stayed at Hotel 1898 in 2013 and again in 2014. Would not care to stay anywhere else in Barcelona as this has everything I want.Style,Comfort,cleanliness,service and location all second to none. Absolutely perfect!

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Nuria G, Director General at Hotel 1898, responded to this reviewResponded January 26, 2014

Dear Guest,

First of all, thank you very much for choose us again for your stay in Barcelona!!!

As a much-valued guest, your feedback is extremely important to us as it helps us to improve the services and facilities that we provide and I am therefore delighted that we have met your expectations, and made your stay with us a memorable.

We constantly strive to exceed our guest’s expectations and it is always satisfying to hear that these efforts are noticed. I shall ensure that all of your kind comments and praise are passed on to the staff.

We hope we have the opportunity of welcoming you back to the hotel in the near future

Kind regards,

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Reviewed January 21, 2014

January visit - Barcelona
Great to have some warmth and sunshine, the Ramble market was fabulous, Sagrada Familia an inspiration, food impressive - Try La Gran Cafe for a 3 course meal with wine for around 12 euros. Can't wait to return!

1898 Hotel -Great location on the Rambla and only a few minutes walk from the Catalunia Square where the airport bus drops you off. Superb decor, cosy bar areas, fabulous spa area in the basement plus heated terrace with bar, seating and dining areas and heated out door pool which was great fun even in January! We ate in the restaurant …alone…so had the chef and waiter all to ourselves. The food was fabulous and staff very attentive (as you would imagine). As it was my birthday we also had a surprise bottle of cava delivered to our room - a very nice touch. The only 'complaint' (and I'm struggling to find any) the lighting in the bathroom was not great for putting make up on - that's it really. So, on any future trip to Barcelona I will certainly look to book 1898.

Room Tip: We were in the modern area of the hotel which was very quiet.
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  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with friends
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Nuria G, Director General at Hotel 1898, responded to this reviewResponded January 23, 2014

Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to share your lovely review about your recent visit.

We are honored that you chose to spend your birthday here with us and we are therefore delighted that we have met your expectations, and made this an occasion to remember.

We are thrilled that you had the opportunity to spend time in our public areas spa, restaurant, bar, terrace.

We hope we have the pleasure of welcoming you back to the hotel soon.

Kind regards,

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Reviewed January 19, 2014

This hotel is in a great location right on La Rambla but this is also a downside as sleep quality is poor due to noise late at night.
The hotel is very nice. Plush rooms, comfy beds and a well stocked bathroom. There is a roof top pool and an indoor gym/pool.
It is walking distance from lots of great restaurants etc.
The hotel breakfast was good with lots of variety. Lunch however was disappointing. The menu is very high end. Sometimes you just want a salad. There was lots more variety on the room service menu but you could only order to your room. There was no flexibility in the restaurant even though I presume the same kitchen is used!
Sleep quality for me was poor due to the noise and the hotel does not have any irons due to health and safety!

Room Tip: All rooms will have a level of noise due to the hotels proximity to one of the busiest streets in Ba...
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  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled on business
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Nuria G, Director General at Hotel 1898, responded to this reviewResponded January 23, 2014

Dear Guest,

First of all thank you for taking your time and sharing with us your opinion about your experience with us on TA.

We are glad that you could enjoy the city from every single corner since as mentioned by yourself we are right in centre, but most at all that you could enjoy your stay with us!

Thank you for your kind comment about the breakfast served in our restaurant and the rest of our facilities.

We are sorry to read that you find the sleep quality poor. We kindly inform you that all the rooms have double window and also we have classic rooms that are located in an interior courtyard that are calm.

We apologize if your restaurant experience was not what you expected. We provide a choice of menus and seasonal specials to cater for different preferences.

Regarding the irons, although for security reasons we cannot provide to our guests, we have a laundry service.

We would be honoured to welcome you again during your next stay in Barcelona.

Kind regards,

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Reviewed January 18, 2014

We have stayed for the new year eve at this hotel and it was really a wonderful experience. The Hotel's location of 2 min. from the Catalonia square, the famous food market and from 2 Metro stations makes it a perfect location in Barcelona. The hotel itself offers a quite and relaxing atmosphere, good size rooms with comfortable beds and other surprises like great chocolates and full cover of bath/shower/shaving needs . Need to take into consideration that the light is a bit dark which makes it difficult to see well at night. The SPA is amazing including an unbelievable semi heated indoor pool (small size) with some several jet streams in it.

Room Tip: We had the chance to check several rooms - the one that we have stayed was with good size and view t...
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  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Nuria G, Director General at Hotel 1898, responded to this reviewResponded January 23, 2014

Dear Guest,

First of all, thank you very much for choose us for your stay in Barcelona.

We are more than glad that your overall experience at our hotel was wonderful!

We take the chance to thank you for your very high reviews about our services and facilities.

We constantly strive to exceed our guests expectation and it is extremely satisfying to read that our efforts do not go unnoticed.

We definitely are looking forward to welcoming you again at the H1898!

Kind regards,

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Reviewed January 15, 2014

This is 'designer' hotel and lots of attention has been placed on 'the look'. It feels VERY colonial in a weird way. The rooms are too small although they do have all the bits, and again plenty of attention to decor detail. A nespresso machine would be very welcome at this type of hotel. The bar is excellent with great and welcoming staff. The spa is OK, the pool is quite small and not for swimming exercise, but more of a relaxation pool with water jets and jacuzzi. The gym is small but very nice. Location: it's central is you want to be in the middle of tourist wonderland! and shopping area... the streets around the hotel can be hit and miss! one of our mobiles was stolen by some prostitutes that hassled us close to the hotel, so not a good experience of Barcelona and we left the next day, 4 nights ahead of schedule!

Room Tip: A good 'design' hotel, but check that the location is right for you.
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  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Nuria G, Director General at Hotel 1898, responded to this reviewResponded January 16, 2014

Dear Guest,

I was very sorry to read that your stay did not meet your expectations.

I kindly inform you that we have different categories of rooms available with various sizes; please do contact our reservations team when next making your reservation so that the best room is booked for a most comfortable stay.

As you have mentioned, we are located in the city center, right on Las Ramblas which is basically the most popular street in the whole city.

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your experience at the 1898 Hotel and we hope that you enjoyed your stay in Barcelona.

Kind Regards,

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Reviewed January 14, 2014

I Stayed here in December of 2013 right before starting a cruise out of Barcelona. The Hotel had a very distinct decor, somewhat of a yachting type deep royal royal blue colors. The location is right on Las Ramblas, so it doesnt get any better than that. Highly recommend

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with family
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Nuria G, Director General at Hotel 1898, responded to this reviewResponded January 16, 2014

Dear Guest,

We are pleased to learn that you had a wonderful stay at our hotel and we take the chance to thank you for your very high reviews about us.

We are glad that you found the location of the hotel as the best option.

We hope we have the opportunity of welcoming you back to the hotel in the near future.

Kind regards,

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Reviewed January 10, 2014 via mobile

Just returning from 4 nites at this hotel. Location is excellant. The hotel was spotless and the rooms cleaned twice a day. They even noticed it was my partners birthday and had a lovely bottle of champagne in the room.
would return . Well done to all the staff.

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Nuria G, Director General at Hotel 1898, responded to this reviewResponded January 15, 2014

Dear Guest,

We are honored that you chose to spend your partner’s birthday here with us at the Hotel 1898.

Your compliments of the cleaning are very much appreciated as well as know that you liked the service provided by our staff.

We pride ourselves on the service and the even of tiniest details we offer our guests and was delighted that we met your expectations.

We hope we have the pleasure of welcoming you back to the hotel soon.

kind regards,

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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
#6 Romantic Hotel in Barcelona
#8 Spa Hotel in Barcelona
#13 Family Hotel in Barcelona
#24 Luxury Hotel in Barcelona
Price Range: $165 - $355 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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