We arrived in Barcelona having spent a week in Valencia, where we got rather used to a 5 star hotel life! Very happily for us, Hotel 1898 very much maintained this level and the life to which we had quickly grown accustomed!
The hotel oozes style, with the lobby decorated in sumptuous shades of black and grey. Our rooms was lovely, very comfortable, stylish with impressive mod-cons. It wasn't that big, but plenty big enough for our needs. Street noise from Las Ramblas and nearby bars might be a problem for some - we were on the third floor and could hear noise late at night. A pair of ear plugs would take care of that though if you felt that would be an issue.
You should not visit this hotel without checking out both the roof terrace and the underground pool. The latter is sublime! It's the perfect place to go and cool down and chill out at the end of a long, hot day before going out for the night. The former, provides stunning views of Barcelona, a very inviting rooftop pool and a bar/restaurant. We didn't partake of any food as we wanted to explore further afield, but cocktails in the evening will be a happy memory for a long time.
I already loved this hotel, but they blew me away when we returned to the room on our last evening in the hotel - they had discovered that it was my husband's birthday (presumably from his passport at check-in) and had delivered a happy birthday note, bottle of Cava and 2 flutes to the room - absolutely fantastic. What a wonderful touch. Thank you so much to the H1898 staff for that amazing gesture.
This was a wonderful place to stay for our time in Barcelona and I would highly recommend 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