While pleased with the 1898, I was dissappointed given the reviews I perused before booking there.
The room we had - a superior room - was beautiful and looked over La Ramblas. Our luggage was delayed a day and the front desk staff was disinterested at best; restaurant recommendations were mechanical: they had a few restaurant cards in a drawer at the front desk and fished one out when an inquiry was made. Staff seemed to have little interest in getting folks to the right place for their budget-tastes.
Perhaps it was a language issuebut it did not spoil an otherwise wonderful stay, location is perfect and booking on the hotel website gave us the best rate which included a fabulous breakfast (otherwise 19 euros per person). I´d recommned but you need to do your own homework re: restaurants; tours etc.
- 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