As someone who travels very frequently and has covered a huge expanse of the globe. I have to admit I've stayed in better more reasonable 5* hotels which included a breakfast. The location could not have been bettered for which it was chosen, directly on Las Ramblas but for what was offered the room rate did not befit the experience. I attempted to book H1898 directly many weeks ago but it was full, I eventually acquired a booking through a booking agent. a week before arrival H1898 produced a special 'Summer' deal which included breakfast, dinner, a drink and some other benefits, on contacting them directly and registering my disappointment I asked that as perhaps a good guest relation exercise they could include breakfast, they said they were unable to do this and would not hear of it, but we were promised a wonderful stay with wonderful service, but in all truthfulness this never happened.
The hotel itself was clean and the decor was befitting of the building. We booked a 'superior' room which was quite small and came with a balcony. I have to say I hate bathrooms where the shower is in the bath. The beds and bedding were of nice quality and very comfortable. Some of the woodwork needed touching up as there were several chips and knocks.
The best part of the hotel and stay was the rooftop terrace with a heated pool, bar and selection of comfy chairs and loungers along with fabulous views.
- 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
- 1898 Barcelona