It was my fourth time in Barcelona and we stayed here for five night end of April. Based on previous reviews my expectations was really high and I was not disappointed! Great ambience, nice staff, amazing (and huge) roof top terasse with pool, nice indoor pool and nicely decorated rooms. Also, the location of course.....if you are a tourist - it's a good location on the rambla near the subway and the old town.
The only drawbacks was that the spa didn't seem to live up to the rest of the hotel standard when it comes to administration. We tried to book a massage three days ahead and they claimed to be fully booked?! Really weird! We had a standard room and the view from the window wasn't all that but I don't think anybody spend to much time in their room anyway. It would have given the room some natural light though, it was a bit on the dark side. Also the gym was pretty small, but I repeat - I don't think anybody spend too much time here either.
The breakfast was expensive, as always, but good. It was not included in our room rate though so we preferred to go to the café/bar next door instead.
Anyway, next time I would go back to this hotel - but I would book a superior room - perhaps not for the view but for the light!
- 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
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