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Hotel 1898
Ranked #28 of 513 Hotels in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Great location and roof top bar...but...”
Reviewed 18 July 2012

This review is late as we stayed last year end of August 2011. We had a standard double room for 7 days. The hotel is very nice and cannot rave enough about the roof top bar as it is superb with a small pool (plunge pool). However we asked to be moved twice from two different rooms! The reason being the ceiling would not stop creaking. This probably sounds strange but the building is old and the heat must have been making it creek, but i just could not sleep, we got moved from our first room only to have the exact same problem. we asked to be moved again and i could see the man who was on reception this time was not really amused as he had guests due to be booked in that night but I'm sorry i just couldn't have stayed in the room with another night like that...so reluctantly he moved us and the room was much better. I would return because of the location and roof top bar, oh and basement swimming pool. Also breakfast very good too!!! but i think i would ask to view our room before hand as the problem really was annoying for sleeping..

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 July 2012

I understand that Barcelona is rife with petty theft, however, I felt that Hotel 1898 was ill-prepared and lacking in response to a major theft we faced. We arrived to find our room wasn't ready, but we were told it would be ready in 10 minutes, so we chose to wait and have a drink in the lobby bar. There was no one at the bar, and I left my messenger bag with all of my valuables (passports, money, laptop, kindle, etc) at the feet of my barstool as I sat with my girlfriend. After a drink, we got up to check-in only to find my bag was missing.

There was a video surveillance camera right there, but the security manager was on holiday, so we were told no one else could check the video (really?!). Then we were told to fill out a form on line and go to the police station. The form was not helpful in overcoming the slow long line and I came back 2 hours later with little hope of catching the thief (who could be an employee too). No one from the hotel stopped by to ask about helping out with our situation despite the fact that I stopped by to see the hotel manager three separate times.

As far as the hotel goes, aside from the security issue and lack of a proper response, the room was nicely appointed, though quite small (typical of Europe). The front desk was responsive to queries and requests. The location is tremendous.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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RobertoCifuentes, Director General at Hotel 1898, responded to this review, 25 July 2016
Dear Guest,

We apologize for the bad experience you had with us. We kindly inform you that for us the security is one of our major concerns and we work hard day after day to improve on this point.

Since your stay, we would like to inform that we did introduced new camera security system, keycard logs to the rooms and other improvements.

Once again sorry for the bad impression you had.

Best Regards,

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2012

We stayed 4 nights here. The location is fantastic, near the La Boqueria markets on Las Ramblas and everything else (shopping, dining, sights) is within walking distance. The room was really modern, clean and great amenities. We didn't get any noise or disturbances at night from the busy Las Ramblas activities. There's a fantastic indoor pool that feels like an ancient bath-house. The outdoor pool is rather small though.
Service is average, they are not rude but not impressive either. The advantages of this hotel are the location, the room ambience and Starbucks right next door!

Stayed October 2011, travelled with friends
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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 17 July 2012

Perfect for a few nights in Barcelona. Great location, easy access to Barri Gotic, El Ravel, Barceloneta, Boqueria, Playa de Catalunya, and of course looks onto Las Ramblas. We had room 346 with a balcony onto Las Ramblas so could soak up the atmosphere and noise, but could just as easily close the door and shut the world out to enjoy the fabulous bed. Relaxing rooftop pool and bar fir those hot afternoons in summer. Breakfast at the Boqueria (market a few doors down) was a Barcelona highlight, and don't go past Bar Lobo behind the hotel where I'd kill for the artichoke with Iberian ham, oh and the eggplant chips with honey dressing. Double decker bus tour was surprisingly good, get to see more of this spread out city than you can on foot,and view from upstairs an insight behind the balconies and shutters hidden from view on the footpath.

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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Fuelman1
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2012

We recently stayed at this hotel. In a city with so many standout attractions this sat comfortably as far as we were concerned. It's central location makes everything accessible. Make ure you try both of the restaurants at ground level on either side of the entrance.

Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Hotel 1898

Property: Hotel 1898
Address: La Rambla, 109, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
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Region: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > El Raval
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre 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
#5 Spa Hotel in Barcelona
#6 Romantic Hotel in Barcelona
#13 Family Hotel in Barcelona
#25 Luxury Hotel in Barcelona
Price range (per night): ₹ 13,664 - ₹ 28,913
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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