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Rudi Reeves
London, United Kingdom

Treated like royalty in Barcelona!

Review of Hotel 1898
5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
We received the very best service in the most beautiful hotel in the centre of Barcelona, on La Rambla. It’s ideally situated, just a few minutes walk from Placa Catalunya which is right in the middle of everything - yet as soon as you enter, you know this is a calm and sophisticated oasis in all the activity outside. Lighting is low throughout the hotel and there is a gorgeous scent throughout (I forgot to ask about that!). There is a welcoming bar on the ground floor and the most heavenly Spa with a superb swimming pool, sauna and treatment rooms in the lower ground floor. Irina is an amazing masseuse.

Our room on the 5th floor was unique. It was enormous, the bed was dreamy, very well maintained, decorated in their trademark colonial style and so quiet. We were celebrating so we pushed the boat out and we were fortunate enough to have our very own sizeable cooling jacuzzi pool on our enormous private terrace along with sumptuous sunbeds, a dining table for 6 or 8 and seating for entertaining a fair number of friends, had we wanted to.

The breakfasts in the first floor dining room were superb with eggs made to order and warm and welcoming staff (thank you so much Ana, Sebas and Paula). Even the most wonderful hotel is nothing without helpful and knowledgeable staff. We were so impressed with the team at H1898 - nothing was too much trouble and we were made to feel very special indeed.

Without hesitation, we recommend H1898, a wonderful hotel that has set its own high standards of comfort and quiet professionalism which other hotels will struggle to emulate.
Date of stay: June 2024
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Igor Rodriguez, Director General at Hotel 1898, responded to this review
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Rudi Reeves,

Thank you so much for your glowing review! We are thrilled to hear that you felt treated like royalty during your stay at Hotel 1898. Your detailed description of your experience truly warms our hearts.

It’s wonderful to know that you enjoyed our prime location on La Rambla, as well as the tranquil and sophisticated atmosphere inside the hotel. We’re glad you appreciated the welcoming bar, our heavenly spa, and especially exceptional massage services.

We are delighted that your room on the 5th floor exceeded your expectations and that the private terrace and jacuzzi pool added to your celebration. It’s also fantastic to hear that our breakfast service, along with the dedicated efforts of Ana, Sebas, and Paula, made a positive impact on your stay.

Your kind words about our team’s helpfulness and professionalism are greatly appreciated. We strive to provide each guest with a special and memorable experience, and it’s wonderful to know we succeeded in making your stay exceptional.

Thank you for recommending Hotel 1898. We look forward to welcoming you back for another wonderful stay in the heart of Barcelona.

Best regards,
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent rooftop restaurant & bar with a pool. Rooms have very comfortable beds and large bathrooms. Room service selection is limited, but coffee is good. Lower rooms can feel vibration from Metro underground. Pool in basement requires a reservation. Perfect location for Gothic area and great restaurants.

Date of stay: June 2024
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Igor Rodriguez, Director General at Hotel 1898, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Sivalls,

Thank you for your detailed and positive review! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our excellent rooftop restaurant and bar with a pool. It’s great to know that you found our beds very comfortable and our bathrooms spacious.

Your kind words about our perfect location for the Gothic area and great restaurants are much appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you back to Hotel 1898 in the future.

Sincerely,

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Reviewed 15 June 2024

Great location . Hotel was nice beds were comfortable .but the overwhelming smell of perfumed essential oils in the lobby was very unpleasant, the wifi was virtually non existent.lifts and hallways very stuffy . Great to have taxis at door .

Date of stay: June 2024
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Hotel Team, Otros at Hotel 1898, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2024

Dear Terri b,

Thank you for sharing your feedback regarding your recent stay with us. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed our great location, found the hotel nice, and the beds comfortable. It's also good to know that you appreciated the convenience of having taxis readily available at our door.

We regret that the scent of the essential oils in the lobby and the stuffiness in the lifts and hallways were not to your liking. Your comments regarding the WiFi connectivity are also noted. We are continually working to improve our services and facilities, and your feedback is invaluable in this process.

We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back and provide a more pleasant experience in the future.

Best regards,

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Reviewed 14 June 2024 via mobile

Absolutely a beautiful, clean, friendly hotel where they treat their guests very very nicely! The breakfast in the morning was tasty, bountiful and so many choices. The rooftop bar had killer views, good drinks and lovely tapas! Each room was given a bottle of Cava on the last night! Excellent location to everything.

Date of stay: June 2024
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Hotel Team, Otros at Hotel 1898, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2024

Dear Odumbo,

Thank you so much for your amazing feedback. We are thrilled to hear that you found our hotel beautiful, clean, and friendly. It is wonderful to know that our team made you feel very well-treated during your stay.

We are glad you enjoyed our tasty and plentiful breakfast, as well as the breathtaking views and delightful offerings at our rooftop bar. It is also great to hear that you appreciated the bottle of Cava on your last night. Our central location is indeed a significant advantage, and we are happy you found it convenient for your plans.

Your kind words are highly motivating for our team, and we look forward to welcoming you back for another excellent stay.

Kind regards,

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Reviewed 9 June 2024

Located on La Rambla, it definitely is in a touristy part of town. However, the entrance is on a side street, so the rooms are quiet. Great location, across from the Meridien hotel. Rooms had black walls, white ceiling, not huge, but big enough to be comfortable. Good a/c although we needed the front desk to help us as there is a trick to keeping it turned on. Big bathroom with one sink, rainshower and handshower that had terrific water pressure, also a bidet. People spoke English easily and readily, although I would not say anyone was particularly friendly or helpful. For example, no one met us at the door of offered to assist with luggage either checking in or out. Didn't eat any meals at the hotel, so can't comment on the food. Biggest problem was their Wi Fi - no matter what we did, or how many times we called the front desk, we couldn't get it to work properly. And, we had all new devices, so it wasn't a hardware problem. They do need to get that fixed as soon as possible!

Room tip: Dont bother getting a room with a step-out terrace: literally, there is room to stand on it and look out, no place to sit.
Date of stay: May 2024
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Igor Rodriguez, Director General at Hotel 1898, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2024

Dear Kip A,

Thank you for taking the time to provide such detailed feedback about your recent stay at Hotel 1898. We appreciate your honest review and are glad to hear that you found our location convenient and our rooms comfortable.

We are pleased that you enjoyed the quietness of our rooms despite our central location on La Rambla, and that the air conditioning and bathroom facilities met your expectations.

However, we are sorry to hear that certain aspects of your stay did not meet your expectations. We apologize for the issues you experienced with the Wi-Fi and for any inconvenience it caused. Rest assured, we are addressing this matter to ensure it does not happen again.

We also regret that our staff did not make a more positive impression and that you felt our service could be improved. Your feedback is invaluable, and we will use it to enhance our guest experience.

Thank you once again for your feedback. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back and provide you with a more seamless experience in the future.

Best regards,

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Reviewed 9 June 2024

This is an impressive hotel just off Las Ramblas. Close to the metro for efficient getting about
Elegant lobby..efficient check in. We were in a classic double and were upgraded to an outer room which has window.I think there are internal rooms without. The bed is bigger than King....is it Queen? So comfy..so big.. Best hotel bed I have ever had.
The room is immaculate; spacious. Elegant bathroom completely equipped again spacious.
Breakfast...lovely..continental with a small choice of hot egg and bacon. You can order more hot options. The rest is amazing...cheese ..fruit. meat..omg little chocolate treats.
We made good use of roof top bar. Panoramic view and again elegant..
Shout out to Hector who was just lovely and found us an excellent wine

Date of stay: June 2024
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Igor Rodriguez, Director General at Hotel 1898, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2024

Dear Sue,

Thank you so much for your glowing review! We are thrilled to hear that you had such an enjoyable stay at Hotel 1898 and found our location convenient for exploring Barcelona.

We appreciate your kind words about our elegant lobby and efficient check-in process. It's wonderful to know that you enjoyed the comfort of your upgraded room and found the bed to be exceptionally comfortable. We take pride in offering spacious and immaculate rooms with well-equipped bathrooms to ensure our guests have a relaxing stay.

We are delighted that you enjoyed our breakfast selection and made good use of the rooftop bar with its panoramic views. Your shout out to Hector is much appreciated; we will be sure to pass along your compliments to him.

Thank you once again for your detailed and positive feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back to Hotel 1898 on your next visit to Barcelona.

Sincerely,

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