$244 Avg/night
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1898 Hotel Barcelona

4 stars
Les Rambles, 109, Barcelona, 08002
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.4
out of 5
24 reviews
Perfect First Visit to Barcelona

The hotel is located in a perfect location, right on Les Rambles. You can walk to most of the main... See full review

  • Travel87
  • Aug 21, 2014
Exceptional hotel

Beautiful hotel right in the heart of La Rambla, close to Metro. Spectacular subterranean pool,... See full review

  • Phila vacationer
  • Jul 1, 2013
Stay in style at this colonial-themed hideaway with spa

Located on Las Ramblas, 1898 Hotel Barcelona showcases a fine-tuned balance between the past and present. Inspired by neoclassical style with colonial flair, the hotel mixes exotic woods, dark fabrics and a black, brown and white color theme. Classy rooms and suites feature high-tech perks like free Wi-Fi. On the premises are two swimming pools and a spa, offering a range of Asian-inspired treatments. The first-floor Restaurant H1898 serves market-fresh Mediterranean cuisine. The terrace bar-restaurant (April to October) offers tapas and cocktails.

Highlights
  • Great location on Las Ramblas
  • Terrace swimming pool with poolside bar
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Spa with exotic treatments
  • Gourmet Mediterranean restaurant
Rooms

1898 Hotel Barcelona has six types of units among its 169 rooms and suites. All have one of four color combinations: red, green, black or sandstone. Each unit comes with a plasma screen TV, radio with USB port and free Wi-Fi. All units also showcase en-suite bathrooms with marble countertops, shower and full bath. Classic rooms around the hotel's interior patio feature colonial style, warm colors, bamboo ornaments and sucupira hardwood floors. The bright deluxe rooms on the fifth floor have private terraces with fantastic city views. The junior suite has a bed with a black sucupira wood canopy and a separate living room. The colonial suites boast a terrace with private pool, solarium and lounge, plus comp perks like champagne, fruit and chocolates.

Features

Guests of Hotel 1898 Barcelona have free entrance to the Asian-inspired spa with a fitness center, hot tubs, sauna, steam rooms, heated pool and aquatic relaxation zone. A range of exotic treatments is available, such as Ceylonese massage and silk extract wrap. The seventh-floor outdoor swimming pool and solarium are open year-round. The 24-hour business center offers free Internet access and showcases a small library. Hotel 1898 Barcelona even offers the services of a personal shopper. Five meeting rooms on the premises are equipped with state-of-the-art audiovisual technology. The lobby bar is a great spot for a drink and features live jazz and blues once a week.

Transportation
  • Barcelona International Airport (7.6 mi/12.3 km)
  • Closest metro stop: Catalunya (lines L1 and L3)
Attractions

  • Plaza Catalunya (.2 mi/.4 km)
  • Port Olimpic (1.4 mi/2.2 km)
  • Sagrada Familia (1.4 mi/2.2 km)

 

 

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1898 Hotel Barcelona Rooms

CLASSIC - HOTEL
Room

Amenities

  • Free internet
  • Indoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Elevators
Activities
Indoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Spa
Solarium
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business center
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Conference facilities
Internet
Free internet
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities
Accessible facilities
Accessible parking

Nearby points of interest

  • Esglesia de Betlem: 0 mi
  • La Boqueria: 0.1 mi
  • Carrer del Carme: 0.1 mi
  • Font de Canaletes: 0.1 mi
  • Teatre Poliorama: 0.1 mi
  • Old Hospital de la Santa Creu: 0.2 mi
  • Santa Maria del Pi: 0.2 mi
  • National Library of Catalonia: 0.2 mi
  • Santa Anna Church: 0.2 mi
  • Casa Martí: 0.2 mi
  • Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art: 0.2 mi
  • La Rambla: 0.2 mi
  • Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona: 0.2 mi
  • Ciutat Vella: 0.2 mi
  • Palau de la Virreina: 0.2 mi
  • Esglesia de Betlem: 0 mi
  • La Boqueria: 0.1 mi
  • Carrer del Carme: 0.1 mi
  • Font de Canaletes: 0.1 mi
  • Teatre Poliorama: 0.1 mi
  • Old Hospital de la Santa Creu: 0.2 mi
  • Santa Maria del Pi: 0.2 mi
  • National Library of Catalonia: 0.2 mi
  • Santa Anna Church: 0.2 mi
  • Casa Martí: 0.2 mi
  • Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art: 0.2 mi
  • La Rambla: 0.2 mi
  • Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona: 0.2 mi
  • Ciutat Vella: 0.2 mi
  • Palau de la Virreina: 0.2 mi
  • Placa Sant Felip Neri: 0.2 mi
  • Portal de l'Àngel: 0.2 mi
  • Casa de l’Ardiaca: 0.2 mi
  • Plaça de Catalunya station: 0.3 mi
  • Gran Teatre del Liceu: 0.3 mi
  • Carrer de Pelai: 0.3 mi
  • Ancient synagogue: 0.3 mi
  • Barcelona Cathedral: 0.3 mi
  • El Raval: 0.3 mi
  • Palau de la Generalitat de Catalunya: 0.3 mi
  • Plaça del Rei: 0.3 mi
  • Plaça Reial: 0.3 mi
  • Plaça Sant Jaume: 0.3 mi
  • Temple of Augustus: 0.3 mi
  • El Corte Inglés: 0.3 mi
  • Museu Diocesà: 0.3 mi
  • Chapel of Santa Ágata: 0.3 mi
  • Barcelona Wax Museum: 0.3 mi
  • Casa de la Ciutat: 0.3 mi
  • Palau Reial Major: 0.3 mi
  • Palau Güell: 0.3 mi
  • Palau de la Música Catalana: 0.4 mi
  • Museu Frederic Marès: 0.4 mi
  • Església de Sants Just i Pastor: 0.4 mi
  • Museu d'idees i invents de Barcelona: 0.4 mi
  • Escola de la Llotja: 0.4 mi
  • Teatre Principal: 0.4 mi
  • Museo de Historia de Barcelona: 0.4 mi
  • University of Barcelona: 0.4 mi
  • Coliseum: 0.4 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (24)

Ratings and reviews for 1898 Hotel Barcelona

Overall score

4.4 / 5
5.01.0
24 out of 24
Amenities:
4.5
Room cleanliness:
4.9
Hotel staff:
4.5
Room comfort:
4.5
Location:
4.9
Value:
4.1

88% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Mike from DC
Business
Washington, DC
Oct 12, 2011

Right in the heart of Barcelona

Hotel 1898 was charming, beautiful, and located perfectly for our purposes (couple on first-time trip to Barcelona). It's on La Rambla 200 metres from Placa Catalunya, 10 minutes walk to the heart of the Barri Gotica. Obviously, it's an very busy area with no end of activity. We had a "classic" room on an interior courtyard. We would have upgraded had it not been such a busy season--prices were astronomical all over Barcelona. More light would have been welcome. The couryard also funneled music at all hours--sometimes karaoke, sometimes technopop--apparently from the rooftop bar. Not sure what the noise situation would be facing the streets. Decor was very stylish, the bed was large and comfortable, and the bathroom, while a bit tight, was well-organized and functional. The staff was outstanding. Front-desk staff very welcoming; housekeeping and maintenance very accommodating. No official concierge, but the desk staff--Jaime in particular--put real effort and expertise into advising on sights and picking out restaurants. We had dinner on the rooftop (so-so selection of tapas) and breakfast (high-priced but overwhelming amount of excellent food). Beautiful views. We'd go back, but we'd spring for a superior room facing a street next time.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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5
5.01.0
PCCC
Business
Washington DC
Aug 30, 2011

Great Stay

We stayed at Hotel 1898 on a Saturday before a cruise and a Sunday after the cruise. My wife and I agreed that it was the nicest hotel we've ever stayed in. The rooms were large, beautiful, and had amazing bathrooms. The staff spoke great English and the location can't be beat. The only negatives were some noise issues. In our first room, there was a strange creaking that repeated off and on consistently. The second room had a great view of Las Ramblas, but we could hear (and feel) the metro go by underground even though we were on the 3rd floor. Neither of those things kept us up, but at an expensive hotel those shouldn't happen.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Zane
Business
San Diego, CA
Aug 15, 2011

Centrally-located relaxing retreat

Awesome hotel with a fantastic location in the center of everything. However, with the rooftop pool/bar/lounge area combined with the basement pool/spa it's hard to leave the hotel to go enjoy everything Barcelona has!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Don't eat on La Rambla, walk just slightly off the road to the west to find way better places much cheaper!

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anthony MD
Business
Scottsdale, Az
Jul 13, 2011

1898 Hotel

Perfect location if you want the best of the dining/shopping/club scene. Was able to walk everywhere! The hotel rooms are small, but comfortable. Great value. Would definitely stay there again!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Right on Las Ramblas shopping/dining/club district.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Drkisa
Business
tampa, FL
Jul 7, 2011

Awesome spa

Centrally located on bustling La Ramblas, lots of people-watching, shopping, food and tours nearby. Hotel was very modern, clean, fabulous rooftop lounge but spa was by far the highlight. Beautiful, something you have to see, enough alone to bring us back again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Hard Rock Cafe right around the corner

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Lake Charles, Louisiana
Jun 17, 2011

Very unsatisfied

The hotel was nice and clean. But upon check in they charged us anothe 35 Euro, because they said our reservations were for only 1 person in a room. I showed them our confirmation from [...]showing it was for 2 people, but they refused to honor that. We were forced to pay the additional amount or find another place to stay. Of course we paid because we were in Spain and not sure we could find another hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
T.Z.
Business
Kona, Hawaii
Jun 16, 2011

Not a good experience

Pre-paid 4 nights for a "superior room". They put us in a very nice room but much smaller then depicted on their web sight. But the room shared a wall with their employee service elevator which was very loud starting at 5 A.M. and continued all day until after 10 P.M. Constant banging of service carts, shutting doors, voices, etc. We asked for a new room the first day there. The hotel staff only offered to put us in a much smaller plain "standard room" claiming it was also a "superior room". Not what you expect for a expensive luxury hotel. Finally got some sleep on the plane home!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
1
Location:
5
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Santa Clara, CA
May 25, 2011

Hotel 1898

Amazing city

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Most amazing dinner at ABaC!

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Review of 1898 Hotel Barcelona

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
israel
May 9, 2011

too good to be true

the hotel is in perfect location on the ramblas close to placa catalonia.on the 7th floor there is a nice open terrace with a nice view and pool.the hotel room was very comfortable and the staff did the best to serve us. very reccomended hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

right in the corner down the hotel there is a nice place called bona bar or something similar. nice tapas and food, and a very nice place to eat.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
black barbie
Business
Harrisburg, PA
May 5, 2011

Quiet, Central Hotel

H1898 was fantastic for its location and an extremely nice place to stay at. Part of me feels it's not worth it to stay at a pricier hotel when you will spend most of your time out, but then it's amazingly refreshing to be able to return from the hectic pace of scheduled travel into a place to unwind a bit and get ready for your next trip outside. The location is spectacular - it's very easy to make a quick stop in to change shoes and even run to La Boqueria while your travel companion freshens up. The gym was necessary and the other amenities like the pool at the rooftop and evening tea time were lovely to momentarily take advantage of for relaxing. The hotel staff were very friendly and helpful with odds and ends questions: weather, buses, converters. I appreciated the way security took care of hotel guests with posted guards and side-entry only access when La Rambla heated up at night. The hotel soundproofing deserves some recognition; we walked through a great fun crowd of chanting, singing, sparklers, drummers, and more singing with the Barcelona-Madrid match win, and in minutes were back to our peaceful hotel and the sounds of nothing at all. With such a great location and so much peace in between long and varied days, even though we chose somewhere more expensive and didn't take advantage of all the amenities, I feel I'd stay here again for the pure convenience and feeling of niceness.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Not Applicable

I was skeptical of the Montserrat day trip popularity, but my skepticism was overcome with enchantment at the day trip. Pick up a Tot Montserrat inclusive ticket at the Information center in Plaza Catalunya: 5 trips on the metro, railway there and back, unlimited access to the Funiculars and museums, and an enormous lunch are included. It's 15 Euros less for the next ticket down without lunch.

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