Axel Hotel Barcelona and Urban Spa

4 stars
Aribau, 33, Barcelona, ES- 08011
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.9
out of 5
73 reviews
Central LGBT epicenter

Best part of this hotel is the rooftop pool hottub and bar! See full review

  • Jasonbb
  • Jul 9, 2014
Amazing

What a fabulous hotel to stay in. Very clean, friendly staff and excellent location. The roof top... See full review

  • Susan J
  • Nov 1, 2013
Delightful hideaway with a swank contemporary look near Casa Batllo

In a beautifully restored Art Deco building near Gaudi-designed Casa Batllo, Axel Hotel Barcelona is steps away from many Barcelona attractions. Stylish rooms feature a contemporary look and boast free Internet. The Kitchen Restaurant serves Italo-Mediterranean cuisine with Asian and North African touches. The colorful Ground Bar with an outdoor terrace is a trendy place to lounge over a cocktail. Visit the rooftop swimming pool, Jacuzzi and Sky Bar for panoramic city vistas or head to the Wellness Club 33 to find a fitness center, sauna and a spa.

Highlights
  • Excellent location in the heart of Eixample
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Restaurant serving tasty fusion fare
  • Fitness center and spa with indoor pool at Wellness Club 33
  • Rooftop swimming pool, Jacuzzi and Sky Bar
Rooms

The 105 rooms at Axel Hotel Barcelona showcase a swank interior design inspired by the warmth of the Mediterranean and the area's modernist heritage. All rooms come with a clean-lined look, heaps of natural light, air-conditioning and soundproofing. Other trimmings include king beds, bathrobes, plasma TVs, free high-speed Internet, mini-bars and a pillow menu. Rooms overlook the street or the peaceful interior courtyard. Axel Hotel Barcelona also features four top-floor suites, each with a private terrace. Room service is available in all units (fees apply).

Features

The Wellness Club 33 full-service spa at Axel Hotel Barcelona has a fitness center with state-of-the-art equipment, services of a personal trainer, a water spa section with a swan neck waterfall, relaxation bed, plus dry and wet sauna. A wide range of treatments (fees apply) include massages, facials, aromatherapy and reflexology. In-room treatments are available, too. The small meeting rooms, decked out with audiovisual equipment, are available for business visitors. Axel Hotel Barcelona is a gay-friendly hotel.

Transportation
  • Barcelona International Airport (7.5 mi/12.2 km)
  • Closest metro stop: Universitat (on the L2 line)
Attractions
  • Passeo de Gracia (.4 mi/.6 km)
  • Plaza Catalunya (.5 mi/.8 km)
  • Las Ramblas (.8 mi/1.3 km)
  • Sagrada Familia (1.3 mi/2 km)

Axel Hotel Barcelona and Urban Spa Rooms

Axel premium room for single
This room offers one twin bed with A/C, Bathroom amenties, Cable/Satellite Tv, Ensuite/Private bathroom, Heating, Internet access, Mini bar, Pay TV, Refrigerator, Room service, Safe in room and Telephone.An exclusive space with bedroom, living room, closet and bathroom.The Living Room Area is equipped with a personal computer, a printer, high-speed internet access and a flat screen TV with internet access.The bedroom is luminous and comfortable. It has a king size bed with 4 pillows, bathrobes, a flat screen TV, Pay TV with 30 movies to choose from, and a unique decoration that makes this space unforgettable and extremely exclusive.The bathroom has both a shower and a hydromassage bathtub. In the bathroom, you will also find a unique variety of beauty and bath products especially designed for your comfort.
Axel premium room for double
This room offers one twin bed with A/C, Bathroom amenties, Cable/Satellite Tv, Ensuite/Private bathroom, Heating, Internet access, Mini bar, Pay TV, Refrigerator, Room service, Safe in room and Telephone.An exclusive space with bedroom, living room, closet and bathroom.The Living Room Area is equipped with a personal computer, a printer, high-speed internet access and a flat screen TV with internet access.The bedroom is luminous and comfortable. It has a king size bed with 4 pillows, bathrobes, a flat screen TV, Pay TV with 30 movies to choose from, and a unique decoration that makes this space unforgettable and extremely exclusive.The bathroom has both a shower and a hydromassage bathtub. In the bathroom, you will also find a unique variety of beauty and bath products especially designed for your comfort.
Axel superior room for double
This room offers one twin bed with A/C, Bathroom amenties, Cable/Satellite Tv, Ensuite/Private bathroom, Heating, Internet access, Mini bar, Pay TV, Refrigerator, Room service, Safe in room and Telephone.An exclusive space with bedroom, living room, closet and bathroom.The Living Room Area is equipped with a personal computer, a printer, high-speed internet access and a flat screen TV with internet access.The bedroom is luminous and comfortable. It has a king size bed with 4 pillows, bathrobes, a flat screen TV, Pay TV with 30 movies to choose from, and a unique decoration that makes this space unforgettable and extremely exclusive.The bathroom has both a shower and a hydromassage bathtub. In the bathroom, you will also find a unique variety of beauty and bath products especially designed for your comfort.
Suite Axel
This room offers one twin bed with A/C, Bathroom amenties, Cable/Satellite Tv, Ensuite/Private bathroom, Heating, Internet access, Mini bar, Pay TV, Refrigerator, Room service, Safe in room and Telephone.An exclusive space with bedroom, living room, closet and bathroom.The Living Room Area is equipped with a personal computer, a printer, high-speed internet access and a flat screen TV with internet access.The bedroom is luminous and comfortable. It has a king size bed with 4 pillows, bathrobes, a flat screen TV, Pay TV with 30 movies to choose from, and a unique decoration that makes this space unforgettable and extremely exclusive.The bathroom has both a shower and a hydromassage bathtub. In the bathroom, you will also find a unique variety of beauty and bath products especially designed for your comfort.
Axel superior room for single
This room offers one twin bed with A/C, Bathroom amenties, Cable/Satellite Tv, Ensuite/Private bathroom, Heating, Internet access, Mini bar, Pay TV, Refrigerator, Room service, Safe in room and Telephone.An exclusive space with bedroom, living room, closet and bathroom.The Living Room Area is equipped with a personal computer, a printer, high-speed internet access and a flat screen TV with internet access.The bedroom is luminous and comfortable. It has a king size bed with 4 pillows, bathrobes, a flat screen TV, Pay TV with 30 movies to choose from, and a unique decoration that makes this space unforgettable and extremely exclusive.The bathroom has both a shower and a hydromassage bathtub. In the bathroom, you will also find a unique variety of beauty and bath products especially designed for your comfort.
Axel City Room for one person
This room offers one twin bed with A/C, Bathroom amenties, Cable/Satellite Tv, Ensuite/Private bathroom, Heating, Internet access, Mini bar, Pay TV, Refrigerator, Room service, Safe in room and Telephone.An exclusive space with bedroom, living room, closet and bathroom.The Living Room Area is equipped with a personal computer, a printer, high-speed internet access and a flat screen TV with internet access.The bedroom is luminous and comfortable. It has a king size bed with 4 pillows, bathrobes, a flat screen TV, Pay TV with 30 movies to choose from, and a unique decoration that makes this space unforgettable and extremely exclusive.The bathroom has both a shower and a hydromassage bathtub. In the bathroom, you will also find a unique variety of beauty and bath products especially designed for your comfort.
Axel City room for double
This room offers one twin bed with A/C, Bathroom amenties, Cable/Satellite Tv, Ensuite/Private bathroom, Heating, Internet access, Mini bar, Pay TV, Refrigerator, Room service, Safe in room and Telephone.An exclusive space with bedroom, living room, closet and bathroom.The Living Room Area is equipped with a personal computer, a printer, high-speed internet access and a flat screen TV with internet access.The bedroom is luminous and comfortable. It has a king size bed with 4 pillows, bathrobes, a flat screen TV, Pay TV with 30 movies to choose from, and a unique decoration that makes this space unforgettable and extremely exclusive.The bathroom has both a shower and a hydromassage bathtub. In the bathroom, you will also find a unique variety of beauty and bath products especially designed for your comfort.

Amenities

  • Free internet
  • Airport shuttle
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Elevators
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Spa
Solarium
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Tour desk
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Conference facilities
Doctor on call
Internet
Free internet
Transportation
Airport shuttle
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Hotel Map

41.3876 2.1607
Area served
Barcelona.
Nearby airports
Barcelona-El Prat International Airport (12 km)
Area description
Barcelona City Center

Nearby points of interest

  • Plaza Catalunya: 0.1 mi
  • University of Barcelona: 0.2 mi
  • Museu del Modernismo Catala: 0.2 mi
  • Fundación Francisco Godia: 0.3 mi
  • Coliseum: 0.3 mi
  • Rambla de Catalunya: 0.3 mi
  • Fundació Antoni Tàpies: 0.3 mi
  • Casa Lleó Morera: 0.4 mi
  • Casa Batlló: 0.4 mi
  • Carrer de Pelai: 0.4 mi
  • Paseo de Gracia: 0.4 mi
  • Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona: 0.4 mi
  • Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art: 0.4 mi
  • Plaça de Catalunya station: 0.5 mi
  • Carrer del Carme: 0.5 mi
  • Plaza Catalunya: 0.1 mi
  • University of Barcelona: 0.2 mi
  • Museu del Modernismo Catala: 0.2 mi
  • Fundación Francisco Godia: 0.3 mi
  • Coliseum: 0.3 mi
  • Rambla de Catalunya: 0.3 mi
  • Fundació Antoni Tàpies: 0.3 mi
  • Casa Lleó Morera: 0.4 mi
  • Casa Batlló: 0.4 mi
  • Carrer de Pelai: 0.4 mi
  • Paseo de Gracia: 0.4 mi
  • Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona: 0.4 mi
  • Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art: 0.4 mi
  • Plaça de Catalunya station: 0.5 mi
  • Carrer del Carme: 0.5 mi
  • Font de Canaletes: 0.5 mi
  • Casa Mila: 0.5 mi
  • Palau de la Virreina: 0.5 mi
  • Teatre Poliorama: 0.5 mi
  • El Corte Inglés: 0.5 mi
  • Egyptian Museum of Barcelona: 0.6 mi
  • Santa Anna Church: 0.6 mi
  • Portal de l'Àngel: 0.6 mi
  • Dreta de l'Eixample: 0.6 mi
  • Palau Ramon de Montaner: 0.6 mi
  • Esglesia de Betlem: 0.6 mi
  • Parroquia de la Purissima Concepció: 0.6 mi
  • National Library of Catalonia: 0.6 mi
  • Palau del Baró de Quadras: 0.7 mi
  • Old Hospital de la Santa Creu: 0.7 mi
  • El Raval: 0.7 mi
  • Casa Martí: 0.7 mi
  • Casa Calvet: 0.7 mi
  • La Boqueria: 0.7 mi
  • Casa de les Punxes: 0.7 mi
  • Palau de la Música Catalana: 0.7 mi
  • Museu i Centre d’Estudis de l’Esport Dr Melcior Colet: 0.7 mi
  • Santa Maria del Pi: 0.8 mi
  • Ronda de Sant Pere: 0.8 mi
  • Catalonia Square: 0.8 mi
  • Casa de l’Ardiaca: 0.8 mi
  • Museu Diocesà: 0.8 mi
  • Placa Sant Felip Neri: 0.8 mi
  • La Rambla: 0.8 mi
  • Ciutat Vella: 0.8 mi

Dining

Restaurant
Kitchen, an urban, cosmopolitan and trendy space where your tastes come first. Discover the excellent quality/price of its delicious gastronomic proposals and choose between dining la carte or set menu, day or night. Enjoy its direct flavors and refreshing breakfasts, lunches and dinners in a casual and personal atmosphere. Kitchen is specially designed for you..The hotel has imported an Argentinean tradition straight from Axel Hotel Buenos Aires that will surprise you: the pasos or "step-based" menu. Their menu allows you to choose from three delicious steps to adapt our dishes to your taste. The options are endless: first course and dessert, second course and drink, first and second courses... Choose one step, two or simply try them all. Because you choose what you eat and how much you pay. Kitchen by Axel, you decide.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1400
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 (73)

Ratings and reviews for Axel Hotel Barcelona and Urban Spa

Overall score

3.9 / 5
5.01.0
73 out of 73
Amenities:
3.9
Room cleanliness:
4.4
Hotel staff:
4.4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4.7
Value:
3.9

89% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Axel Hotel Barcelona and Urban Spa

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
TJP74
Michigan, USA
Apr 10, 2013

Ideally located

Staff was extremely friendly and helpful. Hotel is ideally located for restaurants and is a short walking distances to tourist areas. Heart of LGBT area. (Hotel's business centre does NOT offer a computer connected to a printer of you are looking to print ex: boarding pass.)

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Area has a variety of restaurants within immediate area offering various international cuisine.

Review of Axel Hotel Barcelona and Urban Spa

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
AussBrit86
Washington DC
Apr 6, 2013

Great Location!

We arrived in Barcelona at 6 in the morning. When we got to the hotel, the front desk staff were extremely friendly and helpful. The rooms were quite small, but it didn't cause a problem. The location was great! Just a tiny walk to Las Ramblas and to a metro stop. Great restaurants close by. My only complaint is that you have to pay for Wifi. In all the other hotels we stayed in on our trip, wifi was free. It was a surprise that it wasn't free with this hotel as well.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Axel Hotel Barcelona and Urban Spa

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
DrewIzzy
Park City, Utah
Feb 22, 2013

Pretty good

Great staff, very helpful, and courteous. Good location, clean, and comfortable. Downside was hot tub wasn't so hot, the room requested wasn't available on arrival(but we were upgraded), and housekeeping didn't seem to understand "Do not disturb" sign. But all in all a good experience.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Axel Hotel Barcelona and Urban Spa

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Coffee Sam
California
Jan 17, 2013

Great shower

We were in Spain for 15 nights and the two at Axel were our best hotel nights. Bed was great, room was small but clean and it had a fantastic shower. Staff were super with great restaurant recommendations. No breakfast but a great location, with plenty of options. Definitely gay friendly.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Axel Hotel Barcelona and Urban Spa

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Been There Done That 2012
Canada
Jan 7, 2013

Do go to their website before booking

The good: - Very friendly and helpful staff. They went out of their way to accommodate us - Location is great, close to everything and far from the city noise. Everything within a few minutes walk. - Room was clean and as soon as we told them about the issue with the bed (twin beds instead of king), they fixed the issue right away The not so good: - It caters to a certain group of people though not exclusive but check the website to make sure you have no problem with that. I was unaware since the booking site does not mention that we live in the 21st century, don't we? - There is a club downstairs and some artifacts on display that may not be suitable for children.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Axel Hotel Barcelona and Urban Spa

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
une voyageuse
Portland, OR, USA
Dec 31, 2012

Just what we needed!

We spent three lovely days in Barcelona walking from the hotel to different locations in the city after parking the car in the hotel/city parking. The staff is friendly, the location perfect, the room was dark and quiet to sleep but well lit if needed.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Axel Hotel Barcelona and Urban Spa

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
une voyageuse
Portland, OR, USA
Dec 30, 2012

A hotel I will go back to.

Great location, friendly staff, a quiet room both dark enough to sleep and bright enough to read in, and very clean. We walked to some of the liveliest places in the city.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Axel Hotel Barcelona and Urban Spa

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
brinn10
Long Island, NY
Nov 4, 2012

Exactly as described...

Though upgrading to a better room was an option, I chose the basic package which was sufficient for my purposes. The location is great for sightseeing, which was the purpose of my trip. The staff was helpful and certainly easy on the eyes. My trip was not oriented around gay nightlife or the spa, so I can't really grade these aspects of the facility. Overall, I would recommend this hotel to anyone that wants to support an LGBT friendly business while visiting this beautiful city.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

When you've had enough local cuisine and dealt with enough tourist-trap-tapas, stop by Wok 2 Walk on the Ramblas adjacent to the Boqueria for a no-nonsense stir fry at a great price...

Review of Axel Hotel Barcelona and Urban Spa

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Write On
West hollywood
Sep 24, 2012

Las Rumbles

This is the perfect hotel if you are coming to Barcelona to party. The city is vibrant and alive, and Axel is right in the middle of it. The Eixample is ideal because it sits apart from the crush of tourists. The hotel itself is sexy beyond belief, but the only drawback: It sits above a train tunnel and my hotel bed shook from 6am to Midnight. Every 7-10 minutes. And not for the right reason! The staff, especially Mirasol, was exceptional.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
1
Location:
5
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Rhymes with Flauta.

Review of Axel Hotel Barcelona and Urban Spa

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Whatevs123
Indianapolis, IN
Jul 8, 2012

Ehhh, ok for the price

This hotel was nice but given the price paid (about 300 USD) I think it was a little overpriced. The pool on the roof top was pretty cool. The rooms were clean and the staff was very helpful and courteous.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
2
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