$77 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Apr 7, 2015 Check-out: Apr 8, 2015

Axel Hotel Barcelona and Urban Spa

4 stars
View map of Aribau, 33, Barcelona, ES- 08011

Hotel Overview

Ratings and reviews for Axel Hotel Barcelona and Urban Spa

Overall score

4 / 5
5.01.0
57 out of 57
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4.4
Hotel staff:
4.4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4.7
Value:
4

89% would recommend to a friend.

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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
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
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Review of Axel Hotel Barcelona and Urban Spa

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Barcelona girls week.
Business
stoneham, ma
Apr 27, 2014

great girls week vacation

Staff was outstanding. Very helpful and friendly. The hotel claims to be hetero friendly and it is true. We felt very comfortable and welcome here. Front desk could not be more friendly. They made great recommendations. We walked just about everywhere except Parc Guell. Take the subway there. We averaged 8 miles a day walking. Visited Sagrada Familia, great take, but get tickets online before going. Otherwise be prepared to wait in line for an hour or more. Las Ramblas, Gothic area, Picasso museum all about a 20 minute walk from hotel. Rooms are small but adequate, no closets, hair dryer is weak, but does the job at a slower rate. roof deck was magnificent. We had happy hour up there every afternoon. Just go with an open mind. We had a blast.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Great Tapas. We ate there more then once. Delicious.

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Review of Axel Hotel Barcelona and Urban Spa

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Tope
Business
USA
Nov 27, 2013

hotel ok

The Hotel is OK. But having to pay just to view TV in the room is a bit underhanded. Also spa services OK but the female manager/desk person there is all about the money and though she gives the erroneous idea that she is sorry for errors made by staff she makes no effort to make amends. hotel management should take note. The front desk staff are courteous, friendly and always willing to help.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Axel Hotel Barcelona and Urban Spa

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Griff
Business
yorkshire
Nov 26, 2013

quick break for two

Nice clean hotel with welcoming staff. Didn't realise it was aimed for the gay community but this didn't pose a problem, the staff were most helpful. The room and shower was spacious and very clean with provision of lovely toiletries and slippers. Always a bonus for us ladies. Would go again and have already recommended it to friends. Excellent nights sleep with no traffic noise or noise in the corridors due to thick carpeting

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

Their area few bars and restaurants locally to the hotel and plenty to do just a few minutes walk into the town centre.

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Review of Axel Hotel Barcelona and Urban Spa

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Susan J
Business
London
Nov 1, 2013

Amazing

What a fabulous hotel to stay in. Very clean, friendly staff and excellent location. The roof top pool completed the package.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Axel Hotel Barcelona and Urban Spa

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
London Husand and Wife
Business
London, England
Jul 9, 2013

Great Location

While unaware of the "gay-friendly" hotel status, my wife and I felt perfectly welcome. Clean and spacious rooms - close to many restaurants and shops! The view from the roof-top bar and lounge area is fantastic!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

The 2 day "Hop-on, Hop-off" bus tour pass is definitely worth the money!

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Review of Axel Hotel Barcelona and Urban Spa

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Miami Gay couple
Business
Miami, FL
Jun 12, 2013

Great LGBT option

Friendly staff. Comfortable and clean room. Very well located and great spa and gym facility.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

Most gay bars are walking distance.

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Review of Axel Hotel Barcelona and Urban Spa

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
SC JN
Business
Myrtle Beach, SC
May 8, 2013

Great facility.

Fantastic front desk staff. Just wish they had in-room coffee makers. Excellent location for getting around Barcelona.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Dionisius a Greek/Mediterranean restaurant. Delicious entrees.

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Review of Axel Hotel Barcelona and Urban Spa

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
TJP74
Business
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
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

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

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Review of Axel Hotel Barcelona and Urban Spa

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
AussBrit86
Business
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
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Axel Hotel Barcelona and Urban Spa

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
DrewIzzy
Business
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
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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