$155 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Aug 28, 2014 Check-out: Aug 29, 2014

Axel Hotel Barcelona and Urban Spa

4 stars
Aribau, 33, Barcelona, ES- 08011
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.9
out of 5
97 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
Axel Hotels is the first hotel chain aimed at the gay community. Each Axel Hotel is a liberal and tolerant place where everyone is welcome irrespective of their sexual orientation. The hotel welcome, respect and value anyone who comes here without prejudice. Axel Hotel is hetero-friendly. At Axel Hotel Barcelona & Urban Spa, the comfort and well-being of our guests is the highest commitment. Enter a new concept, a hotel where design and coziness are united, where the liberal and cosmopolitan atmosphere converges, and where you play the main role. The Hotel also provide Bar, Non-smoking rooms, Reception, Tour desk, Swimming pool, Solarium, 500 square meters of Spa and Gym, and Restaurant. Hotel Registration Number HB-004327

Hotel Map

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

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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

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. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (97)

Ratings and reviews for Axel Hotel Barcelona and Urban Spa

Overall score

3.9 / 5
5.01.0
97 out of 97
Amenities:
3.9
Room cleanliness:
4.3
Hotel staff:
4.3
Room comfort:
3.8
Location:
4.5
Value:
3.9

84% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Axel Hotel Barcelona and Urban Spa

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Queens, New York City
Jul 30, 2011

Nice but expensive

The hotel is located inside an old building which seems to have been toally gutted leaving only the two walls facing the street. The interior design is totally contemporary. The water closet is in a closet, but the rest of the bathroom, including the shower is partially open to the rest of the room. Our shower was especially funky in that you could open the blinds to the interior courtyard and essentially be showering in public. The hotel was comfortable, included a just OK breakfest but was very expensive. Still it was a fun place to be and well located to gay venues in Barcelona.

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

The hotel is in the gay neighborhood just steps to gay bars.

Review of Axel Hotel Barcelona and Urban Spa

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Austin, TX
Jul 25, 2011

Excellent location and service

Super friendly service with a great vibe. Rooms were well-appointed with a great location. Walking distance to most bars and great restaurants, as well as the buses, metro, La Rambla and Plaza Catalunya. The wifi here is terrible, though; there are two computers in the "business center" on the first floor that are much faster.

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

"La Flauta" has incredible tapas, sandwiches and full meals at reasonable prices. I had the most amazing "bocadillo" (sandwich) of jamón iberico, cheese and dates!

Review of Axel Hotel Barcelona and Urban Spa

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Anonymous
Houston, TX
Jun 21, 2011

Hotel Amenities Listed --- NOT Accurate

Most of the things in the listed amenities are not accurate. After mentioning this to hotel management, nothing was done... [...] Inaccuracies from listing of ameneties on hotel description were as follows--- I had booked a premium room --- Listed room as having an exclusive space with Living Room (NONE - not even a chair), Listed Living Room as having a personal computer and printer (NONE - there was not even a living room, much less a computer and printer. Management laughed at this, as they don't even have a printer in the business center.) Listed room as having a shower and a hydromassage bathtub (None - the room did not even have a bath tub of any kind - did have shower, but certainly not a hydromassage bathtub. Again management laughed at this). With the booking, it was listed [...] that WiFi was free of charge... Hardly the case, as the charge was almost $20.00 US per day. Again management refused to do anything about this. I do not recommend this hotel.. highly overpriced and very disappointing on many levels --- left a strong feeling of feeling ripped off... and I was. Management was not accomodating at all and offered no apologies for the misrepresentation.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
1
Location:
3
Value:
1
Review of Axel Hotel Barcelona and Urban Spa

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
fitnessexpert mario godiva
Business
new york new york
Jun 17, 2011

amazing experience and property!!!

the property was gorgeous, the staff was friendly and very helpful with all of my needs, the rooftop lounge had breathtaking views of barcelona and i couldn't have been happier with my experience! i will definitely be going back!

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

Business

Review of Axel Hotel Barcelona and Urban Spa

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Julia and Piedad. From New Jersey U.S.A
West New York, New Jersey
Apr 1, 2011

Fantastic hotel. wonderful location.

We had wonderful experience in the hotel and the sorroundings. All the staff were wondertul the room were clean and had everything you need. It was in a good location everything was close good restaurants and tourist places to see. Overall we had a good experience on our vacation. Thank you

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

We recoment this hotel to anyone. It a good place to stay.

Review of Axel Hotel Barcelona and Urban Spa

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
New York, NY
Dec 4, 2010

Great Hotel

Excellent Hotel. First, I got room 414 without windows and 2 single beds put together. I called and they gave me room 417. Loved my room. Very well equipped with all amenities and minibar. Anything you may want they had there. I gave it 4 stars because of the see-thru rain shower. See-thru is fine, but the rain shower is not. They should have sliding up-and-down shower head so I don't have to wet my hair all the time. If you are bold or have very short hair, then this kind of shower is for you. Also, wireless internet slows down at times.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Nightlife tip: In Hotel

You can walk everywhere (bars, clubs, cafes, restaurants, supermarket, shops) thus saving euros on taxis. Everything is within 1-2 blocks or 5 minute walk.

Review of Axel Hotel Barcelona and Urban Spa

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Tha Atlanta Bears
Atlanta , Georgia
Nov 17, 2010

Barcelona 2010

Hotel was way overpriced on there food, and very impressive on the decor and location. But the daily up keep on details was bad, lightbulb out in the restroom, room was always too hot temperature wise, knew we had an early arrival and made us wait 4 hours for our room.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
1
Review of Axel Hotel Barcelona and Urban Spa

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Disappointed Paris Visitor
Charlotte, NC
Jan 3, 2010

Great Barcelona Value

The hotel was great. Our room had two balconies, one with operable stained glass windows and seating. The room was modern with nice bedding. The bathroom was nice, but the shower needed a curtain or door as it spilled water onto the floor. The location was great-close to a lot of bars and restaurants. It was a ten minute walk to La Rambla and two blocks from a Gaudi building. I would recommend this hotel and would stay there again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Review of Axel Hotel Barcelona and Urban Spa

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
dew02of5
Denver, CO
Dec 7, 2009

Not as good as I had hoped for.

If you don't mind noise and smoke then I'd give this hotel a 4 star rating. If you're like me and smoke gives you a headache and you're a light sleeper I'd give this hotel a 2 star rating and I won't stay there again. The room was non-smoking but that doesn't matter because the ground floor is all smoking and it travels up into all the rooms via the central air system.

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

Use the underground Metro to get to any destination in Barcelona. Buy a 10 trip ticket for convenience. Make sure to have a PIN because the automated machines require it. I used my debit card since I didn't know what the PIN was for my credit card.

Review of Axel Hotel Barcelona and Urban Spa

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Traveler from the USA
Washington, DC
Nov 29, 2009

Outstanding!

Great Location, Staff, and rooms

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