$78 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Mar 8, 2015 Check-out: Mar 11, 2015

Axel Hotel Barcelona and Urban Spa

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

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.0
out of 5
54 reviews
Barcelona 26122014

Had a great time. Will go again. Next time will bring my gear as there is a good gym. See full review

  • Sparky 2
  • Dec 30, 2014
I will be back!

The hotel is very close to all historic places. Its extremely clean and the staff was very helpful.... See full review

  • RickyRod
  • Dec 30, 2014
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. 

The hotel is hetero-friendly with open-minded and cosmopolitan atmosphere considering that there is an area around the hotel known as the Gay-xample famous for its lively gay scene.

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 hetero-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)

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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

  • 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
  • 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
  • Gran Teatre del Liceu: 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:
2:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

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 (54)

Ratings and reviews for Axel Hotel Barcelona and Urban Spa

Overall score

4 / 5
5.01.0
54 out of 54
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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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Chad world traveler
Business
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Nov 25, 2011

Great hotel and amazing spa

This hotel is close to everything, the rooms are nice and modern, and the staff was very nice. Good place for couples, gay or straight. Even though the hotel is marketed to gay people, there were just as many straight couples staying there. I will always stay at Axel when I return to Barcelona.

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

Business

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

Vesping Gps guided tour on a Vespa.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
seawadude
Business
Seattle, WA
Nov 2, 2011

Great Hotel Choice

Just returned from a trip to Barcelona where I stayed at the Axel Hotel & Spa. This is a great hotel that is convenient for walking around best spots in downtown Barcelona. Easy to get to the Catalunya Square and to the best shopping locations. Loved the spa and Wellness Center that is part of the Axel and enjoyed the complimentary breakfast. Staff at the Axel are very friendly and helpful to those of us that need some help communicating with very limited Spanish speaking skills. I will definitely be back to stay at the Axel Hotel again!

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

Business

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Reviewer score

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

Business

Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

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

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Reviewer score

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

Business

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!

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
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
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
1
Location:
3
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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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
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Julia and Piedad. From New Jersey U.S.A
Business
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
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

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

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Reviewer score

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

Business

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.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Tha Atlanta Bears
Business
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
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Disappointed Paris Visitor
Business
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
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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