$84 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Apr 26, 2015 Check-out: Apr 27, 2015

Axel Hotel Barcelona and Urban Spa

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

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Ratings and reviews for Axel Hotel Barcelona and Urban Spa

Overall score

4 / 5
5.01.0
59 out of 59
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4.4
Hotel staff:
4.4
Comfort:
3.9
Location:
4.7
Value:
4

90% 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
A fan of Barcelona
Business
Munich, Germany
Mar 13, 2012

Great Spring Vacation

The hotel is very conveniently located at the center of Barcelona with easy access to public transportation including the Aerobus which runs between the city center and the airport.

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

Business

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Review of Axel Hotel Barcelona and Urban Spa

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Kychiang
Business
Toronto, ON, Canada
Feb 27, 2012

Great Location, Good Value

As a 'heterofriendly' hotel, it is in the heart of gay Barcelona with manageable walking distance from many shopping, dining and tourist sites. Staff is super friendly. The view from the rooftop is great, unfortunately the bar or pool was not open during the winter time.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

El Mussol. Classic Catalan food. Ask for 'Concols' (grilled green onions). La Flauta tapas bar, Catalan style, is just 1-min walk away.

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Review of Axel Hotel Barcelona and Urban Spa

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Andre'
Business
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Feb 20, 2012

GREAT central location!

The hotel was recommended by friends and turned out to be more than expected. Very close to the Barcelona Sant rail station, and walking distance to everything. My room balcony doors opened up onto the main street was nice. With the doors closed I heard almost zero noise. Bathroom was large with everything I needed. Overall a great stay!

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

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

The main rail station for the Airport train, and outgoing train to Madrid is only about a mile walk and easy to find. Well worth the 15-20 minutes instead of the cost of a taxi. Save the money for a cocktail!

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Review of Axel Hotel Barcelona and Urban Spa

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Micha
Business
Chicago, IL, USA
Nov 30, 2011

Great stay!

Wonderful staff, clean and trendy hotel. PERFECT location!

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

Business

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Review of Axel Hotel Barcelona and Urban Spa

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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Review of Axel Hotel Barcelona and Urban Spa

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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Review of Axel Hotel Barcelona and Urban Spa

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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Review of Axel Hotel Barcelona and Urban Spa

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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Review of Axel Hotel Barcelona and Urban Spa

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

Business

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