$103 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Jul 19, 2015 Check-out: Jul 21, 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
61 out of 61
Amenities:
3.9
Cleanliness:
4.4
Hotel staff:
4.4
Comfort:
3.9
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
Review of Axel Hotel Barcelona and Urban Spa

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Whatevs123
Business
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
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Axel Hotel Barcelona and Urban Spa

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Doesn't matter to anyone
Business
Philly
May 18, 2012

Nice place - bad that you require fields on a survey - all should be optional

My fourth time here. Always friendly and helpful staff, clean, comfortable, and great location.

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

Business

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

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.

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!

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

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.

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

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.

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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