$118 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Jul 18, 2015 Check-out: Jul 20, 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
61 reviews
Weekend Break

Second time staying in Axel Barcelona. Brilliant Hotel for location, 10 mins walks if even that... See full review

  • Martin F.
  • Apr 6, 2015
Great Service

The hotel staff was very helpful and friendly. They gave us maps and pointed us in the best... See full review

  • Ptonmike
  • Mar 9, 2015
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

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

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
Andre'
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
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

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

Review of Axel Hotel Barcelona and Urban Spa

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
JohnPaul Mc Clave
Business
Ireland
May 21, 2014

Hotel was fine, got stung with charge for breakfast

Hotel was fine, however i was angry they charged for breakfast.(14e each per day) They told us all you have to do was present your hotel card for breakfast, after that i expected it was part of the room price. It was a sly way to catch out the customer at check out, it wasnt clear and it spoiled the stay at the hotel , which was as to be expected for a central city location

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

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

Dont get breakfast at Axel, (14e each per day)

Review of Axel Hotel Barcelona and Urban Spa

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
tomlin
Business
Barcelona
Jun 10, 2014

poor staff

we asked 2 Concierge staff members @ Hotel AXEL to check to see if Breakfast was free - we were reassured it was on check out, we were given a bill for Breakfast, we named the 2 staff who had given inaccurate information, the Manager was dismissive, abrupt unwilling to meditate -he was unwilling to accept than any training needs were required for his Concierge desk! Hotel Axel is an actively gay hotel -on line booking should highlight this.

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

Business

Review of Axel Hotel Barcelona and Urban Spa

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
T.Traveler
Business
New York
May 5, 2014

Some great aspects but a few issues

I found the location and decor of this hotel to be very nice. The staff was quite helpful. I did have a couple of issues however that I thought were hard to overlook. On the bed the bottom sheet was placed directly on the mattress without any other sort of pad which I actually never seen at any other good quality hotel. I found this odd given the otherwise comfortable comforter and sheets. This may have just been an issue with the particular room attendant but certain things such as soap for the sink and a drinking glass in the bathroom were missing.

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

Business

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

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

Review of Axel Hotel Barcelona and Urban Spa

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
dew02of5
Business
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
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
1
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Atlanta
Jun 12, 2009

Needs Improvement

We are a gay couple and love the location of the Axel Hotel, and have stayed there before. However, we were disappointed in the condition of the roof top pool/bar/spa. We went early in the morning and late in the evening; no clean towels, used towels on the floor. Steam bath was not clean. Walls around the pool need a paint job. We also had no bed cover on our bed when we arrived, though that was quickly remedied by a call to the front desk.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

There is a great restaurant, Menjador, on Valencia, just a couple of blocks from the hotel. Excellent food, very reasonable prices, especially the wine.

Review of Axel Hotel Barcelona and Urban Spa

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
irish bear
Business
Silver Spring, MD
May 26, 2009

Great Location and Friendly Staff

The staff were friendly and very helpful, good recommendations for getting around the city and restaurant recommendations.

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

Business

Time-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

use the metro system, it is easy and very accessible

Review of Axel Hotel Barcelona and Urban Spa

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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