$108 Avg/night
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Axel Hotel Barcelona and Urban Spa

4 stars
Aribau, 33, Barcelona, ES- 08011
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.9
out of 5
73 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
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.

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 gay-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)

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.

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Guest Reviews (73)

Ratings and reviews for Axel Hotel Barcelona and Urban Spa

Overall score

3.9 / 5
5.01.0
73 out of 73
Amenities:
3.9
Room cleanliness:
4.4
Hotel staff:
4.4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4.7
Value:
3.9

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
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room 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
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

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

2
5.01.0
tomlin
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
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
3
Review of Axel Hotel Barcelona and Urban Spa

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
irish bear
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
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
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
Anonymous
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
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
2
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
Anonymous
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
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
2
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
T.Traveler
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
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Axel Hotel Barcelona and Urban Spa

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Tope
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
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
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

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.

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