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“Best Hotel in Barcelona”
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Hotel 1898
Ranked #23 of 521 Hotels in Barcelona
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limerick
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“Best Hotel in Barcelona”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2013

Stayed last weekend for my husbands 50th Birthday, We were upgraded and also in our room waiting for us was a bottle of Champagne! The room was spotless, the bed was huge and comfy, I couldn't fault it. Both staff and cleaning personal were always courtious and helpful. The rooftop terrace with pool and bar was simply outstanding again with great staff. The basement pool/spa was also fantastic. Breakfast was also very good. You can just step off la ramblas into your hotel and it seems like another world away. If you are thinking of booking 1898 then do, because we have stayed all over the world in four star hotels and this was the BEST we have ever stayed in. I would recommend this hotel for couples or families with older children. I will book this hotel again when we go back to barcelona and will stay at no other!! I would like to see some offers done for this hotel i.e. weekend stays or family offers as the hotel wasn't fully booked, but i'm sure would be if prices were a little more competitive... By the way my husband keeps asking me since we came home when am I taking him back again to "Hotel 1898" he had such a fantastic time !!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2013

We have been in the hotel for 4 days and it was an amazing experience, excellent service, perfect location, the spa was a great rest after long walking days.
The staff are very helpful and kind, the rooms are clean and designed.
I highly recommend this hotel !!!!

  • Stayed March 2013
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2013 via mobile

There is nothing wrong with the lobby or the bar or the amenities. There is nothing wrong with the rooms. The bed was nice, everything was clean and well kept. The room was very good size and even though we were is a corner room the street noise was minimal. So why not 5 stars? For the price you should expect that extra service feel. The maids should say hola instead of just moving out of your way. The lobby staff should offer to help with your luggage. There should be a concierge service instead of just front desk advice. If the room rates were 30% less the service would have been perfect. H1898 just needs that little something extra to justify the cost.

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Pinner, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2013

Had a 4 night stay at Hotel 1898 11th to 15th of April very helpful staff could of been more informative with regards the hotels facilities. Nice room and was upgraded from the Classic to Classic Superior, roof pool and cocktail bar and views of Barcelona were impressive. The spa and indoor pool were luxurious and rarely used by other guests had it to ourselves for nearly an hour.
The bar area would benefit from a pianist in early evening to give it a bit more of an atmosphere.
Well located and surprisingly quiet even though located on La Ramblas.
Would definitely book again when we next visit Barcelona

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2013

its my second time to this hotel,last time was 3 years ago,it was fab then and just the same,nice clean,kept well,the staff very helpful,rooms very clean and modern with free wifi,safe, and nice big beds,the roof is great ,fantastic view over city ,nice sun lounges,bar,pool on roof,
next door is star bucks,and 50 yards down the market,your right in the middle of ramblers ,so its a great spot.
great shopping,bars, beach not too far away.its just in such a good spot for everything ,
we arrived at 1030 am and not a problem room was ready,and checking out kept are bags safe until 20.00 great staff helpful.i did not try spa,was only there 3 days too much to see and do !

Room Tip: i was on 3 rd floor excellent ,all quite and clean.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2013

After much research we chose the Hotel 1898 for our week long stay in Barcelona. We were a bit apprehensive of choosing a hotel on Las Ramblas given the high activity and noise level. We were just blown away with the hotel, location and staff. It is at the top of Las Ramblas and one block away from the Place Cataluyna which is a very central hub. It is also within easy walking distance for many of the Barcelona neighborhoods--the Gothic, El Raval, Born and Eixample. The hotel has been beautifully renovated with deep colors and lovely woodwork. The rooms are elegant, comfortable and large for European standards. Each member of the staff we interacted with were extremely professional, courteous and knowledgable. The front desk staff made fabulous dining recommendations and were very helpful in directing us around the city and on our excursion to Girones for the Salvador Dali Museum--which is a must see! We also thoroughly enjoyed having before dinner cocktails and a nightcap at the hotel bar. The bartenders were extremely friendly and put together great drinks!

The other serendiptous advantage of Hotel 1898 is there are 2 amazing restaurants that are literally steps away. Bar Lobo is a very popular tapas restaurant recommended by friends of ours who live in Barcelona which is next door to the hotel on Pintor Fortuny. There is also a restaurant that shares the same building with the hotel--the name escapes me--but they have wonderful brick oven pizzas and fabulous tapas as well.

We would definitely stay at Hotel 1898 when we visit Barcelona again!

Room Tip: We requested a room that did not face Las Ramblas to avoid any noise issues.
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2013

Well located , great staff , they cant do enough for you especially the reception staff ,the hotel is spotlessly clean and has been created with seemingly no expense spared. choose an outside room with window.
Great indoor and outdoor pool and spa area ,
We had breakfast in our room which arrived on time but was a bit disappointing given the price charged.
Maybee the buffet breakfast would be a better option.
On the whole a five star experience from start to finish.

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Property: Hotel 1898
Address: La Rambla, 109, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
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Region: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > El Raval
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Barcelona
#5 Spa Hotel in Barcelona
#6 Romantic Hotel in Barcelona
#13 Family Hotel in Barcelona
#21 Luxury Hotel in Barcelona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel 1898 4*
Number of rooms: 169
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel in Las Ramblas, in the center of Barcelona. Hotel 1898 is the only offering spa and 2 swimming pools all year open. A hotel where luxury and small pleasures will take you to the 19th century and the Spanish colonies in Cuba and the Philippines. Discover our Colonial Suites with private terrace and swimming pool. An authentic oasis in the heart of Barcelona. ... more   less 
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