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Hotel 1898
Ranked #23 of 514 Hotels in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
Brighton
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25 reviews
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“I didn't want to leave”
Reviewed 21 April 2014

I didn't want to leave. Best part of this hotel was the beautiful roof bar and restaurant, a complete haven after walking all day around this fantastic city. Really laid back atmosphere, comfy loungers, good, unobtrusive service and a heated pool. Room - I was in a corner room, was a delight, soundproofed with great walk in shower and everything you may want (no dvd though). Loved the indoor pool and spa too. Brilliant location for exploring the city. Only small gripe was breakfast, expensive for what it was with poor coffee. But I really didn't want to leave - ever.

Room Tip: Rooms at front very airy with large windows.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled solo
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Kristiansund, Norway
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Reviewed 20 April 2014

We enjoyed the time we stayed at the hotel very much. Nice and friendly staff. Overall cleanliness very good. Placed at La Rambla suited us very much. Marvelous view from the roof resturant.We will return.

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Reviewed 19 April 2014 via mobile

We went to roof bar of hotel 1898 after reading reviews on internet. Athmosphere inside the hotel was charming at entrance. The view of the terrace was really beatiful but we paid 56 euros for 2 mojitos which was below average quality!!

Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Nuria G, Director General at Hotel 1898, responded to this review, 22 April 2014
Dear Guest,

First of all thank you for taking your time and sharing with us your opinion about your experience with us on TA.

I was disappointed that you felt our Mojitos below average quality because we often receive many positive comments regarding their quality.

We kindly inform you that the price of one Mojito is 14€.

We hope you could enjoy our marvellous views and definitely looking forward to your next visit at the Isabella terrace!

Kind regards,
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Franklin, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2014

We stayed at Hotel 1898 in April, 2014. We had arrived from Paris where our room had been very nice but small. Hotel 1898 was excellent in just about every way. The rooms were spacious, clean and modern. The staff was extremely courteous and helpful (even helping a member of our party retrieve a sport coat that had been inadvertently taken from the train).

We had a lovely dinner at the hotel restaurant on our first night and enjoyed a drink on the rooftop terrace on another night. It was very beautiful.The lobby has several comfortable chairs and sofas along with complimentary water with ice and lemons or limes, which we used several times as a meeting/planning place as we were traveling with another couple.

Located on La Rambla just a short distance from Placa Cataluyna (with its metro stop and airport bus) made it extremely convenient. The modern rooms have light switches that provide several levels of brightness and almost all of the lights are connected to them. As I guess is common in Europe, you need to insert your room key in a slot for the lights to work. However, they do come on for a few minutes when you open the door and before you insert your key.

There was one very minor negative: while the bathroom supplies were of high quality and even included shaving and sewing supplies, there was no conditioner! Aside from that one tiny flaw, I found Hotel 1898 to be a magnificent place to stay in Barcelona. I recommend it highly and would definitely stay there again if the opportunity to go to Barcelona arises again.

Room Tip: It might be better to get rooms that do not front on La Rambla as it can be noisy through the night...
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 April 2014

Situated along one of the main thoroughfares of Barcelona Hotel 1898 provided ideal accommodation for tourists. Beds were comfortable; rooms were of adequate size and breakfasts were delightful? We needed to adjust air conditioning and found this difficult . However Staff were helpful and prompt. Porters were obliging.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 April 2014

Arrived off cruise ship at 1000 and received a very warm welcome. Room was ready just after 1300. Excellent corner room with views on to the street-no noise problem at all. Drinks and first night dinner on the roof top was excellent. Lovely views. Not cheap- but don't stay here if you are on a tight budget!
The location is perfect-right on the Ramblas and two minutes walk from the main square where you can get tour buses and hop on hop off.
All the staff we encountered were exceedingly genuine and friendly. We would definitely stay here next time we are in Barca.
Many thanks to all.

Room Tip: Room 428 is excellent (but please fix the plug in the bath!!!!)
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 April 2014

Fabulous boutique hotel. Good location just off La Rambla. Didn't eat in the hotel as there are lots of restaurants in Barcelona to try. Had drinks on the roof terrace which is a great place to relax on a beautiful warm evening. Would definitely go back, it's an oasis of calm after the bustle of La Rambla!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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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
#20 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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1898 Hotel Barcelona
Hotel 1898 Barcelona, Catalonia
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