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“Fantastic Hotel in Great Location”
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Hotel 1898
Ranked #23 of 514 Hotels in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
Edmonton, Canada
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“Fantastic Hotel in Great Location”
Reviewed 10 July 2014

Stayed in Hotel 1898 when we arrived in Spain for a three week vacation. Great way to start the trip! This is a top notch hotel. Two outstanding features is the quality of the rooms and the roof top terrace. After long days of sight seeing the roof top terrace was an amazing refuge to relax and wind down. The Mojitos are great!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 July 2014 via mobile

What a great place. The hotel was easy to get to. It is an easy bus ride into town from the airport. The airport express drops you off about two blocks from the hotel. We then departed Barcelona by train which was extremely quick and easy as there are two Metro stops within a two minute walk.

As for the property - amazing. We had a standard room which was small but stylish and efficient. The rooftop pool and bar area was a great place to relax and cool down after a long day sightseeing. The hotel also has a small gym, an indoor pool, steam room and sauna. The hotel is in a great location and is very well run. The staff were very nice and always pleasant to deal with. Nice job!

Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 July 2014

Stepping off the madness of the Barcelona streets, this hotel is a wonderful haven. Beautifully decorated, professional service and a great location.
Rooftop terrace is great for a relax during the day or a drink in the evening.
Just make sure that you don't get a room directly under the roof terrace on the 6th floor. Footsteps from the bar staff on the wooden floor above is not good at all… sounds like a herd of elephants walking over the top of you!
We didn't eat in the hotel as there were so many good local places so close - including around the market.

Room Tip: Beware room 633 and others directly under the rooftop bar
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2014

We know our hotels and trust me this place wont disappoint you.The rooms are small...so be warned...and pay up as much as you can afford and get an outdoor terrace.The service and food(with the exception of room service burger which was horrible)...is fantastic.Seriously...every person ,waiter,bartender,and cleaner is the absolute best.The bar upstairs on roof is the best, relaxed place...with awesome food and relaxed ...Ibiza feel.The building and decor awesome as well as location.Monika was the manager that went above and beyond,thanks guys.

Room Tip: pay up to a colonial suite if budget will afford.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed 8 July 2014

I'll preface my review in saying that this review is for the rooftop restaurant/terrace as we didn't stay at the hotel although if the rooftop experience is any indication, the hotel shouldn't disappoint.

We went to 1898 on the recommendation of an expat/colleague for late night drinks after strolling the streets of the Gothic quarter. The roof top terrace is an amazing, intimate space where you are quite comfortable dining on tapas at a table with an amazing view of La Seu or kicking off your shoes and curling up on one of the many day beds, surrounded by candles, strategically placed to provide just the right amount of privacy for a romantic evening listening to soft music and enjoying a pitcher of Sangria. (We did both!) The service was efficient, friendly and attentive. We were provided with complimentary olives and an assortment of nuts throughout the evening. It is quite expensive, but you get what you pay for. No stone was left unturned - if you are looking to spend a romantic evening with a loved one, this must not be missed.

Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 7 July 2014

Fantastic hotel - perfect location, historic vibe, and great amenities. We absolutely loved the rooftop terrace and sat there with some friends for afternoon drinks and snacks. I wanted a hotel that had a bit of history and this place more than met my expectations. I highly recommend this hotel!

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Reviewed 6 July 2014

Perfect location. Very friendly staff. They helped me a lot. Very clean and comfortable room. Highly recommended to travel alone. The value is very good. They offered me a room with a terrace overlooking the Rambla. Satisfied

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled solo
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Additional Information about Hotel 1898

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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Hotel 1898 Barcelona, Catalonia
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