Just completed a 3 day stay at the 1898. Fantastic location for all of Barcelona's main sites. We walked everywhere and it was never more than a nice 30 minute stroll.
The hotel itself is very nice. The rooftop pool and deck area is a fantastic place to unwind but be warned the drink prices are high! We had a very good breakfast one morning on the rooftop and it was also pricey. The views however make you forget the cost.
Our room was always clean and the bed was very comfortable. We faced to the side street and had no problems with noise from the Ramblas at all. Bathroom was spacious and the room was a decent size as well. Only complaint was a foul ordor in the bathroom that came and went. Others have commented on it as well.
Couple of hints...Have breakfast at Cafe Lobo behind the hotel. Very good and not expensive. We also scored at a great outdoor cafe at Placa Real named Les Quinzenites. Marvelous food especially the chicken croquettes and a wonderful atmosphere. It's about a 5 minute walk from the hotel.
All in all an excellent value for the cost and a very nice hotel.More
- Free Wifi