7.6
Very good1192 reviews

Axel Hotel Barcelona & Urban Spa- Adults Only

Barcelona, Spain
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Aribau, 33, Barcelona, Spain, 08011
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Overview

Set within an 18-minute walk of the pedestrian Las Ramblas Street, the exclusive Axel Hotel Barcelona & Urban Spa- Adults Only is located near University of Barcelona. The 4-star hotel has views of the street and features free WiFi throughout the property.

Location

This Barcelona accommodation is notable for its stunning location in vicinity of Passeig de Gracia Thoroughfare and about a 10-minute walk from Passeig de Gràcia train station. Guests can find Casa Batllo within 950 metres of the attractive hotel. The property is 25-minute walk away from Picasso Museum.

The accommodation is located 450 metres from Universitat underground station and a 19-minute drive will be enough to get to Barcelona-El Prat airport.

Rooms

This designer hotel has heated guest rooms with plasma-screen TV, air conditioner and satellite TV as well as a private bathroom. Extras include a drier, bath robes and hairdryers.

Eat & Drink

The accommodation offers a buffet breakfast at the restaurant. Nikkei 103 restaurant which serves Japanese cuisine is a great venue for a meal.

The hotel offers a buffet breakfast at the price of EUR 14.30 per person per day. 

Leisure

A solarium and beauty services are available at no extra cost for guests. The hotel also features an outdoor pool, a flat-screen satellite TV and a satellite TV. There is a fitness studio in Axel Hotel Barcelona & Urban Spa- Adults Only.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Private parking is possible at a location nearby at EUR 24 per day.

The hotel staff speaks English, Spanish, Italian, Catalan, Portuguese.

Year renovated:   2010.  Number of floors:   7.  Number of rooms:   105.

Former name: Axel Hotel Barcelona

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Facilities
Most popular facilities
Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

Parking

EUR 24 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Poolside snack bar

Restaurant buffet

Cafe

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness studio

Swimming pool

Seasonal outdoor pool

Indoor heated swimming pool

Rooftop pool

Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

Massage

Turkish bath

Solarium

Spa & wellness centre

General

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Parking
  • Luggage storage
  • 24-hour services
  • Food/ Drinks
  • Fitness/ Gym
  • Swimming pool
  • Spa and relaxation

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness centre
  • Fitness studio
  • Aerobics

Services

  • Valet parking
  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car hire
  • Bicycle hire
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Shoe shine service
  • Happy hour

Dining

  • In-room breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Cafe
  • Poolside snack bar
  • Buffet breakfast

Business

  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Cots

Spa & Leisure

  • Rooftop pool
  • Indoor heated swimming pool
  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Beach access
  • Beach towels
  • Sun loungers
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • Spa & wellness centre
  • Solarium
  • Sauna
  • Turkish bath
  • Jacuzzi
  • Massage

Room view

  • Mountain view

Room features

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • In-room air conditioning
  • Heating
  • In-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Mirror
  • Armchair
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Free toiletries
  • Bathroom telephone

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Telephone
  • CD player
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Parquet floor
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Check-infrom 15:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsThere are no cots provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Rooms and availability

Deluxe Double Room Health Insurance
  • Bed options:
    1 Double bed
  • Room size:

    25 m²

  • Max:
    2 persons
  • Shower
  • Sauna
  • Private bathroom
  • Balcony
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Classic Single Room Health Insurance
  • Bed options:
    1 Single bed
  • Room size:

    20 m²

  • Max:
    1 person
  • Shower
  • Heating
  • Air conditioning
The classic single room comes with Wi Fi and views to the inner courtyard. It also has a kitchen set up with an electric kettle and refrigerator, as well as a private bathroom with shower facilities, a hairdryer and bathrobes. The room is fitted with a single bed.
room details
Premium Double Room Health Insurance
  • Bed options:
    1 Double bed
  • Room size:

    25 m²

  • Max:
    2 persons
  • Shower
  • Heating
  • Balcony
  • Air conditioning
The premium double room comes with Wi-Fi and views to the street. The accommodation unit also has soundproofed windows. It is fitted with an extra-long bed. The kitchen area comes with an electric kettle and a fridge.
room details
Double or Twin Room Health Insurance
  • Bed options:
    1 Double bed
  • Room size:

    20 m²

  • Max:
    2 persons
  • Shower
  • Heating
  • Air conditioning
The double room comes with Wi-Fi and views to the inner courtyard. Maximum occupancy is 2 people. The private bathroom contains shower facilities, a hairdryer and terry dressing gowns. This unit features an a king-sized bed.
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Location
Aribau, 33, Barcelona, Spain, 08011
  • City landmarks
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
University
University of Barcelona
360 m
Calle D'aribau
La Flauta
80 m
Carrer D'Aribau
Nikkei 103
10 m
Aribau
Lexis Restaurant & Cocktail Bar
170 m
Aribau
Restaurante El Puma
130 m
Carrer Aribau
Misaki
150 m
C\u002F Aribau
La Maroteca
20 m
Calle Consell de Cent 275
Urban Jungle
20 m
Getting around
Airports
Barcelona-El Prat (BCN) 14.4 km
Girona-Costa Brava (GRO) 91.4 km
Train
FGC - Provença600 m
Passeig de Gràcia - Rail Station700 m
Underground
Universitat500 m
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Reviews
7.6
Very good1192 reviews
Location8.2
Rooms7.8
Service7.2
Dining7.4
  • 7.2
    Very good

    Views and location. All was perfect.

    Great views and friendly staff. Pleasant hotel restaurant.

    MarkUnited Kingdom, 
  • 9.2
    Perfect

    This hotel was handy base for exploring Barcelona, really enjoyed it. Sunny patio was an advantage.

    AntonyUnited Kingdom, 
  • 7.0
    Very good

    Location was good and the rooms were stylish. Street view was worthy. We enjoyed to chill in the nearby El Nacional. Plus, private parking nearby.

    JamesUnited Kingdom, 
  • 9.0
    Perfect

    We stayed next to casa mila and could visit casa amatller. Private parking & friendly staff...

    MargaretCanada, 
  • 10.0
    Perfect

    Super nice staff, great location, nice rooms.

    The spa area is 10€/day, which is a bit strange, otherwise everything was great!

    United Kingdom, 
  • 7.2
    Very good

    We had booked a premium room, which was very spacious and had a wonderful view of the street. Unfortunately, it is difficult to sleep with open windows because of the noise. The location is ideal for sightseeing and nightlife. Hotel in general is very cruisy :-)

    Personnel rather unmotivated. Unfortunately the spa area was closed for renovation. No special conditions with a parking garage nearby.

    OwenUnited Kingdom, 
  • 9.0
    Perfect

    Staff was very friendly and courteous!

    The rooms could have been a little bigger! Second chair was missing, wardrobe was missing! . Hotel room is ideal for short trips

    DarrenUnited Kingdom, 
  • 9.2
    Perfect

    Great location in the center, nice building, very good japanese restaurant on-site

    United Kingdom, 
  • 8.2
    Great

    There was nothing that struck me as particularly beautiful or unique: except the massage. That was a super cool massage.

    The interior design is incredibly boring. I think my grandparents would like it but not a modern sophisticated aesthetic-conscious guest. The person shows the most necessary kindness, nothing more. The gym area is underground (bad).

    United Kingdom, 
  • 7.0
    Very good

    The staff were all very friendly and courteous. I have rarely been greeted so nicely with an offer of a guided tour of the spa area. The room could have been a little bigger, the open combination of room and bath was chic and yet functionally well solved.

    No wardrobe in the room, therefore little storage space for clothes. The elevator is definitely too dark - therefore uncomfortable in a strange environment.

    PatrickUnited Kingdom, 
  • 10.0
    Perfect

    The hotel staff was excellent. With the windows closed there was a peaceful silence in the room. Rooms are cleaned everyday and during the whole day. City centre is in walking distance. Neighbourhood is perfect. This hotel I most definitely will return to. If you are looking for comfort, service, humour and have an open mind towards people, this hotel is definitely a perfect place to stay.

    The Spa wasn't finished, so there was a little bit of noise of building and we could use all the facilities. They will finish the Spa within two weeks.

    United Kingdom, 
  • 9.6
    Perfect

    Great location in the middle of the gay district. Very gay friendly. Loved the roof top sky bar and excellent gym facilities - the buffet breakfast was great too. Rooms minimalist but comfortable - limited storage space if staying for more than a few days though.

    Even though we stayed in early July the roof top bar was closed on a Monday as were a large number of bars in the area

    United Kingdom, 
  • 9.2
    Perfect

    The service at the terrace was very poor.

    United Kingdom, 
  • 9.6
    Perfect

    This was my third stay at the hotel. I was pleased to see that the renovations that were being done last year are complete and the hotel is even more beautiful than before. The location is ideal and the hotel staff while truly professional are at the same time exceedingly approachable and friendly.

    I entered the Ground Bar one night on the way home and a woman who said she represented the hotel stopped me and told me it was a lesbian party and to "get out". When I explained that I was just going to the elevator she raised her voice and again told me to get out. This woman was extremely rude to me and I am not cerrtainly not used to being spoken to in such a manner particularly when I was a guest at he hotel. Nor was it posted anywhere what was going on that night. I'm sure this was an isolated incident because if I thought this is how guests are now going to be treated at Axel I would not recommend the hotel to anyone. Other that this experience the rest of my stay was great as usual. As I stated earlier this was my third stay at the hotel and I was very happy to return.

    United Kingdom, 
  • 7.4
    Very good

    Location of the Hotel is very good. Just 5-10 minutes walk to Plaza Catalunya. Hotel seems to be known as hetero-friendly. Even has received several awards as best gay hotel in Barcelona. However, I was comfortable nevertheless. The ambiente was très chic.

    United Kingdom, 
FAQ
What is the closet airport?
The hotel lies within 15 km of Barcelona-El Prat airport.
Does the property offer facilities for business travelers?
Yes, the business facilities include a business centre and a meeting room.
What is the earliest and the latest I can check-in?
You can check in from 15:00.
What is the earliest and the latest I can check-out?
You can check out till 12:00.
How far is the city center from the property?
The city centre is located 1 km away.
Are threre any cleaning services provided?
Yes, the hotel offers ironing and room service.
What are the on-site dining options?
There is Nikkei 103 restaurant that offers Peruvian meals.
How can I spend my leisure time at the property?
You can make use of a nightclub and a courtyard for your relaxation and pleasure.
Can I have dinner or supper nearby?
Yes, you can have a meal at Cerveceria Catalana, La Flauta and Brunch & Cake located about 100 metres away.
What room types are available here?
The hotel provides such room types as a standard room and a deluxe room.
What spa facilities does the property offer?
The hotel includes a health club and a solarium.
What onsite sport activities can I take part in?
You can benefit from fitness classes and the gym available on site.
Is there any public transport in vicinity?
Yes, there is Passeig de Gràcia train station 450 metres away.
Address
Aribau, 33, Barcelona, Spain, 08011
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Highlights
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
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109of 534 hotels in Barcelona
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Good to know
Check-infrom 15:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsThere are no cots provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Getting around
Airports
Barcelona-El Prat (BCN) 14.4 km
Girona-Costa Brava (GRO) 91.4 km
Train
FGC - Provença600 m
Passeig de Gràcia - Rail Station700 m
Underground
Universitat500 m
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