£66.84 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in 21 Apr 2014 Check-out 22 Apr 2014

Axel Hotel Barcelona and Urban Spa

4 stars
Aribau, 33, Barcelona, ES- 08011
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.0
out of 5
46 reviews
Amazing

What a fabulous hotel to stay in. Very clean, friendly staff and excellent location. The roof top... See full review

  • Susan J
  • 1 Nov 2013
A hotel I will go back to.

Great location, friendly staff, a quiet room both dark enough to sleep and bright enough to read... See full review

  • une voyageuse
  • 30 Dec 2012
Delightful hideaway with a swank contemporary look near Casa Batllo

In a beautifully restored Art Deco building near Gaudi-designed Casa Batllo, Axel Hotel Barcelona is steps away from many Barcelona attractions. Stylish rooms feature a contemporary look and boast free Internet. The Kitchen Restaurant serves Italo-Mediterranean cuisine with Asian and North African touches. The colorful Ground Bar with an outdoor terrace is a trendy place to lounge over a cocktail. Visit the rooftop swimming pool, Jacuzzi and Sky Bar for panoramic city vistas or head to the Wellness Club 33 to find a fitness center, sauna and a spa.

Highlights
  • Excellent location in the heart of Eixample
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Restaurant serving tasty fusion fare
  • Fitness center and spa with indoor pool at Wellness Club 33
  • Rooftop swimming pool, Jacuzzi and Sky Bar
Rooms

The 105 rooms at Axel Hotel Barcelona showcase a swank interior design inspired by the warmth of the Mediterranean and the area's modernist heritage. All rooms come with a clean-lined look, heaps of natural light, air-conditioning and soundproofing. Other trimmings include king beds, bathrobes, plasma TVs, free high-speed Internet, mini-bars and a pillow menu. Rooms overlook the street or the peaceful interior courtyard. Axel Hotel Barcelona also features four top-floor suites, each with a private terrace. Room service is available in all units (fees apply).

Features

The Wellness Club 33 full-service spa at Axel Hotel Barcelona has a fitness center with state-of-the-art equipment, services of a personal trainer, a water spa section with a swan neck waterfall, relaxation bed, plus dry and wet sauna. A wide range of treatments (fees apply) include massages, facials, aromatherapy and reflexology. In-room treatments are available, too. The small meeting rooms, decked out with audiovisual equipment, are available for business visitors. Axel Hotel Barcelona is a gay-friendly hotel.

Transportation
  • Barcelona International Airport (7.5 mi/12.2 km)
  • Closest metro stop: Universitat (on the L2 line)
Attractions
  • Passeo de Gracia (.4 mi/.6 km)
  • Plaza Catalunya (.5 mi/.8 km)
  • Las Ramblas (.8 mi/1.3 km)
  • Sagrada Familia (1.3 mi/2 km)

Axel Hotel Barcelona and Urban Spa Rooms

Axel premium room for single
This room offers one twin bed with A/C, Bathroom amenties, Cable/Satellite Tv, Ensuite/Private bathroom, Heating, Internet access, Mini bar, Pay TV, Refrigerator, Room service, Safe in room and Telephone.An exclusive space with bedroom, living room, closet and bathroom.The Living Room Area is equipped with a personal computer, a printer, high-speed internet access and a flat screen TV with internet access.The bedroom is luminous and comfortable. It has a king size bed with 4 pillows, bathrobes, a flat screen TV, Pay TV with 30 movies to choose from, and a unique decoration that makes this space unforgettable and extremely exclusive.The bathroom has both a shower and a hydromassage bathtub. In the bathroom, you will also find a unique variety of beauty and bath products especially designed for your comfort.
Axel premium room for double
This room offers one twin bed with A/C, Bathroom amenties, Cable/Satellite Tv, Ensuite/Private bathroom, Heating, Internet access, Mini bar, Pay TV, Refrigerator, Room service, Safe in room and Telephone.An exclusive space with bedroom, living room, closet and bathroom.The Living Room Area is equipped with a personal computer, a printer, high-speed internet access and a flat screen TV with internet access.The bedroom is luminous and comfortable. It has a king size bed with 4 pillows, bathrobes, a flat screen TV, Pay TV with 30 movies to choose from, and a unique decoration that makes this space unforgettable and extremely exclusive.The bathroom has both a shower and a hydromassage bathtub. In the bathroom, you will also find a unique variety of beauty and bath products especially designed for your comfort.
Suite Axel
This room offers one twin bed with A/C, Bathroom amenties, Cable/Satellite Tv, Ensuite/Private bathroom, Heating, Internet access, Mini bar, Pay TV, Refrigerator, Room service, Safe in room and Telephone.An exclusive space with bedroom, living room, closet and bathroom.The Living Room Area is equipped with a personal computer, a printer, high-speed internet access and a flat screen TV with internet access.The bedroom is luminous and comfortable. It has a king size bed with 4 pillows, bathrobes, a flat screen TV, Pay TV with 30 movies to choose from, and a unique decoration that makes this space unforgettable and extremely exclusive.The bathroom has both a shower and a hydromassage bathtub. In the bathroom, you will also find a unique variety of beauty and bath products especially designed for your comfort.
Room only for Cruise Guests with valid Cruise acreditation
Cruise Excluive Discount! Must book a "Cruise Room" category to qualify. A cruise reservation/ticket must be presented for each room booked on the "Cruise Room" upon arrival at the hotel. The hotel will apply to the guest rate difference if guests fail to present a valid cruise reservation/ticket. Benefit varies per hotel. Other restrictions may apply. This offer is only valid if check-in dates fall within 15 days of departure or arrival of cruise trip. Welcome gift: a bottle of Cava.
Axel City Room for one person
This room offers one twin bed with A/C, Bathroom amenties, Cable/Satellite Tv, Ensuite/Private bathroom, Heating, Internet access, Mini bar, Pay TV, Refrigerator, Room service, Safe in room and Telephone.An exclusive space with bedroom, living room, closet and bathroom.The Living Room Area is equipped with a personal computer, a printer, high-speed internet access and a flat screen TV with internet access.The bedroom is luminous and comfortable. It has a king size bed with 4 pillows, bathrobes, a flat screen TV, Pay TV with 30 movies to choose from, and a unique decoration that makes this space unforgettable and extremely exclusive.The bathroom has both a shower and a hydromassage bathtub. In the bathroom, you will also find a unique variety of beauty and bath products especially designed for your comfort.
Axel City room for double
This room offers one twin bed with A/C, Bathroom amenties, Cable/Satellite Tv, Ensuite/Private bathroom, Heating, Internet access, Mini bar, Pay TV, Refrigerator, Room service, Safe in room and Telephone.An exclusive space with bedroom, living room, closet and bathroom.The Living Room Area is equipped with a personal computer, a printer, high-speed internet access and a flat screen TV with internet access.The bedroom is luminous and comfortable. It has a king size bed with 4 pillows, bathrobes, a flat screen TV, Pay TV with 30 movies to choose from, and a unique decoration that makes this space unforgettable and extremely exclusive.The bathroom has both a shower and a hydromassage bathtub. In the bathroom, you will also find a unique variety of beauty and bath products especially designed for your comfort.
Axel superior room for single
This room offers one twin bed with A/C, Bathroom amenties, Cable/Satellite Tv, Ensuite/Private bathroom, Heating, Internet access, Mini bar, Pay TV, Refrigerator, Room service, Safe in room and Telephone.An exclusive space with bedroom, living room, closet and bathroom.The Living Room Area is equipped with a personal computer, a printer, high-speed internet access and a flat screen TV with internet access.The bedroom is luminous and comfortable. It has a king size bed with 4 pillows, bathrobes, a flat screen TV, Pay TV with 30 movies to choose from, and a unique decoration that makes this space unforgettable and extremely exclusive.The bathroom has both a shower and a hydromassage bathtub. In the bathroom, you will also find a unique variety of beauty and bath products especially designed for your comfort.
Axel superior room for double
This room offers one twin bed with A/C, Bathroom amenties, Cable/Satellite Tv, Ensuite/Private bathroom, Heating, Internet access, Mini bar, Pay TV, Refrigerator, Room service, Safe in room and Telephone.An exclusive space with bedroom, living room, closet and bathroom.The Living Room Area is equipped with a personal computer, a printer, high-speed internet access and a flat screen TV with internet access.The bedroom is luminous and comfortable. It has a king size bed with 4 pillows, bathrobes, a flat screen TV, Pay TV with 30 movies to choose from, and a unique decoration that makes this space unforgettable and extremely exclusive.The bathroom has both a shower and a hydromassage bathtub. In the bathroom, you will also find a unique variety of beauty and bath products especially designed for your comfort.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Indoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Elevators
Activities
Indoor pool
Fitness centre or spa
Fitness Center
Spa
Solarium
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
24 hour room service
Services
Business centre
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Tour desk
Conference facilities
Doctor on call
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

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Hotel Map

41.3876 2.1607
Area served
Barcelona.
Nearby airports
Barcelona-El Prat International Airport (12 km)
Area description
Barcelona City Center

Nearby points of interest

  • Cathedral of Santa Eulalia: 0.1 mi
  • University of Barcelona: 0.2 mi
  • Museu del Modernismo Catala: 0.2 mi
  • Fundación Francisco Godia: 0.3 mi
  • Coliseum: 0.3 mi
  • Rambla de Catalunya: 0.3 mi
  • Fundació Antoni Tàpies: 0.3 mi
  • Casa Lleó Morera: 0.4 mi
  • Casa Batlló: 0.4 mi
  • Carrer de Pelai: 0.4 mi
  • Paseo de Gracia: 0.4 mi
  • Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona: 0.4 mi
  • Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art: 0.4 mi
  • Plaça de Catalunya station: 0.5 mi
  • Carrer del Carme: 0.5 mi
  • Cathedral of Santa Eulalia: 0.1 mi
  • University of Barcelona: 0.2 mi
  • Museu del Modernismo Catala: 0.2 mi
  • Fundación Francisco Godia: 0.3 mi
  • Coliseum: 0.3 mi
  • Rambla de Catalunya: 0.3 mi
  • Fundació Antoni Tàpies: 0.3 mi
  • Casa Lleó Morera: 0.4 mi
  • Casa Batlló: 0.4 mi
  • Carrer de Pelai: 0.4 mi
  • Paseo de Gracia: 0.4 mi
  • Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona: 0.4 mi
  • Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art: 0.4 mi
  • Plaça de Catalunya station: 0.5 mi
  • Carrer del Carme: 0.5 mi
  • Font de Canaletes: 0.5 mi
  • Casa Mila: 0.5 mi
  • Palau de la Virreina: 0.5 mi
  • Teatre Poliorama: 0.5 mi
  • El Corte Inglés: 0.5 mi
  • Egyptian Museum of Barcelona: 0.6 mi
  • Santa Anna Church: 0.6 mi
  • Portal de l'Àngel: 0.6 mi
  • Dreta de l'Eixample: 0.6 mi
  • Palau Ramon de Montaner: 0.6 mi
  • Esglesia de Betlem: 0.6 mi
  • Parroquia de la Purissima Concepció: 0.6 mi
  • National Library of Catalonia: 0.6 mi
  • Palau del Baró de Quadras: 0.7 mi
  • Old Hospital de la Santa Creu: 0.7 mi
  • El Raval: 0.7 mi
  • Casa Martí: 0.7 mi
  • Casa Calvet: 0.7 mi
  • La Boqueria: 0.7 mi
  • Casa de les Punxes: 0.7 mi
  • Palau de la Música Catalana: 0.7 mi
  • Museu i Centre d’Estudis de l’Esport Dr Melcior Colet: 0.7 mi
  • Santa Maria del Pi: 0.8 mi
  • Ronda de Sant Pere: 0.8 mi
  • Catalonia Square: 0.8 mi
  • Casa de l’Ardiaca: 0.8 mi
  • Museu Diocesà: 0.8 mi
  • Placa Sant Felip Neri: 0.8 mi
  • La Rambla: 0.8 mi
  • Ciutat Vella: 0.8 mi

Dining

Restaurant
Kitchen, an urban, cosmopolitan and trendy space where your tastes come first. Discover the excellent quality/price of its delicious gastronomic proposals and choose between dining la carte or set menu, day or night. Enjoy its direct flavors and refreshing breakfasts, lunches and dinners in a casual and personal atmosphere. Kitchen is specially designed for you..The hotel has imported an Argentinean tradition straight from Axel Hotel Buenos Aires that will surprise you: the pasos or "step-based" menu. Their menu allows you to choose from three delicious steps to adapt our dishes to your taste. The options are endless: first course and dessert, second course and drink, first and second courses... Choose one step, two or simply try them all. Because you choose what you eat and how much you pay. Kitchen by Axel, you decide.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1400
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Extra charges may apply for children. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the quoted rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (46)

Ratings and reviews for Axel Hotel Barcelona and Urban Spa

Overall score

4 / 5
46 out of 46
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4.7
Value:
3.9

89% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

3
Tope
USA
27 Nov 2013

hotel ok

The Hotel is OK. But having to pay just to view TV in the room is a bit underhanded. Also spa services OK but the female manager/desk person there is all about the money and though she gives the erroneous idea that she is sorry for errors made by staff she makes no effort to make amends. hotel management should take note. The front desk staff are courteous, friendly and always willing to help.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Review of Axel Hotel Barcelona and Urban Spa

Reviewer score

4
Griff
yorkshire
26 Nov 2013

quick break for two

Nice clean hotel with welcoming staff. Didn't realise it was aimed for the gay community but this didn't pose a problem, the staff were most helpful. The room and shower was spacious and very clean with provision of lovely toiletries and slippers. Always a bonus for us ladies. Would go again and have already recommended it to friends. Excellent nights sleep with no traffic noise or noise in the corridors due to thick carpeting

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
5
Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

Their area few bars and restaurants locally to the hotel and plenty to do just a few minutes walk into the town centre.

Review of Axel Hotel Barcelona and Urban Spa

Reviewer score

5
Susan J
London
1 Nov 2013

Amazing

What a fabulous hotel to stay in. Very clean, friendly staff and excellent location. The roof top pool completed the package.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Axel Hotel Barcelona and Urban Spa

Reviewer score

4
London Husand and Wife
London, England
9 Jul 2013

Great Location

While unaware of the "gay-friendly" hotel status, my wife and I felt perfectly welcome. Clean and spacious rooms - close to many restaurants and shops! The view from the roof-top bar and lounge area is fantastic!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

The 2 day "Hop-on, Hop-off" bus tour pass is definitely worth the money!

Review of Axel Hotel Barcelona and Urban Spa

Reviewer score

4
Miami Gay couple
Miami, FL
12 Jun 2013

Great LGBT option

Friendly staff. Comfortable and clean room. Very well located and great spa and gym facility.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

Most gay bars are walking distance.

Review of Axel Hotel Barcelona and Urban Spa

Reviewer score

4
SC JN
Myrtle Beach, SC
8 May 2013

Great facility.

Fantastic front desk staff. Just wish they had in-room coffee makers. Excellent location for getting around Barcelona.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Dionisius a Greek/Mediterranean restaurant. Delicious entrees.

Review of Axel Hotel Barcelona and Urban Spa

Reviewer score

4
TJP74
Michigan, USA
10 Apr 2013

Ideally located

Staff was extremely friendly and helpful. Hotel is ideally located for restaurants and is a short walking distances to tourist areas. Heart of LGBT area. (Hotel's business centre does NOT offer a computer connected to a printer of you are looking to print ex: boarding pass.)

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Area has a variety of restaurants within immediate area offering various international cuisine.

Review of Axel Hotel Barcelona and Urban Spa

Reviewer score

4
AussBrit86
Washington DC
6 Apr 2013

Great Location!

We arrived in Barcelona at 6 in the morning. When we got to the hotel, the front desk staff were extremely friendly and helpful. The rooms were quite small, but it didn't cause a problem. The location was great! Just a tiny walk to Las Ramblas and to a metro stop. Great restaurants close by. My only complaint is that you have to pay for Wifi. In all the other hotels we stayed in on our trip, wifi was free. It was a surprise that it wasn't free with this hotel as well.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Axel Hotel Barcelona and Urban Spa

Reviewer score

4
DrewIzzy
Park City, Utah
22 Feb 2013

Pretty good

Great staff, very helpful, and courteous. Good location, clean, and comfortable. Downside was hot tub wasn't so hot, the room requested wasn't available on arrival(but we were upgraded), and housekeeping didn't seem to understand "Do not disturb" sign. But all in all a good experience.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Axel Hotel Barcelona and Urban Spa

Reviewer score

4
Coffee Sam
California
17 Jan 2013

Great shower

We were in Spain for 15 nights and the two at Axel were our best hotel nights. Bed was great, room was small but clean and it had a fantastic shower. Staff were super with great restaurant recommendations. No breakfast but a great location, with plenty of options. Definitely gay friendly.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
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