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Hotel Description

Our customers tell us they enjoy Axel Hotel Barcelona & Urban Spa - Adults Only's central location. During your stay, you're just a quick walk from Casa Batllo. Free WiFi in public areas, an outdoor pool and a restaurant are available. This 4-star hotel has 105 rooms over 7 floors. All rooms offer TVs and free toiletries.

  • Air-conditioned rooms with TVs, room service (during limited hours) and phones
  • Free WiFi in some public areas
  • Enjoy Peruvian cuisine while dining at Nikkei 103
  • Buffet breakfast served daily for a fee
  • Take a swim in the outdoor pool
  • Amenities include 2 meeting rooms, multilingual staff and a lift
  • On-site recreation includes a health club, a steam room and a sauna
  • Guests like the room service and restaurant
  • Within a 10-minute walk of Casa Batllo and University of Barcelona

City Double Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
£137 per night

Premium Double Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Single Room

Bed Count 1 Single Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Axel Single

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Suite

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Premium Double Room Single Use

Bed Count 1 Single Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Axel Hotel Barcelona & Urban Spa - Adults Only ratings based on 105 verified reviews

Review Summary
3.6 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Axel Hotel Barcelona & Urban Spa - Adults Only

Everyone (15) Couples (52) Family (5) Friends (18) Other (13)
1 out of 5
Overrated hotel ... gym with very old equipment and everything is so small lobby lift facilities and the with hotel staff is standing everywhere whatching you and make you even feel uncomfortable

Posted by , from london on 10 Dec 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

11 Dec 2018 by Marc - Hotel Manager

Dear guest, We really appreciate your review. We are sorry for the inconveniences experienced during your last stay, we will take some actions in regards to your comments in order to improve our service. We will be glad if you could give us a second chance to show you that we take our customers comments very seriously. All the team at the hotel and I hope to welcome you back to Axel Hotel Barcelona in the near future. Yours sincerely Marc - Hotel Manager Axel

4 out of 5
Stayed here for 2nights in November. Hotel is a good 4* but not amazing. Couple of things not perfect...There was no soap/ toiletries in the bathroom when i arrived so had to ask for them. Also although the shower cubicle was, i am sure clean, but it has little chips or marks in the plastic base. The bed was very comfortable and rain shower was good. The gym was also good. I used the spa but it was empty probably due to winter season but still nice to relax in. The room i had was nice and big with its own enclosed balcony.

Posted by on 27 Nov 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

27 Nov 2018 by Marc - Hotel Manager

Dear Mryolon We really appreciate your positive review about your stay. We hope you enjoyed your time in Barcelona and it will be a pleasure to host you again in the near future. Yours Sincerely, Marc - Hotel Manager Axel Hotel Barcelona

4 out of 5
Even though not as modern as it was a decade ago, Axel remains to be a great hotel due to is location and attentive staff, as well as good services - for example the gym, which is not offered by many 4* properties in the Eixample area

Posted by , from UK on 1 Apr 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

3 Apr 2018 by Marc - Hotel Manager

Dear Emil, We are happy to know your opinion about your stay and that your experience at Axel Barcelona was satisfactory. Our main goal is providing an excellent service and comments like yours are very appreciated. We are looking forward to welcoming you again soon. Kindest Regards Marc - Hotel Manager Axel Hotel Barcelona

2 out of 5

Hotel for gay men only

Pros: Location
Check in fine, room very small but clean comfortable and good a/c. Location pretty good. My wife was a little uncomfortable being the only lady in what is a gay scene hotel. But chacon a son gout I guess. No where near worth the price. Checked into a better hotel nearby at half the price after one night

Posted by on 14 Aug 2016

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Comment from Hotel Management

18 Nov 2016 by Marc - General Manager

Dear Customer, Thank you for your comments. We are sorry to know that you decided to cancel your booking at the Axel Hotel because of its nature and philosophy. I can assure you that our main goal is to make feel all customers comfortable no matter their conditions and preferences. All the best. Marc - General Manager Axel hotel Barcelona

2 out of 5

Ok good location, very gay friendy hotel

We stayed in this hotel me and my partner, when we arrived it took a while to check in..bit annoying. Loacation was good not far to walk to get into town/ ramblers. Only thing we noticed is that the hotel is mainly gay couples and there is photos of gay couple everywhere you look!! Which didn't bother me however may others if you wasn't to know before you booked !

Posted by on 20 Mar 2016

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5 out of 5

Fabulous 5 days!

Comfortable and relaxing in an area full of great restaurants, bars and shops. Good rooms, good staff and a great roof spa. Its actually our 3rd stay and will be returning again early 2016. Recommended highly.

Posted by on 9 Dec 2015

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2 out of 5

quick break

would have been good if this hotel was highlighted as a gay hot spot. not a problem but nice to realise this prior to check in!

Posted by on 25 Oct 2015

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5 out of 5

Weekend Break

Second time staying in Axel Barcelona. Brilliant Hotel for location, 10 mins walks if even that from Placa De Catalyluna. Shops and access to Metro. Hotel located right beside nightlife. We upgraded last time too...but this time we got a room on second floor with balcony and Jacuzzi bath. Definitely worth getting.....don't put too much Bath gel or its bubbles Galore!!! Didn't eat in hotel except for 1 breakfast...(guess we spent way to long in the Jacuzzi :o) ) Breakfast was ok...good enough to set you up for your day. Overall...yes I'd definitely recommend Axel hotel. Staff also friendly and helpful. Tip: when staying for more than a few days ask reception to make sure to give you the free wifi access for ALL your stay. Otherwise it runs out in three days. Enjoy !!

Posted by on 6 Apr 2015

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4 out of 5

Very good

Hotel was fine As you enter the room their were steps nearly fell should put signs before entering the room

Posted by on 28 Feb 2015

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5 out of 5

Barcelona 26122014

Had a great time. Will go again. Next time will bring my gear as there is a good gym.

Posted by on 30 Dec 2014

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About the Axel Hotel Barcelona & Urban Spa - Adults Only

Location Aribau 33, Barcelona, Barcelona 08011

Property Features

Axel Hotel Barcelona & Urban Spa - Adults Only offers its guests an outdoor pool, a health club, and a sauna. There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the pool bar. WiFi is free in public spaces. There are 2 meeting rooms available. A rooftop terrace, tour or ticket assistance, and multilingual staff are also featured at the business-friendly Axel Hotel Barcelona & Urban Spa - Adults Only. This 4-star Barcelona hotel is smoke free.

  • 105 guestrooms or units
  • 7 levels
  • 2 buildings
  • Dining venue
  • Bar by the pool
  • Terrace on the roof
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Staff members are multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Lift
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Outdoor pool1
  • Free WiFi
  • Soundproofed rooms

Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Transport

  • Airport: Barcelona (BCN-Barcelona Intl.) (14.6 km / 9 mi)
  • Train station: Barcelona Paseo de Gracia Station (1.4 km / 0.9 mi)
  • Metro station: Universitat Station (0.5 km / 0.3 mi)
  • Parking:

Room Amenities

Axel Hotel Barcelona & Urban Spa - Adults Only offers 105 forms of accommodation with air conditioning. Bathrooms include a shower, complimentary slippers, complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Television
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hairdryer
  • Slippers
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Sound-insulated rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy buffet breakfast on weekdays from 7:00 AM to 11:00 AM and at the weekend from 8:00 AM to noon.

Nikkei 103 – This restaurant specialises in Peruvian cuisine and serves lunch and dinner.

The Sky Bar – On-site café. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Nikkei 103 – This fine-dining restaurant serves lunch and dinner. Open daily.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool, a health club and a sauna.

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at noon
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

There is no front desk at this property. To make arrangements for check-in, please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation.

This property does not have a front desk. To arrange for check-in, guests must contact the property in advance of arrival using the information on the booking confirmation.

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pets

  • Pets and service animals are not allowed at Axel Hotel Barcelona & Urban Spa - Adults Only

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Additional policies and fees may apply when booking more than 4 rooms. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • No pets or service animals allowed
  • Minimum guest age is 18

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 1.21 per person, per night, up to 7 nights. This tax does not apply to children under 17 years of age.

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: EUR 17.50 per person (approximately)
  • Nearby parking fee: EUR 24 per day
  • Facilities fee: EUR 10 per person, per day and includes use of:

  • – Spa

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Axel Hotel Barcelona Urban Spa
  • Axel Hotel Urban Spa
  • Axel Barcelona Urban Spa
  • Axel Urban Spa
  • Axel Hotel Barcelona & Urban Spa Catalonia
  • Axel Hotel Barcelona Urban Spa Adults
  • Axel Hotel Urban Spa Adults
  • Axel Barcelona Urban Spa Adults
  • Axel Urban Spa Adults
  • Axel Hotel Barcelona Urban Spa Caters to Gay Men

You should know

  • Onsite cash transactions can't exceed EUR 2500, due to national regulations. For more details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.
  • Pets and service animals are not allowed on site.

Awards & Affiliations

  • This property is affiliated with the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA) and welcomes lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBTQIA) guests.