My husband and I spent 4 days in the 1898 in the beginning of february.
This hotel is perfectly located on La Rambla. 5 minutes walk from Placa Catalunya where the the airport shuttle is located.
The hotel itself is beautiful, although a tad dark inside. It feels like evening all the time inside the hotel.
We had a superior room, decorated in black and white with a view to a side street.
The room itself isn't large, but is big enough, with ample wardrobe space and a big bathroom. The bed is huge, super comfortable with huge fluffy pillows.
The bathroom had a lovely full bath with waterfall shower, really nice ETRO bath products, bathrobes and slippers.
In addition there's a coffee tea set equipped with a kettle.
My favorite part of the room was the light settings, that can be changed from any part of the room and control all the lights. A small but really nice touch.
The only problem we had was with the safe which malfunctioned a few times, but the reception were quick to assist.
This was my favorite part. A beautiful spa equipped with two saunas and an indoor swimming pool. The spa is open from 08:00 to 21:00 which is perfect to start the day with a relaxing swim or unwind after walking around all day.
The Outdoor Pool
I ventured to the outdoor pool only once because it was freezing outside. But the pool is heated, and it's a fun experience to take a warm swim outside in the winter
The thing I could say about this hotel that isn't very good, and only because I have had a different experience in others was that the day of my arrival it was my birthday. Other hotels I have stayed at usually acknowledged this in some way. I have had far less expensive hotels send cake and wine to my room without having to even tell them it's my birthday. But that's all about hotel policy... The 1898 didn't acknowledge my birthday in any way, not even to say congratulations
Other than that, it was a great stay.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- 1898 Hotel Barcelona
- Hotel 1898 Barcelona
- 1898 Barcelona