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Hotel 1898
Ranked #21 of 519 Hotels in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
Riga, Latvia
1 review
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“Great stay in excellent hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2012

My husband and I stayed for 5 nights in H1898. It was lovely. Our room was on the 2nd floor with windows facing internal terrace, nevertheless it was very quite and nice, despite the lack of view. Spacey and clean room, with daily service made it ideal place to rest. Big bathroom with nice shower also is what I liked. There is no ironing service there, but it won't be a trouble, if you know that already.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank MartaRiga
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Louisville, Kentucky
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91 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2012

This hotel is gorgeous, it is very well decorated and comfortable. The rooms are more spacious than I am used to in Europe, which was a nice benefit. If you want to see the sights in Barcelona, this is a great place to stay - it is right off of La Rambla but there is no noticeable noise from the streets while you are sleeping. There is a quaint and fun little bar in the hotel that is a great place to start the night. We had a gorgeous drink with chilis. If you stay here you should not need a taxi to most places. The Sagrada Familia is not within walking distance but everything else is. If you are one of those people who must have their Starbucks, there is one right beside the hotel, although the coffee is Spain is incredible. On a side note, there are two little cafes right behind the hotel should you need coffee or food quickly but want to venture outside of the hotel.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Rachael H
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h1898, Director General at Hotel 1898, responded to this review, 29 February 2012
Dear Guest,

We are glad that you had a marvellous stay at our hotel and we take the chance to thank you for your very high reviews about our services and facilities!

It was our pleasure to have you at our hotel and looking forward to welcome you back!

Kind Regards,

Nuria Graells.
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2012

It's probably the best hotel in Barcelona. We stayed last weekend there for the second time and again we were convinced by the personal and cosy approach of this classic but totally refurbished hotel. Its situation on the Ramblas 100m form the Plaça de Catalunya is perfect for all visits. 2 pools, spa and lounge anmenities are original and nice. The top floor terrace with heated outdoor pool and lounge bar (closed during winter) gives a great view over the city. Personnel in the reception is very friendly and helpful. Breakfast ist very complete and of good quality. Tough the view is limited in the rooms and the noise reduction between rooms is just ok but very good to the outside. 2 beds on wheels is not so comfortable for couples. For family with kids I would prefer a hotel closer to the beach.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank tomtripper
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h1898, Director General at Hotel 1898, responded to this review, 29 February 2012
Dear Guest,

We are glad that your overall experience at our hotel was once again pleasant!

We apologize if you found the bed with wheels unconfortable. Each our room is provided with this kind of bed to facilitate us in satisfy all our guest wishes between double or twin rooms.
We inform you as well that the beds have a block system, so we can fix them on the floor.
In case it would happen again we kindly ask you to contact directly with our Front Desk that will more than welcome to help you.

Thank you very much for your feedback and we look forward to see you again at the H1898!

Best Regards,

Nuria Graells.
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Edinburgh
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2012

My wife and I stayed here for 3 nights in February for a trip for my 30th birthday. On arrival at the hotel, the hotel advised us that they had upgraded us from a standard room to a superior room which was a nice bonus! There was a slight issue with the room we were given but we mentioned this to reception and they moved us to another superior room no questions asked.

We found the staff were all very helpful and friendly.

The location is great, about a third of the way down La Rambla, about 5 mins walk from Placa Catalunya. There is a supermarket about 2 mins from the hotel as well which is handy.

The room was very luxurious (the bed was huge!) and was well equipped with toiletries, slippers and robes. We also liked the different lighting settings the room had (there were 4 different settings).

The leisure facilities were very good – there was a pool, steam room and sauna. We would have preferred the steam room to be a bit hotter but this wasn't a major issue. We went up to the rooftop pool area as well which looked great but unfortunately the weather was far too cold for us to try it out! The pool was heated and would be great retreat from this busy city in the summer.

The hotel bar was a nice place to relax, although the drinks were very expensive! 6 euros for the cheapest beer, spirits varied from 7-10 euros and even soft drinks were 5 euros. It was nice though, we usually went back there for a drink after being out in the city.

Overall, we had a great trip and if we return to Barcelona we would stay here again.

Room Tip: Rooms at the back of the hotel (away from La Rambla) are quieter.
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Keith_and_Fiona
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h1898, Director General at Hotel 1898, responded to this review, 29 February 2012
Dear Guest,

We are delighted to know that your experience at our hotel was wonderfull and we take the chance to thank you for your very good reviews regarding all our services and facilites!

Looking forward to see welcoming you again in the near future.

Kind Regards,

Nuria Graells
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dublin,ireland
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41 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2012

Just back from two days in Barcelona and stayed in hotel 1898.
What a central location just on la ramblas with great facilities including rooftop heated swimming pool. Fantastic modern rooms.
Great location to base your self for a trip to Barcelona..

  • Stayed February 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank jk3278
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h1898, Director General at Hotel 1898, responded to this review, 29 February 2012
Dear Guest,

It is our pleasure to lear than you found our hotel very comfortable for your trip in the city!

Thank you for your preference and for sharing your positive comments regarding our hotel's services and facilities.

Looking forward to see you again at the H1898.

Kind Regards,

Nuria Graells.
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Tel-Aviv
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79 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2012

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.

The Room

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.

The Spa...
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.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank ayaarlos
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Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2012

You can't go past the location of this hotel. The rooms are comfortable and well equipped. Free wifi is of course a bonus. The breakfast was price but is an amazing spread. On a few mornings we opted for the €2 cafe con leche at the local La Boquoria in the Pinocchio bar. The food choices near b are amazing with the tapas in the gothic quarter not to be missed.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank MAK_4036
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Property: Hotel 1898
Address: La Rambla, 109, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
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Region: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > El Raval
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Barcelona
#5 Spa Hotel in Barcelona
#6 Romantic Hotel in Barcelona
#13 Family Hotel in Barcelona
#19 Luxury Hotel in Barcelona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel 1898 4*
Number of rooms: 169
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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