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“Wonderful 1898”
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Hotel 1898
Ranked #24 of 514 Hotels in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
London
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“Wonderful 1898”
Reviewed 24 April 2012

A taste of luxury in the centre of the city - it's busy outside, but when you walk through the doors, the quiet historical building is instantly calming. Touches like an amazing spa, robes, slippers, water, sweets in your room, great toiletries, a cool bar with great staff, free wifi and computers made the whole thing specular. The roof top pool and bar is so very cool and niceThe bed was so vast I couldn't believe it. Overall - perfect

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 April 2012

As someone who travels very frequently and has covered a huge expanse of the globe. I have to admit I've stayed in better more reasonable 5* hotels which included a breakfast. The location could not have been bettered for which it was chosen, directly on Las Ramblas but for what was offered the room rate did not befit the experience. I attempted to book H1898 directly many weeks ago but it was full, I eventually acquired a booking through a booking agent. a week before arrival H1898 produced a special 'Summer' deal which included breakfast, dinner, a drink and some other benefits, on contacting them directly and registering my disappointment I asked that as perhaps a good guest relation exercise they could include breakfast, they said they were unable to do this and would not hear of it, but we were promised a wonderful stay with wonderful service, but in all truthfulness this never happened.
The hotel itself was clean and the decor was befitting of the building. We booked a 'superior' room which was quite small and came with a balcony. I have to say I hate bathrooms where the shower is in the bath. The beds and bedding were of nice quality and very comfortable. Some of the woodwork needed touching up as there were several chips and knocks.
The best part of the hotel and stay was the rooftop terrace with a heated pool, bar and selection of comfy chairs and loungers along with fabulous views.

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Adelaide
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Reviewed 23 April 2012

Stayed here in August 2011 for five nights and loved it!

It is close to Placa de Cataluna - which is very handy for tourists as this is where the tourism branch has an office.

Lovely rooms, great atmosphere, spotlessly clean and comfortable. Aircon was impressive in the middle of the Catalan summer and the staff were very helpful. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Southport, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 April 2012

Stayed in Hotel 1898 in March one night only, but would come back again. Great location, room, spa, and amazing breakfast !!!!! I found a great deal £150 on one website that include breakfast in price and price was by far best, we stayed Wednsday to Thursday. Drink in hotel bar is not inexpensive but nice to have one(Guiness was 9 or 11 euro).
All staff are helpfull. My opinion that its not a big difference in what you get if you book more expensive room unless you go for the one that have a terrace , i have checked with reception at choice of hotel room option and from the plan i saw.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 21 April 2012

we stayed at hotel 1898 for four nights in april 2012 and have to say its the best hotel we have stayed in.we couldnt find any faults, hotel very clean, staff so friendly and helpful, spa very relaxing, roof top bar has got great views but can get quite windy. we didnt have breakfast at the hotel so cant comment on that as we went next door to star bucks for a light snack. (not big breakfast eaters!) our room was lovely! we booked a double room and was really pleased with it, lovely and clean! bed very comfortable!

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 April 2012

Stayed there tuesday 17th April and the first thing that struck me was very dark and quiet, Room was lovely, aircom quiet, tv changed languages(free), lights had various settings and extras in bathroom and robes made it executive style, €215 included breakfast, buffet stlye but verything, staff couldnt do enough for you and would stay again. Prices in bar high though otherwise would get 5 rating, check out spa(free) if you go, pool very relaxing, roof top pool bit windy though

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 April 2012

We were disappointed in our recent two night stay in the light of many previous glowing reviews. The obvious plus points of the hotel are it's central location and the good, varied buffet breakfast. The downside is the size of the smaller rooms, the decoration and the noise which even soundproofing fails to exclude.
Our first impressions were of a very dark, cavernous and poorly lit entrance hall largely decorated in black. We realised that it was meant to be dramatic but it was deeply depressing. Our room was similarly decorated in shades of dark green/black with little light relief and a small window crammed into a corner. Not only was it miserable but very stuffy but when the window was opened a great wall of "music" erupted from the adjacent building which can only have been 10' opposite our window. It was so claustrophobic and noisy that we asked to be moved to a room with the same kind of decor but with a bigger window. We had to pay €70 but we had no option. The rooms are all reasonably furnished and the bathrooms and rooms are very clean. We had a problem getting any milk for the room tea -- it simply never arrived after it was requested and you are left with one small bottle of water on the first night with no subsequent
replacements. The noise from La Rambla continued until the early hours when it was taken up by some residents screaming in the corridor outside our room.........it would be fair to say that this was not the hotel for us!

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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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
#22 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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