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Axel Hotel Barcelona & Urban Spa

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Aribau, 33, Barcelona, Spain, 08011  show map
 4 stars
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Axel Hotel Barcelona & Urban Spa

Wi-Fi
Parking

EUR 24 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

Food/ Drinks

Poolside snack bar

Restaurant buffet

Cafe

Shuttle

Paid shuttle service

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness centre

Swimming pool

Outdoor heated swimming pool

Indoor heated swimming pool

Verified Reviews:

  • Telephone didn't work - Room with balcony - Good value
  • Delicious breakfast - Comfy beds - Excellent service
  • Very quiet - Pool on the roof - Modern bathroom
  • Towels quality very low - Well located - Great staff
  • Great place - Rooms were clean - Great shower

Overview

Axel Hotel Barcelona & Urban Spa is a 7-story hotel in a business area of Barcelona about 1.9 km from El Born offering individual rooms with a spectacular view over the sea. The building was renovated in 2010.

The hotel is notable for its great location in the center of Barcelona, close to Universitat subway station. Set within a 10-minute walking distance from Barcelona city center.

Set next to cafés and restaurants, this hotel also offers an outdoor heated swimming pool, a rooftop terrace and a library on site.

Axel Hotel Barcelona & Urban Spa is at a short distance from Passeig de Gràcia train station. Axel Hotel Barcelona & Urban Spa is easily accessible from El Prat De Llobregat airport lying within 20 minutes' drive.

Rooms

Axel Hotel Barcelona & Urban Spa is an attractive hotel offering rooms with Mediterranean décor and heating, high-speed internet, LCD TV, a dining area and direct dial telephone as well as a dishwasher, coffee/tea makers and a stove. These rooms have mosaic floor and designer furniture.

Eat & Drink

A broad variety of Italian dishes is served at the lounge restaurant. Guests are welcome to the Sky bar to relax with a drink. Cinc Sentits and Bench restaurant offer an assortment of dishes within 50 meters of the property.

The hotel offers a buffet breakfast at the price of EUR 14.30 per person per night. 

Services

The on-site conveniences include a baggage storage, a safe deposit box and an elevator.

Relax

Guests will benefit from a spa lounge, a health club and a sauna as well as Turkish steam bath, beauty services and massage. The hotel offers a gym, aerobics classes and a fitness room to keep active guests fit.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Private parking is possible at a location nearby at EUR 24 per day.

Year renovated:   2010.  Number of floors:   7.  Number of rooms:   105.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Adults only
  • Luggage storage
  • Lift
  • Currency exchange
  • Beauty salon
  • Gay friendly
  • Lobby
  • Multilingual staff

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness centre
  • Aerobics

Services

  • Paid shuttle service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Shoe shine service
  • Paid porterage

Dining

  • In-room breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Cafe
  • Poolside snack bar
  • Buffet breakfast

Business

  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Cots
  • Children's pool

Spa & Leisure

  • Paid swimming pool
  • Night club
  • Sun terrace
  • Spa & wellness centre
  • Solarium
  • Sauna
  • Turkish bath
  • Jacuzzi
  • Massage

Room view

  • City view
  • Courtyard view
  • Street view

Room features

  • In-room air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Free in-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Mirror
  • Armchair
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Bathroom telephone

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Internet television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • CD player
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Parquet floor

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 3 pm FREE
Check-out until 12 pm FREE

Children and extra beds

There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

Aribau, 33, Barcelona, Spain, 08011

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Airports
Train
  • FGC - Provença
    2000 ft
  • Passeig de Gràcia - Rail Station
    2300 ft
Underground
  • Universitat
    1400 ft
  • Urgell
    2300 ft
Restaurants
  • La Flauta (cuisine: Mediterranean, Spanish)
    300 ft
  • Cinc Sentits (cuisine: Contemporary)
    500 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2010
  • Number of floors:
    7
  • Number of rooms:
    105

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Rooms and availability

Axel Hotel Barcelona & Urban Spa photos Room
Premium Double Room
Street view
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds or 1 Double bed, 1 Double bed, 2 Single beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • 24-hour room service
    • Heating
    • Balcony
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  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Slippers
  • Work desk
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe
  • Soundproofed windows
  • Parquet floor
  • Electronic key card
  • Newspapers
  • Telephone
  • Upper floors accessible by lift
  • Laptop safe box
  • Dustbin
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Bedding:Extra long beds
  • Hypoallergenic pillows
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Socket near the bed
  • 220 V AC
  • Wake up service
  • In-house movie
  • Computer hookup
  • Radio
Room Description:

Premium Room (Breakfast Included 2 Pax). BED & BREAKFAST. Standard rate

Axel Hotel Barcelona & Urban Spa photos Room
City Double Room
City view
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 2 Single beds or 1 Double bed, 2 Single beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Heating
    • Balcony
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Slippers
  • Patio
  • Work desk
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe
  • Soundproofed windows
  • Parquet floor
  • Electronic key card
  • Newspapers
  • Telephone
  • Upper floors accessible by lift
  • Laptop safe box
  • Dustbin
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Bedding:Extra long beds
  • Hypoallergenic pillows
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Socket near the bed
  • 220 V AC
  • Wake up service
  • In-house movie
  • Computer hookup
  • Radio
Room Description:

City Room Bb Early Booking 60 Days Min Stay 3 Nights Twin

Axel Hotel Barcelona & Urban Spa photos Room
Classic Single Room
Courtyard view
  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed, 1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Balcony
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Slippers
  • Patio
  • Work desk
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe
  • Soundproofed windows
  • Parquet floor
  • Telephone
  • Upper floors accessible by lift
  • Laptop safe box
  • Dustbin
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Hypoallergenic pillows
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Socket near the bed
  • 220 V AC
  • Wake up service
  • In-house movie
  • Computer hookup
  • Radio
Axel Hotel Barcelona & Urban Spa photos Room
Suite
  • Room size:

    220 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed, 1 Double bed, 1 Super King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Coffee machine
    • Bathtub
    • Balcony
    • + More
  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Heating
  • Slippers
  • Terrace
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe
  • Soundproofed windows
  • Parquet floor
  • Electronic key card
  • Newspapers
  • Telephone
  • Upper floors accessible by lift
  • Laptop safe box
  • Dustbin
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Sofa
  • Extra long beds
  • Hypoallergenic pillows
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Socket near the bed
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Premium Single Room
  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed, 1 Double bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • Bathroom:Hair dryer
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Media:Satellite TV
  • 220 V AC
  • In-house movie
  • Computer hookup
Room Description:

Deluxe|Room Only Premium Double for sole use Specia(non-refundable)

Axel Hotel Barcelona & Urban Spa Location

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Local attractions

  • Port Vell1.0 mi
    Moll de la Fusta
  • Arc de Triomf1.1 mi
    Passeig Lluis Companys
  • IMAX Port Vell1.4 mi
    Moll d"Espanya, Barcelona
  • Placa Espanya 1.0 mi
    Placa d'Espanya
  • Casa Vicens 1.2 mi
    Carrer de les Carolines, 18-24 Gracia

Near the hotel

  • Casa Mila \"La Pedrera\"3000 ft
    Passeig de Gracia, 92
  • Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic)4900 ft
    Mediterranean Seafront to Ronda de Sant Pere, Ciutat Vella
  • Casa Calvet3700 ft
    C/ Casp 48 Eixample
  • Palau Guell4900 ft
    Carrer Nou de la Rambla 3-5

Restaurants nearby

  • La Flauta300 ft

    Address: Carrer d'Aribau 23
    Phone: 933 237 038

    76% likes this, based on 516 reviews
    Cuisine: Mediterranean, Spanish
    Price Range: USD 20 - USD 25

  • Restaurante El Puma100 ft

    Address: Aribau, 44
    Phone: 934541913

    55% likes this, based on 68 reviews

  • L'Auca Restaurant200 ft

    Address: Aribau, 39
    Phone: 93 451 20 31

    63% likes this, based on 74 reviews
    Cuisine: Spanish
    Price Range: USD 14 - USD 39

  • Cinc Sentits500 ft

    Address: Aribau 58
    Phone: 93 323 9490

    85% likes this, based on 390 reviews
    Cuisine: Contemporary

  • Misaki100 ft

    Address: Aribau, 40
    Phone: +34 934513393

    66% likes this, based on 22 reviews
    Cuisine: Japanese

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2010
  • Number of floors:
    7
  • Number of rooms:
    105

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Axel Hotel Barcelona & Urban Spa Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Axel Hotel Barcelona & Urban Spa

7.6
FabulousBased on1365 reviews

Rating by category:

Location
10.0
Rooms
10.0
Service
10.0
Dining
8.0

Guest reviews

  • Group of friends
    10.0

    The hotel staff was excellent. With the windows closed there was a peaceful silence in the room. Rooms are cleaned everyday and during the whole day. City centre is in walking distance. Neighbourhood is perfect. This hotel I most definitely will return to. If you are looking for comfort, service, humour and have an open mind towards people, this hotel is definitely a perfect place to stay.

    The Spa wasn't finished, so there was a little bit of noise of building and we could use all the facilities. They will finish the Spa within two weeks.

  • Couple
    9.6

    Great location in the middle of the gay district. Very gay friendly. Loved the roof top sky bar and excellent gym facilities - the buffet breakfast was great too. Rooms minimalist but comfortable - limited storage space if staying for more than a few days though.

    Even though we stayed in early July the roof top bar was closed on a Monday as were a large number of bars in the area

  • Couple
    9.2

    The service at the terrace was very poor.

  • Single
    9.6

    This was my third stay at the hotel. I was pleased to see that the renovations that were being done last year are complete and the hotel is even more beautiful than before. The location is ideal and the hotel staff while truly professional are at the same time exceedingly approachable and friendly.

    I entered the Ground Bar one night on the way home and a woman who said she represented the hotel stopped me and told me it was a lesbian party and to "get out". When I explained that I was just going to the elevator she raised her voice and again told me to get out. This woman was extremely rude to me and I am not cerrtainly not used to being spoken to in such a manner particularly when I was a guest at he hotel. Nor was it posted anywhere what was going on that night. I'm sure this was an isolated incident because if I thought this is how guests are now going to be treated at Axel I would not recommend the hotel to anyone. Other that this experience the rest of my stay was great as usual. As I stated earlier this was my third stay at the hotel and I was very happy to return.

  • Group of friends
    7.4

    Location of the Hotel is very good. Just 5-10 minutes walk to Plaza Catalunya. Hotel seems to be known as hetero-friendly. Even has received several awards as best gay hotel in Barcelona. However, I was comfortable nevertheless. The ambiente was très chic.

  • Single
    9.2

    I enjoyed the pool. I find it hard ti seek simmular in area. As much as I enjoyed tours ect I like late afternoons around pool. Staff most helpfullOther guest snobs.I am not there for that however. Thank you.

    No complaints , great staff and good "buzz"

  • Group of friends
    9.2

    very good service, tasty breakfasts, excellent location, sensational space for gays,

    hotel in the repair - shoulder of the access to the swimming pool and the bar,

  • Single
    9.6

    all the Axel is perfect

  • Family with children
    2.4

    This hotel is the best for guy

  • Single
    7.4

    I did not find any of the problems that others have written about. The room was clean and amenities were good. They were able to check me in with a 9am arrival which was a huge help. Very nice staff.

    The music in the lobby prevented anyone being able to sleep below the 3rd floor. (Our group was on several floors nobody could sleep on the 3rd or second floors)

  • Single
    7.0

    Location and the staff

    Very expensive for the kind of hotel, specially the dirnks, they charge 13 euros (20 dollars) for a drink at the bar. Never seen that even in the most expensive gay bars in other parts of Europe or the usa. Been at the axel in Berlin and belive that one is of a better quality and value for your money.

  • Family with children
    7.4

    The location is pretty good, the pricing was competitive, and the rooms were modern. We booked a baby cot which the hotel could not deliver, so they upgraded us to a very nice penthouse suite. They also messed up our room service order, and again delivered an apology by bringing a complimentary bottle of cold cava to the room.

    Booked.net says the hotel is gay-friendly. Everything from the shampoo bottles in the room to the overly tight speedos sold at the reception have "heterofriendly" printed on them. I found it rather hilarious, but I can see someone could object to having naked men on every other page of the hotel guide book, or condoms stocked next to the shampoo, shower gel and conditioner bottles.

  • Couple
    8.8

    The location was great,the room was clean and funny(curtains instead of walls)tha spa was really clean and nice and the staff of the hotel was very helpful and friendly-especially Ricardo, who was the cutest;-)

    The premium room was a little cold, any decoration on the walls and 20minutes till the aircondition work..

  • Single
    9.2

    Great staff , nice hotel and very good spa

    Breakfast, the room is to small so sometimes you have to wait before you can take breakfast. The buffet itself was ok.

  • Family with children
    10.0

    The staff were very friendly and really accommodating for a family (the receptionist upgraded our room to give us more space). The breakfasts were lovely, as was the rooftop terrace. We really enjoyed our stay.

How to reach hotel

hotel Axel Hotel Barcelona & Urban Spa Barcelona location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

Aribau, 33, Barcelona, Spain, 08011

Get directions
Airports
Train
  • FGC - Provença
    2000 ft
  • Passeig de Gràcia - Rail Station
    2300 ft
Underground
  • Universitat
    1400 ft
  • Urgell
    2300 ft
Restaurants
  • La Flauta (cuisine: Mediterranean, Spanish)
    300 ft
  • Cinc Sentits (cuisine: Contemporary)
    500 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2010
  • Number of floors:
    7
  • Number of rooms:
    105

Hotel Awards

SpanishHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedBarcelonaAxel Hotel Barcelona & Urban Spa

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
Best Luxury Hotels in Spain

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Travel Guide:
Barcelona Travel Guide
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