Axel Hotel Barcelona & Urban Spa (Adults Only)

ex. Axel Hotel Barcelona

Aribau, 33, Barcelona, Spain, 08011show map
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Overview

A few minutes' walk from Sagrada Familia, Axel Hotel Barcelona & Urban Spa (Adults Only) offers 105 individual rooms. The lovely hotel was built in 2003 and refurbished in 2010. This 4-star hotel offers laundry service, concierge service and shoe shining service for guests' convenience.

The hotel boasts great location within 1100 meters from Plaza Catalunya. The center of Barcelona is 1 km away.

There are stores and boutiques in the proximity of the hotel.

Passeig de Gràcia train station is 450 meters from the property.

Rooms

Certain units include plasma TV, pay television and direct dial telephone for your convenience. The rooms have a spectacular view over the sea. A shower, a hairdryer and towels are offered in each room.

Eat & Drink

A daily buffet breakfast is served in the morning for guests of Axel Hotel Barcelona & Urban Spa (Adults Only). The hotel has a primary restaurant, serving Peruvian menu. Finish the evening in the lounge bar with cool drinks. Situated 50 meters from the venue Cinc Sentits and Bench restaurant serve a variety of food.

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

Relax

Guests can enjoy Turkish steam bath, beauty services and massage treatments for relaxation. The onsite fitness facilities include a gym, aerobics classes and a fitness room.

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
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 swimming pool

Indoor heated swimming pool

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness centre
  • Aerobics

Services

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

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

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

Room view

  • Garden view
  • City view
  • Courtyard view
  • Street view

Room features

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

Bathroom

  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Free toiletries
  • Bathroom telephone

Media

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

Room decor

  • Parquet floor
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Good to know
Check-infrom 15:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Rooms and availability

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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Casa BatllóCasa Batlló2000 ft
Casa MilàCasa Milà2000 ft
Plaza CatalunyaPlaza Catalunya3300 ft
Transbordador AeriTransbordador Aeri2300 ft
Monumento a ColónMonumento a Colón2300 ft
place catalunyaplace catalunya2700 ft
Centro Cultural la PedreraCentro Cultural la Pedrera2700 ft
Museum of Modern ArtMuseum of Modern Art2300 ft
Museum of Contemporary ArtMuseum of Contemporary Art3000 ft
Casa Mila \"La Pedrera\"Casa Mila \"La Pedrera\"3000 ftPasseig de Gracia, 92
Casa CalvetCasa Calvet3700 ftC/ Casp 48 Eixample
Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic)Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic)4900 ftMediterranean Seafront to Ronda de Sant Pere, Ciutat Vella
Palau GuellPalau Guell4900 ftCarrer Nou de la Rambla 3-5
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La FlautaLa Flauta300 ftCarrer d'Aribau 23
Cinc SentitsCinc Sentits500 ftAribau 58
Restaurante El PumaRestaurante El Puma100 ftAribau, 44
MisakiMisaki100 ftAribau, 40
L'Auca RestaurantL'Auca Restaurant200 ftAribau, 39
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Montjuic MountainMontjuic Mountain4600 ft
Ciutat Vella/Barri GoticCiutat Vella/Barri Gotic5000 ft
Bull Ring MonumentalBull Ring Monumental1.0 mi
Cruise Line TerminalCruise Line Terminal1.2 mi
La Sagrada FamiliaLa Sagrada Familia1.2 mi
Catedral de BarcelonaCatedral de Barcelona4000 ft
Liceu Opera HouseLiceu Opera House4000 ft
Miro MuseumMiro Museum1.3 mi
Guell ParkGuell Park1.6 mi
Port VellPort Vell1.0 miMoll de la Fusta
Placa Espanya Placa Espanya 1.0 miPlaca d'Espanya
Arc de TriomfArc de Triomf1.1 miPasseig Lluis Companys
Casa Vicens Casa Vicens 1.2 miCarrer de les Carolines, 18-24 Gracia
IMAX Port VellIMAX Port Vell1.4 miMoll d"Espanya, Barcelona
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Getting around
Airports
El Prat De Llobregat (BCN)7.6 mi
Girona-Costa Brava (GRO)47.4 mi
Train
FGC - Provença2000 ft
Passeig de Gràcia - Rail Station2300 ft
Underground
Universitat1400 ft
Urgell2300 ft
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Reviews
7.6
FabulousBased on  1306  reviews

Rating by category:

10.0
Location
10.0
Rooms
10.0
Service
8.0
Dining
  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    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.

  • 9.6
    Exclusive

    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

  • 9.2
    Superb

    The service at the terrace was very poor.

  • 9.6
    Exclusive

    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.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    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.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    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"

  • 9.2
    Superb

    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,

  • 9.6
    Exclusive

    all the Axel is perfect

  • 2.4
    Guest rating

    This hotel is the best for guy

  • 7.4
    Very good

    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)

  • 7.0
    Very good

    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.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    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.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    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..

  • 9.2
    Superb

    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.

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    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.

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Highlights
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Good to know
Check-infrom 15:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
El Prat De Llobregat (BCN)7.6 mi
Girona-Costa Brava (GRO)47.4 mi
Train
FGC - Provença2000 ft
Passeig de Gràcia - Rail Station2300 ft
Underground
Universitat1400 ft
Urgell2300 ft
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