"Nice hotel in good area of Barcelona"
We didn't spend as much time in our hotel as I had expected when we booked it, but found it to be clean, quiet and comfortable in every respect. We appreciated having free Wi-Fi so we could check email and check in at the airport before leaving. It is conveniently located to public transportation busses that go to the airport if you have only one bag […] to roll. It's about a two block walk to the busses. It is also convenient to many restaurants and the central sites of Barcelona. We slept well in the comfortable bed, which is essential for us. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Beautiful hotel perfectly located"
Friendly staff, comfortable room. This hotel is ideally located near enough to most sites to walk, but off the Rambla enough to provide privacy and quiet. There is a spa and bathtub warm pool in the lower level that is gorgeous. Also a terrace pool and bar.Genuine Expedia guest review
Not sure what the average rooms are like. But I ended up getting a 1 bedroom apartment plus a 200mp rooftop terrace with a private swimming pool. So things can't get any better - thank you Expedia (VIP / Eliteplus upgrades) The SPA was pretty enjoyable.Genuine Expedia guest review
My wife and I stayed in this beautiful hotel during our stay in Bacelona. The staff was extremely helpful, and was really good at recommending restaurants in the city. Location is great for visiting the waterfront, or the shopping areas near Plaza Catalunya. This is a beautiful hotel.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Honeymoon age 50+"
The hotel, location, staff were excellent. Recommend highly.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"In the Center of the old City"
Wonderful location - except for the subway rumbling all night.Genuine Expedia guest review
Being located right on La Rumbla allows access to all of Barcelona. You could walk around the neighborhood for days anf not eat at the same place. Hotel itself is well worth the price. You will not be disappointedGenuine Expedia guest review
Nice hotel, good location, beautiful spa and a rooftop pool. Rooms are very nice, high ceilings, modern and clean.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Nice hotel but not worth its money!"
Nice hotel rooms, bad hotel staff. The only good hotel staff we met there were house keeping staff. Almost everyone else were very arrogant and had minimum customer service warmth!! As we were walking by Ramblas street we found dozens of hotels that are much closer to action areas and with much better prices. Almost all hotels have clean rooms but what […] distinguish the high price for hotels should be the staff which hotel 1898 did not have *unfortunately*. Will definitely NOT visit this hotel again!!! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great hidden gem!!"
Great hotel in the heart of La Ramblas. The rooftop deck and bar were glorious. The hotel and room were spotless and the location could not be any better. I would go back in a heart beat.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice hotel in center of it all in Barcelona"
This hotel was terrifuc in every way. The hitel is lovely, spotless, great staff, and a terrific location within walking distance of most of the sights to see on the city. The breakfast buffet is fabulous. Though it is on the busiest street in the city, they honored our advance request for a quiet room. We would highly recommend this hotel.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Best Luxury Location in Barcelona"
On our sixth visit to Barcelona, which has included properties on P. de Gracia as well as the beach this is the best location possible for a luxury property. Additionally, the staff is incredible with the best care and above and beyond assistance locating lost luggage. Their spa is fantastic and the rooftop pool and bar/restaurant has incredible views […] and incredible service to match. We will never stay anywhere else. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Comfortable and in the middle of things"
I like this hotel and have stayed here before. Beds are very comfortable, furnishings are nice, rooftop bar/lounge/tiny pool are great. The only jarring note for me is that they have those stupid theft-proof hangers in the closets. Having these inconvenient contraptions in a hotel of this quality (and with these prices) is an insult to guests and a […] VERY false economy. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Beautiful hotel right in the heart of the city."
Staff were very friendly. Gorgeous indoor and outdoor swimming pool. Nice sauna and steamroom facilities.Genuine Expedia guest review
"HOT, ac did not work properly"
Great location, beautiful hotel-AC malfunctioning and it took 2 calls and 3 hours to get it working. When we returned from dinner at 1030 pm AGAIN not working and no one to fix it. Lesson to be learned-if it's not working, when you walk in-insist on another room. We were exhausted from the flight and the room was not ready.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Great hotel! Very spacious rooms! Was surprised that several of the bar staff upstairs could not speak enough english to take a drink order though. Also there are no irons or ironing board so I got whacked 50 Euro to have 6 items ironed for my stay. Other than that I would recommend! Great location!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"VERY nice, very clean hotel right on La Ramblas"
Hotel staff was exceptional from our time of arrival to the moment we left. We arrived early, they stored our bags, made some recommendations of sights to see and when we returned we found our bags had been delivered to our beautiful, well stocked room. Hotel overlooks La Ramblas, so if you are looking for QUIET, this may not be for you, but we did […] not think the noise was unreasonable, and certainly did not keep us from sleeping. Rooftop bar and pool were great, breakfast service was of the best I have seen. We will stay again on our next visit to Barcelona... Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Very nice hotel, location is close to everything."
From the moment we arrived in the taxi, we were greeted. We were treated with respect by all. The decor was outstanding and very beautiful. We were upgraded to a better room than we paid for, were not even told, we learned of it by checking our receipt. This was Awesome! Thank You Very Much Staff! The room was also Awesome and in perfect order. Very […] clean and beautiful. The service was outstanding and very much appreciated. The location was ideal, we walked to all attractions.This was a great City to visit and a great Hotel to stay in. I will definitely recommend this hotel to all. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
We were not guaranteed early arrival. Got off plane after long overnight flight from USA and were immediately checked into a Jr. Suite. Large, Air Conditioned. Clean. Comfortable. Just what we needed. Couldn't ask for a better location in Barcelona. Minor nits: it's above a subway line and church bells ring nearby. But if you don't travel with earplugs […] it's your own fault! Didn't interrupt our sleep at all. Front desk staff spoke exellent English and were helpful in their local suggestions. We would absolutely, positively stay there again. Very nice property and friendly, caring personnel. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Smells Like Bad Service"
My daughter and I recently spent five nights at the Hotel 1898, which to be fair, is beautifully appointed and centrally located. However, from the first day we were surprised and disappointed at the snide attitude and poor service from the front desk "concierges". Now I use the term concierge lightly here, as there was no official concierge. When […] one is spending upwards of $500/night at a hotel, some basic level of concierge service is expected. After our first sleepless night due to a loud noise from the street below, I asked if it would be possible to change rooms to one that is further from La Rambla, the main street in that area. The snippy front desk clerk told me that we should have expected noise, because after all, we were staying in a city. On our second night we asked someone at the front desk to make a dinner reservation for us at a local restaurant, which they did, but for the wrong night. The only other help we asked for was in making travel arrangements to San Sebastian. We were directed to the business center and given a train website. After 3 frustrating hours, we went back to the front desk only to be told that the train website doesn't accept international visa cards. By the time we got to a travel agent, the train we wanted had been fully booked and we had to make other arrangements. I cannot recommend this hotel to anyone. The last time I had service this surly was when I was a teenager backpacking through Europe and staying at hostels! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Wonderful hotel - an oasis in central Barcelona"
Hotel 1898 is a lovely place - rooms comfortable, lobby stylish and friendly, spa relaxing and welcoming. The rooftop terrace bar is a real find - great views, comfy couches, nice splash pool. We would definitely return.Genuine Expedia guest review
This is a wonderful hotel. Everything was perfect. I especially loved the rooftop cafe.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Excellent Hotel, Best Location in Barcelona"
On our long list of hotels that we have stayed in, this is the number One ! Beautiful, elegant, clean with super friendly and helpful staff. Located right on the "Las Ramblas" pedestrian street between the old town and the Gothic quarter, it has many museums, cathedrals, restaurants and shopping areas near by. It has no ocean views but the rooftop pool […] and bar more than made up for that. Also there is a spa with a beautiful pool inside if you travel in the winter time. The rooms were large and comfortable. Could not find anything to complain about this amazing hotel. We are already planning to stay in this hotel during our next visit to Barcelona next spring. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Hotel was amazing, service was great, rooftop pool with the views were spectacular! Food was good, drinks were tasty! Location was great! Rooms were very sleek and modern! Unbelievable hotel for our honeymoon! Would recommend to anyone and everyone!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Top of the Line all the Way"
Wow...beautiful hotel, great attention to detail, outstanding personal service all in the heart of the Las Ramblas action. What a great place to enter after a long day (or night) of checking out the sites, sounds of Barcelona. Would stay there again for sure, and recommend it to anyone.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Excellent location,great hospitality and suterrace"
Wonderful hotel and I would recommend it to anyone who wants a 5 star hospitality in any senseGenuine Expedia guest review
"Very quiet, comfortable hotel off Las Ramblas"
I had a perfect experience at Hotel 1898! The rooms are so comfortable and quiet. The location is central to all of Barcelona's attractions. Las Ramblas is a bit too busy for my taste, but the hotel entrance is on a side street and our room was perfectly quiet.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Family with teenagers"
This hotel was perfect. Great location right on las ramblas. If you opened the window you can hear the sounds below but it was definitely quiet if you kept the window closed. We used the parking garage which was very easy. This is a 5 star hotel with all the amenities like bathrobes, slippers, chocolate by your bedside table. It was so nice to have […] such luxuries after being on a cruise. You can walk out the front door and you are right on las ramblas. We felt totally safe at all times and walked down many back streets. The metro is a few minute stroll from the hotel and many restaurants, gelato, and pastry shops. On the roof there is a pool plus many lounge areas and chairs to lay out in the sun, plus a roof top bar. It's worth the extra to stay at this hotel. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
We spent the last leg of our honeymoon here. The stay was fabulous. Our room was always clean, the roof deck w/ pool and full service bar and reastauraunt was awesome. We did not put aside time to explore the inside pool and spa but will do so when we return.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"A/C didnt work in our room."
We booked a room for our honeymoon and couldn't have been more disappointed. For the money we were expecting a top notch place and it fell short. The AC never worked in our room, they would come and "fix it" and tell us to leave the balcony door shut to let it cool down but hours later it would still be hot! Barcelona was an amazing city, the next time […] we visit we will not be staying at hotel 1898, there are many better options out there. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"A disappointing stay"
I had always visited the hotel on trips to Barcelona because I admired the lobby decor. Finally decided to spend one night before departing on a cruise. The room was very well appointed, extremely clean, hotel is well located. The major problems were the AC wasnt working properly but no one came to check it out. I asked at the front desk to get change […] for a 50 Euro bill, but received a curt reply that it was the weekend and she simply couldnt change it. I then asked for change for a 20 Euro and the desk attendant looked at me and asked what exactly is it that you want?? I cant give you change because the banks are closed and we will not have operating funds. This was a huge turn-off. I fulfilled my desire to spend the night there but will not be returning. The unwillingness to please a guest didnt score any points with me. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
I really loved this hotel. The staff were very friendly and accomodating. The room is spacious and complete with modern amenities, including huge bathroom, large flat screen TV and very cool lighting. The breakfast in the hotel was delicious and comparatively priced to other options outside the hotel. The two pools leave me breathless. The one on the […] 2nd floor is so beautiful and peaceful. The rooftop pool is just as you see in the photos. Definitely carve out time in the evening to at least have a drink there and a tapa or two. The location of the hotel is just off of La Rambla, a bustling street full of shopping and close to historic Barcelona. You won't be disappointed at all with this hotel. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Everything it said it was and more!"
We couldn't have asked for a nicer Hotel, in a better location with an amazingly helpful and pleasant staff! From the moment we arrived until the moment we sadly left, we felt taken care of and comfortable. The lobby is beautiful, an old converted tobacco factory, with several areas to sit and relax and have complimentary water w/ lemon, afternoon tea […] or something lovely from the bar! Our room, large by European standards, was clean, well-equipped and comfortable. Beautiful bathroom and our bath towels we replaced 2x each day! We loved spending the early evening on the roof-top bar before venturing out to dinner. We travel a lot and often hear ourselves saying that the next time we come here ( wherever that may be) we want to stay there......this time we were there! Hope we can return to Barcelona and it would be to the Hotel 1898 without question! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Brilliant, calm oasis in the heart of Las Ramblas"
What a beautiful hotel! My husband and two teenage children stayed at the Hotel 1898 on vacation after a cruise. It was just perfect. We all agreed that it was magical and really, we didn't want to leave to see the sights because the ambiance of the hotel is so inviting! Although we were on holiday, most of the patrons seemed to be business professionals, […] and it would be a nice place for work. There are numerous quiet lobby areas and a fantastic business area on the second floor that all would function well for impromptu meetings. The rooms are large with high ceilings and elegant decor. The room doors are hard to close - have to be careful to pull entirely shut. You can choose which pillow suits you best and the service from all staff was outstanding. They anticipated our needs beautifully. But the best part are the pools. There is a chic rooftop pool and an underground grotto pool connected to the spa/workout areas. Its available to all guests 14 and over. There is a plunge shower and hot/cold saunas. The area is magical and incredibly relaxing. I don't normally go to the pool when at a hotel but this one made me get up early to take another dip before heading to the airport. A wonderful place. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"on La Rambla close to market"
Very happily impressed with sophistication of the hotel decoration and ultra friendliness and helpfulness of staff.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"One of best hotels ever stayed."
Very in the heart of Barcelona, at the Ramblas, close to Plaça Catalunha and Market, hotel 1898 is a very good surprise, with nice large rooms with good showers, a friendly staff and very good attractions like its spa. I would surely recommend it to everyone.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great location but no so great service!"
I was so excited to go to this hotel as it looked amazing and the reviews were pretty good too. First, being an Expedia Elite member did nothing. When I gave them the card they simply pushed it right back and acted like they did not care. Also, we paid about $500 extra to upgrade to a Privilege room and we did not get it. We traveled with another couple […] that also paid for this type of room and their room was huge and located in the corner of the hotel (as stated in the description) while ours was not. The frustrating thing is that they kept saying it was a Privilege when we complained. I do not mind if they just said they did not have another available and get our money back for the upgrade but they simply just would not do anything about it. Then, the room had an awful sewage smell and when we asked for some deodorizer the staff told us this was common in Barcelona and that his apartment has the same smell. Really?! The hotel was close to everything and the rooms were very clean and we really want to say that we will return but when we travel we look for great service and this hotel did not deliver. The staff at the rooftop was also not very nice and always looked like we were a bother when we asked for drinks. One last thing, if you upgrade to the Colonial suite or a Deluxe room just be aware that the balconies up above face directly above you and you have no privacy. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Best of everything"
Spent three nights on a weekend get away. Great location on La Rambla but very quiet. Staff very helpful and nice touches like bottled water, with ice, in the lobby. Loved both pool areas. Check in and check out very smooth. Great experience.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great location and staff"
Location of this hotel is perfect, right on Las Ramblas. Everyone at this hotel was very friendly and accommodating. We felt that the only place in Barcelona that we went to where there was courteous service was this hotel.Genuine Expedia guest review
"The nicest hotel i've EVER stayed in, hands-down."
This hotel has an amazing location, though what the other reviews say about the noise level on Las Ramblas is NO JOKE. If you need it quiet, get a hotel someplace else, or ask for a room on the other side of the hotel. We had a second (3rd for those stateside thinking) floor room, and double-glazed windows and the noise level was enough to wake me from […] time to time, even at 4 am. Other than that (which is really not the hotel's fault), this is an incredible hotel. HUGE rooms (even for america, much less Europe), with very high-quality fixtures and 12-foot ceilings, minimum. There's a pillow menu, so you can choose which kind of pillow you want. The basement pool was amazing, and the rooftop terrace is not to be missed. prices for drinks at the terrace bar, as well as for the breakfast buffet are quite high. But i've stayed in a LOT of nice hotels, and this one, overall, beats them all by a mile. We would definitely stay here again. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Gorgeous decor, but air conditioning problems"
This is a gorgeous hotel right on La Rambla. It has a unique indoor pool and a rooftop pool and contemporary bar/restaurant area. The view from the rooftop was incredible. My room had beautiful decor, but there was a problem with the air conditioning. Even after having the maintenance people check it twice, the air conditioning did not work well and […] left the room too warm to sleep comfortably. This was disappointing, as everything else about the hotel was top notch. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Perfect location, great amenities."
The old Philippine Tobacco company building on la Rambla has been totally renovated and turned into a fantastic hotel. This is one of the best hotels I have ever stayed at in Europe. The rooms are huge by European standards, and the lobby and rooms are decorated in amazing fashion. Both the rooftop pool and below ground spa, which has the typical "basement" […] arched ceilings you find throughout Spain are incredibly relaxing. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
We flew in and arrived 10:30 am and they allowed us an early check in . The room was elegant and confortable. Linens and bed wonderful. Marble bathroom was nice. Staff was very accomodating. Rooftop bar is a must even for just a look at the view and the yummy sangria! Centrally located however if you are facing Las Ramblas it is extremely noisy til […] all hours of the nite, recommend geting a room NOT facing it. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great location on texi needed"
Great experience it was everything I expected money well spend if I had to go back to Barcelona I would stay at this hotel again you just need to get to the hotel and then walk aroundGenuine Expedia guest review
Great location, clean, and well maintained. Very helpful staff at the front desk. We enjoyed our 5 nights stay.Genuine Expedia guest review
It was a fantastic hotel and location for a lot of fun dining and shopping. Very clean, very well located and very nice staff and services. If you are looking for a quiet, peaceful type of hotel more focused on the beach, this is not the one for you. You need to look in the outskirts near the Hotel Artz. We also rented a condo near Paseo Garcia i Faria […] at the same time. This is a fantastic location if you're more interested in the beach than the downtown area where the action is located. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Beautiful hotel spa needs attention"
Great hotel centrally located beautiful and well run. Only draw back is spa which is poorly run and very limited in terms of offering and comfort.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Amazing hotel, excellent service and staff. Great location, terrific roof top space in fact all public spaces were exceptionalGenuine Expedia guest review
I really enjoyed this hotel - great service, extremely clean and rooms were a great size given what you might normally get in Europe. There's a great restaurant right next to the hotel and you are in walking distance to so much in Barcelona. I like that they had a spa in the hotel as well. The only draw back was the bed is hard.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Only lacked concierge and had a train noise or would give a totally 5 stars rating. As one of the desk staff said, "we're multi-taskers". We found one of them to be as good as any concierge we've had for deciding what to see and how. We didn't ask them for restaurant reservations, only guidelines and maps on where to eat and tour. Our room was on La […] Rambla and the soundproofing kept the street sound down from our 3rd floor location. One annoying thing is that all thru the day and into the night there is a vibrating, rumbling noise we were told was from a train that runs under the Hotel that we quickly adjusted to. It seems any hotel where this train runs would have the same problem. Hotel restaurant is very good also. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
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