"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
Loved the hotel, the staff, the location and the amenities. can't wait to returnGenuine Hotels.com guest review
awesome small boutique hotel. Just what we needed prior to a cruiseGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Hotel 1898 is a lovely hotel with a fantastic location. The unique grotto pool, terrace bar and pool, fitness facility, beautifully decorated lobby and bar, and nicely appointed rooms make for a wonderful stay. We had a room situated on the side street and didn't experience any noise. We enjoyed being able to walk out the door hitting the Las Ramblas […] and having access to anywhere you wanted to explore. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice hotel well located in Barcelona"
Great hotel, wonderful location. Must specify a room that is on the quiet side, not on the side of La Ramblas. Rooms on lower floors have noise from trains that run underneath the hotel. Upper floors are fine. There is a lovely rooftop terrace that we greatly enjoyed. Room is well designed and comfortable. I would definitely stay here again. Staff is […] helpful Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great hotel on La Rambla."
Its more of a corporate hotel with all the amenities a business traveller would look for, but is also great for couples or families. Don't expect a boutique. Its an overall excellent hotel.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Hotel 1898 or Nunez and something else ?"
In the evennig, the entrance to La Rambla is closed and guests have to use the side entrance. We got to the hotel after dark and could not find the hotel. The only sign on La Rambla reads Hotel Nunez and something else but no number eitherGenuine Expedia guest review
"Love this hotel!"
I've only stayed in 2 Hotels in Barcelona, but I can't seem to bring myself to stay any other new place. The beds are SUPER comfy and it's just so nice.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Hotel 1898 was great!"
Fabulous location right in the middle of everything! Grotto pool was unique and a great way to end a day of walking. Loved Barcelona and loved Hotel 1898!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Worth the money"
Very nice hotel in the heart of the city. Minute walks to subway, sightseeing bus(ses) , grocery store, restaurants, old city. Room was in excellent condition. Other people have complained that it can be loud, well, we asked for a quiet room and I cannot complain about noise. The one noise we got was a parade marching directly under our window at 10am, […] but I would say that was rather an appreciated feature. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Beautiful Hotel, hard bed"
Typical European beds, hard as a board, otherwise the Hotel is very nice, and the room was a bit noisy very late, due street noise. The Staff is very helpful.Genuine Expedia guest review
Perfect location. It is a very good place especially for the first time visitors of BarcelonaGenuine Expedia guest review
"Excellent Value and Location"
Overall everything was excellent. The hotel was in a perfect location in the heart of the tourist district. The room was nice and kept very clean, the only complaint was the bed was too hard. There were also many excellent restaurants close by. Would recommend to anyone.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great Hotel for a first visit to Barcelona!"
We really enjoyed our stay at hotel 1898. The location was great, right on La Rambla, within walking distance to the Gothic and Borne areas, the marina and many great restaurants. Several Metro stops on La Rambla and surrounding areas made it really easy to get to Sagrada Familia, Montjuic, Parc Guell and the Gaudi houses. The hotel staff were really […] accommodating...even weighed our heavy luggage for us before departure! The hotel is quite new and modern, with a lovely pool on the top floor (7th) and a spectacular view of the city...loved having breakfast up top after picking up fresh juice, fruit and rolls at the open air market just down from the hotel on La Rambla. The only negatives were the noise after midnight (the Barcelonans enjoy their night life until 3am)...our 4th floof room overlooked the street parallel to La Rambla so the noise was not that bad although if your room overlooks La Rambla I imagine the noise might be a few decibels higher:) Overall, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would definitely recommend this hotel on your first visit to Barcelona! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Best hotel in Barcelona"
Best hotel in Barcelona - I have stayed there many times - perfect location jn the heart of Las Ramblas too.Genuine Expedia guest review
"4 1/4 stars - only one hitch"
The location, quality of the room appointments, amenities, the room size, the bathroom, the level of cleanliness and maintenance of the property, the ease at reception, the proximity to good restaurants, the decor -- I enjoyed the experience, would stay again, and I would recommend the property. The hitch - we stayed in a room on a lower floor on the […] side with the small square serving as outdoor seating for a number of restaurants. If you can't sleep with a pillow over your head, this room would not have worked for you. Into the wee hours of the morning AND at the breakfast hour when delivery trucks arrived, the room was really never quiet. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Stayed in Barclona post cruise and then got stuck because of major storm back in US. They extended our stay at the same rate as the first night. The rooms were very nice (good size for Europe). The hotel and room were very clean and in great condition. The service was excellent - the front desk helped us navigate our local sim card in Spanish. The location […] on La Rambla was great - very close to the large market. We could get everywhere by foot. I would stay here again if I come back to Barcelona. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Internet sucked no one from hotel was able to fix it checked out after one nite because of itGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Very nice hotel for visit to Barcelona"
Very nice hotel. Rooms are small but well appointed and nicely kept. There are lots of nice spaces in the hotel where guests can relax and enjoy bottled water or tea. The breakfasts are nice but quite expensive if your room does not include breakfast so be careful to check. There is a Starbuck's next door and hotel is right on La Rambla so it is a great […] location Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"great location right in the middle of it all"
A bit costly, but extrelemy nice and perfect location.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Wonderful hotel!!!!! Right on the Ramblas and within walking distance or metro ride to all the sights in Barcelona. Great spa and rooftop pool. Had to stay longer due to the storm that hit NY and everyone was most helpful and nice. Great restaurants nearby in a city that never sleeps. Loved it!!!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
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