Axel Hotel Barcelona

Address: Aribau 33, Barcelona, Catalonia, 08011, Spain and Canary Islands | 4 star hotel
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This 4 star hotel, located in the L'Antiga Esquerra de l'Eixample area of Barcelona, is near Tapies Foundation (Fundacio Antoni Tapies), Casa Amatller, Cacao Sampaka, and La Fira.
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    Historical Traveler Reviews Axel Hotel Barcelona



    Overall, we had a good experience at this hotel. The staff, particularly the front desk staff, was terrific (friendly, helpful, knowledgeable, etc.) The place is very hip, new, and clean. But the newness is where the problems are. The Axel just needs some final attention to details. The toilet roll holder was falling off the wall. The towel bar had come unglued. The shower head was broken and had to be held up with one hand. I almost feel bad mentioning these things because the staff works so hard to provide good service. However, if management would just spend a little more to go through the new construction to fix these problems, they would have an excellent hotel. Right now I can only rate it as very good. (Also, do not stay in room 614, there is a service door next to it that bangs shut every few minutes of the day and night!)

    Axel is Barcelona's real W!


    Although Starwood has announced construction of a W hotel in Barcelona, the Axel has them beat. Better location, no attitude, excellent rooms and a fair price.

    Their website was helpful for planning my trip to Barcelona.

    Do yourself a favor - stay here


    Loved the Axel so much I came back for three more nights. Impeccably clean, excellent service, spacious modern rooms, serious air conditioning, great restaurant, friendly staff. Hetero friendly.



    Outstanding in every way, staff are the tops for customer service, Niall on the front desk was courteous and helpful. Rooms - really everything you could wish for. Sun deck now has a bar for the evenings, great pool and spa. Breakfast IS worth paying for, fantastic choice, the restaurant is also good, as are the ones nearby ( Castro is brilliant).

    A short walk from Universisat Metro, Airport bus Aerobus drops you there too.

    I will return, a hotel that is first class, just hope the standard is maintained, i'm sure it will be.

    Great Value-Smart-Trendy Hotel


    I stayed at the hotel for one night on the 28/06/04 room 314 but I will be back everything that I heard about the hotel was true. excellent Staff Smart clean interior excellent facilities if your traveling to the city it's a gem. see you all there soon.

    Great Place for gay or straight


    Axel Hotel was wonderful. The front desk was very helpful, setting up dinner reservations, private tour, and giving us great information about the city and the nightlife. It is a "gay" hotel, but if you like staying in a "trendy" hotel, you'll want to stay here. Has a great location, close to shopping, eating, and can walk to las ramblas. They provide computers with internet access, so it was great to be able to look up things online and to check email. They provide bottled water in little refrigerators on each floor. And the roof deck with pool and hot tub are wonderful for relaxing. They also provide a work out area and a wet and dry sauna.

    Really great place


    This gay oriented hotel was an excellent stay all around. Room was a good size and very well appointed. The service was top notch, room was very clean and comfortable, the best I had in all of Spain. The service was excellent, nothing seemed to be any trouble at all for the staff. It's a great compromise in location, an easy walk to the Rambla, in the center of the gay area if that's what you are in to, 2 blocks from a metro stop, a 10 minute walk to most areas of town....and the price was $40-$50 Euros less than hotels of equal comfort. There is a stereo in each room with speakers mounted on the walls, if someone is playing their music, the bass carries in to the next room but I didn't have a problem late at night, ask for an inside room, not much view but very quiet. Seriously - no matter what your orientation - check this place out while in Barcelona. I doubt you'll regret it.

    Loved it!


    I loved this place. I was here May 14-16. Very modern, tredy, chic and conveniently located to La Rambla and the Gaudi-designed Batlo house and harbor. Highly recommend.

    This is a wonderful gem in the heart of Barcelona


    Please spend your money wisely, and STAY AT THIS WONDERFUL HOTEL in Barcelona. The kindness, the wonderful accommodating people of what makes-up the staff of the Axel Hotel will make you very happy. By U.S.A. standards, this hotel is a gem NOT TO BE MISSED. I stayed at Hotel Axel, April 6-8, 2004; Room 512. Free water bottles in a wonderful fridge in the hall ways, a wonderful/small/acceptable gym, steam room, dry sauna, and roof-top pool(small) with a great view of the city, IS PERFECT FOR ANY KIND OF TRIP. It is very "W Hotel." Very sleak,modern, and bright, but WITHOUT THE ATTITUDE. Their website caters to gay cleintele, but don't be is a welcoming hotel, come one, come all!! I saw business and leisure guests, and the mix was so great. YOU WILL LOVE THE ROOMS: open, airy, flat screen televisions, Bose sound systems, white marble, white sheets, etc. AND THE COST WAS HALF OF MOST "TRADITIONAL" HOTELS IN BARCELONA!!! I urge you to stay here.....YOU WILL NOT REGRET IT!!

    TripAdvisor Reviews Axel Hotel Barcelona

    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent

    Travel Blogs from Barcelona

    Day 63 - Barcelona

    A travel blog entry by alanasav82 on Aug 01, 2015

    13 photos

    ... You just pick a road and you never know where the f*ck you might end up. Whoever designed it must've been on crack. And actually, looking at Gaudí, Dali and Miro's work, I think Spain must have a history with that sort of thing. Good place to get lost though, I did see some pretty cool **** while I was up the hill. Excellent views of the city, the Castle of Montjuïc, some gardens, the Olympic Stadium, the Palau Nacional, and the fountain. By the time ...

    An Amazing Catalan Experience

    A travel blog entry by geoffbro on Jun 07, 2015

    3 comments, 33 photos

    ... round dish.

    After we made the rounds of several people to say hello, we were gestured to sit down. There were snack foods on the tables, I asked Mic what one was, he said crunchy stuff….I did ask. Yes it was nice, simular to chips.

    Within a short time we could hear whispers "Australia", so we knew people were asking about us, most have never met an Australian, Mic and Mel were English as well as Ben (although I won’t hold that against them J). Every ...

    Summer at last.

    A travel blog entry by runewoodman on Jun 29, 2014

    52 photos

    ... the Gothic quarter, various parks and squares. For lunch we had paella and when preparing to take a photo I dropped the camera and broke it. We lost a lot of our Barcelona photos and we weren't able to replace the camera until we got to Monte Carlo.

    It's a shame the camera broke when it did because the photos of Steven doing a midnight strip-tease down Avinguda Diagonal that night (after too much sangria) were proof that he's wasted his life behind all that computer code.

    Sun, beach, wine and art!!!!

    A travel blog entry by deb.nicholls56 on Jun 06, 2014

    5 photos

    ... La Rambla to Pl. Catalunya, and then, after a couple of wrong turns, to Calles Balmes and the ship front of Julia Tour. We confirmed our tour and then made our way through various back streets of the Gothic Quarter to our hotel, stopping at a small café in Pl del Palau for coffee. Coffee turned into tapas and sangria!

    Our coach to Montserrat made its way out of the city and after about 45minutes up the narrow, winding roads to Montserrat Monastery. What ...

    The Cruise Begins!

    A travel blog entry by patty.mcefee on Nov 10, 2013

    15 photos

    ... and then they place you in a line of about 5-6 people, in a group of lines all very close to each other, with maybe a total of 50 people in each location. We were dismissed and about an hour later we setsail. Later, I went to dinner at about 6:30 PM. I chickened out and didn't go to the dining room but instead went back to the Windjammer. There are even more choices at dinner! Jade is a part of the Windjammer that offers Asian food—tonight it was Chinese. ...

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