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!!

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    Travel Blogs from Barcelona

    Gaudi you intrigue me

    A travel blog entry by fwyatt on Aug 26, 2015

    1 comment, 5 photos

    ... of the feet, it was intense and made us all so happy. There was also beautiful men playing guitars and singing and everyone was just so happy, it was so cool. After the show I displayed my own take on flemenco dancing, I didn't get the same reaction as the audience gave at the show though unfortunately. We headed out to a few bars after the show and had a good dance. Another late night for me but even later for Georgia who stumbled into ...

    A taste of Barcelona

    A travel blog entry by tonyhudson on Dec 27, 2014

    18 photos

    ... we needed. For us the location worked well, close by to Metro stations (Urquinaona and Plaša Catalunya) as well as being within walking distance of a number of sights, bars, restaurants and shops. The room was spotlessly clean and the beds comfortable. The bathroom was also well appointed, clean, with fresh towels provided daily. The facilities are limited and of those available we only made use of the left luggage lockers (€2 each ...

    Driving through Spain - no tickets this time!

    A travel blog entry by gerryu on Oct 07, 2014

    39 photos

    We woke-up early so we could visit a local bakery that was on the street below our hotel room. We could smell the fresh-baked goodness when we opened our windows. A large line had formed at Beatriz, this hole-in-the-wall bakery by the time we arrived. Stepping inside the little shop, the aroma was heavenly. The garrotitos are famous from this place- so we had to get six. What a great breakfast! Then we hit the ...


    A travel blog entry by markazz on Sep 14, 2014

    We got to say another lot of goodbyes to our group at breakfast before heading off for 3 days of relaxing in Barcelona. We had a good flight leaving Madrid at 12.45 & arriving in Barcelona around 4 o'clock. Mark wasn't feeling so good so the rest of the day was spent in our beautiful hotel Ofelias. It was our 1st Anniversary so we dined at Pura Brasa before going back home for an early ...

    Mad city Barcelona

    A travel blog entry by amyryush on May 23, 2014

    21 photos

    ... type feeling that would bring about a feeling of awe and respect more than anything else. Sagrada Familia made me feel warm, welcome, and embraced within its building. The bright white color, the colorful colorful mosaics on the windows and also smooth rounding lines rather than edges played a role in creating this effect. This Christ was also very unique with it not standing upright but with its knees slightly bent due to the pain of being hung on the cross.

    The ...

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