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Axel Hotel Barcelona & Urban Spa - Barcelona

3 star Hotel Barcelona

Aribau 33 - Barcelona

1-877-662-6988
Price starting from 119 .00
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Unwind and relax with free Wi-Fi and designer toiletries in the guest rooms at this business-friendly hotel in the area of Eixample. Axel Hotel Barcelona & Urban Spa is located near the boardwalk and also offers a rooftop terrace.

Wake up to a nice breakfast or enjoy an evening meal at this 3 star Barcelona hotel as it has its own restaurant. No matter how busy you are, take some time out to de-stress as you will find a sauna and a steam room on site. Leave some room in your luggage for swimwear and towels as this hotel features an outdoor pool and an indoor pool. Spend your days lounging by the pool with a cool drink, having a spot of lunch at the restaurant or simply enjoying the beverage selection at the lounge bar before dinner.

Planning a meeting? This hotel has a meeting room, as well as a business center. Other amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, an area shuttle, an elevator (lift), laundry facilities and shopping on site.

Venere Guest Rating
Guest Rating 8.6 Excellent
Based on 44 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

The staff at the entrance seem to know little English and they are always very bus...

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Breakfast at Axel Hotel Barcelona & Urban Spa

Breakfast is served each morning for a fee.

Facilities at Axel Hotel Barcelona & Urban Spa

  • Business Center
  • Meeting Room
  • Bar
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant/Dining
  • Laundry service
  • Lift/elevator
  • Room service - limited hour
  • Shops in the hotel
  • Laundry room
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Luggage room
  • Health club
  • Sauna
  • Steam bath
  • Internet/Email services
  • Shuttle service
  • Private parking

Know before you go

  • Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 2500, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.
  • A resort fee is included in the total price displayed.
  • Guests under 18 years old are not permitted at this adults-only property.
  • No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property.

Check-in: after 2 PM.

Check-out: before noon.

Policy

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

City tax and/or any other fees charged by the hotel

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: EUR 14.30 per person (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: EUR 22 per day

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.


Unless otherwise indicated, the charges below are not included in the overall room price. If not included in the overall room price, they will be charged by the property at check-in or check-out. Charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book. This property told us they will charge you for the following:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 1.21 per person, per night. This tax does not apply to children under 17 years of age.
 

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

A tourist tax will be collected at the property upon arrival. The tax applies up to a maximum of 7 nights per person per stay.
9.3

Clean

9.0

Location

8.3

Quiet

7.8

Spacious

9.0

Service

Axel Hotel Barcelona & Urban Spa reviews

7.8 Good
  • February 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

Very good stay in this hotel. Very welcome. The price a bit overkill for the services provided. Attention, no indoor pool, it is in fact the relaxation, the entry costs 10 € .... Sauna down ... not cool ... A little expensive once ... Damage to the noise of housekeeping from 7am. Damage for breakfast until 10:30 only, knowing that the Spanish rhythm is completely off, better not take the room with breakfast ... finally

9.0 Wonderful!
  • October 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • Switzerland

Axel is a funny, uncomplicated hotel - "heterofriendly" as they say. Never stayed in a "gay" hotel which had this level of service. From the warm welcome to the funny drinks of the terrace (we even had a fashion show) it was just a good experience.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • September 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Spain

Excellent hotel. Beds were the best of anywhere we have stayed on this trip. Desk staff was extremely helpful. Good facilities and great location.

6.2 Fair
  • May 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Hotel room was really small and spare - not even a throw rug. We knew that this hotel caters to gay people, and that was not a problem. However, the room was decorated with clearly gay photos - a little more than I was comfortable with. Nice balcony kept us from changing hotels. Staff was superb. Deck pool and spa - nice. Location near good restaurants and some sites were within walking distance. Cost expensive for such a small room.

8.1 Very Good
  • February 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • Switzerland

Location excellet, though a bit noisy.

6.6 Fair
  • January 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Germany

I was here several times and would definitely come back. I like the neighbourhood in the Eixample with many bars and restaurants around the corner and of course the nice hotel design. Unfortunately the little sauna with direct access to the open air roof jacuzzi was closed due to winter time. I found this inappropriate because there is nothing better than fresh air after sauna! The wellness area in the basement is nice but not fully satisfying in this respect. Due to our very early check-out we had to use a taxi (called by the hotel) to the airport. I found 41€ far too much. I would recommend the hotel management to avoid this taxi company.

8.7 Excellent
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

Services and amenities were first rate. Staff was very knowledgeable, friendly and helpful.

7.4 Good
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • NL

Have been in Barcelona a few times. Picked out this hotel for the location (walking distance of many venues, restaurants, etc.).

9.6 Outstanding!
  • February 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single corporate traveller
  • United Kingdom

Internet access was very poor

9.8 Outstanding!
  • February 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • United Kingdom

We stayed there for Valentine's weekend and it's a fantastic hotel in a great location. The room & facilties were excellent and the staff were very friendly, helpful & knowledgable. We're going to stay there again in July and I can't wait to use the sun terrace to catch some Barcelona sunshine.

10 Outstanding!
  • December 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • USA

This has to be the best hotel I have stayed at the caters to gay clientle. A 3 star that has 4 star services. The staff is excellent, friendly, helpful in everyway. The rooms are nice, bright and very comfortable...well furnished with pleasant decor. The lounge/restaurant is excellent as well. Extra services such as massage therapy are wonderful, as is the roof top spa with jacuzzi, steam, sauna, pool and terrace. The only thing that would have been a nice amenity would be a mini-bar in the room. I recomend this hotel to anyone (especially gay men) who want a quality lodging in a spectacular central location.

7.9 Good
  • May 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • Japan

Within the walking distance of the Plaza Catalunia and the Barri Gothic, the hotel is conveniently situated. Front desk staff was efficient but not very friendly. The room I had was on 6th floor, spacious and quiet, if you don't have a noisy nextdoor neighbour which unfortunately was my case. On the whole, I had a pleasent stay.

10 Outstanding!
  • April 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • USA

I think any traveller will find the Hotel Axel an excellent location and good value for Barcelona. Rooms are quite clean and well appointed. The staff is extremely friendly and helpful and the service is extraordinary. The breakfast buffet was an excellent value for 10 Euros if you can be awake before 11am. My friends and I will definitely go back to the hotel in the future. A four star experience. P.S. (New York City)

9.7 Outstanding!
  • March 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • United Kingdom

Fantastic hotel. Highly recommended.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • March 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single corporate traveller
  • Austria

excellent located hotel with very high standards and warm welcome. The staff is very professional, the rooms are the best you can expect for a city trip. Unfortunatey my stay was too short. I recommend you to stay at Axel hotel if you are looking for something different as usual city hotels

10 Outstanding!
  • March 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single corporate traveller
  • United Kingdom

Have travelled widely and Axel is amongst the very best of hotels. It was immaculate, staff curteous and efficient and all amenities nearby. Will definitely be booking again!

10 Outstanding!
  • February 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

Tutto ottimo, da ritornarci x l'estate !

9.6 Outstanding!
  • June 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Switzerland

This really is a top hotel for a reasonable price. It is right in the "gay" area of Barcelona and still within walking distance to the Ramblas and shopping areas around P. Catalunya. Highly recommendable.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • May 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • Italy

Magnifico hotel in ottima posizione. Personale disponibile, camere spaziose, buffet della colazione ottimo e molto ricco.

8.5 Excellent
  • May 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • Italy

no cupboard enough for two people. no basket for throwingout paper or other. beautiful bowindow! and balcony . beautiful terrace on the roof and jacuzzi!

8.0 Very Good
  • April 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

The room was clean. The bath was attractive and a good size. The water was hot for the shower. The hallways and hotel interior were clean and attractive. I would stay at this hotel again.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • March 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • Germany

Ideally situated within a 10 minutes walking distance from La Rambla, this jewel of a hotel offered small but stylish, clean, comfy and quiet rooms. Staff were very freindly and helpful, breakfast was excellent. We will definitely return on our next stay in Barcelona.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • November 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Poland

Perfect location, close to everything, friendly and competent staff and great drinks served in the bar (that is, if they happen to have the ingredient you need :))) Clean and spacious rooms with rather simple furnishings. Room doors are not soundproof which at times can be a problem. Breakfasts (be very explicit telling them what you want) not included in the price but they can be served in rooms! Generally, on the expensive side but to be recommended.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • November 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Israel

the hotel was excellent but you didn't mention that it is guy hotel ( didn't bother us )

9.7 Outstanding!
  • November 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

I had no idea this was a gay hotel, but found it to be a great place and was happy with my choice

6.6 Fair
  • November 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • Canada

Excellent location, very clean place, but in my opinion - overpriced. The restaurant and a bar - very expensive in comparison with local ones. I will recommend it to my gay friends, but as a budget traveller, I will look for a less priced place.

10 Outstanding!
  • October 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • United Kingdom

This hotel was a real surprise. Well known to the local community, but a real find to the gay traveller. An old building very tastefully modernised. The Placa De Universitat Metro stop was ideal from the airport. Watch out for the rooftop terrace swimming pool - the water was freezing! We had a great time!

10 Outstanding!
  • January 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • France

7.6 Good
  • February 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • Italy

10 Outstanding!
  • January 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

7.3 Good
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Russia

9.0 Wonderful!
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • Finland

9.6 Outstanding!
  • April 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • USA

9.5 Outstanding!
  • October 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • Italy

9.0 Wonderful!
  • May 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • United Kingdom

7.9 Good
  • March 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • France

9.4 Outstanding!
  • October 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • France

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3.3
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • Spain

4.9 Ordinary
  • June 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • France

9.6 Outstanding!
  • December 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

4.1 Ordinary
  • October 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • France

8.0 Very Good
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

8.3 Very Good
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • Italy

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Room Details

Book your business-friendly accommodation at Axel Hotel Barcelona & Urban Spa, offering 105 guest rooms with designer toiletries and climate control. Guests can kick back at the end of a busy day and enjoy plasma televisions with cable channels and pay movies. Corporate travelers will benefit from free wireless high-speed Internet access as well as desks, safes and phones during their Eixample visit.

Private bathrooms are outfitted with bathrobes and slippers. Minibars and hair dryers are supplied in each room to facilitate basic travel needs. Additional guest comforts include soundproofing, air conditioning and blackout drapes/curtains.

Accommodation Services

  • Air conditioning
  • Telephone
  • Pay-Per-View
  • Mini bar
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Safe
  • Desk
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • TV
  • Cable TV
  • Wireless Internet access

Distances from Axel Hotel Barcelona & Urban Spa

University of Barcelona - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Placa Universitat - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Francisco Godia Foundation - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Fundacio Antoni Tapies - 0.6 km / 0.3 mi
Casa Lleo-Morera - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Casa Amatller - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Hospital Clinic - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Casa Batllo - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Museu del Perfume - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Bulevard Rosa - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Centre de Cultura Contemporania de Barcelona - 0.7 km / 0.4 mi
Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art - 0.7 km / 0.4 mi
Barcelona Egyptian Museum - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
Placa de Catalunya - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
Casa Golferichs - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
The preferred airport for Axel Hotel Barcelona & Urban Spa is Barcelona (BCN-Barcelona Intl.) - 11.7 km / 7.3 mi.

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.

Transportation services Axel Hotel Barcelona & Urban Spa

  • Shuttle service
  • Private parking