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Hotel 1898 - Barcelona

4 star Hotel Barcelona

La Rambla, 109; (entrance on the street Pintor Fortuny) - Barcelona

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Price starting from 250.37
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Hotel 1898 is an stylish 4 star hotel in Barcelona that boasts a fabulous location right on the Ramblas, allowing guests to access to all major Barcelona landmarks in minutes, whether on foot or using the city's efficient public transport. The Gothic district, the Boqueria market or the Cathedral are within a pleasant short minute walk.

The most discerning guests looking for unique accommodation in the Catalan capital city will just love Hotel 1898. Housed in a magnificent building that was once home to the Philippine Tobacco Company, its façade has been impeccably restored and the elegant interiors have been created blending colonial touches and the latest design.

For a great break in Barcelona, Hotel 1898 offers its guests complimentary access to the state-of-the-art spa and fitness centre. The hotel panoramic rooftop terrace, with a pool open during the summer months, is a must see. There is also a library and a business centre with free Internet access.

The lobby bar, decorated in beautiful colonial style, offers live jazz music once per week. In addition, the hotel has several colonial lounges, suitable to host meetings and private lunches.

 
Venere Guest Rating
Guest Rating 8.9 Excellent
Based on 55 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

Great location on La Rambla, room was large and well furnished (although the bed m...

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Breakfast at Hotel 1898

Breakfast is served each morning for a fee.

Facilities at Hotel 1898

  • Business Center
  • Meeting Room
  • Bar
  • Restaurant/Dining
  • Cafeteria
  • Laundry service
  • Lift/elevator
  • Room service - limited hour
  • Laundry room
  • Multilingual staff
  • Newspapers
  • Front desk - safety deposit box
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Concierge
  • Luggage room
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Health club
  • Sauna
  • Steam bath
  • Spa/Wellness Centre
  • Turkish bath
  • TV Lounge
  • 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.
  • Children 5 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.

Check-in: after 3 PM.

Check-out: before 11 AM.

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 24 per person (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: EUR 27 per day (in/out privileges)

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.

Hotel 1898 is also known as

1898 Hotel Barcelona
Hotel 1898 Barcelona
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Clean

9.3

Location

8.3

Quiet

8.5

Spacious

9.0

Service

Hotel 1898 reviews

5.4 Ordinary
  • July 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

a good hotel but huge noise coming from the street and venues below in some rooms on the western side of hotel. we were unable to sleep for first two nights due to severe loud noise, the hotel moved us when we complained but i think the hotel knows about these issues.

10 Outstanding!
  • April 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Israel

amaizing holet, we will come again!!

9.5 Outstanding!
  • September 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

An island of quietness and luxury in the deep fever of the city.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • August 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

Excellent hotel!!!!

9.6 Outstanding!
  • August 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

One of the best hotel I stayed at ever!!!

9.7 Outstanding!
  • August 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • GB

A really smart hotel very much as described by other reviewers. We were in an inside room away from the noise of La Ramblas but the air con was very noisy- think it was for the whole hotel. We had earplugs because of other reviews so it was no problem. Free wifi in rooms and in the hotel library. The spa was superb but treatments are very expensive - the euro was equivalent to the £ when we went. This is a very nice hotel and staff are expert and helpful. Drinks on the roof terrace are frighteningly expensive 14E for one cocktail and both pools get busy in the afternoon but you dont have to buy a drink to use the terrace and staff are welcoming and friendly.. There are some super restaurants nearby- go off the beaten track a bit. Close to Placa Catalunya where everyhting seems to start from and everything is pretty much in walking distance, except for the parks. Buy tickets at the ATM machines and you can skip the queues- click on events at the machine. The Gaudi cathedral is remarkable. The hotel has this wonderful emphasis on pillows with a pillow menu! Beds were amazingly comfortable. As our flight was very late in the evening we were able to leave our luggage at the hotel in a secure room and staff were quite happy to fetch it/let us go in and get things/ put things back. Towels etc are available at both pools so we could swim etc even after checking out. This is a really nice hotel in a great location with fantastic facilites- we will defintiely go back.

8.7 Excellent
  • June 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Canada

Luxury hotel on la Rambla. Very nicely furnished both in the room and the public areas. I would stay there again.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Visited with my wife on holiday. Great hotel, great location. Stylish, clean and modern. Friendly staff and nice touches. Would definitely stay again if coming to Barcelona.

6.7 Fair
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Turkey

the location is great. hotel's spa is great, too. I think the drain pipe is close to the bedside. So it was a little noisy at night. To go to the bar of the top floor, we had to transit the lifts. It was troublesome.

8.7 Excellent
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

We booked a "priviledge" room with a Ramblas view. This room catagory does not have a balcony, but is huge and luxurious. The only problem we encountered is that a Ramblas view also comes with Ramblas noise. This means roosters at dawn and loud church gongs every 15 minutes beginning at 0800. Our suite shared a wall with the ancient church and actually vibrated with each gong! Book on the sides away from the church. We love a view, but it's just not worth the noise. Other than that, this is a gorgeous hotel. Do NOT miss the underground spa pool and the rooftop pool. And be forewarned: some of the interior rooms are extremely small.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

Beautiful hotel in an excellent location and we enjoyed the indoor pool after walking 6 hours+ per day. Restaurant was very good.

8.0 Very Good
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Canada

Hotel 1898 was very nice and better quality than i was anticipating. While I couldn't hear any noise from the busy street, I could hear a lot of noise from the nside hallway and from other rooms. The rooftop pool and terrace were closed for "last minute" renovations which I found very disappointing since the weather was still beautiful outside. The indoor spa was great though. The location was great, close to Metro, Gothic quarter, Market and lots of shopping. I would stay there again as long as the rooftop pool was open.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Sweden

Very nice hotel, we reallya enjoyed our stay in Barcelona. Fantastic view from the roof of the hotel and a very nice pool and bar!

9.9 Outstanding!
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

We had a superior room on a side street and it was extremely comfortable and quiet.Roof top bar is a must.

10 Outstanding!
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

My recent trip to Barcelona was superb. I traveled with family members aging from 26 to 61 years old and we all had a very enjoyable experience. We could not not fault Hotel 1898 in any way. The hotel staff were very friendly and extremely helpful. The hotel is very centrally located and within walking distance to most areas of interest. The hotel had great services inluding a roof top pool and lounge area with great views of the city. It's a great place to relax after a busy day around the city.

8.1 Very Good
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

My wife and I enjoyed our visit to Barcelona. We were first time tourists to the city. The hotel was very good, right on La Ramblas in the centre of the main attractions. The staff were extermely helpful and friendly. We would visit here again.

8.4 Very Good
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

The Hotel is very lovely and for the location price is right. We had booked 3 rooms at this hotel as a night prior to our cruise from Barcelona and the 2 rooms that I had booked on Venere were not allowed in our rooms until approx. 4p. The one room I had booked on my GDS (I am a travel agent.) was accommodated immediately upon our arrival at 12 noon. Also, be careful ordering a cab even from the hotel unless you know what the fare should be prior to your ride.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • United Kingdom

A glorious hotel in the bustling centre of Barcelona. Perfect for a weekend shopping or sight-seeing. Spacious, clean rooms with everything you could possibly need. The Spa is an added bonus and massage treatments all reasonably priced. Incredibly helpful staff, even when we had to ask for a hotel doctor to be called! Thoroughly recommended.

8.3 Very Good
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Ireland

Stayed in the superior room from a wednesday to a saturday. room was lovely and the location is perfect for all sights, shops and pretty much anything you want. overall an excellent stay at a fantastic hotel, would definatley return

7.0 Good
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

1898 was not listed in our trusted Frommer's guide. Thanks to venere, we found it. The location is incomparable. Being on La Ramble made all the difference to us, we were able to walk or catch the subway. I only wish the prices were not so high. This is a function of the weak US$ and that the entire city of Barcelona was packed that week. The roof top pool is a kick- day and night.

10 Outstanding!
  • December 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • United Kingdom

excellent, could not fault

10 Outstanding!
  • November 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • United Kingdom

My wife and daughters used the rooftop pool and bar several times. The pool is smal but adequate since few guests seemed to use it. I used the basement suite of pool, sauna, steam room and gym which was excellent and I found that sometimes I was the only one there. We stayed in a standard room which was a reasonable size and very clean. Quite simply it is the nicest hotel we have stayed at. It really is as good as it looks in the photos and I would certainly stay there again.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • November 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Ireland

Nov 2006 First time staying and it was just beautiful - Centrally located and full of old world glamour. Facilities were amazing... The roof terrace with pool and beds is just stunning - Wrap up warm and lie out and look at the moon over Barcelona Cathedral spire... My only issues would be as follows:- (1) There was no milk provided for the team / coffee making facilities in the room. When I called reception, they said I would have to order off room service - HOWEVER, Room service had a notice that if your order was under €9, they charged a €5 surcharge.... I really didnt want a €10 coffee so gave up! Given the price of the rooms and how luxurious they were, this just seemed a little mean. (2) Breakfast is overpriced at €18 PP. It is lovely but they only offer eggs in the way of a cooked breakfast. (3) Check in is very very slow (But on the positive side, it does give you the opportunity to just drink in the splendour of the reception area). (4) We were mugged while in Barcelona (Not the hotel's fault obviously!!!). We came back to the hotel to check where the local police station was and they were very slow and could offer no suggestions in terms of what we should do. Given that we had just lost €1200 and all of our cards, it would have been nice if we were offered a drink (Just coffee) and offered some support. Instead we were told this was very common in Barcelona and given directions to walk to the local police station... (It was up to me to suggest we write a list of what was taken, use the hotel internet to cancel all cards and order a taxi to police station) - Disappointing... Also - Do not take recommendations for restaurants from the hotel. We got sent to an appallingly overpriced and disappointingly average restaurant (€14 for a cold starter????). Go the restaurant "Attic" opposite. Modern and brilliant value at €60 for dinner for 2 and bottle of wine! Overall though, one of the most beautiful looking

9.3 Wonderful!
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

Fantastic hotel in a fantastic location. We particularly liked the rooftop terrace and the indoor spa. Only improvement would be provision of a kettle and milk for drinks in the room.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • United Kingdom

The facilities were superb, the service excellent, the rooms very comfortable, the ambience relaxing, the whole experience divine, the bill - expensive. This was our last night in Barcelona so we decided to pamper ourselves and we were not disappointed. The spacious room and quality facilities provided value for money but drinks and food were very expensive and the breakfast,in particular, whilst extensive in choice, was very pricey. Would we stay at the 1898 again? Without a doubt but eat and drink somewhere less expensive.

8.4 Very Good
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Switzerland

Great hotel, nicely renovated into a modern style with a classical touch. Only minus was the hard matrass. Would definitely recommend this hotel to others.

6.7 Fair
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Smoking room was requested but there were none available upon arrival. They said they would switch us the following day, but it really wasnt necessary. The hotel is right in the heart of Las Ramblas. Very convenient to the sights. European rooms are not the size of rooms in the states. Rooms were very small by our standards. The room was beautifully decorated though. Nice tray ceiling, deep rich colors. The bath was beautiful. Lots of marble, soaking tub, bidet.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • July 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

I read on this site that taxi drivers don't know it. That is true. I had to walk about 1/2 mile up La Rambla to get to the hotel. Tell the taxi driver it is across from Le Meridien. Rooms are small by US standards but large enough for a European hotel.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • July 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Norway

For a vacation/weekend in this is the perfect hotel. It seems brand new, the service is excellent and the standard is 5-star rather than 4. Best of all was the roof area with the pool, the sunbeds and the chairs, tables and sofas(!). Just to top it all the hotel is located in the middle of La Rambla! Recommended!!

7.4 Good
  • May 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Ireland

Called room service for kettle to make cup of tea - real problem - call reception - no should be room service. Bottom line I never got the kettle.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • March 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

New hotel central to all attractions. Stayed 3 nights on city break. Staff friendly and helpfull. Nice room and very clean. Dined in hotel restaurant one night - food very good.Would definately stay again.

7.5 Good
  • February 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Italy

Beautiful hotels - much more than the pictures would lead you to believe. Extremely well located. We had two problems: 1. our room (superior) was near a maid's closet. she didn't stop banging the door all morning, which made sleeping impossible. we explained the problem to her, but she wasn't any quieter. we complained. the staff explained that a superior room means it looks at the street rather than a courtyard. other than that it's the same. our "street" was an alley - not worth the extra 30 euros. 2. we had no hot water all morning. we kept calling and were told - another 10 minutes, another 10 minutes. we couldn't sleep because of above - and couldn't take a shower. lost the whole morning and finally left with no shower. When we explained the above two problems - we were offered.... a free cup of coffee!!! not the reaction of a hotel of this catagory. aside from that the staff was extremely friendly.

8.5 Excellent
  • November 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Italy

Suggestions for the hotel: The SPA area (swimming pool and facilities) shall be improved (s.pool not available, relax space not present, furnitures to be completed ...); the climate (temperature in public spaces - too hot into the floors and too cold into the hall/restaurant) shall be equilibrated; books could be provided into the library.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Norway

9.9 Outstanding!
  • December 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

8.0 Very Good
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

9.6 Outstanding!
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

8.8 Excellent
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Ireland

9.9 Outstanding!
  • May 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Italy

8.7 Excellent
  • March 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

9.9 Outstanding!
  • March 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • France

9.8 Outstanding!
  • November 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

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8.8 Excellent
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

9.0 Wonderful!
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

10 Outstanding!
  • September 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

9.0 Wonderful!
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

7.2 Good
  • March 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

8.0 Very Good
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

8.6 Excellent
  • January 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

9.4 Outstanding!
  • February 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Switzerland

8.7 Excellent
  • April 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Spain

8.7 Excellent
  • May 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • Italy

10 Outstanding!
  • June 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

7.7 Good
  • November 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

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Room Details

Book your spa accommodation at Hotel 1898, offering 169 guest rooms with climate control. Guests can unwind at the end of a long day and enjoy plasma televisions with satellite channels. Business travelers visiting the Ciutat Vella area will have access to free wireless high-speed Internet access as well as desks and safes.

A good night's sleep in comfortable beds with premium bedding will have visitors waking up refreshed and well-rested throughout their vacation or business trip. Private bathrooms are outfitted with shower/tub combinations, bathrobes, slippers and bidets. 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.

A turndown service is available.

Accommodation Services

  • Air conditioning
  • Mini bar
  • Baby cots/cribs available
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Safe
  • Desk
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Wireless Internet access

How to reach Hotel 1898

By car
Take the C-32b highway towards Barcelona. Divert onto Barcelona-Girona-Lleida-Tarragona-Gran Via-Ciutat Vella and enter the city. Once in Gran Via avenue, you will find an underpass (Plaça d'Espanya square). At the tunnel exit, keep on the right lane. Continue on to Balmes street and make a right. Follow until you reach the end of the Balmes street and take the right lane of the Pelai street. At the end of the street, turn right onto La Rambla. Go on for 500 metres. The Hotel 1898 is just at the corner between La Rambla and Pintor Fortuny streets. To access at the hotel's parking or at the reception, make a turn and take the Pintor Fortuny street. Stop at the hotel's dropped kerb, at your left hand side.

By public transport
From the airport: take the train service at the airport and step off at Sants Estació station. From there, you can take the underground L3 green line towards Canyelles and get off at Catalunya. Take La Rambla and walk for 500 metres. The Hotel 1898 is just at the corner between La Rambla and Pintor Fortuny streets.

By airplane
From Barcelona-El Prat airport: take the Aerobús shuttle and step off at Plaça Catalunya. Follow La Rambla and walk for around 500 metres. The Hotel 1898 is just at the corner of the La Rambla street with Pintor Fortuny street.
From the Girona airport: coming from the AP-18 highway, enter Barcelona and go on until you reach Balmes street. Take Pelai street keeping on the right. At the end of this street, make a right and continue for about 500 metres. The Hotel 1898 is just at the corner between La Rambla and Pintor Fortuny streets.

Distances from Hotel 1898

Virreina Palace - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Roman Tombs - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Boqueria Market - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Las Ramblas - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Centre de Cultura Contemporania de Barcelona - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Teatre Romea - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Placa de Catalunya - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Hospital de la Santa Creu de Barcelona - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Museu del Calcat - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Barcelona Cathedral - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Gran Teatre del Liceu - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Diocesan Museum of Barcelona - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Palau de la Generalitat de Catalunya - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Placa Reial - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
The preferred airport for Hotel 1898 is Barcelona (BCN-Barcelona Intl.) - 11.9 km / 7.4 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 Hotel 1898

  • Private parking