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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 6 November 2012

The hotel's location is superb and it's totally renovated. The day spa is luxurious and the massage services are first class. The rooms were very modern and plush. Having said that, the service staff was put out every time we asked for help or ordered something. The bartender working the rooftop terrace was especially rude. When they're not blatantly rude,...

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BORJAJULIA, Director General at Axel Hotel Barcelona & Urban Spa, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing Axel Hotel for your recent stay in Barcelona. Thank you Also for your opinion. We are deeply sorry for our Skybar staff, is not our regular way of working... I would like to apologize to you, again, for it and hope you can give us another opportunity. Thank you in advance Borja Julia Axel...

Tampa, Florida
Reviewed 1 November 2012

We stayed at the Axel again from October 18 to 22, 2012. Our 1st visit was in October 2009. Ricardo at front desk remembered us from our 1st visit 3 years ago. The staff is still superb and the location is very central. The Axel is a winner.

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BORJAJULIA, Director General at Axel Hotel Barcelona & Urban Spa, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your opinion and for staying with us for second time. We really apreciatte you stayed with us and give us a positive opinion. We hope to see you soon!! Best regards Borja Julia Axel Hotel Barcelona General Manager

Capelle aan den IJssel, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Reviewed 29 October 2012

A nice hotel in the Gay neigberhoud. We did receive an upgrade because we stayed before in the Axel hotel in Berlin. The room was very nice and quiet with a very nice kingsize bed. The negative comments i do not understand. We had no comments at all. The staff was very helpfull and nice. Service with a smile. The...

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BORJAJULIA, Director General at Axel Hotel Barcelona & Urban Spa, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your fantastic comments about us. We really apreciatte you take your time and give us your opinion. We hope see you soon in any Axel Hotels. Thank you in advance Borja Julia Axel Hotel Barcelona General Manager

Reviewed 29 October 2012

If you are not put off by the gay scene, Hotel Axel lives up to its claim to be hetero-friendly. Nice room, great location, helpful staff. Room was quiet. We did not have their breakfast or use the spa.

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BORJAJULIA, Director General at Axel Hotel Barcelona & Urban Spa, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing Axel Hotel Barcelona and thank you for your opinion. We continue working for an excellent service. Best wishes Borja Julia Axel Hotel Barcelona General Manager

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 24 October 2012

Decent hotel in a nice neighborhood but aging quickly. We ordered a pot of hot water since the room did not have a water heater and was charged 5 Euros. Internet access was also an issue as only 1 person or device is free of charge.

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BORJAJULIA, Director General at Axel Hotel Barcelona & Urban Spa, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your opinion and thank you for staying with us. We also want to appologize but we dont understand why you ordered hot water? if is something wrong with the heat water please next time order for someone who fix it. For us it is very important your opinion and to continue working for...

Livingston, Scotland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 October 2012

Our mixed ages party of 10 had a great time. We found all the staff very friendly , the housekeeping staff always said hello when you passed but a special mention has to go to Mirelia of the bar, we apologise for making her sing us a song but she was a good sport. When there was a little mistake...

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BORJAJULIA, Director General at Axel Hotel Barcelona & Urban Spa, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your great opinion!! Thank you for staying with us and thank you for giving your support as a guest. We hope to see you soon with us! Best regards Borja Julia Axel Hotel Barcelona General Manager

South Florida, Florida
Reviewed 16 October 2012

The Axel Hotel Barcelona is in the middle of just about everything. If you're fond of walking, you're just two kilometers from the main train station, and about the same distance from the harbor and Sagrada Familia. The hotel is also surrounded by bars and dining options. The highlight of my stay was spending time at the Sky Bar and...

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BORJAJULIA, Director General at Axel Hotel Barcelona & Urban Spa, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your great opinion and thank you for your description about our rooms, areas, staff and location. Yes we are a HETROFRIENDLY hotel, and everyone is welcome! Hope see you soon with us in any Axel Hotels around the world. Sincerely Borja Julia Axel Hotel Barcelona General Manager

Dublin
Reviewed 15 October 2012

This was my 4th time to stay in this Hotel and once again it did not disappoint. I had arrived at the hotel at 11am, which was too early for check-in. Reception took my luggage and I was invited to use the roof-top pool/bar area and to return after 2pm when my room would be ready. My room was on...

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BORJAJULIA, Director General at Axel Hotel Barcelona & Urban Spa, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you in advance for staying 4 times with us! also, thank you for your positive opinion about us. Thank you so much for your great opinion and thank you for considerer us a fantastic hotel. We are so glad to welcome you back again. Thank you Borja Julia Axel Hotel Barcelona General Manager

Rochester
Reviewed 10 October 2012

Just came back from a cruise leaving from Barcelona and stayed at the the Axel pre and post cruise...the rooms are not overly large, but they are well designed and the location could not be better! The rooms are not for the shy types, as the shower/tubs are fully exposed to the room, but we felt that added to the...

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BORJAJULIA, Director General at Axel Hotel Barcelona & Urban Spa, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your opinion and thank you for staying with us. For us it is very important your opinion and to continue working for an excellent service. Hope see you soon with us Sincerely Borja Julia Axel Hotel Barcelona General Manager

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 October 2012

Interesting how many of the reviews are on one end or the other of the spectrum...seems you either like it or you hate it. It is definitely a matter of style preference, if you want somewhere that is different than your standard hotel, this is it. I found the Sky Bar to be fantastic, the staff helpful and friendly, and...

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BORJAJULIA, Director General at Axel Hotel Barcelona & Urban Spa, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your good opinion. Also a BIG thank you for said " if you want somewhere that is different than your standard hotel, this is it " thats what we want, our lifestyle is so important for us, and definitely we are not a regular hotel! Thank you so much and hope see you...

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Eixample
Passing through the glorious Plaça Catalunya, you enter the newer city district of Eixample, literally translated as “extension,” which immediately becomes recognisable by its more spacious streets and elegant atmosphere. The main artery of this sizable district, Passeig de Gracia, is lined with high-end international designer stores. Not to be outdone, the glitz and glamour of this zone is perhaps best exemplified by the comfortable and lavish five-star hotels that flank the divine and modernistic buildings from some of the world’s most recognised architects such as Gaudi and Montaner.
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Faithful to the concept and style of Axel-design, comfortable, cosmopolitan atmosphere, is a good value for price. The 105 rooms combine the touch of decoration from Modernism with the warmth and elegance of the Mediterranean. New spaces at Axel Hotel Barcelona, will become the urban meeting point of the heterofriendly. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Axel Hotel Barcelona & Urban Spa

Address: Aribau 33, 08011 Barcelona, Spain
Region: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > Eixample
Price Range: RM535 - RM1,386 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Axel Hotel Barcelona & Urban Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 105
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Axel Hotel Barcelona
Hotel Style:
#27 Spa Hotel in Barcelona
#130 Business Hotel in Barcelona
#139 Luxury Hotel in Barcelona
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