Stayed here for 5 days while on vacation in Barcelona. The hotel is in a great neighborhood, close to a lot of great restaurants, attractions, and bars. We checked out several of the gay bars - all were an easy walk from Axel. The rooms were very clean and comfortable. Rooms included alot of amenities, including a mini-bar, robes, and slippers. We also took advantage of the spa on the first floor of the hotel. It was a great retreat with sauna, steam room, pool, etc.
We had one issue while staying here. Our room was on the second floor and for majority of our stay the floor was overcome with a strong chemical smell. Even after complaining to the desk several times, nothing was done other than to say, "the smell was part of maintenance and will be gone tomorrow." It wasn't gone the next day and it lingered for several days. Despite our bringing it to the attention of multiple desk staff, nothing was ever done to make it better.
Overall, great hotel. We were just disappointed at the lack of care regarding the smell we encountered.More