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Malmo, Sweden
Reviewed 17 August 2012

The location of this hotel is great, right in the Eixample area. A lot of really good restaurants nearby, not at all the typical kind of tourist restaurants. The rooms are clean and nice and the roof-top with pool and sunbeds is a great place to stay if you want a lot of sun. There are no kind of sun...

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your constructive criticism. For your information your opinion it is a great help for us and that make to continue working for an excellent service. Hope we can see you soon in any Axel Hotels around the world Thank you in advance Borja Julia Axel Hotel Barcelona General Manager

Rome
Reviewed 16 August 2012

The rooms are perfect, the pool upstairs has great views and a nice bar, but the spa takes the premier spot. This hotel is perfect for couples, solo travelers and friends, both straight and gay. Thanks!

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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 and staff. Our sky bar is very famous for the views and the good people. Thank you so much and hope to see you very soon back again with us! Best regards, Borja Julia Axel Hotel Barcelona General Manager

Barcelona, Spain
Reviewed 15 August 2012

We stayed at the Axel Hotel Barcelona for 5 days and it was excelent. Front desk did an amazing job with us, they were really nice and they told us everything that we needed to do during our stay in barcelona. The room was awesome, great views and everything was clean and perfect. Every night we went to the axel...

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

Dear Guest, First of all thank you so much for your special words, we live for make your stay in our hotel so perfect as you said. Thank you also for describe our staff as execelent (front desk and bartenders) and for said that you love our rooms and clean. And also thank you so much for been a very...

Malverne
Reviewed 12 August 2012

We spent 3 nights at the Axel, and had a great time. It is ideally located in the Eixample area of the city, easy walking distance to all of the Gaudi exhibits, Las Ramblas, great shopping, restaurants, and, of course the center of gay life in the city. The hotel is very modern, with nicely appointed and clean rooms. The...

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

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your wonderful comment! we love that our guest love our lifestyle and thank you for the coolest gay spot! Also thank you for describe us as a great hotel, with great areas and great interior design, our service, areas, location, and staff (tshirt HETEROFRIENDLY ROCKS) Hope see you again in any Axel Hotels...

Lausanne, Vaud, Switzerland
Reviewed 11 August 2012

This is THE gay hotel... The staff was very welcoming and are true professionals... The rooms are nice, clean, well decorated... And the sky bar on the roof is just amazing... Thank you so much for all that !!!

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your positive opinion and thank you for considerer us as a great hotel. Thank you also for your description about our excelent service, location, areas and staff. Your opinion it is very important for us. Thanks again for said that we are THE gay hotel ;) Thank you so much and hope see you again...

Sydney
Reviewed 10 August 2012

Yes, this is a gay hotel. You have been warned! I absolutely loved Hotel Axel from the minute I arrived for our (unfortunately) very short stay. The staff on the front desk (in particular a young guy) were extremely friendly and helpful - if it was possible to give them a 6 star rating then I would have done so...

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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 staying with us. For us it is very important your opinion and to continue working for an excellent service. Thanks also for describe our staff as a 6 star! Hope see you soon with us Sincerely Borja Julia Axel Hotel Barcelona General Manager

New York, New York, United States
Reviewed 9 August 2012

My husband and I had a great time staying at Axel Barcelona. It's fun, upbeat gay hotel in the middle of the city. It's super convenient to many attractions, has great bars and cafes in the area and the rooftop can't be beat. Also, don't overlook the hotel's spa - extremely relaxing and very affordable (only 7 Euros).

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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. Thank you also for describe us as a fun hotel with excelents areas and atmofere! 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...

Lund, Sweden
Reviewed 8 August 2012

The Slogan for this Hotel is Heterofriendly, this means that this is a gay-hotel but also hetero people are welcome and the Hotel looked nice so me and my girlfriend didn't think twice about booking a room here, Upon arrival the staff was very welcoming and are true professionals, however we quite quickly realized that Heterofriendly is not a slogan...

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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 deeply sorry that you didnt feel the HETEROFRIENDLY atmofere, for our part as you said we always be but it's true you came in the most gay week of the year (circuit festival) and that's because you felt that our atmofere are more...

Strasbourg, France
Reviewed 6 August 2012

well located hotel in the gay area. People were very nice at the reception. The room was not really nice and too oldand need to be renovated. Some details like towels with holes, floor crashed, dirty swimmingpool, bathroom dirty... fortunately people who goes to this hotel don't stay in their room during their holidays.. we were disappointed and think that...

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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. Thank you also for describe our staff as a very nice people! We deeply sorry for the small defects, we are working for remodel all the rooms, next time please try our premium rooms (the new ones) you are going to love it for...

Miami, Florida
Reviewed 1 August 2012

2 weeks at the hotel and really enjoyed my stay. The hotel is lovely and clean and the staff were friendly. Very nice amenities, lovely pool with excellent views of the city.Near shops and restaurants, great location and walking distance to city attractions. Very hip,friendly and trendy. Reasonable value for money and I'd definitely go back in my next Barcelona...

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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

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Staying in Eixample

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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
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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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: €110 - €287 (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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Also Known As:
Axel Hotel Barcelona & Urban Spa Catalonia
Hotel Style:
#27 Spa Hotel in Barcelona
#130 Business Hotel in Barcelona
#141 Luxury Hotel in Barcelona
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