yeah yeah, so i write a lot of reviews and travel a lot, not easy to impress me, axel was not overimpressive, but there were personal touches in the rooms which i had never seen before in other hotels, small but significant like slippers ( tilled floors are bloody cold) condoms, yes condoms in the bathroom and everything comfortable and tasteful in what is described as a double bed but is actually a king size.
i was living in barcelonan when this hotel opened and there was a little identity crisis in the begining for product placement but i think this hotel is pretty damn cool. Right location, nice rooms, good value for not a tiny price, staff could be a little more elegant but hey....bar at the side of the hotel is a let down, totally unelegant, dark and pink and unnecessary!
Didnt do the gym because i was too busy and a little intimidated by the amount of attention i attracted but hey, if you cant attract attention from guys going into a gym in a gay hotel then taht would make you pretty freaking hideous :-)
I will say one thing more, I am black so when i am showering and look down andd see caucasian hairs in the shower that screams nasty to me. so thats why my cleanliness score is so low.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Axel Hotel Barcelona & Urban Spa Catalonia