Staff was mostly friendly/ welcoming. Decor was probably cutting edge when the place first opened over 10 years ago, but now beginning to look a bit dated (the "golden" wallpaper?), even tacky (the picture of the shirtless men on the room safe?), or cheap (banal Ikea-type desks)... But the most surprising -and frustrating- was that the WiFi connection was completely unreliable, and when it did work it was painfully slow. And I happened to be in one of the rooms closest to where the signal was supposed to be coming from! Elevators were also not coordinated and very slow. In 2012, in a major city, and in a somewhat upscale (i.e. not cheap) hotel --come on!! Get your act together, tios.
- 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