Hotel 1898 Barcelona  4 stars

La Rambla, 109, Barcelona, Spain, 08002  show mapSave
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Editorial review:

This luxury hotel Hotel 1898 is in the building that used to be the Philippines Tobacco Company, which business ran into hard times when Spain lost control of the Philippines in 1898. The deluxe rooms and suites all have terraces and are quite elegant. There are also smaller rooms available and an outdoor pool that is open to all guests. The hotel’s high style is underscored by the parquet floors and lovely furniture. Some of the most expensive suites, which can run as 1600 Euro/per night, include access to a private indoor pool.

Verified Reviews:

  • Free internet - Close to playa catalunya
  • Great bed - Breakfast was 19 euros - Rooftop terrace
  • Great bathroom - Adequate service - Good sized pool
  • Bar in the lobby is very expensive - Staff were friendly - Room was small
  • Location is excellent - Parking was easy - Very well decorated

Overview

Hotel 1898 is a 4-star hotel. It was opened in November 2005 and decorated by famous Spanish designer. Hotel 1898 is named after the year in which the last Spanish colonies – Cuba and the Philippines – gained independence. It has a gym, outdoor pool with solarium, spa, dry sauna, steam bath, therapeutic showers, massage and treatment cabins, indoor pool with a massage bench using micro-bubbles and water beds. Hotel guests may enjoy panoramic city views from the rooftop pool. The property features two libraries and a business centre with 7 restored colonial lounges suitable to host meetings and private lunches, and 5 meeting lounges with audiovisual equipment and a possibility to rent additional services such as interpreting, translation and coffee breaks for up till 300 people. The building itself is air-conditioned. Besides we offer the following standard services, namely: 24-hour reception, hotel safe, cloakroom, lift and safe, car park or garage facilities (for additional fees), room and laundry services.

Number of rooms   170.

City Center Barcelona - 1000 ft
Airports El Prat De Llobregat (BCN) - 7.7 mi, Girona-Costa Brava (GRO) - 47.2 mi
Train Stations FGC - Pl.Catalunya - 1700 ft, Plaça Catalunya - Rail Station - 1700 ft
Underground stations Catalunya - 1700 ft, Jaume I - 2300 ft
Restaurants Attic Restaurant (cuisine: Mediterranean) - 100 ft, Bar Lobo - 500 ft
Beaches Museu del rei de la Magia - 2000 ft, La Playa de Sitges - 3400 ft

Rooms

There are 170 sound-proofed rooms of 5 categories (including 6 suites) spread over 6 floors. The rooms are with supplied air-conditioning and furnished according to the latest technology. They have free Internet broadband connection, satellite TV, minibar, music systems, safes and direct-dial telephones. The marble bathrooms feature televisions, bathrobes, designer toiletries, hairdryers and slippers.

Dining options

There is 1898 Restaurant with a non-smoking area and highchairs for children. The 1898 Bar is opened from 8 a.m. to 1 a.m. The colonial-style 1898 Restaurant serves a modern fusion of Catalan and Spanish dishes, while the bar offers drinks and light snacks, including tapas and sandwiches.

The hotel offers a buffet breakfast at the price of EUR 24 per person per night. 

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Facilities

General
  • Parking (fee required)
  • Safe deposit box
  • Car rental
  • Elevator
  • Multilingual staff
  • Coffee shop
  • Doctor on call
  • Shoe shine stand
  • Storage space
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Front desk
  • Newspapers/magazines
  • Tour desk
  • Garage
Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas and is free of charge.

Guest Parking

Private hotel parking is possible on site and the rate is EUR 24.61 per day.

Activities
  • Spa & wellness center
Services
  • Bell staff/porter
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
Dining facilities
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • In-room breakfast
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Business center
  • Fax/photocopying
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Conference facilities
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Sauna
  • Fitness center
  • Exercise gym
  • Jacuzzi
  • Solarium
  • Sun terrace
  • Parasols
  • Turkish bath
  • Shiatsu massage
  • Library
  • Hammam
Room view
  • City view
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Room service
  • Heating
  • Tea and Coffee Facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Work desk
  • Patio
  • Cribs available
  • Mini bar
  • Balcony
  • Turndown service
  • Terrace
  • Dressing area
Living Area
  • Sitting area
Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower
  • Toilet
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathrobe
  • Bidet
  • Slippers
Media
  • Cable TV
  • Satellite TV
  • PC hook-up in room
  • Analog data port
  • Telephone with data ports
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Telephone
  • Radio
  • Internet access
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Hi-Fi
Room decor
  • Soundproofed windows
  • Room windows open

Policies

Check-In

from  12 am

Check-Out

until  11 pm

Children and extra beds
  • All children under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • Maximum capacity of cribs in a room is 1. 
Pets

Pets are not allowed.

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There are 170 sound-proofed rooms of 5 categories (including 6 suites) spread over 6 floors. The rooms are with supplied air-conditioning and furnished according to the latest technology. They have free Internet broadband connection, satellite TV, minibar, music systems, safes and direct-dial telephones. The marble bathrooms feature televisions, bathrobes, designer toiletries, hairdryers and slippers.

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Bed type: Double Bed or Two Single Beds or Double Beds

Calm and quiet, situated around the Hotel’s interior patio, these rooms present relaxing spaces decorated in warm colors and finished with bamboo and other exotic plants.

Room facilities
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    Bed type: Double Bed or Twin Beds or Three Single Beds

    These bright rooms, featuring sprawling double-glazed windows, give guests privileged views of the heart of Barcelona’s Gothic neighborhood.

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      Bed type: Double Bed or Double Or Twin Beds

      Roomy and beautiful, Privilege rooms will make you feel right at home. Carefully decorated with the highest quality woods, these rooms will take you straight to the grandiose Colonial palaces of yesteryear.

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        Bed type: Double Bed or Two Single Beds or One Single Bed

        Bright and sunny rooms featuring large private terrace and equipped with all the furnishings you need to enjoy the day, from breakfast till bedtime. Situated on the hotel’s 5th floor, these rooms look out over Pintor Fortuny and Xuclà streets.

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          The exclusive and very roomy Junior Suite is located on the 6th floor and boasts 2 different spaces distinguished by décor and furnishings: a sitting area and a bedroom.

          COLONIAL SUITES
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          Hotel 1898 COLONIAL SUITES Pool View
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          Hotel 1898 COLONIAL SUITES Pool

          These magnificent suites bring total the Colonial charm and provide spectacular views of the city. Their impressive private terraces also offer the luxury of a private pool, relaxing solarium, and extremely accommodating chill-out zone.

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            Hotel 1898 LocationWhat's nearby

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            What's nearby

            Tourist attractions
            • Barcelona Bus Turistic
              700 ft
            • Agrupacio Excursionista Pedraforca
              1000 ft
            • Sinagoga Major, Associació Call de Barcelona
              1000 ft
            Popular areas
            • City Center
              700 ft
            Places of interest
            • La Rambla Tourism Office
              400 ft
            • Font de Canaletes
              400 ft
            • Barri Gòtic
              700 ft
            • Arzobispado de Barcelona Tribunal Eclesiastico
              700 ft
            • Arco del Trinfo
              700 ft
            • Arquebisbat de Barcelona
              700 ft
            • Ramblas
              1000 ft
            • Arquebisbat de Barcelona
              1000 ft
            • Plà de la Seu
              1000 ft
            • Plaça de Catalunya
              1000 ft
            Convention centers
            • Agrupacio Excursionista Catalunya
              700 ft
            Shopping areas
            • Portal de l'Angel
              700 ft
            Amusement
            • Beleta Records
              400 ft
            • Q-Zar Galaxy S.L.
              700 ft
            • Magiczne Fontanna
              1000 ft
            Historical sites
            • Liceu Opera House
              700 ft
            Museums
            • Museum of Contemporary Art
              400 ft
            • Museum of Modern Art
              1000 ft
            Theaters
            • Sala Merce
              400 ft
            • Agrait D'aguantar - Nos
              1000 ft
            Galleries
            • Mercado de la Boqueria
              400 ft

            Local Attractions

            • La Pedrera - Mila House (Casa Mila)
              5000 ft
              Carrer de Provenca 261 - 265, Barcelona
            • Parc de la Ciutadella
              5100 ft
              Avenida del Marques de l'Argentera, Barcelona
            • Barceloneta Beach
              5200 ft
              Barceloneta, Barcelona
            • Fundacio Sunol
              5200 ft
              Passeig de Gracia 98, Barcelona
            • Barcelona Zoo
              1.0 mi
              Parc de la Ciutadella, Barcelona

            Near the hotel

            • Santa Anna Church
              800 ft
              C/ Santa Anna, 29, Barcelona
            • Museo Moto Barcelona
              900 ft
              Calle de la Palla, 10, Barcelona
            • Casa Bruno Quadros
              1000 ft
              La Rambla 82, Barcelona
            • Placa Sant Felip Neri
              1000 ft
              Paseo de Palau Episcopal, Barri Gotic, Barcelona
            • Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic)
              1600 ft
              between Las Ramblas & Via Laiteana, Ciutat Vella, Barcelona
            • Ciutat Vella (Old City)
              1200 ft
              Bounded by Rambla, Universitat, Laietana and Ferran, Barcelona
            • Museu Del Calcat
              1100 ft
              Pl. de Sant Felip Neri, Barcelona

            Restaurants Nearby

            • Attic Restaurant

              Cuisine: Mediterranean
              Price Range: USD 23 - USD 30

              100 ft
              C/ Rambla La 120

              Phone: +34 933 024 866

            • Bar Lobo

              74% likes this, based on 628 reviews

              500 ft
              Pintor Fortuny 3

              Phone: 934815346

            • H1898

              79% likes this, based on 55 reviews
              Cuisine: Gastropub
              Price Range: USD 39 - USD 75

              0 ft
              C/ La Rambla, 109

              Phone: 34 935 52 95 52

            • Restaurant La Poma

              Cuisine: Spanish

              400 ft
              C/ LA Rambla, 117

              Phone: +34 933 019 400

            • Terraza La Isabela

              74% likes this, based on 67 reviews
              Cuisine: Mediterranean, Delicatessen, Tapas
              Price Range: USD 28 - USD 69

              0 ft
              La Rambla, 109

              Phone: 935 529 552

            Getting there.

            Hotel 1898 is located in the heart of the Rambles, close to Plaza Catalunya and La Pedrera. The hotel is within a walking distance to the Gothic Quarter, the Liceu, the Boqueria, La Pedrera and the Casa Batllo, as well as the Cathedral, the port and important museums such as the Picasso and the MACBA. Hotel 1898 is one mile from Barceloneta Beach and the Olympic stadium. El Prat Airport is located 13 kilometers from Hotel 1898 and can be reached by car in approximately 25 minutes. The hotel is easily accessible by public transport. Different metro lines, buses, night buses, tour buses, taxi stops and regional trains have stops located conveniently close by.

            Hotel 1898 Reviews

            Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Hotel 1898

            Average guest rating

            8.8
            out of 10
            Exceptional
            Based on 840 reviews

            Rating by category:

            Location
            9.6
            Rooms
            8.2
            Service
            7.3
            Value
            8.7
            Dining
            9.3

            Individual guest reviews

            • Couple

              Brilliant and quirky, we are a couple in our twenties and loved the place!

              The ONLY thing that was a problem was we seemed to be right next to a bell tower which seemed to chime all the time! It would chime the number of hours for the time and then start again! We bought ear plugs for the second night! Absolutely no fault of the hotel though. The hotel was perfect apart from this!

              • Average rating
                9.2
            • Older travelers

              A review in the New York Times was favorable, so we selected h1898. We tried "everything" at least once: First floor dining (gourmet, great suggestions from server, not really a "view" though we were seated at the window--wife is 5'3" tall!) was lovely, one night. In-room dining (price comparable to La Rambla restaurants, huge salad--thanks--wines better than expected) was appreciated, one night. Bar had a good selection of beers, one afternoon. Library with computers were used by us to check email, one afternoon. Indoor swimming pool was fun--and the mural had a view of local mountains that we could see on the roof--nice. Pool-water's temperature was perfect. Fitness center was basic--we both used it. Map to Starbucks was appreciated.

              We had no memorable dislikes. Here are a couple of suggestions! Pool opened at 8:00 A.M. Boom! People were there for the jets at exactly 8:00. Can it open at 6:00 A.M. for those who want to do laps? Fitness opened at 8:00. Earlier for us early-risers? More weights are needed. A remote to tv is needed (we turned off the noise and no one turned it back on during our couple-of-day stay!). More bottles of water are needed (the 4 bottles are gone by 8:15 each morning). Bar could have some sherries, couldn't it?We were upgraded, at no added cost, to a corner room. We loved the space. Any of our little suggestions, above, were not memorable in part because of the trade-off of a larger-than- expected room (thanks).

              • Average rating
                10.0
            • Couple

              Room (Classic room on floor 4) + Lighting Automation was useful and easy. + Classic Room. No: 415. Very large and confortable, clean. + Room service was quick and prices were reasonable + Room was quiet. Room maids respected the Do Not Disturb cards. - Lighting automation had no room for customization. Only 4 scenarios were available. - Room view was not good. Window facing inner court. Restaurant + Breakfast buffet was good enough (Compatred to european country's 2 dish breafasts) and prices very reasonable (23 EUR per person) + Coffee served in flask. + Nespresso Machine available General + Terrace was perfect. But a little too sunny (needs umbrellas) - Welcoming was a little poor. More information should be given and slowly.

              Room (Classic room on floor 4) + Lighting Automation was useful and easy. + Classic Room. No: 415. Very large and confortable, clean. + Room service was quick and prices were reasonable + Room was quiet. Room maids respected the Do Not Disturb cards. - Lighting automation had no room for customization. Only 4 scenarios were available. - Room view was not good. Window facing inner court. Restaurant + Breakfast buffet was good enough (Compatred to european country's 2 dish breafasts) and prices very reasonable (23 EUR per person) + Coffee served in flask. + Nespresso Machine available General + Terrace was perfect. But a little too sunny (needs umbrellas) - Welcoming was a little poor. More information should be given and slowly.

              • Average rating
                7.0
            • Older travelers

              The room was expensive but large and comfortable. To the extent that we had dealings with hotel staff, they were polite and helpful. The gym and swimming pool were good, although the swimming pool is rather small. The rooftop bar was pleasant although I found the drinks a bit pricey, but not excessively so given the hotel.

              The garage can only be accessed via a pedestrian area and a hotel employee has to be used as a guide. This is inconvenient for those who wish to use their car during their stay.

              • Average rating
                7.8
            • Couple

              Excellent location, roof terrace and pool very nice, lovely spa, clean rooms although we were facing the rear so didn't have a view. All in all an excellent hotel in the heart of la ramblas ideal for shopping, weekend breaks to relax or party.

              • Average rating
                9.6
            • Couple

              Great location, luxurious look and feel, great staff.

              Breakfast was good but a little too expensive.

              • Average rating
                9.2
            • Couple

              The main reason for booking was location which was just perfect: a few steps from Gothic quarter and Catalunya square where all tourist routes start from. 15 minutes walking by La Rambla to port area. We have booked 2 superior rooms (#333,339) from Jan,02,2012 till Jan 08,02,2012 at cost of EUR 1200 for 6 nihts. Rooms were very spacious and bright. Windows of both rooms were looking to Le Meridien hotel.Nights were very calm and quiet. Restrooms were very clean and tidy. "ETRO" shower and bath amenities were a good suprise as well. Special attention to breakfast. Nice choice of hams, fruits, cereals, desserts, nice diet menu. And brut sparkling wine at last.That breakfast costs it's money (EUR 23 per person). Fine servce is remarkable too.

              We couldn't find a shoehorn in rooms. We even haven't asked anybody for it as it is very insignificant.

              • Average rating
                10.0
            • Couple

              Amazing roof terrace with comfy beds and seats to relax in. Food and drinks at terrace fantastic too.

              • Average rating
                9.6
            • Older travelers

              Everything 5 years since we last stayed at hotel, standard of fittings show no signs of wear and tear a really class hotel

              absolutely nothing

              • Average rating
                9.6
            • Older travelers

              Delightful hotel, top location, very helpful staff. Wi fi service very good in our room. Very quiet despite being on La Rambla

              Everything was good

              • Average rating
                9.6
            • Couple

              Excellent service ang great location right in the centre

              Nothing did not like

              • Average rating
                9.6
            • Single

              close to city center of Barcerola,it is ease to transpotation station and shopping center

              • Average rating
                5.8
            • Couple

              I loved the location of Hotel 1898, beautiful spa and roof terrace with pool. Smartly designed all perfectly clean. Beautiful hotel on the start of La Rambla street.

              • Average rating
                10.0
            • Couple

              Everything was exzellent! Top location and very centrally Amazing Top-of-the roof restaurant

              • Average rating
                9.2
            • Couple

              Impeccable, multilingual service; nothing was too much trouble. Lara, the concierge was especially helpful and guest- focused.

              • Average rating
                10.0
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