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About Axel Hotel Barcelona And Urban Spa


Voted the Best Gay Hotel in the World by readers of the celebrated Out Travelers magazine, the Axel Hotel Barcelona And Urban Spa is ideally situated in Eixample. From here, guests will have easy access to a multitude of fascinating cultural and historic sites. The design hotel boasts 105 rooms decorated in a Mediterranean style, using warm colors and supple fabrics to promote tranquility. The on-site dining venues offer unique gastronomy in a stylish atmosphere while the Sky Bar is an ideal spot from which to experience Barcelona’s vibrant nightlife. The property will pamper you in style while you enjoy the generous hospitality of the staff as well as an urban spa experience at Wellness Club 33. All things considered, the Axel Hotel Barcelona And Urban Spa is ideal for travelers that want a progressive hotel in a prime area of town.
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Hotel Facilities

  • 24-hour room service
  • airport transfer
  • bar
  • bicycle rental
  • business center
  • elevator
  • facilities for disabled guests
  • laundry service
  • meeting facilities
  • poolside bar
  • restaurant
  • safety deposit boxes
  • shops
  • tours

Sports and Recreation

  • fitness center
  • hot tub
  • indoor pool
  • massage
  • outdoor pool
  • sauna
  • spa
  • steamroom


  • free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi in public areas


  • car park

Languages Spoken

  • Catalan
  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
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City Tax

For all guest bookings with period of stay from November 1st 2012 onwards, a city tax must be paid directly to the hotel during check out for a maximum of 7 consecutive nights.

5* Hotel: A city tax of 2.25 Euros + VAT per person per night in Barcelona and Catalonia;
4* Hotel: A city tax of 1.10 Euros + VAT per person per night in Barcelona (0.90 Euros + VAT in Catalonia);
Rest of Hotels & Apartments: A city tax of 0.65 Euros + VAT per person, per night in Barcelona (0.45 Euros + VAT in Catalonia).

This is an additional charge for guests over the age of 16 and it is NOT INCLUDED in the room rate.

  • Minimum age of guests is: 18 year(s).
  • Guests over 18 years old are considered as adults.
  • Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room policy for more details.
When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
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Useful info

Breakfast Charge (when not included in room rate): 15 EUR
Check-In From: :00 PM
Check-Out Until: 12:00 PM
Distance from City Center: 0.8 Km
Distance to Airport: 12.0 Km
Number of Bars: 2
Number of Floors: 7
Number of Restaurants: 1
Number of Rooms : 105
Time to Airport (Minutes): 25
Year Hotel Built: 2003
Year Hotel Last Renovated: 2010
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Recent customer comments

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6.4 johnny L.
United States of America
May 10, 2016
room ok but floor not good
need to have hot water boiler in the room. hotel is good location .

8.4 Shachar A.
April 28, 2016
too exepensive
The hotel is located in a great spot, just in the missle of the city centre - close to everyrthing. The rooms are nice and well equiped and the staff is very nice and helpfull. The hotel is not cheap at all though! I got an email just few days before I arrived, telling me that the spa and rooftop are under constructions. Obviously the price stayed the same.

9 Oded K.
December 18, 2015
Amazing hotel in a great and comfortable locatiom
the room the ambiance and the location
Had a great time with a professional massage and a great room right in the canter of the great city less than 15 minutes walk to Catalonia square

9 Heather J.
October 25, 2015
Loved staying at Axle
3 best things: big, clean room; helpful friendly staff; great location
Dear Axle - thank you for making our stay in Barcelona fantastic! We would certainly stay here again.

9 Michael H.
United Kingdom
October 02, 2015
Comfort and Friendliness
The staff are very friendly and helpful and the rooms are clean and the roof terrace is a real bonus
We enjoyed our stay at the hotel and were very happy with the service.

8.7 Lyle C.
August 19, 2015
Great gay hotel
Gym, location, bar
I would recommend this hotel as a must for any gay traveller to Barcelona. It is not a 5 star W hotel, but I think it has many advantages that the W doesnt have. Well worth a visit at least once! I would come back again

8 Juan M.
United States of America
August 07, 2015
Good but overrated
Excellent location, near public transportation. It has a nice terrace bar (Sky Bar). Staff is amicable.
Great location but a little cramped. Tiny reception area and small elevators shared with patrons of the terrace bar, resulting in long waits for hotel customers. Room was fine, not as nice as the ones pictured on the website. Even though it was a premium room, the shower leaked and on the first day it didn't get cleaned until 7 pm (we left the room by 11 am). It is a great choice for gay travelers but I think it's a little overpriced and overrated, nearby 4-star hotels looked roomier and less cramped with things.

8.3 Frank A.
United States of America
June 18, 2015
Convenient Locatoin
Staff, Roof Deck, Spa

8.3 Scott W.
September 02, 2015
staff, own rooftop bar, location
The staff were great - and beyond having a personality - were very informative, without overt formality. A gay bar on the roof was a great way to meet people, and I did! Axel is very well located, with facilities within a few blocks of everything. I was in a disabled access suite which was fine, but for the shower curtain fail meaning the whole floor was wet all the time = wet feet overtime you enter the bathroom.

7 Ariyatash T.
June 10, 2015
Nice hotel
Gym, spa, pool