Axel Hotel Barcelona And Urban Spa

Aribau, 33, Eixample, Barcelona, Spain 08011

Very good 7.7
Based on 107 reviews

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


  • car park
  • airport transfer
  • bicycle rental

Fitness & recreation

  • fitness center
  • sauna
  • spa
  • massage(s)
  • steamroom

Swimming & soaking

  • hot tub
  • outdoor pool
  • indoor pool

Food & beverage

  • 24-hour room service
  • restaurant(s)
  • poolside bar
  • bar


  • pets allowed

Cleaning services

  • laundry service

Guest services

  • tours

On-site facilities

  • facilities for disabled guests
  • elevator
  • shop(s)
  • smoking area

Health and security

  • safety deposit boxes

Payment types accepted for services

  • Visa
  • MasterCard
  • American Express

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Catalan
  • 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: 03:00 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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Very good

  • Hotel Condition/Cleanliness 8.0
  • Facilities 7.8
  • Location 8.5
  • Room Comfort/Standard 8.0
  • Service 7.9
  • Value for Money 7.2
  • Food/Dining 6.7

xiangrui Z.
July 03, 2016
a hotel deserving your stay
I reserved a single room, but it is big enough for u to "toss and turn" at night. What is priaise wotthy is its location, which is only five minutes walk from the metro, where you can reach almost every corner of the city.

Kenny F.
June 15, 2016

ethan G.
United States
June 02, 2016
Interesting Hotel
The Alex Hotel is well located in Barcelona, easy to walk almost anywhere. The staff was helpful, but often there was a wait to get someone to assist you. Given the size of the hotel it would have been nice to have more staff available to assist with check in & out, as well as assist with other issues. The external architecture of the building is quite beautiful & it has been tastefully updated inside. The wifi in the hotel was very unsatisfactory, very slow and often shutting down mid downloads. I expected bette service.

joanna H.
May 30, 2016
All that you need for a long weekend in BCN
My sister and I really enjoyed staying at this hotel. The location is perfect, the hotel has all the services you will need and the staff is very helpful and friendly. We would definitely book this one again!

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.