7.9
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8.7
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Excellent location - Inside city center
Popular landmarks
Casa Batllo590 m
La Pedrera Casa Mila930 m
La Boqueria1.14 km
Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic)1.49 km
Magic Fountain of Montjuic1.93 km
Sagrada Familia2.15 km
Barceloneta Beach2.87 km
Sant Pau Recinte Modernista2.91 km
Parc Guell3.07 km
Camp Nou3.21 km
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Escuela de Baile José de la Vega120 m
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Punto BCN130 m
Next Level220 m
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University of Barcelona Gardens240 m
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Divi280 m
Cellarer290 m
Exclusive and Luxury Barcelona300 m
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Axel Hotel Barcelona & Urban Spa - Only Adults

Aribau, 33, Eixample, Barcelona, Spain, 08011 - See map
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Excellent cleanliness
8.1 rating for cleanliness
Excellent service
8.1 rating for service
Excellent comfort
8.0 room quality and comfort
Very good facilities on premise
7.7 facilities on premise

Breakfast selection, lighting and warm accomodation by café manager is a beautiful experience.

Roberto | June 17, 2019

The people on reception were lovely and really helpful.

Nathan | July 15, 2017

The Housekeeping ladies Are Very polite.

Roberto | June 17, 2019

Quite a pleasant stay.

Lim | April 17, 2017

  • 380 meters to public transportation

  • Air conditioning

  • Mini bar

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Value for money7.4
Distance to city center0.8 Km
Location rating8.7
Nearest airportBarcelona-El Prat Airport (BCN)
Distance to airport11.5 km

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                  7.9
                  Very good
                  138 reviews
                  Cleanliness
                  8.1
                  Facilities
                  7.7
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                  8.7
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                  More about Axel Hotel Barcelona & Urban Spa - Only Adults

                  More about Axel Hotel Barcelona & Urban Spa - Only Adults

                  The area around the Hotel Axel Barcelona is known as the Gay-xample because of its lively gay scene. The staff has knowledge of the local gay scene, and the hotel is hetero-friendly too. Offering free Wi-Fi throughout, this design hotel is close to Passeig de Gràcia's exclusive boutiques. The Axel Hotel’s 500m² Spa Centre includes a hydromassage pool and saunas, and the modern rooms have flat-screen satellite TVs. The Axel’s Sky Bar features a large swimming pool, a terrace with a hot tub and a cocktail bar. Here you will find parties, art exhibitions and shows. The Axel Hotel Barcelona & Urban Spa offers easy access to the Ramblas, the Picasso Museum and Gothic Quarter. The hotel occupies an attractive 19th-century building.

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                  5 mentions
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                  4 mentions
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                  Wild Beef
                  180 m American, Fast food, Halal
                  Mikkeller Bar
                  230 m American, Bar, Fast food
                  Oval
                  270 m American
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                  Restaurante El Puma
                  20 m Mediterranean, Spanish
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                  70 m Mediterranean, Spanish
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                  7.9
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                  Cleanliness8.1
                  Facilities7.7
                  Location8.7
                  Room comfort and quality8.0
                  Service8.1
                  Value for money7.4
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                  9.2
                  Exceptional
                  Roberto from Philippines
                  Solo traveler
                  Double or Twin Room
                  Stayed 6 nights in June 2019

                  Great location, Accomodating Staff!”

                  Augusto of receptionist is a Gem. Ashim of Sky Bar is a wonderful bartender. The Housekeeping ladies Are Very polite. Breakfast selection, lighting and warm accomodation by café manager is a beautiful experience.

                  Reviewed June 17, 2019
                  8.4
                  Excellent
                  Shachar from Israel
                  Couple
                  Axel City
                  Stayed 3 nights in April 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.

                  Reviewed April 28, 2016
                  9.3
                  Exceptional
                  Steven from Australia
                  Solo traveler
                  Axel City
                  Stayed 3 nights in October 2014

                  Wonderful hip hotel...great location”

                  Excellent rooms, rooftop bar and pool, great staff at Reception

                  Excellent base in Barcelona...modern hip hotel inside a classic 1920's building...short walk to Metro (Station Universitat)...surrounded by plenty of restaurants, bars and coffee shops. And only 10min walk to La Ramblas. Reception staff were SO good and room modern and spotless, great wifi

                  Reviewed November 01, 2014
                  9.0
                  Exceptional
                  Michael from Australia
                  Solo traveler
                  Axel City
                  Stayed 2 nights in March 2014

                  Luxuriuos City Stay”

                  Quality large room, Professional Staff, Central location

                  My stay in Axel was overall a pleasing, confortable experience. The rooms were well appointed and luxuious, modern and clean. The internet was quick and reliable. The staff were very friendly and dealt with all customer requests efficiently. The location of the hotel is very central in the city.

                  Reviewed April 20, 2014
                  8.7
                  Excellent
                  David from Australia
                  Solo traveler
                  Axel City
                  Stayed 6 nights in November 2013

                  Great position to enjoy Barcelona”

                  Location, Friendly Staff, Clean Room

                  This is a "hetero-friendly" hotel, so it won't be everyone's cup of tea. But for open minded people, it is well located to lots of places to eat, and drink, and a short walk to the main shopping areas. The staff were very friendly and helpful.

                  Reviewed December 07, 2013
                  7.2
                  Very good
                  Nathan from United Kingdom
                  Solo traveler
                  Double or Twin Room
                  Stayed 2 nights in July 2017

                  Fun, clean, good location”

                  I stayed here once a long time ago and it has the same charm. I booked here as I thought that it would be good to go to the gym but that was a mistake, the gym is cramped and the free weights are not heavy enough. The changing rooms are also not great. I think it's not great that you have to pay extra for the spa but it's a different company and is what it is. A long time ago the bar was more friendly, the jacuzzi was open late and there was just a slightly happier atmosphere and it seems to have lost that. It was nice to come back again for nostalgia but I won't be back. The people on reception were lovely and really helpful. The bar staff were slow and rude.

                  Reviewed July 15, 2017
                  8.4
                  Excellent
                  Peter from Australia
                  Couple
                  Axel City
                  Stayed 2 nights in October 2016

                  Friendly staff”

                  Enjoyed two nights at this hotel, friendly staff who were helpful with an early chech in. Double bed was uncomfortable as it was two single beds pushed together, so that was disappointing for a hotel aiming for a gay market.

                  Reviewed October 31, 2016
                  8.4
                  Excellent
                  Kah from Singapore
                  Couple
                  Axel City
                  Stayed 7 nights in July 2016

                  Great location & facilities”

                  Situated pretty close to the main city area, we could almost walk everywhere. 1km + to gothic quarters, and to la sagrada. Less than that to the shopping district, La Rambla, Casa Battlo and Casa Mila (La Pedrera). Along the way, there are always many restaurants and cafes which you can stop at to enjoy tapas and sangria. The hotel is modern in design, something which I prefer. The rooftop pool is a little small, but it's great that there are enough sunbeds to go around. Otherwise, you can also pay a small sum to go to the spa at the basement - we went twice! In the room, we were a little amused by the number of suggestive illustrations of gay men on the safe, facility card, etc, but it didn't bother us much.

                  Reviewed July 28, 2016
                  9.2
                  Exceptional
                  xiangrui from China
                  Solo traveler
                  Axel City
                  Stayed 2 nights in June 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.

                  Reviewed July 03, 2016
                  8.8
                  Excellent
                  ethan from United States
                  Couple
                  Axel Premium
                  Stayed 5 nights in May 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.

                  Reviewed June 02, 2016
                  9.6
                  Exceptional
                  joanna from Finland
                  Couple
                  Axel City
                  Stayed 4 nights in May 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!

                  Reviewed May 30, 2016
                  8.3
                  Excellent
                  Scott from Australia
                  Solo traveler
                  Axel City
                  Stayed 1 night in June 2015

                  JUST WHAT I NEEDED”

                  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.

                  Reviewed September 02, 2015
                  8.7
                  Excellent
                  Lyle from Australia
                  Solo traveler
                  Axel City
                  Stayed 8 nights in August 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

                  Reviewed August 19, 2015
                  8.0
                  Excellent
                  Juan from United States
                  Couple
                  Axel Premium
                  Stayed 3 nights in August 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.

                  Reviewed August 07, 2015
                  6.7
                  Good
                  Kim from Malaysia
                  Solo traveler
                  Axel City
                  Stayed 4 nights in June 2014

                  "Please Disturb" - now that's something fun! ;)”

                  Friendly and helpful staff

                  Very helpful and friendly staff during my entire stay, one named Ricardo was especially kind and reminded me to beware of the pickpockets daily! Room was ok. The most unique and never before seen was the "Please Disturb" sign which you can hang on your door if that's what you seek. :D The hotel has several units of lift which worked independently, and slowly. ;)

                  Reviewed July 07, 2014
                  8.0
                  Excellent
                  Lip from Malaysia
                  Couple
                  Axel City
                  Stayed 3 nights in October 2013

                  Great location city chic hotel”

                  Location, comfort and helpful staffs

                  We had a good stay at the Axel 2 weeks ago. It is conveniently located and near to restaurants, bars, shopping and places of interests. The staffs were friendly, speaks good English and helpful. We had the Axel City room, which has a nice balcony facing the street. The glass doors were soundproof and kept the room quiet enough for a good rest. I had a chance to have a look at the Deluxe room and would definitely stay there the next trip as there is more wardrobe space which I needed more for my luggages. Other than that, the CIty room was nice and comfy.

                  Reviewed October 28, 2013
                  8.0
                  Excellent
                  MYUNGPILL from South Korea
                  Solo traveler
                  Axel City
                  Stayed 3 nights in December 2012

                  reasonable”

                  price cleaning condition

                  I travel alone and also it was very clean and also gay friendly hotel so people are so nice and open minded. I loved that part but when you go inside the room it could be smaller than picture but you will like it also price is reasonable as well.

                  Reviewed December 30, 2012
                  10.0
                  Exceptional
                  David from United States
                  Solo traveler
                  Axel City
                  Stayed 9 nights in November 2012

                  Great location and wonderful service”

                  Hotel is centrally located - easy access from the airport and very convenient for sightseeing in Barcelona

                  Staff at the front desk were very friendly and helpful. When I arrived at the hotel, I requested a room on an upper floor. I was very pleased as I was given a room with a balcony with a street view, on an upper floor. The room was spacious, clean, and modern. Very good gym and spa within the hotel. I ate breakfast in the hotel every day - the buffet was very good and reasonably priced.

                  Reviewed November 26, 2012
                  8.3
                  Excellent
                  Thomas from Switzerland
                  Solo traveler
                  Axel City
                  Stayed 12 nights in November 2010

                  Great location, freindly staff”

                  Location, Staff, Style
                  Room Cleaning - not massively, but could be better

                  Overall I was super happy with my stay at Axel. Staff is very helpful and friendly. Also the room is good, the bed was exceptionally comfortable. The cleaning could have been better. I had to ask for things that should have been done. They immediately responded to that, so the reaction was again very good. I never ate there so I give it a 4 because "not applicable" button doesn't exist.

                  Reviewed December 03, 2010
                  9.7
                  Exceptional
                  Rome from Thailand
                  Solo traveler
                  Stayed 2 nights in June 2010

                  Good Stay”

                  Good location, good and clean room, good breakfast.
                  n/a

                  A gay hotel that welcomes straight customers. A very good location, just 10 minutes walk to a subway station and airport bus station, and the famous shopping street. Room is nice and clean, has a comfortable bed, a strong shower, air conditioner, and a flat TV with BBC, CNN and others. A convenient store is nearby, and there are also several good restaurants on Casanova road - 2 blocks away.

                  Reviewed June 23, 2010
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                  • Excellent location
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                  • Universitat Metro Station is within 0.38 km