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Hotel Axel

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  • Strategic location
  • Friendly service


  • No pets
  • Extra €2 charge for faster Wi-Fi
  • Loud club music and advertising displays in the lobby ("Chocolate and Champagne" massage sessions at the Wellness Club 33, "Heterofriendly" briefs and tank tops) can be outside some guests' comfort zone

Updated 03/10/2014

Fodor's Review

In the heart of the more fashionable Esquerra (west or "left" side) of the Eixample, this recently expanded and renovated hotel caters primarily (but by no means exclusively) to gay travelers in an area dubbed by locals as "Gayxample." The spacious rooms are soundproof and well-lit, with comfortable contemporary furniture and decors in white-on-white punctuated by hints of black, red, and chrome; most have queen-size beds. Suites are truly spacious, but have only a glass wall separating the bedroom from the bath: privacy sacrificed to romance. The hotel's Bench restaurant is up to par, and the rooftop deck and pool (with pool, bar, and little waterfall features: open Apr.-Oct.)) has good views over the city.

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Aribau 33, Barcelona, Catalonia, 08011, Spain

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Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 101 rooms, 4 suites
  • Rate includes No meals

Updated 03/10/2014

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