Barcelona Hotels



Hotel Axel


At a Glance


  • handsome design
  • gorgeous rooftop pool and bar
  • friendly service


  • sensual in-room art could be outside some guests' comfort zone

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Hotel Axel Review

Inside a lovely historic building typical of the Eixample, this recently renovated hotel caters primarily (but by no means exclusively) to gay travelers in an area dubbed "Gayxample" by locals. The spacious rooms are soundproof and luminous, decked out in white-on-white decor punctuated by hints of black, red, and chrome that are both chic and masculine. Free bottled water is available in every corridor. The hotel restaurant is excellent, and the rooftop Skybar and pool (complete with little waterfall features) has wonderful views over the city.

    Hotel Details

  • 101 rooms, 4 suites.
  • Rate includes no meals.
  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 03-10-2014

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    Hotel Axel Review

    Extremely disappointed with this hotel especially since the Axel in Berlin is so good. This hotel has scratchy old towels, unfriendly service, and they charge extra for everything (there is no free water in the hallways - not sure why that is posted here). Hot tub is never hot and the drink at the 'skybar' are much more expensive that the drinks at W (and W has a real view!)

    by travelguyLA, 7/12/12

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