We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Axel Hotel Barcelona & Urban Spa

Hotels.comUS$151*
View Deal
11/06/2017 12/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
Lock in the lowest price from our partners
View Deal
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 12 more sites!
Professional photos
Axel Hotel Barcelona & Urban Spa
Axel Hotel Barcelona & Urban Spa
Panoramas (38)
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

2,395 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
There are newer reviews for Axel Hotel Barcelona & Urban Spa
See the most recent reviews
Showing 1,381: English reviews
Philadelphia, PA USA
Reviewed 7 October 2012

Axel is refered to as a "gay" hotel, but in fact (as their t-shirts indicate) they are "heterofriendly". I stumbled upon the Axel as a last minute savior- found it from Lonely Planet online after arriving in Barcelona to find my accomodations had changed unexpectedly. My room was small but comfortable, very clean, and the aircon worked well. There were...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank julesblkjk
BORJAJULIA, Director General at Axel Hotel Barcelona & Urban Spa, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your great opinion and thank you for your description about our rooms, areas and staff. And yes we are a HETROFRIENDLY hotel, and everyone is welcome! Hope see you soon with us Sincerely Borja Julia Axel Hotel Barcelona General Manager

Lima, Peru
Reviewed 7 October 2012

We stayed at AXEL Barcelona for three days as the last stop of a recent trip to Europe. Found it to be a very nice, trendy, and spotless hotel in middle of Barcelona`s L´Eixample neighbourhood, very conveniently located near many cafes, restaurants, stores and a 5 to 10 minute walk to the city`s main square. Staff was friendly and helpful,...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Alf Z
BORJAJULIA, Director General at Axel Hotel Barcelona & Urban Spa, responded to this review

Dear Guest, First of all thank you so much for your opinion and thank you for staying with us. Thank you also for your description about our rooms, beds, pillow and areas. Your opinion it is very important for us. Thank you so much and hope to see you soon in any Axel Hotels around the world Borja Julia Axel...

Reviewed 5 October 2012

Yes, they did a great job renovating this old historic building with its stained glass exterior towers. But the interior is a maze of tiny dark new rooms with exterior walls clad in dark brown aluminum. Our standard room was so small, gloomy and claustrophobic we had to "upgrade" to a larger one for a whopping 40 Euros extra. Horrible...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Briancodex
BORJAJULIA, Director General at Axel Hotel Barcelona & Urban Spa, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing Axel Hotel Barcelona during your last visit to Barcelona. I would like to apologize to you if your stay was not good. Also would like to inform you that our The Ground Bar or Pop Bar it´s empty because during summer season is only open The SkyBar or our terrace you mentioned before. Thank...

Swansea, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 October 2012

I really enjoyed my stay at Axel Barcelona. Check-in was fine, and the room which was a basic room, was very nice although it faced a courtyard. Cleanliness was very good, and the bathroom clean and modern. The Sky bar is fantastic. It has a superb view of Barcelona from the W hotel to Montjuic. Bar staff were reasonably friendly,...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Dylan J
BORJAJULIA, Director General at Axel Hotel Barcelona & Urban Spa, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your great opinion and thank you for your description about our rooms, areas and staff. Our sky bar is very famous for the views and the good people. Thank you so much and hope to see you very soon back again with us! Best regards, Borja Julia Axel Hotel Barcelona General Manager

Long Beach, California
Reviewed 3 October 2012

We enjoyed the close proximity to many sights and thought the hotel was very good. Very stylish. We enjoyed breakfast, although be sure to ask for hot coffee if you find it to be cold, which is what we experienced. We would stay here again.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Tigertonio1
BORJAJULIA, Director General at Axel Hotel Barcelona & Urban Spa, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your opinion and thank you for staying with us. Thank you also for said that we are a stylish, clean and very good hotel close to everything. For us it is very important your opinion and to continue working for an excellent service. Hope see you soon with us Sincerely Borja...

Leeds, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 October 2012

I stayed here for 3 nights in late September after staying at the Axel Hotel in Berlin In April (see my previous review of this hotel). We arrived, and first impressions of the hotel and reception were good. We arrived at 12.30, and were told we could not check in until 2pm as our room was not ready. We decided...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Ian C
BORJAJULIA, Director General at Axel Hotel Barcelona & Urban Spa, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your opinion and thank you for choosing us during your last visit in Barcelona. We are deeply sorry that you dont want to come back with us, please give us a second opportunity making the reservation thru us ( reservations.bcn@axelhotels.com ). For your information your opinion it is a great help for us and that...

Reviewed 3 October 2012 via mobile

Had an excellent stay at Axel Barcelona. I was offered an upgrade at check-in at an incredible price, and it turned out to be an excellent decision. The room had the feel of a spa, beautiful bathroom, king size bed, the floors, the bedding...about the location, it was also a great choice. The property is in the Eixample neighborhood, surrounded...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank EJT80
BORJAJULIA, Director General at Axel Hotel Barcelona & Urban Spa, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you in advance for your opinion and thank you for staying with us. For Axel Hotel Barcelona it is very important our guest opinion to continue working for an excellent service. Best regards Borja Julia Axel Hotel Barcelona General Manager

Sunningdale, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 October 2012

Really friendly and helpful and mixed amazing cocktails at thr roof bar. Quite central so convenient for walking to most suitable sites. Would not recommend the transfer with aerocity as left us at airport for an hour on arrival and after three phone calls decided to opt for a taxi. Would not necessarily recommend trip to Roca Village as cheaper...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Julia W
BORJAJULIA, Director General at Axel Hotel Barcelona & Urban Spa, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your positive opinion. Thank you, for your good recomendation about our cocktails at our SKYBAR Thank you also for said that our staff are friendly and helpful Hope to see you very soon and spend more lovely time with us! Best regards Borja Julia Axel Hotel Barcelona General Manager

Cannes
Reviewed 1 October 2012

Always design, the hotel was renovated and the prices are rather lower. Efficient, sympathic serious (and handsome) staff provide an excellent service at the front desk as for the house keeping and in the Restaurant which is great if you like modern cooking (We didn't try breakfast). Premium Rooms are perfect, very clean with excellent bedding, they are on the...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank adc-immo
BORJAJULIA, Director General at Axel Hotel Barcelona & Urban Spa, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your opinion and thank you for staying with us. We are very glad that you choose Axel Hotel Barcelona during your visit to Barcelona and we hope to see you soon with us again. Best regards, Borja Julia Axel Hotel Barcelona General Manager

Eastbourne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 October 2012

Having stayed at the sister hotel in Berlin, we had high expectations of our stay at the Axel Barcelona – but we were disappointed. It has a good location just outside the high tourist zone yet a convenient 10-minute walk from it. The front desk was both efficient and friendly. The lobby area was appealing - but very insecure. It...

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank MSH-Sussex
BORJAJULIA, Director General at Axel Hotel Barcelona & Urban Spa, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your opinion and thank you for choosing us during your last visit in Barcelona. We are deeply sorry that you feel disappointing, and please give us a second opportunity making the reservation thru us ( reservations.bcn@axelhotels.com ). For your information your opinion it is a great help for us and that make to continue working...

924 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (687)
Viewed
Room/Suite (157)
Viewed
View from Room (38)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (132)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (51)
Viewed
Dining (14)
Viewed
Bathroom (74)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (4)
Viewed
Other (217)

TripAdvisor Photos: Professional photos exclusively commissioned by TripAdvisor

Viewed
All TripAdvisor Photos (212)
Viewed
Amenities (34)
Viewed
Double City Room (29)
Viewed
Double Premium Exterior Room (30)
Viewed
Double Premium Interior Room (20)
Viewed
Pool (24)
Viewed
Dining (15)
Viewed
Suite (32)
Viewed
The Hotel (28)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (25)
Viewed
Room/Suite (12)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (5)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (3)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (2)
Viewed
Other (3)
11/06/2017 12/06/2017
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Barcelona hotels
El Raval
TWO Hotel Barcelona by Axel
TWO Hotel Barcelona by Axel
#72 of 514 in Barcelona
585 reviews
Eixample
Acevi Villarroel
Acevi Villarroel
#149 of 514 in Barcelona
924 reviews
Eixample
H10 Casanova
H10 Casanova
#89 of 514 in Barcelona
1,594 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Eixample
Hotel Cram
Hotel Cram
#124 of 514 in Barcelona
899 reviews
Eixample
Soho Hotel
Soho Hotel
#83 of 514 in Barcelona
2,182 reviews
Eixample
Hotel Granados 83
Hotel Granados 83
#50 of 514 in Barcelona
1,393 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Staying in Eixample

Neighbourhood Profile
Eixample
Passing through the glorious Plaça Catalunya, you enter the newer city district of Eixample, literally translated as “extension,” which immediately becomes recognisable by its more spacious streets and elegant atmosphere. The main artery of this sizable district, Passeig de Gracia, is lined with high-end international designer stores. Not to be outdone, the glitz and glamour of this zone is perhaps best exemplified by the comfortable and lavish five-star hotels that flank the divine and modernistic buildings from some of the world’s most recognised architects such as Gaudi and Montaner.
Explore this neighbourhood

Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
GreenPartner Learn More
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Spa
Room types
  • Suites
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Accessible rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Concierge
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Faithful to the concept and style of Axel-design, comfortable, cosmopolitan atmosphere, is a good value for price. The 105 rooms combine the touch of decoration from Modernism with the warmth and elegance of the Mediterranean. New spaces at Axel Hotel Barcelona, will become the urban meeting point of the heterofriendly. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Axel Hotel Barcelona & Urban Spa

Address: Aribau 33, 08011 Barcelona, Spain
Region: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > Eixample
Price Range: $180 - $516 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Axel Hotel Barcelona & Urban Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 105
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Hotwire, Travelocity, Hotels.com, Orbitz, Agoda, Priceline, Cheap Tickets, Cancelon, getaroom.com, Evoline ltd, TripOnline SA, HotelQuickly and HRS so you can book your Axel Hotel Barcelona & Urban Spa reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Axel Hotel Barcelona
Hotel Style:
#26 Spa Hotel in Barcelona
#130 Business Hotel in Barcelona
#136 Luxury Hotel in Barcelona
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Axel Hotel Barcelona & Urban Spa staff and other travellers.
25 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (25)

Questions? Get answers from Axel Hotel Barcelona & Urban Spa staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Avoid floor 2 courtyard if you dont want people milling outside your room all night talking, smoking and looking into your rooms!”
Jonhaywooduk, 28 May 2017 | Read review
“Close to nice restaurants and gay bars”
81guyl, 23 May 2017 | Read review
“Any room has a beautiful view and a balcony.”
TimCollier, 23 May 2017 | Read review
“We liked the premium room,,,think it is worth the extra euro $”
Marc007Montreal, 23 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Get a room with the terrace!”
k13ash, 22 Apr 2017 | Read review
5 of 5
Hotels.com
US$151* /night
View Deal
TripAdvisorUS$151
Expedia.comUS$151
Orbitz.comUS$151
View all 14 deals
*Disclaimer
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Change dates