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Hotel 1898 Barcelona (4 Star)

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Entrance to Hotel 1898
Hotel 1898 is a luxurious hotel located on Barcelona's most famous and frenzied street- La Rambla. It has a spacious and classic feel with lots of dark wood and leather and is a destination for those wishing to splash out on somewhere special. Although slightly more intimidating than other four star hotels, I found the staff to be very friendly and the atmosphere warm. It has a central Barcelona location so make sure that you leave the hotel spa now and again to venture out for a look around.

Hotel 1898 Facilities:

Hotel 1898 has a long list of facilities available to those staying in all categories of rooms. I was stunned by the pampering opportunities available. Downstairs there is a spa, sauna and steam bath. There is also a brand new gym and an underground pool. On the roof of the building, seven floors up, a heated pool and terrace area overlook the rooftops of Barcelona and provide views of the city.

The restaurant on the first floor overlooks the Ramblas. A breakfast buffet is available, although not included in the room price. The dinner menu is typically Spanish with some exotic twists. Expect to pay high prices for the luxury.

The staff at the concierge are helpful- they are willing to answer endless questions and offer a range of personal services. They do not provide Currency Exchange, however there are numerous opportunities for this on La Rambla.

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Business Facilities

To me Hotel 1898 gave the impression of being a hotel that focuses heavily on catering for business trips and conferences. Throughout the hotel, there are several function rooms- detailed below. There is also a formal atmosphere amongst the staff in the way in which they talk to customers. For couples or families looking for accommodation, this may lessen its appeal.

There are seven large function rooms overlooking the Ramblas. There are also five meeting rooms providing television, fax and telephone points, a sound system, broadband and internet.

Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel for free. There is also a library and business centre where books and computers are available 24 hours per day.

Facilities for People with a disability

The hotel's 'Classic Rooms' are designed to be suitable for customers with a disability. They provide separate twin beds and a low bath. They also have doors wide enough for wheelchairs. There is wheelchair access to the building at the main entrance on Calle Pintor Fortuny and lifts to all floors.


There are six categories of room at the hotel. These vary from the standard room, described as 'Classic', to the 'Suite Colonial' with its own private pool and terrace.

The Classic Room faces the hotel inner courtyard, meaning that peace and quiet at night time may make up for the lack of view- La Rambla can be a noisy street at night. Despite double glazing on all windows, the hotel advise that those who want to ensure that they are in the quietest rooms should request a room without views of La Rambla. The Superior rooms are slightly more expensive than the classic rooms and provide a view of the Gothic Quarter. This is Barcelona's legendary old town and is renowned for its historic, narrow and busy streets.

The rooms include all of the usual facilities that you would expect, also providing dressing gowns and slippers. Every bathroom contains a full bath and shower.

Hotel Location and Facilities

The 1898 hotel is located on La Rambla. This means that once you step your foot out of the hotel, you will be immersed in a lively and bustling street, full of street performers, stalls and cafes. It also ensures that you are never far from essentials such as cash machines, a pharmacy and a large supermarket. This may not appeal to those who are looking for a more relaxing break to the city.

The hotel is situated 2 minutes walk from Europe's famous food market, the Boqueria. This provides an opportunity to buy a picnic lunch or simply spy the weird and wonderful fruits, seafood and meats on offer.

El Lobo Restaurant- Behind Hotel 1898
El Lobo Restaurant- Behind Hotel 1898

The hotel has a second entrance on Calle Pintor Fortuny - a more peaceful route into the heart of Raval. This area is well known for being cutting edge and bohemian. With a wide array of independent bars and cafes, design shops and galleries, it is a good place to get lost for an afternoon. It is also home to the CCCB and MACBA- two of Barcelona's more modern galleries.

Situated directly below the hotel is a Starbucks café. There is also a Custo Barcelona Women's clothes store- a popular clothing store renowned for it's distinctive Barcelona style.

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If you fancy somewhere more original for lunch, the El Lobo café at the back exit of the building, offers a fresh and airy space and a three course lunch. This is a good value and quality alternative to the restaurants that you may encounter if you head straight onto La Rambla on leaving the hotel.

How to travel from the airport to the hotel

Booking your airport transport in advance online

The advanced booking transfers below are independent of the the public transport system. This means if there is a public transport strike these services will continue to operate as normal and you will not be affected by the strike action.

Bus shared transfer from BCN Airport to designated drop off points

Price Single: €13.59
Price Return: €27.18

Book at least 48 hours in advance.

This service is the cheapest of the bus transport services from Barcelona airport to the city centre.

You would need to make your way to a meeting point at Barcelona airport. This service drops you off at designated drop off points. You would then need to make your own way to your hotel from there.

This service needs to be booked at least 48 hours before you need it but preferably a week before you need it. It is best to book early to ensure availability especially during peak tourist seasons from April to September.

Private transfer from BCN Airport

Price Single: €39.93
Price Return: €79.86

Book at least 48 hours in advance.

With a private transfer service the driver will be waiting for you at the designated meeting point given to you on the booking voucher. You will be travelling in one of the following car types (or similar): Volkswagen Passat, Skoda Superb, Citroen C5 or Peugeot 407. The driver will help you with your bags to the vehicle and then drive you to your hotel.

This service needs to be booked at least 48 hours in advance but preferably a week or two before you need the service to ensure availability.

Business class private transfer from BCN Airport

Price Single: €67.19
Price Return: €134.38

Book at least 48 hours in advance.

This is the highest quality private transport service specifically for people wanting a business-class quality service. This service is more expensive than the other transfer services however you will be travelling in a higher quality vehicle than a regular private transfer. Mercedes vehicles are used and will be one of the following: Mercedes E Class, Minivan Mercedes and V Class Mercedes depending on the number of people in your group. The driver will be dressed appropriately for a business environment - dark suit and white shirt and will assist you with your luggage. The pickup point at the airport is specified on your booking voucher. This service is suitable for business clients, VIP pick ups or if you have a special occasion.

This service needs to be booked at least 48 hours in advance but preferably a week or two before you need the service to ensure availability.

Public transport transfer options

Via Taxi: A taxi from the airport should take about 25 minutes.

Taxi Fare: €30.00 - €35.00

Via Train: The RENFE train leaves the airport every half an hour and will take you to Passeig de Gràcia in about 25 minutes. The hotel is about 20 minutes walk from the station. Alternatively, you can take The Green Line, L3 to Liceu Metro on the Ramblas. The hotel 1898 is two minutes walk from here.

RENFE Train Ticket Prices
Single ticket: €4.60

Via Bus: Take the 'Aerobus' to Plaça de Catalunya from directly outside the airport. The Aerobus generally runs every 10 - 15 minutes and the journey time is 30 minutes. The hotel is 5 minutes walk from Plaça de Catalunya.

Car parks near Hotel 1898 Barcelona.

Car Park Name Address Approximate Walking Distance to Car Park in Meters
NN Bonsuccés Plaça del Bonsuccés, 7 220 m
BSM La Boquería Floristes de la Rambla 350 m
SABA BAMSA Plaça dels Àngels Carrer dels Angels, 1 350 m

In a nutshell

Built in 1881, Hotel 1898 is classic and stylish. Located on the Ramblas its spacious relaxedness is a welcome respite from Barcelona's bustle. Catering for business people and honeymooners alike, the facilities on offer and central location justify the high prices.

Hotel 1898
La Rambla, 109
08002 Barcelona, España.


Tel: +34 93 552 9552

metroMetro: Liceu (Green Line, L3)

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