Hotel Axel Barcelona & Urban Spa - 4 HOTEL INFO stars

This is what awaits you:

  • Use of an Internet terminal at the hotel
  • WLAN in room

Hotel description Axel Barcelona & Urban Spa

Business hours of reception: 24 hours. Located in the heart of Barcelona, in the center of the Gayxample, the Axel Hotel Barcelona & Urban Spa is the perfect hotel for you, with exactly the right ambience.
Cutting-edge architectural designs create a liberal, cosmopolitan atmosphere where you will enjoy all of the comfort you can imagine. The spacious and comfortable rooms are sound-proof and have central air-conditioning and heating. Our rooms are loaded with luxurious amenities such as: king size beds with four pillows, flat screen TVs with internet connection, Pay TV, high-speed internet access for laptop computers, room service, photography light boxes by Emilio Lekuona; and the list goes on. These are just some of the amenities that Axel Hotel Barcelona & Urban Spa offers you in its 105 rooms.
Indulge yourself in our professional and personal service which will cater to your every need and desire. Whether it is for work, pleasure, or just for the sake of it, come to experience an unforgettable stay at the Axel Hotel Barcelona & Urban Spa. Here you will be treated like a star - you can rest, relax, rediscover yourself, and truly let go of your senses. We are waiting for you...

Restaurant-Bar, 24-Hour Front Desk, Terrace, Non-Smoking Rooms, Facilities for Disabled Guests, Elevator, Soundproofed Rooms, Heating, Design Hotel, Luggage Storage, Shops in Hotel, Gay Friendly. This hotel is focused on the gay audience with a philosophy hetero-friendly and a tolerant and cosmopolitan atmosphere. Hotel for adults only. Reception hours: Every day: from 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Hotel data

Hotel built in 2003, Last complete renovation 2010, Number of floors 7, Total number of rooms 105, Number of single rooms 0, Number of double rooms 105, of which have 2 separate beds 60, of which have a double bed 5, of which are suitable as three-bed rooms 55, Number of suites (separate rooms) 4, Number of rooms with air conditioning 105, Hotel open all year round, Reception manned 24 hours a day, Earliest check-in 15:00, Latest check-out 12:00, Multilingual staff on hand 24 hours a day, English-speaking staff available during the day, English-speaking staff available at night, Hotel, City hotel, Business hotel, Art/design hotel, Boutique hotel, Trade fair/conference hotel, Health and beauty hotel, Certified Design Hotel, Gay and lesbian-friendly hotel, No-smoking room 13, Hypoallergenic rooms 0, Family rooms available 0, Children's beds/cots 0, Extra-long (over 2m) beds in 61 rooms

AddressShow map

Aribau, 33, 08011 Barcelona, Spain


  • Station (Barcelona - Passeig de Gràcia Railway Station) 0.66 km
  • City centre (Barcelona) 0.78 km
  • Airport (Barcelona International Airport (BCN)) 12.16 km
  • Highway 1.5 km

Service times

Reception open:

12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Reception manned at weekends:

12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Earliest check-in:

3:00 PM

Latest check-out:

12:00 PM

    Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Eurocard/MasterCard
  • Billing to corporate account possible

Hotel facilities

  • Reception (lobby)
  • Elevator
  • Public Internet terminal
  • Hotel-owned car park Fee per 24 hours 24,00 EUR
  • Car park is directly by hotel
  • Car park is a 1-minute walk away
  • Garage is a 1-minute walk away
  • Restaurant(s) 1 open from 20:30.00 until 23:00.00
  • Hotel bar
  • Café/bistro
  • Indoor pool open from 00:00.00 until 23:59.00
  • Outdoor swimming pool open from 00:00.00 until 23:59.00
  • Fitness room
  • Health and beauty center
  • Beauty parlor
  • Fire alarm
  • Smoke detectors
  • Sprinkler system
  • Door with security lock in 105 rooms

Room facilities

  • WLAN with Internet access in rooms Hourly rate 6,00 EUR
  • Easy access for wheelchairs
  • Wheelchair-friendly rooms in accordance with DIN 18024, 18025 Number 2
  • Cable TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Pay-TV
  • TV remote control
  • Internet TV
  • Radio
  • CD player
  • Desk
  • Separate luggage store
  • Telephone by the bed
  • Room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Centrally controlled air conditioning
  • Temperature controls in 105 rooms
  • Soundproof windows
  • Windows for opening
  • Make-up mirror
  • Hairdryer
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Bathroom with window
  • Heated towel rack in bathroom
  • Bathrobes
  • Plan of emergency exits

In-house services

  • Safety deposit boxes at reception
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Business center
  • Laundry service
  • Use of an Internet terminal at the hotel
  • WLAN in room
  • Pets not allowed

Hotel location

Aribau, 33, 08011 Barcelona - Eixample

Evaluations of Axel Barcelona & Urban Spa

Overall 37 ratings, including comments: 18 ratings
7.3 / 10
Average rating of all hotel guests
89% of all hotel guests would recommend this hotel to their friends
Corporate customers
4.6 / 10
May 2013

the fact this is a gay friendly doesn t justify some of the staff doesn t know what he is doing. Impossible to receive phone calls because the receptionist doesn t know how to transfer the calls to you room. on the reservation they ask for a credit card to guarantee the room, the statement is ''credit card will not be debited immediately, payment directly in the hotel'' that s not true. The credit card is debited few hours later so be sure you give the one you really want to pay with

Corporate customers
4.3 / 10
April 2013

friendly staff

I was disappointed: this definitely does not deserve 4 stars! Misleading description and the standard room is not shown on The small room was cheaply furnished and poorly illuminated. Contrary to the description there is no indoor pool and the spa features is not included in the price - only the fitness room is included. The outdoor swimming pool was not available. The room opened to a dark courtyard but a very noisy ventilator somewhere downstairs made it impossible to sleep with the window open. Unfortunately the staff did not explain how the air conditioning worked. The electronic key necessary for the room and elevators were also problematic. Now I need to recuperate from my stay in this hotel.

Private Solo traveller
9.2 / 10
February 2013

This hotel was well-positioned in town, very welcoming, warm atmosphere, very clean and comfortable. Highly recommended. The staff were extremely polite, smiling and helpful in every way. (I am a hotelier myself so I know what to look for)

Breakfast : The bain-marie needs some heat under it as the contents were a little cold. (Not a complaint - just a suggestion)

Couple over thirty under fourty
6.2 / 10
June 2010

The staff is good!!! the location is very very nice for who look night life gay.

The hotel was in retirement. So the pool was closed and in my book said it was open. I was very disappointed. Missing items from the minibar as water. The employees did not have the city's tourist information only knew about the city's gay programming.

Couple over fourty under fifty
5.7 / 10
July 2009

Trendy, cool modern look. Fridge with bottled water was great. Pretty soundproof from street noise. Location was great, especially if going to the gay bars is a high priority. The pool on the roof is nice, though very small.

Rooms were modern, but too stark. Form more important than function. Noisy from inside the hotel. When the room above us flushed the toilet it sounded like we were under a waterfall. It would wake us at night. The hotel is nice, but expensive. They are the first full service hetro friendly hotel chain in the world with 3 locations. The room and hotel did lack some amenities that are typically included in a full service hotel. I may stay there again, but I would try a couple of other hotels in the area 1st.

Private Solo traveller
8.9 / 10
May 2008

My inside room was small, but big enough. Very quiet. Nice hotel amenities, very helpful staff.

Corporate customers
9.2 / 10
February 2007

The hotel is very nice

But someone should say more clearly that it's a gay hotel !!!

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