Hotel 1898

La Rambla, 109, Barcelona, Spain
La Rambla
169 Rooms
Contemporary Classic & Lively
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MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View

These days when a hotelier is stuck for a name, the safest solution is just to use the street address — it’s mysterious and blank, and avoids unwanted connotations, or any connotations at all. As it turns out, Barcelona’s Hotel 1898 is named not for its address at all, but for the year Spain lost the Philippines — in fact the building once housed the headquarters of Philippines Tobacco. It’s something of a throwback to a classic era of hotels, before the boutique boom: when men were men, and hotels had pools.

This one has two; one outdoor, and one indoor, in the vault that now contains the spa. It’s an urban hotel, but one with a decidedly resort-like atmosphere, though incongruously placed on the corner of Pintor Fortuny and La Rambla (Barcelona’s famous market boulevard). The look is in keeping with the building’s colonial heritage. There’s plenty of brick, aged wood, rich leather, and a seafaring theme that’s refreshingly bold in these days of international-style minimalism.

As for the comforts, they’re impeccable — rooms are dead quiet, with king beds and state-of-the-art bathrooms. Some suites come with gardens and private pools, though the rest of us make do with the spa (did we mention the two pools?). In addition there’s a small gym, a business center, and a restaurant with a view of the Rambla — not bad at all, for downtown Barcelona.

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Hotel 1898
La Rambla, 109, Barcelona, Spain
La Rambla

Amenities & Services

  • Free wi-fi
  • Self service parking (charges apply)
  • Bar
  • Room service
  • Restaurant
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Spa
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Turkish bath
  • Sauna
  • Steam rooms
  • Gym
  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • Concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • Doctor on call
  • Air conditioning
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Wake-up service
  • Rooftop terrace bar
  • Library
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • No pets allowed
  • Business center
  • Bikes available
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Wheelchair accessible

Need to Know

  • Guests aged 6 and above should be booked as adults.
  • Extra beds and baby cots are not available.
Check in: 15:00
Check out: 11:00

Credit cards accepted

Sustainability Measures and Certifications

We ask every hotel in our selection how they are working to make a positive impact on the planet and in their community. This hotel has confirmed the following measures are in place.
Certifications and Sustainability Programs
  • Biosphere, Certified

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