Time Out says
Posted: Tue Dec 18 2012
Housed in a Modernista building, with multi-coloured tiles in the lobby and bright rooms with bleached floors, the Axel is a cornerstone of the 'Gaixample', as the area around the hotel is known. The good-looking staff sport T-shirts with the logo 'heterofriendly', and certainly everyone is made welcome. King-size beds come as standard, as does free mineral water and erotic artwork. The 'Superior' rooms have hydro-massage bathtubs and stained-glass gallery balconies. The Sky Bar on the rooftop is where it all happens, with a little pool, jacuzzi, sun deck, sauna and steam room. Non-guests are welcome to frequent the bar and roof terrace, where club nights are held, so there's always a bit of a buzz going on. Recent work expanded the hotel to 105 rooms.
What's on at Axel Hotel
Shoes with high heels were part of the basic uniform for mounted Persian soldiers – they helped in maintaining balance when the soldiers rose to shoot their arrows. In the 16th century, Shah Abbas, who had the world's largest cavalry, sent his first diplomatic...
The Axel Hotel kicks off a new Friday night party for the ladies, which promises to be full of surprises, tonnes of glamour and cocktails in the hotel's Pop Bar. Your nighttime fun will be guided by DJ Núria Scarp.
Insòlit, those behind Rouge, are bringing a new party to the Axel Hotel's Pop Bar, with an elegant and cosmopolitan ambience, music by DJ Núria Scarp, and your hostess Cher Marín, the woman in charge of making sure everything's in its place and that every...