A design hotel that’s popular with cosmopolitan, image-conscious party people. The Axel’s main clientele is the gay crowd but it’s also hetero-friendly. And not only is the hotel a great place to hang out - thanks to the rooftop pool, hot tub and chill-out area, a large spa, and Peruvian-Japanese fusion restaurant - many of Barcelona’s key sights are just a short walk away. This seductive hotel brings together style, design and a range of inviting services. Based in a 19th-century building typical to the local area, the Axel Group has created a four-star accommodation that while principally aimed at gay travellers is also completely hetero-friendly. A lot of effort has gone into creating a hotel that will provide guests with a memorable stay. Rooms are comfortable (eg, a choice of four different kinds of pillows is available) and elegant in calming neutral tones. King-size beds come as standard, as does erotic artwork. Some of the superior rooms offer views of the city or galleries with stained-glass windows, while the four suites on the upper floors have private terraces and extra technological features. An extensive spa is located on the lower ground floor, offering massages, fitness machines, a thermal circuit and personal trainers in a gorgeously designed space. At the top of the building you’ll find the Sky Bar, pool and open-air Jacuzzi; relax during the day by the water, and at night chill out with cocktails. For lunch and supper, head to the hotel’s restaurant Nikkei
Hotels in Eixample
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A contemporary take on the traditional hostel, Generator offers a range of rooms for all tastes and budgets, from shared dormitories to a private penthouse suite with city views. It’s a place for making new friends and a fantastic base for exploring the city centre and more off-piste areas such as Gràcia. Not that it were needed, but this venue is certainly proof that we are all travellers now and that the range of accommodations just keeps growing. Generator takes the concept of a low-price place to lay your head and adds on enticing extras to bring their various hostels up to the expectations of today’s tourist. With a largely but not exclusively millennial focus, Generator Barcelona recognises that there are many profiles when it comes to guests. So you can find small, large and women-only dormitories, triple and quad rooms, and, at the top end of the scale, private rooms with terraces and even a penthouse suite that can sleep up to six, making it an ideal space for families. The bedrooms tend towards a clean, contemporary aesthetic while the common areas such as the Fiestas de Gràcia bar (named for the exuberant August festival held in the local Gràcia neighbourhood) are more colourful with an innovative combination of industrial and rustic features. It works as both a practical base for exploring the city and a place to hang out with friends old and new, especially during the daily evening happy hour, thereby carrying on the best traditions of global hostels. Location
It’s hard to believe that this is just a three-star hotel: with its incredible central location, this hotel is ideal for discovering Barcelona from top to bottom while the cosmopolitan design, rooftop pool and terrace, and attention to detail make it a great value option. Hotel Jazz has a modern, design-led aesthetic, full of clean lines, innovative details and warm colours. From the spacious entrance to comfy sofas and stylish bookshelves in the common areas, and an extensive rooftop terrace with pool, this accommodation has much to offer. The bedrooms are light and practical, and include superior rooms on the upper floors as well as larger bedrooms that can accommodate two guests looking for a luxury space, three adults or families. During the summer season, when the pool is open, the terrace turns at night into a lounge-bar, the Jazz Cub, where you can linger over cocktails and tapas accompanied by wonderful views across the city and a unique light and sound show provided by the ‘Cubo’. If you’re looking to stay in shape while visiting, guests can enjoy free access to the nearby Duet Fit Universitat gym; and if you're a business traveller, you can take advantage of the on-site business centre. Location: What can we say? You’re just minutes from Plaça Catalunya and La Rambla, as well as the buzzing neighbourhood of El Raval and the elegant Eixample. Shops, restaurants and landmarks are within walking distance, while public transport options abound to get you quickly around
Stylish, modern hostel found in a great city-centre location in Barcelona. It offers extras like an outdoor pool and terrace, bar with happy hour, and a range of eating options, as well as three different bedroom types for all budgets. If you’re looking for a lively, well-located and affordable place to stay in Barcelona, TOC is definitely one for you. Found within a traditional city building, the hostel is a sleek, modern take on budget accommodation where you’ll feel as though you’re in a much pricier hotel. There are three room types: dormitories with bunk beds for six to eight people (some have built-in shower rooms and there are women-only dorms), and suites that sleep either two or four. With an approach to decor that focuses on white linens, light wooden furniture and no unnecessary extras, all the spaces are relaxing and comfortable. As well as the sleeping areas, the hostel has a bar that offers a daily happy hour, and a kitchen space where breakfast is served, you can order and eat a take-away, or use the facilities to prepare your own meal, the elements for which you can buy in the on-site market. If you’re interested in learning new culinary skills, take advantage of their cooking classes given by young local chefs. You can also pick up souvenirs in the TOC shop, take a reading break in the library, play billiards, cards and board games, and enjoy a film or sporting event on the cinema screen. And that’s all before you start exploring the city! Location: A great
Situated 350 metres from Paseo de Gracia Boulevard, The Mirror Barcelona is an eco-friendly hotel with a small outdoor pool, sauna and terrace. Provença Train Station is 200 metres away. The Mirror Hotel Barcelona’s air-conditioned rooms feature elegant white décor and various mirrors. They offer free WiFi, and LCD TVs in the bedroom and bathroom. Bathrooms also include a hydromassage shower, bathrobes and slippers. The Mirror Hotel Barcelona offers a spacious reception area with a lobby bar. You will find shopping areas nearby. Diagonal Metro Station is within 400 metres of the Mirror Barcelona. Gaudi’s Casa Milà and the popular Gràcia district can be reached in an 8-minute walk.
This hotel is closed. Hotel Omm offers stylish accommodation on Passeig de Gràcia, 5 minutes’ walk from Gaudí’s La Pedrera. It features a rooftop swimming pool and a terrace offering excellent views of Barcelona. Each of the Omm’s rooms has a balcony and has chic, contemporary décor. Rooms overlook Passeig de Gràcia, or the hotel’s interior garden. Each has satellite TV, free Wi-Fi and a large bathroom. The Omm ‘s spa features steam baths, a gym and offers a selection of treatments including facials and aromatherapy. The hotel has a Michelin-starred restaurant, the Roca Moo, which is managed by the Celler Can Roca and specialises in modern Catalan cuisine. The Roca Bar offers an innovative selection of street food and dishes to share. There is also a nightclub with DJ and live music. Plaza de Catalunya and Las Ramblas can be reached in 15 minutes, by foot. Diagonal Metro Station is just 70 metres from the hotel.
Located in Barcelona, Villa in Barcelona City X offers a tennis court. This self-catering accommodation features free WiFi. The property is 100 metres from Urquinaona and 400 metres from Passeig de Gracia Station.Accommodation will provide you with a TV, air conditioning and a balcony. There is a full kitchen with a dishwasher and a microwave. Private bathrooms also come with a bath or shower.If you feel like visiting the surroundings, check out Plaça Catalunya (500 metres) and Tetuan (500 metres).Barcelona El Prat Airport is located 13 km away.
Featuring a balcony, Villa in Barcelona City II is a villa located in Barcelona, 600 metres from Sagrada Familia. The villa has air conditioning and free WiFi.The villa is composed of 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, equipped with a bath or shower. The kitchen is equipped with a dishwasher, an oven and a microwave, as well as a coffee machine. A TV with satellite channels and DVD player is provided.Plaça Catalunya is 1.4 km from Villa in Barcelona City II, while La Pedrera is 1.4 km from the property. The nearest airport is El Prat Airport, 14 km from the property.
Villa in Barcelona City XI is a villa situated in Barcelona, 700 metres from La Pedrera. The villa comes with air conditioning and free WiFi.The kitchen is fitted with a dishwasher and an oven. A TV with satellite channels is offered. There is a private bathroom with a bath or shower.Sagrada Familia is 800 metres from Villa in Barcelona City XI, while Plaça Catalunya is 900 metres away. The nearest airport is El Prat Airport, 13 km from the property.
Set 200 metres from Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, this apartment features a terrace. The apartment is 1.6 km from La Pedrera. Free WiFi is featured throughout the property.There is a dining area and a kitchen. Towels and bed linen are available in this apartment. There is a private bathroom with a shower.Casa Batllo is 1.7 km from Friendly Rentals Sagrada Familia III, while Tivoli Theatre is 1.9 km away. The nearest airport is Barcelona El Prat Airport, 14 km from the property.