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Safety index

62 out of 100

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Safe area

Spa

Shopping

Boutique

Axel Hotel Barcelona & Urban Spa - Adults Only

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8.2

Good (10,719 ratings)

Barcelona, Spain - 

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140 m University of Barcelona

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630 m Casa Batllo

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700 m La Rambla

Hotel Overview

Axel Hotel Barcelona & Urban Spa - Adults Only is a popular hotel choice among adult travelers, praised for its vibrant atmosphere and central location. Drawing on user reviews, the hotel stands out for its distinctive ambiance and a range of amenities, catering specifically to adult guests seeking a unique blend of leisure and relaxation.

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Hotel highlights

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Property

Location

  1. Central Location: Situated in the heart of the city, making it convenient for exploring local attractions.
  2. Vibrant Atmosphere: Known for its lively environment, ideal for socializing and entertainment.
  3. Friendly Staff: The hotel's personnel are commended for their professionalism and warm hospitality.
  4. Modern Facilities: Equipped with up-to-date amenities to ensure a comfortable stay.
  5. Unique Spa Experience: Offers an exclusive spa experience tailored to adults, prioritizing relaxation and rejuvenation.
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Area for improvement

Bathroom

Accessibility

Air Conditioning

  1. Noise Levels: Some guests find the vibrant atmosphere leads to higher noise levels, affecting the tranquility of their stay.
  2. Room Size: Concerns have been expressed over the rooms being smaller than expected.
  3. Price Point: Some visitors feel the cost of stay and services can be on the higher side.
  4. Wi-Fi Connectivity: Issues with the reliability and speed of the wireless internet service.
  5. Swimming Pool Size: Disappointments regarding the size of the swimming pool, finding it smaller than anticipated.

Amenities

Breakfast available

Breakfast available

Pool

Spa

Restaurant

Bar

Room service

Room service

Laundry

Laundry

Air conditioning

Air conditioning

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RateScore

Total 10,719 Reviews

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RateScore is average rating from most popular providers

Blended Web Rating

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8.3

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8.2

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8.2

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4.2/5

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4.0/5

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agoda

86 Reviews

8.3 / 10

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booking

2,790 Reviews

8.2 / 10

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expedia

1,002 Reviews

8.2 / 10

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google

3,204 Reviews

4.2 / 5

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tripadvisor

3,637 Reviews

4.0 / 5

Reviews

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Words are aggregated from hotel reviews across the web and listed by the most mentions.

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3,204+ People Are Talking

Property

Service

Bar

Location

Cleanliness

Atmosphere

Dining

Room

Fitness

Bathroom

Sleep

Wellness

Breakfast

Spa

Pool

Nightlife

Gym

Restaurant

Accessibility

Safety

Transit

Wi-Fi

Hot Tub

Air Conditioning

Nature

Couples

Kitchen

Family

Business

TV

Parking

Property was mentioned 762 times

19% Negative75% Positive

Reviews based on Property

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Daryl Stone-Shaw4 months ago
2/5Google icon

Good location. There was a queue at reception when I arrived. There was only 1 person on the reception desk and for such a big hotel this is inadequate at busy check-in times. The receptionist was doing his best to process people people and working efficiently but he was overworked by the hotel. The pounding music in reception added to the stress - i know the intention was to be trendy but its just the wrong location for that music and it does makes the long check-in experience too stressful. Once i got to the front of the quiet the receptionist was super friendly, charming and helpful. Terrace bar was excellent although I didn’t need to be a guest to access it so no real added guest benefit. Sunbathing area was adequate although pool is positioned in a corner and hard to get past peoples sunbeds, also too small to swim in really. Room was clean but felt very claustrophobic and only had a small window overlooking another building. Bathroom was good although shower had poor water pressure. Price point is way too expensive for this standard of room in my opinion. Plus sides to the hotel are the great location and friendly staff but the negatives out-way the positives i’m afraid.

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John Gregory3 months ago
2/5Google icon

Room was pretty, but badly designed. The bathroom had no towel rack or hooks to hang towels. There was no luggage rack in the room. It felt like the designer had never spent a night in a hotel. The room was designed to look good in a magazine, but not for a comfortable stay. Many basic details were annoying. For example, the bathroom had a huge sink (which was pretty), but no space to put out your toiletries. The open bathroom concept seems cool and provocative, but it's just not comfortable. My boyfriend and I are close and intimate, and used to being naked together, but everyone wants a few moments of privacy such as when we're showering. I understand that an old, urban building has limited space, and I understand that the small room requires some compromises, but that doesn't excuse design choices that ignore basic functionality.

Hotel Quality

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General Info

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Total number of rooms 105

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Number of floors 7

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Number of buildings/towers 2

WiFi Quality

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Ping, ms

Idle

6

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165

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142

Wifi Speed Is Good For

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web browsing

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HD online movies

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group video calls

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online streaming

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4K online movies

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online gaming

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Location Area Map

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What's nearby

University of Barcelona

140 m

Casa Batllo

630 m

La Rambla

700 m

Plaça de Catalunya

840 m

Casa Mila

980 m

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Getting around

Universitat Station

420 m

Barcelona Paseo de Gracia Station

630 m

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Airports Nearby

Barcelona El Prat Airport (BCN)

12.5 km

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Restaurants

La Flauta

Nearby

Brunch & Cake

140 m

Garage Beer Co

Nearby

Sky Bar

Nearby

DelaCrem

140 m

Street View

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Daytime safety

69 out of 100

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Nighttime safety

43 out of 100

Risky

Barcelona safety index

Safety

Crime

62

Overall Safety Index

Safe

An average rating of the six safety categories

62 out of 100

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Women safety

Safe

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Likelihood of inappropriate behavior against women.

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67

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Physical safety

Safe

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Likelihood of injury due to harmful intent.

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77

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Property safety

Risky

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Likelihood of theft.

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54

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Political safety

Risky

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Potential for infringement of political rights or political unrest.

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43

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LGBTQ safety

Safe

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Likelihood of harm or discrimination against LGBTQ persons or groups and level of caution required at location.

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76

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Medical safety

Risky

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Likelihood of illness or disease, assessment of water and air quality, and access to reliable medical care.

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55

51

Overall Crime index

Moderate

An average rating of the crime categories

51 out of 100

Property crime severity

High

63

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Mugging or robbery  58/100

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Car theft  35/100

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Car break-ins  51/100

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Home break-ins  48/100

Violent crime severity

Moderate

46

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Physical attacks  46/100

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Racism or religion motivated attacks  28/100

Other crime severity

Moderate

56

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Insult or harassment in public  43/100

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Corruption or bribery  56/100

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Drug problem  60/100

Prices Around Property

Average Daily Costs Per Person

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Bottle of water 1.5L

$0.4 - $1.5

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Coffee

$1.4 - $4

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Beer 0.5L

$0.8 - $1.7

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Meal, inexpensive restaurant

$11 - $21

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Public transport, one-way ticket

$2.2 - $2.5

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Taxi 1km (normal tariff)

$1.2 - $4

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Meal for 2 people, mid-range restaurant, three-course

$40 - $80

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Bottle of mid-range wine

$3 - $8

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McMeal at McDonalds

$9 - $11

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Coke/Pepsi 0.33L

$1.2 - $3

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Public transport, monthly pass

$20 - $43

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Gasoline (1 liter)

$1.6 - $2.2

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Mobile phone monthly plan

$10 - $30

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Fitness club, monthly fee

$30 - $60

Weather In Barcelona

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Precipitation In Barcelona

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Air Quality

Unhealthy (For Sensitive Groups)

PM2.514

PM1024

63

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Limited risk for sensitive individuals. Not recommended to do outdoor activities.

Drinkable Water Quality

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Good

Water quality is satisfactory. Slight deviations may be noticed.

Traffic around property

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Light

Few vehicles on the road, relaxed and stress-free driving experience.

House Rules

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Check in after 15:00

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Check out until 12:00

Children welcome

No pets

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