How can anyone resist the many charms of Spain ? And why should one? Why not become part of this “joie de vivre” that is synonymous with the country? How can one not be enthralled by the vitality of its big cities which have no qualms about blending the traditional with the contemporary? Spain is an El Dorado for clubbers and party lovers who take full advantage of the country’s legendary night life, and especially a paradise in which it has become a way of life ; Ibiza. Others are amazed by the immense culture of a nation steeped in history, different peoples and art. Effervescent, amusing, exciting and in constant motion, Barcelona sums up in one city, the incredible magnetic attraction of Spain. Antonio Gaudi, the renowned architect left his mark of modernity throughout this city which is near the beach, with commercial avenues and their upscale merchandise, a preserved historical center and a rich, cultural and architectural heritage. Barcelona’s strong tourist attraction has increased the number of hotels, with recently built and highly successful boutique hotels, as well as the most refined luxury palaces.
Located in the Raval quarter, on the renowned Rambla, the Hotel 1898 could not be more centrally located. Everything there is to see in Barcelona is within walking distance, including the Picasso museum, the Palace of Music, the Casa Battlo by Gaudi and of course, the famous Playa Catalunya. With its colonial style décor, wooden planks and leather couches, the 1898 immediately takes on a strong identity. The luxury cultivated here lives and breathes history. The lounge is cozy and the relaxation, chic. The building itself is linked to the past as it was once the home of the Philippines Tobacco Company, and is an ideal environment for a peaceful retreat in the heart of a tumultuous city. Opened in 2005, the 1898 is perfectly integrated into the Barcelona hotel environment. The 169 room and suites have the same colonial style with white, black and red as the dominant colors. Refinement and visible luxury blend together magnificently. Undoubtedly, the most beautiful room is the Colonial Suite with its private swimming pool and terrace and a view of the entire neighborhood. “Divine” is the only way to describe a stay here. The 1898 restaurant proposes a blend of Mediterranean and tradition Catalan cuisine, updated for today’s tastes with precision and love. The chef, Carlos Boronat uses sublime ingredients and offers guests a timeless journey in a more than comfortable setting, on a level wtth the beauty of the entire hotel.
The name, 1898, refers to the war of 1898 between the United States and Spain, which after five months of combat, ended with the Spanish monarchy giving up all its colonies and recognizing the independence of Cuba.
Four stars / Member Nuñez i Navarro Hotels / Member Great Hotels of the World / Former building of the Philippines Tobacco Company / Restaurant with exotic & Mediterranean cuisine / Rooftop terrace / Poolside & Lobby bars / Rooftop & indoor swimming pools / Library / Spa / Fitness center / Solarium / Silent movies in the lobby
Open all year
169 rooms and suites
Double occupancy from 255 euros
Barcelona El Prat International Airport (BCN) - Barcelona
La Rambla, 109
No time difference
Mediterranean climate for most of the country (dry, hot summers and mild winters)
National ID card or valid passport
No vaccinations required
The euro (EUR)
Valencian, Galician and Basque are official languages in their regions of origin.
English and French in tourist areas
Book by phone
+33 1 75 43 70 26 *Our reservation department is always happy to assist you via phone or via email. We are open Monday to Friday 9am to 18pm (GMT +1).