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Hotel 1898

La Rambla, Barcelona
  • Historic colonial-style hotel, the former home of the Marquess of Comillas
  • Situated on La Rambla, with good transport links nearby
  • Rooftop terrace with heated swimming pool & there are classic silent films playing in the lobby
  • The restaurant has views over La Rambla
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La Rambla, 109; (entrance on the street
Barcelona, 08002
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This 4-star Hotel 1898 is on Barcelona's famous central avenue, La Rambla, close to many of the city's attractions. The hotel is in a restored 19th-century colonial building that was the former palatial residence of the Marquess of Comillas. Said to be the city's only colonial-style hotel, it has many unique historic touches, but also offers all mod cons -- including a heated rooftop pool and sun terrace.

As Barcelona is quite a compact city, the hotel's central location makes it easy to get to many of the top sites on foot. You can get to the La Boquería market, famous for its legendary food stalls in about two minutes. Plaça de Catalunya is also a 4-minute walk from the hotel. La Sagrada Família -- Gaudi's unfinished Gothic cathedral, started in 1882 and due for completion in 2026 -- is further away (3km), but can be reached via the L2 Metro line from Passeig de Gràcia, about 11 minutes' walk from the hotel.

The hotel has a 7th-floor private terrace with a heated swimming pool that's open all year round, and there is also a spa with a Jacuzzi, a sauna, a gym and a steam room in an adjacent building. The spa offers a range of treatments, available for a surcharge. In keeping with its turn-of-the century feel, the hotel shows silent-film classics in its lobby. There's a 1st-floor restaurant that looks out onto La Rambla, as well as a restaurant on the roof terrace that serves tapas and cocktails. There is also a bar in the lobby, the hotel’s own 1898 shop and a business centre, as well as a library offering a selection of books and newspapers.

The hotel has 169 colonial-style rooms, all with free Wi-Fi, a mini bar, LED-screen TV, radio with USB port, climate control, complimentary tea service, a large marble fitted bathtub and shower, robe and slippers, and a pillow menu. Deluxe Rooms have a private 15-square-metre terrace with views of the hotel's courtyard, while Superior Rooms have views out on to the surrounding streets, including La Rambla. The Junior Suites include Nespresso machines and king-size canopy beds, while the Suite Colonial adds a bottle of French champagne, gourmet sweets and complimentary breakfast, as well as a private 60-square-metre terrace with a hot tub. 


  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Indoor pool
  • Outdoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • Roof terrace
  • Sauna / Steam Room
  • Spa


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge service
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Safe in reception (fees apply)
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Mini bar
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas


  • Bathrobes
  • Hair-dryer
  • Slippers


  • Parking (fees apply)
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


  • Standard check-in time: 3pm


  • Standard checkout time: 11am


  • Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details

  • Pets not allowed Check-in time starts at 3pm Check-out time is 11am

    You must present a photo ID when checking in. Your credit card is charged at the time you book. Bed type and smoking preferences are not guaranteed.Your reservation is prepaid and is guaranteed for late arrival. The total charge includes all room charges and taxes, as well as fees for access and booking. Any incidental charges such as parking, phone calls, and room service will be handled directly between you and the property.

    Know Before You Go

    • Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 2500, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.
    • Children 5 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.


    The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

    • Breakfast fee: EUR 24 per person (approximately)
    • Self parking fee: EUR 27 per day (in/out privileges)

    The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

    Mandatory Fees and Taxes

    You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

    • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 1.21 per person, per night, up to 7 nights. This tax does not apply to children under 17 years of age.

    We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Getting there

Barcelona's El Prat airport is about 15 kilometres from the hotel. Take the Metro, Line R2, to Passeig de Gràcia and walk to the hotel, which will take approximately 35 minutes. You can also take the VPK-B bus towards Rda. Universitat from Terminal 1, which takes approximately 10 minutes, and get out at Rda. Universitat -- from there, the hotel is a 7-minute walk. Alternatively, the journey takes 20 minutes in a taxi and costs approximately 25€.


  • La Rambla, 109; (entrance on the street
  • Barcelona, 08002
  • Spain

Customer Service

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Tel: 1-877-966-0000

Mon-Fri 9am-9pm ET, Sat-Sun 12pm-8pm ET

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