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Spain, Barcelona

Hotel 1898

4 stars, Classic, Colonial, Socializing, Cozy, Historic, City, Cultural activities, Sports activities, Business, Bar, Wedding & Honeymoon, Gastronomy, Family friendly, Swimming pool, Restaurant, Shopping, Spa

In the Raval quarter, on the celebrated avenue known as the Ramblas, the Hotel 1898 enjoys an exceptional central location just a few steps from the Picasso Museum, the Casa Battlo and the famous Playa de Catalunya. The colonial deco style of the 1898 gives this luxury hotel a cozy lounge like atmosphere. The 169 rooms and suites designed in the same colonial style, combine refinement and luxury with the latest in technology. The Colonial Suite has its own private swimming pool and a terrace with a view of the entire quarter, foreshadowing a superb visit. The 1898 restaurant attracts guests with its Mediterranean and Catalonian cuisine updated and recreated by chef Carles Boronat. The hotel 1897, in this historic building, also enables guests to relax in the indoor pool and spa. As the only hotel of its kind in Barcelona, the 1898 represents a truly unique experience.


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.

Colonially yours

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.

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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

When open:

Open all year

Number of rooms and suites:

169 rooms and suites


Double occupancy from 255 euros

Nearest airport:

Barcelona El Prat International Airport (BCN) - Barcelona

Hotel details:

HOTEL 1898

La Rambla, 109

08002, Barcelona


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Flight time from Paris:

Approximately 1h50

Time difference from Paris

No time difference


Mediterranean climate for most of the country (dry, hot summers and mild winters)

Necessary travel documents for French nationals

National ID card or valid passport
No vaccinations required


The euro (EUR)

Languages spoken

Castillan, Spanish.
Valencian, Galician and Basque are official languages in their regions of origin.
English and French in tourist areas

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+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).