Hotel 1898 - Barcelona, Spain
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When we arrived in Barcelona, feeling grimy and tired, I was do happy to find that our hotel, Hotel 1898, was an oasis of cool and calm in the heart of the Gothic Quarter and sits on a corner of the bustling La Rambla. This historic hotel started life at the turn of the century as the palace of the Marquess of Comillas.
In 1928, it became the home of the Philippines Tobacco Company and it was at that time that the lovely corner sculpture was added. The initials of the Philippines Tobacco Company remain engraved in the glass on the door at the hotel’s Rambla entrance. In 1998, the building was renovated and turned into the beautiful hotel you see today.
Hotel 1898 lobby is decorated with rich wood and soft leather club chairs and sofas, which complement the black and white striped upholstery and modern, sophisticated decor which still felt inspired by the nearby beaches.
Our room was small, but sparkling clean, very modern and refreshing and since we were planning to catch up on a few hours of sleep, we simply dropped into the soft comfortable bed.
We later found one of the best areas of the hotel. The rooftop, which has a lovely blue pool and modern open air lounge and bar. The panoramic view of Barcelona from the rooftop was stunning.
The staff were very friendly and helpful and we would highly recommend this beautiful hotel!