This 19-century colonial-style structure used to be the headquarters of the Philippine Tobacco Company before it was renovated and became Hotel 1898. Located in Las Ramblas, Barcelona’s most famous boulevard, this small but luxurious hotel aims to provide guests with the pleasures and comfort of staying away from home.
Just outside the hotel are Barcelona’s most prominent tourist’s spots and landmarks like Casa Batlló and Pedrera, Palau de la Musica Catalana, Liceu Opera House and Picasso Museum. Also a couple of meters away is Plaza Catalunya.
Hotel 1898 offers different room categories that cater to every guest’s need.
These rooms have the view of the interior patio. Classic Rooms are considered to be very peaceful and relaxing. Guests can choose from a room with one double bed or two queen-sized beds. Rooms are decorated in either one of the following color combinations: green, red, black and sandstone.
Room features and amenities include: Private bathroom with marble countertops, shower and full bath and personal care products, slippers, robes, hairdryer and mirror, plasma TV, radio with USB port compatible with iPod and mp3 player, complimentary Wi-Fi and ADSL access, desk, mini bar, in-room safe and multi line phone, coffee and tea maker.
Superior rooms have double-paneled windows with a view of Barcelona’s gothic streets. These rooms have the same features and amenities as that of the Classic Rooms.
These rooms are located on the 5th floor of the hotel and have spacious private terraces with furniture ideal for reading or just passing time. Deluxe Rooms have the same features and amenities as that of the Superior Rooms.
Junior Suites are located on the 6th floor. It has a separate living area and bedroom. The living area has comfortable sofas while the bedroom has a double bed with wood canopy.
The suite’s bathroom has black and green marble countertops and separate bath and shower. Junior Suites have the same amenities as the Deluxe Room.
The Colonial Suite offers a remarkable view of the city. The private terrace opens up to a private pool, solarium and comfortable lounge. Complimentary French champagne, fruits and chocolates await guests.
These suites are equipped with same features and amenities found in the Junior Suite.
Hotel 1898 has three onsite restaurants. Chef Carles Boronat is Hotel 1898’s resident chef. He offers Mediterranean cuisine with Spanish and Catalan roots.
This restaurant is located on the 1st floor with the views of Rambla. Restaurant H1898 offers a cozy and sophisticated dining atmosphere. The restaurant also boasts of an exclusive wine list and traditional dishes with a modern taste.
Terrace La Isabela
Located on the rooftop, Terrace La Isabela gives a stunning view of the city and Barcelona skies. The place is ideal for intimate gatherings while enjoying a glass of wine or champagne. Appetizers and tapas meals are also available. Beside Terrace La Isabela is the hotel’s outdoor swimming pool.
Hotel 1898 aims to provide guests with a comfortable stay and utmost care. The staff makes it their mission to make each stay a memorable and pleasant one. The following services are available to all registered guests:
- Outdoor heated pool and indoor pool
- Spa and wellness facilities including fitness center, sauna and steam bath
- Complimentary wireless internet connection
- Business Center
- Buffet and Express Breakfast
- Colonial Hall
- Laundry service
- Safety deposit box: in-room and reception
- Turndown service
- Meeting rooms with audio-video equipment
- Banquet Services
- Lobby Lounge with live jazz music, ample space for rest and reading
- Personal Shopper with a minimum charge
- Concierge and 24-hour front desk
- Multi lingual staff
- Event venues with audio-video equipment
- Event catering