Already the most famous Gay Hotel in Europe, Axel Barcelona has just undergone a big renovation adding a spa and a gym to their amenities.
This was my 3rd time to stay at Axel and it was even better than the previous stays. I arrived at the hotel at about 1130am, which was nearly 3 hours early for check-in. The lovely lady on check-in, Marisol, informed me that because I am a regular guest they have upgraded my room and that it was ready for me now. This was much appreceated as I had been up since 3am and was very tired. The room was lovely, large, well furnished and I loved the glass fronted Shower.
All the staff would say hello/hola to me when ever I walked past and were willing to help me out with directions to places I wanted to visit. Breakfast every morning was fresh and service was great. After the 1st couple of mornings I didnt even have to ask for Coffee, Gustavo served it to me right away. As others have said the hotel is right in the center of things and there are cool bars ect within easy walking distance. The Ground Bar can be quiet during the week, but Shimai’s Drag Contest was great fun. There was a good mix of gay and straight guests at the hotel and I did get to chat with some of them. Axel people is good fun too.
I loved Barcelona. Gay Nightlife in Barcelona is amazing. I will be back and would only stay at Axel Hotel.