Hotel 1898        

 La Rambla, 109 08002 Barcelona − Spain

JP Moser stayed here!

Architect Oriol Mestres designs the building as the private residence of the López y López family, Marquis de Comillas, among them Don Claudio López i Bru, whose bust, sculpted by Josep Llimona, may be observed in one of the hotel’s Colonial halls.

Hotel 1898

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Hotel 1898 is an authentic gem to be discovered. Nestled in the heart of Barcelona, Hotel 1898 is located in what was once the headquarters of the General Philippines Tobacco Company. The magnificent structure was erected in 1881 and designed by Catalan architect Josep Oriol Mestres.

In 2005, following extensive renovation by Núñez i Navarro, the building was reborn as the Hotel 1898, a unique spot with Colonial flair and a style all its own, offering the best of Barcelona to each and every guest.


Great services and supreme attention to detail are just some of the things that set us a step above other hotels and make your stay truly unique; but there’s only one way to find out: experience Hotel 1898.

Classic Rooms

Our peaceful Classic Rooms, spanning approximately 21 m2, get spectacular natural lighting from the interior patio of this 19th century Colonial building.

Superior Rooms

Street-facing and featuring abundant natural lighting, our Superior Rooms look out onto the Ramblas, calle Xuclà, or Pintor Fortuny. Spanning approximately 22 m2, these rooms are very spacious and cozy.


Our Privilege Rooms, featuring areas of 31 m2, are very spacious and bright, and are all located in the corners of this magisterial building commissioned by the Marqués de Comillas.


On the hotel’s fifth floor, you’ll find our Deluxe Rooms, spanning 23 m2, and featuring abundant natural light and private outdoor terraces equipped with patio furniture and boasting amazing views over the city center.

Junior Suite

Spacious and bright, our Colonial-inspired Junior Suite spans a roomy 50 m2, and includes separate sitting room and bedroom.

Colonial Suite

Exclusive and totally unique suites on the Ramblas of Barcelona, featuring 60 m2 private terrace with pool and solarium. Colonial suites span a roomy 46 m2, and include separate sitting area and bedroom.


Staying at Hotel 1898 is the most exclusive way to relax in the city center. 

Making the most of the building’s unique architecture, the spa is housed in what was once a coal bunker. Later, it was converted into the chambers of the General Philippines Tobacco Company. Today it’s the home of the hotel’s luxurious spa, featuring thermal circuit and indoor pool.


Our fitness room features all the equipment you need to maintain your daily workout while staying as our guest. It’s a great way to start the day, or release stress.

  • Stationary bikes
  • Treadmills
  • Elliptical machines
  • Abdominal bench
  • Gym bars
  • Free weights from 2 – 10 kg

Massage and Therapy

Relax and soothe your muscles with our exclusive treatments and therapies inspired by Eastern tradition. Let your mind and body reach ultimate relaxation with our beneficial massages, and explore a new world of comfort and extraordinary wellbeing.


  • Luxurious & special therapies
  • Back & body therapies
  • Sophisticated rituals
  • Facial & body exfoliation
  • Relaxed Feet

Event Spaces

12 event spaces in the city center, each featuring charming character, are perfect for hosting work meetings, training sessions, business dinners, or other special events.

We offer 5 conference rooms fully equipped with the latest technology, and 7 rooms featuring Colonial décor, perfect for small gatherings or celebrations.

Our Groups & Events staff will be happy to provide personalized service and assist you with all the details of planning your next event in Barcelona.

  • Our chef, Carles Boronat, has developed a comprehensive array of menus, specially designed for company lunches, finger lunches, coffee breaks, cocktails, buffets, appetizers, galas, and more!
  • A/v equipment: we have everything you need to host video conferences, webcasts.
  • Furniture, floral decoration, printed matter.

Social Events

El Nido Restaurant

H1898 offers guests the opportunity to explore traditional Catalan cuisine at our restaurant on the main floor of the hotel, featuring lovely views of the Ramblas of Barcelona.

It is a great environment in which to relish the creations of our chef Carles Boronat, whose dishes and tapas are made with the freshest ingredients available from the Boquería marketplace, blending traditional Mediterranean flavors with exotic ingredients.

Bar H1898

Located in the hotel lobby and with direct street access from Pintor Fortuny, our Colonial-inspired bar makes for an ideal meeting spot. Ideally located in the city center, and eminently comfy, it’s the perfect place to enjoy our fine drinks and tapas, just steps away from the bustling Ramblas.


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Hotel: Hotel 1898

Address: La Rambla, 109 08002 Barcelona

Region: Catalunya (north east)

Country: Spain

Official website:

Telephone: +34 93 552 95 52

Fax: +34 93 552 95 50

Hotel email:

Hotel 1898 is located at 109 Las Ramblas, between Pintor Fortuny and Xuclà streets, right in the heart of Barcelona. Its privileged location, in the city center, just steps away from Plaza Catalunya, grants guests easy access to all of the city’s modes of transportation.

GPS coordinates
Latitude - North (N) 41º 23' 1.3200" (+41.383611) / Longitude - East (E) 2º 10' 15.9600" (+2.171111)

To and from H1898
Metro: The Catalunya metro stop sits just 200 meters from the hotel. Bus: All of city’s major bus lines stop at Plaza Catalunya. Tourist Bus: The tourist bus stops in Plaza Catalunya. Regional and national RENFE trains: Routes on both train networks depart and arrive at the Plaza Catalunya station.

Barcelona El Prat Airport (BCN)
Aerobus: The Aerobus leaves stations every ten minutes. It’s quick and comfortable, with ample room for baggage. The trip takes 20-30 minutes and costs €5.30 per person. The Plaza Catalunya is just 200 meters from the hotel. Taxi: You’ll find taxis outside each airport terminal. The ride to the hotel takes about 20-25 minutes and should cost €30-40. Train + metro: The train leaves the airport station every ten minutes and takes 35 minutes to the Passeig de Gracia stop. There, you can take the metro (Line 3) to Plaza Catalunya. The hotel is just 200 meters from the Rambla exit.

Girona - Costa Brava Airport (GRO)
The Girona Airport bus will take you straight to Barcelona’s Nord Station. From there, take the metro (Line 1) at the Arc de Triomf stop (just opposite the bus station). Get off at the Catalunya stop; the hotel is just 200 meters away.

Reus Airport (REU)
The Reus airport bus will take you straight to Sants Station. Once there, take the metro (Line 3) to the Catalunya stop. The hotel is just 200 meters from the station exit.

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