Hotel 1898, has exceptionally friendly staff, lovely decor and rooms, incredible stairwells but it is the only hotel with two pools! One in the basement and one on the roof, where we saw some amazing city views. The shower in the Spa pool was a bucket that you gently pulled a chain and the water slid over your body. I wasn't brave enough to try it but Layla did. It was so cool!! The roof top pool was so warm that it didn't matter that the temperature was too cool. You could walk around the entire rooftop and take pictures. They also had a sauna up there as well with lots of lawn chairs but since the weather was colder (winter there), not many laid out for the sun. The night time view of the city was lovely.
I can't say enough about this hotel, we really enjoyed it and would stay there again. It was a little pricey but well worth it. We didn't hear noise from the busy street. There was so much to see and experience.
I have a lot more pictures to post and forgive me, I won't be able to put all the names of the places we saw in Barcelona but some of you might know the names and will send them to me. Thanks again and enjoy the pictures.
|What a spa pool in the basement|
|you can see the showers & sauna across from the pool|
|This shower has a bucket for a shower head!!!!|
|Here's a closer look at the shower|
|The front lobby of Hotel 1898|
|another shot of one part of the lobby|
|another shot of the lobby leading out into La Rambla|
|Stairs from the spa|
|The incredible ceiling of the Hotel 1898|
|View from the roof at night|
|View from the roof in the day|
|Awesome view from the roof in the day|
|Most incredible stairwell I've ever seen. It's beautiful!|
|Another night view from the roof|
|The is the roof pool and the water was so warm|
|An evening view from the roof|
|another beautiful view from the roof|
|This was Rialey's Teddy and we lost him at Newark Airport. He is really sad.|
|Rialey and Layla on La Ramblas|