Several gay travel publications give Axel their imprimatur, and it’s easy to see why. A huge mural of two men embracing adorns the lobby, there’s gay erotic art in most guest rooms, the on-site boutique sells skimpy men’s bathing trunks, and there’s a strong flirting scene at the rooftop pool, sun deck, and cocktail bar. Still, the hotel advertises itself as being hetero-friendly, and with its larger-than-usual rooms (with true king beds instead of two twins pushed together), rich linens, and a full menu of pillow choices, Axel should appeal to travelers of all orientations.
Carrer Aribau, 33
Our Rating Neighborhood L'Eixample Transportation Metro: Universitat Phone 93-323-93-93 Prices 60€–188€ double; 211€–305€ suites. Parking 25€ Amenities Restaurant; 2 bars; health club and spa; outdoor heated pool; room service; free Wi-Fi Units 105 units Web site AxelBook a Room Now
MapCarrer Aribau, 33 Barcelona
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