Many of us seasoned travellers know Axel’s brand of hetero-friendly hotels, and the flagship Axel Hotel in Barcelona has, for over a decade, been at the centre of the action in the Eixample. Its popularity as a must-visit in the gay heart of Catalonia has grown amazingly, a testament to their consistently great service. Just a few years after opening a new wing and effectively doubling the number of rooms at the Axel Barcelona, they have opened a brand new hotel, the TWO. Just around the corner, it features 87 rooms with an urban pulse, maximising on comfort and elegance. The hotel comes complete with Skybar (of course), swimming pool, jacuzzi and Axel Fitness room – all you need for that perfect break to Barcelona. Now you’re just spoilt for choice.