We stayed at the Ohla hotel in Barcelona from 26th May - 30th May for our 30th wedding anniversary with our friends. We really enjoyed the stay and the hotel was everybit as good as all the reviews we read.
The location is central with the metro just opposite, restaurants and the harbour nearby and Las Rambalas close. The site seeing buses are only 10 minutes away. The quality of food in the hotel was extremely high and breakfast buffet style with lots of choice and whilst the cook breakfast was small portions it was equisitely presented and cooked. Julia (who has since left to come to England) was a delight and we had some great banter with her at breakfast. All the staff were helpful, happy and smiling and nothing was too much trouble. We had some rain during our stay and even umbrellas were provided by the receiption staff.
One morning at breakfast we witnessed a couple really lose their tempers at the staff (unwarranted might i add) and our hearts really went out to the waitress because it was disgusting behaviour and totally childish and uncalled for. But credit to your staff because they kept quiet til the rant was over, apologised and acted totally professionally. I was really impressed cos the guy deserved throwing out in the street to be honest. It would be nice if the management at the hotel tells the staff involved 'well done' and i hope you pass on my comments. Im glad to say the guest was neither English or Spanish!
Rooms in the hotel were immaculate, modern, tastefully decorated and much bigger than I was expecting. We had a standard room and the air con was fab but also the heating when we had a colder, rainy day. Mini bars are stacked to the brim and snacks also provided (thou obviously at a cost).
I had a massage whilst staying (the men were visiting the football stadium YAWN) so I rang down to reception and the concierge arranged a massuse for 40 mins later and it was a very good massage.
The rooftop pool area is lovely thou the water very cold but i imagine very refreshing when its very hot. We made regular use of the area and relaxed at the end of each afternoon with a drink and chat. Towels are provided.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ohla Barcelona Hotel is a five-star boutique hotel located in the historical center of the city Barcelona, surrounded by three of the city's most popular sight-seeing and shopping areas: the Gothic Quarter, the Born and the Eixample. Inaugurated in February 2011, its location is perfect for tourism, shopping or business, with a fusion of calm serenity and the bustle of downtown Barcelona. The project has left untouched the building's historical facade from 1920 and other listed elements, including the main staircase, while giving the establishment a cutting-edge, minimalist interior design that combines various textures of black, white and oak wood. The building stands out for the sculpture on the facade by world-renowned artist, Frederic Amat. The hotel has 74 rooms, all equipped with a 40-inch TV screen and satellite channels, free Wi-Fi, telephone, safe box with room for a 17-inch laptop, adjustable lighting, individual thermostat, Egyptian cotton sheets, robe, slippers, kettle and minibar. Its culinary spaces are one of the highlights of the hotel, which locals consider great meeting points: Caelis restaurant, awarded with a Michelin star; La Plassohla, 'tapas' and small plates and Vistro 49, a boutique bar specialized in wines and cocktails. The terrace and the enclosed pool, the only one of its kind in Barcelona, have been called one of the best places to relax and enjoy a spectacular view of the city. Meeting rooms, gym, sauna and massage room, internet corner and parking garage are just some of the other services the department of Public Relations can offer to even further personalize each guest's stay and ensure it is an unforgettable experience. In short, a world of experiences that the whole Ohla Barcelona team offers guests looking for a hotel with charm and personality in the center of Barcelona. ... more less
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- Hotel Ohla Barcelona Catalonia