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“A chic and stylish hotel in a great location”

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Hotel Ohla Barcelona
Ranked #46 of 515 Hotels in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 14 July 2014

If you like minimalism and ultra modern, then this hotel won't disappoint. I prefer something with a bit more character. The hotel was very clean and stylish, but everywhere was so black! Our room was nice (and mostly black!). A huge bed with open plan bathroom. The shower was not very private as the glass was not obscured, but my friend was kind enough to turn the other way :)
The staff were of the highest quality (to be expected in a 5 star hotel). They were really kind, friendly and helpful. The rooftop terrace is lovely with great views. 3.50 euros for a glass of water is a bit steep though.
Breakfast was nice, but I've experienced better in other 5 star hotels. You have to get your own tea and coffee and can only order one cooked item, if you want more you have to pay more!
Location was really good, short walk from the Cathedral, La Rambla, The Picasso Museum and the lovely Born District.
Don't be put off, it is a lovely hotel.

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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 13 July 2014

The location of this hip hotel is fantastic and is in walking distance of most things. It is ultra cool and the Design rooms are great although, as others have said, the glass shower in the middle of the room is not for the shy!

The Michelin star restaurant is highly recommended - really special. I had the suckling pig - the best I'd ever had. Beautifully presented and faultless. Breakfasts were good and the staff were lovely.

The one criticism is the rooftop terrace where there is simply not enough sunbeds and what are there are crammed together giving no privacy. I know it is difficult due to lack of space but I suggest they take out the white seating areas as they take up too much space.... Just a thought.

However, the most impressive thing about this lovely hotel is the staff!! Everyone is special - efficient, friendly and committed to giving guests the highest quality service. Utterly fabulous!

Room Tip: Higher floors - I was in 607 and have no complaints!
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 13 July 2014

Located within the Gothic quarter, a short walk to Las Ramblas and many other attractions, this was a perfect location for our stay.

A good size room (unique in Europe) with all the amenities, for a reasonable price!

Staff were great, particularly the concierges, who are knowledgeable and very obliging!

Highly recommend this Hotel for a great stay in Ciudad Bonito!

Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 July 2014 via mobile

An excellent Roof top pool with the view of the city was enough.

Room were what I'd expected, modern and spacious.

The location of the hotel too is good enough for you walk to shopping district and the Columbus monument . Barcelona
cathedral is nearby too.

Overall good location and good service.

Stayed: September 2013
Thank Dean G
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Reviewed 11 July 2014

Perfect spot for the Barcelona explorer. Its located very near to La Rambla but not too close so you are right on top of it. Its only a short stroll to Placa d Catalunya and Passeg de Gracia and a ton of shops and restaurants.

A metro station is right outside the front door and its right in the thick of the Gothic area.

The hotel itself is very chic and full of style. The Ohla Gastrobar has superb meals all times of the day. Unfortunately we missed out on Sauc which is the Michelin star restaurant because it was fully booked during our stay which says a lot about the quality of the restaurant.

The rooftop pool and bar are amazing. Great views of the city and fantastic cocktails to match.

We had a room on the 1st floor which was quite close to the noise of the streets which was slightly annoying at times considering one of the hotels selling points is their soundproofing.

But otherwise everything about this hotel exuded chic, style and quality and well worth the spend to stay.

The staff were fantastic and only too happy to help. The consierge desk was a wealth of info and help. I needed a power adaptor as I had lost mine. No problem for them to loan me one. They warned us about a large event that would affect the hop on hop off tourist bus service so we could plan our daily activities perfectly,

In short I would recommend Ohla to anyone wanting to be close to the action but not right on top of it and wanting to treat themselves to a little bit of chic pampering.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 July 2014

I really enjoyed my stay at Ohla hotel. You cannot beat the location and the hotel itself is a beautiful old building which has been redone inside. It's not really my taste, very modern but it was nicely done. We got a junior suite which I hear you should do because the other rooms are very small. Our room was large. Loved the view and they give you great bath products. The hotel is very expensive and I would say that I was a little disappointed with the pool situation. The pool area is very beautiful but entirely too small for how many guests they have. We tried to get a seat at the pool about 3 times. When we asked if they had any extra chairs the staff said "no, that's just how it is." I was a little put off by this because there was room to perhaps bring up an extra chair. Also the day beds are impossible to get and people go in the morning put there stuff there and hold them for the entire day which is unfair. They should have some sort of time limit so everyone can enjoy the pool for at least a couple of hours. On the plus side, the Gastro Tapas Bar was one of the best meals I've ever had. It was truly amazing. Get the mussels! Staff was great in the restaurant and was very helpful in general. Everyone in the hotel speaks English, and many other languages so it makes travel easy. Overall enjoyed my stay very much, maybe a touch expensive for what you get.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 July 2014

The hotel is lovely, and great central location. The stairs are v dark (modern) but you have to use them as you can't wait a while for lifts. Our room was stunning like a suite but at night still 3 floors up you could still hear underground so took a while to get used to the drone before you could drop off. Asked to move higher up but had no space but despite complaining they didn't do anyhow - such a shame as loved hotel and pool top is amazing view and cocktails .

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Address: Via Laietana 49, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
Region: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#11 Romantic Hotel in Barcelona
#26 Business Hotel in Barcelona
#41 Luxury Hotel in Barcelona
#43 Family Hotel in Barcelona
Price Range: £171 - £288 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Hotel Ohla Barcelona 5*
Number of rooms: 74
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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