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Olivia Balmes Hotel
Ranked #12 of 522 Hotels in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Faultless”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2014 via mobile

Have just got back from a 3 night stay at Olivia Balmes hotel. What can I say ?? One of the best hotels I have stayed in. The staff were friendly and approachable, and more than anything, helpful. I have to mention Eduardo from the reception area, who gave us lots of helpful advice.
The hotel itself was spotlessly clean, from the hotel frontage right up to the rooftop area and the pool, which looked so inviting but a tad cold for me.
Breakfast was plentiful with lots of choice.
Will definitely go back to Barcelona, and the Olivia Balmes will be the hotel we will stay in.
Keep up the good work

Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2014 via mobile

As soon as we arrived we felt like royalty. Welcome drink whilst the manager got me a table at tickets! (a 1 Michelin star tapas bar-normally a 4 month waiting list!) happy days. Very friendly and helpful staff and good at advising what to do when. Nice breakfast buffet including champagne. Rooms were very clean and comfortable. Bed wasn't perfect but the shower made up for it! Great hotel, best I've ever been to!
Thanks to all the staff

Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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San Francisco, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2014

Fantastic hotel- will come back here again and again. Clean and tidy rooms, super friendly staff and great location. There are fantastic restaurants very close by and you can easily walk to the center of town.

Room Tip: Excelent hotel- did not check the fitness center but the pool looks amazing!
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2014

Great location: only a 15min walk the La Rambla, but far away enough to not pay La Rambla prices. Very clean, funky rooms. On an intersection but the double-glazing makes teh place very very quiet and great for sleep-ins. Check out the rooftop/pool, even if you don't swim, it's really cool. The staff are very handsome and friendly too :)
Tea & coffee making facilities would have been nice, but otherwise I had a wonderful stay. Will rebook.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled solo
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Toronto, Canada
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22 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2014

What a gem of a hotel this was! Made our trip to Barcelona one of the best trips in a while. The staff at the hotel was tremendous: always friendly, gave us tips of what to do in the city, including organizing a winery tour and lunch at Cavas Mastinell. The rooms are very spacious for a major European city, modern, comfortable, just perfect.
The neighbourhood where it is located, Eixample, is also fantastic for tourists like us. Close the the major Gaudi buildings, close to a central metro hub (Paseig de Gracia), very safe and pleasant for a stroll at any time of day or night.

Room Tip: We faced the street and could not hear any sound at all with the window closed. We much preferred th...
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2014

Can't fault this place. The location is brilliant, it's brand-new, everything from bedding to water-pressure in the shower is top quality.

Best of all the staff is really knowledgeable and super hospitable.

I recommend the breakfast and don't miss the rooftop pool.

  • Stayed March 2014
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Tiberias, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2014

The hotel has a good location.There is metro everywhere.It is not far from the center.The staff is willing to help in whatever you need and ask for.The breakfast is rich,fresh and delighted.
The Room Service is excellent.If you come there on your birthday,tell the reception team and shaw them your passport and they will surprise you.

Room Tip: All the rooms that I saw were great :comfy and beautiful but for people who smoke there are rooms wi...
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Olivia Balmes Hotel
Address: Balmes 117 | Corner With Provenca Street, 08008 Barcelona, Spain
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Region: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > Eixample
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#10 Luxury Hotel in Barcelona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Olivia Balmes Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 128
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Olivia Balmes Hotel is a modern city hotel, designed and built to satisfy the most demanding guests. With a 4-star superior rating, the hotel has 128 rooms, 5 meeting rooms with capacity for 200 people, restaurant, bar, terrace, solarium, gym and pool. All of these services combined with exquisite guest services from all Olivia Hotels staff will make your stay unforgettable. ... more   less 
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