We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Excellent hotel ... Will be back!”

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 10 more sites!
Olivia Balmes Hotel
Ranked #16 of 520 Hotels in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 25 June 2014

We stayed at Olivia Balmes for 4 nights and we are absolutely satisfied with it. The hotel has modern interior design, rooms are clean and bright, and bed is comfortable. Hotel staff are wonderful, they are extremely friendly and helpful by providing useful dining suggestions and arranging reservations for us. Location is great, which is within walking distance to many tourist attractions such as Casa Mila, Casa Batllo, Passenge de Gracia etc., and the neighbourhood is neat and safe. Breakfast is not included in our package but it doesn't bother us as there are lots of nice cafes nearby for good breakfast. We will definitely stay here if we visit Barcelona again!

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Lazybear308
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a ReviewReviews (2,407)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

1,441 - 1,447 of 2,407 reviews

Reviewed 24 June 2014

This is a short review, it was clean, beautifully and innovatively designed, had extremely friendly and helpful reception staff with wonderful restaurant recommendations. The small pool with inbuilt lilo's on the rooftop is just what you need after walking around Barcelona all day. All in all great hotel, had a wonderful time there, I just wished I could stayed for longer, would 100% recommend.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Alexandra D
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 23 June 2014

After a trip throughout Europe this was by far our favorite hotel. Modern, clean, convenient and EXTREMELY helpful staff. We were provided with a map upon check in and the staff offered recommendations and made many reservations, etc for us! I highly recommend for all kinds of travelers!

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Caroline S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 23 June 2014

We were a group of 6 guys in Barcelona for 5 nights for the MotoGp weekend, Spent a lot of time looking for a decent hotel and plumped for the Olivia Balmes, We were not disappointed, from the second we walked in the whole experience was superb, Reception staff were extremely helpful, Eduardo I guess the doorman was exceptional, facilities top class, rooms spotless, everything crisp, clean. Breakfast was plentyful and over a long period of time everyday, Location was very good, so many places to eat and drink and only a 20 minute walk to La Rambla.

Will without doubt stay here again when (not if) we go back to Barcelona

Many Thanks Olivia Balmes Hotel

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank DelmeOscar
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 20 June 2014

Just got back from a 7 night stay at the Olivia Balmes for a family vacation and it was great. The hotel is brand new (I think it opened in August 2013). The rooms are very modern and extremely clean. The staff was incredibly helpful and friendly. The neighborhood was very classy, with lots of restaurants and boutiques nearby, but is was not in the middle of the touristy tumult in the old city or Las Ramblas. Close to Metro stations and an easy walk from the Placa Catalunya. It was great to escape from those busy areas in the afternoon for a dip in the rooftop pool and a siesta. We were on the second floor, and I did feel the train go by under the hotel, but it never bothered me. Apparently, if you have a higher floor you don't feel it at all.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
2  Thank CrabbyShamus
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 18 June 2014

Love this hotel, its location and staff. They were extremely helpful, pleasant and accommodating. Their recommendations for restaurants were spot on as were their suggestions for tours and directions. Would love to return there.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Review collected in partnership with this hotel
2  Thank gina r
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 17 June 2014

This hotel was in a great area. We were able to walk to almost everywhere we wanted to go. First day, we went down to the Santa Caterina Market, the old town and Las Ramblas. The second day, we walked to the Gracia neighborhood (the up and coming hip part of town, uphill from the hotel) and then over to the Sagrada Familia.

We also went to many of the nearby restaurants. Our favorite was Gresca, which is only a block away. Best meal of our trip.

We also loved the little rooftop pool. It was a bit chilly when we got there since the sun was setting and the pool isn't heated, but it was very refreshing.
Hotel was well acquainted, great service and great place for us to start our vacation.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
2  Thank liveeattravels
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Barcelona hotels
Eixample
H10 Casa Mimosa
H10 Casa Mimosa
#1 of 520 in Barcelona
361 reviews
Eixample
The Corner Hotel
The Corner Hotel
#9 of 520 in Barcelona
530 reviews
El Born / La Ribera
Yurbban Passage Hotel & Spa
Yurbban Passage Hotel & Spa
#5 of 520 in Barcelona
174 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
El Born / La Ribera
Yurbban Trafalgar Hotel
Yurbban Trafalgar Hotel
#17 of 520 in Barcelona
1,183 reviews
El Raval
Casa Camper Hotel Barcelona
El Raval
Hotel 1898
Hotel 1898
#32 of 520 in Barcelona
4,705 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Olivia Balmes Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Olivia Balmes Hotel

Address: Balmes 117 | Corner With Provenca Street, 08008 Barcelona, Spain
Phone Number:
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:
#15 Luxury Hotel in Barcelona
Price Range: £94 - £288 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Travel Republic (UK), Hotels.com, Booking.com, Ebookers, Agoda, LoveHolidays, getaroom.com, TripOnline SA, HotelQuickly, 5viajes2012 S.L., Evoline ltd and Cancelon so you can book your Olivia Balmes Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Olivia Balmes Hotel Barcelona, Catalonia

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing