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“Location isn't everything”
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Olivia Plaza Hotel
Ranked #34 of 514 Hotels in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
Sydney, Australia
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31 reviews
23 hotel reviews
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“Location isn't everything”
Reviewed 19 September 2011

If you like modern, clean, stylish hotels, you might be tempted to stay at this hotel. Don't. Anyone with a passion for chic hotels which are value for money will be disappointed by aspects of this hotel. The rooms are great - modern, very spacious and clean. But the location of the room is important. Ask for a high floor. Our room was on level 1 overlooking Plaza Catalunya and the double-glazed glass wasn't enough to keep Barcelona's busiest square outside. There is also a goldfish bowl factor (ie, people could see in at night unless you sacrificed your view and closed the blind completely). The staff were a tad icy and some pretty basic polite requests for items which formed part of our package were met with indifference. Breakfast really wasn't worth the money - although the atrium restaurant area is very picturesque. If location is your priority, then it doesn't get more central than this hotel, but overall, in a City of fabulous hotel choices, there are definitely better options for the money.

Room Tip: Request a high floor - and if noise is an issue, ask for a room facing away from the Plaza.
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed 14 September 2011

Chic, clean, stylish rooms and a nice central location. The hotel is on the plaza de cataluna with easy access to the Aerobus (to the airport), the metro, and the rambla. We had the room with no door to the bathroom (304), so evidently they haven't fixed it yet. The staff were helpful, and were prepared to move us, but the alternate room had a view of a wall, so we took 304. Fine hotel. Would definitely go back. Avoid rooms ending in 11 through 14, as they have no view.

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Room Tip: Avoid rooms ending in 11 through 14, as they have a view of a wall.
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Lisboa, Portugal
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2011

Very good hotel on Plaza Catalunya. Modern and clean.

Room Tip: Unfortunately, you can't open room windows!
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  • Stayed October 2010, travelled with family
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Ontario
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2011

We stayed for 3 nights at the Olivia based on a recommendation from a friend and thoroughly enjoyed it. Our room was on the 5th floor (room 501) overlooking the wonderful patio and a lovely old stone church, a great view. We had two twin beds, a small table with two chairs and a very modern bathroom with walk in shower and seperate toilet room. The patio was lovely with stone walls and trees. We opted not to have the breakfast, a bit pricey for us but it looked pleniful and varied. The front desk was very helpful with maps and tips on sight seeing, and the location was excellent. We caught a bus from the airport that dropped us off right by the hotel in the Plaza for 5E. Buses and the entrance to the subway are across the street with an information booth in the subway entrance. An excellent location to see all the sights of Barcellona.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with friends
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Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed 11 September 2011

This gem is in the heart of the action! We had 2 rooms for 3 nights. The rooms were furnished just exactly like the pictures on the website. They were clean, efficient and a good size. There is a doorman on staff 24/7. I felt like the entire hotel staff was very friendly. This hotel is also in the perfect location. You can walk to most places, get on a hop on/hop off bus, take a city bus, or catch a taxi either at the hotel or right across the street. Free internet service is available 24 hours/day. Don't forget to try the hotel's restaurant. They have a cute outside patio. A relaxing way to end a day of sightseeing with a pitcher of sangria and good food!

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2011

We've stayed here last weekend. Very modern hotel. Clean, good service, very nice rainshower, great room, good selectio of breakfast. Location is also great, touristic hop on/off bus close to the hotel. Nice walk from the hotel to the harbour.
Recommend this hotel!

  • Stayed September 2011
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2011

Me, my brother and two other friends stayed at Olivia Plaza during our way to ibiza on 2008. The hotel is well located, by the ramblas with all you need on walking distance. The rooms were nice and modern with good shower and bed.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled with friends
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Property: Olivia Plaza Hotel
Address: Plaza Catalunya, 19, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
Region: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#20 Family Hotel in Barcelona
#30 Luxury Hotel in Barcelona
#30 Romantic Hotel in Barcelona
#128 Business Hotel in Barcelona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4 star — Olivia Plaza Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 113
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Olivia Plaza is a 4-star boutique hotel located on Plaça Catalunya in Barcelona, in the heart of the city. It's the perfect choice to be just moments away from Modernista Barcelona, Les Rambles, the financial and shopping districts and the best museums. This modern, urban building opened its doors in February 2006. The Hotel has 113 rooms, each stylishly decorated with special care and good taste. The hotel combines style, comfort, quality and personalized service to provide all guests, whether business or pleasure, with the best possible service. Its privileged location allows guests to walk to Barcelona's most emblematic monuments, as well as to the city's best shopping areas. Likewise, it is very close to many public transport options so guests can move around the city or to and from the Barcelona Airport, with the Aerobús just outside the hotel. ... more   less 
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