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“Excellent service, food, accommodation and staff!”
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Olivia Plaza Hotel
Ranked #33 of 512 Hotels in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
Brentwood, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Excellent service, food, accommodation and staff!”
Reviewed 15 April 2014

We were initially greeted warmly and with our room not being ready until the afternoon the porters were more than happy to store out luggage while we had a fabulous breakfast and a first tour of the city!

The staff were more than helpful upgrading us to a higher rate room as we were not happy with the twin bed room we were first allocated and there had been a cancellation. The staff were also very helpful in advising us of local attractions and bars and restaurants that are a must to visit. Our room was fabulous, very modern, open plan and comfortable! I could have done with a few more hangers in the wardrobe but maybe that was just me packing too many clothes as always! I had thought there was a pool and I was disappointed that there was not but I had read so many hotel reviews and descriptions that I hadn't realised this one did not have spa facilities, however, for a city break, the location was fabulous right near the main bus terminal, the metro and la rambla. I would stay again and would highly recommend Olivia Plaza.

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Hod Hasharon, Israel
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Reviewed 11 April 2014

Hotel is ideally located in the center of Barcelona. Easy access to any touristic site.
Breakfast is rich. Staff is friendly and any request is promptly fulfilled. Rooms are large.
BUT the modern design of the rooms' interior is not human. No cupboards, just some shelves and racks. No bathroom. Just 2 cabins: A shower and toilets with opaque glass walls . Sink is outside near the bed (with a mirrored sliding partition). No privacy when exiting the shower. No hangers for the towels.
I Would not recommend staying un the hotel more than 1 night especially if travling with children.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Olivia P, Director General at Olivia Plaza Hotel, responded to this review, 11 May 2014
Dear isr2014, thank you for your feedback. We regret that you would not liked the modern design of our bathrooms and we appreciate all the positive comments about the rest of our services and staff. Your sincerely, Manel Ortiz
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 April 2014

We enjoyed a wonderful recent few days at Olivia Plaza with my family. From our initial encounter with the front desk staff to the moment we left, our stay was exceptional. Location could not have been more convenient with everything needed to explore the breathtaking city at the doorstep. The hotel is boutique-like and ultra modern and the rooms clean and quiet. The shower was a pleasure to use. Room service was always on time and brought with a friendly smile. The staff, particularly the ladies at the front desk are fantastic- highly professional and extremely helpful. We would recommend the hotel to all and very much look forward to future stays.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 7 April 2014

We have just returned from a short trip to Barcelona staying in the Olivia Plaza hotel. We loved it. The staff couldn't do enough for you and were extremely friendly. The location was ideal and just looking out of the window on to Placa Catalunya was just like watching a silent movie. The room was so soundproof. Loved the quirky decor and the shower was amazing. Probably the best hotel we have stayed in in Barcelona and believe me we have stayed in a few. Will definitely stay there again, provided everyone reading this review decides the same!!!

Room Tip: Try rooms 307,308 or 309
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 April 2014 via mobile

The hotel is perfectly situated. The aerobus stops very near, the metro is there, the tourist office also, La Rambla on your doorstep. The hotel is spotlessly clean, our room on 7th floor had a great vue of Plaza Catalunya. The bathroom arrangement is slightly odd but perfectly adequate. The staff are all polite but vary on how helpful. One helped us for ages trying to get tickets for Sagrada Familia on the internet (not an easy task as when you have a ticket the site rejects a perfectly good card time and time again) and said reception would print but when we got there receptionist was less than happy to do so. Also we arrived april first on the day Barcelona FC were playing at home, we didn't want to book ahead as it is a lot of money to waste if your plane is late. The receptionist said they could get tickets but they offered us agency prices (almost twice as much) and said if we didn't want those we would have to chance it at the gate. She forgot to mention that there is an official Barça shop across the road that sells tickets at the proper price (tourist office sell them too). On top of that, there was an issue with our bill, they had miscalculated when we arrived, but instead of letting us know (4 days to do so), they waited until we were leaving and called us back to say the bill had not been paid. Was very miffed and looked stupid in front of other guests as if we were trying to pull a fast one by leaving without paying. All in all a good hotel, clean, good rooms perfect location, hit and miss on the service.

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Winchester, Virginia, United States
Level 6 Contributor
190 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2014

This is a modern hotel. Meaning, no carpeting in the room, plastic red squares as decor along with the beige and light grey areas. Accent pillows are 60's green, obviously a throwback attempt. Only stay with someone with whom you feel completely comfortable-- the shower/toilet arrangement allows for visual not auditory privacy. All that said, there is a lot going for this hotel. The desk staff-- fabulous!! The check in was handled efficiently and earlier than usual checking by three hours-- much appreciated. The staff was also responsible for fab non touristy recommendations for great places to eat. You are steps from Las Ramblas but you don't want to eat there. The included breakfast--do get it--is wonderful, plentiful and fresh.

Room Tip: Our room overlooked the courtyard and was quiet.
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2014

My wife and I had a 3 night stay at the hotel Olivia Plaza. We were greeted warmly on arrival and were then informed we had been given an upgrade from the standard city view room to the 9th floor superior room with balcony. Everything about our stay was perfect, cleanliness, staff and the breakfast with outside walled seating area to enjoy a perfect sunny start to the day, it was near perfect. The location of the hotel, situated on the Plaza Catalunya could not have been better, whether you want to explore the city and Las Ramblas 50 meters away, or catch the tourist bus to circumnavigate all of Barcelona it is simply the number one spot. Barcelona is a fantastic city to visit and staying at the Oivia Plaza Hotel made it the perfect City Break. Will definitely return.

Room Tip: Get city view over the Plaza Catalunya, Fantastic.
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Olivia P, Director General at Olivia Plaza Hotel, responded to this review, 11 May 2014
Dear TomS, thanks for your comments. I hope will see you again very soon. Kind regards. Manel Ortiz.
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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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