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“Great Location!! Lovely Staff”
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Olivia Plaza Hotel
Ranked #36 of 513 Hotels in Barcelona
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great Location!! Lovely Staff”
Reviewed 8 May 2014

We Stayed 3 nights at Olivia Hotel , Hotel is located on Catalunya placa near Hard Rock Cafe.
Location is the best thing on this hotel anything you will need in Barcelona is around it.
We didn't took breakfast since we never woke up for it , the hotel staff were wonderful and very helpful with every request.
Cons - Room was OK Modern but nothing more, Not much our style, Toilet and shower were kind of weird for us(and small) one glass door that opens both, a small was-bowl in a narrow corridor with not much space.
Internet was slow so I went to computer room to do web-check in for my flight but the computers were very slow.
3.5 in my rank just because Location and wonderful Staff !

Room Tip: If you can get it in a reasnoble price take a room with a window to the Catalunya placa
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  • Stayed May 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 itay85, thank you for your feedback about our hotel. We work in a better wifi speed, and in your next visit to Barcelona you'll can see. Your sincerely, Manel Ortiz
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 May 2014

The good. Great location, close to las ramble, airport bus, tourist bus, hard rock cage, turn right and first right there is a little market craft stalls and little side streets with get places for breakfast launch and dinner. Decor of room interesting. 12 year old like the design

The bad i. It's not cheap for what it Plus no hot water for two days. The design of the room a allows no privacy when using shower.

Turned on air con and a giant fly flew out. Yuk

The ugly. Came back to find our room door open Apparently a house keeping issue. Shame as Room was spotlessly cleaned.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Olivia P, Director General at Olivia Plaza Hotel, responded to this review, 11 May 2014
Dear Stephanie G, tank you for your feedback about our hotel. Apologize for any inconvenience with housekeeping service and we'll change procedure to not happen more. Your sincerely, Manel Ortiz
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Reviewed 5 May 2014

This hotel has to be 2 stars max - 4 stars are too much!

The only one plus of the hotel is it's placement - Catalunya placa, the heart of the city.

And a lot of minuses:
- when you enter a room (we booked standard room) - you see a wash-bowl just in corridor! So you can imagine how small are toilets and wash room. So the entrance hall is the only one place to bath face and hands;
- shower gel, shampoo, conditioner are absolutely awful; there is no body creme or lotion at all;
- the food in a restaurant was completely disgusting and inedible! When we came back from Port Aventura in the evening, we decide to have a bite in the restaurant, because it was to late to go outside. As a result my child eat bread only. It's not acceptable not to have baby menu or even simple dish in the hotel's restaurant!
- price 250euro/night and 21euro/person for breakfast is too much for such miserable conditions.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Olivia P, Director General at Olivia Plaza Hotel, responded to this review, 11 May 2014
Dear Anastasiya T, thank you for your feedback about our hotel. We regret that you don't like the bathroom design and the set of amenities with more than 10 items we provide. We try to improve as much as possible. Also we try to improve our "à la carte" restaurant with more options for childrens in addition to hamburgers, pasta and salads.We hope to see you again and to offer our enhanced services. Your sincerely, Manel Ortiz
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Reviewed 30 April 2014

Travelled on business just staying one night

Perfect if you want to be in the city centre, everything on doorstep. I only had about 30 minutes to look around and I saw lots!

Great welcome, friendly folks, easy to feel relaxed in a place where the staff want you to be there

Room was out the back so quieter in terms of road noise but don't expect silence because its not that kind of place. Funky room, very comfortable

Breakfast was great and nice area for the restaurant

Room Tip: Rooms at back and high up are quieter
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 April 2014

I don't think I've ever stayed anywhere like this before. Firstly, it is very well situated right on Placa Catalunya, but, looking at it from the outside it seems to have no exterior windows. In fact, when you enter there is a very tall atrium with rooms off it. The room we had may or may not be representative. It had no exterior window which was a first for me. Overall, the room seemed clean and the furnishings of a good quality. The toilet and shower were in a partition and to get to the toilet you slid the door one way and the shower, you slid it the other. It took a while to discover this and I actually thought for a while the room had no shower! I think some discreet signs would assist given the fairly unique layout of the room, which is clearly designed to be as compact as possible. Whilst the shower was perfectly good it required being manipulated in a very specific way that wasn't immediately obvious. Again, there was no sign to assist.
The staff were never less than helpful and friendly. However, I can't say what the food and drink was like (why would you stay in the hotel when you are in the midst of Barcelona!). By the way, if you come back after about 11pm you may find the hotel shuttered! They put the shutters down so you have to ring and they will open up. Seems a bit OTT but the park can be a bit heavy late at night, I suppose.
Overall, I would recommend the hotel, given its cleanliness and situation. However, I would not wish to stay in the room we had for anything other than a shortish stay given the fact the room had no windows and was small.
Some recommendations: Go across the park to the department store El Corte Ingles and to the top floor café. It's not a great café but the view across the park and beyond is breathtaking and well worth the cost of an indifferent cappuccino. If you fancy a good cocktail, try the Ohla Boutique Bar on Via Laietana, a short walk away. For a good pint of Estrella you could try the Schilling Bar which was good. The best area for restaurants was La Ribera which again, you can walk to.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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Olivia P, Director General at Olivia Plaza Hotel, responded to this review, 11 May 2014
Dear fivestarcomfort, thank you for your comments. We'll study put information signs in slid door and shower at bathroom. Hotel was shuttered at night for more security, sorry. Your sincerely, Manel Ortiz
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Yelverton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 April 2014

The location on the placa Catalunya is superb. The aerobus stops 2 minutes from the hotel. Although the square is busy most times of the day our room overlooked the courtyard and was quiet, which meant a very good night's sleep. The staff were extremely friendly,helpful and efficient. We were happy with the price, especially considering its location. There are many good priced local restaurants and cafés within walking distance. The metro is on the square and hop on/hop off bus stops across the road. Go to the top of the cortes ingles department store for a great view of the city. We would stay at this hotel again.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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San Diego, California
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Reviewed 25 April 2014

I lived in Barcelona for nearly 4 years and traveled back for work. I got a reservation at the last minute and the staff was wonderful enough to actually find an upgrade for me. The hotel is centrally located, super clean and the design is totally up to date. Would recommend this hotel to anyone staying in Barcelona.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled on business
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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 Romantic Hotel in Barcelona
#33 Luxury 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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