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Carrer de Balmes, 117, Barcelona, Barcelona, 08008, Spain, ‏‎800-491-6126
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4.7 / 5Outstanding

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    4.8
  • Service
    4.8
  • Comfort
    4.6
  • Condition
    4.7
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    4.7
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5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Fantastic place to stay!!!"
We loved our stay at the Olivia Balmes!! The rooms were very large with modern interiors which made for a pleasant experience. The hotel staff was top notch, helped us book activities and provided insight about the surrounding area and the best places to visit. I highly recommend this hotel to anyone seeking a clean, friendly place to stay in Barcelona. We'll definitely be back again!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night trip with friends Aug 25, 2015
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Excellent hotel, excellent service"
Looking for a hotel in barcelona? Look no further. Service: Before arrivimg, I was impressed that I was able to email the front desk in English asking for directions on how to get to the hotel from the airport and receive an answer by the next morning! We arrived early morning after a long international flight and our room was available for an early check in. Lenin, the friendly concierge treated us to a much needed coffee. They also surprised us with a few things that I won't spoil here but they mad us very happy. Location: The hotel is located near the metro and several attractions like La Pederà. There is a 24 hr convenience store. Convenient to breakfast cafes and restaurants /dessert places. Room: Spacious, clean , very well thought out layout with double sink vanity and separate toilet from shower. Made sharing one bathroom amongst 3 non family members a breeze. Hairdryer was powerful and not heavy. Wifi: Free, fast Pool is on roof top with nice views of the city. Breakfast: yummy. The express option is pastry only. Buffet option has meats, pastry, fruit. There is N espresso coffee. Stayed March 2015, traveled with friends
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
5 night trip with friends Mar 13, 2015
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Great stay at Olivia Balmes."
Amazing service! Highly recommend this hotel.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night trip Aug 19, 2015
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Loved every minute of it"
This hotel is in the perfect location & provides a modern, luxurious stay right in the middle of Barcelona. I'll definitely be coming back!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
5 night trip with friends Aug 16, 2015
Chris
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
Everyone on the staff was very personable. This is the second time we have stayed and would differently come back and strongly recommend it to others.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
8 night trip with friends Aug 7, 2015
Keith
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
Great hotel in a very nice neighborhood and great costumer service. Loved the hotel and the front staff
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2 night family trip Jun 17, 2015
Armine
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Great city"
Great people and service!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night family trip Jun 8, 2015
John
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Fabulous"
We had a quick stay but the staff was incredibly helpful and friendly. They greeted us with a welcome drink and our room had complimentary waters and desserts waiting for us. It was lovely.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night romance trip Jun 7, 2015
Lori
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Excellent Accomodations"
Absolutely perfect. We loved our stay in this beautiful hotel.
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3 night romance trip May 30, 2015
James
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Modern boutique with great staff"
We spent 7 days at the Olivia Balmes and really enjoyed our stay. The location is close to many of the major sites, but is still somewhat off the main tourist drag. There are some very good, affordable local restaurants nearby. The hotel is as beautiful as it looks in the pictures. Our room was on the 6th floor, which is the highest except for the rooftop pool and gym. The bed was comfortable if a bit firm for my tastes. Although the hotel was very full, we did not experience any issues with noise. The staff really went out of their way to make our trip enjoyable. Upon check-in they gave us the lay of the land, made recommendations as to which activities we should book ahead, which saved us hours of waiting in line. The staff in the main bar and the rooftop bar both made a point of remembering our orders and remembering us even though we did not stop at either location that often. I highly recommend staying at this hotel if you are couple looking for a hip place in Barcelona.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jun 1, 2015
Patrick
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"FABULOUS!"
We so enjoyed our stay. Incredible customer service.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night family trip May 14, 2015
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Excellent Hotel in a Great Location"
Excellent hotel with a modern design and great service. 15-20 minutes walking distance to the center of the city.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip May 29, 2015
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Great modern hotel near Place Catalunya."
Great rooftop pool. Near metro and many fabulous tapas bars.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip May 25, 2015
Al
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Best hospitality of our travel lives...ever"
It's hard to overstate how happy we are that we chose this hotel. We arrived without our luggage, and were received by Josep, who put us at ease, got us some wine, and spent some 20 minutes with us going over maps and helping us fine-tune our 3-day itinerary. We went from feeling exhausted and stressed to excited to start our journey in Barcelona. The rest of the staff was no less helpful during our stay, helping us with reservations for restaurants and attractions and making us feel at home.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip May 24, 2015
Valerie
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Lovely stay in Barcelone"
This was our first trip to Barcelona and truly enjoyed our stay at the hotel. Clean, modern, efficient. The staff was very polite and helpful, even to help with restaurant recommendation. We loved the upstairs terrace with pool, bar, and wonderful sitting area with views. Our room was very clean, and though it looked out onto the busy street below, our 5th floor room had very little noise - very quiet, and the room darkening shades worked very well.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night romance trip May 13, 2015
Lisa
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Better than we expected"
They let us check in when we arrived at 11 a.m. That is classy. Staff honestly could not do enough. I am not exaggerating when I say it was the best service we have ever encountered. Would go back in a heartbeat.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip May 19, 2015
susan
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"One night in Barcelona"
Wonderful experience, this hotel is beautiful!. Great location, roof top pools amazing. The staff was very friendly, professional. Centrally located, great restaurants, stores.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip May 12, 2015
ileana
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"I will stay here again"
excellent value for money; few blocks from ramblas. courteous & friendly staff that gave good tips. surprise welcome drink! neighborhood is safe. for an exellent cafe for breakfast/brunck make a left out of hotel and walk ~3 blocks and look for a corner fresh juice/sandwich spot.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night romance trip Apr 25, 2015
Rachana
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Olivia Balmes Hotel in Barcelona"
The hotel personnel were so exceptionally friendly and helpful. The location worked for us with easy access to the Hop-on Hop-off bus. We enjoyed every minute of it. Thanks Olivia Balmes.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
4 night romance trip Apr 26, 2015
Robert
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Beautiful hotel well locsted with great staff"
Superb service, well run and beautiful hotel, no suprises.It's really nice, for one thing, when you arrive at the hotel very tired after an international flight, before 10 am, and are greeted, given coffee, and shown immedicately to your room. Complimentary bottled water every day was much appreciated as water content in much of Spain has a very high mineral content and most people drink bottled water. Rooms are beautiful. Staff are wonderful.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip May 2, 2015
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"PERFECT!"
Perfect! Our stay was fabulous! The staff could not have been more accomodating to our every wish. Location is wonderful for Gaudi spots and easy walking distance to other areas including La Rambla. Energetic area but with a comfortable neighborhood feel. Breakfast buffet was tasty and plentiful. Lovely pool area, too. Olivia Balmes spoiled us! Other hotels will have to work hard to come close. Highly recommend!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
4 night romance trip Apr 20, 2015
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Excellent location"
The Olivia Balmes was excellent in every aspect. Close to public transportation and within walking distance to most destinations of interest to us.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Apr 26, 2015
estela
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Lovely hotel"
The front desk staff are extremely friendly, attentive and accommodating. Delicious breakfast. A great location away from the hustle and bustle but convenient to everything.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night trip with friends Apr 14, 2015
Marianne
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Excellent service"
The hotel staff are so warm. Josef who is the hotel concierge are so knowledgeable and helpful. Room is very clean. Location is accessible to most of the attractions. I definitely recommend it.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Apr 16, 2015
Andrew
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Very good location and service level in the center"
Very good quality and value for money. Great service. I wish the bed/pillows could be more comfortable.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Apr 12, 2015
Rob
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Friendly staff, modern hotel, awesome stay!"
So many things that I loved about this hotel!!! From the exceptionally helpful staff to the modern decor to the comfort and cleanliness of the room to the awesome location-- we loved staying here! We arrived late in the evening after a flight from seville and when we got to our room we were pleasantly surprised by a small bottle of cava and plate of cookies to welcome us! Ugh if there's one thing that gets to a girls's heart it's a chilled bottle of cava :-) I can't say enough about how kind and helpful the staff were- we asked them directions and questions and advice on a DAILY BASIS!! And they were always so patient, took a lot of time with us, booked tickets for us so we didn't have to stand in line, etc. the location was perfect, close to lots of shopping, restaurants, bars, the Gaudi sites and far enough away from the tourist throngs. I would definitely stay here again!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night family trip Mar 25, 2015
Lena
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"great hotel, service and location!"
My stay was great - everyone very caring and making sure we got all the service we expected. The hotel is new, modern with a confortable bed and shower. The locations is very convenient. I recommend.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
5 night romance trip Mar 18, 2015
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Perfect location"
The staff was so accommodating and friendly. It was a pleasure to see them everyday.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Mar 27, 2015
World traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Nice hotel near the Paseo / Ramblas"
On my way over from the states, I forgot my dob kit and some meds. I emailed the hotel and Ania from the staff set up a visit from a Doctor. When I arrived, they upgraded me to a suite. The staff was incredibly friendly, which was terrific.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Mar 8, 2015
A Traveler
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Excellent value hotel"
My 14 year old niece and I stayed 4 nights in this lovely hotel. The staff were remarkable! Each and everyone of them was friendly and helpful in mapping sites and suggesting places to visit and eat. Our room was extremely comfortable and spaciously designed for an American visiting a European hotel. They had a gym and pool which could be a real plus for many travelers. The neighborhood was safe and I felt comfortable returning between 10-12pm from the subway which was about a 7-8 min walk. (10 ride ticket great value) the subway was on the direct line to Placa de Catalunya so it was easy to get to the area of attraction where the cathedral de Seu and the Barri Gotic were located. Walking down the absolutely beautiful streets to the Old city was easy too, about a 20 min stroll with wonderful shops and restaurants to choose from. Old city was a hit with the 14 year old, plenty of shops in an old world setting and viewing the cathedral had real meaning for her as it was dedicated to a 13 year old saint. Later walking over a few blocks to the Rambla was excellent for street performers and gelato. Going to Park Guell was another great choice for her as the park which was free had fabulous street performers and the inside ticketed portion was a great oppurtunity to see Gaudis style of art. This needed to be done by subway. Sagrada Familia cathedral ( get tickets online)is a must see for all faiths, a work of art and inspirational on the interior, Is a 20 min walk
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Feb 22, 2015
barbara
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Romantic weekend"
Excellent hotel in a very nice neighborhood.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night romance trip Feb 13, 2015
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Great Hotel"
The hotel and staff were wonderful. We were traveling with our daughter and it is hard to find a room that sleeps 3. The room was large enough and the beds were comfortable. Even the pull out. My daughter said it was the most comfortable pullout that she has slept on. The location was great.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night family trip Jan 17, 2015
Barbara
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Great place to stay in Barcelona!"
Fantastic stay at the Olivia Balmes. The hotel staff went out of there way to make sure we had a great time, including providing us with a complimentary bottle of champagne for my birthday and multiple requests to make reservations at restaurants across the city. The rooms are spacious, modern, and clean. An absolutely fantastic stay.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
4 night romance trip Jan 6, 2015
Bryan
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"The Steeles fell In love with oliviahotels"
Wonderful front desk staff took great care of us and were soffriendly and helpful. Hotel is sleek and stylish. Rooms are spacious with great views
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jan 9, 2015
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Great Hotel"
Great service, great rooms, no complaints. 5 stars.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jan 4, 2015
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Convenient location, great customer service"
This hotel is well-situated near great restaurants, grocery stores, bakeries, and public transit. We stayed with them for almost a week and felt very much at home. Josep Antoní, Lenin, and other staff members that we interacted with (cannot remember their names unfortunately!) were very pleasant, helpful, and competent. The only minor issues were that the towels didn't smell "fresh" (they don't smell bad either, so perhaps we are just picky!) and we asked repeatedly for a beer bottle opener that is supposed to be in the room anyway, but it wasn't ever placed in the room. (We just brought whatever we needed opened downstairs and it was fine.)
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Dec 21, 2014
Kelly
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Very pleased"
Great location, very clean and a good service from the staff. Loved it...
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night romance trip Dec 6, 2014
MAURICIO
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"A wise choice"
Olivia Balmes proved a wise choice of hotel in Barcelona as I was in the city for four days of business. It's located in a great, central area that's a short cab ride from just about anything. The hotel has a modern and slightly upscale feel. Staff are incredible and probably the best feature; very friendly and attentive. The rooms are clean, spacious and comfortable. It's a great place to stay and provides good value. The only downside is that they're not part of a larger hotel holding company, so no points.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Dec 9, 2014
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Very nice hotel in Eixample"
Wonderful hotel in the chic Eixample district. Extremely helpful, friendly staff, very clean and has a roof top pool. The restaurant in the hotel was very good too. This hotel is walking distance to Gaudi's famous houses, the main metro line and shopping.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Nov 26, 2014
Karyn
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Very clean and modern, great staff"
The hotel was very new and modern. We were immediately met upon arrival by hotel staff who were very friendly and helpful. They gave us some drinks to enjoy while our bags were taken to our room. Josep assisted us with booking our dinner reservations and activities. He also gave us some great tips on restaurants. The room was very clean and had a great view of the street. Although it was on the street, it never seemed like the road noise was loud. It is located in a great area and is close to the metro.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Nov 24, 2014
Mark
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
My sister and I stayed at the Olivia for nine days during our first visit to Barcelona. It was everything we could have hoped for--great location, great room, helpful, knowledgeable, and and friendly staff, and great price. The room looked like it just been refurbished. Daily cleaning was excellent.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Nov 23, 2014
Suzanne
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION!!!"
Everything I have read about this hotel with regards to it's fabulousness are all correct. The hotel and it's facilities are beautifully decorated and clean. The most important thing is the location. My main places to visit are places created by Gaudi....La Pedrera is approximately less than half a mile away. THe Casa Batllo is another walking distance away from the hotel. It's close to Passeig de Gracia where several of Gaudi created buildings are located and the breand name shopping are abundant. Even if you don't shop the high end - they're always fun to see. The hotel staff are all friendly and extremely helpful. We asked the front desk to buy us tickets to Casa Mila/La Pedrera and they did and it was skip the line with no additional fee. (same as if you booked it in the la pedrera website except in their website you have to specify and exact date and time which i don 't like. The hotel is close the Metro stations. It's cheaper to buy the Hop On Hop Off tickets from the hotel if you're interested than Viator. The only quirky thing about the rooms is that the bathroom/shower is not in a separate room with privacy than the bedroom. Your roommate better be somebody you don't mind seeing you taking a shower.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Nov 19, 2014
Cris
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"helpful staff, great neiborhood, close to metro"
This hotel is in a prime location close to metro and shopping. Hotel staffs are super friendly and helpful. Room has nice view,very spacious and eco-friendly. Would definitely stay here again .
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night romance trip Nov 14, 2014
Hanni
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
Very pleasant experience from the moment I entered the hotel and was greeted by the friendly staff, to my stay in a room that was clean and comfortable.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Nov 16, 2014
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Great hotel in the heart of Barcelona"
We loved our stay at Olivia Balmes. We had a room on the 6th floor. The hotel has a modern decor and the room was very spacious. Some reviewers have complained that the street noise bleeds into the rooms. We did not have this problem probably because we were on the 6th floor. The hotel is conveniently located to great shops, restaurants, tourist attractions and the metro. There is a metro station just outside the hotel that will take you directly to Plaza Catalunya and La Rambla. Passeig de Gracia is only a couple of blocks away where which is a major shopping area and the location of Gaudi's Casa Batllo and Casa Mila. On several occassions we walked from the hotel to Passeig de Gracia down to Plaza Catalunya. It is a wonderful area for shopping, restaurants and sightseeing. A great plus was that the hotel was only a block away from one of Barcelona's best restaurants with locals, Cervecería Catalana. I definitely recommend Cervecería Catalana, but arrive early to get a table. Otherwise, you will be waiting an hour or more for a table. I would definitely stay at this hotel again.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
5 night romance trip Oct 31, 2014
Yash
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
good good good good good good good good good good good
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Nov 4, 2014
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Outstanding service, location"
We spent four nights at this hotel while on our honeymoon in Europe. It was excellent in every way. The service was outstanding; the rooms well-appointed, modern, and comfortable; and the neighborhood an ideal location from which to explore the city-- including the more crowded, touristy areas that are a short 10-minute walk away. Nice area to hang out on the roof, though the pool is more decorative than functional. The only (very slight) negative was the breakfast, which was rather expensive and not particularly good. Then again, it's probably best to avoid eating at a hotel when in one of the culinary capitals of the world.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
4 night romance trip Oct 12, 2014
Michael
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Great weekend stay in Barcelona"
The Olivia Balmes hotel was the perfect place to stay for my weekend trip to Barcelona. It was just 2 blocks away from main streets, shopping, and places to eat. It was conveniently located to a metro station as well, which made getting around easy. The hotel was cool, clean, and comfortable and would definitely go back on my next visit.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night trip Oct 10, 2014
Casey C
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Trip with very close friends."
We didn't stay too long, because we had a very early flight out of Barcelona to return to the USA.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip with friends Oct 14, 2014
Misako H
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Perfect boutique hotel"
All positives with this hotel. Great location and access with some very nice restaurants nearby, nice rooftop deck and pool area. Nice bar and lounge in Lobby for a nightcap. Only small negative was maybe because it was mid-October deck and pool area were not staffed so people had to keep calling for towels and drinks. But otherwise a perfect hotel.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Oct 15, 2014
Richard
US
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