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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
  • Neighborhood
    4.7
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5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Excellent value."
The staff went out of their way to welcome us and help us find the highlights we were interested in.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night romance trip Jan 24, 2016
michael
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Barcelona in style"
Made our layover enjoyable and such amazing customer service! The room is modern, clean, and quiet. Don't think about it, book for you'll thank me later!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night family trip Jan 11, 2016
Oscar
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Great getaway stay."
Great staff! Very friendly & helpful. A+
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
5 night romance trip Dec 31, 2015
john
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Stay here you will be pleased !"
The personnel of the hotel: Narcis & Josep were exceptional ! Everything modern, new and clean but the superb service distinguishes this hotels from others we stayed on during this trip to Spain
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night family trip Dec 28, 2015
Douglas
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Great"
Everything was great. Only criticism would be lack of a proper desk to work at, but I would definitely stay here again
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night business trip Dec 9, 2015
Emma
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Great"
Great staff
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night family trip Nov 12, 2015
Diana
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Perfect hotel in Barcelona!!!"
Excellent hotel in all aspects, the staff really goes out of their way to accommodate you, and I really mean this. Staff is extremely friendly, courteous, helpful!!! Neighbourhood is perfect for restaurants, bars, metro stations, shopping, etc. Lenin at the front desk is A+, help me in everything I asked, directions, shops, restaurants recommendations, etc. Rooms are in perfect condition, very modern, very well kept!!!! I would stay a 1,000 times at the Olivia Balmes, it is just an exceptional hotel for vacation or business in Barcelona.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night trip Nov 2, 2015
ESTEBAN
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
Great hotel in a wonderful location with exceptionally friendly and helpful staff. Super clean rooms, super new hotel. Would definitely return
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
8 night family trip Oct 28, 2015
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Outstanding hotel in a great location"
Our first time stay in Barcelona was a great experience especially due to the staff and comfort of the Olivia Balmes Hotel. The hotel is new, in a great location, but more importantly, the staff makes an extra effort to provide a welcoming and seamless experience to its guests. Josep and the rest of the staff are top notch and will provide you with a great stay! I would highly recommend this hotel to newcomers and seasoned visitors alike! You will not be disappointed.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
4 night romance trip Nov 1, 2015
Brian
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Excellent"
Stayed here for my wife's birthday in October 2015. Staff was great and very pleasant and helpful. Rafael and everyone at the front desk always greeted us coming and going. They were always ready with suggestions for activities and ways to get around town. Conveniently located to most tourist sites. Would definitely stay here again.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
5 night romance trip Oct 9, 2015
Andrew
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Welcoming staff, cool hotel"
We came to Barcelona as the last stop on our honeymoon tour of Spain. We had been to three other cities in eight days and so were a little weary on arrival, but this hotel was exactly what we needed. During check-in, we were taken to the lobby bar and given complementary cava. Once we were done with that, we were informed we had a complementary upgrade and we were taken to the room (the bags had already been carted there). We loved the room. Very cool layout, nice big tub and overhead rain showerhead, frosted glass retractable walls, hidden television, big closet with drawers to unpack in. A few minutes later there was a knock on the door - free water bottles. Then a little while later, another knock - a dessert tray. After all of this hospitality, we were able settle in and have a nice rest, then hit the city. The hotel was about a five minute walk too far to be VERY convenient to the touristy places, but it wasn't too far as to be inconvenient. We actually liked this, anyway - there were too many tourists in the Gothic or on La Rambla. Plus, we found the best restaurants around the hotel (just look on Yelp or TripAdvisor).
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Oct 23, 2015
Matt
US
3.0 / 5Good
"Noise!"
Very modern hotel. Cordially greeted by Joseph. Asked for a quiet room. He put me on a room overlooking Balmes St. Very busy street. One of the main subway terminals is under this street. Vibration 24 hrs/day. Room service club sandwich below average. No printer at computer. Prolonged time to get printout. Have to wait in line at reception. Breakfast very nice. An Employee named Godson was VERY helpful! The taxi drivers all over Spain are the most helpful to tourists of anyone. Muchas gracias!
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Oct 7, 2015
Mart
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
Good location in Eixample but it's a bit far from most of the main tourist attractions. There is a metro stop a block or so from the hotel so it's easy to get around. Would definitely stay there again.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night romance trip Sep 22, 2015
Wennie
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"wonderful hotel, close to las ramblas"
Everyone was so nice and helpful at this hotel!! They gave us some great advice about good restaurants in the area. Lots of great attractions were close (Gaudi buildings, etc)
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Oct 2, 2015
Heathee
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"It really is as good as the reviews say."
I read the reviews for a number of hotels in Barcelona on Trip Advisor in advance. The high marks for staff friendliness and helpfulness for the Olivia Balmes Hotel -- and for all other aspects --- made me choose it. The room was modern, clean, well laid out, large and with an extremely comfortable bed. As requested, I was given a quiet room at the rear on an upper floor. Even though the city was celebrating Barcelona's major holiday with multiple fireworks shows, my room was completely quiet. I have not even one complaint! The staff were all kind, helpful, friendly, and very competent. (Almost all understood or spoke English.)
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night trip Sep 23, 2015
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
I had booked this hotel based on the great reviews and it definitely did not disappoint. We stayed three nights here during our stay in Barcelona. My husband and I arrived early to the hotel from our flight from NYC. Although there were no rooms ready that early in the morning, they immediately offered us complimentary cava, espresso, and water before taking our bags to store. Reception personnel were extremely nice, approachable, and friendly. Javier was very helpful in suggestions for vegetarian food as well as areas to see around the city. The room was very clean and larger than normal European hotels. The breakfast was also great every morning. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Hotel Balmes and would definitely stay there again if we make it back to Barcelona.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night romance trip Sep 18, 2015
Mary
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Nice hotel close to attractions but not v noisy"
The staff were great and really looked after us. Had trouble getting boarding passes for ausr train airlines and person at desk called herself and had to wait about 12 minutes. All sorted out eventually.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Sep 24, 2015
caroline
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Great All Around"
Fantastic in every way. The hotel staff is very accommodating and friendly. Aleksei was especially helpful to us! They were able to help us reserve tickets for events that we wanted to do and were prompt and friendly with every request we had during our stay. The hotel is in a great location. Walking distance to everything, but not right in the middle so you have the choice of how involved you want to be. Definitely worth the cost!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
4 night romance trip Sep 9, 2015
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
The price may be higher than other hotels but do yourself a favor and stay here. The hotel is beautiful and clean. The service and staff is outstanding. Would definitely stay her again and 100% recommend this hotel.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
4 night romance trip Aug 27, 2015
Melissa
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Loved it!"
It was amazing. They were very accommodating when we need to upgrade our room. The place was beautiful, and in a great location. Would definitely stay again.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night trip with friends Sep 1, 2015
Denise
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Great experience"
Would recommend it to anyone
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
5 night business trip Aug 24, 2015
Christopher
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Excellent hotel in the center of Barcelona!"
My wife and I stayed at Olivia Balmes for our honeymoon, and we had an amazing time. The hotel staff is extremely helpful, especially Ania at the front desk. She helped us personally book dinner reservations, tourist attractions, and gave us a ton of advice. Additionally, the hotel itself was beautiful! The room was very modern, and very clean. There is a roof top pool with full bar service, which made for a great day time activity. And lastly, the location is perfect! Everything in the city is walking distance from Olivia Balmes, which makes seeing the city very convenient! Would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone looking to visit Barcelona!
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Sep 3, 2015
Brian
US
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
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Good hotel near everithing in barcelona"
The olivia balmes is near everithing and is very good modern and spacious hotel. Has a pool that not a lot of hotels do and the hotel is really new and very design oriented, beautiful hotel. great experience
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Aug 25, 2015
natavergel
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
"Grate hotel and a grate location..."
Grate hotel and a great location, one off the best welcomes we have had provided by Joseph the front office manager. Pool was grate and service excellent. Will definitely stay again...
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jul 14, 2015
Kristjan Dan
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Honeymoon in Barcelona"
We just returned from our stay and we wish it could've been longer. Olivia Balmes was a superb hotel with wonderful facilities and incredibly friendly staff. They welcomed us with glasses of champagne and had our room ready for us even though we showed up 5 hours before the check in time. The hotel staff was wonderful, helpful, funny, and helped us rent a car and find our way around the city. The breakfast buffet is also delicious with a lot of options for even the pickiest eaters. Location was great if you are ok being about a 15 min walk from the center. The area the hotel is in has tons of restaurants and shops, so you aren't wanting. Thank you Olivia Balmes! We will see you again!
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jul 11, 2015
L
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Overall very happy"
The hotel and staff were very nice. We had heard some complaints that the pool was inadequate and the subway system was too close but these were minimal issues. The pool was very nice with a great view. The rail system could be felt from our room on the 5th floor but it was so minimal it didn't affect our stay. Unfortunately we booked through Expedia and thought we were getting a room with a pull out for our daughter. We weren't, upon arrival we found out that we needed to upgrade our room for an additional $90 euros per night for a pull out couch, that hurt a bit considering the price we were already paying for the room.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jul 10, 2015
Mark
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
Great hotel in a very nice neighborhood and great costumer service. Loved the hotel and the front staff
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night family trip Jun 17, 2015
Armine
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"EXCEPTIONAL STAFF MAKES THIS HOTEL A STAND-OUT"
The hotel is modern and comfortable, offering good food and a great location. But what made this hotel a true stand-out so much to compel me to post a review -- is it's exceptional, proactive and friendly staff. They are like the best concierges -- arranging activities and reservations from the norm to the truly off-the-beaten track. They are tenacious and didn't take 'no' for an answer (we had difficulty booking the AVE/bullet train from Barcelona to Madrid but Ania didn't give up and found work-arounds so that we could secure our reservation in advance. We dealt mostly with Josep (amazing!), Ania, Lenin, Rafael and Godsen -- all of whom helped make our stay in Barcelona truly wonderful. Thank you Olivia Balmes staff - you are wonderful and true professionals.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jun 26, 2015
Meredith
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Great city"
Great people and service!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night family trip Jun 8, 2015
John
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Oasis in the middle of the city"
The hotel staff is superb. There is no question they cannot answer, and in perfect English. Their sightseeing suggestions were spot on. The hotel is only two years old. The rooms are very modern. Wonderful "waterfall" shower head. Very clean with nice amenities. Only one chair to sit in, though. If the windows are closed there is no street noise. If they are open, it is noisy. Nice restaurant, but we did not eat there and were not encouraged to. Many nice restaurants within walking distance. Rooftop pool is like a large fountain. More than one person and there is a crowd, but nice to cool off in . A good find!after a day of sightseeing
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jun 13, 2015
Susan
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.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
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
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