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! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
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
"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! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"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
Excellent hotel in a very nice neighborhood.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
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
"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
"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 viewsGenuine Expedia guest review
Great service, great rooms, no complaints. 5 stars.Genuine Expedia guest review
"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.) Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Great location, very clean and a good service from the staff. Loved it...Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"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. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"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
"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. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
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
"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. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"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
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
"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. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
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"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. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"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
"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
"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 […] . Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
We stayed 4 nights. Hotel staff are extremely friendly & helpful & gave us a lot of good tips. Great Location. The hotel is surrounded by restaurants & cafes. I highly recommended staying at this hotel. We would definitely come back.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good location.. Clean friendly staff and very help"
Great staff.. Great room for the price.. Good area of barcelona.. Walking distance to a lot of venuesGenuine Expedia guest review
This hotel is in a perfect location for seeing the city. The room was big, clean, and beautiful. Staff was very helpful for booking tickets for area attractions and giving us advice on seeing the city. Would definitely recommend others to stay here!Genuine Expedia guest review
All was great but, waiters in the restaurant during breakfast were somehow rude.Genuine Expedia guest review
"In the heart of Barcelona"
Very nice hotel, little too pricey. I liked modern design, very comfortable bed, sound proof rooms. Little odd design of bathroom but comfortable.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Very modern hotel, very good facilities, staff are very friendly and all seem to be multi-lingual. Location is excellent with several eating places and tapas bars within 5 minutes walk. There is a pool on the top floor which gives a great view of the city. The front desk staff are helpful with suggestions regarding places to eat in the area and making […] reservations. Overall it was a very good experience. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Great hotel with all the amenities of a 5 star hotel, great location walking distance to metro station and La Rambla street. Surrounded by many local bars and cafes, staff were helpful and friendly.Genuine Expedia guest review
Excellent hotel in a very good location. Within walking distance of major attraction points.Genuine Expedia guest review
"First Impression of Spain - Wonderful"
This was our first trip to Europe, we flew into Barcelona to spend a couple of days before taking a cruise on the Mediterranean. This hotel was exactly as advertised, the room was large and very modern, We arrived at 8:30 a.m. and was informed that the check-in time was 3:00 p.m. which we was aware of before we arrived. We decided we would walk around […] the city for a couple of hour and have breakfast and return around noon, when we arrived back at the hotel the clerk let us check in when we returned because a room was available. The desk clerk and the bellhop was extremely nice and helpful, The bellhop had already placed our luggage to our room before we arrived back at the hotel and went out of his way to make us feel welcome even though we did not speak Spanish. On Sunday, 9/14, which was my birthday we went down for breakfast and the manager know that it was my birthday and had a cake brought to our table. This place is absolutely the best and I would recommend it without reservations. Wonderful. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Excellent customer service"
Location is perfect. We could walk or ride bicycles to every attraction. The only public transportation we took was to the airport. The staff was so helpful when it came to recommending restaurants, visiting other cities and setting up train rides. We were able to check in early upon our arrival and received an upgrade to a larger room. The pool on […] the roof is small, but nice. It was great to come back after a long day of doing tourist activities and have a drink in the pool. Rooms were very clean and the shower was great. Only thing I would improve are the pillows. They were very much like airplane pillows Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Very modern hotel in an old part of town"
Stayed here two nights and the first night our AC did not work so it was a miserable night. Requested it fixed the next day and they could not so moved us to an upgraded (suite) room and waived a few of our mini bar purchases. So all in all it was a great place to stay.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Upscale location with a great staff"
Great restaurants within walking distance. Metro stop across the street. The whole trip was perfect. the staff had all the answers.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great hotel close to metro and sites. great staff"
Great hotel. Great staff. Good restaurants close by.Genuine Expedia guest review
The concierge and staff are very friendly, helpful, and informative.Genuine Expedia guest review
New, posh and friendly! The staff is always ready to go above and beyond! The location is great and I look forward to staying here again next time I visit Barcelona.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Beautiful hotel which was close to everything."
Hotel staff was extremely helpful and very accommodating. Very clean and welcoming. Highly recommend this hotel.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Perfect hotel & location - a #1 choice!"
Perfect location to walk to everything easily, but not too close to tourist crazy Rambla or Barcelonetta! Hotel all brand new, super clean everything and lovely modern decor. Rooftop pool with bar and food is excellent and well needed after sightseeing. Staff were amazing & can book attraction tkts for you to skip queuesGenuine Expedia guest review
I enjoyed my stay here. Stayed for a week late July of 2014. The rooms were clean, the beds were really comfy. What made the hotel stand out were the staff on duty. Each staff members were extremely helpful and made great recommendations. I definitely will be coming back to this hotel next time I come to Barcelona.Genuine Expedia guest review
"State of the art hotel in strategic location"
My wife and I stayed in this hotel while I attended a conference and we enjoyed Barcelona together. The location is away from the more touristy areas, but convenient to most of the city's attractions. This is a new and very modern hotel with well-thought-out room designs. The open room designs worked well for us, and did not present a privacy issue […] in practice. However, I agree with previous comments that the room designs are best for couples and might not be ideal for sharing between parents and children (depends on your background, attitudes, and ages). The staff were first rate. We had a great stay overall. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
I had a very pleasant stay at Olivia Balmes. The location is great because it's close enough to everything while also not being in the middle of all the chaos and all the tourists. It's in a perfect location to walk to all of the major sites and the beach and also close enough to the metro if you wish to use it. The staff is very friendly, polished […] and helpful. The hotel and the room itself was clean, up to date and comfortable. The price was reasonable and and adequate for what you're getting. I would recommend this hotel in a heartbeat. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
great location and modern rooms.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"High-tech, good location, nice shower"
Good downtown location (away from the Las Ramblas crowds but only a short walk to metro stations). Room was high-tech with automatic nightlight when stepping out of bed, and automatic lights in closet and toilet room. Desk staff permitted very early check-in, and were consistently helpful during our 3-night stay. Shower was great (we never had a rainfall […] shower head before), but the water temperature was unstable and the shower floor was dangerously slippery. Premium towels were large and soft. Europeans apparently don't use washcloths, so we bought some from Corte Ingles store near the Catalunya stop. Toilet tissue was very rough so bring your own. Our premium room was large and included a good breakfast. Room had good cold A/C, and a safe. Note there is no alarm clock in the room. Mini-fridge is completely full of items for purchase, so we emptied and re-loaded it when we checked out. Barcelona was a fun city to visit, but lots of smokers and nothing was cheap. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Nice hotel great location. Brand new huge shower"
I enjoys my stay the bed was very comfortable, shower great,pool a little small but in a city so was expected. Staff very helpful and friendly.Area was not so touristy and nice cafés and restaurants good shopping nearby.Genuine Expedia guest review
From the beginning we felt so welcomed. They thought of just about everything. Even the scent in the lobby was awesome.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Excellent central location, Eixample District ."
Very Satisfied . Excellent service and new facilities .Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great hotel, would definitely return."
Thoroughly enjoyed Barcelona and the Olivia balmes was a great place to call home. Staff was great, always being helpful, never being pushy. Location near a major metro line made getting around very easy and the staff helped us find our way. Far enough away from the noise and hustle of las rambles but, close enough to easily get to everything. Facilities […] are very modern...wish I could take the shower home with me. When (not if) I go back to Barna.....I will not hesitate to stay there again. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
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