"Nice new Hotel"
I really enjoyed my stay the hotel. Being a brand new hotel, everything was clean and new. We got a room facing the street and could barely hear the traffic noise with the windows closed. Some people have complained of the slight rumble of the train or subway passing nearby. However during my stay, I could barely notice it. The hotel is also at a great […] location. We were able to walk to most of the major Barcelona attractions by foot, Las Ramblas, Gothic quarter, Sagrada familia, Parc Guell, etc. And if you are tired, you can always take the metro which is about 2 to 3 blocks away from the hotel. In addition, there are also a lot of nice restaurants and bars in the surrounding area of the hotel. In general, I enjoyed my stay, I would highly recommend this hotel Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great location and wonderful staff"
Staff was fantastic in meeting our every need.Genuine Expedia guest review
Good value. Service leaves a bit to be desired. Some people working there are good at their jobs, others not so much. Avoid the restaurant and room service at all costs. Bad food, very slow service, and better cheaper places all around it. Coffee in the room would be nice. But again I would avoid the restaurants expensive nespresso and get better coffee […] and pastry across the street Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"New hotel at a great location with friendly staff"
My wife and I stayed at this hotel for 5 nights during a recent vacation. This is a brand new hotel. Everything is new and modern. The room is clean and spacious. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The hotel is located at the center of the city with walking distances to many restaurants, shops and tourist attractions. There is a major subway station […] (Diagnol) and bus stops for several bus routes all within one block. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
I am a seasoned traveler, but did not have time to research outstanding places to stay in Barcelona. When the Expedia suggested hotels popped up after booking my flight, I simply went with the suggested hotel in my price range. It surpasses level of service in all categories. Do not hesitate for one second to book your stay at the Olivia Balmes Hotel. […] It is not near La Ramblas, which is a good thing and is rather in an ideal location for anything you want to do while in Barcelona. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Nice & clean hotel, helpful stuffs"
1. close to restaurants & shops. 2. 10-15 mins walk to the city's center. 3. stuffs were very helpful.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Clean, New and Modern"
The hotel staff are very friendly and helpful .The rooms are very clean with modern style and new. The location is just great. The only negative comment is that sometimes you hear the water flow when upper rooms use the shower.Genuine Expedia guest review
Hotel was on a quiet street, but within very close walking distance to some of Gaudis sites and shopping street (and metro). The staff was very helpful and really enjoyed my stay.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"great anniversary weekend"
Excellent customer service (in English) from the moment we arrived until departure. My wife mentioned our anniversary, and they sent up a bottle of cava, chocolates and a personal note from the manager. Classy. Room was spotless, but be prepared for the unusual layout, with shower and toilet enclosed in frosted glass. Very comfortable bed and pillows, […] thermostat worked well. No outside noise could be heard except water pipes from adjacent room whenever the shower or toilet was used. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
The hotel was very clean, the staff was super helpful (suggesting a wonderful tapas spot within walking distance), and parking was convenient which is important in Barcelona. This was my favorite hotel we stayed in during our trip to Barcelona.Genuine Expedia guest review
"amazing hotel, beautiful"
thanks alot for the fastest check in and the very helpful staff.. though they helped me to do the checkin at 10 am .... thanks to mr joseph.. its a bit far from the catalunia plaza or square but worth the money.. please keep up the good work and hotel ... i forgot to say they have the best pillow i ever slept on.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"WOW! A +++"
• There was always someone at the front desk that spoke English. •On our first night, we were delighted when staff brought us a complimentary platter of chocolate covered strawberries and a bottle of water. •We brought the wrong electrical adapters, so they provided us with 2 •Our room was modern, hip, new and sleek. The bathroom was part of the room […] for an open concept, spacious feel. •The bathroom had a lighted magnifying mirror. The shower had a waterfall shower plus a handheld sprayer. Bath towels are large. Box of bathroom amenities provided. •We stayed in room 421, which overlooked Carrer de Provenca at the corner of Carrer de Balmes. The view from our window was of the apartments across the street, which were partially blocked by the trees. •Too cold to go in the unheated infinity pool. The view from the pool deck is, well, of distant apartment balconies with laundry hanging out, and television antennas. Can also see Montjuic in the distance. •There are pastry shops and mini markets on every block. •The Provencia Metro is steps from the hotel door. Lines L-7, L-5, L-3 can be accessed here. Less than a mile to walk to Playa Catalunya / Las Rambles. •Walls are a bit thin. If you are a light sleeper bring ear plugs. •Insert room key into wall slot to turn on power to the lights/tv. I would stay here again and recommend to friends! I give this hotel a 5 out of 5! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Great hotel in a really good location for exploring Barcelona. The staff were fantastic, really helpful! We would definitely stay here again next time we visit.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Amazing staff, incredible stay"
Incredible rooms, we got free early check in and a free upgrade. Staff are extremely friendly and knowledgeable, willing to help with any problems that you have! Well worth the money, would definitely stay again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Truly amazing service. Their experienced front desk managerJosep should write a book on how to handle hotel guests, and distribute it free of charge to other hotels as a service to mankind. Hotel location is excellent, tucked away from the touristy areas, so many great shops and restaurants in surrounding neighbourhood. Ask front desk for Barca tips, […] they were bang on every single time. These people set a new standard. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
good nite sleep..only problem was the internet connection was horribleGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Lovely place to stay"
Really nice hotel, good location loads of places to eat close by.Room was large and bright, comfortable bed, bathroom flooded when showering, no ridge across shower tray to retain water, or drainage point in the bathroom floor, so used a lot of towels mopping up waterGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"New hotel close to city centre"
The hotel was very well appointed, very modern but managed to give the feeling of boutique hotel. Sited a short walk from the Place de Catalunya, therefore ideal for shopping and good starting point for site seeing excursions. Hotel breakfast pleasant although personally I used the local cafe's. Great restaurants very nearby on, or near to, Caller de […] Catalunya. Staff very attentive and friendly, keen to help and please. Roof pool photo's are a bit misleading - this is a plunge pool useful for cooling off after a hectic day working or site seeing. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great staff and quite convenient for centre."
Very impressive hotel, but perhaps a little too pretty but not practical. Bathroom area too ultra modern. The area was stunning to look at but not to use. The taps in the bath area were difficult to adjust from shower to bath tap and hand held shower. A lot of water went on the floor and it is visibly having an adverse effect on the nice flooring. Privacy […] is another issue. The glass doors are stunning but you could look through them too easily. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Very modern hotel near the main shopping street in Barcelona. Hotel staff very friendly, professional and helpful with a sense of humour. Rooms modern and comfortable. Would definitely stay there again when visiting the city.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Excellent Hotel near the centre of town"
The staff at the Hotel were extremely helpful with exceptional local knowledge of the city in all aspects. The room was maintained to a very high standard. We would happily recommend this Hotel to our friends & would happily stay there again.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Good location with shops and restaurants nearby"
Barcelona is a very interesting city with a great variety of things to see and do. The Olivia Balmes was an ideal base and I would recommend it.Genuine Expedia guest review
A clean, modern boutique hotel in the heart of Barcelona. This is slightly away from the tourist areas, but all the better for it. Within 2 blocks there is both a train and a metro station, or it is about a 10 minute walk to Pl.Catalunya. There are plenty of restaurants nearby, it feels like it is in the Barcelona equivalent of Knightsbridge in London. […] Upmarket and chic. The staff all spoke good English and were extremely helpful and friendly. We arrived early and they checked us in a lot sooner so we could start enjoying the city. The pool is stainless steel, but not heated. It's a lovely roof terrace although the view isn't great. Just soak up the sun instead. We upgraded to a premium room but as far as I could tell, all that gives you is more space as it's on the corner. The room overlooked a busy street but the sound proofing was very good. The curtains shut out all the light well and there were motion activated nightlights for when you wanted to get out of bed. The easiest way of getting there from the airport we thought was aerobus to Pl. Catalunya, then the FGC railway to Provença with the T10 ticket. Google Maps wants you to get the green line metro from Pl. Espanya instead but this is hard work with luggage. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Excellent. Exceptionally friendly staff. Great location. Lovely poolGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice centrally located hotel"
Nice pool and very helpful pleasant staff. Close to an underground station and not far from major attractions.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Excellent hotel in great location."
This has got to be one of the best hotels we have stayed in, with great small touches such as scented corridors. Room was fantastic; clean lines, modern and comfortable. Hotel reception is spacious and welcoming with a good restaurant having indoor and outdoor seating. Only ate in the hotel once on the first evening but food was excellent and great […] value at only 37 Euros for a three course meal plus drinks for two of us. There is also swimming pool on the roof terrace with plenty of sun loungers (even in the pool!) and seating. Staff friendly, helpful and knowledgeable of the area and attractions. Location is a short walk (10-15 mins) from the Old City, but is better as it is quieter and situated within easy walking distance of some great shops (Channel, Burberry, Louis Vuitton etc) if your budget stretches that far! Also a nice location for coffee shops, bars, restuarants and access to the Metro. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Fantastic hotel in ideal location for foodies"
Friendly helpful knowledgeable staff. Meticulously clean, comfortable and a wonderfully modern decorated room. Great location, off the main tourist drag but still within walking distance of many attractions. importantly in a great location for experiencing the local food scene.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great Staff! lovely modern hotel!"
The location was ideal, for getting around Barcelona, the Hotel is lovely and new! would stay there again if returning to Barcelona.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Olivia Balmes Hotel"
A modern stylish hotel with excellent facilities in the spacious rooms (large bath, 2 showers, double basin, hairdryer, lots of wardrobe space, good sized safe, sofa, bureau & many mirrors. Very comfortable beds. Quiet efficient air conditioning in the rooms. Staff very helpful and always available to offer help. Would like to have had tea/ coffee making […] facilities in rooms (suggest you take your own). Good wi-fi & plenty of sockets for recharging phones & cameras. In a quiet area of Barcelona yet within walking distance of many Gaudi sites and other visitor attractions. Away from the beaches but near bus and metro routes so easy access to other areas of Barcelona & on route for the round Barcelona tour bus. Transport cheap and frequent especially if you purchase a T10 card for buses & metro, (10 journeys for 10 euros in zone 1 which is most of the sites you would want to visit). Near to the best tapas restaurant in the area, good quality interesting food & not expensive. Near to good shops & cafes for breakfast, again inexpensive & good quality. At doesn't take long to get to the other side of Barcelona ie the Olympic Park, beaches or Magic Fountain. Tour bus has 3 hop on /off routes included in the price. Make sure you use it to see the further out areas such as Guell Park ( well worth the visit). Area within a grid road system so it is easy to find your way. Go early to popular sites such as the Sagrada Familia (Gaudi's unfinished church - truely amazing & unique). Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Excellent hotel in a great location, very convienient for the train or metro and only a 5 minute walk from main shopping street. The staff are exceptionally friendly and helpful. Would recommend highly to couples.Genuine Expedia guest review
The hotel had been open just two weeks when we stayed, so, naturally, everything was shiny and new. There was still some work going on, but it was low key and not noisy. The room was of a very high quality, considering the reasonable rate. The thing that made it for me, though, was the service. It was exceptional. I would say that the hotel is great […] for couples who want a romantic weekend. It's not so great for families because the shower doors are almost transparent as is the toilet door (why?!). What kid wants to see their parents naked? Am I right? Or am I just being uptight and English? Anyway, it might matter to you. It might not. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Excellent Hotel to tour Barcelona"
An excellent place to stay. It is a brand new hotel and as such everything was in perfect working order.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great new hotel"
Fantastic hotel local to transport, main areas of interest and a number of bars and restrants. Hotel staff are keen and helpful, comfortable rooms and very clean with all the mod consGenuine Expedia guest review
"Brand New Hotel"
We arrived on the hotel's opening day (Monday 12th August 2013). A few workmen still tinkering with fittings. Managers and staff effusively friendly and helpful. The manager was always greeting us and having a chat. Excellent, helpful staff. The room was spacious with huge, bright windows. Twin beds. Roomy shower. Wash basin actually within the room […] itself, which was a little unusual. Large TV built into the wall. Effective air con. Fabulous, open-air pool on the rooftop. Small, but great for soaking and a few, short lengths. Corridors a little dark with dim lighting. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
La estancia ha sido muy agradable desde la llegada hasta la salida. Tuvimos un pequeño problema con el cargador de ipad que, finalmente, nos ayudaron a resolver. Excelente el trato.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
스탭들이 매우 친절하고 모든 요구사항을 들어줍니다. 전철 한정거장이면 카탈루냐 광장으로 갈 수 있어 교통도 좋은 편입니다. 유서깊은 오래된 호텔보다 모던한 분위기를 선호하는 분들께 강추합니다.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Temiz ve Guzel"
Otelin dizayni cok guzel. Oda ferah ve modern dizayn edilmis. Calisanlar cok kibar. Merkeze 20 dakika yurume mesafesinde. Metroya cok yakin. Fiyat belki yakin otellere gore yukssek kalmis olabilir ama problem yasamayacaginiz garanti.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Camera silenziosa e di design"
Camera silenziosa e di design. Letti comodi e personale gentile e disponibile. Rccomandabile.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Inanılmaz konforlu bir yatak!!"
Muhteşem bir otel, odalar çok güzel ve konforluGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Centraal in bruisende stad"
Metro tegenover hotelingang. Loopafstand van place de Catalunya.Genuine Expedia guest review
Hotel is prima, maar ligt aan een weg die 4 km lang is. We hebben eerste keer veel te ver gelopenGenuine Expedia guest review
"Väldesignat hotell med bra service"
Utmärkt hotell med bra rum och bra service. Frukosten utmärkt, om än något dyr. Hotellet var nyöppnat sedan fyra månader - vilket möjligen var förklaringen till att temperaturjusteringen på duschen fungerade dålig.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
good places to central area, restaurants or shopping or visiting are all convenientGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Centralt og elegant"
Helt i gennem flink personale, pæne værelser, central beliggenhed, elegant hotel. Tip topGenuine Expedia guest review
"the location and service is good!"
very nice location. relatively safe area in Barcelona. very convenient for shopping. The staff is kind and sweet! The only pity is about the shower room and sink.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
No se, quizás soy divicil, pero cuando veo una puntuación "Excepcional", espero una estancia excepcional. Llegamos tarde al hotel y pregunte si hay servicio al habitación. Habia pero solo un sandwich de jamón i queso frío. En mi opinion, esto no califica para una puntuación excepcional! El hotel en general estaba bien, habitaciones limpias, personal […] agradable etc. etc. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
デザイナーズホテルを実感するスタイリッシュかつ広いお部屋はエアコンも静かで滞在中はとても快適でした。バスタブのある部屋に宿泊しましたが、シャワーの使い方が若干わかりづらく、最初は苦労しました。残念な点としては、部屋にスリッパがなかったことです（欧州ではこれが普通なんでしょうか？）。ホテルの周りには地下鉄の駅、朝から開いているカフェから有名なバルまであり、便利でした。Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Bra läge mitt i..Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Super Hotel -"
liegt sehr zentral und man kann alles bequem erreichen.Genuine Expedia guest review
a very stylish and new hotel located very central, with very very efficient and friendly stuff. really loved the hotel and enjoyed the stay! Breakfast had a very good assortment of bread, cheese, ham and sausages, eggs, coffee (nespresso), juices, fruits and pastries. the waiter was very fast by taking the used plates away (almost to fast for my taste, […] i like to use the same plate twice). We have not used the pool, but it´s definately smaller than on the pictures. the standard rooms had a nice size and were clean, for my taste the matress was a bit too hard, but still comfy. The cleaning lady was a bit fast on the seond day, we were still in bed, when she wanted to come in. The only disadvantage of the hotel or maybe only our room I would say is, that we could hear the toilet flushing, shower and the lady walking in high heels next door. The floors are covered with laminate, thank god no carpets. We´ll be back again to the hotel, when we´re back in Barcelona!!! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
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