What We Love
- The rooftop terrace features a plunge pool and lounge chairs
- In-room massages are available
- Free WiFi and bike rental
What To Know
- A two-minute walk from the Plaza Espanya metro station
- The hotel organizes regular bike and walking tours of the city
- A $1.50 tourist tax per person, per night will be collected by the hotel at checkout
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
Just off the Gran Via in Barcelona’s Eixample district, the Ofelias is a hip hotel with a roof terrace and a cozy lounge bar. The 44 guestrooms are all about clean lines and comfort, with a white-on-cream color scheme, chunky wooden floors, lightbox artworks and large glass doors that lead through to the bathrooms (which feature rainfall showers and luxe bath products). Triple Rooms are great for families or groups, and Terrace Rooms come with a private wooden deck. The hotel espouses a “slow travel” philosophy that promotes relaxation and healthy eating; ayurvedic and organic breakfasts are served every morning, and the property makes an ideal base from which to enjoy the buzz of Barcelona at a leisurely pace. Explore the sights and then head back for a dip in the rooftop pool, indulge in an in-room massage or kick back in the lounge bar with a cava.
In the Area
The Ofelias is located in Eixample, Barcelona’s modernist district, so watch your step: You’ll spend a lot of time looking up at the unique buildings. Your list of must-sees will be long, but near the top should be Antoni Gaudí’s world famous work-in-progress, the Sagrada Familia; the incredible Casa Batllo, built by Gaudí at the start of the 1900s; and Park Güell, with its spectacular sculptures and views across the city to the Mediterranean. Tuck into tapas at Quimet i Quimet, and try out legendary cocktail bar Dry Martini before moving on to one of Barca’s world class clubs. Just opposite the hotel, Parc de Joan Miró is a tribute to the artist; it features Miró’s striking sculpture Dona i Ocell.
How to Get There
Hotel was nice inside and clean had a room with terrace on first floor which was nice but sun didn’t even shine on the terrace. Also being on the ground floor I would get woken up every night by some horrendous noise we couldn’t make out whether it was coming from the aircon or from somebody taking a shower at 3am a few floors above. Either way it was very unsettling. Location of hotel is somewhat unpracticle. Admittedly short tube ride from la Rambla or about 27 minute tube ride to the beach. Which for me coming from London was like I wasn’t even on holiday having to catch tube everyday. Ended up overspending due to the amount of taxis I was taking just to get in an out of the food areas. Roof top pool nice but looks onto the top of the shopping centre. Breakfast also overpriced for the standard of food provided. Definitely will not be returning.
We stayed for 5 nights and loved every minute of it, the hotel is absolutely beautiful and the swimming pool on the roof was a nice way to unwind after a busy exploring the city.
The rooms are very modern and have a luxurious feel.
The breakfast buffet was delicious and the service from all members of staff was outstanding. Ofelias Hotel is truly special a place and I would highly recommend it if you're looking for a romantic/luxury city break.
AS it the case with many hotels in Barcelona, Ofelias Hotel is carefully designed with a nice and elegant design-focused mindset. Nice rooms, clean, elegant decor. Friendly and service-minded personnel and a fine breakfast-buffet. Living there is easy.