4.5
Very Good 2005 Reviews
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Amenities

  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Casino
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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Overview

Location

With a stay at Ohla Barcelona, you’ll be centrally located in Barcelona, steps from Palau de la Musica Catalana and minutes from Santa Caterina Market. This 5-star hotel is close to Casa Batllo and Sagrada Familia.

Rooms

Make yourself at home in one of the 74 individually decorated guestrooms, featuring iPod docking stations and LCD televisions. Your bed comes with down comforters and Egyptian cotton sheets. Complimentary wired and wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and satellite programming provides entertainment. Partially open bathrooms have designer toiletries and hair dryers.

Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities

Don’t miss out on the many recreational opportunities, including a health club, an outdoor pool, and a sauna. Additional features at this hotel include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge). Getting to nearby attractions is a breeze with the area shuttle (surcharge).

Food & Drink

Enjoy a meal at one of the hotel’s dining establishments, which include 2 restaurants and a coffee shop/café. From your room, you can also access 24-hour room service. Relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge or a poolside bar.

Business & Travel Amenities

Featured amenities include complimentary wired Internet access, limo/town car service, and express check-in. For a surcharge, guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle at scheduled times and a cruise ship terminal shuttle.

How to Get There

Ohla Barcelona
Via Laietana, 49
Barcelona, 08003 Spain

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 2005 Reviews
Nice hotel not sure if it is 5 star
Reviewed 3 days ago

My husband and i stayed at the Ohla Barcelona hotel in May 2019 with our 7 month old baby. When we arrived we were greeted by the concierge and directed to the 1st floor to check in. We took the lift and as the doors opened the reception reminded us of a spa rather than a hotel as it was very dimly lit and consisted of a desk with 2 chairs facing it. - we found this quite strange. The girls on reception were polite and courteous, however very young and in our opinion maybe a little inexperienced for this customer facing role. We were provided with cool hand towels to freshen up and ushered to our room. We had booked an upgraded junior suite to ensure we had a bath for our young son to enjoy. We were in room 611. We had also requested a cot to be made available for our stay and completed the necessary forms to request hypoallergenic pillows with the scent of lavender. When we got to our room we were slightly disappointed as the pillows we requested were not there. We were however gifted a bottle of Cava and some chocolates (unfortunately we are not alcohol drinkers so the gesture was a bit wasted on us). Overall the room did not compare well to other junior suites we have enjoyed in other European cities. The room was smaller than we would expect, the bathroom was impractical with a hidden WC with a very heavy door that had no lock and could not be propped open. The shower sprayed water all over the floor and the bath mat could not stay outside the door as the door would not open with it there. The plugs in the double sinks did not keep water in the sinks. The mini bar was in a cupboard and was not well ventilated so potentially a fire hazard. Speaking of fire - the windows in the room do not open and at the time the staff member who showed us to our room were not aware of the fire escape plans. The tv makes an awfully loud sound when you turn it on and off - not ideal with a sleeping baby in tow. We had booked bed and breakfast and the staff in the restaurant were very friendly. The food at breakfast was hit and miss, with the same items each day and some days these were fresher than others. We felt it would be better to have a variety each day rather than repetition as this can become tiresome after 2 or 3 days. There were very few options for our weaning baby e.g. no unsalted butter, no porridge, no weetabix however, we would especially like to recognise Ana who really went out of her way to accommodate us and our child even ordering us weetabix to feed our son breakfast on our last few days and providing us with a high chair each day that was very helpful.The concierge were always friendly and helpful. The gym is tiny with limited equipment. The wellness centre consists of a sauna, hairdressers sink and chair, massage facilities and 2 WCs. The rooftop pool is more of a plunge pool and in our opinion used for show to attract people to the bar rather than for practical use. We unfortunately could not use it with our son as it was not heated - this was very disappointing for a so called 5 star hotel. The hotel restaurant La Plassohla serves amazing food. We had the suckling pig and slow cooked beef with truffle tagliatelle, patatas bravas and ham croquettes - the food was delicious and definitely worth a try. The hotel itself is in a good location close to most areas of interest to tourists. We felt on the outside this hotel looks fairly decent, however the finer details expected in a 5 star hotel were missing for us.

Great central location
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice hotel with extremely helpful and informative concierge. Rooms nice size for European standards. Location the best next to the Old Town and not far from
Beach. Also steps away from major bus lines and metro stops along w Aerobus to the airport

Fabulous hotel and Michelin star restaurant
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here for 4 nights, had an amazing time, staff couldn’t be more helpful and hotel room spotless
Cava when we arrived and checked in also at breakfast if you want it. Buffet breakfast has a great selection of the quality you would expect from a hotel of this standard...... loved it and would happily stay there again.... thank you hotel Ohla 😊

Good but definitely room for improvement
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I enjoyed my stay with my fiancee but there were a few things that the hotel could really improve on.
Firstly check in: Check in was confusing, you don't check in on the ground floor. There's a concierge desk which I mistook for check in. We stood awkwardly for 10 minutes before a member of staff told us to check in on the floor above.
The check in area was cramped. We had to wait around 15 minutes before we were able to get a member of staff to check us in.

We stayed in a junior suite with a city view which was fantastic! I would highly recommend! Bvlgari amenities, comfortable bed, nepresso machine, large bath tub and a well stocked mini bar.
The hotel is environmentally friendly which is great. Glass bottles of water provided etc and they don't throw out the likes of shampoo and conditioner bottles after one use which I've seen other hotels doing.
Wifi was also excellent and tv had plenty of channels.
On the first evening we received a complimentary bottle of Cava which was a nice touch.

Negatives with room: pillows were poor (very flat) and there was a constant smell in the toilet.

Rooftop bar / pool area: Disappointing to say the least. Incredible views over the city and one of the reasons we booked this hotel however:
No loungers to sunbathe
The pool was very small
Stupidly overpriced! 16 euro for a cocktail, 10 euro for a pint of beer, 35 euro for a measure of premium rum. (Ron Zacappa XO which retails around £80 per bottle).
One member of staff on the bar to serve 40+ guests in the afternoon. We ended up getting up and leaving after waiting 30 minutes.
We only got to enjoy the area in the evening.

Breakfast: Breakfast was good and there was plenty of choice.

Overall I was impressed with my stay and the hotel has a great location for exploring Barcelona.

Returned my phone-charger by posting it to UK .
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This Hotel has incredibly nice staff.
We were received with a bottle of champagne, the front desk for tourist guidance has been extremely helpful. The room service has never been so quick in my holidays as in this hotel.
On top of it they returned by posting to UK , our phone-charger that we had forgotten in the room.