What We Love
- A five-star gastro hotel in Barcelona, with welcome drink and access to the spa
- Having Barcelona’s best designer shopping street on your doorstep
- Delectable Catalan cuisine and fine wines in the Michelin-starred Roca Moo restaurant
- Indulgent global pampering rituals in the Oriental-styled Spaciomm spa
What To Know
- The rooftop pool and terrace overlooks Gaudi’s Casa Milà
- This hip property (with an on-site nightclub) is not for seclusion seekers
- The spa has an indoor pool, hammam, water circuit, Pilates studio and hair salon
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
For an all-out shopping splurge in the Catalan capital, the location of Barcelona’s very first ‘design hotel’ is totally on-point; just off the Passeig de Gràcia and within easy reach of Avinguda Diagonal – the much-lauded five-kilometre shopping stretch that is home to flagship stores from most of the planet’s high-end designers.
But it’s not all about the shopping at this five-star city slicker. Beneath its unusual limestone façade is a feast of avant-garde design, most apparent in the 91 guest rooms. Matched with chic-as-you-like bathrooms, each is styled as a super-sleek living space with oak parquet flooring, bold splashes of colour, modish fixtures and fittings, and all the luxuries and gadgetry you could desire.
Days can be spent lounging and people-watching by the rooftop terrace pool that overlooks Gaudi’s Casa Milà, sampling adventurous Catalan fare at the award-winning Michelin-starred restaurant, and kicking back with potent cocktails in the cool-looking lobby bar. Equally alluring is the Oriental-styled spa with its indoor pool and excellent pampering menu. The on-site nightclub will have you getting your groove on right into the early hours.
Each of the 91 rooms, which includes eight suites, are styled as super-sleek living spaces with oak parquet flooring, designer-led furnishings, bold splashes of colour, hand-woven rugs, and modish fixtures and fittings. Bathrooms are equally chic and kitted out with a bathtub and shower, complimentary toiletries, bathrobes and slippers. The Standard room and the larger Superior room both have comfortable king-size beds or two twin beds. The more spacious Junior suite has a canopy bed and a separate lounge area. All accommodation overlooks either the inner courtyard or Passeig de Gràcia.
Managed by Barcelona’s esteemed El Celler de Can Roca, signature restaurant Roca Moo is a Michelin-star hangout that takes a modern twist on Catalan cooking. Choose from the à la carte menu, or opt for the more adventurous tasting menus with matching wines. Less formal is the lobby-based Roca Bar – an all-day spot with comfortable sofas and a fireplace where you can enjoy speciality teas, potent cocktails, snacks, and casual fare. There is also an on-site nightclub with a resident DJ on Fridays from 10pm to 4am, and a mix-up of singers, saxophones, percussion and DJ beats that kicks off after midnight on Saturdays.
For Zen-like calm, Spaciomm is an Oriental-styled pampering haven with an indoor pool, hamman, water circuit, pilates and gravitation spaces, treatment cabins and concept hairdressing salon. Each of the signature Rituals of the World treatments are wonderfully named; choose from Diamond Magnetic by Natura Bissé, Desert Moon Ritual, Thousand and One Nights and more. The spa opens from 10am to 9.30pm from Monday to Saturday, and from 10am to 6pm on Sunday. Personal training is available on request.
Just off the Passeig de Gràcia and a five-minute stroll from Gaudí’s Casa Milà, you’ll be close to Avinguda Diagonal – Barcelona’s famous five-kilometre shopping stretch that is home to most of the world’s high-end designer boutiques. You’ll also be within a 15-minute walk from Plaza de Catalunya and Las Ramblas, and just 100 years from Diagonal Metro Station. City must-dos include riding the hop-on-hop-off Bus Turistic for unrivalled sightseeing, chilling out on a mosaic bench at Parc Güell, browsing the quirky shops in the Gothic Quarter, and fuelling your passion for FC Barcelona at the spectacular Camp Nou.
How to Get There
We stayed here for our last five days/nights while in Barcelona for the first time during the first week of October 2018. We moved here after one horrible night at Hotel Gran Havana a few blocks away. We had to move due to some pretty serious maintenance and cleaning issues. We learned later that they had experienced some serious damage due to a recent storm.
Fortunately, our stay at Sir Victor (formerly Hotel Omm) was a big improvement with regard to room condition, amenities, and public areas. That said, during the transtion from the previous hotel, we had to work through several layers of travel agent bureaucracy. This limited our available rooms at check in. Indeed, the front desk staff at Sir Victor notified us that they only had ONE ROOM AVAILABLE and it was on the first floor. Further, they told us it was the only room that would be occupied on that floor. With some trepidation (and honestly very little other options) we took the room anyway. Compared to our previous hotel, overall, it was a very big improvement.
TIP: If you book through an independent or for that matter OTA (online travel agent), you can run into this issue if there is a major problem (negotiated rates and all). The other option is to do travel planning all by yourself. There are trade offs though.
Anyway, back to our hotel, you can't go that wrong choosing it over where we stayed the night before. They did accept our same total rate and package which was good. The room wa in much better condition and the restaurant and public areas were much nicer as well. We had breakfast included with our rate, and found the breakfast set up to be very good. An added plus was its location closer to some major activity and historical sights and just a few steps from a main street (the Passeig de Gracia).
Next time, if we decided to return and spend time in that area as a base, we would check it out again. We did learn during our visit that they were considering a name change. We just didn't know what it would be (until now). Some more recent reviews indicate that they are now making some other improvements as well.
When we first arrived we were greeted as if we were family The staff was polite but not over enthusiastic which sometimes puts me off as it feels fake The design of the hotel is super although is partly going through a renovation which knowing the new firm which will manage the hotel that being the SIR Hotels it can only improve from its current state .I would gladly recommended it to anybody travelling to Barcelona .
We stayed here for our Thanksgiving getaway this year. It was our first time in Barcelona (food is amazing!!) and we certainly enjoyed our trip very much because of how convenient this hotel omm is located.
The hotel staff were all very nice. We had some problem with our toilet and the water wouldn't stop flushing. The hotel staff helped us change to the next room right away (if you read one of my pervious posts on the hotel in RI, you'd know why I appreciate this experience so much). Our checkin experience was also exceptional. The front desk gave us a lot of suggestions on places to go, food to eat, and etc.
Having stayed and documented so many different hotels around the world, I have to say that the design of Hotel Omm is one of the top-notch ones. I love the bathroom and the closet :)
P/S the only thing I wish we had experienced is the rooftop bar/pool — which we didn't get to see it. I guess if we come back again during summer, we will have a chance to check it out.
We stayed in Hotel Omm for a couple of nights prior to boarding a cruise. We arrived very early but were welcomed and able to check in right away. The breakfast service is a great value - buffet with many choices, fresh juices, and the ability to order hot dishes included.
Our room was spacious and had 2 small balconies. Bathroom was quite large ...only downside was poor lighting.
Very central, very helpfull staff and extremely comfortable bed and pillows. After reading a previous review about the toilet area having no sink I was expecting the worst, but the bidet did have a normal tap, there where also guest towels in this area. Did visit the spa which had a complementary water route ie a large very warm jacuzzi and steam room which was great if you are walking all day as we were. Only down sides, very dark in spa and no tea coffee making facillities in the room! We had taken tea bags with us as spares, and when we asked the reception if we could have a kettle and cups they suppplied these.