Olivia Balmes Hotel
Olivia Balmes Hotel
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9.2
Exceptional

"Kudos to Eduardo, who was really friendly and helpful!"

Shiqi

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March 22, 2018

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What guests are saying:
Great location and excellent service. Thank you!
Jennifer from United States
Group
Overall a pretty good property. Pros- Great staff, breakfast and location Cons- Housekeeping, bed quality and certain rooms facing the side wall of the hotel
Kourosh from Canada
Solo traveler
Good location for exploring the city. Great value....no brainer
Gordon from United Kingdom
Couple
The hotel staff were excellent, and the hotel is in a perfect location walking distance to most of the major tourist attractions. Will be back to visit again.
Matthew from Ireland
Family with teens
Very friendly helpfull staff...neat nice clean room...
Soniviel from Indonesia
Family with young children
Very convenient, with a lot of cafe nearby. You can go shopping within few minutes. The swimming pool is great. Like the hotel very much.
YIYANG from China
Couple
Staff where great , really made our trip easier, classy hotel
Christopher from Australia
Couple
Quiet rooms, comfortable beds, great shower, excellent staff, and good location.
Elizabeth from United States
Family with teens
What an incredibly friendly and helpful staff! This was our first time staying at the Olivia Balmes Hotel when in Barcelona, and it will always be our hotel of choice in the future.
Joann from United States
Couple

Olivia Balmes Hotel

Exceptional location
- Inside city center
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9.1
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10
Exceptional service
9.5
Recommended by 99% of guests
Value for money8.8
Distance to city center1.0 Km
Location rating9.1
Nearest airportBarcelona Airport (BCN)
Distance to airport11.8 km
  • 290 meters to public transportation

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Air conditioning

  • Daily housekeeping

Room choices
9.2
Exceptional
Room comfort & quality
Premium Double Room
Premium Double Room
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  • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 queen bed
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Design Double or Twin
Design Double or Twin
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 single beds or 1 double b...
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Suite Olivia
Suite Olivia
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 king bed and 1 sofa bed
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Triple Superior
Triple Superior
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 single bed and 1 double b...
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Superior Single
Superior Single
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  • Non-smoking
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Premium Single
Premium Single
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  • Non-smoking
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Suite Single
Suite Single
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  • Non-smoking
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Standard Triple
Standard Triple
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  • Non-smoking
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Standard Single
Standard Single
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  • Non-smoking
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Standard Queen
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    What people love about the property

    • 8.0
      Very good

      "Good stay, nice rooms and great staff."

      Frederik

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      March 14, 2017

    • 10.0
      Exceptional

      "Neat nice clean room"

      Soniviel

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      January 2, 2017

    • 10.0
      Exceptional

      "What an incredibly friendly and helpful staff!"

      Joann

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      October 21, 2016

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    9.6
    Exceptional

    "Great location and excellent service."

    Jennifer

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    May 22, 2017

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    Nearest essentials

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    What to eat nearby

    Spanish cuisine
    Spanish cuisine
    La Gran Tasca
    90 m Spanish
    Tap De Suro
    220 m Spanish, Wine Bar
    L'illa de Rossello
    250 m Spanish
    American cuisine
    American cuisine
    el dorado chicken
    110 m American, Peruvian
    El Filete Ruso
    210 m American
    Nice People BB
    210 m American, Bar, European
    Mediterranean cuisine
    Mediterranean cuisine
    Restaurante La Provenca
    60 m Mediterranean
    Restaurante Balmes 103
    90 m Mediterranean
    Balmes Rossello
    90 m Mediterranean, Spanish

    What they offer

    10.0
    Exceptional

    "You get all you need at a very fair price"

    Frederik

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    December 27, 2017

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    Real reviews from real guests

    Agoda Reviews (259)Booking.com Reviews (1748)
    9.1
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    10
    Exceptional
    Cleanliness9.5
    Facilities8.9
    Location9.1
    Room comfort and quality9.2
    Service9.5
    Value for money8.8
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    10.0
    Exceptional
    samantha from Jamaica
    Family with teens
    Design Double or Twin
    Stayed 4 nights in September 2018
    Great experience without actually staying at the hotel!!”
    This hotel is the BEST at communicating with their guests even before they arrive! The staff has a heart and are very thoughtful. I didn’t even stay there and I was so impressed. THAT is what you call service. I will tell everyone. 2 days before I checked in to the hotel I r’cd a call that my mum had passed. I emailed the hotel who advised that b/c I booked with Agoda I had to cancel thru them. The hotel constantly wrote me emails of comfort and even reached to Agoda on my behalf to assist me with a refund. Agoda you were not nice. It was an extenuating circumstance despite the type of booking. I can produce the death certificate and was hoping for a full refund. The Olivia Balmes hotel will get my booking directly when next I visit Spain. Sadly, Agoda you and your team will not get any good reviews from me. Your service to me was not considerate during my time of unexpected grief. The hotel Olivia gets 5 stars and more. Regrettably Agoda gets no stars.
    Reviewed October 01, 2018
    Thank you very much for your comments and assessment. We look forward to greeting you again on your next trip to Barcelona.
    Responded October 06, 2018
    Olivia Balmes Hotel
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Anthony from United Kingdom
    Family with teens
    Design Double or Twin
    Stayed 3 nights in June 2018
    Great short break”
    I stayed here with my 16 year old daughter. The staff are super friendly and really helpful. My wallet was was stolen on my way from the airport and the team were really sympathetic and helpful. They know the locale well and made some great recommendations for activities and restaurants. I would stay here again if I return to Barcelona.
    Reviewed June 24, 2018
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Annie from Singapore
    Family with teens
    Design Double or Twin
    Stayed 4 nights in July 2016
    fantastic stay at Olivia balmes”
    Staff at Olivia Balmes are really fantastic. Extremely helpful, and always smiling. We enjoyed our stay at Olivia Balmes hotel. It is a modern hotel, clean and comfortable. Rooms are well sound proof. You can't hear the road noise even though it is next to a busy street. The only thing to improve on would be the pillows. They were a bit too soft for me.
    Reviewed July 31, 2016
    9.7
    Exceptional
    Vivien from Singapore
    Couple
    Design Double or Twin
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2015
    Excellent room and service ”
    The service by the staff there. Clean and comfortable room. Breakfast has variety.
    I loved it. Service was so good. They would always greet you with a smile. Very genuine and sincere. They would even open the gym earlier if you asked then too. Room has such comfortable sheets. There was a nice welcome snack as well. Just made my stay at Barcelona so much better than it already was.
    Reviewed January 02, 2016
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Jessica from United States
    Family with teens
    Design Double or Twin
    Stayed 3 nights in February 2018
    20 min walk from Placa de Catalunya”
    My first hotel option was sold out so I opted to take a chance at Olivia Balmes Hotel. It is a 20 minute walk from Placa de Catalunya which can be far for some. I personally did not mind the walk. There is a train station across the street and ample buses within a few minutes. The room was well designed, very clean and comfortable. I would definitely stay here again.
    Reviewed May 28, 2018
    9.6
    Exceptional
    LeeAnne from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Design Double or Twin
    Stayed 4 nights in April 2018
    Fabulous, comfortable and friendly hotel”
    Beautiful modern hotel. Extremely comfortable beds, excellent shower and large room. Location is to the north of the centre, only a 20 to 30 minute walk to the Old Town and key tourist sites. Staff were really helpful and attentive, starting with a wonderful welcome. Worth paying extra for the delicious breakfast.
    Reviewed April 25, 2018
    9.2
    Exceptional
    jack from United Kingdom
    Solo traveler
    Design Double or Twin
    Stayed 4 nights in March 2018
    Easter in Barcelona”
    What a great stay! Lovely hotel with exceptionally friendly staff. The welcome drink is a really nice touch and everyone so helpful. A few more weights in the gym and an ice machine would be my only improvements. Will definitely see you again soon. Keep up the good work. Jx
    Reviewed April 14, 2018
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Mrinal from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Design Double or Twin
    Stayed 3 nights in March 2018
    Friendly Staff with good rooms”
    Location was fab however would have preferred to stay near the Catalunya or La Ramblas area for more flexibility in terms of the sites to visit. However the hotel does justice by having a very helpful and friendly staff who are 100% responsive to any issues or queries. The rooms were good with right cooling and being clean all the time. I would definitely recommend this hotel and would not hesitate to stay again!
    Reviewed April 04, 2018
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Shiqi from Singapore
    Couple
    Design Double or Twin
    Stayed 4 nights in March 2018
    Excellent hotel; amazing service and had a very comfortable stay”
    Situated in a corner of a pretty quiet area, it's a 5-minute walk from hotel to Casa Milà (La Pedrera) and on to the street, Passeig de Gracia. It's also very near to the Provenca metro station. Room's very modern and is open concept. There are frosted doors to the loo and to the shower, so no issues with privacy! You can pull out the frosted glass panels to partition bathroom from the sleeping area, if you want to. All the basic amenities you would need (toothbrush & toothpaste, vanity kit, travel sized hair dryer, towels, etc.) are provided for. The attentive, friendly and warm staff made our experience even better. (Kudos to Eduardo, who was really friendly and helpful! Thank you!) It's very well priced for a hotel of this standard. I can see why it was awarded the top hotel of travellers in 2017 and definitely spot on with the 4.5 star ratings. I would definitely recommend this hotel!
    Reviewed March 22, 2018
    8.4
    Excellent
    Noah from United States
    Couple
    Design Double or Twin
    Stayed 4 nights in August 2018
    Excellent”
    Pros: hotel was clean and modern. The staffs were friendly. Great location Cons: you can hear the noise from the floor above and from the lobby .
    Reviewed August 16, 2018
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Leticia from United Arab Emirates
    Couple
    Design Double or Twin
    Stayed 2 nights in April 2018
    Spacious rooms and great location”
    I had a pleasant stay at this hotel. The staff was friendly and helpful, the rooms are spacious and the location is perfect
    Reviewed May 09, 2018
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Manuela from United States
    Family with teens
    Triple Superior
    Stayed 6 nights in December 2017
    Suprr nice & helpful staff from the manager to the cleaning staff. They respond to requests fast”
    Worth the money, nice & safe neighborhood. Located in the area where transportation is accessible. Will come back to this hotel.
    Reviewed January 01, 2018
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Kim from United Kingdom
    Family with teens
    Design Double or Twin
    Stayed 5 nights in November 2017
    Exceptional”
    Reception staff were very friendly and approachable. It was our first time in Barcelona and they spent at least 10 minutes with us when we checked in advising where we should go and how to get there. They were always very welcoming and nothing was too much trouble. The rooms were very clean and cleverly designed although the bathroom was only separated from the main room by a glass screen and my daughter was slightly apprehensive as to how much could be seen through the glass.
    Reviewed November 09, 2017
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Marisa from United States
    Family with young children
    Design Double or Twin
    Stayed 5 nights in July 2017
    Exceptional”
    Great location- walking distance to most sights. Great restaurants all around the hotel. Hotel staff so welcoming upon arrival and helpful during the stay. Hey even upgraded us to a larger room when we checked in!!! That was so nice of them. The pool is amazing to relax after a day of sightseeing. Next time we come to Barcelona we will definitely be staying at Olivia Balmes!
    Reviewed August 03, 2017
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Alison from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Design Double or Twin
    Stayed 7 nights in July 2017
    Wonderful”
    This was our first visit to Barcelona and we were so lucky to pick such an excellent hotel. The most outstanding feature is the excellent staff but in addition the hotel was comfortable, outstandingly clean and we had no complaints at all. The pool is small but considering it is in the middle of the city, a treat. I cannot recommend the hotel highly enough.
    Reviewed July 20, 2017
    8.8
    Excellent
    Breanainn from Ireland
    Couple
    Design Double or Twin
    Stayed 3 nights in April 2017
    Brialliant stay in a great hotel!!”
    The reception staff were fantastic and very helpful and friendly, and were able to help us with anything we needed. The rooms are modern and clean with a very large double bed. The facilities were perfect with a rooftop pool and a restaurant and bar area. The hotel is in a good location, walking distance to the main streets and located in a nice area, near plenty of restaurants and cafes. We had a lovely stay!!
    Reviewed April 27, 2017
    8.0
    Excellent
    Frederik from Denmark
    Couple
    Premium Double Room
    Stayed 4 nights in March 2017
    Nice hotel, good price and location.”
    Good stay, nice rooms and great staff. We did not have any breakfast, even the price was fair at 15 EUR pp. as there are many places around the area to choose from. The only annoying bit was the shower in the middle of the room and the cink as well. We knew this when booking, but it made the room quite humid and we needed to opent he window. There is also not any cosy restarurant anywhere - just one in the lobby, but with BCN and Exiample at your feet, this is worth it. Best price for a new hotel in the area in my opinion.
    Reviewed March 14, 2017
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Nicole from United States
    Couple
    Design Double or Twin
    Stayed 2 nights in February 2017
    Great value...large room and very modern ”
    Rooftop pool is a great escape, and there is the gym and lounge area up there as well. Rooms have a good amount of space and the long counter is nice for holding purses, shopping bags etc. Only complaint is the bathroom layout, as others have mentioned. You walk into the room and the sink is right in the open with a toilet closet and shower on each side..when you step out of the shower you are a few feet from the bed, but there IS a sliding glass door to close off the bath area from the bed if you want privacy. We are a couple so it was fine!
    Reviewed February 22, 2017
    8.8
    Excellent
    Brendan from United States
    Family with teens
    Triple Superior
    Stayed 4 nights in December 2016
    Had a wonderful time over the long new years eve weekend at Olivia balmes hotel.”
    The service at the olivia balmes hotel stood out way above the norm. 5 Star level professionalism and courtesy. Joseph, reception manager, was especially helpful for us as first timers to Barcelona. Restaurant was superb both in food quality and service. We loved it here. I'll always come back to olivia balmes when in Barca.
    Reviewed January 03, 2017
    8.8
    Excellent
    YONG from Singapore
    Couple
    Design Double or Twin
    Stayed 4 nights in November 2016
    Nice hotel, modern rooms ”
    Modern hotel situated off the shopping streets. Although hotel is situated close to a metro stop(Provenca), it is not exactly near the main shopping streets of La Rambla and Passeig de Gracia. It was a good 20min and 15min walk respectively. If you intend to walk to Sagrada Familia, it's gonna be a good 35min walk. Food wise, there are no nearby 'decent' eateries and one would have to walk to Placa Catalunya to get to some of the restaurants. Hotel does have a nice gym and rooftop pool. Rooms are decently sized but with no bathtubs. Modern looking room with perhaps too much carpentry that gives the room a woody feel.
    Reviewed December 06, 2016
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