9.4
Exceptional
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Housekeeping19
Breakfast11
Swimming Pool7
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9.1
Exceptional
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Exceptional location - Inside city center
Parking
Available
Popular landmarks
La Pedrera Casa Mila 450 m
Casa Batllo 530 m
Palace of Catalan Music 1.5 km
Mercat de la Boqueria 1.6 km
Las Ramblas 1.81 km
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia 1.83 km
Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic) 1.88 km
The Magic Fountain 2.41 km
Parc Guell 2.52 km
Camp Nou 3.22 km
Nearby landmarks
Premier 100 m
Masajes a 1000 100 m
Mas Bacus 110 m
Tomates Fritos 120 m
Calzados Casanovas 120 m
Mediterráneo 140 m
Galeria Jose de Ibarra 150 m
BEB Bikes Rental 150 m
Salvador Bachiller 180 m
Groc 210 m
Olivia Balmes Hotel

"Friendly, speedy check-in."

Raymond - February 25, 2020

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Olivia Balmes Hotel

Balmes, 117, Eixample, Barcelona, Spain, 08008 - See map
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Everything you need for a rejuvenating retreat for both body and spirit.
Spa & Beauty
Massage
Solarium
Workout and Leisure
Fitness center
Swimming pool [outdoor]
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Exceptional service
9.6 rating for service
Exceptional cleanliness
9.5 rating for cleanliness
Exceptional reputation
Recommended by 93% of guests
Exceptional comfort
9.2 room quality and comfort

The staff are friendly, gracious, helpful and always greet you when you come in/out, even getting the door for you.

Kerry | February 25, 2020

Accommodate my needs for a room with special needs, complimentary.

Raymond | February 25, 2020

It was awesome to be greeted with warmth and recommendations!

Kerry | February 25, 2020

This hotel was in a perfect, clean, comfortable condition.

Kerry | February 25, 2020

We would stay again next time we are in Barcelona!!

Kerry | February 25, 2020

Great location and excellent service.

Jennifer | May 22, 2017

  • 290 meters to public transportation

  • Airport transfer

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Air conditioning

  • Daily housekeeping

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Barcelona every 42 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money8.9
Distance to city center1.0 Km
Location rating9.1
Nearest airportBarcelona-El Prat Airport (BCN)
Distance to airport11.8 km

Rooms available at Olivia Balmes Hotel

9.2
Exceptional
Room comfort & quality
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 king bed and 1 sofa bed
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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
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 single bed and 1 double b...
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Double Room with Balcony
Double Room with Balcony
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 double bed
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Superior Double or Twin Room
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Shower and bathtub
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  • Room size: 45 m²/484 ft²
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Premium Double Room Single Use
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  • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
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  • Room size: 32 m²/344 ft²
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Olivia Balmes Hotel?

Check-in is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The property offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to Olivia Balmes Hotel?

Olivia Balmes Hotel is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of EUR 80. Just use the Let us know what you need section of the booking page to let the hotel know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. A stay at Olivia Balmes Hotel also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the property's convenient shuttle service. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Olivia Balmes Hotel has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Car parking is available for a fee of EUR 22 per day. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Barcelona with private transportation, the hotel can arrange car rental for you.

What is the smoking policy at Olivia Balmes Hotel?

Olivia Balmes Hotel does not permit smoking in any of its rooms or indoor areas. The property offers its guests both smoking and non-smoking rooms. You can request your preferred room type during booking, but please keep in mind that rooms are subject to availability.

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What people love about Olivia Balmes Hotel

  • 10.0
    Exceptional
    Breakfast

    "Wonderful breakfast and although cool/cold, the rooftop was gorgeous at night looking out over the city."

    Dr. F.

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    March 22, 2019

  • 10.0
    Exceptional
    Location

    "Easy walk to the Gaudi Building and the Segrada Familia."

    Dr. F.

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    March 22, 2019

  • 9.6
    Exceptional
    Spaciousness

    "Rooms are good sized with small balcony."

    Lior

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    October 9, 2019

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8.9/10
Service score
9.6/10
Cleanliness score
9.5/10
Room comfort score
9.2/10
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9.4
Exceptional
2,199 reviews
Cleanliness
9.5
Facilities
8.9
Location
9.1
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Olivia Balmes Hotel was wonderful.
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More about Olivia Balmes Hotel

Ideal for fun and relaxation, Olivia Balmes Hotel is located in the Eixample area of Barcelona. The hotel lies 1.0 Km from the city center and provides accessibility to important town facilities. Visitors to the hotel can take pleasure in touring the city's top attractions: Masajes a 1000, Tomates Fritos, Calzados Casanovas.

At Olivia Balmes Hotel, every effort is made to make guests feel comfortable. To do so, the hotel provides the best in services and amenities. For the comfort and convenience of guests, the hotel offers 24-hour room service, free Wi-Fi in all rooms, daily housekeeping, postal service, wheelchair accessible.

Experience high quality room facilities during your stay here. Some rooms include television LCD/plasma screen, internet access – wireless (complimentary), non smoking rooms, air conditioning, heating, provided to help guests recharge after a long day. Whether you're a fitness enthusiast or are just looking for a way to unwind after a hard day, you will be entertained by top-class recreational facilities such as outdoor pool, solarium. Enjoy unparalleled services and a truly prestigious address at the Olivia Balmes Hotel.

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Swimming Pool
14 mentions
Housekeeping
14 mentions
Breakfast
10 mentions

What they offer

8.8
Excellent
Breakfast

"Really enjoyed my stay here, very friendly atmosphere , plea..."

Ronald

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February 19, 2020

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Nearest essentials

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Food and dining

Breakfast options

Continental
Gluten-free

Restaurants on site

Seventeen
Cuisine:Mediteranean
Menu:Buffet

Nearby restaurants

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's nearby

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Reviews of Olivia Balmes Hotel from real guests

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9.4
Exceptional
From 2199 reviews
9.7Service
9.5Cleanliness
9.5Room comfort and quality
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Cleanliness9.5
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Room comfort and quality9.2
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Value for money8.9
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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
9.0
Exceptional
Joseph from United States
Couple
Design Double or Twin
Stayed 1 night in October 2015

Great spot in a bustling location”

Location, staff, facilities

I wouldn't want to stay in Eixamples area for long, but it's nice for part of a trip, and Olivia Balmes is a terrific choice in the area. The staff are very helpful and the hotel is surrounded by great places to eat, drink, etc. Be careful about restaurant recommendations, though--I asked for a booking and was told the place I'd chosen was "touristic," which was great info as I wasn't looking for a tourist experience, but the substitute the hotel chose for me was totally touristic as well.

Reviewed October 22, 2015
9.6
Exceptional
Gishanka from Sri Lanka
Family with teens
Design Double or Twin
Stayed 4 nights in August 2016

Excellent hotel and staff, highly recommended.”

The Olivia Balmes actually surpassed our expectations of a good hotel. The staff at the Hotel were the highlight as they made our stay comfortable and very easy in a city we were visiting for the first time. I can't emphasis how exceptional they were in helping us find our way around, to recommending excellent restaurants and finding us transport. The hotel itself was great too with modern, stylish and very clean rooms. The laundry and cleaning staff were super efficient too. Location was decent as well, being just a 10-15 minute walk away from the centre of the city and having a number of great tapas another restaurants around the corner. Pro tip: Ask the reception for some great restaurant recommendations. Thoroughly enjoyed the stay and will be looking out for Olivia Hotels for our future stays.

Reviewed September 01, 2016
9.3
Exceptional
Diane from United States
Couple
Premium Double Room
Stayed 1 night in December 2015

Wonderful stay!”

Loved the staff, very welcoming staff and the relaxing room.

We were very pleased with our stay at the Olivia Balmes Hotel. The staff couldn't have been more welcoming and helpful and the location was perfect in having close proximity to the activities we were interested in doing. Our next visit to Barcelona will definitely be spent at the OB hotel. Many thanks!

Reviewed December 15, 2015
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
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
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
9.2
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
9.0
Exceptional
Bennette from Malaysia
Couple
Design Double or Twin
Stayed 4 nights in April 2015

Honeymoon Trip in Paradise”

Service, Location

Olivia Balmes Hotel greets you with a glass of champagne on check-in (which was a rather nice touch). The service was also excellent, and the room was quite comfortable. We did not get to explore much of the facilities available because we were always out in the city with it being walking distance to major attractions. A value for money, comfortable stay.

Reviewed June 10, 2015
10.0
Exceptional
Dr. from Saudi Arabia
Family with teens
Design Double or Twin
Stayed 2 nights in March 2019

Barcelona wonderful”

Olivia Balmes Hotel was wonderful. Near city center but away from the more tourist centric areas such as La Rambla. Easy walk to the Gaudi Building and the Segrada Familia. Wonderful breakfast and although cool/cold, the rooftop was gorgeous at night looking out over the city. Highly recommended.

Reviewed March 22, 2019
10.0
Exceptional
Joann from United States
Couple
Design Double or Twin
Stayed 3 nights in October 2016

Great Hotel and Staff”

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.

Reviewed October 21, 2016
9.0
Exceptional
Rhea from Philippines
Couple
Premium Double Room
Stayed 3 nights in November 2015

Quiet location near center, great staff”

Helpful and knowledgeable staff, modern chic room, good location

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Olivia Balmes. The staff, especially Lenin at the front desk, made us feel at home and were very helpful. The room was airy, chic and modern. Location was good as well- close to the shopping area and bus stop.

Reviewed November 07, 2015
10.0
Exceptional
Judith from United Kingdom
Family with teens
Triple Superior
Stayed 7 nights in July 2018

Excellent stay!”

Loved everything about the Olivia Balmes and will definitely return when next in Barcelona.

Reviewed July 16, 2018
8.4
Excellent
Catriona from United Kingdom
Couple
Design Double or Twin
Stayed 2 nights in August 2016

Excellent”

Excellent stay this weekend at Olibia Balmes. My husband and I stayed for two nights and would rate this hotel highly. The staff were fantastic and really made us feel welcome. The pool is small and lovely, with an excellent bar which serves food all day (great food). The room (600), a suite, which we paid an upgrade for was lovely - all the rooms are nice, with not much difference between a design room or superior room. The suite however had a small balcony, and larger bathroom, plus divide to small sitting room which definitely made our stay more comfortable. Not many English language Tv channels, but not a problem - we came to sightsee so didn't watch much TV. The walk into Sagrada familia was about 20 mins, and same to main tourist area (museums/cathedral). All past nice shops/dining venues. We didn't have breakfast at hotel (not in our room rate), but are at a cafe 2 mins walk just right out of hotel (€15 approx for 2 person, compared with €15 per person at hotel). There is a gluten free bakery opposite the hotel if you have coeliac disease, and hotel I think are good at accommodating food choices. We ate out each night - 1st on La Ramblas which not great so I forget the name, 2nd at a nice restaurant booked by the hotel called 2254 - had a taster menu (very high quality - approx £55/person). The price for this hotel is fairly standard for a luxury hotel in a major city, so have rated a 4 star for that as reasonable value for money but not excellent. The food was great, but the staff are just fantastic, and the rooms clean and well made up huge bed, just some areas where a bit tired (one small area of peeling wall paper in the suite). L Overall I would recommend a weekend stay, great for couples.

Reviewed September 02, 2016
9.3
Exceptional
Robert from United States
Couple
Design Double or Twin
Stayed 4 nights in September 2015

Very good hotel”

Location, staff, price

Had a great time at the Olivia. From the time we checked in until we checked out, it was perfect. We only had a few days to do everything. At check in, Joseph (the tall one, apparently there are two), got us a great room. Better than expected. He was extremely helpful providing suggestions for the "must see" sites and some very good dining options. The day we checked in, it was my wife's birthday. Joseph surprised us with a bottle of Cava when we returned from dinner that evening. I rated the dining as 5 to give the benefit of doubt. We didn't dine at the hotel at all. Although it was a bit more than we intended to spend, we would certainly return to this hotel on a future stay.

Reviewed September 30, 2015
10.0
Exceptional
Rachel from Singapore
Couple
Design Double or Twin
Stayed 2 nights in December 2015

Everything is execellent ”

Service/Hospitality,Food, Ambiance/cleanliness

We stay at this hotel for 10days at its was our first time in Barcelona and everything was extremely excellent and we are so happy that our stay was been so wonderful the staff neither the employee really very hospitable,friends and they are are enthusiastic serving all there guest. These people we will not forget as they bring so much good exemplary in this hotel like Josep,Godson,Alberto,Reda,Paola and many to mention. They are always willing to extend there assistance and help and you always see them smiling. This kind of people are the best employee that can be the best assets in the industry or in this hotel. They spread the kindness and warmth feeling to there guest. The food is delish and fantastic from breakfast to lunch. One thing we only concern is that the walls gap in the room to another room maybe quite thinner as we can here the sounds to other room esp when the housekeeping start to clean but overall is perfect. I hope they can able to read our message to them as me and my husband are really happy and pleased staying in this hotel bec of them. We will definetly share and recommend this hotel to others and will surely be back staying here in this hotel. Thank you for making our stay great.

Reviewed December 19, 2015
10.0
Exceptional
Aaron from Australia
Couple
Design Double or Twin
Stayed 1 night in February 2019

Great hotel!”

We stayed here for a weekend trip to Barcelona. It was a great location in Eixample, the hotel is modern and comfortable and the staff were fantastic. Absolutely loved our stay

Reviewed February 06, 2019
10.0
Exceptional
Gavin
Couple
Design Double or Twin
Stayed 4 nights in August 2019

Honeymooners”

Hotel was amazing, clean, quiet and in a great location. After checking, we were pleasantly surprised that the hotel sent up a bottle of champagne and a desert plate as a honeymoon gift to congratulate us on our recent wedding. My wife and I spent every night on the beautiful roof top patio before and after going out to enjoy the nightlife in Barcelona. Location of this hotel is amazing! Walking distance to amazing cafes, restaurants and all the tourist attractions! Would definitely stay here again when visiting Barcelona. Staff made it such a pleasant visit! Thank you!

Reviewed August 20, 2019
10.0
Exceptional
Eugene from Singapore
Couple
Premium Double Room
Stayed 4 nights in March 2016

Everything you need in a perfect hotel! ”

The minute we stepped into the hotel, we were greeted by great service, brought to the restaurant for a nice glass of Cava while our rooms were processed. The staff never fails to greet us everyday and are always so warm and helpful. The subway is right at the door step with Passeig de Gracia just right next door. The rooms are clean, spacious and modern. Highly recommend this hotel to anyone heading to Barcelona!

Reviewed March 24, 2016
10.0
Exceptional
Ruth from Ireland
Couple
Design Double or Twin
Stayed 2 nights in April 2016

Great place to stay ”

This hotel is in a great location, 10 min walk to La Rambla and lots of lovely restaurants on your door step. The staff are what makes this Hotel a five star experience, helpful friendly and extreemly accommodating. Lovely rooms with a great rain shower. I would recommend this hotel to anyone travelling to Barcelona.

Reviewed May 03, 2016
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