It was a great place to stay for the price and proximity to shopping area and access to tour buses! Only a 2 block walk to the tour bus stop and shopping strip! The room was very small but clean enough. The staff was super helpful and friendly! The elevator was out of service for a bit so I had to walk down 7 flights of stairs but other wise it was a good place to stay. Off of the main strip but close enough to everything. $10e cab to the nightlife strip and $35e to the airport BCN. I would recommend this place for a little vaca, easy on the pockets but good in quality and location!
Traveller from d
Situated in a central and elegant location in the city center, in the so-called Golden Square of Barcelona, that allows our …More
The room was very clean and well presented. The facilities were very good too.
All of the attractions of Barcelona are within easy walking distance. Go straight ahead out of the hotel until you reach the fountain roundabout, turn left and you are almost at the central square.
I had an enjoyable stay at the hotel and would recommend it to others.
Hotel is very popular, and for good reason. Rooms are nice. This is a boutique hotel, not a chain, so don't expect huge rooms with massive bathroom etc. The staff are very helpful. The breakfast is very good. With 2 teenage boys this is a big plus. The location gives great access to many tourist attractions and you can walk to plenty of places.
This is a superb location at a very fair price for anyone who is interested in art nouveau, Barcelona style. The subway and bus connections to airport and train are nearby and easy to navigate. Several good places to eat are also within a minute or two walking distance.
I have stayed before and came back because it is a great hotel at the right price. Close to everything, but most important, good surrounding.
Their people are great. They sure do a good job and want you to feel good.
Just stayed one night after our cruise. We had researched it on Expedia and found a really good price . We were more than happy with our choice ,it was just great. The location was great, within 5 minutes walk was all kinds of outdoor cafes and bars and it was only a 15 minute walk to La Ramblas (a must see). Very nice pool and patio on the roof along with a bar and a breakfast is served there from 7am,very good. Staff were super helpful and had a taxi ordered for us to go to airport early morning. This hotel is very modern and ultra clean. Would definitely stay there again
We stayed at the Hotel Granvia for 2 nights. The reception was very friendly and helpful, storing our luggage for us until we were able to check in to our room. The breakfast is excellent! The atmosphere of this hotel is very comfortable and relaxing. There are many common areas in which to relax, read, enjoy the soothing music or have a drink. The hotel is in an excellent location for walking to many of Barcelona's sights. It's just 2 blocks from Plaza de Catalunya, among many shops and restaurants. We walked to Sagrada Familia in 20 minutes. It's also a short walk to La Rambla.
Our only complaint is that we could hear the water running in other guests' rooms--when they were showering, bathing, flushing the toilet. Also the hair drier could be heard from neighbouring guest rooms. This wouldn't normally bother us but both nights we were awakened after midnight by the plumbing noise as well as very early in the mornings.
We would highly recommend this hotel in spite of the minor inconvenience we experienced.
The hotel is modern and comfortable, offering good food and a great location. But what made this hotel a true stand-out so much to compel me to post a review -- is it's exceptional, proactive and friendly staff. They are like the best concierges -- arranging activities and reservations from the norm to the truly off-the-beaten track. They are tenacious and didn't take 'no' for an answer (we had difficulty booking the AVE/bullet train from Barcelona to Madrid but Ania didn't give up and found work-arounds so that we could secure our reservation in advance. We dealt mostly with Josep (amazing!), Ania, Lenin, Rafael and Godsen -- all of whom helped make our stay in Barcelona truly wonderful. Thank you Olivia Balmes staff - you are wonderful and true professionals.
Traveller from Los Angeles
The Olivia Balmes hotel is a 4-star superior with high quality standards, allowing you to enjoy a unique stay in Barcelona …More
The Eixample suburb was created 1860–1920 and consequently holds the city’s finest Modernist buildings. The Passeig de Gràcia is the main artery, its wide pavements lined with designer shops and chic cafes. It is also home to Gaudí’s two fairy-tale masterpieces, Casa Batlló and La Pedrera, plus many other architectural gems. The undoubted star of the Eixample is La Sagrada Familia, Gaudí’s fabulous unfinished emblematic church.
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