The Hotel Balmes is just what it bills itself as, a clean, modern, contemporary hotel, in a good location, with modern facilities, nothing more, nothing less.
I was in a single room which was a bit tight but I was comfortable The bed was very comfortable.
Mostly I was out exploring the city, not spending a lot of time in the room.
This is not an "old world charm" hotel but it serves very well for an attractive, clean,comfortable, safe place to stay in the city. I have the impression that it caters to the business traveler who is in for a short stay.
I did not take advantage of the solarium and pool so I can't comment about those features.
The staff were very helpful with my questions.