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Balmes 117 Corner With Provenca Street, 08008 Barcelona Spain
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  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 20/09/14 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 20/09/14 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#13 of 543 hotels in Barcelona
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Olivia Balmes Hotel is a modern city hotel, designed and built to satisfy the most demanding guests. With a 4-star superior rating, the hotel has 128 rooms, 5 meeting rooms with capacity for 200 people, restaurant, bar, terrace, solarium, gym and pool. All of these services combined with exquisite guest services from all Olivia Hotels staff will make your stay unforgettable.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Rooftop terrace
Car park
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Rooftop pool
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Kid-friendly buffet
Poolside bar
Rooftop bar
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Doorperson
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
Minibar
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
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Modern
Business
Languages Spoken
French

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James G wrote a review 14 Jun
New York City, New York34 contributions47 helpful votes
I really liked the Olivia Balmes hotel. I traveled here on business June 2022 visiting from New York. The room was clean and very comfortable, and i loved the location (you felt like you were right in the heart of everything) but not on an extremely busy road, so it was still quiet at night. It was pretty hot out so i enjoyed relaxing in the infinity pool and having some drinks up on the pool deck. Not a huge area, but it was never too crowded where you couldn't find a chair. The staff was always extremely helpful, regardless of what time of day it was. I was always able to quickly get help, have a presentation printed by them, or get a taxi very quickly. Some of the best hotel service i've had. I really liked the gentleman who hangs out by the front door and outside in the afternoons/evenings. He was such a nice and cool down to earth guy. He made me some great food recommendations and told me where to eat and what tourist spots to avoid. He was extremely nice and always interested in hearing how your day was and what I was up to that day. Just a great all-around experience
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Response from Ecommerce Olivia Hotels, Guest Services / Front Office at Olivia Balmes Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Dear james G What a great review! From the moment you booked until now, it has been a great pleasure to deal with you! It is very grateful to receive this rating that involves all the staff, location and hotel services. That kind of feedback encourages us to keep working in this direction. We always try to work in a good mood and the best of that is that spreads to everyone who is around:). Thank you very much for your kindness! Warmest regards, Lenín Marte Front Desk Manager
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Fernanda wrote a review 08 Jun
Curitiba, PR10 contributions1 helpful vote
What a nice stay! It was only two days but it was remarkable. The Hotel notice it was my birthday and made me a pleasant surprise at breakfast. The service is incredible. We had a early flight and they prepared a take away breakfast. The location is perfect!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Ecommerce Olivia Hotels, Guest Services / Front Office at Olivia Balmes Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Fernanda4592 What a great review! Thank you very much for choosing the Olivia Balmes and for taking the time to share this lovely review with other travellers. We loved to hear that your time with us has been perfect for an overnight stay having enjoyed our fantastic location and lovely staff as well as our cleanliness and calm atmosphere. Assisting our guests efficiently at all times is one of our top priorities and has been a lovely pleasure to have you here and we would be delighted to welcome you back on a future visit. We always try to work in a good mood and the best of that is that spreads to everyone who is around:). Thank you very much for your kindness! Warmest regards, Lenín Marte Front Desk Manager
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Anzpri wrote a review 08 Jun
5 contributions3 helpful votes
We stayed at Olivia Balmes on business. Overall, a great hotel, clean, modern front staff are extremely friendly and helpful. Location was lovely, I don’t know Barcelona too well but the neighbourhood seemed upmarket with lots of great restaurants close by and a 20 min walk to the main tourist areas of Barcelona. One MAJOR issue I had whilst we stayed was almost having my bag stolen on the rooftop. I’d gone up to work, and sat on the side opposite to the pool that isn’t staffed. It was quiet- no one was around. I had my bag on the floor to the left of my feet, my laptop on my knee and closed my eyes for about 2-3 minutes as I was a bit fatigued. I don’t know what made me open my eyes as I heard nothing, but as I did, a guy had his hand over my bag ready to grab it. I jumped up confused and didn’t really compute what was happening. He laughed at me and then walked off through the door to the gym. It was then I realised he was trying to steal my bag. Had I not have woke, he would have taken it. I called security and they were straight up, after giving them a description of the guy then ran off again but I didn’t hear anything about it after that which was a little disappointing. There were cameras on the rooftop, so I hope at least this footage has been passed to the police. Beware of this if you visit- thieves can easily access the lifts as they don’t require key cards to enter, and the pool area would be an easy target where people are relaxing with their eyes closed. I’d also take care in other areas of the hotel too. I knew Barcelona has problems with theft, but thought it was only confined to the streets. Obviously not
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Response from Ecommerce Olivia Hotels, Guest Services / Front Office at Olivia Balmes Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Anzpri, Thank you very much for choosing the Olivia Balmes and for taking the time to share this review with other travellers. We loved to hear that your time with us has been good for an overnight stay having enjoyed our fantastic location and lovely staff as well as our cleanliness. We apologize for the experience suffered on our rooftop are. we are working on the lifts requiring key cards to enter. We are looking forward to welcoming you again in the near future! Warmest regards, Lenín Marte Front Desk Manager
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Fariba111 wrote a review 05 Jun
Irvine, California1 contribution
We spent three nights at this hotel and loved it. We were upgraded to a deluxe double-bed room on a high floor over looking the courtyard. Room was modern, clean, and very comfortable. Breakfast was excellent by any standard. Staff were very helpful and professional. Most importantly, the location is exceptional: couple of blocks from the most exclusive shops and surrounded by taps bars and cafes. Also a quick walk to a metro station. Will definitely stay there again.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Fariba111 What a great review! Thank you very much for choosing the Olivia Balmes and for taking the time to share this lovely review with other travellers. We loved to hear that your time with us has been perfect for an overnight stay having enjoyed our fantastic location and lovely staff as well as our cleanliness and calm atmosphere. Assisting our guests efficiently at all times is one of our top priorities and has been a lovely pleasure to have you here and we would be delighted to welcome you back on a future visit. We always try to work in a good mood and the best of that is that spreads to everyone who is around:). Thank you very much for your kindness! Warmest regards, Lenín Marte Front Desk Manager
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degold65 wrote a review 01 Jun
Tel Aviv District, Israel9 contributions
I expected more from the hotel in this category. Breakfast is standard and too simple for the price. The whole hotel is dark and unpleasant to walk in the corridors or the elevator. I will not recommend to others.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Response from Ecommerce Olivia Hotels, Guest Services / Front Office at Olivia Balmes Hotel
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Degold65, Thank you very much for choosing the Olivia Balmes and for taking the time to share this lovely review with other travelers. We are sorry we did'nt meet your expectations The best regards Lenín Marte Front desk Manager
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Antti wrote a review May 2022
Espoo, Finland1 contribution
We chose this particular hotel for proximity of Plaza Catalunya which we considered as a hub for our moves. Couldn't have chosen better, the service was immaculate. We added a detail of special diet one of us has to adhere to, we did not have to repeat that a single time to any of the hotel staff. We've accustomed to check, re-check and to check a re-check while eating anywhere else but our own home, but not this time. When checking in we were asked if this still holds true and observed through the hotel menu with frontdesk staff of any unsuitable food it may contain. Next morning in the breakfast we were offered variety of suitable food right off the entry, no need to ask for it or if something could be made. Frontdesk staff was also extremely helpful to share local's tips and places to see, we found fantastic restaurants nearby when we were pointed to direction we had not considered at all. On top of that the hotel was just like marketed, really contemporary and all the normal amenities one could ask for. For a family with smaller children it is not necessarily an ideal stay as the swimming pool on the rooftop is quite small and shallow but for lounging and sunbathing it is just perfect. If not bothered of short commute and walk the city beaches are just couple of tube stops away.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Response from Ecommerce Olivia Hotels, Guest Services / Front Office at Olivia Balmes Hotel
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Pxlape. Thank you very much for choosing the Olivia Balmes and for taking the time to share this lovely review with other travelers! We genuinely appreciate that you decided to stay with us during your stay in Barcelona. It is delightful to learn that you find our hotel excellent and you truly enjoy our wonderful location and the attention received from our great staff. We loved having you here and we keep looking forward to welcoming you back to your house in Barcelona on a next visit and providing you with more special and unforgettable moments! Warm regards, Lenín Marte Front Desk Manager
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mark t wrote a review May 2022
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico4 contributions4 helpful votes
Great People at a great hotel! We arrived flustered as the airline (AF) had lost our luggage but the staff greeted us warmly and brought us some champagne , a much needed drink in our condition. Thankfully, the room was comfortable and close to all we needed. Main thing is though, every interaction we had was so positive and everyone was so helpful, getting us a taxi, recommending places to eat and delivering our luggage when it finally arrived. Can’t wait to go back!
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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buddy00590 wrote a review May 2022
Pembroke Pines, Florida7 contributions4 helpful votes
This hotel is extremely clean and comfortable. What makes it extra special is the outstanding service and staff. Everyone goes out of their way to listen to your questions and truly help you. Josep amd Lenin were especially helpful to us. The location is fantastic as well. Plenty of dining options in the surrounding area. Walking distance to Plaza Catalunya and to the Sagrada Familia. I would highly recommend to our friends.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Responded 04 May 2022
Dear. Buddy00590 Thank you very much for choosing the Olivia Balmes for your stay in Barcelona. It is very grateful to read your words about myself and all the staff. Our highest pride is the staff. We love dealing with people and we always try to be in a good mood. The best of that is that spreads to anyone who is around. We all are very happy to learn that we were contributing to make your stay memorable!! Thank you very much for your great review!!!! We are looking forward to welcome you back in the near future. Warm regards, Lenín Marte Front Office Manager
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Tom, Amy & baby Charlie wrote a review Apr 2022
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Enjoyed our stay and felt so welcome from the start when Lenin checked us in and gave us the low down on the area. The hotel could be amazing but without the staff and service it is nothing. Lenin and all the staff make this a brilliant place to stay
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Ecommerce Olivia Hotels, Guest Services / Front Office at Olivia Balmes Hotel
Responded 30 Apr 2022
Dear. Tomcole85, Thank you very much for choosing the Olivia Balmes for your stay in Barcelona. It is very grateful to read your words about myself and all the staff. Our highest pride is the staff. We love dealing with people and we always try to be in a good mood. The best of that is that spreads to anyone who is around. We all are very happy to learn that we were contributing to make your stay memorable!! Thank you very much for your great review!!!! We are looking forward to welcome you back in the near future. Warm regards, Lenín Marte Front Office Manager
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Portugal1985 wrote a review Apr 2022
Lisbon31 contributions37 helpful votes
Don’t get me wrong: it is a good hotel BUT after having read all the reviews I expected something different and maybe slightly better. I start with the pros: - location - gym - swimming pool - staff (in particular Myriam in the breakfast) However, there are some cons and being fair some might be due to a lack of expectations management from my side, but for a 4*S I was expecting a plus. It is a solid 4* I would say. A few cons: - Breakfast is relatively modest with limited options in terms of fresh fruit, natural juices and types of bread - breakfast ends at 10:30. I don’t understand the issue of offering it until 11:00. For people staying on holidays it is a nice plus - Cleaning: the air con exit was full of dust. Also, the day when we arrived the room didn’t smell like freshly cleaned. It smelled like as if someone just left. It improved during our stay - Limited offer in the bar for cocktails and drinks. The bar in the rooftop closes at 5pm. It is not possible to get a drink in the rooftop after a day walking in the city. In short: it is more like a business style hotel and I was looking for something more “family/holidays” oriented or that at least could do both. It’s not bad, but to be ranked as #10 in TA…I am not so sure…
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Olivia Hotels, Guest Services / Front Office at Olivia Balmes Hotel
Responded 29 Apr 2022
Dear Portugal1985, Thank you for your comments. While we are pleased that our location gym, swimming pool (We planned to open the seimming pool at the beginning of May, but since the weather was good, we improvised to opening the pool few day before), staff met your expectations,, we are also very sorry that our high standards were not up to those expected of us and that we constantly strive to maintain. Please accept our apologies and rest assured that this information has been transferred to the relevant manager so that we may make the necessary improvements to our service. We wish to clarify that it is clearly shown on the booking platforms that a deposit is required, we are sorry for any inconvenience. We hope to see you again and provide you with a more enjoyable stay in the future. Lenín Marte Front Desk Manager
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US$202 - US$299 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
SpainCataloniaProvince of BarcelonaBarcelonaEixample / L'Antiga Esquerra de l'Eixample
NUMBER OF ROOMS
128
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Frequently Asked Questions about Olivia Balmes Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Olivia Balmes Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Passeig de Gracia (0.4 km), Casa Milà - La Pedrera (0.5 km), and HEMINGWAY - Gins & Cocktails (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Olivia Balmes Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, free wifi, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Olivia Balmes Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Olivia Balmes Hotel?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Olivia Balmes Hotel?
Yes, a parking garage and paid private parking on-site are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Olivia Balmes Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Le Romane, Locavore Barcelona, and Tino - esto no es una pizza.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Olivia Balmes Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Olivia Balmes Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Olivia Balmes Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to Olivia Balmes Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Basílica de Santa Maria del Mar (2.2 km), Reial Monestir de Santa Maria de Pedralbes (3.7 km), and Ciutat Vella (1.8 km).