Ohla Eixample in Barcelona, Spain
Ohla Eixample is a modern boutique hotel set in the heart of Barcelona’s vibrant city. A stunning, modern contemporary building with striking features, industrial finishes and advanced technologies. Located between the Avenida Diagonal and the Rambla de Catalunya in the in the Eixample district. Part of the LVX collection of Preferred Hotels & Resorts, guest at this property will enjoy the panoramic views of the active Barcelona streets outside. Guest room accommodations are elegant and sleek with comfortable furnishings, premium amenities, minibar, and complimentary Wi-Fi.
Retreat to the rooftop terrace, take in the sun and relax any time of year at the blue water of the property’s rooftop bar and outdoor heated swimming pool. Delight the palate at Xerta Restaurant, awarded 1 Michelin star, it’s a must when staying at this luxurious hotel. The hotel is ideally situated for exploring Barcelona, guests are minutes away from Barcelona's most coveted attractions such as La Sagrada Familia and Las Ramblas.
Location of Ohla Eixample
Nearest Airport: BCN
Amenities for Ohla Eixample
- General Information
- 74 Guest Rooms
- Non-Smoking Property
- Handicap Accessible Facilities
- 24-Hour Room Service
- On-Site Amenities
- Fitness Center
- Rooftop Pool
- In-Room Amenities
- In-Room Safes
- Mini Bar
- Complimentary WiFi
- City Tours
- Meeting Rooms
- Business Center
- Historic Sites
- Food & Wine
Reviews for Ohla Eixample
This is an extraordinary hotel with unbelievable service and gorgeous rooms. We always looked forward to returning from being out. as there was always champagne waiting for us at the door. Every one of the waitstaff, no matter what their job was, seemed to take a personal interest in all of our needs. A perfect hotel for travelers as well as the business world.
tepoz - Marin County, California
I cancelled my original booking for Ohla Eixample's sister hotel Ohla Barcelona after reading critical reviews of its dark bathrooms and leaking showers. It turned out that my three-night stay in early May at the Ohla Eixample Hotel was a very pleasant surprise. I booked directly through the hotel's website because they had a junior suite promotion - great value for money at less than CAD$400 per night including a welcome alcoholic beverage in the lobby bar, a buffet breakfast and in-suite complimentary bottled water. The boutique hotel is in a quiet residential neighbourhood and is close to a Barcelona Jump On/Off Bus Tour route on Passeig De Gracia, one of the city's main avenues. Gaudi's renowned architectural building, Casa Mila or La Pedrera - a UNESCO World Heritage site - is only five blocks away if you make the correct turn on Passeig De Gracia. My initial concerns about the hotel's location not being downtown near Las Ramblas were alleviated by its proximity to all the restaurants I went to, with an average taxi ride at approximately 10 Euros one way. In fact, I've discovered that it's best to stay away from hotels in the Las Ramblas district because of the huge crowds, tourists and pick-pockets downtown. The hotel lobby is understated but beautiful with fresh, stunning floral arrangements every day. The junior suite assigned to me faces a residential apartment building, so I had to keep my curtains closed most of the time to ensure privacy. The suite was spacious with ample closet space and nicely-designed double vanity sinks. The bathroom designs for both the Ohla Barcelona and the Ohla Eixample share a common feature - the bath tub and shower stall are separated by only a glass panel and are, therefore, transparent from the bedroom. The idea is, perhaps, for couples to share a romantic bath together or to watch each other bathing/showering while the other partner is resting in bed or watching TV. Should there be two people who are not couples sharing the room, there will be a major privacy issue. As I was travelling alone, this was not a problem for me and I quite enjoyed the space. Unfortunately, there were two issues that made my nightly shower less enjoyable - the water in the shower stall was not hot enough even when you pressed the hot water button and turned it to its maximum. Moreover, there's also a slight water leakage problem from its door which made it slippery once you stepped out of the shower. Beginning the second night, I shifted to using the shower in the bath tub instead but the absence of any grab bars, railings or sticky tub floor made it extremely dangerous and slippery. When I asked the reception for a plastic floor mat, they said there was no such thing. The toilet was located in a separate room with no windows and no ventilation making it very claustrophobic. I was very impressed by an email from the hotel about a week prior to my arrival asking me for my preferences of the type of pillows. I thought that this must be a hotel that is definitely ahead of its clients. However, with my high expectations, I was slightly disappointed when I found inconsistent service throughout the hotel, particularly with the housekeeping department. On the first night, the following day's weather and complimentary bottled water came with the bed turndown service. Then all these nice features suddenly disappeared on the second night and I had to call reception to ask for the water. The turndown service was also missing for two of the three nights I was there. Upon check-in, I had specified to the bell boy who escorted me to my room that I would like additional boxes of Kleenex and small facial towels. One would have thought that after the specific instructions the first night, these would have been carried out on the second and third nights as well. As it turned out, I had to repeat the same request every night! Barcelona is world renowned now as a culinary capital of the world. I was pleased with the complimentary continental breakfast and the service at the hotel's lobby restaurant, Xerta. While the food was acceptable and fresh, it was not outstanding in any way. I was, therefore, quite surprised to hear that the Xerta is actually a one-star Michelin restaurant. Due to the Labour Day public holiday, the restaurant was not open for dinner on the Sunday and Monday that I was staying in the hotel. But the dinner must far exceed the quality of the breakfast as there's really nothing to write home about the latter. I was impressed by the service of the hotel's reception, concierge and bell service staff. Hotel concierge Frederico was particularly helpful and all of them speak good English. The room was very quiet; the King bed was heavenly; the free wi-fi was fast and efficient; and the TV was huge and easy to operate. Overall, I rated my experience with this property four stars because I thought it's great value for money and I liked the location. Should they improve the consistency of the housekeeping service, the condition of the bath and shower, and the attention to detail, I would have rated it higher!
KoKo2014 - Toronto, Ontario
For my husband's birthday, I wanted to treat him to an evening at a great hotel. He is native to the city, so I wanted our visit to feel special. I chose Ohla Eixample and it was perfect. The ambience, decor and service were amazingly considerate and we felt very well taken care of! Special thanks to David who helped me arrange a surprise birthday package (delicious cake, chilled cava and a fun balloon!) that was waiting for us when we checked in. We had a room with a terrace and it felt luxurious but also not pretentious. We loved it all! Thank you so much to the staff at Ohla Eixample! Gracies a tots!
From start to finish, we had a superb time. Our enjoyment was probably enhanced by the fact that we were in the suite, so benefited from a huge room with quite funky design along with an enormous terrace - and at the top of the building, so well clear of the street noise. Staff were friendly, courteous and helpful. The problems around breakfast 'protocol' described in other reviews have clearly been addressed. The pool area isn't huge (but this isn't a resort, so I wouldn't really expect it to be) but if you can grab a lounger then it's a great place to laze away a few hours in the sun. Immediate area is packed with shops, interesting architecture and nice places to eat, and very easy to get to Gothic Quarter and all other areas by metro, which is about five mins walk away, foot or some combination of the two. On balance, pleased we stayed here as opposed to in the old town, which was fun to visit but struck me as a bit of a tourist trap. Highly recommended.
Trigger30 - London, United Kingdom
Do not be fooled by the ratings. This is not a 5-star hotel. While it is very contemporary and located in a relatively quiet location, the hotel rooms are not quiet. The rooms have no sounds insulation as the floors are concrete and the ceilings are exposed. So you can hear every noise coming from rooms above and the subway below. (We stayed on the 5th floor). The staff are all very professional but do not provide the same level of attentiveness you would expect at a 5-star hotel. In the US or Paris, this would be considered a 4-star hotel. We had what was represented to be a junior suite plus an adjoining 2 double bed room. The junior suite was not a suite at all: it was a regular size room with a small couch in it. Rooms were relatively clean but very little storage areas so plan to live out of your suitcase. Here is some positive: The roof top is lovely and the breakfast buffet is quite good. The location is very good located in an upscale neighborhood in the center of town. It is not in a high tourist area.