Ohla is one of the newest hotels in Barcelona, billing itself as an exclusive 5-star designer boutique hotel. The location is ideal: it is two blocks from Plaza Catalunya, the center of Barcelona, and only a few steps away from the enchanting Palau de la Musica Catalana, a UNESCO Heritage site.
Although it is on Via Laetana, one of the busiest streets in the city, the rooms are surprisingly quiet. The building has been thoroughly renovated with all the latest in modern technology and apparently, sound-proofing is one of them. Among the 74 rooms, Ohla has five different types that blend white and black textures with the warmth of oak wood. To add a personalized touch, the hotel lets you pick your own bed sheets, pillows, the scent of your bed linen, music, bath salt, and even your choice of personal hygiene articles. The rooms include a plasma-screen TV, free Wi-Fi and an iPod dock. Some of the rooms also have great views of the historic Gothic Quarter.
To satisfy your appetite head to the hotel’s Michelin-starred restaurant, Saüc which features traditional Catalan cuisine reinterpreted by talented chef, Xavier Franco. They serve an eclectic mix of dishes like turbot roasted in spice; pickled artichokes with smoked sardines, pomegranates and cheese; and baba au rhum with Chantilly cream. If you prefer something lighter, the hotel’s Gastronomic Bar has salads, seafood dishes, sandwiches and other tempting delicious small plates.
One of the highlights of this hotel is the rooftop terrace which offers stunning views of Barcelona. You can relax at the pool during the day or enjoy cocktails at night. If beauty treatments and exercise are important to you, check out the gym, sauna, solarium, and massage center.
Via Laietana 49
08003 Barcelona, Spain
+34 933 415 050
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