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“Great Location and Great Staff!” 5 of 5 stars
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Olivia Plaza Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Plaza Catalunya, 19, 08002 Barcelona, Spain (Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic))   |  
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Ranked #45 of 514 Hotels in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Mercedes, Texas
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Great Location and Great Staff!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This was our first visit to Barcelona and we couldn't have been more pleased. The hotel is centrally located which is perfect to walk to restaurants, shops or just explore the city. The hotel was very nice and clean. The staff was very helpful! Francesco which is part of the night staff was extremely polite and helpful! He helped us find places to eat and accommodated our needs. Can't wait to go back!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Rosh Haayin, Israel
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This was our first time in a real vacation since our daughters were born. We couldn't have picked a better place. Now, I can recommend Barcelona locations to see from here to next year, but the hotel's staff topped them all. We were given an upgrade to celebrate our anniversary, the staff were so patient to each and every question we asked (and we asked allot :-)) and they made it their mission to make our stay as enjoyable as possible.
Thank you so much and this is definitely the place to stay in Barcelona. I know that when we come back, we'll be staying at the Olivia for sure.
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Lior

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Darwen, England, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I booked this hotel through lastminute.com about 2 weeks prior. I could not believe the price I was getting my 3 night stay for in a 4 star hotel located at the top of La Rambla, surely it was too good to be true??

Well actually, it got even better! We were given a free upgrade on arrival to a room overlooking the Placa de Catalunya, we were able to check in at 11.30am, which is always helpful, and the hotel very kindly left us a lovely bottle of cava with strawberries and chocolate as a gift for our anniversary!

The room itself was everything you could want from a city hotel; immaculately clean, comfortable, air conditioning and excellent shower. An excellent haven from the hustle and bustle of a day in Barcelona!

The staff were friendly throughout, especially the kind gentlemen at the front door at all hours!

All in all, a very lovely city break stay that I would highly recommend!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

It was the first time I visited Barcelona, and booking my holiday online I was nervous about everything. The staff at this hotel and just Barcelona generally are very friendly. My partner left his phone in a taxi and we were told by other taxi drivers we would not find it if we didn't know the taxi drivers info, we went back to our hotel and the staff were very helpful they did everything possible to assist us calling the mobile for us and giving us advice on what to do.. My advice is to always book taxis from the hotel to track them down if ever you had a problem. This is also what the hotel staff said. And result the taxi driver came back with the phone so lucky! However he did try to con us and take €150!! This taxi driver, This also happened to us in Portugal and we had the worst experience! The hotel was clean towels could have been better little thin hand towels mainly. Perfect location right but the Hard Rock Cafe and airbus to take you back and forth to the hotel. Top of la rambles over all top holiday and the beach is beautiful.

Stayed July 2014
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

We arrived early before our check in time but the lovely ladies at the counter told us that our room was ready. And what a room! A beautifully modern spacious room on the top floor with amazing views! A definite highlight of our trip. The staff couldn't be friendlier or more helpful. The hotel has a great location int the heart of Barcelona and everything is walking distance. We were very impressed for the price.

  • Stayed April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bournemouth
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We arrived early before check in prepared to store our luggage, we were stunned when Daniel advised they had a room ready. All the staff were so helpful and lovely which really made are stay. The room was great, really big with every thing we needed such as toiletries, vanity kit, toothbrushes, shoe horns etc... The mini fridge is extra, but they have a great bar and there's loads of shops near by. The bed was massive and really miss it. Would highly recommend and would defiantly stay again.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

Previous reviews are not lying when they state this hotel has a great location.....step off the aerobus turn to your left and after a few paces you will see the hotel, a few doors down from the Hard Rock Cafe.
Close to tour bus stops, almost on top of the best known shopping street in Barcelona and the metro is about 2 mins away.

We arrived a few hours earlier than check in, hopeful to leave our bags in luggage storage but were delighted to be checked in early.

The reception staff will kindly print tickets for you if you book anything.

We tried the buffet breakfast one morning, a little steep at 20 euros each but delicious as a treat.

We had a room which faced internally into the hotel so we could not open a window but the air con was good and we only spent limited time in the room with so much to explore.
The room itself was immaculately clean, hairdryer, comb, sewing set....you name it....it was probably within the little box of essentials. Beds are huge, shower is powerful and yes....the sink is in the room but there is. Screen which sections off the bed area and the sink. The toilet and shower are both behind sliding doors.

I recommended going down las ramblas (turn left out of hotel it's the second turning), walking down as far as the 'erotic museum' and if you cross the road there, on the opposite site set back through an archway is a colourful and lively food market, great for snacks and as we found, brunch.

If I had to state a gripe.....a relative ordered a bottle of cava to our room as a surprise and whilst it was lovely to have this waiting for us in an ice bucket....it appeared the lending of two wine glasses was a stretch too far and we drank out of the glasses in the room.....however if I was bothered enough to ask for some I am certain I would have got them.

I'm definitely going back to this hotel if I ever visit Barcelona again.

Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
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Address: Plaza Catalunya, 19, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
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Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#29 Romantic Hotel in Barcelona
#37 Luxury Hotel in Barcelona
#43 Family Hotel in Barcelona
#117 Business Hotel in Barcelona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Olivia Plaza Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 113
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Olivia Plaza Hotel is a 4-star boutique hotel located on Plaza Cataluna in Barcelona, in the heart of the city. It's the perfect choice to be just moments away from Modernista Barcelona, Las Ramblas, the financial and shopping districts and the best museums. This modern, urban building opened its doors in February 2006. The Hotel has 113 rooms, each stylishly decorated with special care and good taste. The hotel combines style, comfort, quality and personalized service to provide all guests, whether business or pleasure, with the best possible service. Its privileged location allows guests to walk to Barcelona's most emblematic monuments, as well as to the city's best shopping areas. Likewise, it is very close to many public transport options so guests can move around the city or to and from the Barcelona Airport, with the Aerobus just outside the hotel. At Olivia Plaza Hotel, YOU are the center of Barcelona. Olivia Plaza Hotel belongs to the Olivia Hotel group, alongside Olivia Balmes Hotel, in the center of Barcelona in the Eixample, and the Cava & Hotel Mastinell, a 5-star enotourism hotel in Vilafranca del Penedes. All of this combined with exquisite service from the Olivia Hotels staff will make your stay unforgettable. ... more   less 
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