We recently had a chance to look at the new 5 star Ohla Hotel in Barcelona.  Ideally situated on the Via Laietana,  just 5 minutes’ walk from Plaza Catalunya,  this stylish design hotel is built on the site of a former Roman canal and the palace of the first Count of Barcelona. The exterior remains historic, which suits Barcelona perfectly, but the inside is ultra-modern minimalistic, black, white  and chic with oak accents.

How minimalistic is the hotel?   Well, it takes a little while to find the toilet in your room as it is actually hidden behind a moving wall!   To be expected with a five star hotel, all the modern rooms at the Ohla Hotel have plasma television, iPod docking stations and the guests are provided with bathrobe and slippers.   Guests also have an opportunity to select their own bedding, pillows, the scent of the linens, music, bath salts and other personal articles.

Hotel Ohla has two restaurants, one of which, Sauc has a Michelin star.   There is a rooftop “chill area” with pool and of course magnificent views of Barcelona. Additionally there is the mandatory gym and sauna.

Will the Ohla Hotel become one of the future favourite accommodations for our Clients?  Well, it depends on the Client and as ever, we will select the hotel which we most feel suits our Clients’ preferences.

Our Barcelona Food and Wine Weekend Tour  can be customized to include a stay at this luxurious hotel in the heart of the Gothic area. The tour includes private guided visits to all the local foodie spots in the city as well as fine dining experiences and wine tastings- the perfect mini-break away!