With friendly service and an enviable location in downtown Barcelona, the Gallery Hotel provides a comfortable base for exploring the city. Its contemporary design and rooftop pool add to its appeal.
Located in the heart of Barcelona’s modernist Eixample district, the Ohla Eixample is a chic hotel that features a welcoming lobby that is offset with industrial elements. Designed to combine architectural creativity with modern technology and functionality, the Ohla Eixample makes for an ideal base within the notoriously avant-garde Barcelona.
Each room follows a distinctive open-plan design using polished concrete floors and large windows to create a bright, welcoming space filled with a mix of textures and fabrics. While the rooms are spacious, it is worth noting that the open-plan design also extends to the bathrooms (though not the toilets) so it may not be the best option for those who value privacy.
Just off the lobby, the hotel’s Michelin-starred restaurant, Xerta, champions local seafood and also features an open central kitchen where you can watch the chefs at work as you enjoy your meal. One of the most memorable spaces in the hotel, however, is the elegant roof terrace with its infinity pool and panoramic views.
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The spacious rooms at Ohla Eixample reflect the modern industrial chic of the property and are decorated in pleasing neutral shades of brown, white and blue. Tiled walls and sleek, Nordic-style beech furniture give a modern, minimalist air, while large windows offer plenty of natural light. Some rooms have balconies that overlook the Carrer de Còrsega, while all offer Wi-Fi, minibars and air-conditioning.
Ohla Eixample is close to well-known architectural sites such as Casa Milà and Casa Batlló, and around a 25-minute walk from La Rambla and the romantic Gothic Quarter. Surrounding the hotel is a wide range of local restaurants as well as the nearby designer shopping street of Passeig de Gràcia.
Food and drink
The hotel’s Michelin-starred Xerta restaurant is popular among guests and locals alike, serving a menu of local fish and meats and featuring an open kitchen where you can see your meal being prepared. A selection of tasting menus is offered, as well as a range of à la carte options. The hotel also has a lounge bar off the lobby where you can enjoy classic cocktails and watch the world go by. If you’d prefer to be outside, there is also a bar area on the roof terrace by the infinity pool.
Facilities and activities
The infinity pool on the roof of the hotel offers panoramic views of Barcelona. There is also a small gym where you can make use of personal training services or join a guided run through the city. If you’d prefer to just relax, you can take advantage of a range of facial, reflexology and massage treatments. The gym also provides showers which guests can use if they would like to stay in the hotel past checkout.
With its sharp, modernist decor, the Ohla Eixample is a gorgeous design hotel with great attention to detail. Service is faultless and the food is superb.
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Alternative places to stay nearby
Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favorite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.
Set in a historic building in central Barcelona, the Grand Hotel Central is a sophisticated option boasting elegant decor, comfortable rooms and a rooftop terrace that offers an unmatched panorama of Barcelona.
Surrounded by Modernist architecture in the vibrant Eixample district, H10 Casa Mimosa provides a stylish base for exploring Barcelona. This chic boutique hotel has a large central courtyard and plunge pool and offers views to Gaudí’s Casa Milà.
Vintage styling, comfortable rooms and a rooftop terrace and Jacuzzi make the H10 Montcada a worthy option, but its convenient location in the heart of Barcelona is the real draw.
Set in a handsome colonial building just off La Rambla, the Hotel 1898 is a luxurious boutique property with a panoramic roof terrace and pool along with a relaxing spa.
Ideally located in the heart of Barcelona, the Hotel Colón offers comfortably modern rooms, a relaxing rooftop spa terrace, unrivaled views of the city’s central cathedral and easy access to all the main sights.
A historic boutique hotel offering chic contemporary decor and an intimate roof terrace, the small Hotel Neri is conveniently located yet offers a sense of peace and tranquillity away from the city crowds.
An elegant hotel in the heart of Barcelona’s fashionable Eixample district, the Majestic Hotel & Spa offers historic grandeur as well as all modern comforts. Service is impeccable and the rooftop terrace and pool are among the best in the city.
Incorporated into Barcelona’s ancient Roman walls, the Mercer Hotel employs a clever blend of original architecture and modern comfort and style. Its convenient location in the heart of the Gothic Quarter means many of Barcelona's attractions are within easy walking distance.
Experiences while staying here
The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.
Take off on two wheels and explore Barcelona by bicycle with the help of a local guide. You’ll discover the waterfront area of Barceloneta, ride along the winding narrow streets of the Gothic Quarter and visit some of the city’s main sights.
Journeying around the Penedès wine region, you’ll discover the home of cava, Spain’s sparkling wine, on this full-day guided tour. Learn about its history and production, and tour the Codorníu estate, before continuing on to Montserrat to see the basilica, one of Spain’s major pilgrimage sites.
This full-day private tour from Barcelona takes you to Figueres, Salvador Dalí’s hometown and the site of his surreal museum, as well as the historic city of Girona, with its Romanesque and Gothic buildings and Baroque cathedral.
The architecture and influence of legendary Modernist Antoni Gaudí are revealed on this guided half-day tour of Barcelona. You’ll visit three of his most renowned projects, rippling Casa Milà, his greenspace Park Güell and the Sagrada Família.
Learn to cook a traditional Spanish paella in Barcelona on this half-day course, which includes a visit to a local market. You’ll find out how to choose the best ingredients before putting them together in an engaging, hands-on day of activity.