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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.

Our opinion

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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