Don’t go leaping to any conclusions about what you may unearth behind the neoclassical façade of Ohla Hotelwhose interiors, rather by its heritage, have been inspired by modern minimalism.
Not a speck of restored antique or period furniture in sight. Crossing the doorstep of Ohla means exchanging the ancient ambience of Gothic Quarter for a world of perfectly straight lines where everything has its place and purpose.
The demure palette of tanned wood, white and shades of black meet you at the lobby and stay with you pretty much throughout your stay. Whether you book a standard or suite, expect a minimalist luxury, plenty of natural light reflecting on the sharp-edged yet comfortable furnishing.
Good to Know
Aside its convenient location (at the confluence of Eixample neighbourhood, Born district and Gothic Quarter), the other reason to stay at Ohla is that spectacular rooftop pool terrace & bar and Michelin-starred Saüc, chef Xavier Franco’s relocated restaurant turning out inventive Catalan cuisine.
Rooms have gone beyond the popular “open plan” style to include bathrooms as well.
74 rooms – Standard, Design, Design Deluxe, and Junior Suites.
Top rooms – Design, Design Deluxe and Suites are all good options.
Rooms start from £170. Rates don’t always include breakfast.Eat & Drink
Ohla has two restaurants – the Michelin-starred Saüc turning out Catalan cuisine and Ohla Gastrobar serving tapas.
There are two drink lounges to pick from, one of which is located on the rooftop terrace next to the pool and great views of the city.Activities
The gym, wellness centre, and the pool (unheated) should keep you active.Relaxation
Sauna, in-room treatments and a DVD library are on offer.Essentials
Parking – available on site at a charge.
Wifi – free throughout.
Room service – available 24/7.
Children – welcomed with assistance provided.
Pets – not allowed to our knowledge.
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