I’m a sucker for a design hotel. Despite being a self-confessed luxury addict, finding a great design hotel is like finding double fortune papers in a single fortune cookie. I love how they inspire you and the minds behind them are equally, if not more, inspiring. That’s why whenever I have the opportunity to feed my love for design hotels I jump on the chance.
Enter the Ohla Barcelona. For me, it embodies a perfect marriage between luxury and design hotel. The minute you step out of your taxi you will notice many eyes on you. And that’s not the concierge and bellboy’s eyes I’m talking about. It is the thousands of eyes which cover the classic façade of the building, that are part of the artistic design from the conceptual brainchild of this art piece, Frederic Amat.
The 74-room hotel features a rooftop swimming pool, a Michelin starred restaurant, Sauc, a Gastrobar, and a Boutique bar featuring one of the world’s top bartenders. If that isn’t enough to sway you, than its unbeatable location will. It only takes a two minute walk through a quaint, bright alleyway to the Las Ramblas.
I was fortunate enough to stay in a Junior Suite at the Ohla Barcelona. This oversized suite features an open-plan bedroom, sitting area and bathroom which is uninterrupted by doors. The bathroom features a separate shower and bath and double sink. The chic colour scheme gives the historic hotel a very modern feel. The room is equipped with all the modern technologies a traveller needs, including cable television. The bed is super comfy and allows for a good night’s rest after a long day of travels. The entire room exudes modern elegance and is a true sanctuary to return to after braving the busy and electric streets of Barcelona.
Address// Via Laietana, 49, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
Contact// +34 933 41 50 50 // E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Get social// https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hotel-OHLA/182629688426278 #OhlaBarcelona #wanderlustchronicles
Thank you to the lovely Director of Sales, Albert Arranz, for welcoming us to the hotel, for the lovely welcome gifts and taking us on a site inspection.