Eco-friendly with solar panels, LEDs, and upscale natural toiletries
Some rooms are a tad small for the price
Glass-enclosed showers in Design and Design Deluxe rooms lack privacy
The stylish and luxurious Ohla hotel is centrally located in the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona. This boutique option offers 74 modern rooms with high-tech amenities and free Wi-Fi. One stand-out feature here is sexy stall showers that are located right in the middle of the rooms. The chic rooftop pool and lounge offers incredible city views along with a space to sunbathe. Dining options include Sauc Restaurant (which has a Michelin star), an inviting tapas bar, and a separate cocktail bar. This is the place for an upscale romantic getaway, and an eco-friendly one at that: Ohla Hotel contains solar panels, LEDs, and natural toiletries.
In the Gothic Quarter, walking distance to major attractions and public transportation
The Ohla Hotel is centrally located right on the northeastern border of the Gothic Quarter, a 2-minute walk from Urquinaona subway station, and less than 10 minutes from Placa de Catalunya, the heart of Barcelona. Major attractions, such as the Palau de la Musica Catalana and the gorgeous streets of the historic Gothic Quarter, are right outside the hotel’s door, and most other tourist sites are either an easy walk or a short subway ride away.
Sitting on top of the original Roman settlement, the Gothic Quarter is the center of the old city and one of the largest remaining "Gothic Quarters" in the world. It boasts tons of historic buildings, with everything from the remains of Augustus's ancient temple to Els Quatre Gats, the restored pub that served as a main meeting spot for Modernists at the turn of the century. But perhaps the most visually stunning buildings are the many cathedrals. This is one of the most popular neighborhoods among tourists, and there are tons of restaurants (many al fresco), high-end shops, and specialty shops with local favorite souvenirs such as fans and espadrilles.
20-minute drive to El Prat International Airport
5-minute walk to Plaça Catalunya, the heart of the city
5-minute walk to La Rambla
10-minute walk to Picasso Museum
15-minute walk to La Pedrera and Casa Batllo, wonderful examples of unique Modernist architecture
15-minute walk to the Museum of Contemporary Art (MACBA)
17-minute walk to Ciutadella park
3-minute subway ride, plus a 10-minute walk to Barceloneta Beach and the waterfront
12-minute subway ride to Sagrada Familia Cathedral
10-minute subway ride, plus a 20 minute steep walk up to Güell park, designed by acclaimed Catalan architect Antonio Gaudi