Barcelona, Spain

OD Barcelona

Rates per night from$168.19

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 60 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (EUR147.27), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.

Style

Sleek simplicity

Setting

Set an l'Eixample

Boutique hotel OD Barcelona is in an ideal spot for a Spanish city break: whizz between the Gothic Quarter and Park Guell in one of the hotel’s free-to-use Smart cars. If you find the local drivers' exuberant pace overwhelming, the hotel has chauffeurs for hire too. If nesting is your MO – and with soft beds and elegant modern styling in rooms, we wouldn't blame you – then bring binoculars to spy Gaudí’s contorted casas from the rooftop pool. After soaking in the sights, relax with a Gin Mare in the bar and fill up on lobster straight from the Med or kamado-grilled ribs in the restaurant before dancing in the moonlight to live DJ sets at the OD Sky Bar.

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Facilities

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Need to know

Rooms

98, including five suites.

Check–Out

Noon. Earliest check-in, 3pm; both are flexible, subject to availability. If your room isn’t ready on arrival, you can leave your luggage at reception and dive straight into the rooftop pool.

Rates

Double rooms from $168.19 (€147), excluding tax at 10 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional government tax of €2.50 per person per night on check-out.

More details

Rates usually include a buffet or à la carte breakfast of cold meats, fruits, home-made yoghurt, cheeses, Spanish tortillas, pancakes, waffles, bacon and eggs, freshly-squeezed orange juice, tea and coffee.

Also

The hotel hosts dining events throughout the week; discover the surprisingly sip- and suppable pairing of gin and burgers at a pop-up, or join the fiesta at a Mexican-style Brunch.

At the hotel

Four Smart cars (free for guests to borrow), roof terrace, small lounge in reception and free WiFi throughout. The hotel can also arrange a private driver (at an extra cost). In rooms: flatscreen Smart TV, iPod dock, air-conditioning, minibar, free bottled water and a Nespresso coffee machine.

Our favourite rooms

All rooms are similar in style, but by far the biggest is the Grand Suite, which has it’s own rooftop terrace and a private pool.

Poolside

The rooftop pool’s triangular shape makes it better suited to sightseeing than swimming laps; glide to the edge to take a leisurely look at the city.

Packing tips

Pack your dancing shoes for late-night rooftop parties at OD Sky Bar.

Also

All public areas and bedrooms are wheelchair accessible.

Pet‐friendly

Dogs weighing less than five kilos can stay in any room for €35 a night; the hotel can provide bowls and beds for your furry friends. See more pet-friendly hotels in Barcelona.

Children

Children of all ages are welcome, though not pandered to. Deluxe Rooms interconnect with Suites to make a family hideaway.

Food and Drink

Photos OD Barcelona food and drink

Top Table

For dinner and a show take a seat at the chef’s table. If celebrations are in order, hire the OD Sky Bar for an evening of fine dining, great friends and amazing views.

Dress Code

Anything goes at the restaurant, although we recommend clothes with give – you’ll likely request seconds.

Hotel restaurant

Chef Pedro Salillas’ menus will satisfy all tastes with a mix of Mediterranean meals and fare from further afield. Take your pick of tapas or go for the kamado-grilled burger with a Jack Daniels marinade. Like the rest of the hotel, the laidback restaurant is decorated with sleek wooden surfaces and stylishly understated furnishings: the soft, wool-covered chairs are very comfy – you won’t want to move after three courses and a coffee. 

 

Hotel bar

Relax after roaming the city’s sights with a passionfruit Mojito or a Gin Mare with rosemary, juniper berries and tonic in the lobby bar. When the weather’s good, take your tipple outside to the wicker-chair-lined terrace. Set your sights high and head up to the roof-set OD Sky Bar (opening in May 2018) for cocktails and live DJ sets until the early hours of the morning.

Last orders

The restaurant is open 7.30am to 11pm (an earlier breakfast is available on request) and the lobby bar is open 7am to 1am. The OD Sky Bar is open 10am to 11pm from May to October (opening in 2018).

Room service

The full restaurant menu is available from 11am to 11pm; outside these hours a reduced menu is on offer (a surcharge applies for all room service).

Location

Photos OD Barcelona location
Address
OD Barcelona
C/ Aragón, 300
Barcelona
08009
Spain

Planes

Barcelona Airport is a 25-minute drive from the hotel. Fly direct from across the UK, US and Europe, otherwise connect in Dubai. Our Smith24 team of travel experts can book your flights and transfers to the hotel (prices are dependent on date, but around €150 return).

Trains

The Metro runs all over the city and connects to the airport: the closest station to the hotel is Passeig de Gràcia, just over a five-minute walk away. To travel further afield, head to Sants Estació station; from there, Girona and Tarragona are a 40-minute journey away, and Madrid and Valencia are three hours away.

Automobiles

There’s no need for a car in Barcelona. If you want a set of wheels for a day or two, borrow one of the hotel’s Smart cars, which are free for guests to use; the hotel also has a private driver (at an extra cost). On-site parking costs €25 a night.

Worth getting out of bed for

Barcelona is home to more artistic and architectural hotspots than you can shake one of Picasso’s paintbrushes at. Take a walk down the tree-lined Las Ramblas in the heart of the Gothic Quarter, then take a detour or two to view contemporary avant garde art at Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona and the fantastical mosaics of Palau Güell. There’s many a mediaeval and modern wonder to be found in the side streets off Via Laietana; head off on the Carrer de Sant Pere Més Alt to view the vibrant stained glass of Palau de la Musica Catalana; also not to be missed are the nearby Museu Picasso and Catedral de Barcelona. Tick off your Gaudí-checklist with a trip to the curvaceous Casa Milà, followed by a few hours spent gawping skywards at the still unfinished Sagrada Família and a leisurely stroll through Park Güell. It’ll take a full day to explore the galleries and museums of Parc de Montjuïc, but borrow the one of the hotel’s speedy Smart cars and the modern masterpieces of the Fundació Joan Miró and the rare altarpieces of Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya are just a 15-minute drive away.

Local restaurants

Intimate eatery Alkimia is housed in a grand 20th-century building with elaborate mosaic-tiled floors, frescoed ceilings and ornate cornicing. However, ultra-modern furnishings and conceptual art installations bring it up to date. Chef Jordí Villa brings traditional Catalan cuisine into the 21st century: grilled pigeon with Romesco and fig, and Xisqueta lamb with aubergine and pine nuts… To really get a taste of Villa’s inventive fare, order the element-themed tasting menu. Fans of seafood can’t miss a meal at Els Pescadors (Catalan for ‘the fishermen’); they’ve been serving the daily catch here since the 1800s. You’ll find the chefs each morning in the local fish markets, haggling for haddock, bartering for bass and comprant (buying) cod – which we highly recommend. The chefs of Michelin-starred restaurant Cinc Sentits work with farmers from across Catalonia and Spain to ensure they get the cream of the crop – they’re very proud of their all-Spanish suppliers.

Local cafés

Els Quatre Gats was once the local hangout of musicians, Enrique Granados and Lluís Millet, then aspiring architect Antoni Gaudí and a little known artist called Picasso ( designed the café’s original logo and held his first ever exhibition here). The big-name regulars may have left the building, but traces of them can still be seen on the walls while you dine on black-cuttlefish croquettes and paprika-spiced octopus. Another café with a rich history, and even richer chocolate, is Granja M. Viader; they’ve been making their sugary speciality – lady fingers served with a pot of molten chocolate and a plate of cream – since 1870. Give into temptation at Satan’s Coffee Corner with a cup of strong Joe and a cookie or two.

Local bars

Mercat Princesa in Barcelona's bohemian El Born quarter, is a former 14th-century palace filled with market stalls serving drinks and food from all over the world; whatever your tipple of choice, be it beer, wine or something stronger, you’ll find it here. Marmalade is jam-packed with antique armchairs and Fifties-style stools and has floral frescoes decorating its walls. Sink into a velvet armchair with a Tequila Sunset in hand, or get a cue and take your Berry Caipiriña (Cachaca rum, puréed raspberries, Crème de Cassis, lime and brown sugar) over to the billiards table. Cave-like Las Cuevas del Sorte cocktail bar is a grotto in the Gothic Quarter, where you’ll find stalactites next to spirits. Start your evening with a couple of cocktails by candlelight in the atmospheric underground bar, then come up for air – and another drink – in the upstairs section. 

Reviews

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Anonymous review

Every hotel featured is visited personally by members of our team, given the Smith seal of approval, and then anonymously reviewed. As soon as our reviewers have returned from this budget boutique hotel in Spain and unpacked their miniature mosaic bulls and flamenco dresses, a full account of their Catalan break will be with you. In the meantime, to whet your wanderlust, here's a quick peek inside OD Barcelona…

Boutique hotel OD Barcelona is in a prime spot for perusing Picassos, musing over Mirós and going gaga for the technicolour tiles of Gaudí’s casas and cathedral; plus with the hotel's fleet of Smart cars and a chauffeur on hand, the sights have never been so easy to access. Between trips to Parc Güell and Parc de Montjuïc, enjoy a Gin Mare or Margarita on the streetside terrace, or take the lift to the rooftop where you can float away any leftover pre-holiday stress in the pool. The city’s choicest restaurants are but a short taxi ride away, though why stray from the hotel when tapas of garlic-prawn croquettes, sausage-and-apple-filled gyoza, and Iberian ham with thick slices of tomato await downstairs. If you’re not one for sharing, order off the kamado grill, where spirited Jack Daniels-splashed burgers and candied chicken breasts sizzle. Come summer, the OD Sky Bar comes alive, and DJs hit the deck, so you can dance in the moonlight. The fiesta continues till the early hours of the morning, but you may be tempted by the siren song of your soft bed well before dawn. Wake refreshed and ready to tackle the tower of tortillas at breakfast – this is the place to OD…

The Guestbook

Whenever you book a stay at a Smith hotel or villa, we’ll invite you to review it when you get back. Read what other Smith members had to say in OD Barcelona’s Guestbook below.

We loved

The friendly and helpful staff, comfortable beds, and delicious breakfast. Location was perfect – close enough for sightseeing but in a nice neighborhood. Would definitely return! Check out nearby Eden Pizzeria for good Italian food, friendly staff, and good value.

Rating

Stayed on 17 Mar 2018