Barcelona, Spain

Ohla Eixample Hotel

Rates from (inc tax)$242.70

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Clean-cut Catalan


Leading by Eixample

The sleek, Scandinavia-inspired Ohla Eixample hotel is a modernist masterpiece close to Barcelona’s grandest shopping boulevard. But with a beanbag-lined infinity pool and panoramic views of the city on the roof, as well as a Michelin-starred chef manning the kitchens, you’d be forgiven for staying put.

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Need to know


94, including 30 suites.


Noon; earliest check-in, 3pm, but flexible, subject to availability.


Double rooms from $242.70 (€223), excluding tax at 10 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional local city tax of €2.48 per person per night on check-out.

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 21 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (EUR245.00), via, using today’s exchange rate.

More details

Rates usually include breakfast.


The chef at Xerta helped garner a Michelin star for his previous restaurant.

At the hotel

Free WiFi throughout and a fitness centre. In rooms: a flatscreen TV, minibar, tea and coffee, free bottled water and Prija bath products.

Our favourite rooms

We love the Atic rooms, some of which have sliding glass doors leading onto a terrace that’s perfect for an in-suite breakfast. Several of the Design Deluxe Rooms are also terrace-enhanced. Anyone planning to not see much of Barcelona should book a Junior Suite, which has a 55-inch flatscreen TV begging for some box-set bingeing.


There’s an unheated infinity pool on the roof, with its own cocktail bar and wide-ranging views taking in the summit of the Sagrada Familia and Montjuïc, with its castle and palace.


There are various rooms for massages and other beauty treatments to take place in, including by the pool, but no dedicated spa.

Packing tips

Bring binoculars for eyeing up La Sagrada Familia from the rooftop bar, and stylish swimwear for parading at the pool.


The hotel is wheelchair-friendly, with all communal areas easily accesible for disabled guests, including the rooftop pool, as well as certain bedrooms.


Children of all ages are welcome and the staff are great with kids, but extra beds are not provided. Babysitting is available for €80 a night.

Food and Drink

Photos Ohla Eixample Hotel – Barcelona – Spain

Top Table

For a rainforest-resembling setting, ask to be seated near the floor-to-ceiling windows and the huge trees they showcase.

Dress Code

Clean lines and colour-blocking to match the ice-cool Scandi-style surrounds.

Hotel restaurant

Breakfast is a spread of typical Catalan produce, as well as cooked-to-order options, served in Xerta, which also serves up acclaimed fine-dining fare for lunch and dinner. Locally caught seafood is a star of the menu, including grilled octopus, oysters, squid, tuna and sea-bass, as well as shellfish and a daily catch.

Hotel bar

There is a spacious Sky Bar up on the roof, serving salads, tapas, pastas, Catalan cheese boards and sandwiches, as well as oysters and caviar for the more patrician palate. The lounge bar serves a similar selection. There’s live music or a DJ on Thursday evenings.

Last orders

Breakfast is served from 7am to 11am. Xerta opens for lunch between 1pm and 4pm, and dinner from 8pm and 11pm, Tuesday to Saturday. The Lobby Bar is open from 8am until 11pm; in summer, food is available on the roof terrace between 10.30am and 11pm.

Room service

Sharing plates of cheese and charcuterie, as well as comfort-food classics, can be dialled up to your room.


Photos Ohla Eixample Hotel – Barcelona – Spain
Ohla Eixample Hotel
Còrsega, 289 Barcelona


Planes The city’s El Prat airport is a 40-minute drive from the hotel; transfers cost €80 each way. The airport is served by flights from all over Europe; from the UK, British Airways flies from London Luton and Gatwick; EasyJet from Gatwick and Southend; Iberia from London Heathrow; and Ryanair from East Midlands.


The closest train station is Sants, 25 minutes away by car. For more information on routes, visit The nearest metro stop is Diagonal.


It’s easy to get around Barcelona on foot and many of the city’s major sights are within a 30-minute walk of the hotel. If you do arrive by car, there is valet parking, with room for eight cars, at a rate of €36 a day.

Worth getting out of bed for

The Eixample barrio was a newer extension to the city in the 1850s; today, it’s famous for its art-nouveau architecture and well-heeled shopping and residential areas. Las Ramblas is just over a mile away, as is the Picasso Museum. The best way to while away your days though is on nearby Passeig de Grácia, inside its gilded boutiques. The concierge can arrange city tours, museum tickets, chauffeurs and bike hire. La Sagrada Familia is a 15-minute walk away.

Local restaurants

The Mercat de la Boqueria has various tantalising food options, but the best is Bar Pinotxo, where you can feast on Catalan classics such as squid with haricot beans, cockles, gazpacho and tripe (known locally more romantically as callos) in a lively, atmospheric setting. In Eixample, try Alkimia (if you can get a table); the chef has made quite a name for himself and has the queues for his interesting food pairings to match.

Local cafés

For a coffee and churros pitstop in decadent art-nouveau surroundings, visit La Granja on Carrer dels Banys Nous in the Gothic Quarter – it’s been pepping up tired tourists with caffeine since 1872.


Photos Margot House – Barcelona – Spain

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 modernist hotel in Spain and unpacked their jamón ibérico and manchego, a full account of their city break will be with you. In the meantime, to whet your wanderlust, here's a quick peek inside Ohla Eixample in Barcelona

Barcelona could well be the best city in the world. It’s mini-break heaven, that’s undisputed; with the beach, the bars and the balmy climate – not to mention its iconic buildings and buzzing hipster centres of El Raval and El Born – it’s impossible to have a bad weekend here. And now there’s another reason to visit: a hip new kid on the city’s hotel scene. Step forward Ohla Eixample, so-called for the barrio it sits in, which was built as an extension (hence the name eixample, which means exactly that in Spanish) to the city, accommodating its expanding residential areas. It has a stand-out modernist facade and the interiors to match; Scandinavian-inspired simple lines, contemporary wooden features and plenty of concrete. The outdoor space has a similar urban edge, with more concrete instead of grass, though that’s not to say a clever use of plants has’t been employed – the huge windows in the restaurant frame an exterior jungle. From where we’re standing, Barcelona just keeps on getting better...

The Guestbook

Whenever you book a stay at a Smith Hotel with us, we’ll invite you to review it when you get back. Read what other Smith members had to say in Ohla Eixample Hotel ’s Guestbook below.

We loved

Service was impeccable, rooms were perfect. Perfect location, right between the center (Gothic) and Gracia.

Don’t expect

Get to the pool early for a nice spot


Stayed on 25 Aug 2016

We loved

The design of the room. The staff was nice and helpful. The area was great, close to Passeig the Garcia but in a quiet side street, away from the more touristy part of the Rambla. Very close to Gaudi's most famous houses (Pedrera, Battlo); nice luxury shopping around. 

Don’t expect

A big pool. It's quite small and the few sunbeds in high demand; also the view around it is a bit disappointing.


Stayed on 13 Aug 2016

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