Why We Love This Hotel
- This chic hotel is in Barcelona's upscale Eixample area
- A lush green living wall dominates the façade
- The nearest Metro is a short stroll away, and the Gothic Quarter takes about 25 minutes to reach on foot
- There's a city-view rooftop terrace with a bar and an outdoor pool
With its striking, greenery-clad façade and chic, design-focused interior, OD Barcelona offers a stylish stay in the heart of Barcelona.
The hotel occupies a prime location in the city's upmarket Eixample district, an area that's crammed with high-end shops, restaurants and art galleries. Tree-lined Passeig de Gràcia, one of the area's central thoroughfares known for its bold Art Nouveau architecture, is a short stroll from the hotel. Diagonal Metro station is a 10-minute walk away, making it easy to get around the city. Gaudi's unfinished masterpiece La Sagrada Família, popular pedestrianised boulevard La Rambla and the Gothic Quarter are all less than 25 minutes' walk from the hotel. Platja de la Nova Icaria beach takes approximately 15 minutes to reach by taxi.
A dramatic vertical garden covers OD Barcelona's exterior, and its glass-fronted lobby, with pale woods, soft grey furnishings and design-classic chairs -- including models by Eames -- give the space a Scandinavian-style feel. There is a trendy bar/restaurant and a patio, as well as a rooftop terrace (open May-October), which has a triangular outdoor pool, a sundeck and a bar, as well as city views. Car rental is also available (supplements apply).
Guestrooms carry on the modern, wood-lined aesthetic, adding a soft, neutral colour palette and hip furnishings. All rooms have free Wi-Fi, a TV, a mini bar and air conditioning, while higher-tariff rooms add city views. Suites have iPod docks, coffee machines and separate living rooms, while the hotel's top-level suite has its own terrace with a private pool. Room service is available 24 hours a day.