About the Hotel
Why We Love This Hotel
- This low-key boutique hotel opened in 2012
- It has a quiet location with good transport links
- There's a rooftop pool & sun deck with loungers & bar service
- Wi-Fi is free & bike hire is available for a fee
Opened in 2012, the Ofelias Hotel charms sightseers and business travellers with its discreet air and tasteful style. It's slightly off the beaten track -- La Rambla and Montjuïc's parks and gardens are a good 30-minute walk, but Las Arenas shopping mall is just across the road, and the Magic Fountain is only 10 minutes by foot. Make sure you pop by for the show -- it's illuminated every half hour from 9-11pm (Thursday-Sunday from May-September) and from 7-8:30pm (Friday-Saturday from October-April).
The property is a block from the Plaza Espagna, providing easy access to the airport and the city centre, and there's also a Metro station on the corner, so it's easy to get around. Guests can borrow a bike from reception, but you’ll need to reserve one as they’re very popular.
The rooftop pool is the real draw. It's not big enough for laps, but is perfect for a cool dip after a day's sightseeing. The surrounding deck is furnished with cushioned rattan loungers that are large enough for two, and you can get drinks delivered via the on-site phone.
Guests can also hang out in the lobby downstairs, which is fashionably dotted with an eclectic mix of vintage knick-knacks, and although there's no bar or restaurant as such, drinks are available from reception. A continental breakfast is served daily until 11am.
Calm rooms are well insulated against the street noise, although guests can request a courtyard-facing room to ensure a quiet night. Glass-enclosed bathrooms are luxurious, with double sinks in the marble-topped counters and a walk-in shower, and there are slatted shutters for privacy. Junior Suites have cosy window seats and a few rooms have pretty private terraces. There's free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, but the signal is best by the pool and reception.