Omm

C/Rossello 265, Barcelona, Spain, 08008

Price from: £118

Standard room at the Omm

By Sally Davies, your Barcelona expert

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#15 of 40
expert-rated hotels in Barcelona
Expert overall rating:4.5 out of 5
Location:
4.5
4.5
Bedrooms:
4
4.0
Eating/drinking:
5
5.0
Public areas:
4.6
4.6
Leisure facilities:
4.8
4.8
Service:
4.5
4.5
Value for money:
4.1
4.1
Recommended for:
Foodies, Relaxation

Best for Food - Expert review of Omm

The first of Barcelona's hip hotels.

The unique quality of the Omm is apparent from the first. Discreet flaps of limestone are teased out of the façade to allow discreet triangular balconies, creating the look of a towering, all-white advent calendar. At ground level Os and Ms play on the glass frontage of the lobby and beckon guests into a long, inviting lobby space, which segues to an animated bar, and beyond to Moo, the hotel’s spectacular (and Michelin-garlanded) restaurant.

Location: 

The entrance is on Rosselló, but the hotel also looks on to Passeig de Gràcia. Some rooms have a view of Gaudí's La Pedrera.

Bedrooms: 

The bedrooms are off charcoal-grey corridors that serve to emphasise the luminosity within. While the rooms are not huge, the open design that links the sleeping area with the bathroom gives a feeling of space and light. A stylish central unit in glossy white aluminium acts as divider, wardrobe and TV cabinet. The beds are extraordinarily comfortable. My personal favourites are the rooms ending in the numbers ‘21’, which also have a small day bed in a window alcove overlooking Passeig de Gràcia.

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Public areas: 

The lobby is stunning, filled with low sofas and leather cubes in earthy tones of taupe, moss and aubergine, and a Bond-movie fireplace flickering away in the middle.

Eating and drinking: 

Moo, when it's on form, might just be my favourite Barcelona restaurant, and thoroughly deserves its Michelin star. It's not cheap - expect to say goodbye to the best part of 120 euros a head, but it can be spectacular. Otherwise, there is the adjacent Moovida, for the staples of hotel cuisine - club sandwiches, burgers and so on.

Leisure facilities: 

Downstairs is a discreetly lit, peaceful spa, with a line of treatment rooms, each appropriately designed for the method of pampering employed within, hammam, whirlpool (the 'Water Zone' is free to guests) and well-equipped gym, where guests can take private classes in Pilates or fitness training. Next door is the David hair salon, with good cuts and natural treatments that include a luxurious hand and arm massage to while away the time. There is a plunge pool and sun deck that looks over the warrior-like chimneys of La Pedrera.

Service: 

Opinions are divided over the staff's approach at the Omm - I've always found it perfectly acceptable, but don't expect the kind of oleaginous service you might find at other five-stars.

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Who stays there: 

A mix of international tourists, business people and fashionistas, who read about it in Wallpaper.

Price advice: 

Breakfast is not included (and is a steep 25 euros), but WiFi is.

Pros: 
Excellent restaurant
Swish design
Cons: 
Room design too minimalist for some
Not cheap

More information on Omm:

Price from:
£118
Type:
Hotel
Address:
C/Rossello 265, Barcelona, Spain, 08008
Amenities:
Business Centre, Fitness Centre, High-Speed Internet, Restaurant, Room Service, Swimming Pool

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