Hotel Omm Barcelona is the name in design hotels at the moment. The hotel is under the local empire Grupo Tragaluz, famous for designer hotels and eateries all over Barcelona. Architect Juli Capela and interior designers Sandra Tarrulla and Isabel Lopez are responsible for the sleek and modern design.
You can't fault the location of the Hotel Omm. Just off the most up market shopping street in Barcelona, the wide and stylish Passeig de Gràcia, Hotel Omm is in easy walking distance to some of Barcelona's most famous attractions. Gaudí's masterpieces La Pedrera and Casa Batlló are just a 5 minute walk away, in fact they are visible from the Hotel's roof terrace. Plaça de Catalunya and La Rambla are a further 15 minute walk away. Alternatively you can get the metro to Plaça de Catalunya which is 2 stops, from here you can enjoy the Gothic Cathedral for culture, La Rambla for the street performers and Corte Inglés if you have left anything at home or want to have a coffee on the top floor to enjoy views over the Plaça.
|Hotel Omm is just a few minutes walk from some of the best shopping in Barcelona found on Passeig de Gràcia|
The area in which Hotel Omm is situated is classy and there is a plethora of restaurants and bars from which to choose. However there are also good deals to be found if you wander round. I found the most amazing café/restaurant the Mauri, Rambla Catalunya, 102. The restaurant is a 5 minute walk from the hotel and has an incredibly tasty sounding menu del dia. Otherwise everything you need can be found on Passeig de Gràcia. There are numerous cash points lining both sides of the street, but if you're staying at Hotel Omm you'll probably be using your limited edition credit card. With which you can enjoy the fruits of some sophisticated shops and tapas bars which are also to be found along the street.
Hotel Omm itself has 59 rooms which are all square, sparsely modernist and have been designed to let in as much light as possible. The rooms are equipped with high quality sound systems, internet access and phone lines.
As you walk into the hotel Omm Barcelona main you will find reception is on your right and on the left are lots of comfy large sofas where you can have coffee and muse over the days papers which are all available in English, French and German. At the back of the hall there is a café set against an abstract outdoor installation which lets light come into the room.
The roof terrace is impressive and reminiscent of Ibiza with all the wooden decking and pure white sofa deck chairs. There is a small pool, just big enough to dip yourself into when the sun gets a bit too much, but not too big as to actually have to swim and ruin a designer bikini.
There are 2 fully equipped conference rooms which can hold 10 and 20 people.
The Hotel Omm restaurant is called the Moo Restaurant, and is directed by the Roca brothers whose other restaurant in Girona has 2 Michelin stars. The menu consists of half portions which you can design to suit your diet, or tasting menus, achingly hip, just like the Hotel.
Attached to the Hotel Omm is also their lounge club Omsession which is small and in keeping with the design ethos of the hotel. You can pick up the program for the club in the lobby. Omsession is open Wednesday to Saturday and sometimes plays host to live music, but mostly the DJ plays chill out and electro funk.
Hotel Omm Barcelona is not for everyone. I definitely didn't feel comfortable there at all, but it's not designed for homely comfort. The people there will look you up and down and they themselves will be dressed up and looking over each others shoulders in case there is anyone cooler in the vicinity. This is the place to see and be seen for young, modern city folk.
The advanced booking transfers below are independent of the the public transport system. This means if there is a public transport strike these services will continue to operate as normal and you will not be affected by the strike action.
Minibus shared transfer (advanced reservation required)
A shared minibus transfer option is cheaper than the private transfer. You would need to make your way to designated meeting point at the airport.
Private transfer (advanced reservation required)
With a private transfer service the driver will be waiting for you at the designated meeting point given to you on the booking voucher. You will be travel in one of the following car types (or similar): Volkswagen Passat, Skoda Superb, Citroen C5 or Peugeot 407. The driver will help you with your bags to the vehicle and then drive you to your hotel.
Business class private transfer (advanced reservation required)
This is the highest quality private transport service specifically for people wanting a business-class quality service. This service is more expensive than the other tranfer services however you will be travelling in a higher quality vehicle than a regular private transfer. Mercedes vehicles are used and will be one of the following: Mercedes E Class, Minivan Mercedes and V Class Mercedes depending on the number of people in your group. The driver will be dressed appropriately for a business environment - dark suit and white shirt and will assist you with your luggage. The pickup point at the airport is specified on your booking voucher. This service is suitable for business clients, VIP pick ups or if you have a special occassion.
A taxi takes 25 minutes.
Taxi Fare: €30.00
RENFE train leaves every half an hour from the airport to Passeig de Gràcia . The journey takes about 25 minutes. From Passeig de Gràcia you change onto the green line metro to Diagonal. Your hotel is 2 minutes walk from the metro.
RENFE Train Ticket Prices
Single ticket: €4.20
Aerobus, the express bus service from Barcelona Airport, leaves from out side terminals A, B and C. The journey time to Plaça de Catalunya is around 30 minutes . From there change to the green line Metro and travel to Diagonal stop in 10 minutes. The hotel is only a 2 minutes walk from there.
Aerobus Ticket Prices
Single ticket: €5.90
Car parks near Hotel Omm Barcelona
|Car Park Name||Address||Approximate Walking Distance to Car Park in Meters|
|SABA Gràcia I||Passeig de Gràcia, 116||250 m|
|SABA Pau Claris||Carrer Pau Claris, 174||280 m|
|Parking Windsor||Vía Augusta, 2 bis||550 m|
|NN Valencia II||Valencia, 243||600 m|
This article has given you an introduction to Hotel Omm Barcelona, the place for the stylish to stay. If you enjoy good design, exclusivity and novelty then this is the place for you.
Hotel Omm Barcelona
Carrer Rosselló, 265
08008 Barcelona, España.
Metro: Diagonal (Green Line, L3) and (Blue Line, L5) 2 minutes walk.