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Hotel Omm
  • Where:Barcelona
  • Why:We needed a weekend away!
  • When:October 2013
  • Who:Me and Ben.
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Barcelona is full of different styles of graffiti, every wall and every door - it’s inspiring, intriguing and adds to the city’s style.

Our huge suite! Spacious and comfortable with carefully placed design features, a pleasure to stay in. And we loved the books, got stuck into an Alain de Botton sitting on the top shelf!

A perfect room to relax in or to work in if staying for business. (Or lie on the bed and watch a movie on the projected TV, nice touch!)

Spacious bathroom with jacuzzi, and yup, took full advantage of that!

Uber comfortable tent-like denim bathrobe and amenities.

Not just any old juices.

A sophisticated bedside, although the CD player seemed a bit dated, time for an iPad dock or two.

Our balcony overlooking Passeig de Gracia. Endless sexy corridor to our room.

OMM’s gorgeous Michelin Star restaurant Roca Moo (love
the name too!).

Roca Moo Restaurant through to Roca Bar and OMM Hotel’s lobby. Check out the dramatic skylights that suddenly fall from the ceiling.

OMM’s lovely pool on the expansive roof terrace.

The awesome exterior of Hotel OMM, the ‘waves’ giving the impression of constant movement in the building. Some have balconies; ours did, giving stunning views of Passeig de Gracia.

Highs & Lows

  • The menu at Roca Bar, less formal than Roca Moo, was impressive – steak tartare and anchovy filo sticks were incredible.

  • It’s a busy ‘see and be seen’ hotel with a well designed and spacious lobby bar with a good vibe in the evening. And yet, it’s a relaxed and friendly hotel that you can really chill out in.

  • Breakfast was heaven! Tuck into a leg of jamon or choose from the selection of homemade regional cakes.

  • Spaciomm is the spa at OMM so of course I had to test it out (all in the name of research!). My massage was one of the best.

  • It’s a hotel that lives on the edge of being both a corporate hotel and a chic, stylish boutique hotel, and I actually think it succeeds at both.

  • Daytime music in Roca Bar and lobby needs rethinking.

The Barometer

  • Design

  • Website

  • Mini Bar

  • Environmental Consciousness

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Takeable Treats

  • Refer a Friend

  • Overall Value

  • Life Changing

Total: 44/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    Design & Gastronomic Luxury

  • Vibe

    A hotel for the stylish gastronomic traveller.

  • Location

    Located in the Fashion District called ‘Eixample’.

  • Rooms


  • Music

    Yes, in the lobby bar during the day it was a bit ‘elevator music’, but, there is a club in the basement called ‘Ommsession Club’ which sounds cool.

  • Year Opened

    December 2003.

  • Designed By

    Juli Capella was the architect, and Sandra Tarruella and Isabel Lopez designed the interiors.

  • Pool/Gym

    Small rooftop pool & gym in the ‘Spacium’ spa.

  • Restaurant

    Oh yeah, a Michelin star restaurant overseen by the famous Roca brothers called ‘Roca Moo’! Roca Bar also serves great food.

  • Bar

    Yes, lobby bar.

  • Children

    Leave them at home and enjoy restaurant, spa, roof terrace and club.

  • Price

    Good value considering the size of the rooms.

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