Gemma Bell

Hotel Omm

with Gemma Bell
  • Where:Barcelona

  • Why:We needed a weekend away!

  • When:October 2013

  • Who:Me and Ben.

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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

  • Life Changing

  • Environmental Consciousness

  • Overall Value

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Stealable Stuff

  • Refer a Friend

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.

  • Wifi

    Yes and it’s free.

  • 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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