Hotel Balmes is a modern 4-star property offering comfortable accommodation in the heart of Barcelona. Highlights include onsite dining, an outdoor swimming pool and an excellent location close to several metro stations and Passeig de Gracia. L'Eixample was constructed in the late 19th-century and features a strict grid pattern with many wide streets, open spaces and beautiful Modernista architecture. Nearby places of interest include Antoni Gaudi's Casa Mila and the incomplete Sagrada Familia basilica (both UNESCO World Heritage Sites), Illa de la Discordia and Placa de Catalunya. Provenca metro station is located in the vicinity, providing fast and easy access to other popular Barcelona destinations. The hotel is housed in a contemporary mid-rise property featuring a largely flat, stone-panelled facade with two columns of bay windows. It features a stylish interior with prominent marble, exposed brickwork, rock panelling and African artworks. Facilities include a seasonal outdoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi and sauna. Chargeable Wi-Fi is available throughout the premises. Executive rooms are 25sqm and simply decorated with earthen tones and parquet flooring. Amenities include air-conditioning, soundproofing, a sitting area, work desk, flat-screen satellite TV, mini-bar and safe. The en-suite bathrooms feature a bathtub and complimentary toiletries. Balmes Restaurant serves authentic Catalan dishes in an informal, modern space, whilst guests can enjoy a relaxing drink or light snack in the Bal Bar. A buffet breakfast is provided every morning and there are also plenty of dining opportunities in the vicinity. The hotel has a 24-hour reception. Chargeable parking is possible onsite.