Despite its name, the "Oriental Baths" has, for the moment, no spa, but what it does have is chic high-contrast design, with dark stained wood and crisp white bedding, and strategic location at a reasonable price. Elegant touches in some rooms include queen-size four-poster beds (most have twin beds, which move around a bit too easily). The rooms themselves are on the small side, but bathrooms are truly ample. Carrer Argenteria gets little vehicle traffic, but is one of
the city's liveliest pedestrian arteries; rooms overlooking the street can be noisy. Just steps from Santa Maria del Mar, the port, the Picasso Museum and the Born area, this hotel is a good base camp for exploring the Ciutat Vella's finest treasures.The popular Senyor Parellada restaurant is next door.