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U232 Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Comte d'Urgell 232, 08036 Barcelona, Spain (Formerly Nunez Urgell Hotel) (Eixample)   |  
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25% off room rate
Ranked #39 of 514 Hotels in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Edinburgh
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Loved it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

I booked this hotel through the hotel website as a surprise for my boyfriends birthday and he certainly wasn't disappointed, it was lush! Our room was spacious with a great balcony that even had black out blinds. Rooms were quiet and the bathroom had a bath and shower which was great for relaxing in after a day sightseeing.

Would highly recommend going on a bed and breakfast basis as the breakfasts were delicious and set you up for the day. There is a selection of cooked things such as bacon eggs and sausages to cereal, fresh fruit and toffee muffins and pastries. For dinner in the area we would recommend the burger bar just down from the hotel for a cheap yet tasty meal and Gusto the Italian a bit further down for somewhere a bit fancier. Remember many places don't open until after 8pm.

From the airport you can get the aerobus into Barcelona and if you get off at the Urgell stop its a straight walk 9 blocks to the hotel. The hotel is a bit further out of Barcelona itself but a metro station is 2mins away and a 2day metro pass is fairly reasonable and makes getting around really easy. Would also recommend the hop on hop off bus as you get to see lots of touristy things this way which is a must.

We booked to see a Spanish dancing show through the hotel which was a nice way to spend an evening.

We visited in April and despite the weather being torrential rain we had an amazing time and the hotel definitely contributed towards making it a great stay.

Will definitely return soon!

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Washington DC
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

Whether for business or fun, try this great little hotel in the heart of Barcelona. Subway stop less than two blocks away and many good eateries in the neighborhood. Rooms are adequately sized and seem well sound-proofed. Furnishings nicely done in contemporary style and everything seems new. Staff were super friendly and helpful particularly in light of our stay during the national strike on Nov 15, during which they persevered. Definitely will be back again.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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london
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

Entrance and collective sitting rooms are beautiful.The room is an ok hotel room but our view was a wall.The description in the booking was indeed "facing the patio,no view" but I did not expect to get a 2 meter high wall, 50 cm from the window.The bed made noise like a camping bed when you sat down on it but slept ok. The breakfast is good .Told to be 10 euros but is actually 14 with taxes per person.You have several good places in a 100 m radius to eat breakfast for 4 euros.Internet was good in the room.
Parking place at side but costs 30 euros for 24 hours
They all speak good english and willing to help.
Metro is 100 m from the hotel which makes it very easy to get everywhere with the T10 travelcard which gives you 10 journeys for 10 euro which you can join with your partner.This allows you to het to the airport for 2 euros (1 ride to the train station and 1 ride for the train (which goes twice an hour))

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Italy
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23 hotel reviews
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118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

This hotel is the best in Barcelona.The location in unbeatable:you can find plenty of cafè and restaurant nearby and the metro is just around the corner and you can also walk in twenty minutes to the center of the city;the staff is supergentle and helpful and they also can speak a very good English;one thing caught my attention:one afternoon it began raining and they immediately put a copious number of umbrellas at the entrance of the hotel for the guests!these are the things that make a stay worthy.The room is spacious,the furniture is new and the bathroom is clean and full of commodities.We will come back for sure!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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fort lauderdale
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7 hotel reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

I loved this hotel and the price even more! Just came back from a stay with my family. My three adult kids shared a room with 2 bathrooms. I read about those rooms on another review. This worked out great for us especially since I have one daughter and she has a lot of "products."

The hotel is situated in a fabulous area...for me that is. I prefer to be a little bit removed from the heaviest tourist streets and surrounded more by locals. You will also find better food at better prices when you are removed from the tourist traps and go where the locals go.

For me, the hotel was located within walking distance to Las Ramblas and many of the other tourist destinations. However, if you are not a walker, it is conveniently located one block from the metro which can get you anywhere. It is also a quick cab ride anywhere.

I would definitely stay here again!

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

Stayed 7 nights at the hotel in September 2012. Hotel chosen from photos and reviews on the internet and we weren't disappointed. Stayed in a Top Room with a friend and the outside balcony gave us lovely views over Barcelona. It was lovely to have the outside space to relax in. The room was spotless, tastefully decorated, with a large walk in shower as well as large bath.The staff couldn't have been more friendly from the reception staff to the housemaids. Well positioned hotel within easy walking distance of La Rambla (top end rather than the tourist end) and to good restaurants and shopping close by.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Glasgow
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Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012

I stayed here in Aug 12 with two others for a football trip.
The hotel was brilliant, very modern and clean and all the staff were very friendly and spoke good English.
There is a barista on almost every corner in Barcelona so we ate and drank out most of the time but one day I hung around the hotel savouring the roof-top terrace and having a few beers.
The hotel is located in a quiet, residential area and I would have no qualms in recommending or staying there again. in fact, I have booked a sister hotel to the U232 as a present for my wife as it is nearer the main shopping hub for her.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Comte d'Urgell 232, 08036 Barcelona, Spain (Formerly Nunez Urgell Hotel)
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Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > Eixample
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#20 Romantic Hotel in Barcelona
#30 Business Hotel in Barcelona
#32 Luxury Hotel in Barcelona
#50 Best Value Hotel in Barcelona
#59 Family Hotel in Barcelona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — U232 Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 105
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel U232 is located within the shopping and business zone of Plaza Francesc Macià, nestled between Avenida Diagonal and Paseo de Gracia. Easily accessible from all parts of the city, the hotel is just steps away from notable sites like Hospital Clinic and Camp Nou.The hotel offers 102 fully equipped rooms, including triple and family rooms, and an exclusive Top Room with private terrace. U232 also offers guests access to two meeting rooms, a fitness center, business center with complimentary Internet access, and a peaceful terrace-solarium. ... more   less 
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