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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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Ranked #36 of 517 Hotels in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
“Love the location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

We really enjoyed staying in a quiet residential area rather than a busy tourist area. When I booked there was a special deal on the top room so I went for that. So glad I did - it was huge with a lovely roof terrace. The bathroom even had 2 showers in the wet room so that me and my husband could shower at the same time! It had a laid back feel - the staff would help when asked but were not intrusive. We almost felt like we had our own apartment. There is a kettle for tea and coffee and one of the strongest hairdriers I have ever used. The shower heads are huge and powerful. There is a large TV which only had Spanish stations apart from BBC news. There is free Wi-Fi. We didn't have breakfast in the hotel because it seemed very expensive. There are a number of nice cafes, and patisseries in the area which are much cheaper. You can easily get the metro to anywhere in the city from the nearby station, but we mainly walked. From the hotel to La Pedrera is only about 10 - 15 minutes. We walked back from the Gracia area one evening as we liked the restaurants and funky shops, and that only took less than 30 minutes. If you want to eat near the hotel to save going out too far at night, there is a truly excellent Indian called Sindar on Corsega, about 5 minutes away, plus a great family run Middle Eastern called Xix Kebab on the same street and several pizza and pasta places. It was lovely to come back to a huge room with sofas and a table after a hard days sightseeing. Complaints? Minor irritations - the bathrobes were heavily washed and very stiff.
Both pairs of slippers were the same size - so OK for my husband but impossibly huge for me. There was no powerpoint near the table so we had to plug the kettle in on the floor.
The heating/air con was super efficient and the bed was HUGE and comfortable. We would definitely stay there again.

Room Tip: Top room was great with a huge roof terrace
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  • Stayed February 2013, 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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  • Location
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  • Rooms
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

Stayed 2 nights in a plus room, you pay bit more than in the basic and is worth it. The room was spacious and well decorated with a nice balcony which doors were good soundproof. The bathroom was modern but the bathtub was not so clean or practical for that matter.
The service was friendly and helpful and it has a nice gym and a lounge roof.
We didn't have breakfast in the hotel due that is not included in the room and in our opinion expensive but not far from the hotel, on the way to the metro station is a nice bakery/café in the same street (Comte d' Urgell 210) daily fresh and homemade bakery products and sandwiches.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

U232 plus room was nice. Comfortable bed. Breakfast good and staff all friendly. In a very nice area and to be honest we walked everywhere and then got on tourist bus. Recommend the hotel as comfortable and pleasant.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

No complaints about the hotel. Rooms were modern and comfortable. No issues with noise from neighboring rooms, buildings, or streets. Hotel bar has an interesting design and is comfortable for a drink. Hotel breakfast is fine -- nothing memorable, but it meets expectations. Hotel staff was helpful with restaurants and such; they also helped me to get a tennis court reservation at a public facility.

My only gripe about this place is that it's a bit out of the way if you like to walk around. The main tourist streets / sights are a decent walk away. We ended up taking taxis about half the time, but luckily in Barcelona taxis aren't too expensive.

Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

I'd stay here again without much thought. The location is less than 2 blocks from Hospital Clinic metro station (route L5) and with Barcelona's excellent public transport you're just minutes away from far more than I had time to see. The staff was very friendly and helpful and my stay was very comfortable. I'm posting this review from my room; the site has good free wi-fi coverage though it can become rather slow. They could use a faster circuit.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Stayed 3 nights here, location is not central or close to Las Ramblas, but metro station nearby. It was only a few metro stops to Camp Nou, so it was easy for us when we went to watch the game. Reception desks are pretty helpful, they booked our taxi to the airport the day , went smoothly. Rooms are clean and comfortable. Really like the heating bar in the bathroom, good for drying socks and thin apparels. Overall, I would recommend.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

We went as a family to this hotel and city. It really is a fab hotel great rooms,service,clean,staff friendly and helpful close to metro and all attractions. Stayed here for 4 nights would come back to stay here for sure... The gym was a bonus.. No pool or restaurant but they do do snacks..

  • Stayed April 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
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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:
#23 Romantic Hotel in Barcelona
#24 Business Hotel in Barcelona
#29 Luxury Hotel in Barcelona
#55 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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