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The Urban Suites
Ranked #45 of 722 Specialty Lodging in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
Barcelona
2 reviews
“Excellent Stay”
Reviewed May 12, 2012

Good location....Excellent apartment. The staff was very helpful...allowed us to check out super late so as to match our flight schedule. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
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Isabel_Direccion, Public Relations Manager at The Urban Suites, responded to this review, May 23, 2012
Dear JM S,

Thanks a lot for taking the time to write a good review about us :)

We love to help if we are able to it!!

Hope to see you soon!!

Best regards,
Raquel, Isa and Cristina
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Reviewed May 8, 2012

My wife and I are living in Barcelona for many years now, so we don't know much about accommodations in this city. But recently, the need of a major construction work in the building where we own a flat forced us to leave the place for at least one month. Our son, who lives in Madrid and visits us three or four times a year, recommended us The Urban Suites, the apartments where he stays with his wife and our grand-daughter when they come to Barcelona. When we argued that it might be quite a long time to be lodged in a hotel he answered: "I could perfectly live at The Urban Suites for a month ... or longer". We followed his advice, got in touch with Isabel Creus, the obliging manager of the apartments, who immediately arrange a more than reasonable rate for us and ... there we went. Finally the stay was two month long and was so nice and comfortable that we felt like in a second home. So if you're thinking of visiting Barcelona and you like to feel at home The Urban Suites is your place. The highest relation quality/price. Ideal, quiet location, transportation facilities in the immediate vicinity and a wide variety of shops and restaurants including a newly open commercial mall three blocks away. On the other hand, you'll find in the apartments everything you need to live like home. And, last but not least, a friendly attention from a crew of wonderful people who do their best to make you feel comfortable. As I first said, my wife and I don't know much about accommodations in Barcelona but we do know how you feel living at home and at The Urban Suites we felt at home.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
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Isabel_Direccion, Public Relations Manager at The Urban Suites, responded to this review, May 9, 2012
Dear franalan,

After reading your review my eyes are wet! :)

Thanks a lot for taking the time to write it. It has been a real pleasure to host you and, just in this case, we hope not to host you again (at least not for the same reason!!!). You are always welcome to visit us and we hope to see soon to your son and his family!

The chocolates were delicious!

Big hug,

Raquel, Isa and Cristina
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed April 27, 2012

Travelled to Barcelona with my wife for a short break. Got the train from the airport to Sants station (quick and convenient). The Urban suites are about 10 minute walk from the station. The immediate area is quiet with some shops/restaurants close by. It is a mix of commercial and residential and has a real local feel to it. We felt safe in the evenings when walking home and never felt threatened. Upon arrival, we were warmly greeted at reception and offered advice on all aspects of Barcelona from shopping, to eating out, to the sights. The staff seemed really eager that we make the most of our time in Barcelona offering us maps/brochures etc. Very impressive.We were shown to our accommodation which was clean, bright, spacious and comfortable. My wife was very impressed with level of equipment in the kitchen. Urban Suites are close to transport links and which I found especially good - only three Metro stops from Camp Nou Football Stadium,
All in all, it was a good experience. .

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Isabel_Direccion, Public Relations Manager at The Urban Suites, responded to this review, April 30, 2012
Dear jjwals,

Thanks a lot for the super nice review!

We hope to see you again over here soon!

Best regards and big hug!

Raquel, Isa and Cristina
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Ottawa
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Reviewed April 17, 2012

We picked The Urban Suites based on reading previous reviews from Tripadvisor; all the positive reviews are accurate and paint a great picture of the hotel and area. We took the Aerobus to the Placa Espanya (20 minutes) and walked 10 minutes to the hotel; very easy to do and find. It is located in a perfect location; close to the metro, train stations, grocery stores (Mercadona market is 2 minutes walk away), shopping, restaurants, bakeries and many attractions. The area is in a local Barcelona neighborhood with a real local feel. We felt safe walking home at night. It is also a very quiet area so if you stay in the rooms facing the street it most likely will be quiet. We stayed in room 211 and it was exactly as it appeared on their website; clean, very spacious, plenty of kitchen utensils, storage space, towels and linens. The room had a pleasant view of the back yard and the backyards of several other buildings. Some rooms have balconies, ours did not. The hotel is extremely quiet. The ladies who run this hotel made our stay in Barcelona. They helped with all our “tourist” questions and made us feel very, very welcome.

If you are staying in the room as two couples, or as a family of three or four (one for the bed and one for the sofa bed), it might be a bit awkward. There definitely is plenty of room for four adults, but the entrance to the bathroom is located in the bedroom, so you have to cut through the bedroom to get to it; a bit awkward I would imagine. Also bring Kleenex and paper towels as they are the only thing in short supply.

Also, if you are a traveler who does not have a cell phone you will have to ask the ladies in the office to activate your hotel phone for 5 Euros as it is not turned on until you ask. We never used our phone, but it was there in case there was an emergency at night (health concern, no taxi for airport etc) and we had to phone their emergency number. Don’t assume the phone is on as we did.

I highly recommend this hotel if you want a huge hotel room, the ability to cook your own meals, and be in a place that is easily and quickly accessible to all of Barcelona and surrounding cities. We would definitely stay there again if we return to Barcelona.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Isabel_Direccion, Public Relations Manager at The Urban Suites, responded to this review, April 20, 2012
Dear Steve1330,

Thanks a lot for the very very nice review!!

It was a pleasure to host such a nice couple as you are. And of course we´ll be more than pleased to do it in the future!

Just one note, there are apartments similar to the 211, but with two entrances to the bathroom: one from the suite, another from the living room. Not all the suite are exactly the same, although they are very similar, most of the suites up to 4 people has the 2 entrances to the toilet not to disturb to the guest sleeping at the bedroom :)

Thanks again, we send you a big hug!!!

Raquel, Isa and Cristina
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Toronto
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed April 2, 2012

Would recommend this apartment style hotel during a visit to Barcelona. It is close to a number of metro stops and Sants station if you are taking a train. Also, there are a number of supermarkets, fruit vendors and on our last day we found a great Market with everything by Hostafrancs metro stop (the red line). I did find the staff to be very nice. They helped us book tickets one night at the last minute to go to a Flamenco at the Palau Musica Catalana. It was worth going just to be in that building which is a UNESCO world heritage site.
Do not hesitate to order pizza from the little shop across the street - very good. Also, the coffee shop 2 doors down has a great cafe con leche with a pastry for 1.50 to 2 Euros - good value. Our favourite restaurant was Cerveceria Catalana. We also had dinner at the restaurant at MNAC oleum. It is lovely and within walking distance of the Urban Suites.
Something silly, but do not ask them to mail your postcards. I spent time and effort writing these and they mailed them 2 weeks after we left - our friends still have not received them!!

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
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Isabel_Direccion, Public Relations Manager at The Urban Suites, responded to this review, April 4, 2012
Dear AnnaDM,

Thanks a lot for taking the time to write such a nice review. It was a pleasure to host you with your familiy at The Urban Suites and we´ll be pleased to host you again in the future.

Big hug,

Isa, Raquel and Cristina
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The Hague, The Netherlands
2 reviews
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Reviewed March 16, 2012

Our stay was delightful - the room was super clean and nicely stocked with kitchen appliances and crockery to make our lazy morning breakfasts very easy. The hotel is also conveniently located near a grocery store and several metros, so getting into city centre was really easy. The best part of Urban Suites was the staff, who were very warm and knowledgable about what to see and do in Barcelona. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Isabel_Direccion, Public Relations Manager at The Urban Suites, responded to this review, March 21, 2012
Dear Monique1974,

Thanks a lot for taking the time to write such a nice review :)

We hope to see you again soon!!

Best regards,

Isa, Raquel and Cristina
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Primavera100
2 reviews
Reviewed March 4, 2012

We had a great stay at this hotel during Mobile World Congress. The rooms are very spacious and comfortable. They have all the aminities one could wish for. Isa the owner likes to go the extra mile for her guests. We are very satisfied!

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled on business
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Isabel_Direccion, Public Relations Manager at The Urban Suites, responded to this review, March 12, 2012
Dear Primavera100,

Thanks a lot for the review :)

We expect to see you next year!!!

Big hug,

Isa, Raquel and Cristina
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Property: The Urban Suites
Address: Sant Nicolau 3 - Rector Triado 50, 08014 Barcelona, Spain
Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #45 of 722 Specialty Lodging in Barcelona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Urban Suites 4*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Urban Suites is a building of holiday apartments in Barcelona, situated 5 minutes walking from Spain Square and 5 minutes walking from Sants Station. It has four metro station very closed ((Tarragona, Espanya, Sants Estación & Hostafrancs), that´s why is very well conected to La Rambla, Camp Nou and Sacred Family.The Urban Suites is very well communicated to the airport. The airbus stops in Spain Square and the train from the airport in Sants Station. ... more   less 
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