While living in Berlin and planning a trip to Barcelona, I came across the U232 on Tripadvisor. I was prepared for it to be good, but my experience exceeded all expectations. I reserved a Top Room for 3 nights, but I found a good deal online. I have stayed at luxury hotels in European capitols, as well as in luxury hotels in the States, but the Top Room at the U232, for its price, stands out as being incredible. It is clean, comfortable, quiet enough, and roomy.
The room was a decent size, nothing crazy, but the bathroom was even larger than the bedroom. There was a separate room for a toilet and a sink (the size of a normal hotel's bathroom), multiple sinks, a large closet with huge mirrors, and a very large shower area featuring two rain forest shower heads and a separate bathtub. The shower and bathtub area was right by a large window which you could cover or not. It is quite an experience to be showering at night and looking out over the rooftops of Barcelona! The bathroom also offers many different lighting options.
The patio area outside was lovely and luxurious. There is a lounge area with couches and a coffee table, as well as a separate area with a dinner table and chairs. The views of the streets and the surrounding area are amazing, especially at night when the city is lit up.
Although I did not utilize many services at the hotel, my interactions with the staff were very pleasant and professional. The desk workers were very informative and clear with their suggestions and advice. When I arrived, my room was not yet ready, and the people at the desk frequently checked on me and updated me as I waited in the lobby. I also had friends stop by, and the hotel staff easily passed along messages and information between us.
The lobby itself is nice and has a brasserie feel to it. There are several computers and printers that guests can use at no charge, which is very convenient. The hotel is a short walk to a metro station, and so it is easy to get to many sites and attractions.
I highly recommend springing for the Top Room. If you book at the right time, it's a phenomenal deal! The bedroom itself is nothing out of the ordinary, but it's the bathroom and rooftop deck that will make your jaw drop.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- U232 Hotel Barcelona, Catalonia