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“Average hotel...OK experience” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Urbis Centre
Ranked #15 of 20 Hotels in Tarragona
Geneva, Switzerland
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121 reviews
66 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Average hotel...OK experience”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2012

Hotel Urbis Centre is well located in the heart of Tarragona, with nearby parking and touristic spots. We chose this hotel as it is only 12 Km away from Port Aventura Park (convenient and cheaper option).

We did not expect too much for one night - Our room was clean but outdated, staff is polite. There is no extra, no particular atmosphere, nor "wow" in this hotel. I think it is fine for a one night stay with a late check-out.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2012

We stayed 3 nights in Urbis Centre. I chose it because its location but it turned out a wrong decision. It´s next to the central market (just 5 metres), so from early morning we were woken up by the noises from the street (people and cars, as there is a parking exit just in front of the hotel). In the everning it´s imposible to sleep either. There might be some night club nearby so until 3 0 4 am we can hear groups of drunk young men yelling and singing down by your window. My wife couldn´t sleep all the first two nights and we had to ask if they could change a room for us. But the direct was so rude that he told us it was imposible and if we couldn´t sleep it was our problem!!! The staff wasn´t more helpful. When we tried to ask the way to get to some touristic spot, the male receptionist got very impatient and showed no good attitude.
What a terrible exprience! We have be travelling every summer in Europe since 6 years ago and this hotel is definitely the worst. Never stay there!!!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Alexander I
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carlos segarra s, Propietario at Hotel Urbis Centre, responded to this review, September 4, 2012
It seems that it has been a bad experience, normally the noise of the central market is no so disturbing, the double glass windows usually makes it comfortable. There is no parking exit or pub in front of the hotel, maybe there was a group of people that made specially noise that day. Our daily work is to try to attend satisfactory our customers, that's why I think there could be a misunderstanding between the personal in the reception and you. If any guests asks for a room changing we normally do it without any problem, we just need a little bit of anticipation to organice the change. Another of our daily functions is to explain our guests where to go, which monuments to visit, which tapas to taste, which are the best places for lunch, dinner, how to go to the beaches, etc. Maybe your questions came in a moment in which we had more people waiting at the reception and maybe we could not attend you as usual. Please accept my apologies if this was the cause. If you ever are going to come back to Tarragona, please contact me and I would ask you to give me a second oportunity offering you a special deal.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2012

We only stayed for one night however the hotel was perfect. Clean and comfortable. It is also located on the middle of Tarragona near everything. We paid almost nothing for 4 of us. We also took the breakfast for 20 euro, 5 each. Really enjoyed the coffee eggs and bacon. Fresh pastries and juice. Strongly suggest it!

  • Stayed July 2012
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2012

Stayed here for what should have been 2 nights in April 2010....but..due to the volcanic ash cloud that shrouded european skies during that month we ended up staying a few extra nights.
Twin room we had was very clean and functional and more than met our needs...decent bathroom with reliable powerful shower.Breakfast was good selection of cold pastries/meats and cheeses with hot or cold drinks.
This hotels big plus is its location in the very centre of the great town of Tarragona..just a ten min walk from either the bus or train station. It stands just 100 metres from Tarragonas main Rambla Nova with its shops,bars and restaurants. This street leads to great views of the beach and ampitheatre area at its top end.It is also just 3 or 4 min walk from Placa de la Font, a very pleasant pedestrianised square (ish) with plenty of bars and eateries all of which are decently priced given the prime location.
The staff were tremendously helpful given the chaos caused by the ash cloud and when we checked out to go to Barcelona to find alternative travel home they were happy to give us a bath towel each as we hadnt brought our own and were going on to stay in a "toweless" hostel in the Catalonian capital!
We paid 55 euros per night for the room which was good value and is even better value now given the £s increased strength v the euro since back then. They were decent in that they didnt up the rate once the cloud had descended as many places in Barcelona did.
If there was any downside to this hotel it is that it is right next to the towns market and so it can get a tad noisy outside quite early...but if you take advantage of some of the very cheap very good wine on offer in the local bars it should act as an insurance policy against sleep interruption. The market is actually worth a visit...great little coffee stop in there where you can people watch the locals!

Room Tip: higher floors less noise...though the noise isnt a particular problem
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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank NomadicLee
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Glasgow
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28 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2012

The receptionist, although pleasant enough, was not terribly helpful. When I checked in she handed me the key without telling me where my room or the lift were and told me nothing about the hotel's facilities. I had to ask her for a town guide. The room was very small but clean as was the bathroom. Tarragona is a pleasant city with plenty of Roman ruins, good cafés, bars and restaurants. However, if I visit again I'll try somewhere other than the Urbis Centre

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Dedalus54
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Cairo, Al Qahirah, Egypt
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22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2012

Hotel Urbis Center was one of the reasons why i enjoyed Tarragona,Spain so much.
The ambiance is beautiful and cozy there. The rooms were clean, cozy, and sweet smelling. It gives a European-feel to it, and made me feel like i didn't want to leave the city.
It is just 10 minutes away walk from Las Ramblas Vella, which is basically where the Historical Center is, and down at the end of the street from Las Ramblas Nova is the beach! Perfect for Tarragona's sunny days.
Breakfast was good, although it has a separate charge, but the quality of it was worth it.
Overall, i would recommend anybody to stay there, whether a solo traveller or a family.

Room Tip: The rooms towards the main street is a tiny bit noisy if you are a light sleeper. I didn't mind...
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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank DinaHabib
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reno, nv
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110 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2012

We loved it, our room was very reasonable, good breakfast. Front desk helped plan many adventures including a private wine tasting of Priorat wine somewhere in the hills. The market and Forum were on either side. The Rambla was a block away. We walked all over town, even old Town and all the ruins. The city is a hidden hotspot, so many ruins. The Aquaduct was amazing!

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank andrini
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Property: Hotel Urbis Centre
Address: Plaza Corsini 10 | C/ Reding, 43001 Tarragona, Spain
Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Tarragona > Costa Dorada > Tarragona
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Tarragona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Urbis Centre 3*
Number of rooms: 44
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Sercotel Urbis Centre is a comfortable 3 star hotel Tarragona located in the city center, near the Roman amphitheater and other monuments declared historic Heritage. A few meters away is the beach with the Mediterranean balcony in your header and bus and train stations.The building, renovated decor, has 44 rooms ideal for your holidays and tourism in the Catalan capital of this province. If you are looking for a place to host their events Tarragona, the Sercotel Urbis Centre also has a lounge for 30 people fully equipped. The building has free WiFi Internet connection ... more   less 
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