|Reservation Information For The U232 Hotel|
U232 Hotel oozes a sophisticated and self-assured style - its exterior comprises a minimalist black canopy, large windows and slatted wooden blinds. The interior lobby area continues the theme - jazz music plays and the lighting is low. The space is sprawling and offers various seating areas, a large front desk and a bar. There is a distinctive feel of New York with dark brown leather couches, a black and white stripy wall and wide low-hung lighting. Touches of humour and Spanish style are added, such as a black and white photo that hangs behind the front desk of a window display of hanging meats.
The price that must be paid for the hotel's class is a location outside of the heart of the city. It is located a 20 - 30 minute walk from areas such as Rambla de Catalunya and Passeig de Gràcia. However, located in Eixample, the area is renowned for being Barcelona's most affluent. Therefore it has its own fair share of interesting bar and restaurant options.
The hotel is an attractive option to business people due to its meeting room facilities. However, it is also a useful option for families, with rooms sleeping up to four people.
There is no pool or gym in the hotel.
There is no restaurant. However, buffet breakfast is served for €13.00 plus tax. It is served from 07:00 - 11:00 all week. There is also a bar in the hotel. It is based in the lobby area and is open from 11:00 - 23:00.
Room service is available from the bar for the same hours - 11:00 - 23:00.
No pets are allowed in the hotel.
Check-in time is at 15:00 and check-out time is at 12:00 noon.
There are two meeting rooms available in the hotel. One has a capacity of 30 people and the other has a capacity of 80 people.
Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel. It is available free of charge to all customers. There is also a business centre with two computers with internet access free of charge.
There are 3 rooms available in the hotel that are suitable for wheelchair users. They have widened doors and adapted bathrooms. There are lifts to all floors.
There are a total of 102 rooms in the hotel over 10 floors. The rooms available are twins, doubles, triples and superior (these fit up to 4 people). The superior rooms have terraces. There are only four superior rooms in total.
All rooms are soundproofed. However, those requiring a quiet nights sleep should request the rooms on the highest floors at the interior of the hotel.
All rooms include air conditioning, a hairdryer, a safe, a television with satellite, a telephone and a mini-bar.
The entire hotel is non-smoking.
|Film Café - Filmoteca|
The hotel a 15 minute walk from the Estació Sants - Barcelona's largest station. This is convenient for those who require quick access to Barcelona airport, as it can be reached by train from this station. Tourists who are interested in day trips out of the city will also find the hotel well located.
A 5 minute walk from the hotel is a cinema called Filmoteca. It screens old and art-house films, all of which are shown in their original language. This is a useful option as the majority of cinemas in Barcelona show films that are dubbed. The cinema also has a small café, where you can enjoy a coffee whether you've been to see the film or not.
|Barcelona's Industrial University|
The hotel is located directly opposite Barcelona's Industrial University. The building is impressive with a stone facade, large arches and a gothic feel. It is possible to walk around the grounds of the University.
The closest Metro station is Hospital Clinic - this is a convenient 2 minute walk from the hotel. This will prove very useful in reaching areas such as the Ramblas, Plaza Catalunya or Sagrada Familia if you are interested in seeing the sights. For those who do not mind a walk, it is possible to reach Rambla de Catalunya and Passeig de Gràcia in around 15 - 20 minutes. Rambla de Catalunya is a leafy and part-pedestrianised road that is lined with cafés and bars. Passeig de Gràcia is the home of many of Barcelona's large and designer stores. It is also a beautiful road, with ornate wrought iron streetlamps and old buildings.
If you don't speak Spanish and you are unfamiliar with Barcelona booking a private airport transfer is a good option to consider. Once booked, you will have someone waiting to meet you at Barcelona airport to take you to your hotel. They will be holding a sign with your name on it. You need to book this service online before you leave by following the links below.
You can reserve a shared minibus transfer from Barcelona Airport to your hotel or vice versa. Note that this service is not a private service for you own group but the minibus will be shared with other passengers.
Via Taxi: A taxi from the airport should take about 25 minutes and cost around €25.00 - €30.00 depending on traffic and luggage.
Via Train: The RENFE train leaves the airport every half an hour and will take you to Estació Sants in 25 minutes. You can either use the T10 transport ticket from the airport (T10 costs €9.80 for 10 separate journeys on Barcelona public transport) or you can buy a single fare ticket for €3.80. From Estació Sants take the metro to Hospital Clínic on the Blue Line, from the metro station the hotel is a 2 minute walk.
Via Bus: Take the 'Aerobus' to Plaza Catalunya from directly outside the airport. The Aerobus generally runs every 10 - 15 minutes and the journey time is 30 minutes. From Plaza Catalunya you can take the Green Line on the metro to Estació Sants and change onto the Blue Line to Hospital Clínic, the hotel is a 2 minute walk from the metro station.
Hotel U232 Barcelona feels like a little piece of 1920's New York right here in Barcelona. It lacks the amenities of other 4 star hotels, however, some may feel that it makes up for these with style. Its location outside of the heart of the city will appeal to those in search of peace and quiet, however it will frustrate those who wish to have touristic Barcelona within easy walking reach.
U232 Hotel - 4 Star
Comte Urgell, 232
08036 Barcelona, España
Metro: Hospital Clínic (Blue Line, L5)