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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.

Hotel Facilities

There is no pool or gym in the hotel.

There is no restaurant. However, there is a bar in the hotel. It is based in the lobby area.

Room service is available from the bar.

No pets are allowed in the hotel.

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Business Facilities

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.

Facilities for People with a disability

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 hair dryer, a safe, a television with satellite, a telephone and a mini-bar.

Hotel Location and Facilities

Film Café - Filmoteca
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
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, Plaça de Catalunya or Sagrada Família 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 pedestrianized 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 street lamps and old buildings.

How to travel from the airport to the hotel

Booking your airport transport in advance online

The advanced booking transfers below are independent of the the public transport system. This means if there is a public transport strike these services will continue to operate as normal and you will not be affected by the strike action.

Bus shared transfer from BCN Airport to designated drop off points

Price Single: €13.59
Price Return: €27.18

Book at least 48 hours in advance.

This service is the cheapest of the bus transport services from Barcelona airport to the city centre.

You would need to make your way to a meeting point at Barcelona airport. This service drops you off at designated drop off points. You would then need to make your own way to your hotel from there.

This service needs to be booked at least 48 hours before you need it but preferably a week before you need it. It is best to book early to ensure availability especially during peak tourist seasons from April to September.

Private transfer from BCN Airport

Price Single: €39.93
Price Return: €79.86

Book at least 48 hours in advance.

With a private transfer service the driver will be waiting for you at the designated meeting point given to you on the booking voucher. You will be travelling in one of the following car types (or similar): Volkswagen Passat, Skoda Superb, Citroen C5 or Peugeot 407. The driver will help you with your bags to the vehicle and then drive you to your hotel.

This service needs to be booked at least 48 hours in advance but preferably a week or two before you need the service to ensure availability.

Business class private transfer from BCN Airport

Price Single: €67.19
Price Return: €134.38

Book at least 48 hours in advance.

This is the highest quality private transport service specifically for people wanting a business-class quality service. This service is more expensive than the other transfer services however you will be travelling in a higher quality vehicle than a regular private transfer. Mercedes vehicles are used and will be one of the following: Mercedes E Class, Minivan Mercedes and V Class Mercedes depending on the number of people in your group. The driver will be dressed appropriately for a business environment - dark suit and white shirt and will assist you with your luggage. The pickup point at the airport is specified on your booking voucher. This service is suitable for business clients, VIP pick ups or if you have a special occasion.

This service needs to be booked at least 48 hours in advance but preferably a week or two before you need the service to ensure availability.

Public transport transfer options

Via Taxi: A taxi from the airport should take about 25 minutes.

Taxi Fare: €30.00  - €35.00

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 T-Casual transport ticket from the airport. The T-Casual ticket gives you 10 separate journeys on Barcelona public transport system or you can buy a single fare train ticket. From Estació Sants take the metro to Hospital Clínic on the Blue Line, from the metro station the hotel is a 2 minute walk.

T-Casual Ticket: €11.35

RENFE Train Ticket Prices
Single ticket: €4.60

Via Bus: Take the 'Aerobus' to Plaça de Catalunya from directly outside the airport. The Aerobus generally runs every 10 - 15 minutes and the journey time is 30 minutes. From Plaça de 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.

Aerobus Ticket Prices
Single ticket: €5.90

Car parks near U232 Hotel Barcelona

Car Park Name Address Approximate Walking Distance to Car Park in Meters
NN Urgell Comte d'Urgell, 234 15 m
SABA BAMSA Londres Londres, 56 270 m
Ágora Rosselló, 94-98 280 m
SABA BAMSA Tarradellas - Sarrià Avinguda de Josep Tarradellas, 139 550 m

In a nutshell

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
Comte Urgell, 232
08036 Barcelona, España.


MetroMetro: Hospital Clínic (Blue Line, L5)

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