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“Great hotel, great location, wonderful staff”
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The Urban Suites
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“Great hotel, great location, wonderful staff”
Reviewed 29 March 2013

We first visited Barcelona summer 2012 and fell in love with this amazing city. I returned in October for a quick vacation and now we are planning to return this summer. In doing my research, I discovered that I had not written a review on Urban Suites, so here it is.

Both times I was there I stayed at Urban Suites. It is a terrific spot, nestled on a quiet street halfway between Sants Train Station and Place d'Espagna (both a mere 5 minute walk). There are many great little restos and cafes in the area. Transportation is very easy with three choices for metro stops all within a 5 minute walk (the Barcelona metro is excellent and inexpensive).

The one-bedroom suite was terrific. Clean and modern, with tv, fully equipped kitchen, free wifi, and a very high quality sofa bed in the living room. An added bonus is the (free) access to the washer and dryer on the top floor. You can take a book and a drink and enjoy the roof-top terrace as you do your laundry. There is a large grocery store next to Sants which was nice for stocking up as we usually started each day with breakfast in the suite.

The women who work at the hotel were terrific. Isabel even ordered tickets online for me to go to the Sagrada Familia with her personal credit card when I was having trouble ordering them with mine. When I returned in the fall, it was quite like coming home. It was familiar and comfortable and friendly. Those are 3 great things to have when you arrive in a new city late at night.

I recommend Urban Suites to anyone travelling to Barcelona, especially to families. It is very secure and quiet.

Room Tip: the rooms on the back of the hotel are extremely quiet. The rooms on the front allow you to watch th...
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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Isabel_Direccion, Public Relations Manager at The Urban Suites, responded to this review, 17 April 2013
Dear schnoodleontheroad,

Thanks a lot for taking the time to write the review and remembering us with every detail :)

As you are planning to come back this summer, write us an email and we will send you the best deal!

Best regards and big hug,

isa, Raquel and Cristina
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Reviewed 7 March 2013 via mobile

We loved our stay in Barcelona at The Urban Suites! We stayed for 5 nights and the apartment was perfect. Clean, spacious and modern with everything we needed. We liked the flexibility of being able to cook some of our own meals in the little kitchen. The location was great being so close to 3 metro stations. Isabel, our host, took the time to explain the metro and recommendations for where to visit and when we had a problem she helped translate for us. Thanks Isa!

Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Isabel_Direccion, Public Relations Manager at The Urban Suites, responded to this review, 17 April 2013
Dear Alice H,

Thanks a lot for the nice review.

If you ever come to Barcelona write us an email and we will send you our best deal.

Best regards,
isa, Raquel and Cristina
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Reviewed 5 March 2013

My first time in Barcelona, choosing The Urban Suites because of all the good reviews on here and wasn't disappointed. Isa, Cristina and Raquel were extremely helpful, making us feel very welcome, booking tickets online for Sagrada Familia so that we could avoid the queues and helping with information on the best way back to the airport. We had a brilliant stay, the apartment is very well equipped with everything we needed, extremely clean and spacious and was in a quiet area away from the centre, but still very easy to get everywhere by metro in no time at all. Highly recommend the tapas restaurant nearby 'Tapas Tapas' which we thoroughly enjoyed. Will definitely return to The Urban Suites if I go back to Barcelona. Thanks very much for making our stay so wonderful!

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Isabel_Direccion, Public Relations Manager at The Urban Suites, responded to this review, 17 April 2013
Dear Lynette D,

Thanks a lot for the nice words.

Next time you come to Barcelona, write us and we will give you our best deal.

Best regards,
Isa, Raquel and Cristina
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 March 2013

We returned to The Urban Suites again this year for the Mobile World Congress. It was great to be back, like a home away from home. Everything was to the usual high standard and it was great to catch-up with the lovely Isabel (the owner) again this year. As we were on business the free WiFi was reallyuseful and Isabel helped us out on some dinner reservations and other logistics. The kitchenette came into use this year again for teas and coffees and the inevitable pizza. A really great place with a superb owner who goes that extra mile to make things pleasant and simple.

Room Tip: The big Suite is great value and can sleep upto three separate parties
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled on business
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Isabel_Direccion, Public Relations Manager at The Urban Suites, responded to this review, 17 April 2013
Dear marcymarc15,

It´s always nice to host you, we hope that the Mobile World Congress continues in Barcelona until 2025 to see you at least once per year :)

Big hug,
Isa, Raquel and Cristina
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Reviewed 24 February 2013

I agree with the positive reviews. Great location and abundant roominess. Note that there's an Urban Suites rep in the same building from 9 to 9 to assist with sightseeing plans, purchase tickets on line, mail post cards, check out bus schedules, etc...

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Isabel_Direccion, Public Relations Manager at The Urban Suites, responded to this review, 17 April 2013
Dear CriticInMyOwnMind,

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

If you ever come back Barcelona we hope to host you! Just write us an email and we will send you our best deal!

Best regards,
Isa, Raquel and Cristina
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Liskeard, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 February 2013

A week ago I was at The Urban Suites, we were there for three days with family and were delighted with Isa and Rachel.
They recommended great places to eat, where to go out for a drink, what places were a must to visit. They even helped to plan our weekend out!
Furthermore, the apartment was very clean and spacious. The only negative thing that occurs to me was that the halogen light in the room projected intermittently, but as soon as the maintenance guy came and taught us how to regulate it, it was all sorted. In addition, there were other lights and lamps in the room we could use so we wren't in the dark waitnig for our light to be fixed.
It was a great experience!!!! The staff were great and the rooms were superb, and the location was also great.
We will definitely be back!!!!! :-)

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with family
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Isabel_Direccion, Public Relations Manager at The Urban Suites, responded to this review, 17 April 2013
Dear Tina,

Thanks a lot for the nice review.

Make sure that next time you will have a nice offer if you write us to info@theurbansuites.com.

Best regards and big hug,

Isa, Raquel and Cristina
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Paris, France
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Reviewed 6 February 2013

Very nice hotel in a quiet neighbourhood, 3 metro stations at few minutes walk, direct line for Ramblas, 1 change for the beach...
We had a suite, very clean, the kitchen had modern appliances; the rooms were quite big, with enough place for 4 adults if needed (1 bed in the bedroom and 1 couch in the living).
I'm sorry I don't know the name of the young lady who welcomed us, she was very nice and helpful, recommending places to visit, as well as a hospital for our child who was sick.
I'll definitely stay there again and also recommend the place.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with family
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Isabel_Direccion, Public Relations Manager at The Urban Suites, responded to this review, 7 February 2013
Dear AC,

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

We were very happy when we knew that the sickness of the child was not very serious.

We hope to see the three of you, next time totally healthy :)

Don´t hesitate to contact us through email to have a nice deal.

Best regards and big hug,
Raquel
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Property: The Urban Suites
Address: Sant Nicolau 3 - Rector Triado 50, 08014 Barcelona, Spain
Region: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #46 of 722 Speciality 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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