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The Urban Suites
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West Midlands, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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“Great apartment, great location, fantastic stay!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2013

The Urban Suites is located near to Barcelona Sants train station and Tarragona metro stop. We found it easily after arriving by train to Barcelona Sants from the airport. We received a very friendly, warm welcome that made us feel at home straight away and were given information and tips on what to do whilst we were in Barcelona. We were shown round to our studio apartment and given all the information we needed about the apartment itself.

The studio apartment was well equipped with combination oven/microwave/grill, electric hobs, kettle, toaster, juicer etc. Plates, bowls, plates, cutlery, pans etc were also provided - in fact the only thing we thought was missing from the kitchen was mugs for tea or coffee (although to be fair I'm sure if we had asked at reception about this it would be have been sorted out).

There was a big flat screen TV in the living area, with DVD player and sound system. The bedroom area had sliding door panels so you could close it off from the living and kitchen area and had a smaller flat screen TV in as well as drawers and a hanging rail for clothes. There was also a safe in the bedroom. The bathroom was functional with shower, basin and toilet. There are minimal toiletries provided. There was a good range of towels provided - these are not changed daily (unless you pay extra) but you can change them every 3rd day, which I thought was more than enough. There is air conditioning in the apartment that you have full control of and free Wifi available.

There is a roof terrace that is shared amongst all the apartments with sun loungers and a table and chairs. We found this a nice place to relax in the evening after exploring Barcelona during the day.

There is a supermarket a short walk from the apartments where you can stock up on pretty much whatever you need. There are some great restaurants within 5 minutes walk of the apartments - filled with the locals and away from the tourist traps. The Arena shopping centre is also a 5-10 minute walk (you can go to the top for great views of Barcelona) and the Magic Fountain not too far away either.

Check out was smooth and efficient - remember you need to pay the Barcelona city tax (although this is really not that much at all).

Overall we thoroughly enjoyed our 5 night stay in The Urban Suites. It made a great base for us as it was well connected with the train and metro station and actually within walking distance of a lot of attractions (depending of course on how far you like to walk - we walked to Montjuïc Castle one day!). It was also away from the hustle and bustle of places like La Rambla and The Gothic Quarter so it was quiet and relaxing when we wanted some down time but we also felt safe in the area at all times (even when arriving back late in the night). The staff were lovely and very accommodating.

We would definitely return again next time we visit Barcelona!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2013

Very high standard apartements, very clean, great people and nice location. Underground stations are very close. Every suite has its own kitchen, which allow you to prepare any meal you would like to. Isabel, the director and her team are very helpfull, offering nice welcome and great support. Very good quality/price ratio.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2013

Urban suites are in a fantastic location, 5mins from sants train station which takes you all over Barcelona, the apartments are clean ultra modern and have laundry facilities in the garage. They have washing machines and tumble dryers, we stayed in one bedroom apartment which was more than sufficient for to people, we stayed for 3 weeks in August which I would recommend as this is fiesta time.there were parties and live music all around the area.
There is also lots f restaurants supermarket and shops within 5 min walk of urban suites.

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2013

Great location, well appointed and great people. We would stay there again in an instant. Easy access to the train station and the Metro, you can be on the water front on the Rampla in less than 15 minutes. The Metro is very easy to use and clean. Close to Hop On Hop Off stops. We were three adults and the accommodations were just great, clean, modern and secure but we saw lots of children there too. The rooftop patio is just great for end of day relaxing and if you don't want to cook, there are many good restaurants nearby. Thank you for helping make our trip Great!

Room Tip: There are suites available for large groups. Higher rooms are closer to the complimentary washers/d...
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2013

Isabel and her team run an excellent set up, combining the warmth and friendliness of a b&b with the efficiency and modern amenities of good serviced apartments. Its very conveniently located for the metro network and for Sants (if you're taking a train out of Barcelona). It was perfect for our purposes of having more space than in typical hotel rooms, and also the convenience of a kitchen and washer/dryer. We'll certainly stay here again, when in Barcelona next.

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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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shropshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2013

These suites provide a great location for travel to all parts of Barcelona! They are clean, well presented apartments, with almost all the facilities you could require! I say almost as I was unable to borrow an iron because they were all out on loan! I had thought a system might be in place for retrieval or the return of such items after a certain length of time, but the answer was simple 'don't have any just now'!!

In every other way this was a great place to stay! The lady on reception sorted and printed tickets as needed and looked up train timetables etc! There are free washing facilities and a pleasant rooftop patio area!

The location meant only shorts walks to a variety of landmarks and the underground network! The main train station was also only a short walk away!

I highly recommend these suites for couples or families!

Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Isabel_Direccion, Public Relations Manager at The Urban Suites, responded to this review, 1 August 2013
Dear judieannellis,

Thanks for the nice review

First of all, sorry about the answer of our new receptionist, because we did have more irons, but she did not know where they were stored. Thanks to your comment, she does know it now :)

If you ever want to come back to our apartments, please contact us and we will offer you our best deal.

Best regards and big hug,
Isa and Raquel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2013

Stayed for 4days in early July 2013. Total of 5 of us. The staff was incredible, the service was if you were staying at a 5star hotel. They were always helpful to assist in recommendations, suggestions, and very friendly. The suite was great, large bedrooms,shower, patio and the kitchen was very handy. The location was perfect, a few minutes to everything such as subway, shopping mall, restaurants, and supermarket, yet tuck in a quiet residential area. Thank-you Urban Suites for making our trip perfect.

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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Isabel_Direccion, Public Relations Manager at The Urban Suites, responded to this review, 1 August 2013
Dear Vic J,

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

We have to tell you that we enjoyed a lot your visits to the reception. You are wonderfull and every time you came you left us an aura of optimism.

Hope to see you soon,

Big hug and take care

Best regards,
Raquel and Isa
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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 #41 of 760 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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