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“Well located but needs an urgent refurbishing”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Hotel Urbis Centre

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Hotel Urbis Centre
Ranked #15 of 20 Hotels in Tarragona
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44 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Well located but needs an urgent refurbishing”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2014 via mobile

Excellent location a few meters from the city center.

My room was correct. Large with a large bathroom. Be careful, some rooms are very small. The 108, 208, ... rooms should be avoided.

Bathrooms needs to be modernized.

Very clean. Very attentive and helpful persons at the reception desk

Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Ferrara, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2014

Questa è la mia prima volta nell'Hotel Urbis Center nel centro di questa meravigliosa città di Tarragona. La reception è molto gentile e disponibile. Sorridono e questo mi piace particolarmente. Sembra complicato perchè è in pieno centro ma per scaricare le valigie puoi fermarti davanti e poi c'è un parcheggio convenzionato a circa 12€/giorno a meno di 150m. Puoi entrare e uscire quando vuoi dal parcheggio. Altri parcheggi non sono così flessibili.
Colazione semplice ma di qualità. Il prosciutto mi è piaciuto molto. Positiva l'esperienza dell'uso del wifi che è gratuito. Il bagno e la stanza sono abbastanza puliti La vista non è un granchè anche se così vicino a dei resti di monumenti romani. In generale esperienza positiva.
Hotel Urbis Center is in a very central location in Tarragona Spain. Very close to nice roman monuments even if not visible from the hotel. To reach the hotel is quite easy even with the car because is well indicated. You can park in front of the hotel to unload the luggages and then you receive a badge to enter in a close public parking quite cheap vs. others in the city center. You pay for each day about 12€ for the parking. Breakfast is simple but the food is genuine and well prepared. I apreciated the ham and the coffie machine Saeco producing a good cappuccino. Forniture in the room and bathroom are not so new but they work OK for a short period. Shower is good and wifi is working well even for business connection to the company network and on top is free of charge. I apreciate a lot this point. Overall I could come back in the future. The room cost is adequatefor a 3stars.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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Lleida, Spain
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28 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2014

Hotel Urbis is situated in the center of the city, close to the city market and the Rambla street. The hotel is not close to the beach but there is a mini train that can take you to the beach in 10 minutes. There are many good restaurants in the close proximity of this hotel. Room was clean and the staff was nice. Do not expect anything special from this hotel, this is one of the hotels for one to two night stay.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2013

The hotel is real nice and located very close to the Ramblas. The breakfast was good and the room service was also very good with fresh towels every day :) The walk to the hotel from the station is a bit up-hill, but once you explore the city more, you discover easier routes to the hotel. The hotel is located close to the local market where you can buy many local foodstuff. Due to the close proximity to the market, the day starts early. The reception was also helpful in providing more information about getting around in the city.

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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled on business
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carlos segarra s, Propietario at Hotel Urbis Centre, responded to this review, 22 July 2013
Thank you very much for your opinion! we are pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay in Tarragona. In case you have to come back to Tarragona, do not hesitate to contact me and I will be pleased to offer you our best conditions.
best regards
Carlos Segarra
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Illinois
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2012

What a terrible place. Really, what do we want from a hotel? Comfort and cleanliness, that's all. But one doesn't get that at Urbis. The beds are incredibly uncomfortable, lumpy, sagging. Linens smell sour. Luckily, I had two beds in the room, and the other one seemed to have clean linens, but the proximity to the other bed still made me gag. I was afraid to ask them to change linens for fear they will put on something worse. The floors were okay, but the paint was peeling off the walls. Really. A giant chunk above my bed, just waiting to fall down. I've seen nicer youth hostels. The bathroom was barely passable; toiletries were fine and sink seemed clean but black mold in the tub? With a hand-held shower limply hanging over the faucet? I didn't dare use it. And really, does anyone use a bidet these days? Here it was, prominently positioned between the suspect toilet and the sink. Why, why, why? Needless today, the decor was limited to the peeling paint; the TV ran parallel to the bed and was impossible to watch; wifi free but very spotty. Last night and day the entire place smelled of sewage. The elevator leading to the third floor is fine; friends stayed on the fourth floor, and their (special) elevator was like the stuff of nightmares: tiny, dark, scary. I am giving it two stars instead of one, because the staff was very helpful on the last say of our stay (first day they alternated between staring blankly at the visitors and manic activity), the breakfast was fine, the hotel is conveniently located (although paper-thin walls do let is drunken noise both from within and without the hotel), and the director has a great giant mustache and a sense of humor. But spare yourself this hideousness, and stay somewhere else. Somewhere clean.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with friends
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carlos segarra s, Propietario at Hotel Urbis Centre, responded to this review, 10 December 2012
Probably one right thing is that I have a big moustache and sense of humour! I have been checking all aspects of that opinion, there was a little part of the wall peeling, not more than 3cm2 (not a giant chunk!). It would have been helpful to me to know that question in order to proceed to repair it inmediately. Our linens come from a external laundry, used by all main hotels in Tarragona, and are cleaned every day. Obviously nobody is perfect and in any moment a problem can appear, but up to the present we have never had problems with bad smelling linens, it would have been nice to know it at the beginning in order to be able to check it and give a solution if really needed.
All our bathrooms are carefully cleaned everyday! no black muld has ever been found! I agree that a bidet nowadays seems useless, but you can believe me when I say that many people uses it, and all hotels have the obligation of having a bidet in the bathroom in order to consider it as a "complete bathroom".
The elevator going to the 4th floor, has a enormous mirror and light all over, but it is not so big as the new one, this is true.
Thank you very much for saying that our buffet breakfast is good and that we are in a good location!!
Honestly we have to say that we are a 3 star hotel, in a good situation, renewed in 2009, with a good personel willing in any moment to satisfy our customers, we do not pretend to be a high luxury hotel, but we offer updated faclities at a very reasonable price. I am really disappointed with that opinion because I talked several times to that lady, we helped her to carry her big suitcase to the reception, and I personally tried to correspond to her information requests at any time. I could not imagine that we would receive such an opinion from her
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We booked a room with 4 beds, but actually it was a room for 2 and they just cramed two other beds into the room so the room was very tiny for the for of us.
It was impossible to stay in even for one evening since it was so small, there were no space at all except for the bathroom which was bigger.. We felt like we paid too much for it since it was a room for 2 transformed into a room for 4 people.

The television were not working at all. The atmosphere is kind of dead.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with friends
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Geneva, Switzerland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 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, travelled with friends
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Property: Hotel Urbis Centre
Address: Plaza Corsini 10 | C/ Reding, 43001 Tarragona, Spain
Region: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Tarragona > Costa Dorada > Tarragona
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre 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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