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The last issue (#46) includes an article about U232 Hotel in Barcelona: Elegance Personified with an interview to Mrs. Asun Pareja (General Manager).
‘For more than 30 years one of the hotels catering for business travellers and tourists visiting the city is the U232 Hotel, nestled between Avenida Diagonal and Paseo de Gracia within the shopping and business zones of Plaza Francesc Macià. Part of the Núñez i Navarro Hotels (NN Hotels) group, the hotel offers 102 fully equipped rooms and access to two meeting rooms, a fitness centre, business centre with complimentary internet access, and a peaceful terrace-solarium.’
Dear NN team,
I enjoyed my stay in the U232 hotel in Barcelona very much. It was very clean. The personnel was very friendly and the breakfast was excellent. The rooms are equipped in a practical, modern and friendly style.
I see one minor opportunity for improvement: this is the control of the air conditioning. For the entire hotel there is one common setup: you either can cool down or warm up, no individual choice. Since the general hotel setting was “cool down” the air in the rooms at nights was cold and there was no way to change this. Talking to the front desk office did not help to change this for the following night.
Nevertheless: it was a very enjoyable and overall almost perfect stay!
Wish you all the best, Michael.
Michael, April 2013.
We spent a long week-end in April 2013 in U232 hotel, close to metro station Hospital-Clinic. I was there with 2 of my kids and a nephew. We flew in from Luxembourg to Barcelona Airport and took the aerobus, which drops you at Comte d’Urgell cross-road with Gran Via Corts, leaving you for a 5-10 min walk to the hotel.
The area around the hotel is diverse and the hotel U232 is very well located in Barcelona, with metro station next by, shopping centers at 5min walking distance.
U232 is a high standing hotel and its employees were particularly nice and helpful. Family rooms are quite large and in our case, enabled the kids to be in “their” own section and myself in the neighbouring room.
Breakfast and bars are of high quality of food/drinks and service.
For sure, this will be our hotel choice for our next trip to Barcelona.
Alain, April 2013.
Any moment is a good moment to give free rein to your love and, with Barcelona as the setting, to experience passion and romance with all five senses. With this in mind, the U232 Hotel has created a special package which will seduce lovers, offering irresistible temptations which can only be enjoyed by couples, as well as activities to explore the most romantic side of Barcelona, and unforgettable experiences that will stay with you forever.
For loving and falling in love the U232 Hotel recommends a stay in a Superior room with a private terrace where you can enjoy the sunset with a bottle of cava and some complimentary chocolates. Then, after enjoying an intimate night together, what could be better than a delicious full buffet breakfast to recharge your batteries before setting out to explore the city streets together.
And, after a magical day, what better way to complete the evening than a romantic dinner at the L’Office Restaurant, which specialises in the classic dishes of French haute cuisine. All included in one package created by the hotel and designed to seduce the most demanding lovers.
Love is lived every hour of the day so, in addition to the services included in the package, the U232 Hotel suggests visiting the peaks, and seeing the city from the Tibidabo, also known as the Magic Mountain, the highest point of Barcelona with sweeping views over the mountains, city and sea. Afterwards, you can lose yourselves in the Labyrinth Park in Horta, a peaceful neoclassical garden with an Italian style design that conceals small delights such as a romantic canal which ends in the Island of Love.
After the mountains lovers can then visit the sea and take a relaxing trip in one of the traditional Golondrinas, small motor boats which offer tours of the Barcelona coastline where you can enjoy spectacular views of the city, feel the sea breeze, smell the sea tang, and be lulled by the background murmur of the people on the beach and the maritime promenade.
Near the sea, in the picturesque streets of the Born district, there are some Arab baths where lovers can indulge and relax both mind and body, enjoying traditional treatments which leave the skin rejuvenated and are perfect for enjoying as a couple. After a pleasant stroll, you can stop off at the Bosc de les Fades, a uniquely magical space next to the Ramblas district where you can sip a drink surrounded by enchanted trees, fairies and mythical creatures. Every hour there is a recreation of a storm at night, which is the perfect time for snuggling up to your other half and losing yourself in a leisurely kiss, after having spent a truly memorable day together.
The U232 Hotel has a markedly British style which combines refined decor with colonial overtones, and a warm and welcoming atmosphere waiting to greet lovers when they return. The elegance and comfort which distinguish this hotel, combined with its excellent services and close attention to every detail, guarantee that you will enjoy an unforgettable stay.
We stayed at U232 from 10th to 15th February. We had a wonderful stay and all of the staff made us feel very welcome. The room was lovey and as shown in the hotel gallery. The hotel is not far from the centre and went ate in some lovely restaurants recommended by the staff near the hotel. A wonderful experience.
Tom, February 2013.
December 24, 2012 by admin
Filed under B-Hotel, Barcelona Hotel reviews, Barcelona experiences, Hotel 1898, Hotel Barcelona Universal, Hotel Europark, Hotel Granvia, Hotel Jazz, Hotel Paral.lel, Hotel Soho Barcelona, U232 Hotel
We stayed at U232 Hotel from Oct. 28 to Nov. 3 stayed on the 8th floor. Reception staffs was curtesy, friendly and helpful as were the bar staffs. However the restauran staffs (breakfast room) need more training in terms of service and friendliness. We Canadians tip willingly and freely based on service as we did the first 4 morning not because they were extremely helpful, but because we feel it is the right thing to do. on the 5th and 6th morning, we have to chase down a waiter for our coffee, they did not come back to check if we need more coffee or milk, plates piled up on our table, not good.
We will stay at u232 again due to the location of the hotel and close to a very good restaurant Paco Merlago.
By Grahame, November 2012.
Students improve their level of Spanish, while they face tasks and situations related to the workplace. Since most of the course students have visited Barcelona, U232 Hotel was selected as real reference to study the use of Spanish language on the Internet for business purposes. This topic is of great interest to students in Hong Kong, and several of them have expressed their interest in working in the tourism industry or in continuing their studies in Tourism.
The website of U232 Hotel was one of the first hotel sites launched by Núñez i Navarro in collaboration with Travelclick, and it has been translated into seven languages: Spanish, Catalan, English, French, German, Italian and Russian. Certainly, being able to communicate with customers in their own language is key to explain the success of U232 Hotel through the web.
Núñez i Navarro Hotels and Hotel U232 wish good luck and success to all the students in the Community College of City University of Hong Kong.
Les passionnés d’art n’ont plus d’excuses pour ne pas s’évader et profiter d’un week-end complet à Barcelone durant lequel ils pourront visiter quelques-uns des musées et des centres culturels les plus réputés au niveau international. L’U232 Hotel, qui appartient au réseau d’établissements que le groupe Núñez i Navarro possède à Barcelone, a créé l’Art Weekend Pack grâce auquel les visiteurs passeront d’inoubliables journées en compagnie des collections permanentes et temporaires que la ville accueille, tout en profitant des installations et services que cet établissement, plein de personnalité, leur propose.
L’Art Weekend Pack inclut l’entrée à sept des installations culturelles les plus reconnues et admirées de Barcelone. Peinture, sculpture, architecture, photographie… de l’art roman aux tendances les plus innovatrices en passant par le modernisme de Gaudí. À ce pack exclusif, spécialement conçu pour les passionnés d’art, s’ajoute un séjour de deux nuits à l’U232 Hotel, un cocktail de bienvenue au U232 Bar et un petit-déjeuner buffet complet.
L’U232 Hotel est l’endroit idéal pour les voyageurs désireux de profiter de leur escapade à Barcelone, grâce à son emplacement situé tout près des principales zones commerciales et des quartiers d’affaires de la ville tels que le Paseo de Gracia ou l’Avenida Diagonal. Cet hôtel offre une atmosphère sobre et chaleureuse, au style british très prononcé, pleine de réminiscences coloniales.
I stayed at the U232 Hotel last June. It is a fantastic hotel and a great base for anyone wishing to visit Barcelona.
The room was faultless, as were the staff.
I will be returning to U232 when I next get the chance to visit Barcelona – and given how much I enjoyed my last trip there, that won’t be too long!