Excellent hotel and service!
We stayed at the U232 hotel for 4 nights in total this month, before and after our Mediterranean cruise, and we are extremely happy we the choice we made. The hotel is located in a quiet, beautiful residential area of Barcelona, within a pleasant walk to all tourist areas. There are lots of Cafes and Restaurants around the hotel, and my wife and I spend many hours sitting at a table at a Cafe across from the hotel with other locals, and just watching people go by. It’s the real Barcelona, not the touristy area.
The public areas and the rooms at the hotel are extremely clean, with all the amenities of a 4 star hotel. The rooms are large by European standards and very modern. The front desk staff were very friendly, and went out of their way helping us with the directions and useful tips for the places we were going to see every day. They are all fluent in English, and they gave us a map way better then the one at the Information Center, don’t even bother to go there. We took the breakfast at the hotel, it’s not cheap, 14 Euros per person, but for us breakfast is the main meal of the day, and we spend over an hour every morning there. We liked the variety of hot and cold choices, fruits and vegetables, and especially the coffee.
This was our first visit to Barcelona, it’s a beautiful city. We love it, and plan to come back next year for a few more days, and we will not consider staying at any other hotel, but U232.
Rudy, November 2011.