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Yurbban Trafalgar

Yurbban Trafalgar

Yurbban Trafalgar

Yurbban Trafalgar

Yurbban Trafalgar

Yurbban Trafalgar

Yurbban Trafalgar

Address Trafalgar 30; 08010 Barcelona
by Bruc
Neighbourhood Sant Pere – Plaça Urquinaona | See on map
Metro Urquinaona [L1, L4]
Telephone +34 93 268 0727
Website http://yurbban.com/
https://www.facebook.com/Yurbban
Price Doubles from EUR 99

The rooftop, of course, is the key selling point of this 56-room property on the edge of Barcelona’s old town. Killer 360 degree views and a pool. And if you manage to secure a good rate – room prices vary quite a bit from one day to the next – then Yurbban Trafalgar offers both great value and an excellent location for exploring the city. And if you don’t, well then it’s still a pleasant place to put your head down for a few nights.

The hip, design-conscious decor and room amenities that include big flatscreen TVs, rainshowers and free Wi-Fi make a mockery of the modest three-star classification. Rooms are small-ish – just 14 square meters for the Tiny – but reasonably well laid out, though more storage space would be nice. Many have terraces, too. Secure a room on the upper levels and you may also enjoy views of the Mediterranean.

However, there are real differences compared to, say, the five-star Grand Hotel Central whose rooftop views are similar. For starters, be prepared to fight for a place in the sun here; the pool is small and sun loungers are few. The fitness room is also tiny, and the El Panarra in-house restaurant is good for a snack, not so great for a proper meal. Box-ticking as opposed to being real assets. At the right price, this won’t matter. At a higher price, it might be grating.