For a short city break, a hotel’s location is always the most important factor for me, and the Yurbban Hotels easily tick that box. Yurbban Trafalgar (3 star) and Yurbban Passage (4 star) are found next door to each other in the central Catalonia region of Barcelona, a lively part of town with lots of nearby restaurants and bars.
We were staying at the slick Yurbban Trafalgar, the more casual of the two hotels, housed in a former textile factory. There are 56 rooms (and one suite) of varying sizes, the terrace rooms are the most desirable with outdoor space to enjoy the Spanish sunshine.
Our Yurbban Double room had everything we needed for a short stay. The room was decorated in a pretty grey with accents of mustard yellow. Filament lightbulbs hang from the ceiling and the wooden furniture is all handcrafted. We found the double bed very comfortable and loved the large window overlooking the city, which also ensured we had plenty of fresh air and daylight whenever we wanted it.
The small adjacent shower room had a powerful shower and toilet, while the sink and mirror was located in the bedroom.
Breakfast is served each morning in the hotel’s ground floor restaurant. A simple buffet of fruit, pastries and charcuterie is available, along with a menu of hot a la carte options. There is no room service at the hotel but the staff are happy for you to take your breakfast up to enjoy in your bedroom, if you wish.
Undoubtably the hotel’s main attraction is the rooftop terrace and bar. Found on the top (eighth) floor of the building, with panoramic views and a small pool, it is a blissful place to hang out when the weather is good.
When you wish to go and explore the city you can borrow one of the hotel’s stylish Finna bicycles, an easy way to see the surrounding sites. Yurbban Trafalgar has everything you need for a simple city break, but should you want something a bit more luxe I suggest heading to the stylish Yurbban Passage Hotel nextdoor.
Book a stay at Yurbban Trafalgar Hotel here.