The Soundbite: “Live As A Native” is the mantra here. Acclaimed and achingly hip, the bijoux Yurbban Passage occupies a former textiles factory with thoughtful touches, remarkable facilities and is a textbook example of how to get a small, luxury, urban contemporary hotel on point.
The Highlight: This hotel is the gift that keeps on giving. From the hydrotherapy suite and Organic Spa sequestered catacomb-like in the basement to the generous homey Catalan breakfast banquets, artful bedrooms and 360 degree panoramic views that extend from la mar to Montjuic across Barcelona’s iconic spires and rooftops from the bar, restaurant and infinity pool at its peak. With a photobooth, inroom yoga mats, complimentary room service and a bed you could die in – and for – everything at Yurbban entices, rather than suffices.
The Lowlight: The room service meals are outsourced, when and if they arrive… Buyer Beware!
The Spotlight: A few seconds’ walk from the UNESCO-protected Palau de la Musica Catalunya, sustainability is key: from the organic spa to the recyclable coathangers, complimentary bicycle hire and the evocatively faithful regeneration of the former textiles building.T +34 938 828 977