Yurbban Passage, Barcelona

Yurbban Passage, Barcelona

the heart of Barcelona’s creative quarter, Yurbban Passage is a haven of
relaxation best enjoyed between days sampling tapas and stumbling
upon side streets. Chill out in the city’s first organic, vegan spa
or drink in the cityscape with rooftop cocktails at sunset.

Yurbban Passage offers a tranquil escape in Barcelona’s bustling El Born
district. The brick walls and iron window frames evidence a once
industrious site which has been transformed with the addition of a
spacious spa and
rooftop pool
, taking on a new guise as a peaceful oasis
overlooking the spirited city centre. The building sits above the
Passatge de les Manufactures, a passageway frequented by merchants
in its past life, and which has now been revived and converted into
an artistic and gastronomic hub.

A sense of calm washes over as you enter the cool, dimly lit
lobby, elegantly designed and fragranced with Yurbban’s evocative
custom scent. Upon arrival, you’ll be welcomed with a drink and
details of your stay – don’t forget to make a note of complimentary
cheese and wine hour each evening. Spend drawn-out days exploring
the city: sample tapas and stumble upon side streets and secret
squares between gallery viewings. Come evening, return to Yurbban
Passage to soak up the golden hour glow with a G&T on the roof,
counting the church spires that punctuate the panoramic city


There are 60 rooms – including Standard, Premium and Premium
Terrace – each decked out in a minimalist aesthetic by the
Barcelona-based interior designer Raquel Sogorb, who has opted for
a palette of oak, walnut, linen and beautiful fabrics that pay
homage to the hotel’s textile-industry roots. The Yurbban Premium
Terrace is our room of choice, with a private balcony overlooking
the surrounding rooftops. Inside, there’s a spacious living area,
sleek bathroom with rain shower, and a bluetooth gramophone on
which to play your carefully curated holiday playlist. It’s the
little touches that make Yurbban Passage special. Treat yourself to
a bottle of cava and truffles from the minibar before clambering
into bed – if you’re not already tired from exploring, the
complimentary pillow spray will guarantee a restful night’s

What’s for breakfast?

Guests can enjoy a typical Catalan breakfast, either in the
restaurant or on their in-room terrace. There’s a menu of
mouthwatering dishes as well as a buffet table laden with cured
Iberian hams, a selection of cheeses and fresh bread, as well as a
deliciously rich Spanish tortilla.

How about lunch and dinner?

Hotel restaurant D’Aprop is headed up by the
-starred chef Xavier Franco, and offers traditional
Catalan flavours with a contemporary twist, all made with local
produce. The menu features an array of starters including roast
chicken cannelloni and an eggplant omelette with roasted onions and
peppers. There are also many fresh seafood dishes from which to
choose – the cuttlefish risotto is our winner.

Is there a bar?

Yes, both poolside and in D’Aprop. We suggest taking your tipple
of choice up to the roof and drinking in the panoramic view of the


This is the first organic, vegan spa and sauna in
, stocked with homemade products and essential oils for
the most delightfully soothing experience. Beauty treatments here
aim to pamper body, mind and spirit in a multi-sensory experience.
Recuperate from the hustle and bustle of the city, or gather
strength before heading out on the town. The lounge area
encompasses a library, shuffleboard and photo booth as well as the
Local Store which stocks items made by local craftspeople – the
ideal last-minute memento. All of this is in addition to the roof
terrace and swimming pool, gym, laundry and free WiFi throughout
the hotel.

Things I should know…

The hotel offers free bikes for guests to explore the city with
ease – the Finna Cycles bikes, manufactured in Barcelona, can be
requested upon arrival. If you like Yurbban Passage, pay a visit to
its sister hotel, Yurbban Trafalgar, located next

Within a short walk I can find…

A short stroll down the road will take you to Parc de la
Ciutadella, a green oasis in the heart of the city – the perfect
spot for a picnic in the afternoon sun (the nearby Santa Caterina
Market is the ideal place to stock up on local specialities and a
bottle of wine en route). At the park, rent a small boat or cool
down with a paddle in the lake. If plants are your thing – don’t
miss the tropical greenhouse.

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