Okay, it’s a bit of a cheat as an El Born hotel, as the Yurbban Passage fronts onto a street that is technically in the Eixample. The passage part refers to a public passage running under the hotel that takes you into El Born though, and that’s why we’re here.
This is actually an advantage – you have the convenience of the wider Eixample streets for your arrival, while the charms of both districts are at your doorstep.
Rooms are fairly compact (21sqm) until you get to the suites (42sqm), and some face the interior – by which I mean they look out at the narrow passage – so for space and light you’re looking at Junior Suites and outward-facing rooms respectively.
There’s a cute little swimming pool on the rooftop, and a pretty funky-looking restaurant too (though I haven’t eaten there…)
Metro Urquinaona – 270m
Palau de la Música Catalana – 190m
Santa Caterina Market – 400m
Plaça de Catalunya – 550m
Barcelona Cathedral – 650m
History Museum Plaça del Rei – 650m
Picasso Museum – 750m
Parc de la Ciutadella – 850m
Basilica of Santa Maria del Mar – 850m
El Born Cultural Centre – 950m
Basílica de Santa Maria del Pi – 950m