H10 Urquinaona Plaza
What We Love
- The rooftop terrace with a plunge pool and bar with stunning views of the city
- Sleek, attractive decor
- Free WiFi
What To Know
- Plaza Urquinaona is a busy throughfare, not a postcard-perfect Mediterranean square
- Converted from a 19th-century palace
- Breakfast is served in the basement dining room, and there's a café for light bites throughout the day
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Room Service
Converted from a 19th-century palace, the Hotel Urquinaona is a sleek 80-room boutique that blends such original features as coffered ceilings with bold pops of color and designer furniture. The entrance is as striking as any in the city, with a wrought iron staircase that sweeps up through the atrium and a mustard-yellow banquette where you can take the weight off your feet. The H10 group is one of Spain’s most reliable hotel chains, and by working with GYA Architects, they’ve managed to combine a visual wow factor with the practical aspects of a comfortable stay (welcome drinks on arrival, cookies on pillows and can-do service).
Bed and Bath
Guestrooms are intimately lit, and there are innumerable ways to adjust the light level, and plenty of mirrors that open up the space. Dark wood floors contrast with a predominantly white-on-white color scheme that’s broken up with pops of color, such as mustard armchairs. Chunky writing desks, Nespresso machines and luxe bathrooms with hefty square sinks and rain showers come standard. Some rooms are decorated with elaborate, gold-heavy ceiling paintings, and Superior Rooms are equipped with spacious balconies complete with sofas, armchairs and gauzy drapes to shield you from the sun.
On the ground floor there are various nooks and crannies to relax in, from the small lounge furnished with Arne Jacobsen swan chairs to the library, which features sofas, computers and a decorative fireplace. An ample breakfast is served in the basement dining room, and there’s a café for light bites throughout the day. When the sun shines, head up to the pretty rooftop terrace, which is home to a plunge pool, a small gym and a bar.
In the Area
This part of the Eixample puts you within striking distance of the Passeig de Gràcia, the city’s most decadent shopping street, which is lined with flagship stores and designer boutiques. Downhill, toward the sea, is Domènech i Montaner’s eye-boggling Modernisme masterpiece, the Palau de la Musica, a breathtaking concert hall. Pop in for a post-show glass of wine at El Bitxo. Just around the corner from the hotel the emblematic tapas bar Casa Alfonso has been going strong (and has barely changed) since 1934.
How to Get There
Myself and my 3 friends stayed at this hotel for a special occasion for 3 nights in October. From the moment we stepped into the hotel we were impressed. The reception staff and concierge were so friendly and helpful, it felt like nothing was to much trouble. We were early for check in so enjoyed a few cocktails which were beautifully presented on the rooftop bar overlooking the city. Upon booking in we were delighted to find out that we had been upgraded to 2 rooms with balconies. The rooms are so clean and have everything you could need so top marks to the cleaning staff. Breakfast was lovely and the head waiter was so attentive nothing was too much trouble. The hotel itself is centrally located for everything and is a beautiful building. Myself and my friends are all frequent travelers and will definitely return to Barcelona with our husbands and when we do we will be booking at this hotel. We also will choose H10 hotels in other destinations after our fantastic experience at this one. Thank you to the Hotel and its staff.
Stayed in early September for two nights prior to boarding our cruise.
Well located, really friendly and helpful staff, particularly in the restaurant and reception areas.
Room spacious, comfy and has the benefit of triple glazing so no noise from the city whatsoever.
This H10 hotel is well located near the beginning of the Ramblas with a Metro station very nearby. Our room was very spacious with a king sized bed and modern amenities. The linens and toiletries were all top quality and abundant. The hotel has a small rooftop pool and bar which are welcoming after a long day of sightseeing. The staff are exceedingly helpful and pleasant, in particular Lucca and Luis, who went above and beyond in recommending restaurants and assisting us.