The four-star hotel Yurbban Passage is located on a fantastic location in El Born in Barcelona. A serene hotel with a lovely rooftop terrace, a Michelin-starred restaurant and the first vegan spa in Spain.


Restaurant d’Aprop

The first thing you notice when you enter Yurbban Passage – apart from the beautiful flower shop in front of the hotel – is the scent. Sultry, but calming at the same time. The interior does the same. You’ll see lots of wood, light colors, and space. It’s lunchtime when I arrive, so Restaurant d’Aprop is full of locals and hotel guests who like to try out their excellent menu del dia (17.90 euros). It’s a hit because Michelin star chef Xavier Franco prepares delicious dishes that originate from Catalan cuisine.



I’m trying out one of the largest rooms in the hotel, the Yurbban Premium Terrace. With a spacious bedroom, living room, bathroom with bathtub and, as icing on the cake, a private balcony with a view over the city. A lovely place to relax in the Summer. If it gets too hot, there’s a shower on the terrace too so you can cool off in an instant. You don’t have to stay in the largest room, however, as the standard room also has everything you need, on a smaller surface, without a terrace, but with those beautiful high wooden doors that look out onto a patio filled with plants.


Rooftop and Vegan Spa

On the top floor, you’ll find one of the best roof terraces of the city. There’s a swimming pool and you have an amazing view over El Born. Where you will see the sea in the distance. It’s a nice place for a drink after a day in the city. If you want to take your relaxing state of mind to another level, you can have a massage or facial in the first vegan spa in Spain. The swimming pool with the sun loungers is just a dream.



The hotel does everything in its power to satisfy the guests. From the very friendly staff to renting cool designer bikes by Finna (made in Barcelona) to explore the city. And they organize Experiences. For example, there’s the Vegan Spa & Food Experience where you get a massage as a couple, enjoy the spa and have a healthy lunch at Flax & Kale afterward.


Check out: www.yurbbanpassage.com


For more recommendations, check out The Barcelona Guide 








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