Residencia Universitaria Maria, Reina de la Pau, Barcelona

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Residencia Universitaria Maria, Reina de la Pau, Barcelona

University residence and Conference centre in the heart of Barcelona. Tranquillity in 19th century convent. Excellent location.


  • 19th century buildings
  • Breakfast included
  • Public car parking for a charge (nearby)
  • No smoking
  • Female only
  • Full Board available
  • B&B
  • Historic Property
  • Lifts


  • Free broadband access (wired)
  • Free broadband access (wifi)
  • Outdoor terrace
  • Garden furniture
  • Gym
  • Self-catering facilities
  • Television
  • Sky Television
  • DVD library
  • Book library
  • CD player
  • Luggage storage
  • Linen included
  • Towels included
  • Common room
  • Sitting room
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Elevator
  • DVD player
  • Clothes dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Telephone
  • Central heating
  • Electric heating

Food and Drinks

  • Tea room
  • Self-catering facilities
  • Cooked breakfast (included)
  • Lunch available (at additional cost)
  • Dinner available (at additional cost)
  • Picnic area
  • Microwave
  • Fridge
  • Freezer

Nearby recreations

  • Beach (walking distance)
  • Pub (walking distance)
  • Museums (walking distance)
  • Historic houses
  • Gardens
  • Recommended restaurants (walking distance)
  • Theatre (walking distance)

NB. - The residence closes every night at 12.00 midnight and opens at 07.00am in the morning.

If you need to stay a few days in Barcelona for some course or study, the Dominican Sisters of the Presentation offers accommodation in the heart of the city, in the Gothic Quarter, in a friendly, pleasant, quiet and modern residence that will make you feel like home. If you stay for lunch, you will enjoy homemade cuisine.

The Dominican Sisters of the Presentation are a religious congregation founded in 1696 by Marie Poussepin in France. Their mission field is among the parish, health, school and youth. Reina de la Pau is a female residence that opened in 2006, located near the town hall, near Sant Jaume Square and next to the cathedral, with every comfort and tranquility. The residence is completely restored. They have a spacious terrace with beautiful views of Barcelona.

All rooms have large windows and lots of light. Single rooms are specially designed for students and also have an apartment for three or four people, ideal for families or a group of friends or girlfriends. Our privileged location allows ease of communication on foot or by public transport.

From September to June only women are able to stay. In July, however, both men and women are able to stay in the individual dorms.

History to the present day

The convent-house was built in 1869, and now is completely renovated. It is now a female university residence called "Projecte Maria, Reina de la Pau", for young university students wanting to live in the heart of Barcelona. It also has a meeting center.

And if you like art, in the chapel of the house you can admire magnificent nineteenth century stained glass.

Food and Drinks

The booking includes a varied breakfast buffet, which is available from Monday to Friday from 07.00 hours to 09.00 hours and on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from 09.00 to 11.00 hours.

You can also book the midday meal at the residence, Monday to Friday from 01.30pm to 03.00pm or dinner from 08.00pm to 09.30pm. Also you can choose, from Monday to Friday, noon, typical Spanish menú.

The residence is located around numerous bars and typical restaurants.

Grounds and gardens

The house has a large terrace overlooking the most emblematic of Barcelona.
Our location is privileged both place and the ease of transport: taxi, subway, bus. And easy to rent bikes.

The residence is a 10 minute walk to the beach or the park of the Ciutadella. A 5 or 10 minute walk you can find the tourist office, the cathedral, the churches of Sant Just and Pastor, Santa María del Mar and La Merced, Plaza del Rey, Plaza Real, Montcada Street, Roman Walls, the Port (Maremagnum), Las Ramblas, Plaza Catalunya, etc.. and several museums: the History of the City, Diocesan, Picasso.

Other facilities

You can book an office, a boardroom or a conference room available from 08.30 hours to 20.30 hours. All areas have heating and air conditioning:
- Office: seats 5 people. Includes tables, chairs, computer with internet, wifi.
- Boardroom: seats 10-12 people. Includes conference table, chairs, and wifi internet access, projection screen.
- Conference: up to 50 people. Includes auditorium chairs, tables, internet access and wifi, PA system, projector, projection screen, piano and various forms of lighting.

It also offers:

- Free wifi.
- Library with air conditioning.
- Study room with Internet and air conditioning.
- Computer room with Internet and computers available. In case you want to print, you can pay a deposit of 6 euros for the use of the color laser printer at the end of the stay is returned the deposit and charge the output.
- Living room: satellite TV, Freeview, DVD, video and stereo.
- Dining room and office with refrigerator, stove, microwave and freezer drawer individually.
- Washer and dryer coin. The detergent and softener will by the user. Possibility to build on the roof.
- Hall of visits.
- Chapel.
- Daily cleaning of common areas and weekly cleaning of the room.
- Terrace with solárium.

Arrival information and how to find us

Address: Dominicas de la Presentación, Bellafila, 4, Barcelona, 08002, Spain

Check In: From 12:00pm to 6:00pm        Check Out: Before 10:00am.

The residence is behind the town hall of Barcelona. The easiest thing is to get to the Sant Jaume square and watching the town hall to the left, go down the Carrer Ciutat, the third street on the left is the street Bellafila.

- Metro: Yellow L4 (Jaume I) - Green L3 (Liceu).
- Bus: V15, V17, 19, 40, 45 (Via Laietana), 14, 59, (La Rambla), 14, 59, 64, H16, D20 (Passeig Colom).

It includes lockers to store your luggage if the day of the entrance, you arrive before your room is ready or if the day of departure, you leave after 10.00. The baggage will only be stored until 18.00 pm.

The date of arrival must be submitted to the front desk where you will be given a card or room key upon presentation of identification. Upon arrival, each guest will be assigned a room and will sign a document where certifies that everything is in good condition. When you leave the residence the card or key shall be left at reception. In case of loss or damage due to misuse of the card or room key 15 euros will be paid for the new card or key.

It can be visited only in the library upon registration and presentation of ID. Entry is prohibited and illegal use of any substance and alcohol in the residence. 

According to Catalan regulations and taking into account your own safety, it is not permitted to smoke, nor to light candles or incense in the rooms, or anywhere else in the residence. All rooms have fire detectors, which will automatically sound an alarm if smoke is detected. 

Cancellation Terms

Cancellation fee as percentage of booking value depending on when the booking is cancelled.
More than 14 days notice: 0 % of booking value for night in question plus a single 10.00 € admin fee
Number of days notice: from 14 to 8 days: 25 % of booking value for night in question plus a single 10.00 € admin fee
Number of days notice: from 7 to 1 days: 50 % of booking value for night in question plus a single 10.00 € admin fee
Trying to cancel for same night (or if they don't show up): 100 % of booking value for night in question

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Facade Main Facade Main entrance Reception Entrance Hall Single room Single Room Ensuite bathroom Study Room Computer Room Computer Room Residence Kitchen Residence Dining Room Residence Kitchen Corridor TV Room Chapel Conference Hall Conference Hall with desks Meeting Room Library Apartment room Apartment kitchen Apartment Living Apartment bathroom Apartment bathroom Bathroom Room with double bed Room with double bed Gym Gym Dining room Dining room Dining room Breakfast Terrace Terrace Solarium

Customer feedback

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, July 2017: Nuns very gracious. Cleanliness of faculty immaculate. Continental breakfast was fine. Although I may not have noticed it, a toaster might have been nice, for those who like to toast their bread. Also possible that toasted bread might be an American thing. Overall, it WS a very pleasant and relaxing place to come back to at the end of a long day of sight seeing. 5/5

, July 2017: I had a most delightful stay. I would recommend this option to anyone. Be sensitive to the fact you are a guest in a community of Catholic Sisters. They are inviting you into their home. Please be respectful of that fact. 5/5

, July 2017: I loved staying at the residence. The staff were extremely patient and kind with my feeble attempts at speaking both French and Spanish (and sometimes English!). They also helped me with anything at all I needed. I felt a calm in the centre of a very busy quarter. The location was more than amazing, especially because of the calm, quiet respite I could return to. I very much appreciated having breakfast right there; I very much appreciated having a place to cook and keep food. The library, my room, the roof, were all a sanctuary. The other guests were all respectful, friendly and quiet (mostly;). I hope to return one day. I'll say it again - I loved it! Thank you for making my stay so wonderful. 5/5

, July 2017: Es una hermosa casa enmedio de la belleza del barrio gótico. Las habitaciones y el servicio incomparables. Tiene todo cerca para disfrutar de Barcelona y trabajar con alegría y en paz. 5/5

, July 2016: A very nice place to stay, clean & pleasant rooms and the staff were very friendly and helpful. 5/5

, July 2016: I loved staying here. I came back for 2 nights on my way home it was so enjoyable. The staff are incredible and will do anything to help. I will definitely stay here again! 4/5

, July 2016: Very clean and quiet in a good location. 4/5

, June 2016: Great place. Great area. Fantastic nuns. 5/5

, June 2016: My daughter & I loved staying here in this quiet peaceful haven within easy walking distance of all the sights. 5/5

, March 2016: Ubicación excelente, en pleno Barrio Gótico. Todo muy limpio y muy buena atención y predisposición por parte de las religiosas. Sin dudarlo, repetiría en la elección. 5/5

, July 2015: Fantastic little place in the middle of the old gothic quarter in Barcelona. The sisters were lovely and very friendly although don't speak English so knowing some Spanish or Catalan is very useful! 5/5

, July 2015: Great central location, very clean, very welcoming, had eggs cooked and coffee made very morning for breakfast by one of the ladies who also cleaned there. 5/5

, July 2015: Thank you to everyone who made me feel so welcome and comfortable. If I am in Barcelona again I will stay here again. 5/5

, July 2015: I loved the experience, location, and kindness of the everyone involved. There is some contradictory, confusing and incorrect information on the website (on the English version) that could be cleared up, but it didn't affect my experience. A fan in the room would be helpful during the heatwave. :) 4/5

, January 2015: I had a wonderful stay! The room was spacious and beautifully decorated. I aappreciated the free WiFi as well as the PC with full Internet access. Although communication with the sisters were difficult (I can't speak Spanish or French) they were so friendly and made me feel at home. A real gem of a place! 5/5

, December 2014: Trato con cariño 5/5

, October 2014: Extremely friendly and helpful welcome. Could not be in a better location - so central! 5/5

, September 2014: excellent location, beautiful room. The sisters are very kind and helpful. You must be back in the residence by 12 PM. I recommend for a peaceful stay. 5/5

, August 2014: The nuns are very sweet and welcoming. The breakfast is not very good. The rooms are excellent. I would go back certainly. 4/5

, July 2014: The nuns here are delightful and the rooms are small,but well lit and nicely and adequately furnished. We visited in late July when it was hot outside, in the high 80s, and we really felt the lack of air conditioning. Also some of the rooms open to the street which is very noisy at night and I mean until 3am as there's a bar below some of the rooms. If you're looking for a very nice single room at a good price in a great area, and don't mind the above then it's terrific. If I was a couple I would try for a hotel that had ac as the price might be comparable. Breakfast was average. There's a 12midnight curfew. 3/5

, July 2013: Fantastic value for money, very welcoming and hospitable. Great location for exploring the City and its beaches. Kids had a great time - as did we. Our hosts were welcoming and helpful. The accommodation was ideal for four of us. 5/5

, May 2013: I did not regret a second I had booked the room at this student residence. I felt like getting services of a hotel for the price of a hostel. The room was nice, spacious and absolutely clean, with its own bathroom and internet included. Breakfast was very good. The sisters managing the residence are very nice and helpful. They speak Spanish and French. The residence is right in the centre of Barcelona, five minutes from the cathedral and from the nearest metro station. It is an excellent base for discovering Barcelona. If I go back to Catalunya, I would definitely try to stay at this residence again. Thanks a lot for everything! 5/5

, May 2013: Very friendly, welcoming place. Staff was helpful. Room was kept clean. Great location in the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona. I had a hard time finding it the first night, so more specific directions would be helpful. Would stay there again. Loved Barcelona. 5/5