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Barcelona Universal Hotel
Ranked #75 of 513 Hotels in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
Southampton, United Kingdom
1 review
“Greatlocation and service”
Reviewed 13 May 2014

Our first visit to Barcelona and we were wanting 4 star with a good location and this is exactly what we got. Its a 10 minute walk to Las Ramblas and there is a metro station directly outside the hotel.
We arrived at 10.30am and were able to check into our room straight away, the staff were very helpful, English speaking and very happy to help with directions. The rooftop pool is a great bonus after a long day walking around this city. Very small up there and pool is freezing but fine for just a flop and rest.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 May 2014

Booked this hotel as recommended by my friend. It was the best hotel I have stayed in during my france/spain trip.
Hotel reception is very good as well. Location is good as it is very near a metro station with lots of resto/bar/cafes

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 12 May 2014

We stayed here one night prior to boarding a cruise ship (which is located not very far from hotel) and enjoyed the stay! The hotel is perfectly located within walking distance of many popular sites and public transportation is literally right ouside the door. The room was big and comfortable and very clean. The staff was amazing - everyone was very nice and helpful with maps, directions, tips and suggestions. I would stay here again in a new york minute!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 May 2014

Recommended by a family of four to me, I visited for three nights with my boyfriend and loved the hotel. Location was perfect, the breakfast was delicious and the room was comfortable and clean. All the staff were friendly and helpful, giving us useful tips on where to visit and eat during our stay.

I hope to return to Barcelona and stay in the Hotel Barcelona Universal again soon.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Gilbert, Arizona
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Reviewed 11 May 2014

My husband and I stayed there for three nights before a cruise. We could have walked to the port, with our luggage in tow, (it's about a mile I believe) but a taxi offered us such a great deal we took the ride instead. It was located within walking distance of La Rambla, La Boqueria and the Gothic Quarter to name a few areas. It was also close to the beginning route of the Barcelona hop-on-hop-off tour bus. The hotel was clean and the bed was comfy too. Breakfast was great and had several choices. The concierge staff spoke English and helped us make tour reservations. Everyone who worked there was very friendly and we would stay there the next time we are in Barcelona.

Room Tip: Didn't use the spa.
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 May 2014

For around €60 per night this place was worth every cent. Perfect location literally 2 or 3 metres from the metro station, ideal as I was only staying for two nights and wanted to see as much of Barcelona as possible and be within easy access of all that.
The room was clean and comfy, the bathroom came with shower gel, soap, shampoo, toothpaste and even a toothbrush which was great as I'd forgotten mine.
There was always a member of staff standing at the door waiting to greet you as you entered which was good not only in terms of service but made the place feel safe too.
The wi-fi wasn't super fast but at least average in terms of hotel wi-fi speeds, adequate for me to plan my whole stay in the city using just an iPad on my night of arrival.
Would definitely stay again.

Room Tip: Probably best to be away from the lift/elevator but noise was not a big issue
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled solo
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 May 2014

Just back from a great three night stay and would definitely recommend it. The hotel is ideally located close to the port, Las Ramblas and other amenities. The hotel's spotless, modern and comfy. Staff were great and breakfast ticked all the boxes. Would definitely go back.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Barcelona Universal Hotel

Property: Barcelona Universal Hotel
Address: Avda Paral.lel 76-80, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
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Region: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > El Raval
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#36 Family Hotel in Barcelona
#38 Romantic Hotel in Barcelona
#59 Luxury Hotel in Barcelona
#101 Business Hotel in Barcelona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Barcelona Universal Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 167
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Strategically located just a five-minute walk from Las Ramblas, Hotel Barcelona Universal grants its guests easy access to all parts of the city. Metro lines 2 and 3 stop just outside the main entrance, at “Paral·lel,” and nearby buses can take you to the beaches of Barcelona, Park Güell, and anywhere in between. A stroll from our hotel near Las Ramblas will take you to some of Barcelona’s favorite tourist attractions.Hotel opened in 2001 and renewed in 2011.Hotel Barcelona Universal has 167 rooms, each equipped with free Wi-Fi Internet. Three “Barcelona Skyline Suites” feature a Jacuzzi and private terrace. Families and larger groups may be accommodated in triple or superior rooms. ... more   less 
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Universal Barcelona
Hotel Barcelona Universal
Barcelona Universal Hotel Catalonia

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