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Graham046
Godalming, United Kingdom

Last minute find and most impressed with the location

5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 Sept 2016
The hotel is in a great location just close to the Parallel underground station, within walking distance of the Ramblas district. We had two rooms for 2 nights stay at the end of our holiday, beds were very comfortable and air conditioning was excellent, the en suite bathrooms were good but slightly dated. Breakfast was superb and every conceivable choice you could ever want - Self service.
Swimming pool on the top floor with bar service, sun loungers and a superb 360 degree view of the city. I would happily recommend this hotel and definitely re visit.
Date of stay: August 2016
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Xavier G, Director at Hotel Barcelona Universal, responded to this review
Responded 22 Sept 2016
Dear Graham046,

I would like to express my gratitude for your marvellous feedback and kind words.
It is wonderful to see you have enjoyed your time at the hotel and to know we have been able to contribute to a wonderful time in Barcelona for you.
I am always delighted when guests comment on our great location and the nice hotel facilities.

I hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back again soon.

Yours sincerely,
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Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Third time staying here. The pool is a nice size for our 6 year old. Not too deep and plenty of room. Staff are very helpful and friendly. Location wise is good too, Poble Sec wasn't a district we'd thought to visit before but what a find. Raval Rambla has some excellent places and Carrier Blai is a must visit in the evening.

Date of stay: August 2016
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Xavier G, Director at Hotel Barcelona Universal, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2016

Dear Linda P,

Thank you so very much for taking the time to share your valuable feedback with us following your recent stay. I’m delighted to read that you enjoyed the hotel and especially the service and location .

I sincerely hope that we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back for your next visit to Barcelona.

Warmest Regards,

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Reviewed 3 September 2016

Modern, we decorated room. Comfortable bed and well appointed bathroom. We were lucky enough to have a view from the back of the hotel so one could see the Gaudi church (from a distance) and Barcelona Cathedral. Within easy walking of Las Ramblas (very over-rated in my opinion) but also close to the gothic district where there was plenty of good places to eat. Laura, working on the reception desk, was excellent - friendly, great communication skills and happy to recommend where to go. I'd be more than happy to stay at this hotel again.

Date of stay: August 2016
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Xavier G, Director at Hotel Barcelona Universal, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2016

Dear GrantCJ,

Thank you for your wonderful review!
Thank you for taking the time to write your feedback following your recent stay with us at Barcelona Universal
I was really pleased to read that you enjoyed the hotel location, the room allocated and service you received during your stay.
I have passed your great feedback on to my team specially Laura and we all hope that you will come and stay with us again soon.

With best regards,

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Reviewed 3 September 2016

We have just returned from an enjoyable stay at this hotel. It is ideally situated for many of the tourist attractions, including The Rambla and Gothic quarter, Columbus monument and within an easy walk of the waterfront.
The rooms are clean and a good size. We had a room that overlooked the surrounding buildings, but as we spent very little time in the room this did not matter.
Although the rooftop pool is small, it is ideal for cooling off.
The staff are very friendly and helpful.

Date of stay: September 2016
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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Xavier G, Director at Hotel Barcelona Universal, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2016

Dear Annette B,

Thank you very much for your review of your recent visit to Hotel Barcelona Universal. I am so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit and the facilities of your room and our wonderful Barcelona location .

We look forward to welcoming you again in the very near future.

Warm regards,

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Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Just got back from another stay at this great hotel. The staff are very helpful, the rooms are spacious, very clean and comfortable, there is a good choice of food at breakfast and a very pleasant roof terrace with bar. I can't fault this hotel at all. It's right next to a metro station and only about 20 minutes walk to La Rambla. I will certainly stay here again and I highly recommend it.

Date of stay: September 2016
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Xavier G, Director at Hotel Barcelona Universal, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2016

Dear BunchesUK,

It has been an amazing pleasure to read your comment. Thank you so much for taking the time.
I have certainly shared your review with my team, which is also very proud to have made your stay an excellent one. We are very much looking forward to the pleasure to be your hosts again at Hotel Barcelona universal.

With best regards,

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Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Me and my family visited this hotel for 3 nights and could not fault it one bit!!the location is superb being near las rambles and also just outside is the metro station so it is easy to get around the city.The hotel itself is great,the staff very helpful and friendly,we stayed in a suite and it was a fantastic spacious room for our family of 4 and very clean.Thankyou,this is the second time we have stayed here and will be back again.

Date of stay: August 2016
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Xavier G, Director at Hotel Barcelona Universal, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2016

Dear Paul R,

Thank you very much for having taken the time to share this lovely review following your recent stay with us. I am delighted to see that, your expectations were fulfilled and you feel comfortable recommending Barcelona Universal Hotel on Tripadvisor; rest assured your kind words have been shared and celebrated with the entire team.
Hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back here in the not too distant future, and in the meantime, wish you well.

Kind Regards,

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