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Barcelona Universal Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Avda Paral.lel 76-80, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
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Ranked #47 of 517 hotels in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The rooms smelled like raw sewage, the mattresses were uncomfortable, and the breakfast was stale, generic and bland, mainly a limited assortment of processed donuts, other unimpressive boxed/bagged bread products and perhaps the worst-tasting coffee in all of Spain. And for top dollar. The hotel's customer service was no better. When our plans changed several weeks before our originally planned... More

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Castle Donington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed here for 2 nights before our cruise out of Barcelona as a group of 6 - we all stayed in different room types, and all were well equiped. The suite we stayed in was fantastic, with a large roof terrace - request a room at the back of the hotel as your terrace / balcony area will be... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

First time in Barcelona and a great hotel. Staff are very friendly and very helpful, rooms are lovely. Situated close to nice restaurants and bars plus with the metro right outside its easy to get to the best places. Highly recommend and will definitely be going back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My friend and I stayed here from August 26th - 30th 2014. It was a pleasure to stay at this hotel as the staff were very helpful, friendly and were great at describing how to get to places. Such a great central location (the metro was right outside the hotel) and could walk to Las Ramblas, the Magic fountain (which... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Located close to Las Rambas and other venues this hotel provided quiet, clean and comfortable accommodations. I'd have given it a 5 if it had an on-site restaurant, they do provide a great breakfast buffet though.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

An excellent hotel in every way in a very central location. Staff very knowledgeable and very helpful. Roof top pool and views are a wonderful way to cool down after a days sightseeing. Metro stop is outside the hotel which makes getting around really easy.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent a week at the Barcelona Universal Hotel in August 2014. Location was perfect 10 mins from La Rambla, walking distance from the Magic fountain at Espanya and with the L3 metro line just outside the hotel. The staff were very helpful in describing how to get to places, friendly and all spoke English. My double room was perfect (though... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

5 days in this hotel in august 2014. good location close to the metro station and 10 minute walk to "la Rambla", even if the area is not so interesting. our "first" room on the street side was very noisy. We moved to a smaller one with a very small window (no view) but without street noise. unfortunately, it was... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I enjoyed a 3-night stay here, and would recommend it as a very good base from which to explore the city. Our room was clean, modern and comfortable, and provided for an undisturbed night's sleep. The reception staff were friendly and helpful, and the rooftop bar was a pleasant space to grab a pre-dinner drink - with... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My boyfriend and I stayed here for a week. The hotel is located really well for exploring the city: there is a metro stop right outside the hotel which makes travel around the city really easy. The rooms are modern and clean. There are a variety of breakfast options available although the hotel's evening restaurant was never busy so not... More

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Address: Avda Paral.lel 76-80, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
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Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona
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Hotel Class:4 star — Barcelona Universal Hotel 4*
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Universal Barcelona
Hotel Barcelona Universal
Barcelona Universal Hotel Catalonia

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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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