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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 #45 of 517 hotels in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed in this hotel the end of March 2014 for three nights. We found the hotel with no problems. Right beside the metro station. Extremely handy. Upon checking in we were told we were getting a free room upgrade. The room was on the top floor. It was amazing. The breakfast was very good and the staff very friendly... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were surprised with the room size usually you heard complains about room sizes in Europe this was not the case with Barcelona Universal. Great value, specially the breakfasts. Outstanding service. Would stay there again.

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142 reviews 142 reviews
25 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The staff were very helpful, knowledgeable and friendly. The Hotel is located right next to the underground, a 10-minute walk to Las Ramblas and close to the sea. The rooms are adequate (standard double), they have a roof terrace with pool. The pool/teracce area is small and not always easy to get a space and the pool is not for... More

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Swansea Wales
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9 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Last month we were lucky enough to book into this hotel and what a find. It was my friend's 70th so I wanted it to be special and it certainly was. The hotel staff were SO friendly and helpful making us feel very welcome. Everything we needed was within walking distance and although the main road was noisy this did... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stayed 18 - 21st May.I thought this hotel was absolutely brilliant. I went here with my boyfriend and emailed ahead for a room on a high floor (as the road was quite noisy) when we arrived, much to my delight they had arranged for a room on the 7th floor, not only that but as it was my birthday they... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a wonderful 4 night stay at the Barcelona Universal Hotel. Hotel in perfect location, away from the rabble of Las Ramblas, but close enough to walk to and also a metro stop outside the hotel to connect you to anywhere you need to go. Also walking distance to the Columbus statue which is a point for hop on/off tour... More

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Wellington NZ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Barcelona Universal Hotel is a stylish, modern and comfortable hotel but it is the professionalism and helpfulness of its staff which are its strongest feature. They were always willing to give helpful tips and advice and they have pride in both their hotel and their city. The rooms are large and well designed with a stylish decor. They are... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is very central, just five minutes from the Rambla. The rooms are spotless and modern if a little soulless. The staff were friendly and helpful and this was certainly somewhere that I would return to. The breakfast was excellent but dinner a little unexciting. The staff though were perfectly happy when we arrived in the restaurant at 10.45pm,... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed at the Barcelona Universal Hotel for three nights and we found the hotel very good. It is in a great location metres away from the Parel-ell Metro stop and an easy walk into the Ramblas. The room had two single beds together but there wasn't a gap and it was comfortable. The room was an average size and pretty... More

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RobertoCifuentes, Director General at Barcelona Universal Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Sirs; Thanks for your writng, for us it is helpful to know all the feedbacks from our customers. We will do our best to improve the breakfast service. Best ragards. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had booked somewhere else for one night that was totally unsuitable. We came here and luckily they had a room. It was absolutely gorgeous. Clean and fresh, lovely comfy bed. Free wifi. Air conditioning. The hotel staff very helpful. Breakfast was amazing. Will definitely stay there again.

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Dera Sirs; Thanks for your feedback it is really important for us. I will share it with our staff. Best regards. 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
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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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#34 Luxury Hotel in Barcelona #36 Romantic Hotel in Barcelona #42 Family Hotel in Barcelona #88 Business Hotel in Barcelona
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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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