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Barcelona Universal Hotel

#53 of 514 Hotels in Barcelona
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Avda Paral.lel 76-80, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A very good modern hotel in a great location for the main attractions. We stayed here for several nights and thought this hotel was extremely good value: our 'special deal' included breakfast and a bottle of cava for the room. The rooms are well-appointed with quiet and efficient air-con and the staff were pleasant and helpful. Breakfast was good and... More 

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Turku, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great locations and good services. Staff was nice and rooms were clean and cool, no noice from the street att all to the rooms (5th floor). Pool and sundeck was nice and popular. Breakfest was nice and you will get full.

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Came here in January 2015 to watch a Barcelona game and see a bit of the city. The hotel is in a great location, with lots of bars/restaurants/shops nearby and a metro station literally just outside the front entrance. Las Ramblas is 10 minutes walk away and the beach isn't all that far! The staff were nice, the room was... More 

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visited this hotel for a 3 night city break as a family. Arrived at 12noon, too early to check in but the very friendly reception lady took our details & said the triple room would be ready at 3pm - usual check in time. We returned at 2pm & the room was ready! Happily stored our luggage. Room was wonderful... More 

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Surrey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A friend and I booked to stay at this hotel for 5 nights during a trip for my 21st Birthday and what a great choice we made. The Hotel itself is lovely, very modern lounge and looks exactly like the pictures on the hotel website. All of the staff were very friendly and welcoming and went to extra effort to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great location, extremely helpful staff and good rooms with amazing views from rooftop terrace. Special thank you to Carlos working the bar and all the reception staff who assisted with booking restaurants to helping us organise tours,

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We only stayed here one night on our whistlestop visit to Barcelona but we enjoyed every minute. The rooms were comfortable and well appointed. What makes this hotel stand out though is the 360 degree view of Barcelona from roof terrace.

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Rancho Cucamonga, California
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26 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The hotel is located on one of the main streets and the subway (train) is located just outside of the hotel. The rooms are typical European style with hardwood floors and Ikea style furniture. The room was for three people so we had two single beds and a fold out sofa. The breakfast was not included and I did not... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to Barcelona a few times previous and always stayed more in the Old Town, but this hotel was suggested and had an excellent offer. It is on the other side of Las Rambas and the walk is easy.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hi I booked a trip to Barcelona for my parents christmas. I was searching hotels for months...until I found this one! I am a very picky person when it comes to accommodation, however this hotel seemed to tick all my boxes. I looked at, roughly 40 hotels/apartments before I chose this one. It seemed perfect. Completely affordable for myself (20... More 

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Your feedback is important and of great value to us. It helps us to assess our work trying to improve ourselves and set new targets. I sincerely thank you very much. More 

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