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Barcelona Universal Hotel

#52 of 511 Hotels in Barcelona
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Avda Paral.lel 76-80, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Telford, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stayed here for 4 nights and it was perfect! We were recommended this hotel by a family member who had stayed here previously this year and i am thankful! The staff here were all friendly and polite. Especially Lydia? I think her name is who checked us in and was always there at hand for any recommendations on places to... More 

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Foster City, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed at Hotel Barcelona Universal the night before our cruise, and we were very pleased with every aspect of our stay. The rooms were comfortable and clean, the breakfast was very good, and the staff was excellent.

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Redditch
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was our first visit to Barcelona and we picked this hotel based on the reviews on this site. We knew that the staff had been considered helpful and friendly and the location was ideal for the metro. I can honestly say this is an understatement. Firstly, the position of the hotel is fantastic for getting around the city. The... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had a lovely stay at the Barcelona Universal. Very smooth check in on arrival, informative member of staff who gave us a map, circled with many places to visit and easy routes to get there. We arrived at the hotel at around 11am and we checked into our rooms straightaway- a relief after an early flight. Room was of a... More 

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

The Hotel and Staff cannot be faulted, room, food, pool and roof top bar amazing! Provided with towels and sun cream by the poolside. Great location just 10 mins walk from The Ramblas, and a Metro stop right outside. Will definitely be going back

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We spent 2 nights at the Barcelona Universal Hotel. We liked our room very much, and we did not have any problems. Staff was courteous and spoke perfect English. Our room was clean and comfortable. You can't beat the location, which is right in the city. There is a metro stop right outside the hotel, which is great for checking... More 

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Imatra
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My friend and I stayed there for a week and the hotel was perfect for us. We had twin beds and a huge terrace. Everything worked very well and the staff was very nice. We partied all night and slept all day and if you're planning to do the same I recommend you take your earplugs with you because you... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The hotel is located right in the heart of the Ramblas. Great location for first time travellers to Barcelona. The metro station is right outside the hotel which provides a convenient method of travelling to the historic sights (Gaudi buildings, Sagrada Familia etc). The room was very spacious, clean and bed was extremely comfortable. Service is also great.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

With a Metro stop right outside the hotel you can be anywhere in the city in no time. If, like us, you like to walk the streets you can get to many of the main attractions within 20-30 minutes. Las Ramblas, the fountains, beach and harbour very close. Our room on the 9th floor was very spacious even with the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived at the hotel 2 hours before check in and it wasn't a problem, we wanted to just put our bags in so we could go straight out, the receptionist said well let me check and we were handed our room card, we stayed in room 714 and it was extremely clean, the bedding was fresh the aircon in the... More 

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