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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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4 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I booked this hotel based on the reviews said that the location was very good. The hotel is located on a main road and is right next to a metro station. It is within a walking distance to La Rambla, the beach and Port Vell. However anyone expecting a relaxing walk to these places as I did will be disappointed... More

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The hotel is easy to get to and has a convienent location - you can take the bus to the beach and the metro station Paral-lel is outside the door. The pool is nice on the roof and the staff are very friendly. An added bonus is that they have a few spaces of underground parking available. Plus, the air... More

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Fornebu, Norway
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

stayed last easter holiday (2014) as a couple, the location is very good, close to the beach and la rambla, etc. the only thing that`s not so nice was that, it was a bit noisy from outside, but the rest are ok.

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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We were a bit worried beforehand as some criticism was directed to the weary or compromised neighbourhood. But we found the location almost ideal as the nearest metrostation (Paral-lel) was a few steps away from the hotel entrance. Plus funicular to Montjuic left from the same station. La Rambla and harbor area Port Vell are within walking distance. To sum... More

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The hotel is in an okay area. All of the sights are easily accessible by public transport or walking. The staff are very polite, friendly and helpful. The room was large and we had a balcony which didn't look out over anything other than flats but it was an added bonus. The hotel and room were very clean and cleaned... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago 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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Weehawken, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago 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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25 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago 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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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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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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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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Also Known As:
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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