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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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I would recommend this hotel to anyone thinking of spending time In Barcelona- not only was the quality of the hotel excellent but the staff as well- we got great advice on what places to see as well as some local knowledge which allowed us to visit some gems- overall an excellent experience and top hotel

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I stayed here for 4 nights. It was a very pleasanr stay. Very decent breakfast, good size room, good location in the city. The rooftop area where the swimming pool and terrace bar are is a nice place to relex during the stay.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had a 2 night stay here and thoroughly enjoyed it. The staff were friendly and informative, the room was modern and clean and we had everything we needed. The hotel pool on the roof was pretty cold, but in hot weather I'm sure it's a blessing. The terrace bar has a nice selection and it's a perfect area to relax.... More 

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fenton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Excellent hotel with good amenities. Very clean and well appointed rooms, great breakfast with plenty of choice. Staff were friendly and very helpful. The hotel is in a great location with metro station and bus stop just outside taking you to all main attractions. Las Ramblas is just a 10 minute walk with plenty of bars, shops and restaurants in... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 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 5 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
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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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