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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 #44 of 520 hotels in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Great hotel, in a good location. Very good breakfast. I would stay there again Room 216 was a great size but could have benefitted from a window to the outside rather than a shaft. Staff was very nice and seemed fluent in many languages

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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Would definitely stop here again if visiting Barcelona only downside was that the pool was cold. Location was ideal being close to the marina and the centre and the staff made a great stay even better.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I would describe this hotel as a slightly upmarket Premier Inn. No frills, friendly staff and a fantastic view from the roof. I was slightly disappointed with our room as we had no natural light - the window over looked, - well I'm not sure what, as it wasn't a courtyard it was just an internal opening!! The room was... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Was very surprised at how nice the hotel was for the price we paid, but I believe this was partly due to the hotel being in my usual area. However it was a very pleasant stay and the staff were nothing but helpful

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Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great base for sightseeing trip. Metro station right outside, 5-10minute walk to La Rambla, did not feel uneasy at any time walking to and from hotel. Clean, efficient and welcoming, good choice at breakfast. Staff very helpful and polite, would definitely recommend.

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Gravesend, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We booked this as a break to celebrate my 50th Birthday the previous week. To start with a word of advise. If asked for any preferences when booking ask for a room with NATURAL light. We started in a room in the middle of the hotel with a internal patio area and a skylight, but the room was very dark.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed here for three nights. It proved a good choice, with the metro right outside, and a short walk to the Plaza Espana to pick up the bus to the airport. We had a room on the back on the 8th floor - it was really quiet and had a splendid city view. Rooms were clearly refurbished a few years... More

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great location for a short break. 10 minutes walk from the port and La Ramblas and metro stop outside the front door. Helpful friendly staff. Would have liked a kettle in the room but apart from that can't fault the hotel. Didn't use the restaurant but lots of lovely cafes just minutes away.

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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were pleased with our 4 night stay in this hotel. As we booked the room 3 months in advance on the hotel's website, we had a early-booking rate for the room, free breakfast as well a a complementary bottle of cava. We asked, with our reservation, to have a room at the 7th floor, which proved to be a... More

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

Excellent service throughout our stay, highly attentive staff especially on the front desk. Great value, and brilliant location. The room was of a high standard, as were all the facilities and food in particular.

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Also Known As:
Universal Barcelona
Hotel Barcelona Universal
Barcelona Universal Hotel Catalonia
Address: Avda Paral.lel 76-80, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
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Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#32 Luxury Hotel in Barcelona
#53 Family Hotel in Barcelona
#74 Business Hotel in Barcelona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Barcelona Universal Hotel 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style
#32 Luxury Hotel in Barcelona #53 Family Hotel in Barcelona #74 Business Hotel in Barcelona
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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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