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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 519 hotels in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Good place to stay if you want to be centrally located without spending a fortune. Clean spacious double rooms. The view is nothing in particular , neither towards the busy but rather ugly street nor towards the shabby backyard but we didn't choose this place for the view. Very friendly staff and walking distance to Rambla.The tiny pool on the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I spent a week in Barcelona and stayed here with my friend for a girlie holiday (we are both in our early 20s). We thought the room and location was great and excellent value for money. The room was spacious and clean and the maids came everyday to change our sheets/towels. Location is ideal because it is really close to... More

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Stavanger, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Nice hotel, OK walking distance to most of the must see attractions in Barcelona. Good breakfast. The roof pool was alittle small when high seasson. WiFi on our room worked well. We had terrace facing toward the city not the main street outside hotel. So it was quite nice to sit on the terrace on the evenings and not hear... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We booked the early bird deal in February for our planned trip in July. We apparently got a 25% discount but also included free breakfasts and complimentary bottle of Cava on arrival. When we arrived we were told we could ask for the Cava whenever, so decided to have it on the Friday night (we arrived Wednesday afternoon) went to... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed here 1-5 July 2014…3 person room ….spacious and very well appointed .Staff from top management,Reception to Concierges could not have been more helpful re excellent restaurants locally and trips/excursions….in fact they were superb hosts throughout . Room service was a bit spotty but they always got there in the end . Lifts smooth and frequent ;breakfasts excellent .... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Hotel is clean and convenient. Unfortunately, when i checked in, a female staff is exceptionally impolite to Asian travelers. She was unwilling to explain and help, sometimes ignoring me. But other male staff are different, they are pleasant and nice.

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I have been speaking to the female employee who you say she was not polite because you were Asian. First of all I think this comment is racist and not fair to be published in your comment. The real situation, as this employee and the colleague who was with her at that moment have told me, is that you booked... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This hotel has a fantastic location, with walking distance to the rambla, gothic quarter, harbor, placa de gracia etc. But: with a hotel as expensive as this, one expects quality. Our room was small, but okay. The staff was great and helpful. The roof pool was 80 cm deep and very small, but the roof was a good place to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We recently stayed at this very impressive hotel. It is in a great location for exploring the city, just outside paral-lel metro station. Staff were all really friendly and professional. We had the breakfast buffet which was superb. The quality of food was excellent and there is a wide range of choices available. It sets you up perfectly for a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Arrived at Barcelona Universal Hotel very early in the am after a flight in from Paris. We took the rail station from the airport to the rail line to the city. Very easy to navigate. There was a band on the train that played "hit the road jack" for tips during the trip. It was very nice. Now on to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Service is Spain is decreasing, years after years, it is well known. This will NOT be the case if you decide to stay at Barcelona Universal Hotel (Para-lel). There are the main points that attracted my attention: The +: * location just in front of the main metro line (L3) that will bring you to the Rambla, the Port, Passeig... 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
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Hotel Class:4 star — Barcelona Universal Hotel 4*
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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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