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Barcelona City Hotel Universal

Arago 281. 2nd fl 1a, 08009 Barcelona, Spain
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Bergen, Norway
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The hotel is sentral the room was ok no veie oter than into a concrete shaft the employees seende to stand gatherering in here so the noise level was Extreeme with the Windows open Not happy they broke a expensive blottle of aftershave which they did inform me Then i was told to go to the city find and buy... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

I stayed in this hotel because of it's convenient location, being near the palace where the exhibitions take place. At the end of a day, when the exhibition ends, finding a taxi becomes difficult but walking to the hotel feels very well. Not a great hotel but good enough for a short stay.

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Province of Genoa, Italy
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

I have been there for three nights, very bad experience. I found a blood stain on the sheets, i asked to change them and my request was completely ignored. I had them changed at 1.30 am when i came back to the hotel after a whole day spent outside. Also the towels were dirty. The bath courtain was simply disgusting:... More 

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Mirano, Italy
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We spent three days at this hotel in February and thought it was great value. The position just couldn't be better - metro, restaurants, places of interest and shops are all within walking distance. The hotel is on the second and third floors of an apartment block and offers simple but clean rooms with private bathrooms. We had breakfast included... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

It is very convenient to stay in very centre of the city. 1 min to metro station and to Balttio hous. The street is very busy and pretty noisy, but price for the night was reasonable enough. Breakfasts is OK. Staff is helpful enough to say: "PC's upstairs, you can Google it".

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Santa Cruz
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The hotel has a great location, very centric and a few meters away from the metro and train station Passeig de Gracia. During my stay, in general the staff was very nice and helpful and the breakfast was very good and included in the price. The room was ok, not great because the bed was not very confortable, the heating... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Barcelona city hotel is a decent hotel, located in the city center, and a decent price. Following points would help better in deciding whether to take this hotel or not. Accessibilty : The hotel is located at 2 mins walk away from Passeig de Gràcia station. If you are arriving at Barcelona El Prat airport, you can catch a renfe... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

I stayed at this hotel at the beginning and at the end of my recent trip to Barcelona. Good points are: great location, high speed wifi included in the rate, clean bathroom with tub, good cost benefit relation, comfortable bed, very friendly and helpful staff (all of them!), soundproof windows (this is important since the traffic noise is constant). The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Superb hotel within a 5-10 minute walk from Las Ramblas and the Columbus monument. Facilities and room were brilliant. The employees were also very helpful and we got a discount on the city sightseeing bus from the hotel. Taxi to the El Prat Airport was only 18 euro and that was from the hotel front door.

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montreal canada
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We stayed at the Hotel Barcelona for three nights after completing our cruise from Venice. The hotel is located about a 10 minute walk from the Ramblas shopping area and even closer to Palau Guell, The closest HOHO stop is about a 12 minute walk straight down Parallel Ave from the hotel. Subway entry is right next to the hotel... More 

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