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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
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

WiFi terrible. Breakfast terrible. we stayed 4 nights and they didn't change the bedsheets or clean our beds. We ask for towel the next day and we didn't get any. We have really bad experience in this hotel. Cobwebs underneath our beds. Really terrible hotel!!! FYI if you don't have a credit card and you're just using somebodys don't book... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Stayed here for two nights in January, was a fantastic hotel gorgeous rooms beautiful design and superb location for metro station couldn't ask for more. Will definitely stay here again. We didn't eat here so can't comment but everything else was top notch

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good hotel - friendly staff, good free wifi , really good breakfast , firm comfortable beds, good bathroom and shower. A very good location close to Las Ramblas and near the metro. All in all a perfect place to explore Barcelona from.

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Widnes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Came here for a weekend away with the family. The rooms were great, lovely bathrooms, comfortable beds. The rooftop with the pool, bar, and sun area was a great place to relax and see the city from high up. The staff were very helpful and informative and it was just a 5 minute walk from la rambla

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great location, very close to the Gaudi designed house and on major roads so easy to find. Staff were really friendly, always smiling, always ready to help. Rooms were basic but clean. Hotel is in a building with other businesses so it isn't obvious from the outside that it is a hotel. It's a quiet hotel, good air conditioning (essential... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

would have written a glowing review but for me leaving my electric shaver there. Emailed them got two very encouraging replies from Xavier r. saying they would look, then they found it and would get back to me about postage etc. Then nothing! obviously someone took a fancy to it and STOLE IT! would have been great if not for... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Very good rooms-be sure to have a room facing backyard!An excellent breakfast where the food on the buffet was replenished often and quickly by the nice servants! There is a bar on the 10th floor as well as a small pool-wonderful sights overlooking Barcelona.A very good bar and nice and serviceminded employees made our stay a pleasant one!

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Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

What a lovley hotel, greatly situated, right next to the underground, a good stroll to the beach area. Staff are friendly and so helpful, giving hints as to where to eat and visit. Get money off the sightseeing buses via reception. Very handy

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Bergen, Norway
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

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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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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Eixample
Passing through the glorious Plaça Catalunya, you enter the newer city district of Eixample, literally translated as “extension,” which immediately becomes recognizable by its more spacious streets and elegant atmosphere. The main artery of this sizable district, Passeig de Gracia, is lined with high-end international designer stores. Not to be outdone, the glitz and glamour of this zone is perhaps best exemplified by the comfortable and lavish five-star hotels that flank the divine and modernistic buildings from some of the world’s most recognized architects such as Gaudi and Montaner.
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