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Barcelona City Hotel Universal

Arago 281. 2nd fl 1a, 08009 Barcelona, Spain
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Joplin, Missouri
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41 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

From check in to check out, we loved it. The rooftop pool and deck were closed for repair, however it was too chilly anyway. The room was awesome, clean, and very travel friendly. The desk staff was not only happy to help, but knowledgeable of the local area.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Found this place on an expedia deal. Great location, friendly, clean and a hidden gem of a roof top terrace with great views over the city. Only downside is the the dressing table didnt have a mirror so the wifes make up routine was a little challenging. Didnt use the bar or restaurant. Nice coffee shops nearby.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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50 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

The hotel is very centrally located . Only 10 steps from the metro stop Para-Lel. Walking distance to Las Ramblas is 10 min. The staff is great , very helpful , friendly and service minded. The rooms are really good. A little outdated but everything in perfect condition, very clean and quiet. Breakfast was great, a wide assortment with all... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Our stay here was 4 nites pre-cruise. This hotel was clean, efficient, no frills but a good place to stay. The room was basic, nice size, two twin beds and a nice sized bathroom (actually pretty large bathroom!) with VERY BASIC amenities...make sure you bring tissues cuz they only give you a package of 3, no lotion and teeny tiny... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015 via mobile

Might look clean but this place is infested with bed bugs. I suggest looking elsewhere for a place to stay. Complained to the person sitting at the front desk and they told their manager they were skeptical about our complaints even after we showed them pictures and bite marks. Tried to relocate us to another room, there were still bed... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Secure hotel in a perfect location. The staff at Universal were friendly and very helpful. Breakfast was adequate. There is a great restaurant next door. We really enjoyed Barcelona and look forward to revisiting the city. Highly recommended the tourist bus, stops nearby. Metro and train across the road. We hopped on a train to Tarragona travelling along the coast.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

This is my fifth visit to Barcelona, and I found this to be in a very good location, especially as it was opposite the Metro. The hotel itself was nice, check in was a bit hectic but didn't take too long and they were perfectly helpful. The room was nice and quite roomy and the breakfast was good - especially... More 

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France
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

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 September 1, 2015 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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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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