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Barcelona City Hotel Universal

1.0 of 5 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
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Santa Cruz
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
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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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21 reviews 21 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 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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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
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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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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Nice, France
5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

This hotel has the perfect location...close to the metro station, close to an exclusive shopping street, around the corner from one of Gaudi's fabulous works and close to many restaurants. It is also a 10 minute stroll from La Rambla. At these prices, you should not expect a luxury hotel, but, you have a clean room with clean linen. Our... More 

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Colomiers, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We stayed 4 days and every thing was perfect. It's close to a metro station in the middle of the city. The shopping streats are in walking distance and every thing you need is close bye. The personnels are very kind.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014 via mobile

I am currently staying at this hotel and though it is lovely my main issue is with the staff. A lot of the staff seen to be constantly unhappy and seem unapproachable. At time of reservation I mentioned it was my anniversary and it was special occasion but this has not been acknowledged. Everyone needs to smile a bit more!

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Address: Arago 281. 2nd fl 1a, 08009 Barcelona, Spain
Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > Eixample
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Hotel Class:1 star — Barcelona City Hotel Universal 1*
Number of rooms: 18
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Also Known As:
Universal Hotel Barcelona
Barcelona City Hotel Universal Catalonia

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Neighborhood Profile
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.