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Barcelona City Hotel Universal

1.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Arago 281. 20 1a, 08009 Barcelona, Spain (Eixample)
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Ranked #344 of 520 hotels in Barcelona
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  • Location
    4 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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Bexleyheath, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This so called hotel doesn't look like an hotel located above a bank it seems to be an old office converted in an hotel which make him difficult to find. The rooms are pretty tiny, even difficult for two person to stand in the room in the same time and as we were in the small close to the reception... More

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
34 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is exactly what I expected for the money. Ok it was lacking in personality and also a decent mirror in the bedroom. It's on a noisy street but the double glazing works and so does the air conditioning. The staff were absolutely amazing could not have been more helpful and the rooms were clean. It was inexpensive for a... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The best thing about this hotel is the location. Otherwise it's very basic, a bit like living in the middle of an office block and all a bit tired and gloomy, with a very odd reception process. Not terribly comfortable and not highly recommended, unless you have very little money to spend and low expectations.

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Glasgow
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62 reviews 62 reviews
6 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff were very helpful, and the hotel is very well situated. However, this is a budget type hotel which is difficult to find and is in a very noisy street. The facilities are basic, but the hotel is VERY well situated for Passeig De Gracia train station either to tour the city or get the train to the airport.... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

We stayed for several days the first week in October, 2013. The hotel and staff were very good. No problem with speaking English at the front desk. Two particular highlights: to our surprise, we had the best meal in Barcelona at the hotel's restaurant. Very good food, service, and cost compared to the many other restaurants and tapa bars we... More

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bcncityhotels_com, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Barcelona City Hotel Universal, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thanks taking your time to write a review about Barcelona City Hotel (Hotel Universal), sharing your experience with others travellers who are looking for accommodation in Barcelona. We are glad you enjoy our staff and our city! We would be delighted to welcome you again in our hotel! Kind regards, Elisabeth Gómez Social Media Manager Barcelona City Hotels More

Nashville, Tennessee
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

This hotel has a low star rating but it deserves more recognition. It was clean, friendly and located in a nice neighborhood. The metro rail and bus lines were right outside the hotel. The thing that brought my ratings to the top were the hotel staff who didn't seem to mind that my spanish was poor, they always had a... More

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bcncityhotels_com, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Barcelona City Hotel Universal, responded to this review

Dear customer, Firstly, thanks spending your time writing your opinion about our hotel. We think stars are not the most important. The most important is the satisfaction of our guests. We hope you felt at home, as we try to offer a kind attention, as well as a simple hotel with a superb situation and good value for money. We... More

Barcelona
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

The receptionists were freindly, helpful and very informative about places to go and things to see. We had a twin room which was very clean and valeted daily. However, there was a lot of noise from fromoutside. Location was not the best, too far from most of the main tourist attractions,although there were metro stations and bus stops immediately outside... More

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bcncityhotels_com, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Barcelona City Hotel Universal, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thanks for write your review in this page. It is important for us know the opinion of our customers in order to improve our services. Our staff is always friendly because we love our job and we enjoy it. However, it's great to read your good opinion about our team and our kind attention. We are sorry if... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013 via mobile

Stayed for my husbands 40th bithday treat , when arriving to the hotel the staff were very friendly, they warned us about the dangers of pick pockets and to be careful . We arrived at 1 pm and couldnt check in until 3pm but there is a room to keep luggage locked away at the start and end of your... More

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bcncityhotels_com, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Barcelona City Hotel Universal, responded to this review

Hi, Firstly, thanks a lot for your comments about Barcelona City Hotel. The reviews of our customers help us to improve every day. We are glad you enjoyed the stay in our hotel. We make every effort to ensure that our guests feel at home. We wish welcome you back in your next Birthday! Kind regards, Elisabeth Gómez Social Media... More

Barcelona
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

The Staff were all excellent, friendly and willing to help. The Location is very central to most points of the city. The halls tended to have a fair bit of an echo if people were in them late at night. But overall I would recommend this as a very good and well priced hotel in Barcelona which tends to be... More

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bcncityhotels_com, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Barcelona City Hotel Universal, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thanks for your comments about our hotel. Our guests’ reviews help us to improve our services. In addition, it is important other users can read experiences of other travelers in order to create realistic expectations. Our staff is always ready to help our customers, this is one of the most valued things in our accommodation. It is our... More

Toronto, Canada
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8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

We arrived in Barcelona late,we try to find this hotel we had hard time to find it,no sign in sight,finally we found it.Door was locked we looked up at door and on the sight of door it showed many floors, at first could no find the right ring because was dark,finally after ring many times different floors a person answer... More

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bcncityhotels_com, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Barcelona City Hotel Universal, responded to this review

Hi! Thanks for sharing your opinion with other users. It is important other travellers can read different experience written by guests. We apologize you had so many problems to arrive to our hotel. In our website you can find a section where we explain how arrive to hotel from the most common points of arrival, there is also a neon... More

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Additional Information about Barcelona City Hotel Universal

Also Known As:
Universal Hotel Barcelona
Barcelona City Hotel Universal Catalonia
Address: Arago 281. 20 1a, 08009 Barcelona, Spain
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Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > Eixample
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #344 of 520 hotels in Barcelona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1 star — Barcelona City Hotel Universal 1*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Barcelona City Hotel- Hotel Universal!Barcelona City Hotel is a hotel located in Barcelona center, a few meters away from Passeig de Gràcia. Our hotel offers you value for money just two blocks away from the Plaça Catalunya, where the Gothic Quarter and the famous Ramblas of Barcelona begin.Enjoy the city and relax in your room with free wifi, flatscreen TV, private bathroom, air-conditioned, heating...¡ ... more   less 
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