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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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Stockholm, Sweden
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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11 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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63 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 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 39 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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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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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
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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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