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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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4 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
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    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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Colomiers, France
1 review
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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Dallas, Texas
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

For the price you pay you get a friendly and helpful reception, a clean bed and bathroom, WiFi, and you're close to the Rambla. Not a lot of space for a drug-fuel after-party. I arrived early with my girlfriend before check-in and was greeted by the staff. They let us know when we could check-in and offered to hold our... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Excellent classy hotel situated in ideal location . Staff friendly and very helpfull , breakfast good and underground service just outside hotel , ideal for getting around this vast city . Open top bus tours also great way to see the city and good value with discounts available from the hotel . La Rambla restaurants and bars can be extortionate... More

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Bexleyheath, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

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
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

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
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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

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Address: Arago 281. 20 1a, 08009 Barcelona, Spain
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Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > Eixample
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Hotel Class:1 star — Barcelona City Hotel Universal 1*
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Universal Hotel Barcelona
Barcelona City Hotel Universal Catalonia

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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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