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Barcelona Universal Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Avda Paral.lel 76-80, 08001 Barcelona, Spain   |  
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Ranked #45 of 517 hotels in Barcelona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

Asked for room with outside view didnt get one,no coffee or tea making facilities other than that great room ideal location near everything,very good.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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  • Rooms
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012 via mobile

Wife had some concerns given the negative reviews, but after our stay she told me: "This was definitely the right hotel."

Friendly staff that spoke English. At check in they worked out a nice map for us of nearby places. They have been great trying to advise and help us out through the transportation hassles caused by a general strike that's set for 11/14/12.

Easy 8 minute walk to Las Ramblas, steps from Metro. Although a busy street if you are in an upper room the noise is not an issue at all. We stayed on the 9th floor, got a jacuzzi tub and a terrace with a lovely view of the city. Drinking cava on your balcony while making dinner plans on free wifi = happy visit. Big comfy bed, Europe style bathroom, bidet, short shower stall, but good water pressure and hot water, the aforementioned jacuzzi tub a nice bonus. Did not eat at restaurant. Recommend Dino's across the street for breakfast --good coffee and chocolate croissants!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

We spent a week end in this hotel - 2 nights - and we enjoyed a lot this stay. The bed are very confortable, the staff very competent, just few meters from Paral Lel metro station and not too far from the Rambla (around 10 mn by foot). The solarium is amazing at the top of the hotel. The breakfast is very good buffet. If I will have to go back in barcelona, I woud like to go back to this hotel. I really recommend it to you. The only bad point is the noise of the street if the window of your room is on the street, but we were on the 8th floor and it was ok

Room Tip: You can ask a room in the highest floor - You will have less noise
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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manageruniversal, Manager at Barcelona Universal Hotel, responded to this review, November 29, 2012
Thank you very much for writing us a nice comment about the hotel, we are glad that you enjoyed the stay at the hotel and we appreciate your opinion about the helpful staff, comfortable rooms and also the location of the hotel.
We hope to see you again on future occasions
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

We stayed one night and enjoyed the spacious room and excellent staff who we greatly appreciated all their attention and help during our short stay. I would recommend them.
Location was great for walking around to experience the streets of Barcelona. We set up the
reservation via email which worked very nicely. The staff was just wonderful. There was no language barrier at all, it was just marvelous!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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manageruniversal, Manager at Barcelona Universal Hotel, responded to this review, November 29, 2012
Thanks for your time to write a review about the hotel
We are very glad that you liked the rooms, our location and our Staff that it is the best compliments for a Hotel and It is very nice for us to know that you had a marvelous and wonderful stay with us.
Looking foward to wellcoming you once again.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

We stayed 1 day before and 2 days after our cruise. The hotel was very well located for us, great restaurants close by, and a short walk to La Rambla, the City Market and Christopher Columbus Circle to catch the Hop-On/Off double-decker sightseeing bus. The hotel was very clean, with comfortable beds and all amenities. The staff was friendly and helpful, especially the front desk clerk who gave us a free room upgrade to a large corner room overlooking the street, maps and a coupon book for discounts at various places. Breakfast, 7 to 11, was varied and plentiful. Loved the Spanish potato tortilla and the tapas-like delicacies as well as regular bacon, eggs, fruit, etc. breakfast fare. We will certainly stay at this hotel again on our next trip!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

My wife and I stayed at this hotel after a cruise - easy 10 minute walk from the cruise port. Very modern stylish hotel. Staff were very helpful. Metro stop at the door. Short 10 minute walk to the Ramblas. 2 free internet computers in the reception lounge. Roof top pool deck was great. Lots of cafes near by for breakfast. 3 metro stops away from the main train station which we sued to go onto Madrid. 10 out of 10 really pleasant when one picks a nice hotel.

Room Tip: Room 222 large - modern decor and a large balcony - sit and have a cool beer at the end of the day.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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manageruniversal, Manager at Barcelona Universal Hotel, responded to this review, November 29, 2012
First of all thank you for your wonderful review and thank you for sharing the comment with other Travellers the great impression of your stay at the hotel We are very happy that you enjoyed the time at the hotel and location, your opinion is very important for the hotel,
Once again thank you for your time and looking foward to welcoming you again.
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Additional Information about Barcelona Universal Hotel

Address: Avda Paral.lel 76-80, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
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Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#33 Luxury Hotel in Barcelona
#33 Romantic Hotel in Barcelona
#40 Family Hotel in Barcelona
#88 Business Hotel in Barcelona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Barcelona Universal Hotel 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Strategically located just a five-minute walk from Las Ramblas, Hotel Barcelona Universal grants its guests easy access to all parts of the city. Metro lines 2 and 3 stop just outside the main entrance, at “Paral·lel,” and nearby buses can take you to the beaches of Barcelona, Park Güell, and anywhere in between. A stroll from our hotel near Las Ramblas will take you to some of Barcelona’s favorite tourist attractions.Hotel opened in 2001 and renewed in 2011.Hotel Barcelona Universal has 167 rooms, each equipped with free Wi-Fi Internet. Three “Barcelona Skyline Suites” feature a Jacuzzi and private terrace. Families and larger groups may be accommodated in triple or superior rooms. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Universal Barcelona
Hotel Barcelona Universal
Barcelona Universal Hotel Catalonia

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