As part of a group of 6, we chose this hotel firstly for price and the fact that it was not right on La Rambla as other reviews had said it was just too noisy to stay in that area. In fact the hotel was only 10 minutes walk away from the main part of town. The hotel was clean and was efficient in checking us into the hotel even though we had arrived hours early expecting only to be able to leave our cases with the concierge. The reception area was nice and the bar looked good. We had a problem with noisy neighbours on our first night but the receptionist dealt with this swiflty and advised us that if the problem continued they would simply ask them to leave the hotel. The second night was quite. The rooms were a good size, with a safe and good towels and toiletries. The only downside is that there are no tea/coffee making facilities, which would make a huge difference. The pool is very small and not heated. We imagine it would be pefect though during high summer after a day of sight seeing. Barcelona is a lovely compact city which is easy to get around on foot or on the metro. Buy the T10 ticket which gives you 10 trips cheaper than individual tickets. You get one ticket which your whole party can use, but watch for the pick pockets. The locals seem to want to remind you all the time to watch your phones/camera's etc. Luckily our trip passed without incident.
- 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