The hotel situation was convenient for the city centre. The walk to La Rambla took about 10 minutes. We arrived before scheduled check in, room wasnt ready but our cases were stored securely.
The room was clean and modern as was the bathroom. There was a shower and bath and toiletries were provided daily. The use of the safe was free for a change. The one negative was that there was no window with access to outside so there was no view and you could not see what the weather was doing until you went down to reception. There was a frosted glass window which when opened looked onto a centrally enclosed shaft containing pipework. The shaft had a perspex cover so the room did receive some natural light. We found this arrangement a bit disconcerting.
Our room was however quiet whereas some guests at the front said the busy road created considerable noise.
We opted to take buffet breakfast the first morning. Considering the cost of 15 euros each the choice was disappointing. We ate out at local bars and cafes during the rest of our stay.
Staff were polite and helpful and overall it was an enjoyable short break.
- Also Known As:
- Universal Barcelona
- Hotel Barcelona Universal
- Barcelona Universal Hotel Catalonia
- 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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