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Barcelona Universal Hotel

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Deerfield Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed 2 nights at this hotel after arriving from a cruise. It was in a decent location for accessing some sites on foot and was close to a few restaurants that had great food. The amenities were decent and the breakfast buffet was great. Best coffee of the whole trip! I wasn't impressed with some aspects of the service... More 

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daddyfixit1
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

room 305 overlooking the main road, but not much noise except for police/ambulance sirens. staff all spoke good English and are very polite, 24hr security guard on the door ensures only guests get through the doors. room was quite large with excellent black-out curtains as it was bright and sunny from about 07.30 a.m. shower/ bath was ok but i'm... More 

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Pros: Good location near to metro. Good breakfast. Powerful shower Cons: Unfortunately we probably had the worst room in hotel as it was a corner room (822) which had a small obscured window that let in no daylight so had to have electric lights on whenever in the room no matter what time of day. 8 floors up and no... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I stayed here for 3 nights and were very pleased with all aspects of the hotel. Staff were very accommodating with luggage storage and helping us with info On the area and what tours they recommended. When checking out, a staff member was even nice enough to stand out in the rain to hail us a cab!... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed here post cruise 12 people arriving from the ship at around 9.30 am but the check in was very smooth. Free use of a couple of Apple Macs in reception kept the kids busy during check-in. We knew we couldn't check in until the afternoon so with help from the doorman we locked all our cases away in... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Ordinary hotel with good sized rooms, reasonable rates for 4 star. About 10 minutes walk from Las Ramblas and Old Town which makes it less hectic. Metro outside is useful. Pool and outside area on roof a bonus but cramped in August. Wifi good room service too late.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hotel is in perfect location, 15 mins walk from las ramblas and on avenue parallel which is on all tube lines you will need for sightseeing. Lovely roof top pool for cooling off, rooms cleaned superbly everyday, excellent breakfast and helpful staff. We were very impressed and couldn't fault this hotel in any way. Rooms are huge and facilities are... More 

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Mississauga
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is located in an ideal location being right on the metro line and a short walk to La Ramblas. it is easy to get to from the airport using public transportation. it takes about 30 minutes. The rooms were modern and clean. The view from the window wasn't great as it looked at neighboring apartments but you don't... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I stayed at hotel Barcelona universal. Great location near restaurants , bars, shops and short walk to marina and ramblas. Train underground is outside. Pool on roof was great to spend a fe hours after tours and bar at night is relaxing.mi would stay there again.

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have just returned from Barcelona and our Universal hotel stay. The location is excellent from our point of view; Furnicular just outside the door and the Rambles just 10 minutes walk away. OK the beach is a trek in the August heat but the roof top terrace provides ample spaces even if the deck chairs are somewhat uncomfortable. There... More 

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El Raval
Once a downtrodden corner of downtown Barcelona, this gritty area has seen a cultural resurgence boasting an excellent nightlife and one of the most multi ethnic spots in the entire city. A sense of humble authenticity protrudes from the many independent record stores, second hand shops, and student bars that seem to light up the streets day and night. The rocking epicenter, the MACBA Plaça, is a modern day forum for bohemian youth, abuzz with the sights and sounds of late-night gatherings and talented skateboarders showing off their latest tricks.
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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Wifi
Services
  • Room Service
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Banquet Room
  • Babysitting
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 

Additional Information about Barcelona Universal Hotel

Address: Avda Paral.lel 76-80, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > El Raval
Price Range: $107 - $426 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Barcelona Universal Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 167
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Also Known As:
Universal Barcelona
Hotel Barcelona Universal
Barcelona Universal Hotel Catalonia
Hotel Style:
#36 Family Hotel in Barcelona
#38 Romantic Hotel in Barcelona
#47 Luxury Hotel in Barcelona
#101 Business Hotel in Barcelona
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