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Barcelona Universal Hotel

#65 of 522 Hotels in Barcelona
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Avda Paral.lel 76-80, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
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Durham, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was our second stay at this hotel, last time was 2 years ago. The room was excellent well appointed very clean and very good air conditioning. Front desk staff were very good, excellent knowledge, very friendly and very good English, nothing was a problem. Breakfast was a hot and cold buffet with very good quality food. Roof top bar... More 

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Sydney
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My wife and I had three nights here and our stay was a pleasant one. The room was always clean and tidy and the staff were always friendly and helpful. We had some good recommendations re restaurants and things to do which was great considering we didn't know much about Barcelona. There was a nice little cafe around the corner... More 

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Good location. €40 taxi fare / 20 mins from the airport. 5 min walk to La Rambla. Superb views across the city rooftops from the bar/pool/solarium deck on the roof. Contemporary feel. Quite smart and stylish. Well attended reception Excellent rooms with good air-con. Good access to Barcelona's metro system and close to the port. Would be more than happy... More 

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Thank Ashj68
Xavier G, Director at Barcelona Universal Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Ashj68, So wonderful to read your very kind comments about your experience at Hotel Barcelona Universal. I am pleased that you enjoyed your time from the beginning to the end and it is fantastic to hear about your appreciation toward the service your received. I will make sure to pass on your kind words to our team and hope... More 

Beitostolen, Norway
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25 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This hotel has the perfect location and an amazing rooftop! The rooms are very classy with AC. The entire hotel is beautify and I love the rooftop which have different floors with a pool, gym, lounges and a bar. The view is amazing you can see all the way to sagrada de la familia! The metro is just outside the... More 

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Thank Danielnordtorp
Xavier G, Director at Barcelona Universal Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Danielnordtorp, Thank you for posting a five star review of your experience at Hotel Barcelona Universal. We are delighted you enjoyed our multifunctional terrace with the unbelievable view over the city, and very much appreciate your kind recommendation. We look forward to welcoming you for many more visits to come. Best regards, More 

Beveren-Waas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

10 out of 10 i'd recommend this Hotel. Really enjoyed the breakfast with nice staff and clean rooms. Very much enjoyed the location, instant metro access and very close to the harbour and ramblas! Don't be afraid to visit the local restaurants and pubs as they are great and enjoyable!

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Thank LarsVanElewijck
Xavier G, Director at Barcelona Universal Hotel, responded to this review

Dear LarsVanElewijck, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave such a lovely review on your recent stay with us. I am delighted to hear that you enjoy our beautiful hotel so much that you keep coming back and are never disappointing by the excellent service, great location and the tasty breakfast. I look forward to seeing you... More 

Rochester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This hotel is 10 minutes from La Rambla is perfect for access to city centre and more. Staff are helpful and friendly. Hotel is clean and has an amazing roof top view of the whole of Barcelona. The only criticism is the dark room which had no view. Roof top terrace, bar and pool area small but lively and clean... More 

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Thank Sharon G
Xavier G, Director at Barcelona Universal Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Sharon G, Thank you for choosing our hotel for your Barcelona stay and mostly for taking time to share your impressions of your stay with us with TripAdvisor users. We are very glad that you enjoyed your stay with us, the attention of our staff and our location. We are really sorry that you found your room too dark... More 

Tawa
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We loved our stay at Barcelona Hotel Universal. Checkin was amazing, Daniel made us feel welcomed and spent time pointing out different areas of interest on a map for us. Our room was quiet, spacious and had a belcony from where we could see the Mediterranean Sea. Breakfast was great.

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Thank Leonie B
Xavier G, Director at Barcelona Universal Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Leonie B, Thank you very much for your review of your recent visit to Hotel Barcelona Universal. I am so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit and the facilities of your room and our wonderful Barcelona location . Thank you also for your kind comments regarding the hotel staff. We look forward to welcoming you again in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

An excellent hotel with very helpful staff. Most convenient location for all areas we wanted to visit. Great pool bar too. Good access to public transport as the bus and metro are right outside. Food in their restaurant for breakfast or just a snack is great too. Nice rooms which are clean and contemporary.

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Thank Darren J
Xavier G, Director at Barcelona Universal Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Darren J, Thank you so very much for your amazing review about your experience at the Hotel Barcelona Universal ! I am delighted to read that you enjoyed every part of your stay, such as our perfect central location, our lovely decorated rooms, our bar, bufet breakfast and the friendly staff which we are always trying to improve in... More 

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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed att Universal for 5 nights. Amazing staff, very nice, kind and very helpfull. We got a room on the 7th floor and the isolation was good compare to the once at lower floors and also the view over the rooftops of barcelona was amazing. It was a bit to cold to try the rooftop pool but it looked... More 

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Thank sofiepaul
Xavier G, Director at Barcelona Universal Hotel, responded to this review

Dear sofiepaul, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us and I really appreciate that you took the time to mention some of our in-room amenities and the great location to visit Barcerlona. I am delighted to learn that our team managed to surpass your expectation. Each team member strives very hard to ensure that he... More 

Copenhagen, Denmark
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20 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A central hotel, close to metro station and the Rambla. We had a bit of noise as the room was facing out towards the street but nothing that bother us significantly. The staff was really friendly and suggested a lot of amazing restaurants in the local area. Definitely a hotel to choose!

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Thank AlexanderAmundsen
Xavier G, Director at Barcelona Universal Hotel, responded to this review

Dear AlexanderAmundsen, Thank you very much for your such amazing review. We are absolutely delighted that you enjoyed your experience at Hotel Barcelona Universal. I will share your comments with the team, feedback like yours makes them proud of their achievements. We look forward to welcoming you back to Hotel Barcelona Universal soon. Warm regards, More 

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Staying in El Raval

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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
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • 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: $126 - $391 (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:
#37 Family Hotel in Barcelona
#39 Romantic Hotel in Barcelona
#49 Luxury Hotel in Barcelona
#102 Business Hotel in Barcelona
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