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Barcelona Universal Hotel

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Sutton Coldfield
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99 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Having trawled through the internet of places to stay in Barcelona, we decided on this hotel because of decent reviews on here and the location. The location of the hotel is pretty good, it's right outside a metro station (paral-lel) and is about a 10 minute walk to both The Ramblas and the port area. To get here from the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great Location and Pool, 10 min walk to the center of town (La Rumbles ) The staff was helpful and the Breakfast was wonderfull , The price was on par to another hotel, would defiantly recommend it.will us this hotel on the next trip to Barcelona

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and i took 3 rooms (two standard and one triple) and stayed for 3 night at this hotel. As we checked in they automatically upgraded the triple room to the huge suite on the last floor (and i mean HUGE!!!). The breakfast was very nice and satisfactory. the staff was helpful and very welcoming. The location is great!... More 

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

Dear MyNelly, We thank you for your nice comment and for taking time to share your experience with TripAdvisor's community. It was a pleasure for us to welcome you and your family at our hotel and that you enjoyed your stay . All our staff is always willing to help and we thank you for mentioning our efforts. Hope to... More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very small room, tiny beds, very slippery shower. Nothing on TV, but not necessarily expected, and a view of some kind of interior shaft. Had an early flight in, and tried to get an early check-in. I understand that the hotel does not have to honor that, however when I'm sitting in the lobby for 2 hours waiting on one,... More 

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

Dear CPB79, First of all, we would like to thank you for your confidence in our hotel and services. I do feel very disappointed about the inconveniences you mention. Please rest assured that we take good note and will check our procedures to avoid those problems in the future. Thank you very much for your comments which will help us... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hotel is located in a central area, right in front of tube stop. There are a lot of nice restaurants in the ara and is only 10 min walking to Las Ramblas. The hotel has a super terrace with 360 degress view, so you can see the entire Barcelona from it. Nice cocktails in the terrace too which is open... More 

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

Dear Clau M, Thank you very much for your time to write a nice review in Tripadvisor. We are really glad to know that you enjoyed your stay the hotel location and our great view terrace with pool and bar up on the roof over the city. We hope you'd have the opportunity to welcome you again soon. Warm Regards, More 

Dunblane
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff were very friendly and helpful. The hotel was in a Great location to walk and jump on Metro to get about the city. There are quite a few places to eat and drink nearby (including a craft beer bar. Fizz at breakfast was a treat. We hope to go back.

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

Dear dgarrell, Thanks for choosing our property for such a special occassion. Thanks for sharing a good review about our location and services. For sure we will share your nice comments about our staff. We hope you'd the opportunity to visit us again and we'll do our best to achieve your expectations! Warm Regards, More 

Maidstone, England, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely staff, great facilities, comfortable rooms. My son and I were visiting Barcelona to celebrate his 22nd birthday. This hotel is great for this type of visit and the staff were friendly, spoke very good English and were really helpful

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

Dear Julianne G, Thank you for leaving such a fantastic feedback of your stay! We are delighted with your kind words. We are sincerely happy we could contribute to your happiness on your son's birthday. We look forward to welcoming you back! Kind regards More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent service and lovely staff Music by pool annoying Long walk to beach so I ended up getting Metro! Lovely for a city break The location is central so you can access most things in Barxelona Rooms are very clean and well furnished

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

Dear nileholiday, Thank you very much for taking time to write us this lovely review. It was a great pleasure to assist you throughout your stay and I am veyr pleased that you enjoyed the location of our hotel and also our service. We hope to have a chance to welcome you again in our hotel for your future Barcelona’s... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My partner and I stayed here during our recent stay in Barcelona, it is a really nice hotel with good amenities and close transport links, which make it easy for getting around. The staff are very friendly and helpful and also gave us some good recommendations on restaurants. The rooms are very clean and spacious. The roof top terrace is... More 

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

Dear Ed S, Thank you for taking the time to write this wonderful review of your recent stay. It’s great to know that you enjoyed all aspects of your stay, hotel location, comfortable rooms, the great roof terrace, and the warm service. I will of course pass your kind comments onto the team. We hope to welcome you back to... More 

Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I stayed her for 3 nights in August and we found this hotel and staff to be really lovely. The room was really nice with a huge bathroom and a full size bath. The beds were queen size and we had the best sleep ever in this. Best bed I have ever slept in, in a hotel.... More 

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

Dear Jackas99, We thank you for choosing to stay with us at Barcelona Universal Hotel and for sharing such great feedback. It gives us great pleasure to learn that you had an excellent stay with highlights including the fantastic service, the comfortable beds, the convenient location, the cleanliness and our great terrace. We greatly appreciate your recommendation to our future... 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
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • 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: $90 - $350 (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
#48 Luxury Hotel in Barcelona
#101 Business Hotel in Barcelona
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