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Hotel Barcelona Universal

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Avda Paral.lel 76-80, 08001 Barcelona Spain
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 10/19/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 10/19/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#60 of 531 hotels in Barcelona
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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.
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Property amenities
Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Nightclub / DJ
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Wifi
Rooftop pool
Outdoor pool
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Poolside bar
Rooftop bar
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Rooftop terrace
Baggage storage
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Doorperson
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Room service
Safe
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
Refrigerator
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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HOTEL STYLE
Family
Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English, French, Catalan

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66Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
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ryanantonyhunt wrote a review Nov 2020
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom22 contributions17 helpful votes
Such a lovely hotel centrally located. Excellent room with amazing view across the city. Lovely rooftop area four lounging in, with a small pool if you fancy a dip. Great breakfast and staff friendly and attentive. Would definitely stay again if returning to Barcelona.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Gandhali wrote a review Oct 2020
5 contributions3 helpful votes
The staff at the hotel is lovely, the reception staff gave us a very detailed itinerary of Barcelona city. The rooms were clean and had timely room service. Really appreciate their efforts to be environmentally sustainable. The restaurant has a beautiful breakfast spread and somw other events hosted there. The hotel is situated very close to the metro station and has some good restaurants in the vicinity
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Patricia wrote a review Mar 2020
5 contributions12 helpful votes
My husband loved staying at this hotel. The location and service from the staff was outstanding! Victor, Andres and Jonathan took care of all our needs and went above and beyond for us! We will return to this hotel on our next trip to Barcelona! Outstanding service from the team of staff.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Pauline W wrote a review Mar 2020
44 contributions46 helpful votes
Husband and I went to Barcelona for a short break just before Spanish lockdown. We arrived on Wednesday afternoon and left Saturday afternoon. We’ll definitely return! The hotel is ideally placed to visit the city. The marina is about 25 minutes walk away. Las Ramblas is a bit further, but that might be because we took a wrong turn first of all. The street the hotel is on has many small supermarkets and many cafés/bars/restaurants. There is a McDonald’s straight across the street. The hotel also offers food in the bar/restaurant on the first floor where you sit for breakfast. The choice for breakfast was more than adequate - hot, rolls, meats, fruit, yogurt..., anything you could want. My only gripe was the quality of the coffee. The machines were Nescafé bean to cup but I think may have used powdered milk. As an aside it was difficult to find good coffee in Barcelona altogether. We attended the free beer tasting and cocktail making lessons which take place every day at 5.30. Bartender Tony gave a fantastic cocktail lesson. He was very knowledgable and entertaining. He’s a great asset to the hotel. The hotel has an unheated rooftop pool which due to logistics we were unable to use. The views from the roof were wonderful. Happy Hour was from 3.30-6pm. You could take your drink to the roof to enjoy. The reason for 4 stars and not 5 is that the door surrounds in the bathroom looked water-blown at the bottom; the bidet was positioned right next to the radiator so was basically unusable, there was no small near mirror in the bathroom, nor was there a mirror around the dresser/desk area. This makes it difficult to apply/remove makeup. The bed was pretty uncomfortable so neither husband nor I had a good night’s sleep. The window in the room was slightly broken so couldn’t be put on tilt. Most of the front desk personnel were very helpful, going above and beyond, but one or two need a little more training. The position of the light in the bathroom and the bed meant that you were blinded to the point of being woken up if your partner used the bathroom in the middle of the night. On the whole we liked the hotel and loved Barcelona. The second photo is from the hotel roof. The other is of the Barcelona marina.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Danny G wrote a review Mar 2020
Reading, United Kingdom12 contributions2 helpful votes
My self and 2 friends stayed here over the weekend where it was announced that shops and restaurants in spain were to be shut down over the virus. As a result we only stayed 1 night instead of 2 which was very disappointing. The staff were very friendly, the rooms were lovely, the beds very comfortable and the room top pool and seating area overlooking the city was exceptional (we spent 8 hours up there on our second day while we waited for our flight). The hotel very kindly didnt charge for our second night which we are very grateful, especially after paying out a fortunate to get an earlier flight home. I will definitely come back and stay here some time soon!
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
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PRICE RANGE
$99 - $196 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
universal barcelona, hotel barcelona universal, barcelona universal hotel
LOCATION
SpainCataloniaProvince of BarcelonaBarcelonaCiutat Vella (Old Town) / El Raval
NUMBER OF ROOMS
167
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Barcelona Universal
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Barcelona Universal?
Nearby attractions include Bizarre Escape Room (0.2 miles), Old Monastery of Sant Pau del Camp (0.09 miles), and Domino Bar (0.06 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Barcelona Universal?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, free wifi, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Barcelona Universal?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Barcelona Universal?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Barcelona Universal?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Barcelona Universal?
Conveniently located restaurants include Papadam, Tandoori Nights, and Cera 23.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Barcelona Universal?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and locker rooms available in the fitness center during their stay.
Is Hotel Barcelona Universal located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.7 miles away from the center of Barcelona.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Barcelona Universal?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Hotel Barcelona Universal offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Barcelona Universal?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, and Catalan.