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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
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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#87 of 548 hotels in Barcelona
Location
4.5
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4.7
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4.5
Value
4.4
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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
Pool / beach towels
Rooftop pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Kid-friendly buffet
Poolside bar
Rooftop bar
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Rooftop terrace
Baggage storage
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Doorperson
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
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Safe
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
Refrigerator
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Family
Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English, French, Catalan

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cheryl_poplar wrote a review Sep 22
Chapel-en-le-Frith, United Kingdom128 contributions89 helpful votes
We stayed here for 3 nights in September. Nice clean hotel in a good location about 10 mins walk to Las Ramblas. There is a metro station directly outside also. We had an inner room so no view at all from our frosted window but not an issue to us as we were out all day every day. Spacious room nice warm shower with complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer. There are brewing up facilities a mini bar and iron and board on request. The breakfast was nice plenty of choice and more than adequate for us. Friendly and helpful staff. The rooftop pool is small but after a day walking round the city it was lovely to come back to and chill for an hour with a drink from the bar. The views up there are outstanding. The only slight niggle for me was the noise. Quite thin walls and a lot of banging of doors but overall i would absolutely come back to this hotel. Barcelona is a wonderful city!
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Sweetscorp wrote a review Sep 19
Stockton, California2 contributions
Sink was clogged and shower didn’t get hot. I loved the rooftop deck and the rooms were very spacious. We loved the location of the Hotel and it wasn’t cookie cutter. It was close to attractions and the touring excursions
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Julie H wrote a review Sep 17
London, United Kingdom30 contributions14 helpful votes
Been here before and this time was such a disappointment. Rooms looking very tired, furniture broken, one-doored wardrobe. Depressing, with no natural light and noisy from the pool above! Wi-Fi an absolute nightmare - VERY poor. One of us needed to work over the time there and spent a fortune on data. These days it's a pre-requisite for any short break. Breakfast average . Staff, however are lovely!
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gray202014 wrote a review Sep 17
Dunfermline, United Kingdom4 contributions
Great location, metro outside has links to Montjuïc Cable Car and Sagrada familia. Walkable distance to la Ramblas and cathedral. The multilingual staff are very helpful. The hotel is clean and safe. Air con good, not too noisy. Beds very comfortable. Rooftop pool great to chill
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SBClarion wrote a review Sep 13
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Great hotel, very clean and helpful. Free tea, coffee in reception was a nice touch. Rooftop pool was a little smaller than we had anticipated but the location of the hotel was perfect for our large group to go exploring from. Thanks to everyone at the hotel !
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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TomCfromFlorida2022 wrote a review Sep 13
St. Petersburg, Florida1 contribution
Very helpful staff. Nice size room and bathroom (with tub and bidet) Good location, just a few easy blocks from La Rambla. Check-in isn't until 3pm, but they gladly stored our luggage until the room was ready and while we explored the city.
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Meng wrote a review Sep 12
Stockholm, Sweden1 contribution
We stayed at Hotel Barcelona Universal for 6 days, so I could share more detailed information about it. 1. Most disappointingly, we are 100% sure my child’s important toy was forgot in our room when we checked out, but after just several hours, when I contacted the hotel for helping us finding it, this hotel just replied nothing had been found, and was unwilling to have a double check for some places I reminded kindly. This toy has been with my child for nearly 3 years, very important, but the hotel did not care our feelings. 2. Very terrible sound insulation. You could clearly hear the sound of flushing water and someone talking from the neighboring rooms, usually around midnight. 3. Service is bad. One night we found half of quilt cover was missing so that we cannot sleep, but receptionist complained it was late and we should tell them before ten o'clock. 4. Spring mattress seemed to be old and often make noise, also not comfortable. 5. The breakfast is always the same during the whole week, and has a poor variety to choose from. 6.The view from the window is not good, so most of time we just close the curtain. It was our first time to Barcelona, but honestly, this hotel is far less than satisfied, not to mention it costs about 240 euro per night.
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Robert H wrote a review Sep 10
4 contributions2 helpful votes
Hotel location good, facilities good. Staff very approachable and helpful. Breakfast good selection and plenty of choice. Also had the evening buffet. Good choice and reasonable. Would definitely go back. Lovely city.
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Erl026 wrote a review Sep 5
Madrid, Spain1 contribution
The hotel is very good location it’s near in the tourist spot and its located in one line in metro.. the room is clean at smell good, the staff is very nice and the breakfast is good… and there is a luggage are or locker..
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Rena604 wrote a review Sep 4
Vancouver, Canada4 contributions2 helpful votes
This hotel is a real 4 stars hotel.The location was perfect. It is near metro station. We hot five rooms and all The rooms were clean. Staff were very helpful and kind. The only problem was about internet. It wasn’t work very good
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PRICE RANGE
$76 - $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 Tandoori Nights, Xiloka, and Spice Cafe.
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.