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Barcelona Universal Hotel

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

I have just come back from my weekend trip to Barcelona. I would highly recommend this hotel as it is very close to Ramblas. Upon arrival, staff were very welcoming and friendly and throughout our stay also. The room was very cosy, and comfortable. Room service was great! We had breakfast buffet included, and the variety was fantastic, great breakfast!... More 

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1 Thank SumisAl
RobertoCifuentes, General Manager at Barcelona Universal Hotel, responded to this review

Continuous improvements in the quality of our facilities and the service provided are our top priorities. Your feedback helps us continue maintaining the facilities in line with the service. Thank you. We are very pleased by you choosing us for your stay and the fact that you enjoyed your visit. More 

Madrid,Spain
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

This was the fourth time we have stayed at this hotel, which was made better as we received a complimentary - eventually - bottle of bubbly (we had agreed a time for it to come to the room)!! The staff (once again), couldn't have been much more of a help, organising a company to get us to the airport, as... More 

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RobertoCifuentes, General Manager at Barcelona Universal Hotel, responded to this review

First of all let me thank you for the confidence you placed in our hotel. Thank you very much for your comments which will help us improve our work performance. With your permission I will pass them on to the staff to share them in the most appropriate way. We appreciate your comments. More 

Seattle
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

We stayed here for 2 nights in November just before a cruise. We were compelled to book on short notice due to the general strike that was held on November 14th which moved our arrival up by a couple of days. The good news was this hotel. Clean with nice sized rooms and convenient to the Ramblas and just above... More 

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RobertoCifuentes, General Manager at Barcelona Universal Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for spending time and writing your opinion. On behalf of our staff we appreciate your words; to us they are helpful and allow us to assess both: quality of our facilities and the service we want to offer to our customers. Thanks again and we hope to see you soon among us. More 

Windsor, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

We stayed in this hotel while visiting he city. i must say even though doesn't have a perfect surroundings but definitely perfect location, next to metro station, and really 7-10mins walk from Las ramblas. unlike most of the city, being dirty, this hotel was very nice. good breakfast, and service overall. really worth our money. also this hotel does like... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

Just back from 3 days in this hotel, it is very hand to get to from the Airport. Get the Train to Sants Station and the L3 Metro to Paral Lel metro station and you are right outside the hotel,cheaper and less hassle than buses and considerably cheaper than a taxi The room itself was extremely clean however the walls... More 

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RobertoCifuentes, General Manager at Barcelona Universal Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing us for your stay in Barcelona, we welcome your visit has been good and we valued your opinion. Our trainned staff takes great effort in maintaining the standards of our service and making mistakes helps us learn from them. Therefore it is of great value to us that customers tell us about these. Thank you and... More 

Geneva, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

The hotel is very well placed, Parallel tube station right in front of hotel. Walking distance to the Ramblas, restaurants, snacks etc in the surroundings of the hotel. The hotel does not look very nice from the outside.The room was fine, nicely and efficiently decorated, we had one to the back with no view but very quiet as there was... More 

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RobertoCifuentes, General Manager at Barcelona Universal Hotel, responded to this review

Personally I appreciate your writing; I will discuss your comments with our staff. Your words are very useful in order to keep improving and trying to provide a good service. Much obliged. More 

Lillooet
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17 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

We spent two nights at this hotel. The night before a cruise and a night after. We found this hotel excellent value. The staff were friendly and efficient. The rooms were spotless and spacious. When we arrived back to the hotel at 9:30 am from the cruise, the staff allows us into our room at no extra charge. There are... More 

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manageruniversal, Manager at Barcelona Universal Hotel, responded to this review

First of all, I would like to thank you for expressing your opinions about the services of our hotel during your stay. The opinion of our clients is very important for us, as it makes us improve our services continually. We are very pleased by you for choosing our hotel for your stay in Barcelona. More 

London
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55 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

As this trip was our honeymoon we splashed out for the suite so I can't say what the usual rooms are like. The overall atmosphere was more suited to the business traveller than for a romantic break but the location was ideal, right round the corner from the fantastic 'La Rambla' where you can find street entertainers, restaurants, cafe's and... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

Very well located, which is important for me, too big and not very relaxing, too many people everywhere, always crowded. Plenty of restaurants to choose from all around. No tea or coffee facility, difficult parking due to small parking spaces, room not well lit and although beds quite comfortable, the rooms were too small for a hotel of this size.

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Tralee, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

Stayed for three nights, whilst on a family weekend to see a match and some of the sights. We got a good flight and hotel deal with Aer Lingus, great value for money. The hotel is idealy suited and placed for the city center and the metro line outside the front door takes you directly to the neu camp stadium,... 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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  • 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
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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
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  • 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: $105 - $424 (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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