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Barcelona City Hotel Universal

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

We're just back from 4 nights at this hotel. The location was excellent, the room was clean, modern with everything you'd expect and possibly some more.. The view from our room (816) was excellent with views across the city rooftops with many of the city landmarks visible.. The roof top bar / pool area was a lovely escape from the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

Our room was not clean, the walls were filthy. The bathroom was clean however. The reception staff were friendly. No kettle facilities in the room but the reception staff let us use the breakfast room. Breakfast was ok, nothing great. This is a very budget hotel.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

There is a similar named hotel, which appears to be more upmarket and based upon some of the reviews some people appear to be getting the two confused (e.g. there is no bar downstairs or pool on the 10th floor and no hospitality tray or fridge in the room). Make sure you have the right one before you book! This... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

Staff have been polite and helpful when asked about where to go, what to do etc. Our room is very clean and adequate, but space is tight with two suitcases. Can not find a guide in our room for hotel amenities such as tv, which we couldn't get to operate so not sure if local stations available or just films... More 

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Diss, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016 via mobile

I spent three nights here with four girl friends as a 60 th birthday treat! We booked accommodation only so we could venture out for breakfast! The staff were very friendly, helpful and welcoming! The hotel is central for most things with the metro just outside and only fifteen minute walk to the harbour and The Ramblers! The rooms are... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

Stayed at this hotel for a short break. Reception staff were pleasant and helpful on check-in. Our room was clean but not very big, perfect for a short stay but would maybe feel a little cramped if we were staying for longer.Location was excellent, right beside Parallel underground station and a short walk to the Ramblas. Plenty of nice restaurants... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016 via mobile

We stayed here as part of our silver anniversary for 4 nights On arrival I was worried it might be noisy as its in a busy main road but I was wrong Lovely hotel, friendly staff Our room was very nice, extremely clean and modern, nice clean bedding and modern fitted bathroom We stayed in the 5th floor and we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016 via mobile

Lovely clean friendly modern hotel in a great central location close to the airport and all the main sights to see. Friendly and helpful staff. Location is off the main strip but a short walking distance and surrounded by nice little bars and great places to eat. Highly recommended. 5 stars.

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for my husbands 30th birthday trip for 4nights. We got it for a steal in the winter sale so we splashed out and stayed on the 9th floor with a jacuzzi bath and huuuuge balcony overlooking Barcelona with sunloungers and a table and chairs. If the weather had been a bit warmer this would have been amazing... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016 via mobile

For the price this hotel was excellent. Very clean and a good hotel bar too. Nice little roof terrace with pool which I'm sure is lovely in summer. Convenient location within easy walking distance of Las Ramblas, with very comfortable rooms of a decent size.

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Staying in Eixample

Neighborhood Profile
Passing through the glorious Plaça Catalunya, you enter the newer city district of Eixample, literally translated as “extension,” which immediately becomes recognizable by its more spacious streets and elegant atmosphere. The main artery of this sizable district, Passeig de Gracia, is lined with high-end international designer stores. Not to be outdone, the glitz and glamour of this zone is perhaps best exemplified by the comfortable and lavish five-star hotels that flank the divine and modernistic buildings from some of the world’s most recognized architects such as Gaudi and Montaner.
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Free Breakfast
  • Business Center with Internet Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to Barcelona City Hotel- Hotel Universal!Barcelona City Hotel is a hotel located in Barcelona center, a few meters away from Passeig de Gracia. Our hotel offers you value for money just two blocks away from the Placa Catalunya, where the Gothic Quarter and the famous Ramblas of Barcelona begin.Enjoy the city and relax in your room with free wifi, flatscreen TV, private bathroom, air-conditioned, heating... ... more   less 

Additional Information about Barcelona City Hotel Universal

Address: Arago 281. 2nd fl 1a, 08009 Barcelona, Spain
Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > Eixample
Price Range: $91 - $209 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Barcelona City Hotel Universal 1*
Number of rooms: 18
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Also Known As:
Universal Hotel Barcelona
Barcelona City Hotel Universal Catalonia
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