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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We booked this hotel as we were looking for cheap but central accomodation for our girls weekend away. Hotel very central and about 15 min walk from Las Ramblas. Room was VERY small and basic. I got the feeling this place was/still has hostel status as facilities basic and the room badly in need of upgrading. Walls were dirty/marked, towels... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Basic, relatively comfortable, central, good value and very handy for the Paseo de Gracia train station. The reception is open 24 hrs and clients can come and go without problem. If you are happy with a basic, cheap central location, this is quite a good option.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016 via mobile

Great location, nice Staff but the room we got was small. It seemed like a storage room converted into a bedroom. Front door just outside dining room. Room number 104 it's a no. Everything else fine. We had amazing time in Barcelona. Hotel very central.

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Sewell, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2016

Stayed here for four days in July. Front desk staff was very helpful and had a secure room for our luggage since we arrived earlier than check in time. Nice little bar in the lobby and one on the rooftop with a pool. Rooms were very clean and nice size with separate room for our daughter. Metro is just outside... More 

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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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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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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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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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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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Staying in Eixample

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Eixample
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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Amenities

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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
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Free Breakfast
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Concierge
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: $95 - $446 (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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