arrived here in mid june 2012. took a taxi from the airport 25 min & 25 euros later we checked in @ universal hotel. really nice staff and room all good (stay away from the minibar EXPENCIVE) we stayed for 5 nights, 6th floor facing the street, not to noisy though.........nice but small pool on the roof.. and serving beer 5 euro a pint(pricy)we booked a hop on off bus for two days and that was good value..a must to go to segrada famiila and camp nou,,,real nice city..we walek to the beach 3 times ...but it is a bit of a stretch.. halv an hour fast walking..thought it was closer..Taxi not to expencive...Rambla a little to busy for my taste....we went for dinner @ hard rock cafe..this was our 4th wisit to this chain..THE SERVICE WAS NO GOOD, WAITED 1,5 HOUR FOR FOOD AND WOULD NOT RECOMMMEND..........plenty of other choise.....breakfast @ hotel OK.. not so much choise & pricy (30 euro 2 people). there is KFC & burgerking nearby, ok for lunch...to sum it up..we would choose a hotel closer to the beaches next times... but we couldnt fault this hotel...............
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Universal Barcelona
- Hotel Barcelona Universal
- Barcelona Universal Hotel Catalonia