Wife had some concerns given the negative reviews, but after our stay she told me: "This was definitely the right hotel."
Friendly staff that spoke English. At check in they worked out a nice map for us of nearby places. They have been great trying to advise and help us out through the transportation hassles caused by a general strike that's set for 11/14/12.
Easy 8 minute walk to Las Ramblas, steps from Metro. Although a busy street if you are in an upper room the noise is not an issue at all. We stayed on the 9th floor, got a jacuzzi tub and a terrace with a lovely view of the city. Drinking cava on your balcony while making dinner plans on free wifi = happy visit. Big comfy bed, Europe style bathroom, bidet, short shower stall, but good water pressure and hot water, the aforementioned jacuzzi tub a nice bonus. Did not eat at restaurant. Recommend Dino's across the street for breakfast --good coffee and chocolate croissants!
- 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