We stayed here in April 2013, The hotel staff were very polite when we entered and the hotel foyer had a nice exclusive feel to it. Our room was modern and clean with plenty of space, the window looked onto the road which was quite busy but just take some ear-plugs if you're a light sleeper. The hotel was a quick 10 minute walk to Las Ramblas and also had the convenience of having a tube station right outside it! Breakfast was good as well.
One thing I would recommend is not to get the tube after 11:00pm... we had a close call with a group of pretty rough looking Albanian types who I'm 95% sure were scoping us out for mugging us.. but we let them get in front of us then doubled back down another exit of the tube station, they then followed us but luckily we weren't far from the hotel! (I will say its not a rough area but you get little s**ts like this in every big city)
- 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