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“Terrific tourist location - internet too slow for business”

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H10 Universitat Hotel
Ranked #143 of 521 Hotels in Barcelona
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Houston, Texas
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“Terrific tourist location - internet too slow for business”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2013

You can't beat the location of this hotel! It's only blocks out of the Gothic quarter, and one block from the Catalunya plaza, a major transportation hub. If you love the Gothic quarter and La Rambla, this is the hotel for you. It's reasonably priced, clean and sufficient. The bed and shower is satisfactory. Bring slippers (and ear plugs if you are a light sleeper). The hallways and rooms have tiled floor, making them cold and a bit noisy. The room we had was nice and quiet.

The internet, while free with the room, is painfully slow (dial-up?). If you are visiting on business and need to work from the room, I would find a different hotel.

On the same block, there is a nice little cafe for breakfast and a great hamburger joint.

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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2013

Great location and reasonable price for an overnight visit between two vacation locations. Las rambles was walkable, as were the tourist busses. The staff welcomed my group (we booked 3 rooms) with cava and were helpful directing us to tourist locations and places to eat nearby. The printers in the lobby were useful for printing our pre-purchased tickets for la sagrada familia - which saved us a huge wait in line!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2013

I'm not sure if I'd recommend this property. I wasn't expected anything special, but I was definitely expecting a bit more.

We booked a Universitat package and, to my disappointment, when we checked in not only didn't the receptionist welcome us by acknowledging that we had booked with a special package, but she wasn't even able to explain what we were entitled to as part of our package. Some of the perks, for example, are a bottle of water in the room, a welcome surprise and a free drink in the bar. I had to explicitly ask for the free drinks, as no one had mentioned them to us. It almost felt as though I had to beg for them.

The receptionist's English wasn't very good either. Don't get me wrong, she was nice, but I would expect more in a 4* hotel.

Breakfast was ok. Not a big choice of hot options, but there was enough choice to make me happy, including Nespresso coffee.

The cocktail at the bar was lovely and the barman nice.

The room wasn't the basic one, but still was small and lacked of any character.

If you go in the summer, mind that there is no swimming pool.

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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2013 via mobile

This hotel is easy to walk to if getting off the bus from the airport and also well located for Las Ramblas without being right in the middle of the noise and bustle that is Barcelona. It has modern decor and small but adequate bathroom. Breakfast buffet very good.
Would stay again if price was right.

  • Stayed October 2013
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2013 via mobile

Stayed there for one night on business. Great location friendly staff.
Bar had nice decor. Rooms were comfortable with a really powerful shower. Would stay again if I was ever in the area again . Was also good value for money considering it was a city centre

Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2013

This Hotel is located right in the heart of Barcelona. It's next to the most popular square in the city (Plaza Catalunya) and the two most famous streets (Ramblas and Paseo de Gracia) Rooms at this hotel are in good conditions and clean enough. This Hotel is good choice for a city break!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
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Adelaide Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2013

Stayed at this hotel before and after cruise. It is a short 5 min walk from Catalunya Placa where the airport bus stops and the hop on hop off buses. On the first stay for 3 nights we had a room on the 4th floor overlooking the main street, with the balcony doors closed you couldn't hear any noise. The room was large, decorated nicely, had a safe and spotlessly clean. The bed was huge and very comfortable. The breakfast was excellent and was included in our room rate. 5 min walk to La Rambla and numerous eateries to choose from. Eating on La Rambla was much more expensive than the cafes etc. around the hotel. There are 2 small supermarkets 2 min walk from the hotel. Free internet was a plus but worked better in the first room. Staff were very nice and friendly and nothing was too much trouble. On our 2nd stay for 2 nights we had a room on the 1st floor at the back, whilst it wasn't as nice as the first room it was still very spacious and had a private courtyard. Felt very safe. The view from the roof terrace was fantastic. Would definitely stay here again

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: H10 Universitat Hotel
Address: Ronda Universitat 21, 08007 Barcelona, Spain
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Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > Eixample
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#103 Luxury Hotel in Barcelona
#128 Romantic Hotel in Barcelona
#182 Family Hotel in Barcelona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — H10 Universitat Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 94
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