We picked this hotel because of its location. The fact that a metro is so very close made me book here. We came from the airport here using the metro so this saved us lots of extras on taxis etc.
I remember I booked through a website company which I can’t remember now the name and as always I considered Breakfast in the booking…or at least I thought!! I found it a bit tricky this time, and although the papers before booking showed that breakfast is included, this did not appear on the paper I got but of course this was not a problem with the hotel but the booking company. You see for us it is important that breakfast is included!
We had our breakfast the first morning but the second day we were asked to pay. I considered it too pricy and we decided to have breakfast out. No much trouble, instead we enjoyed it even more. In the neighbourhood there are lots and lots of breakfast little shops with a fourth of what the hotel was asking us to pay, and with a descent breakfast and service as well. So this was not a problem at all….only a little disappointing as I was shocked when I found out that ours was not included in the price when we booked.
If you notice a big difference in the price when booking with breakfast included, prefer to book just the room. You will save much if you eat your breakfast out especially if the days are sunny and beautiful.
We had room #806 overlooking the main road, it was clean and comfy, bed moderately comfortable, and bath clean and descent, but we did not spend much time in as most of the times we were out sight-seeing. The staff was helpful all right.
I would gladly return here, although the view from the main road is not the best.
- Also Known As:
- Universal Barcelona
- Hotel Barcelona Universal
- 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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