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Barcelona Universal Hotel

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Atlanta
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Universal Hotel is centrally located, literally a metro stop is in front of the lobby. The property itself it spectacular. For a European hotel, it is very Americanized..lol. Spacious rooms, large bathrooms and plenty of storage. The staff are extremely helpful which always makes a stay more pleasant. One night decided to have a few drinks in the bar...

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Xavier G, Director at Barcelona Universal Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Jlee73, You have shared your kind and valuable feedback with us and I thank you very much for taking the time to do so. I am very pleased to read that you enjoyed your experience with us and that you enjoyed the location, the hotel, and the attentive service. I have naturally forwarded your comments onto all our colleagues...

Stanwick, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great location - on Barceleona's 'Broadway', close to the port/sea front, and walkable into the Gothic Quarter in about 15 minutes. Hotel itself is clean and modern, decent breakfast, and the staff are friendly and helpful. Very happy and would definitely come back again.

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Xavier G, Director at Barcelona Universal Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Gordon M, Thank you very much for your excellent feedback on our especially attentive staff. I am happy to read that you enjoyed our great location, our classy decoration and cleanliness as well as our breakfast. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Sincerely

Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Excellent location, excellent hotel, staff, rooms & restaurant. All very friendly helpful and hospitable. Easy to walk through to Las Rambles and Gothico and harbour. Would definately be my first choice to come back again.

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Xavier G, Director at Barcelona Universal Hotel, responded to this review

Dear xtremepmt, We thank you for your excellent feedback which will be shared with all our staff. Our always attentive team is the true heart of this operation and nothing is too much to ask from them. We are looking forward to your return visit to pamper you ones more with great hospitality. Kind regards,

North Wales, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Spent three nights at the Barcelona Universal Hotel. Hotel was easy to reach from the airport - metro L9 to Zona Universitaria and then L3 to Paral-lel - hotel is just outside the metro exit. We stayed in room 220 which is at the back of the hotel so we didn't notice any traffic noise. Room size was adequate, breakfast...

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Xavier G, Director at Barcelona Universal Hotel, responded to this review

Dear 127emyrj, Thank you!!! We really appreciate you took the time to give your feedback regarding our hotel.We are glad to hear you enjoyed the hotel location, the room as well the Terrace views over all the city. We will be delighted to welcome you back for your next trip at Barcelona. Best regards,

Motherwell, Scotland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This hotel matched the expectations I had. We asked for a high level room with a view and were not disappointed, room 819 allowed us to see Sagrada, the Cathedral and a lovely view over the rooftops of Barcelona. Quiet room. Huge bed and very comfortable, clean room. Bathrooms are a good size and are well stocked with toiletries. Large...

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Xavier G, Director at Barcelona Universal Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Linda G, First, I would like to thank you for taking the time to write your precious feedback. I am delighted to read you enjoyed the helpful service you received during your stay with us in Barcelona Universal. Many thanks for your comments regarding the minor issues you met, receive guests' feedback is very helpful to improve our services....

Jerusalem District, Israel
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Excellent hotel with perfect location! Reception was fabulous and their service was efficient! would defenatly go back again. only one thing the breakfast needs improvment as it is the same everyday...

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Xavier G, Director at Barcelona Universal Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Majdalami, Your incredible review means so much to us all at Barcelona Universal Hotel. Rest assured your kind words have been shared and celebrated with the entire team. Thank you very much for your comments about breakfst which will help us improve our service . We hope we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back soon! With my...

Cork, Ireland
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Superb location and accommodation, staff extremely polite and helpful, definitely would stay here again.Breakfast was amazing and the selection was great,. The outdoor terrace on the roof was great to relax on , and the Metro stop was right outside the door

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Xavier G, Director at Barcelona Universal Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Gerard H, I am truly glad to see you enjoyed your stay with us so much and especially to see that our staff was able to make your stay such a wonderful stay. Of course this is exactly what we try to achieve with each of our guests, and it such a pleasure to see that we have exceeded...

Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed here for 3 nights, room was clean and had everythink we needed for our short stay, close to las ramblas,breakfast was enough to get the day started we walked everwhere,we visited ice bar barcelona, fira de santa lucia xmas market, sagrada familia, casa batillo the cathedral,and enjoyed a nice meal at the hard rock cafe , enjoyed plenty...

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Xavier G, Director at Barcelona Universal Hotel, responded to this review

Dear michelle b, Thank you very much for your lovely review. We are extremely happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you found our property and our staff satisfying. We hope to have a chance to welcome you again soon in your Barcelona home. Best regards

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Large rooms with a king size bed, roomy shower things you don`t usually find in Europe.Steps to an easy to use subway. which will get you anywhere in the city. A ten minute walk to la rambla. The staff speak English and were very helpful. I can wholeheartedly recommend this hotel.

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Xavier G, Director at Barcelona Universal Hotel, responded to this review

Dear 2146, Thank you so very much for taking the time to share your valuable feedback with us following your recent stay. I’m delighted to read that you enjoyed the hotel and especially the service and location . I sincerely hope that we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back for your next visit to Barcelona. Warmest Regards,

Tirana, Albania
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

the main reason I'm rating this hotel is because of the cleanes. the bed sheets are very clean, the bathroom is very clean and they do the room every day. they change the towels regularly. as for location I'd recommend you buy a subway ticket for your whole amount of days you're planing to stay in Barcelona because it is...

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Dear toni t, It is great to read your compliments about the location , the hotel amenities and the cleanliness of our property. We are glad to know that you enjoyed your experience and thank you for recommending us. We thank you for your loyalty and we hope to remain your house in Barcelona. Best Regards

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Staying in El Raval

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El Raval
Once a downtrodden corner of downtown Barcelona, this gritty area has seen a cultural resurgence boasting an excellent nightlife and one of the most multi ethnic spots in the entire city. A sense of humble authenticity protrudes from the many independent record stores, second hand shops, and student bars that seem to light up the streets day and night. The rocking epicenter, the MACBA Plaça, is a modern day forum for bohemian youth, abuzz with the sights and sounds of late-night gatherings and talented skateboarders showing off their latest tricks.
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Minibar
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  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
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 

Additional Information about Barcelona Universal Hotel

Address: Avda Paral.lel 76-80, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
Region: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > El Raval
Price Range: ₹ 5,649 - ₹ 15,791 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Barcelona Universal Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 167
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Universal Barcelona
Hotel Barcelona Universal
Hotel Style:
#36 Family Hotel in Barcelona
#38 Romantic Hotel in Barcelona
#52 Luxury Hotel in Barcelona
#101 Business Hotel in Barcelona
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“Higher floors are more quiet due to street noise, if you open the windows.”
 of 5 bubbles Jlee73, 5 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Don't choose an 'interior' room - they assigned one to us originally and it felt a bit claustrophobic.”
 of 5 bubbles gordonm664, 5 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Rooms at the back of the hotel will be quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles 127emyrj, 1 Dec 2016 | Read review
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 of 5 bubbles 236lindag236, 1 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Do not face the street, the rooms are not well insulated from noise.”
 of 5 bubbles pombo12, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
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