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Barcelona Universal Hotel

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was there two times, the first time in 2015, then in 2016. In both cases I got nice clean rooms, the hotel bar is OK, location is excellent (5 minutes walk from the Ramblas, 10 minutes from the port), price is acceptable.

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Chongqing, China
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We are traveling to Barcelona. But this hotel is the wrong decision we made.The soundproof of room was very poor, and you can clearly heard what neighbors are doing. The air conditionner was broken and the room service cannot fix it.

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Galway, Ireland
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Had a great weekend trip in Barcelona with my boyfriends family. We could not fault the hotel for its location and cleanliness. Very easy to get to pubs and restaurants on Las Ramblas, just a short 10 minute walk! The only down fall was the water from the taps/shower was so full of chlorine/chemicals that most of us had extremely...

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a lovely hotel and in walking distance to Las Ramblas and the Port. Plenty of snack places to eat breakfast nearby as we didn't eat breakfast at the hotel. Rooms were lovely and had adequate space for 3 people with a pull down couch. I would certainly come back as it was ideal for us. The views from...

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Recently stayed here 13-16 January , hotel was top notch friendly staff always happy to help , clean tidy spacious room , the only down side was not having a street view the room was facing into the middle of the hotel so not much air into the room , but other than that cant fault it keep up the...

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Lincolnshire, UK
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This hotel was in a great location. Right opposite the paral lel metro station and within walking distance of most of what Barcelona has to offer. We only used the metro to and from the hotel as we walked to everything else. The harbour is close by as is the Le Ramble and Placa de Catalunya. 5 mins walk from...

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Crawley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

My partner and I visited Barcelona for the first time and it was great. Barcelona Universal Hotel is excellent. Extra friendly staff, morden, immaculate rooms. 20 minutes from the airport on the Renfe train and metro. 20 minute walk to la rambla, few minutes on the train. Close to lovely restaurants and nice bars. Travelled around Barcelona using two T10's...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Lovely hotel, great location in the city centre. Staff was polite and attentive. Drinks are quite pricey for cocktails (£8.50) and sadly not that great. There is a bar next door which is much cheaper (£4). The beds was too low to the floor and I had to add more pillows to see the TV at eye level.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

could not praise more, well situated , close to every attraction, clean and comfortable bed and bathroom, staff went out of their way to help us. they made phone calls and advised us how to sort out the problem. we did not have breaffast, so cannot comment. Will definitely come back!

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We took a ‘City Break’ with Lastminute.com last week and spent a few days in Barcelona (the first time we have been). The Hotel Barcelona Universal was part of the ‘package’ that we purchased and it proved an ideal base for our stay. The staff were friendly and helpful throughout our stay - from us arriving way before the allocated...

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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 )
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  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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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Address: Avda Paral.lel 76-80, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
Region: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > El Raval
Price Range: ₹ 5,583 - ₹ 16,408 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Barcelona Universal Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 167
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Also Known As:
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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