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Barcelona Universal Hotel

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 15 March 2013

Great location next to metro. If you are using the airport bus though, make sure to get off at the first stop, as the bus will not announce it is there! Room - comfortable and quite adequate. Noise - as expected but not a problem for us. Water - hot apart from one morning at 7.30am. Rooftop - lovely suntrap... More 

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Altrincham, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 14 March 2013

I've just returned from a 4 night stay at the Barcelona Universal and it proved to be the perfect base for myself and my husband's first time in this wonderful city. We arrived at around 8pm and checked in without any issues, our room on the 6th floor with a street view was very modern and comfortable with good aircon.... More 

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 12 March 2013

My husband and I had a great week-long stay in February 2013. The hotel is located right in front of the Paral-lel metro station - very convenient. We didn't spend much time in La Rambla, but the hotel is just a 10-minute walk for those who are interested. Our room was very clean and the beds were comfortable. The gentlemen... More 

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Washington, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 12 March 2013

Just returned from a 4 day birthday stay in this hotel in an excellent location on Paral-lel, with the Metro only metres away. We had an excellent room on the 7th floor overlooking the Victoria theatre, very little traffic noise at night. We'll be going back to Barcelona and staying here again.

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Thank michael c
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Reviewed 11 March 2013

Weekend visit for my husbands 50th birthday to watch Barcelona FC. Location excellent just 10 minutes walk to La Rambla, felt safe walking there. Breakfast included, very good selection of food. Rooms very clean & comfortable. Reception staff very helpful indeed. I would definately recommend this hotel and it centrally located to do all the sight seeing spots.

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Glasgow
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Reviewed 11 March 2013

A really good city centre hotel - good sized modern rooms. We booked with breakfast, always an important feature for a city break in my opinion - breakfast was really excellent with a wide choice to suit ALL tastes and with the added bonus of being available from 7-11am . In a good spot write on top of the paralel... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 9 March 2013

Stayed 4 nights with breakfast included as a web special. Room was very clean and functional. WiFi worked great. Room service very reasonably priced it you are too tired to go out in the evening. A bit of a walk (10-20 minutes) or metro to major shopping and attractions. Metro station right at door and T-10 tickets at about 10... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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Reviewed 8 March 2013

Just returned from a 3 night trip to barcelona,Hotel service was very good and extremely helpful and friendly, only downside was rooms were very noisey as overlooking main street . Probably would have arranged a change if asked but as only short stay put up with the noise . On our last day a couple sitting next to us at... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 6 March 2013

Friendly and helpful staff It's very well situated with a metro station not far away Nice and spacious room (though it could be a bit noisy from time to time : slamming doors) The breakfast buffet was very well presented No coffee and tea facilities in the room and the hair dryer in the bathroom was not working properly ...... More 

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 6 March 2013

The hotel had a great location everything we wanted to do was in walking distance,the service all round as very pleasant also was the food, the bed was so comphy and had a great room at the back so never lost any sleep!

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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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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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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 

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: €77 - €228 (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
Barcelona Universal Hotel Catalonia
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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“Rooms at the back of the hotel will be quieter.”
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“Do not face the street, the rooms are not well insulated from noise.”
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“Ask for a room away from the main street as it gets very noisy if you have the windows open”
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“Back is quieter, and from 7th to 9th floors have great view over city”
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