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Barcelona Universal Hotel

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Iasi, Romania
Reviewed 3 June 2013

A great hotel indeed. Beautiful roof terrace, but the view on back of the hotel was a bit run down and slummy. Would stay here again. We stayed in a room on the 6th floor and I am not sure if this was an upgrade or not as we had booked one of the corner rooms but it was a...

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 June 2013

We have just returned from a wonderful stay at the Universal hotel. We stayed in a room on the 9th floor (903) and I am not sure if this was an upgrade or not as we had booked one of the corner rooms but it was a fantastic room with a large balcony to sit out on, the room was...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 May 2013

Location wise its ideal, very close to theatres and situated right beside the Metro station of Paral•lel which has the Green (L3) and Purple (L2) lines. You can also take the Funicular de Montjuïc up to Montjuic. Our room was on the second floor not far from the elevator. (219 I think it was) I was shocked by the amount...

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Goose Bay Newfoundland Canada
Reviewed 28 May 2013 via mobile

Hotel in good location, eleven euros for taxi to the cruise terminal. Subway station literally fifty ft from the hotel. About a five minute walk to Las rambles street. Rooms are clean, modern, typical European size, plenty of room for two people. Beautiful roof terrace, but the view on back of the hotel was a bit run down and slummy....

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Scotland
Reviewed 26 May 2013

We stayed at this hotel in April of this year as part of a group. The hotel was really lovely and clean, and the staff were so friendly. We had booked bed and breakfast however as some members of the group were less fit we dined there a few evenings as well, I have to say the food was of...

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Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 26 May 2013

Great, spacious room for 3 people. One double bed and one single bed. The room was big (approx. 30 sq. metres) with a big bathroom with a bath. Big rooftop pool and solarium, small but good enough gymnasium. Close to everything you need. Staff and the service was average. Nothing in particular, they seemed very stressed but they were not...

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Northern Ireland
Reviewed 25 May 2013

My husband and I are just back from a 4 night break at this hotel and I can't fault it in any way. The hotel was clean and well maintained and the staff friendly and helpful. We had a gorgeous room on the 9th floor overlooking a lot of the city which again was very clean and well equipped for...

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new jersey
Reviewed 24 May 2013

We arrived from a transatlantic flight and not one room for anyone in our group of twenty was ready at noon. We were the last in the group to get a room and our room was not ready til 3. At no time during the three days we were there did we see the housekeeping staff. Their time was not...

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Antwerp
Reviewed 23 May 2013

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 May 2013

From the pictures and reviews this looks like a top class hotel. But this certainly doesn't offer value for money and just about scraps over the 4 star mark. The location from this hotel to La Ramba is about 10 mins walk, but you can find better value for money in Barca closer to the action. THE GOOD * Free...

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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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  • 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 

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Address: Avda Paral.lel 76-80, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
Region: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > El Raval
Price Range: €105 - €285 (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
#55 Luxury Hotel in Barcelona
#101 Business Hotel in Barcelona
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