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Sherwood Park, Canada
Reviewed 25 July 2013

We stayed at this hotel on July 5- 7th before our cruise and returned for July 19 - 21 after the cruise. Although the rooms are small the hotel was very clean and staff went above and beyond with service levels. The front desk staff were all very helpful in accomodating all of our requests which made our stay very...

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RobertoCifuentes, Director General at Barcelona Universal Hotel, responded to this review

First of all let me thank you for the confidence you placed in our hotel. Thank you very much for your comments which will help us improve our work performance. With your permission I will pass them on to the staff to share them in the most appropriate way. We appreciate your comments.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 July 2013

Stayed in a double room for 3 nights with my mum along with my aunt and cousin also in a double room on a seperate floor. Rooms were small but fine for what we needed and spotlessly clean with comfy beds and plenty of wardrobe space. Only gripe we had is that we only had one mirror (in the bathroom)...

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RobertoCifuentes, Director General at Barcelona Universal Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for spending time and writing your opinion. On behalf of our staff we appreciate your words; to us they are helpful and allow us to assess both: quality of our facilities and the service we want to offer to our customers. Thanks again and we hope to see you soon among us.

Reviewed 23 July 2013

Stayed for 1nt after disembarking from a cruise in Barcelona. The hotel is a 15 minute walk from the port and is in a good location to get to and from the airport. Having stayed in Barcelona many times but not in this area we were surprised how easy it was to get to the tourist sights on foot from...

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 July 2013

We stayed for three days in this Hotel. The room was spotlessly clean with a super king size bed. The staff were pleasant and very helpful. It is just a short walk to Las Ramblas and there is a Metro Station right outside the door. The Hotel has a small pool area on the roof, great for a dip after...

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RobertoCifuentes, Director General at Barcelona Universal Hotel, responded to this review

Personally I appreciate your writing; I will discuss your comments with our staff. Your words are very useful in order to keep improving and trying to provide a good service. Much obliged.

Warks
Reviewed 20 July 2013

Excellent stay, clean and comfortable room for three and extremely helpful and pleasant reception staff. Within walking distance of Las Ramblas and Montjuic. Metro station virtually on the doorstep. Only downside was the pool area was a little small. If I didn't want to visit so many other places would definitely stay here again.

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Your feedback is important and of great value to us. It helps us to assess our work trying to improve ourselves and set new targets. I sincerely thank you very much.

Limerick, Ireland
Reviewed 20 July 2013

Stayed a full week in this hotel and was very happy with it. The hotel is spotlessly clean and our room was thoroughly cleaned each day. Staff were not overly friendly but were always available to answer questions and help out as best they could. The metro stop outside the hotel is ideal for travelling around the city. Also the...

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London
Reviewed 19 July 2013

Good location; right in front of a metro station, walkable to las Ramblas, connection for Montjuic, Clean and spacious rooms. The staff were generally polite and courteous. Breakfast was only average. Great view from the rooftop. The pool is small and can get a little crowded with children splashing about so don't book it if you are looking for a...

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Stockton, California
Reviewed 18 July 2013

This is a cute hotel with a great, great staff. The people working there could not be more helpful. They actually walked us across the street to purchase tickets at an ATM for Sagrada Familia, because the machine was only in Spanish! The rooms are clean and modern. The bathrooms are large! I would stay here again.

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RobertoCifuentes, Director General at Barcelona Universal Hotel, responded to this review

Once again thank you very much for your writing. It is very important to us that our guests are satisfied and their acknowledgment helps us keeping this mission. We appreciate your words and thank you for choosing us for your stay in Barcelona.

Cardiff
Reviewed 17 July 2013

13 of us stayed at this lovely hotel for my 40th birthday. We were upgraded to the best suite in the hotel and it was outstanding!! Stunning room with balcony and great facilities. The beds were really comfortable and it was modern and spotlessly clean. Great little roof top pool and garden, perfect after a busy day shopping and sightseeing....

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RobertoCifuentes, Director General at Barcelona Universal Hotel, responded to this review

We use our best efforts so that our guests are satisfied during their stay. Thank you for taking the time to share your opinion with other people; this is the best gift we can ask for. Best regards and thank you from the entire staff of our Hotel. (Thank you.)

Leeds
Reviewed 16 July 2013

Booked 3 nights, never been to Barcelona before so no idea what to expect! From moment we arrived the service from reception staff was fantastic especially David who went out of his way to help us when our airport transfer failed to turn up! Spotlessly clean throughout, handy location n lived the rooftop terrace!

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For us it is a challenge trying to improve every day. I would like to thank you personally for the time spent writing to us, as well as for choosing our hotel for your stay in the city. Thank you very much.

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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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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: $151 - $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
#57 Luxury Hotel in Barcelona
#101 Business Hotel in Barcelona
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