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Barcelona Universal Hotel

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 August 2013

We stayed here for a 3 night weekend in July and were very happy with the hotel. It was clean and the staff were very friendly. We were able to walk absolutely everywhere which was what we were looking for. The hotel is on a busy street which was nice when we were coming back from late night dining and...

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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.

Norwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 August 2013

We stayed here in April 2013, The hotel staff were very polite when we entered and the hotel foyer had a nice exclusive feel to it. Our room was modern and clean with plenty of space, the window looked onto the road which was quite busy but just take some ear-plugs if you're a light sleeper. The hotel was a...

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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.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 August 2013

Very well positioned hotel for metro & bus routes. Loved the decor of the bedroom. Yes - it is on a busy road, but it didn't bother us. Will be booking our next visit to Barcelona using this hotel-Recommended.

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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.

Reading, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 August 2013

We arrived at the hotel well before check in but our rooms were already ready. We were on the 7th floor overlooking the main road and cable cars so an interesting view. Lovely rooms and big bathroom. Very efficient air con-so good we had to turn it off at night!! But lovely to return to cool rooms after a day...

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

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.

Reviewed 2 August 2013

I would highly recommend the Barcelona Universal Hotel. I is a recently remodeled hotel located within real walking distance to "Las Ramblas" and the seaport. It also happens to be in the heart of the theater district. The rooms were new, modern,fresh and spacious. The hotel was quiet. The staff was extremely helpful with all of our questions and needs....

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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

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 August 2013

Not the cheapest hotel, but certainly very comfortable, in a great location, and a short walking distance from all the local attractions. There are numerous supermarkets nearby. Breakfast is more than adequate since it's a buffet and you can choose from a wide selection of foods. The bedroom was more than ample with ensuite, TV, safe, hairdryer etc. The only...

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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.)

london
Reviewed 30 July 2013

The hotel is approximately 15 minutes walk from the beach and 10 minutes from La Rambla, but with a metro station literally outside the hotel and several bus stops within 100 yards it was far easier to use public transport to get around. Our room was quite small but spotlessly clean and the air con made sure it was always...

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Bergen, Norway
Reviewed 30 July 2013

We got a nice surprice when checking in at this hotel. Standard rooms by hotels.com = large suite with own balcony. Large clean room. Nice roof top solarium + small pool for a quck refresh. Underground station just outside the front door. Walking distance to Las Ramblas.

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Laval, Canada
Reviewed 30 July 2013

Hotel Barcelona Universal De un, ne jamais demander pour des infos, restaurants etc... faites le contraire. On voulait manger une bonne paella et on nous a envoyé à deux reprises dans des restaurants de bas niveaux. Si vous voulez manger des fruits de mer, paella, homards immenses, soupes etc... le restaurant pres de la plage Le Salamanca. Super délicieux. Vous...

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

Thank you for choosing us for your stay in Barcelona, we welcome your visit has been good and we valued your opinion. Our trainned staff takes great effort in maintaining the standards of our service and making mistakes helps us learn from them. Therefore it is of great value to us that customers tell us about these. Thank you and...

Basingstoke, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 July 2013

This hotel should be perfect as it's location is great, it is clean, the staff are extremely helpful and friendly and the breakfast was more than adequate. However we were only staying for 3 nights and after a rather late night the first night had not realised that one window was opaque and after opening it into a courtyard area...

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

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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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
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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: $171 - $438 (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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