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Hotel Barcelona Universal


Avda. Paralel, 76-80, Barcelona, Spain

Outstanding, 4.5
Based on 2595 Guest reviews
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A great Barcelona city centre hotel, nestled in Paral.lel Avenue, just 5 minutes from the famous 'Las Ramblas'.

Hotel Barcelona Universal is a great option if you are looking for a comfortable and stylish accommodation in central Barcelona. The hotel has a privileged location right in the business and leisure area of Barcelona and just minutes away from the well-known Las Ramblas. Its proximity to the Fira de Barcelona, the Conference Center and the World Trade Center made Hotel Barcelona Universal a landmark for all the city’s business travellers.

The Barcelona Universal Hotel boasts an extensive range of facilities, such as an outdoor swimming pool (spring and summer), a solarium and a well-fitted fitness area. The hotel also has 4 conference rooms and an entire floor of well-designed and very comfortable office suites. Guests can connect to the Internet (through wireless or broadband) from anywhere in the hotel, including the complimentary Business Center.

Special care has been taken to ensure your comfort to the maximum, so whatever the purpose of your visit in Barcelona is you can simply rest and relax in this hotel. The friendly and professional staff do their utmost to make your stay memorable. The Universal Hotel boasts 167 modern and spacious rooms, three of them are suites with private terrace and jacuzzi. The rooms are modern and tastefully furnished with contemporary décor and high-quality furnishings.

The Magic Fountains of Montjuïc, the CaixaForum, Poble Espanyol, the Mies van der Rohe Pavillion and the Palau San Jordi are all within walking distance from the hotel.

The Paral·lel metro station is located just in front of the hotel, giving you the opportunity to easily go all around the city and to the most popular sights, like the Sagrada Familia, the Paseo de Gracia, Rambla de Catalunya, Park Güell or Camp Nou. In addition, there are many dining, shopping and entertainment choices in the area. Port Olimpic is at just 10 minutes' driving distance as well as the trendy shops of ‘Avinguda Diagonal’. Hotel Barcelona Universal is without a doubt an ideal base for exploring this vibrant city.

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Outstanding, 4.5
2595 Guest reviews
  • Location 4.5
  • Value 4.5
  • Rooms 4.5
  • Service 4.5
  • Cleanliness 4.5
  • Sleep quality 4.5
Dirk J Antwerp May 2013 Easytobook traveller
 "4 days stay in April 2013"
good hotel, nice facilities (rooftop swimming pool and solarium)Spacious room but no exterior view and too dark during the dayLobby Bar not cosy enough to get a night cap.We had 4 days of rain and that might have had some influence on our judgement
Luc V Barcelona November 2012 Easytobook traveller
 "4 nights in Barcelona"
Outstanding hotel. Nice bed ,nice bath room.Location in front of a metro access !Breakfast expensive ,but easy to find cheaper in the street . Good price if you book it on the net .I'll be back , if possible.
Anonymous Barcelona October 2012 Easytobook traveller
 "A decent hotel, but not enough for 4 stars"
I stayed in a "triple room" for 3 nights with my parents. Although it was stated as a single bed and a double bed, it was essentially 3 single beds, and one of it was those metal "additional bed" that you usually get from other hotels. They only provided 2 single-sized blanket, 2 towels and everything else in 2. It was quite obvious that we would have needed 3 of them. They also do not provide drinking water.The location of the hotel was quite central, just 10 mins walk from La Ramblas and the sea. Nothing much on the same street, but it is right in front of a metro station.The hotel also doesn't have much of a sound proof system. It was quite noisy at night, where you can hear people walking back to their rooms or walking about upstairs. In the morning, I was quite sure I heard construction sounds! Otherwise, its ok to stay here.
aurora c Barcelona October 2012 Easytobook traveller
 "Excellent Stay"
I had requested a nice room ( back room ) and being granted, all the staff were excellent, very helpfull, they had helped us in everything,booking our day tours and helping us for directions. we stayed for 11 days in this hotel and find it excellent. highly recommended !!!!.i would definitely stay in this hotel again..the only thing is, its quite a walk from La Rambla but overall its wonderfull, Metro is just at the front of the hotel and its close to the city centre..
Anonymous Group of friends October 2012 Easytobook traveller
 "Good overall but...."
The hotel was of a very high standard and the staff were excellent. The only downside was our room did not have a window, so it felt like we were in a large cupboard !
Anonymous Barcelona Spouse/partner August 2012 Easytobook traveller
 "Barcelona universal hotel"
The hotel was nice the breakfast was great,however we went to the restaurant in the night and the choice was poor and my husbands meat was under cooked. We were the only customers so I think they need to improve the restaurant. The rest of the hotel was fine and the staf were helpful.
CANDICE HEIDI N Barcelona Group of friends July 2012 Easytobook traveller
 "Great service! Location is perfect"
Hotel is close enough to la Ramblas but just far enough away from the noise. Bathrooms are huge and very modern rooms. WE had a lovely stay
Cathy L Barcelona July 2012 Easytobook traveller
 "Barcelona Universal Hotel"
We had a very pleasant stay at the Barcelona Universal Hotel. The rooms were neat and tidy. The only complaint I had was when we asked for ice the ice bucket would only be a quarter full and once when I asked for two coffees one black and one with cream the server snippily asked me to make up my mind.
Simpy S Paris June 2012 Easytobook traveller
Loved the hotel..It is very centrally located, very clean and beautiful. The only thing I found missing in the room was a window from where I can look outside...but irrespective, it was very comfortable and amazing :)
James S Barcelona Spouse/partner May 2012 Easytobook traveller
 "Long weekend"
Great hotel, good location. Expensive breakfast, Make sure your room is not next to the service elevator as there was constant noise from about 7am onwards.
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 Check-in: From 15:00 Check-out: Until 12:00
 Payment:           Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diners Club, Visa Debit, Visa Electron
Note: the hotel can pre-authorize your card before arrival; they check for sufficient funds in order to guarantee your booking.
 Internet: Wi-Fi Internet free of charge in all rooms and general areas (lobby/reception etc.)
 Parking: Paid Parking (Self-service)
Paid parking is available at the hotel. (Reservation needed)
 Pet policy: Pets are not allowed.
Rooms: 167
  • Laundry service
  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour security
  • Car rental desk
  • Photocopy center
  • Wake-up calls
  • Ironing service
  • Concierge
  • Fax service
  • Luggage storage
  • Room service - limited hour
  • Tourist information
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Bell boy
  • Wedding Services
  • Tours/ticket Assistance
General facilities:
  • Elevator
  • Currency exchange
  • Air-conditioning
  • Access for disabled
  • Multilingual staff
  • Bicycle rentals
  • Banqueting service
  • City maps
  • Safe at front desk
  • Newspapers
  • Multiple Small Meeting Rooms
  • Newspapers
  • TV in the Lobby
  • Coffee in the Lobby
  • Breakfast Available (surcharge)
  • Minibar
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Entire property is non-smoking
  • Wheelchair Accessible
Extra common areas:
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Terrace
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Non-smoking area (generic)
  • Library
  • Rooftop Terrace
  • Social meeting rooms
Business facilities:
  • Conference Facilities
  • Business center
  • Fitness center
Wellness facilities:
  • Solarium (UV sunbeds)
  • Massage services
  • Solarium (terrace)
Swimming Facilities:
  • Swimming pool
  • Pool bar
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool - Seasonal
  • Outdoor swimming pool
Important information & conditions:

From 1st November 2012 a tourist tax of EUR 1.25 per person (from the age of 16) per night applies, with a maximum of 7 nights' charge per person.

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