$122 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: May 12, 2015 Check-out: May 14, 2015

Barcelona Universal Hotel

4 stars
View map of Av. Paral-lel, 76-80, Barcelona, 08001

Hotel Overview

Ratings and reviews for Barcelona Universal Hotel

Overall score

4.2 / 5
5.01.0
128 out of 128
Amenities:
4.1
Cleanliness:
4.6
Hotel staff:
4.5
Comfort:
4.3
Location:
4.4
Value:
4.3

95% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Abu Dabi
Business
California
Sep 19, 2012

Great time in Barc

We had a great time in Barc. This hotel is very well situated; the Metro is right out the front door and La Rambla is a short ten minute walk. The staff was very helpful and spoke very good English. The hotel is right off a fairly busy street and a hospital is not too far, so ambulances with sirens are fairly common. Ask for a room higher up and/or ask for a room on the back of the hotel. There is a great view on the roof terrace. The room was not large, but was nicely decorated and comfortable.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Go to Pans across the street....order the British bacon sandwich.

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Review of Barcelona Universal Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
sam2012
Business
ireland
Oct 3, 2012

Mid week break

Location of hotel very good for exploring Barcelona. Metro stop right outside. Less than ten minute walk to Les Ramblas and Marina area.Lots of cafes for eating nearby. Room nice clean although room at front of hotel can suffer from alot of noise from traffic. Staff were helpful did not avail of restaurant in hotel so cannot comment on food. Rooftop terrace nice for sunbathing pool small but nice to cool off in. Would stay here again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Breakfast expensive in hotel lots of places within walking distant for good value coffee and snacks. Be aware of restaurants not displaying drink prices on menu can work out very expensive one place Mickys 11 euro for a beer.

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Review of Barcelona Universal Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Luke89
Business
UK
Oct 7, 2012

Good base from which to explore the city

The hotel is smart, clean and a great place to relax and recharge after a day exploring this great city. Majority of sights/attractions within walking distance with a metro right outside for those further distances. A well located hotel which made a perfect base from which to explore Barcelona.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Long walk from hotel

If your a sports fan the Olympic stadium/park and the Nou Camps are a must.

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Review of Barcelona Universal Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Derbyman 66
Business
UK
Oct 20, 2012

Nice but can be noisy!

My wife and I are light sleepers and if we had realised how noisy the road to the front of the hotel could be at night we certainly would have requested a room at the rear. I feel this problem could be addressed with improved sound deadening methods. On the plus side the hotel is in a great position for downtown Barcelona and Metro network.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Barcelona Universal Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Peter the Canuck
Business
Canada
Nov 19, 2012

A great place to stay in Barcelona

Wonderful hotel and staff. Metro and bus right outside the door. Only a short walk to Las Ramblas. Very helpful staff

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Take the Travel Bound Barcelona "Free" walking tour that starts from the Internacional Cool Local Hotel on Las Ramblas

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Review of Barcelona Universal Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Henryka
Business
USA
Dec 1, 2012

convenient location, good value

Stayed 4 nights. Room was clean, modern decor with graphite color wallpaper and light-colored wood furniture. Even though located on the major thoroughfare, with closed windows it wasn't noisy. Staff friendly. Convenient to major attractions.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Long walk from hotel

El Gran Cafe restaurant on Avinyo 9 had good food, great decor and good prices.

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Review of Barcelona Universal Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
William the conquerer
Business
Denver, CO
Dec 27, 2012

Great location

We had a great stay at this hotel over Christmas. The staff was excellent and very helpful. The rooms were very nice and everything seemed to work well. The internet was somewhat slow but worked well all the same. There is a subway stop right outside the door that will take you anywhere in the city in minutes and La Rambla and the whole Gothic quarter were easily reached on foot or subway. The waterfront is also nearby as is the funicular that will that you to a cable car to the amazing views on top of Montjuic. The hotel was perfectly situated to explore the city. The breakfast buffet was also excellent.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

Suggest a "tapas tour" with the Barcelona Tourism Board as an initial introduction to all that can be explored further on your own time.

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Review of Barcelona Universal Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
JiLee
Business
Dallas, Texas
Jan 7, 2013

Fantastic hotel in a great location

From the minute we walked into the hotel, I was relieved to find it clean with friendly staff. The room was also comfortable. This hotel was also conveniently located close to the pier and to Las Ramblas. I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone visiting Barcelona.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Barcelona Universal Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
W.A.M
Business
Portadown, N. Ireland
Apr 3, 2013

Great stay

Friendly staff who are keen to advise where to eat close by. Surrounding area is nice and seems fairly safe, nice local bakeries for breakfast a great option cheaper than the buffet breakfast. Only 5 min walk from las ramblas.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Elche restaurant very nice for a treat, fairly pricey though.

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Review of Barcelona Universal Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Mike the Chiropractor
Business
Santa Barbara
Apr 5, 2013

Great value, location and room.

Located on the important L3 metro stop, the Universal is ideally located. Rooms that were better than expected with a modern bath. Comfortable beds with a great flat screen. Refrigerator in room was helpful. Try the restaurant. The salad bar makes for a terrific dinner. I think this hotel is wonderful for couples. Not sure if it's ideal for kids. There is a small pool on the roof. But...it's a small pool on the roof. Gracious and helpful English speaking staff. I think this hotel will be tough to beat.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Not Applicable

Skip the restaurants with pictures for menus. Seek out the many wonderful restaurants along Gracias.

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