Excellent 8.4
Based on 317 reviews

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About Barcelona Universal Hotel


Opened in 2001, this classy hotel located opposite the Parallel metro station is just five minutes from Las Ramblas and offers stylish rooms and high tech facilities. The Barcelona Universal Hotel has spacious rooms decorated in a contemporary European style with satellite TV and free wireless internet access. The on-site Medea restaurant serves excellent Mediterranean cuisine, and leisure options include a rooftop swimming pool, gym, and terrace with panoramic views over the Raval district. The hotel is only a few minutes from Sant Pau del Camp and within easy reach of all the famous Barcelona attractions, bars, and restaurants.
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  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi in public areas


  • Car park
  • Rental car

Fitness & recreation

  • Fitness center
  • Solarium

Swimming & soaking

  • Swimming pool [outdoor]

Food & beverage

  • Room service [24-hour]
  • Room service
  • Restaurant(s)
  • Coffee shop
  • Poolside bar
  • Bar


  • Pets allowed

Cleaning services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry service
  • Dry cleaning

Guest services

  • Luggage storage
  • Tours
  • Concierge

On-site facilities

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Elevator
  • Smoking area

Health and security

  • 24-hour security
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Check-in [24-hour]
  • Doorman

Business & money services

  • Currency exchange

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Catalan
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish
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Child and extra bed policy
Infant 0-2 year(s) Stay for free if using existing bedding. Note, if you need a cot there may be an extra charge.
Children 3-12 year(s) Must use an extra bed
  • Guests over 12 years old are considered as adults.
  • Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room capacity for more details.
When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
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Useful info

Breakfast Charge (when not included in room rate): 16 EUR
Check-In From: 03:00 PM
Check-Out Until: 12:00 PM
Distance from City Center: 0.5 km
Distance to Airport: 12 km
Internet Usage Fee: 0 EUR
Number of Bars: 2
Number of Floors: 9
Number of Restaurants: 1
Number of Rooms : 167
Parking Fee (per day): 26 EUR
Room Voltage: 220
Time to Airport (Minutes): 20
Year Hotel Built: 2001
Year Hotel Last Renovated: 2014
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Verified traveler reviews

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  • Hotel Condition/Cleanliness 8.9
  • Facilities 8.4
  • Location 8.8
  • Room Comfort/Standard 8.4
  • Service 8.6
  • Value for Money 8.3
  • Food/Dining 7.3

Tricia C. from United Kingdom
Stayed 2 nights in August 2016
Pool v small rather cramped area
Reviewed August 28, 2016

Martin D. from United Kingdom
Families with young children
Stayed one night in August 2016
Fantastic rooftop pool and bar. Helpful staff. Lovely breakfast. Nice rooms. Corridors dark. Excell
Location, staff and rooftop pool
Reviewed August 26, 2016

sarah G. from United Kingdom
Stayed 3 nights in August 2016
Fantastic stay.
Ideal location to the beach front, modern hotel, friendly staff
Reviewed August 15, 2016

Jayne M. from United Kingdom
Stayed 3 nights in August 2016
Long weekend 5th - 8th August
Great location opposite Parallel Metro, 5-10min walk to Las Ramblas.
Reviewed August 09, 2016

Martine B. from Norway
Stayed 3 nights in July 2016
Lovely and central
The staff, the breakfast and walking or taking the metro everywhere was great!
Reviewed August 04, 2016

Lindsay L. from United Kingdom
Families with older children
Stayed 4 nights in July 2016
Excellent stay
Fantastic hotel, spacious rooms, ordered room service, food was great. Highly recommend. We had a wonderful stay.
Reviewed July 23, 2016

Jacqueline M. from United Kingdom
Families with older children
Stayed 2 nights in July 2016
great choice
On a main road 5-10 mins from the Marina, Rambles, Market, Metro so ideal for a central location, The hotel has a roof terrace and swimming pool on the top floor and the rooms were spacious, modern, clean with great air con, We was really happy with this hotel and would recommend it to adults and families with older children. My favourite area was the Gothic quarter which we walked to in the evening and we used the hop off bus to see the sites.
Reviewed July 20, 2016

Alexandra H. from Sweden
Stayed 3 nights in July 2016
Good rooms, nice location (right next to a metro-station) and wonderful staff. We really enjoyed the rooftop with the pool and bar - the strawberry daiquiri is a must-try if you're staying at the hotel. We had an overall great experience at the hotel and I will try to book it the next time I visit Barcelona.
Reviewed July 18, 2016

Karen E. from United Kingdom
Families with older children
Stayed 5 nights in June 2016
Escape after GCSEs
We have (my children 12 and 16) have just returned from 5 nights at the Barcelona Universal which we went to as an end of GCSEs treat for my older son. We really liked the hotel - very modern, new and in a good location - a few steps from metro and about 10 mins walk from Las Ramblas. I chose the hotel because it was central and had a rooftop pool which the boys really enjoyed after hot day's sightseeing. It is very small but didn't get too crowded. There is a bar serving food and lovely looking cocktails. Breakfast was plentiful with a good choice and lovely fruit. Because we were 3 people we had a corner room which was very spacious with a separate wardrobe room and a large bathroom. Only criticism was that the decoration was all dark and it was difficult to get natural light into the bedroom. However, overall, would not hesitate to recommend.
Reviewed July 05, 2016

Shandelle B. from New Zealand
Stayed 2 nights in June 2016
Great location, loved the roof top.
Ideal spot from which to explore Barcelona.
Reviewed July 03, 2016


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