Excellent 8.4
Based on 308 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
  • car hire

Fitness & recreation

  • fitness center
  • solarium

Swimming & soaking

  • outdoor pool

Food & beverage

  • 24-hour room service
  • room service
  • restaurant
  • 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
  • 24-hour check-in
  • doorman

Business & money services

  • fax machine
  • printer
  • meeting facilities
  • business center
  • 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 policy 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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Recent customer comments

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  • Hotel Condition/Cleanliness 8.9
  • Facilities 8.5
  • Location 8.8
  • Room Comfort/Standard 8.4
  • Service 8.6
  • Value for Money 8.3
  • Food/Dining 7.3

Lindsay L.
United Kingdom
July 23, 2016
Excellent stay
Fantastic hotel, spacious rooms, ordered room service, food was great. Highly recommend. We had a wonderful stay.

Jacqueline M.
United Kingdom
July 20, 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.

Alexandra H.
July 18, 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.

Karen E.
United Kingdom
July 05, 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.

Shandelle B.
New Zealand
July 03, 2016
Great location, loved the roof top.
Ideal spot from which to explore Barcelona.

Tamara L.
June 29, 2016
Appearances can be deceiving
Beyond the great location and clean building, the stay was a disappointment. Room was not cleaned as requested, facilities were very basic and staff were at times very short.

Roongsak L.
June 29, 2016
Good location.
Good location, not a busy street, lots of restaurants around, metro is right in front of the hotel.

Jane R.
United Kingdom
June 29, 2016
Great little hotel!
Loved the rooftop terrace, great views and the best frozen daiquiris. All staff were good. Pool is small, but gave it a nice friendly atmosphere with everyone sitting around in the pool drinking cocktails. Not a place for children. Ramblas is a 10 minute walk.

paul K.
United Kingdom
June 28, 2016
Great hotel
Great location

Gemma B.
United Kingdom
June 27, 2016
Girls weekend
I organised ahem weekend for 15 girls, we all stayed at Barcelona Universal and absolutely loved it! The hotel staff were great and really looked after us throughout our stay!! Would go back in a heartbeat!