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Excellent location - Inside city center
Popular landmarks
La Boqueria810 m
Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic)1.14 km
Magic Fountain of Montjuic1.44 km
Casa Batllo1.88 km
Barceloneta Beach2.08 km
La Pedrera Casa Mila2.4 km
Sagrada Familia3.23 km
Camp Nou3.84 km
Sant Pau Recinte Modernista4.09 km
Parc Guell4.58 km
Nearby landmarks
Funicular De Montjuic Railway Station30 m
Teatre Victòria30 m
Avenida del Paralelo40 m
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Sala Apolo150 m
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Barcelona Universal Hotel
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4-star Hotel
Free Wi-Fi
2018

Barcelona Universal Hotel

Av Parallel 76-78, Sant Antoni, Barcelona, Spain, 08001 - See map
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Exceptional reputation
Recommended by 97% of guests
Fantastic breakfast
93% positive mentions
Exceptional cleanliness
9.0 rating for cleanliness
Excellent service
8.9 rating for service

The rooms are spacious and comfortable and you can purchase a buffet breakfast for a very reasonable price.

Carol | May 31, 2018

It is right next to the Paral-el Metro stop in a great neighborhood.

Carol | May 31, 2018

Staff are very helpful and friendly.

Carol | May 31, 2018

Hotel was very nice, location good.

Thomas | November 10, 2019

The breakfast is fantastic.

Carol | May 31, 2018

Modern, clean hotel.

Mohammed | December 8, 2019

  • 30 meters to public transportation

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Currency exchange

  • Air conditioning

  • Daily housekeeping

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Value for money8.6
Distance to city center0.5 km
Location rating8.8
Nearest airportBarcelona-El Prat Airport (BCN)
Distance to airport10.8 km

Rooms available at Barcelona Universal Hotel

8.4
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Street view
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  • Room size: 23 m²/248 ft²
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        Frequently asked questions

        What time is check-in and check-out at Barcelona Universal Hotel?

        Check-in is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The property offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

        How do I get to Barcelona Universal Hotel?

        For those who wish to drive their own cars, Barcelona Universal Hotel has a car park available for guests. Car parking is available for a fee of EUR 26 per day. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Barcelona with private transportation, the hotel can arrange car rental for you.

        What is the smoking policy at Barcelona Universal Hotel?

        Barcelona Universal Hotel is not 100% smoke-free. The property offers its guests both smoking and non-smoking rooms. You can request your preferred room type during booking, but please keep in mind that rooms are subject to availability.

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        What people love about Barcelona Universal Hotel

        • 8.8
          Excellent
          Cleanliness

          "Room was exceptionally clean and quote adequately for a few nights."

          Glenys

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          January 15, 2020

        • 7.6
          Very good
          Location

          "The metro is just outside the hotel, is convenient to get around."

          Lay

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          August 19, 2019

        • 9.6
          Exceptional
          Breakfast

          "For reference, the caustic ratio of breakfast is good."

          KYUNGMIN

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          February 19, 2019

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        8.9/10
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        8.7
        Excellent
        2,406 reviews
        Cleanliness
        9.0
        Facilities
        8.5
        Location
        8.8
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        More 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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        Most talked about facilities

        Breakfast
        82 mentions
        Housekeeping
        56 mentions
        Swimming Pool
        41 mentions
        Food & Dining
        8 mentions

        What they offer

        10.0
        Exceptional

        "Enjoyed our stay at this hotel in Barcelona and couldn’t hav..."

        Sameh

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        July 18, 2019

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        Nearest essentials

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        Food and dining

        Breakfast options

        American
        Continental
        Vegetarian
        Full English/Irish
        Gluten-free

        Restaurants on site

        Restaurant
        Menu:Buffet

        Nearby restaurants

        Spanish cuisine
        Spanish cuisine
        Can Pe Pe
        50 m Spanish
        La Confiteria
        60 m Spanish
        Nou American Soda
        60 m Spanish
        American cuisine
        American cuisine
        La Tasqueta de la Sogra
        200 m American, International, Spanish
        La Informal
        340 m American
        Federal Cafe
        470 m American, Cafe, European
        Mediterranean cuisine
        Mediterranean cuisine
        El Molino
        80 m Mediterranean, Spanish
        Antic
        90 m Mediterranean
        Kasbah
        90 m Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Moroccan

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        Reviews of Barcelona Universal Hotel from real guests

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        8.7
        Excellent
        From 2406 reviews
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        Facilities8.5
        Location8.8
        Room comfort and quality8.4
        Service8.9
        Value for money8.6
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        10.0
        Exceptional
        Sameh from Egypt
        Family with young children
        Standard Interior Room, Guest room, No view
        Stayed 5 nights in July 2019

        This hotel deserves a 5 star due to its staff”

        Enjoyed our stay at this hotel in Barcelona and couldn’t have been better. - Excellent location- 10 to 15 minutes to La Ramblas, right infront of McDonalds and Subway and one of the best restaurants I’ve been to (Antic Cafe), next to several supermarkets and clothes shops (including Carrefour express) - If you want to reach any place in Barcelona cheaply you could use the metro right infront of the hotel or use the bus on the other side of the road. I would recommend to buy 10€ ticket of 10 rides either by bus or metro. - The best thing about the hotel is its staff. They were really helpful in telling us the places to visit in Barcelona and how to reach them by metro or bus using the hotel map which was extremely helpful. MANY THANKS TO MR SERGI AND ALL THE STAFF!! They made the hotel feel more than a 5 stars and I haven’t found such welcomes staff like that in any hotel in the countries I have visited. Further to that, they gave my baby boy a balloon every time they see us. Really don’t know how to thank them! - Very rich breakfast buffet with a lot of choices and great drinks - Beautiful panoramic pool and rooftop to enjoy with a great bar to enjoy all sort of drinks and cocktails. P.S. Don’t forget to reserve for the cocktail classes or visit during their free beer tasting time. - Large spacious rooms which are cleaned everyday - Definitely would be back soon and I highly recommend it specially for all the service it offers compared to its affordable cost.

        Reviewed July 18, 2019
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Gunter from Thailand
        Couple
        Superior
        Stayed 2 nights in June 2019

        The deserve full score”

        The location of the hotel is excellent. 10m from metro station paral-lel. We arrived early morning and staff was very welcoming and took the time to inform us about hotel facilities and sightseeing’s in Barcelona. Also have us tips about good local restaurants. Room was ready about 2:30pm and was super clean room with comfortable bed, ice cold air-con, good shower with high water pressure. Try to avoid room near the lift as other guests can be noisy early morning. Breakfast is amazing and a lot of fresh ingredients. Facilities on the rooftop are good and also the bar on the roof is cosy to have a drink at the evenings. Thank you once again for the good service.

        Reviewed June 29, 2019
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Jeanne from United States
        Couple
        Superior
        Stayed 4 nights in June 2019

        Great experience”

        We really enjoyed our stay here. Clean facilities. Very helpful front desk staff. And Tony, the bartender, was great! We attended the Master Cocktail class and were totally entertained. Location on the Paral-lel was quiet, and right outside the Metro entrance and bus stop. Also comfortable walking distance to La Rambla. Would definitely stay here again.

        Reviewed June 18, 2019
        10.0
        Exceptional
        yasmin from United Kingdom
        Couple
        Privilege
        Stayed 2 nights in May 2019

        Amazing hotel, friendly staff. Perfect trip!! ”

        One of the best hotels I’ve stayed in. The hotel is so clean and the rooms are perfect! The staff are super helpful and friendly, very safe atmosphere. The location is fantastic , right outside the hotel is a tram, easy to walk to places from the hotel. Our room was unreal, The view from the suites are absolutely amazing , I would 100% recommend this hotel and stay again and again!!!

        Reviewed May 28, 2019
        8.0
        Excellent
        Mandy from United Kingdom
        Family with teens
        Superior
        Stayed 3 nights in May 2019

        Wigan Rugby at Nou Camp weekend”

        Lovely hotel - been to barcelona a few times - never stayed near this location before. Must say I prefer actually staying on La Ramblas just for the ease of it but the Universal is only a 15 min walk away. Arrived to find a mix up with rooms but quickly sorted. Day 1 , no hot water to shower but again quickly rectified. Rooftop terrace and pool were lovely (just too cold to go in) - prices at hotel bar very steep but this seems to be the norm. Hotel very clean, loads of taxis available outside of the door and plenty of quirky little bars just around the corner, so all in all a very enjoyable stay. I would stay here again (if I couldnt get a hotel on La Ramblas).

        Reviewed May 24, 2019
        8.8
        Excellent
        Anders from Sweden
        Couple
        Privilege
        Stayed 3 nights in May 2019

        Nice hotel with helpful staff and great breakfast. ”

        Really helpful and friendly staff ! Breakfast with lots to choose from. We had a great room on 8:th floor overlooking most of the city ! Metro-station just outside, 20m, with easy access to the rest of the city. Walking distance to harbor, La Rambla and other sights. Would gladly stay there again if I come back.

        Reviewed May 20, 2019
        9.6
        Exceptional
        Shamshudin from Malaysia
        Family with teens
        Standard Interior Room, Guest room, No view
        Stayed 1 night in April 2019

        Excellent Hotel @ Strategic Location ”

        Excellent hotel strategically located at the city center nearby many attractions, metro station etc. Hotel staffs were very accommodating & helpful. Room was clean & tidy. Upgraded to superior room for free. Highly recommended hotel.

        Reviewed May 02, 2019
        9.6
        Exceptional
        KYUNGMIN from South Korea
        Group
        Triple Room
        Stayed 3 nights in January 2019

        nice location”

        location very nice/ too close subway station/ It's wide enogh for three people to use it. i have an intention of returning. For reference, the caustic ratio of breakfast is good. When I left, the taxi struck, but the Plaza in Catalonia was closed. If the taxi strikes, take the airport bus from the Plaza España. I did not tell you at the reception.

        Reviewed February 19, 2019
        9.2
        Exceptional
        Li from Singapore
        Couple
        Standard Interior Room, Guest room, No view
        Stayed 2 nights in December 2018

        Next to Metro Parallel”

        Very easy to get there from airport via metro. which is at the basement. Take Line 9 right to last station and change to Line 3. Get off at Station Parallel, take Exit San Pau and hotel is just next to it....super convenient. Within walking distance to the city, La Rambla, La Boqueria( very colorful market selling hams of all types) and Columbus Monument and Port Vell. MacDonald and Subway are just opposite. KFC is also nearby. To visit Sagrada Familia, take metro and get off at Sagrada Familia Station. The hotel has helpful and friendly reception staff who can speak English . Special mention was Alexandria who delighted me with her great service. I was impressed when I 1st wrote this hotel via bcnuniversal@nnhotels.es for directions to get to hotel. The reply was prompt, detailed, informative and helpful for me to make informed decisions. Room is very clean and spacious. Enjoyed our stay here. Highly recommend this hotel for those coming to Barcelona.

        Reviewed December 08, 2018
        8.8
        Excellent
        Yoshiharu from United States
        Couple
        Privilege
        Stayed 2 nights in November 2018

        Good location and service ”

        Excellent location. In front of train station. Sagrada famillia is just 5 stops away. Also we could see that from our room. Staff was very kind. Tell us sight seeing place and access. We had a good experience.

        Reviewed December 02, 2018
        9.2
        Exceptional
        KIMBERLY from Turkey
        Solo traveler
        Standard Interior Room, Guest room, No view
        Stayed 3 nights in November 2018

        Barcelona be aware of your bags”

        This place is perfectly located next to the purple / green metro line. You can get to all the sites by metro if you know the stops. Ask the staff. More importantly you can metro to the Sants Estacion, the train station. The area is eclectic and has obvious police strolling and patrolling area. In all of Barcelona watch your bag. Pick pockets are everywhere. I was in the church and a lady asked me to take a photo of her immediately as I entered. As I was adjusting my bag I caught the pick pockets hand half in my purse. If we weren’t in the church I would have broke his fingers. I made a big scene and he and his female partner exited the church. I told the staff as he was walking out and they said they are not the police and there are many thief’s in Barcelona. I said maybe they want to at least see who was preying in the people coming to church but so be aware they don’t care. Don’t let this keep you from visiting Barcelona is amazing. Toledo is more amazing!!!

        Reviewed November 24, 2018
        8.8
        Excellent
        Brian
        Couple
        Superior
        Stayed 3 nights in March 2019

        Excellent location ”

        Underground station right outside the hotel provides fantastic transport links to the rest of the city. Plenty of retaurants and bars in the local area. Very friendly and helpful staff. Would definitely book again.

        Reviewed March 25, 2019
        9.2
        Exceptional
        KIM from South Korea
        Solo traveler
        Standard Interior Room, Guest room, No view
        Stayed 1 night in February 2019

        location”

        near subway, near bus stop. easy to get airport. staff was kind.

        Reviewed May 26, 2019
        9.2
        Exceptional
        Barbara from Australia
        Solo traveler
        Privilege
        Stayed 12 nights in July 2018

        great location, friendly staff”

        Staying for 12 nights gave me a good time to evaluate the hotel. It's located very close to the Metro and bus routes, making getting about easy. The staff are friendly and helpful with lots of smiles. The privilege room was well appointed - More variety re English language cable channels would be good - those available are restricted to news. Only one bottle of water was supplied during my stay - more would have been appreciated, but supermarket is next door to get same. The terrace pool on top was a little disappointing as I had expected it to be larger. While refreshing, it is a dipping pool- Not a swimming pool. The staff at the terrace bar are amazing - try the sangria! Overall, the experience was terrific with only a couple of things that would make it top notch.

        Reviewed July 28, 2018
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Bee from Singapore
        Couple
        Standard Interior Room, Guest room, No view
        Stayed 7 nights in March 2018

        Excellent stay! ”

        The hotel is located right @ Parallel station. The exit opposite the hotel comes with lift. The hotel is surrounded with 24 hours supermart, KFC, MacDonald, subway. 10 mins walk to La Rambla, 8 mins walk to famous tapas place - Quimet & Quimet. Bed is extremely comfortable & room is good size. Service at tne teceptionist is top notch. To get to Park Guell, you can take a 3 mins walk & take bus 24. Everywhere else is reachable by metro. Highly recommended.

        Reviewed March 31, 2018
        8.0
        Excellent
        Padara from Thailand
        Couple
        Privilege
        Stayed 2 nights in January 2018

        Right next to subway station but not as new as expected”

        Right next to subway station but not as new as expected. You should buy Barcelona card for convenient travel. The location is a bit out of center area, a bit walking distance from Rambras. Great restaurant with seafood platter nearby, Antic Cafe Espanyol. Bad connection from Airport transfer route. Beware of Taxi from Airport could cost up to 50 Euros coz the driver turned off meter when arrived at hotel... We got free beer card but didn't try. Good view from rooftop. Our room can see Sagrada from afar.

        Reviewed February 15, 2018
        9.6
        Exceptional
        Anne from United Kingdom
        Family with teens
        Triple Room
        Stayed 4 nights in September 2016

        Brilliant rooftop sundeck with pool and fantastic views”

        Stayed 4 nights in September and really liked the hotel. We had a triple room with two large windows on the eighth floor which meant we had great views. The room was very nice, clean and comfortable and had tea and coffee facilities. There are, however, some rooms I believe which only have small windows which overlook inner courtyards but you find that in most hotels. The rooftop has a great sundeck area with a pool, bar and wonderful views. It also has a gym but this is small with a few running machines and a small weights area. The metro stop is just outside the hotel's entrance so from the airport we took the train to the main train station and then it was just two stops on the metro to the hotel. We bought a T10 ticket for 10 euros which gives 10 journeys (the same ticket can be used by each person - no need to buy individual ones). Our journey took less than one hour and 15 minutes from the airport to hotel and therefore this counts only as one journey per person so we only used 3 journeys on the card and had 7 journeys left to use on other metro trips! A cheap and easy way to and from the airport. The hotel is only 5 minutes walk from Las Ramblas and 5 minutes the other way to the port area which was very nice. Would definitely choose this hotel again as I loved the rooftop area and pool.

        Reviewed October 10, 2016
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Richard from United States
        Couple
        Standard Interior Room, Guest room, No view
        Stayed 6 nights in May 2016

        Great Location and Comfortable”

        Every part of the experience at this hotel was excellent, both service and facilities. The location is very good if you wish to visit the port or La Ramblas. For any where else the Metro station is 10 steps away. The only disappointment is the value/quality of the buffet breakfast for 15 Euro plus plus. After one time we decided to walk less than 20 meters to have an ala carte breakfast for far less than half the cost. We would definitely return to the hotel again in the future.

        Reviewed May 29, 2016
        8.8
        Excellent
        Jassim from Bahrain
        Solo traveler
        Standard Interior Room, Guest room, No view
        Stayed 1 night in May 2016

        Good hotel overall ”

        The hotel is nice and clean. helpful staff. Rooms are big and clean. Breakfast is excellent. WiFi is poor and kept disconnecting in the 7th floor. Swimming pool is very small. 10 minutes walk to the Rambla. 30 minutes walk to the beach.

        Reviewed May 26, 2016
        8.0
        Excellent
        Sharon from Malaysia
        Couple
        Standard Interior Room, Guest room, No view
        Stayed 1 night in December 2012

        service with a smile”

        great location

        the hotel is just a few steps from the nearby metro. it saves us alot of money on travelling because we travelled by metro from the barcelona airport to the hotel. less than 5 minutes to walk to the hotel. around the area there are lots of restaurants and fun and happening night spots. most of the restaurants are open even on christmas. the staffs are friendly and helpful. allow us to to change our room because some of the wifi signals do not have very good wifi receptions. i will definitely stay back in this hotel the next time.

        Reviewed January 14, 2013
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