Barcelona Universal Hotel
Barcelona Universal Hotel
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10.0
Exceptional

"Courteous and helpful management and staff."

Francis

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April 27, 2018

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What guests are saying:
Nice hotel, very tasty breakfast, staff very friendly and helpful.
Morikoth from Switzerland
Family with teens
Ideal location for exploring the city with metro stop just outside the hotel. The hotel staff were all friendly and welcoming. Wonderful breakfast buffet.
Janet from United Kingdom
Family with teens
Everything is perfect, personel are super-friendly, helping with everything. Quiet rooms, ideal placement, good breakfasts. So far the best hotel I've taken in Barcelona.
Denis from Russia
Solo traveler
Very helpful staff. Parking is terrible. Don’t use unless you want to scratch your car. Rooms are nice and clean.
Len from United States
Couple
Really nice place to stay. Clean, friendly & free afternoon tea, what more could you ask for.
bernadette from Australia
Couple
Ideally placed. Short walk to Las Ramblas and port area. Room a little tired.but very clean. Comfortable beds. Great breakfast and nice rooftop terrace with small pool. Excellent friendly and helpful staff throughout. Would return without hesitation.
Vincent from United Kingdom
Family with teens

Barcelona Universal Hotel

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8.7
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10
Exceptional cleanliness
9.0
Recommended by 96% of guests
Value for money8.5
Distance to city center0.5 km
Location rating8.8
Nearest airportBarcelona Airport (BCN)
Distance to airport10.8 km
96%

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2018

Gold Circle Award Winner

  • 30 meters to public transportation

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Currency exchange

  • Air conditioning

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8.4
Excellent
Room comfort & quality
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Street view
  • 1 king bed or 2 single beds
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
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  • 1 king bed or 2 single beds
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Triple Room
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  • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
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Standard Interior Room, Guest room, No view
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  • Room size: 23 m²/248 ft²
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          • 9.2
            Exceptional

            "Excellent cleanliness and very good breakfast."

            lynn

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            January 4, 2018

          • 8.8
            Excellent

            "Lovely hotel, friendly staff, great location."

            Alison

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            July 18, 2017

          • 10.0
            Exceptional

            "Nice and big room, great breakfast and close to la rambla"

            Boaz

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            February 26, 2017

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          9.6
          Exceptional

          "Super convenient location, walkable distance to La-Rambla"

          Liu

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          March 13, 2018

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          Mediterranean cuisine
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          What they offer

          8.0
          Very good

          "Staff are helpful and nice."

          Leo

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          March 17, 2018

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          Agoda Reviews (1252)Booking.com Reviews (971)
          8.7
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          10
          Cleanliness9.0
          Facilities8.5
          Location8.8
          Room comfort and quality8.4
          Service8.9
          Value for money8.5
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          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
          KAH from Singapore
          Family with teens
          Standard Interior Room, Guest room, No view
          Stayed 3 nights in December 2018
          Extremely convenient with great breakfast spread”
          Visited in December 2018. Staff were extremely professional and friendly. Breakfast spread each morning was sumptuous. Room views were fantastic, with the telecommunications needle and art museum of Catalonia in sight. There were also heaters installed in the toilets to keep warm after showering. Location was right next to the paral-el station exit, with supermarkets nearby and relatively close location to la Rambla district and beaches at Barceloneta Only gripe would be the pillows and beds were too soft.
          Reviewed December 09, 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
          7.6
          Very good
          HAN from Singapore
          Couple
          Standard Interior Room, Guest room, No view
          Stayed 5 nights in December 2018
          Five nights stay”
          Nice hotel just outside the parallel metro. Clean and water pressure in the toilet was excellent. Location is not exactly very near to the main shopping area but if you dont mind you can take a 15 mins walk. Otherwise, good hotel.
          Reviewed December 07, 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
          8.0
          Excellent
          Martta from Finland
          Family with young children
          Standard Interior Room, Guest room, No view
          Stayed 4 nights in November 2018
          Good hotel”
          Universal was a nice hotel with really friendly and helpful staff and good location next to the metro station. Breakfast was lovely and wide-ranging. Some of the downsides were the loud traffic noises from the street and the level of cleaning. We got clean towels everyday (even though not needed) but the minus side was that I don't think that the floors were cleaned at all. Also, one time we were at the room when the cleaning ladies came. Instead of changing the glasses and mugs at the room to clean ones, they used a cleaning spray and wiped them with the same rag they used to clean the surfaces at the toilet. Didn't feel like drinking from the glasses after that. A very good bed and a little bathtub for the baby and a few soaps and other baby products.
          Reviewed December 03, 2018
          7.6
          Very good
          Kowk from Hong Kong
          Couple
          Standard Interior Room, Guest room, No view
          Stayed 3 nights in November 2018
          Good hotel”
          Metro station just next to the hotel, but a bit away from La ramble, about 10 min walk. Room is clean and up to standard. Staff are friendly. Coffee tea service at lobby. Will come again if visit Baecelona again.
          Reviewed November 30, 2018
          7.2
          Very good
          Cheryl from Malaysia
          Couple
          Standard Interior Room, Guest room, No view
          Stayed 1 night in November 2018
          Good location and clean room ”
          We were not able check in until almost 3pm, would be nice if we could check in earlier after long flight to wash up and short rest. Let the hotel charged my credit card as deposit but when we checked out they can't void the transaction, they have to do refund. A bit strange as most of the hotel will just void the deposit
          Reviewed November 30, 2018
          2.4
          Shuk from United States
          Couple
          Standard Interior Room, Guest room, No view
          Stayed 5 nights in November 2018
          This place was rated a 4 stars. I would not give them more than a 3 stars. ”
          The place was rated 4 stars. I would not give more than 3 stars. The bathroom was dirty. The walls were filled with mildew. The bath towels were old , smelly and yellow. I would not even use it to wipe my feet. The location is bad, its right above the subway station. you can hear people all night and early in the morning. This hotel is across the street from a theatre. You have ppl going in all week long. From mondays thru fridays, you have kids from school going there. early hours...good luck if you try to sleep late. And on weekends, they open to the public till late. It was way too noisy all day and night. The area is not safe either. You have homeless people outside the hotel area. I would not recommend this place to anyone.
          Reviewed December 07, 2018
          8.8
          Excellent
          Carol from Singapore
          Group
          Triple Room
          Stayed 4 nights in October 2018
          Great location”
          Room is spacious and clean. Subway station right outside the hotel. Many restaurants, cafes and supermarts along the same street. A special shout out to reception staff Carlos. Very helpful, friendly, informative and always there with a big smile.
          Reviewed October 31, 2018
          9.6
          Exceptional
          Roger from United States
          Couple
          Superior
          Stayed 1 night in November 2018
          Stylish interior, good value”
          The rooms and public spaces have been remodeled in a stylish, contemporary style. The room was comfortable and there were plenty of electrical outlets. Staff were helpful, and overall it was a very good value.
          Reviewed November 15, 2018
          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
          Jeong from South Korea
          Solo traveler
          Standard Interior Room, Guest room, No view
          Stayed 2 nights in July 2018
          Really very nice”
          Roof top bar is really nice
          Reviewed December 07, 2018
          9.2
          Exceptional
          shirlye from Malaysia
          Group
          Triple Room
          Stayed 4 nights in October 2018
          Fabulous breakfast ”
          They do serve champagne during breakfast.. walking distance to La Rambla street.. highly recommended
          Reviewed November 17, 2018
          10.0
          Exceptional
          Tina from United Kingdom
          Family with teens
          Triple Room
          Stayed 3 nights in October 2018
          Great hotel”
          We were travelling with our 16 year old son, so it was great that the triple room had a dividing door, so he had his own room. Hotel was very clean and the staff were very helpful, always ready with a map to show us where we needed to catch the metro and what stops to change at. Weather was beautiful, so we made use of the roof top sun deck and bar,;it was a great way to relax after a day in the city. Hotel food and drinks were of a high standard and reasonably priced. Overall a great stay.
          Reviewed October 25, 2018
          10.0
          Exceptional
          Catherine from United Kingdom
          Couple
          Standard Interior Room, Guest room, No view
          Stayed 4 nights in October 2018
          Exceptional hotel in great location ”
          This hotel is located just by the metro making it easy to explore the city. You can easily walk to Las Ramblas, Port Vell and plsca real. Hotel is spotless, breakfast is very good with hot and cold selection. There is a terrace with views over the city and you can chill out at the bar. Staff were so polite and helpful, I will come again when I visit this beautiful city again.
          Reviewed October 12, 2018
          9.6
          Exceptional
          Debbie from United Kingdom
          Group
          Standard Interior Room, Guest room, No view
          Stayed 2 nights in September 2018
          Excellent city centre hotel”
          Booked standard rooms and were impressed with the size and quality. Comfy double (twin) beds with lovely soft pillows. Plenty of storage. Good sized bathroom, nice shower (holder on wall needs moving as the high pressure forces the head to the right), plenty of towels and a really nice shower gel - plenty of it in a wall mounted pump bottle (also shampoo/conditioner). Great air con. No view but this was more that compensated for with the fab roof top bar, terrace and pool. Pool not that big but okay for a dip. Great atmosphere. Fab bar staff and cocktails!! Plenty of seating (some sun loungers would be nice rather than lots of deck chairs). DJ late afternoon was a bonus!! Great vibe! Breakfast was one of the best buffets we've had in a hotel. Lots of choice. Good service. Reception staff and concierge extremely helpful.
          Reviewed September 16, 2018
          8.8
          Excellent
          Melanie from United Kingdom
          Couple
          Standard Interior Room, Guest room, No view
          Stayed 3 nights in September 2018
          Nice hotel”
          All the Staff were fabulous, very friendly and helpful, special mention to Tony in the roof top bar, (note to Management, get rid of the punk rock music in the roof top bar it is not pleasant and Tony could not do anything to change it). Room 301 had no windows which meant it was very dark and you had no idea about the world outside and how lovely and blue the sky was, if I stayed here again I would definitely ask for a room with a window.
          Reviewed September 15, 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
          10.0
          Exceptional
          Benjamin from Australia
          Couple
          Standard Interior Room, Guest room, No view
          Stayed 4 nights in March 2018
          Excellent stay ”
          We had an amazing stay here - the staff were so helpful, with lots of recommendations. The room was very clean, and the location was really good, close to a metro station. We were able to walk to La Ramblas and the beach. Would highly recommend this hotel.
          Reviewed March 23, 2018
          Thank you so much for this positive review. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to welcoming you soon again! Thanks! Warmest regards, Reservation Departament.
          Responded March 23, 2018
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