Barcelona Universal, El Raval Area, Barcelona

Avda. Paral-lel 76-78 Barcelona 08001
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2017 British Travel Awards Winner

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
Based on 4088 Reviews
4.5

Recommended for

  • Central location
  • Great service
  • Quiet
  • Family friendly
  • Good for singles

Hotel Info

Overview

The Hotel Barcelona Universal has a strategic location in the city, near to Las Ramblas, the Fira de Barcelona and the World Trade Centre. Each bedroom is decorated in a modern style and the wooden floors and sumptuous fabrics make it the perfect place to relax away from the bustle of the city. The impeccably furnished en suite rooms come equipped with a hairdryer, a direct dial telephone, satellite/ cable TV, a radio and Internet access. They also contain a minibar, a safe and air conditioning. Guests can chill out by the swimming pool on the hotel’s roof solarium which has incredible views out over the city. The contemporary Hotel Barcelona Universal is popular with business and leisure guests alike.

At a Glance

Board basis explained

Board basis explained

...means that included in the price are all main meals, most drinks, which tend to be local varieties available during bar opening hours.

...means that breakfast, lunch and evening meals, are included in the price.

...means that your breakfast and evening meal is included in the price. In some cases you can choose to receive lunch instead of breakfast - the hotel will confirm this upon arrival.

...means that breakfast is included in the price.

...means that no meals or drinks are included in the price, but you will be provided with catering facilities in your accommodation to cook light meals.

...means that no meals or drinks are included in the price.

  • Nearest airport
  • Time zone UK + 1 Hour
  • Currency € Euro
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Facilities

Hotel facilities

Wifi

  • Internet access - wireless
  • Free Wi-Fi

Pool and Wellness

  • Swimming pool - outdoor seasonal
  • Swimming pool - outdoor
  • Massage
  • Fitness facilities
  • Use of nearby fitness center (complimentary)
  • Sauna

Activities

  • Hair salon
  • Golf course on site
  • Library

Food & Drink

  • Coffee shop or café
  • Room service
  • Number of bars/lounges 1
  • Restaurant(s) in hotel
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Banquet facilities
  • Room service (24 hours)

Services & Shops

  • Tour assistance
  • Translation services
  • Doorman/doorwoman
  • Secretarial services
  • Business services
  • Cell phone/mobile rental
  • Babysitting or childcare
  • Luggage storage
  • Concierge services
  • Laundry facilities
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Medical assistance available
  • Event catering
  • Technology helpdesk
  • Computer rental
  • Currency exchange
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • On-site car rental
  • Wedding services
  • Tours/ticket assistance

General Info

  • Check-in time starts 3:00 PM
  • Security guard
  • Air-conditioned public areas
  • Exhibit space
  • Multilingual staff
  • Total number of rooms 167
  • Elevator/lift
  • Patio
  • Photocopy machines
  • 24-hour business center
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Complimentary newspapers in lobby
  • Business centre
  • Shoe shine
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Check-out by noon
  • Pets not allowed
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Multiple large conference rooms
  • Multiple small meeting rooms
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Terrace
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • One meeting/conference room
  • Number of meeting/conference rooms 4

Parking

  • Garage parking (Surcharge)
  • Free garage parking
  • Parking garage
  • Free RV and truck parking

Room facilities

Room Amenities

  • Sewing kit
  • In-room safe
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Hair dryer
  • Alarm clock
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Clock radio
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • Electronic/magnetic keys
  • Minibar

Internet, TV & Phone

  • Direct-dial phone
  • Bathroom phone
  • LCD television
  • Digital television service
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Television
  • Phone
  • Cable/satellite television channels

Rooms & Comfort

  • Cribs/infant beds available on request
  • Climate control
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Wake-up calls
  • Non-smoking only
  • Window opens
  • In-room massage available
  • Extra towels/bedding in room
  • Air conditioning
  • Desk

Bath & Shower

  • Bidet
  • Private bathroom
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Bathtub only
  • Handheld showerhead

Housekeeping

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Nearest airport
  • Time zone UK + 1 Hour
  • Currency € Euro
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Why book With AlphaRooms?

  • No booking fees
  • Includes taxes and charges
  • Proudly operating for 18 years
  • 500,000+ travellers away in 2016
  • 'Best Hotel Booking Website' 2016 & 17
TTA Protection
ATOL bonded
2017 British Travel Awards Winner: Best National Travel Retailer 2017 British Travel Awards Winner: Best Hotel Booking Website
2017 British Travel Awards Winner: Best National Travel Retailer 2017 British Travel Awards Winner: Best Hotel Booking Website

2017 British Travel Awards Winner

2017 British Travel Awards Winner: Best National Travel Retailer 2017 British Travel Awards: Best Online/Call Centre Travel Agent - Silver 2017 British Travel Awards Winner: Best Hotel Booking Website
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
Based on 4088 Reviews
4.5

Recommended for

  • Central location
  • Great service
  • Quiet
  • Family friendly
  • Good for singles
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
Based on 4088 Reviews
4.5

Recommended for

  • Central location
  • Great service
  • Quiet
  • Family friendly
  • Good for singles

At a Glance

Board basis explained

Board basis explained

...means that included in the price are all main meals, most drinks, which tend to be local varieties available during bar opening hours.

...means that breakfast, lunch and evening meals, are included in the price.

...means that your breakfast and evening meal is included in the price. In some cases you can choose to receive lunch instead of breakfast - the hotel will confirm this upon arrival.

...means that breakfast is included in the price.

...means that no meals or drinks are included in the price, but you will be provided with catering facilities in your accommodation to cook light meals.

...means that no meals or drinks are included in the price.

Location

Attractions Nearby

  • Victoria Theatre 0.06 miles
  • Teatre Tantarantana 0.07 miles
  • Sala Apolo 0.09 miles
  • Barcelona Arts on Stage 0.09 miles
  • Sant Pau del Camp 0.12 miles
  • Sala Fenix 0.19 miles
  • Refugi 307 0.25 miles
  • Cafe-Teatre Llantiol 0.26 miles
  • Raval Cat 0.26 miles
  • Rambla del Raval 0.26 miles
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Resort Info

El Raval Area, Barcelona

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Reviews

Barcelona Universal Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
Based on 4088 Reviews
4.5

Recommended for

  • Central location
  • Great service
  • Quiet
  • Family friendly
  • Good for singles

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10/10 Amazing

18 June 2016

Excellent

The hotel is in a great location 5-10 minutes gentle walk to las ramblas or down to the port. The beach is another 10 minutes away. Our room was on the 8th floor at the back and had incredible views over the city (we were in room 816). The rooms are clean and modern with everything you'd expect, the bed was huge and comfy. Staff were excellent. The roof top pool and bar was a lovely oasis to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and soak your feet after a day on the go! Highly recommended hotel.

The best thing about my stay was...

Location and roof top area
8/10 Great

14 August 2013

Ideal hotel for visiting Barcelona...spotless

Great hotel with contemporary rooms, very comfy and large beds. Cleaning staff always visible. We had superior room which gives you space. Elderly porter so helpful. Pool area lets this hotel down. Deck chairs only due to lack of space for relaxing in sun & tiny pool. No view unless you stand up. But if out sight seeing, then not important to you. Pool bar very reasonable for cocktails and drinks. Pool bar menu very limited for food hence we had to go out for for a sandwich at lunch but great cafes on street next to hotel. Don't know why hotel doesn't have an outside cafe as we would have spent a lot more money there.

The best thing about my stay was...

Contemporary and spotless rooms
8/10 Great

27 June 2011

Nice clean hotel, convenient location

Rooms nice and clean, asked for a double but was given a twin. Hotel very near the metro station, and a 10 minute walk to the Ramblas. Pool area was small, but pool was nice after a hot day.

10/10 Amazing

17 October 2010

Can't wait to come back

Hotel is in a great location. Only minutes walk from La Ramblas and the port. Rooms were spacious, clean, and bathrooms were luxorious, with piped music and telephone ! Breakfast was pretty good with a varied selection. Staff were the best thing about the hotel. They were extremely friendly and helpful, particularly when we had a bad experience with the airport transportation. Although it was completely unconnected to the hotel, they pulled out all the stops to assist. and were exceptional.

The best thing about my stay was...

helpful staff
8/10 Great

04 October 2010

3 night stay over festival weekend september 2010

Hotel very clean all staff very helpful and friendly. Small bar area but still very pleasent. Room service was excellent and good value for money. Overall good location and would book this hotel again

The best thing about my stay was...

The festival- FANTASTIC ATMOSPHERE
8/10 Great

27 September 2010

Great location, very central, would recommend

Would definitley recommend, we got a great deal and the hotel was very centrally located, the tube was right outside.

8/10 Great

08 September 2010

Excellent

Well located within walking of Las Ramblas and beach. Modern style and scruplously clean. Excellent buffet breakfast. Only thing to watch out for are some rooms have internal windows and no view.

The best thing about my stay was...

Helpful staff
10/10 Amazing

11 August 2010

Great Location, Superb Hotel

I arrived at this hotel at one in the morning following a delay on my flight from Doncaster (Easyjet). The Metro is immediatetly outside the hotel which makes sightseeing so easy during your stay and simple to return back to the airport. Check in was so easy, the gent at the counter appreciated my attempt at Spanish and checked us in within minutes. The room was lovely, large flat screen tv, beautiful bathroom and very comfortable beds. Lots of choice on the TV including Sky News and Barca TV. Breakfast was superb, so much choice, english breakfast, croissants, toast, and very fresh juices. Service was quick and the staff very pleasant. Finally at the end of a day after walking miles in 30 degree temperatures, the swimming pool on the roof of the hotel was a god send. Ok it is rather small but hey how many hotels in Barca can offer a pool with such amazing views. Even after I checked out, the hotel let me use the pool and the shower facilities until I was ready to go to the airport. Location by the way, 5 mins walk to the port at the bottom of La Rambla with lots of friendly bars nearby. No complaints at all.

The best thing about my stay was...

Great Service, Friendly Staff and Superb Location
10/10 Amazing

17 May 2010

Excellent Hotel

We have just returned from 3 nights at Barcelona Universal Hotel. We were not disappointed. I travel quite regularly & stayed at many a hotel. It is minutes walk from La Ramblas & the Waterfront. Metro stop (Paral-lel) is metres from the hotel. Breakfast was great, English style as well as pastries, fruit, yoghurt etc. Rooms were clean, had air conditioning and were a reasonable size. Free sweets every morning. Free internet in hotel lobby and friendly helpful service. Rooftop pool was small but plenty of deck chairs and sun! There is also a small gym. There's not much more you need from a hotel. I would definitely recommend this hotel, my girlfriend is returning with her husband later in the year.

10/10 Amazing

13 April 2010

Top Notch Hotel

Just back from 4 days at the Barcelona Universal. Great Hotel, Excellent location. Variety of shops, bars and restraunts beside hotel and las ramblas and harbourside few minutes walk away. Was upgraded to a suite on arrival free of charge. All staff were lovely at the hotel. Would definatley recommend this hotel to anyone goin to Barcelona and would definatley return.