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Great hotel in a great location!08/22/2013
Hotel barcelona universal is a wonderful hotel, in an amazing part of the city. right off the paral-lel metro stop, you can easily walk or ride to both the ...
Hotel Barcelona Universal is a wonderful hotel, in an amazing part of the city. Right off the Paral-lel metro stop, you can easily walk or ride to both the downtown and beach. The hotel staff is very friendly and helpful with wonderful recommendations. The roof deck pool has some of the best views in the city and is a great place to cool off after a busy day of sightseeing. The rooms were quite comfortable and live up to the pictures on the website. I will definitely stay here again!
We just spent a week here for our honeymoon. Â the experience was varied enough that i wanted to write a review. Â i'll start with the negatives, as those were ...
We just spent a week here for our honeymoon. Â The experience was varied enough that I wanted to write a review. Â I'll start with the negatives, as those were our initial impressions. Â We were barely acknowledged at check-in, let alone welcomed. Â The woman checking us in got on the phone and stayed on it throughout the process, even walking away at one point to chat to someone in the back room. Â No one told us how to turn on the lights in the room, turn on the TV, change the A/C settings (all very different than in the States or my recent stay in Italy). Â We had to find a maintenance guy to show us. Â The hotel bar was closed when it was posted as open. Â Towels were hard to come by at the pool. Â The mini fridge was not on and wouldn't turn on. Â The bedroom door wasn't flush in its frame so corridor noises could be heard. Later in the stay things did improve, we learned who the friendly/competent/engaged employees were and some of them really were helpful and pleasant. Â The breakfast was good every day, we were glad we paid for that. Â Room service was pleasant and maid service was good. Â The pool was a nice feature and the views from the roof were gorgeous. Â The location itself was also very handy for walking places/taking the Metro. Overall though, it wasn't a great experience, it was a mediocre one. Â We laughed that it was 4 star prices with 2 star service. I'd certainly return to Barcelona, but I wouldn't choose this hotel again.
This place was perfect for a long weekend.11/30/2012
Super clean and quiet. nicely appointed. beds were very comfortable. metro station right outside the door. plenty of nearby places to walk for breakfast/dinner. we were very happy we ...
Super clean and quiet. Nicely appointed. Beds were very comfortable. Metro station right outside the door. Plenty of nearby places to walk for breakfast/dinner. We were very happy we stayed here.
Lovely hotel in the heart of the La Ramblas area09/27/2012
Every person you meet within this hotel are cordial, helpful and willing to meet your every need. watch out though, the hotel website offers free breakfast but purchasing through travel ...
Every person you meet within this hotel are cordial, helpful and willing to meet your every need. Watch out though, the hotel website offers free breakfast but purchasing through travel sites may not include this option. Free WiFi.
Good location, easy accesible Metro right outside the door09/26/2012
Stayed for almost 1 week, upgraded to a suite on the 9th floor (paid). room average but spacious and comfortable. another perk is the added private balcony with amazing views ...
Stayed for almost 1 week, upgraded to a suite on the 9th floor (paid). Room average but spacious and comfortable. Another perk is the added private balcony with amazing views of the Montjuic and the city, another plus is the private whirlpool bathtub which is a heaven-sent after a long day of sightseeing. Staff courteous nothing special except for a 1 or 2 employees (Edlyn from the restaurant and Christian from the reception desk). Breakfast was expensive but filling with a lot of variety to chose from. Would come back to this hotel? Maybe. Probably for the metro accessibility other than that might try other hotels with the same perks.