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Hotel Barcelona Universal, Barcelona

4-star4 stars
Del Paral.lel, Del 76-78BarcelonaBarcelona08001SpainGreat location! See map

4-star hotel with outdoor pool, near Palau Guell
  • Free WiFi
Tasty breakfast
Great location
Bar and Beverages
Bar is awesome
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From 4,273 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Hotel Barcelona Universal, Barcelona

from $121
  • Standard Room
  • Triple Room
  • Privilege
  • Superior

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 167 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 10 floors


  • Check-in time 3 PM-2 AM
  • Check-out time is noon

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • One child (2 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms



  • Self parking *

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Poolside bar
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Fitness facilities
  • Scooter/moped rentals on site
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Skydiving nearby
Working away
  • 24-hour business center
  • Conference space
  • Conference space size (feet) - 0
  • Conference space size (meters) - 0
  • One meeting room
  • Computer station
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built 2001
  • Elevator/lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Library
  • Television in common areas
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 32-inch flat-screen TV
  • Digital TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)

Special features


BAR TERRACE - Overlooking the pool, this rooftop bar specializes in pizza and serves lunch, dinner, and light fare. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). Open daily.

Hotel Barcelona Universal, Barcelona’s small print

Also known as

  • Barcelona Hotel Universal
  • Barcelona Universal
  • Barcelona Universal Hotel
  • Hotel Barcelona Universal
  • Hotel Universal Barcelona
  • Universal Barcelona
  • Universal Barcelona Hotel
  • Universal Hotel Barcelona
  • Barcelona Universal Hotel Catalonia


Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 2500, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.

  • The seasonal pool is open from January to December.
  • Children under 17 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool or fitness facility without adult supervision.

    Mandatory fees

    You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check in or check out:

    • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 1.21 per person, per night, up to 7 nights. This tax does not apply to children under 17 years of age.

    Optional extras

    Self parking costs EUR 26 per day

    Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of EUR 17 per person (approximately)

    We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

    What’s around Hotel Barcelona Universal, Barcelona

    Top spots nearby

    Recommended by this property

    • Sant Pau del Camp (2-minute walk)
    • Refugi 307 (5-minute walk)
    • Raval Cat (5-minute walk)
    • Rambla del Raval (5-minute walk)
    • Columbus Monument (8-minute walk)
    • Joan Miro Foundation (9-minute walk)

    Getting around

    • Barcelona (BCN-Barcelona Intl.) - 16 min drive
    • Barcelona Placa de Catalunya Station - 23 min walk
    • Plaça de Catalunya Station - 24 min walk
    • Barcelona Paseo de Gracia Station - 25 min walk
    • Paral-lel Station - 0 min walk
    • Parc de Montjuic Station - 1 min walk
    • Drassanes Station - 9 min walk
    • Self parking (surcharge)

    Recent reviews

    Fabulous 8.8 From 2,246 reviews

    Hotel Barcelona Universal, Barcelona
    Location was a little outside of the center of the city. Basically need to take the metro everywhere but there was a station right in front of the hotel. Our main complaint was that the room had no real window. Only opened out on an interior alley. When I asked at the front desk if all the rooms have no window I was told that our room indicates on the website that there is no window. I double checked but didn't see that information.
    A Traveler, us3 night trip
    Hotel Barcelona Universal, Barcelona
    Very Good8.0
    Not bad, but I expected better.
    I honestly expected a much nicer place. I paid above what I would normal spend because I thought I was booking a much nicer hotel than what I got. The place is nice, not bad, but not at all worth $180-230 a night like I paid for it. We had a triple room. This meant 2 single beds and one single sofa bed. My son slept on the sofa bed and every time he moved at night it squeeked and woke me up. I would have at least liked 3 actual beds. This price also didn't include breakfast, which is always exorbitantly priced in Europe.
    LUCIE, us7 night trip
    Hotel Barcelona Universal, Barcelona
    Looking to save money
    The hotel was clean and the staff were extremely friendly and helpful. It is conveniently located though it is in an older neighborhood and there was street noise.
    ruth, us6 night trip
    Hotel Barcelona Universal, Barcelona
    Very Good8.0
    Great location. Request a higher floor...
    Great location and very comfortable bed. Breakfast was great. We stayed on the first floor and loved it, except for the fact that a sewer smell sometimes emanated from the bathroom drain. I realize it's an older building so it didn't bother me too much but sometimes the stink wave was quite strong. Front desk was great. They even let us park our rented scooters in the parking garage after we got ticketed for parking in an authorized spot. Glad we could contribute to the local economy...
    David, us3 night trip
    Hotel Barcelona Universal, Barcelona
    Great location. Helpful staff. Comfy bed. Close to where you want to be and great breakfast. Not sure what more you could want in a hotel.
    David, us4 night trip

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