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Hotel Barcelona Universal, Barcelona

4-star4 stars
Del Paral.lel, Del 76-78BarcelonaBarcelona08001Spain

4-star hotel with outdoor pool, near Palau Guell
  • Free WiFi
  • Luxury Hotel
Great location
Tasty breakfast
Wellness Area
Wellness & sports facilities could be improved
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Hotel Barcelona Universal, Barcelona

from $148
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About Hotel Barcelona Universal, Barcelona

4-star hotel with pool, walking distance from Las Ramblas

Close to Gothic Quarter

Hotel Barcelona Universal is located on Avinguda del Parallel, one of Barcelona's major thoroughfares. From here you're within walking distance of the Gothic Quarter, 15 minutes away, and 22 minutes from Montjuïc, while El Prat Airport is a 20-minute drive away.

11 minutes to Las Ramblas

Avinguda del Parallel is known for its buzzing entertainment and trendy restaurants, and you'll be an easy 11-minute walk from Las Ramblas. Port Vell, with its beaches and world-renowned aquarium is a 15-minute walk, and Gaudí's iconic Sagrada Família is a 13-minute metro trip.

10th-floor pool

Medea Restaurant offers a daily breakfast in the mornings and Buffet Grill offers salads and fresh meats in the evenings. There's an attractive bar, and for panoramic views and exercise, you can head to the 10th floor, which is home to an outdoor pool, and a gym.

Free WiFi, hot tubs

Guestrooms are furnished with natural wood tones against dark walls and come with free WiFi and LCD TV to keep you entertained. There's a safe for keeping valuables secure, while the 9th-floor Superior Doubles come with a terrace and hydro-massage hot tubs.

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
    • Barcelona Paseo de Gracia Station - 25 min walk
    • Barcelona Sants Station - 6 min drive
    • Poble Sec Station - 10 min walk
    • Sant Antoni Station - 11 min walk
    • Universitat Station - 19 min walk
    • Self parking (surcharge)

    Hotel Barcelona Universal, Barcelona

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