Barcelona Universal Hotel  4 stars

Av. Paral.Lel, 76-80, Barcelona, Spain, 08001  show mapSave
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 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas


Paid parking


24-hour reception


Early check-in/-out

 Swimming Pool

Seasonal outdoor pool


Fitness center

 Sports activities

Golf course

 Spa and relaxation

Spa & wellness center



Hotel Barcelona Universal is located close to the port, near Fair Grounds and the Convention Center. It’s nearby attractions include: Las Ramblas, the Port, the World Trade Center, the Montjuic Park, Palacio de Congresos, Gothic Quarter, Picasso Museum etc. Barcelona International Airport is in 10 km away. This 4 star hotel was opened in 2001 proposes wonderful views of the city and sea with rooms decorated in warm colours with parquet floors and natural outside light. Its 166 rooms are spread over 10 floors, of which 159 are single rooms and 7 are suites which are equipped with jacuzzis. They are air-conditioned and equipped with private bathrooms, in-room massages, minibars, hairdryer, satellite TV and telephone. The hotel’s facilities include onsite garage and car parking, 4 meeting facilities, sun terrace next to the small pool, a fitness centre on the roof terrace, bar, restaurant, gym, with a splendid terrific panoramic view over Barcelona. Hotel Barcelona Universal proposes you with the universal service and provides you with the unforgettable stay in Barcelona.

Number of rooms   167.

City Center Barcelona - 4000 ft
Airports El Prat De Llobregat (BCN) - 7.1 mi, Girona-Costa Brava (GRO) - 47.7 mi
Train Stations FGC - Pl.Catalunya - 4300 ft, Plaça Catalunya - Rail Station - 4600 ft
Underground stations Paral-lel - 700 ft, Sant Antoni - 2300 ft
Restaurants Nagano (cuisine: Japanese) - 100 ft, Cerveceria 100 Montaditos (cuisine: Mediterranean, Tapas, Brasserie) - 100 ft
Parks Montserrat Monastery - 2100 ft, Aeri de Montserrat - 2100 ft
Beaches La Playa de Sitges - 5100 ft, Museu del rei de la Magia - 5200 ft

Dining options

The hotel offers a buffet breakfast at the price of EUR 15.12 per person per night. 

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  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Paid on-site parking
  • Handicap parking
  • 24-hour check-in
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • 24-hour security
  • Free safe at reception
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Coffee shop
  • Currency exchange
  • Hairdresser
  • Luggage storage
  • Bicycle storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

private hotel parking is possible on site and the rate is EUR 25.41 per day.

  • 24-hour room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Car rental
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Wedding services
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wake up service
Dining facilities
  • Paid breakfast
  • In-room breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Poolside snack bar
  • Cafe
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby
Meeting facilities
  • 24-hour business center
  • Conference room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Projector
  • Fax/Photocopying
Children's facilities
  • Cribs available
Leisure facilities
  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Golf course
  • Fitness center
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Solarium
  • Shiatsu massage
  • Sun terrace
  • Library
  • Leisure/TV room
  • Television in lobby
Room facilities
  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-Bar
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Living room
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Rollaway/Extra bed
  • Chaise lounges
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Steam shower
  • Bidet
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Lighted makeup mirror
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Hi-Fi
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Plug adaptor
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock



from  12 pm


until  12 pm

Children and extra beds
  • One child under the age of 2 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • One child under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

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Universal Room
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Barcelona Universal Universal Room
Barcelona Universal Universal Room
Barcelona Universal Universal Room
Barcelona Universal Universal Room
Barcelona Universal Universal Room
Bed type: Double Bed or 2 Single beds or Double or Twin beds
Size: 270 sq. feet

Modern and well-designed rooms, perfectly fitted with everything you need for an enjoyable stay: full bath and free Internet access, through WiFi or broadband.

Room facilities
    Superior Room
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    Larger rooms, located mostly in the corners of the building. Complete with a bottle of cava (courtesy of the hotel) and everything you need for an enjoyable and comfortable stay. Superior rooms also offer free Internet access, through WiFi or broadband.

    Triple Room
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    Barcelona Universal Triple Room
    Barcelona Universal Triple Room
    Barcelona Universal Triple Room
    Barcelona Universal Triple Room
    Barcelona Universal Triple Room
    Bed type: Triple
    Size: 380 sq. feet

    Are you traveling with your family? Now you can enjoy a spacious room, ideal for 3 people. The cradle is free of charge for infants under 2 years (on request). These rooms are larger because they are are located in the corners of the building. They also offer free Internet access, through WiFi or broadband.

    Room facilities
      Suite Skyline Barcelona
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      A magnificent suite on the hotel’s 9th floor, spanning 110 square meters: a 75 square meter bedroom and sitting area, and a fabulous 34 square meter private terrace.

      The suite’s reception area is perfect for receiving visits or hosting business meetings, and boasts its own half bath. The sleeping quarters are furnished with a king size bed and a 15 square meter full bath, with marble fittings, shower, and jacuzzi, perfect for taking a relaxing bubble bath.

      The private terrace is furnished with everything you need to enjoy the marvelous panoramic views of the Barcelona skyline: Montjuïc, the Port, the whole of Avenida Paralelo, up to Plaza España; or, the Agbar tower, the Sagrada Familia, plaza Cataluña, and the Bruce J. Graham towers.

      Barcelona Universal LocationWhat's nearby

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      • Train stations
      • Parks
      • Tourist attractions
      • Museums
      • Convention centers
      • Stadiums
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      What's nearby

      Tourist attractions
      • Montjuic Mountain
        400 ft
      • Ciutat Vella/Barri Gotic
        400 ft
      • 2300 ft
      Places of interest
      • Asociacion de los Testigos Cristianos de Jehova
        1700 ft
      • Arco del Trinfo
        2300 ft
      • Plaça Reial
        2300 ft
      • Ramblas
        2300 ft
      • 2700 ft
      Convention centers
      • La Pipa Club
        2300 ft
      • Bicondal S.A.
        700 ft
      • Agrupacion Coral Humorista Lo Picarol
        1000 ft
      • Bingo Borrell
        2000 ft
      • Cine Renoir Floridablanca
        2700 ft
      • Q-Zar Galaxy S.L.
        2700 ft
      Monuments and Landmarks
      • The Palau Güell
        2000 ft
      • Wax Museum
        2300 ft
      • Museum of Modern Art
        2700 ft
      • Teatre Apolo
        400 ft
      • Vol - Ras Teatre
        1700 ft
      • liceu
        2300 ft
      • Gran Teatre del Liceu
        2300 ft
      • Mercado de la Boqueria
        2700 ft
      Underground stations
      • Paral-lel
        400 ft
      • 2000 ft
      • Drassanes
        2000 ft

      Local Attractions

      • Palace of Catalan Music (Palau de la Musica Catalana)
        5000 ft
        Carrer del Palau de la Musica 4-6, Sant Pere, Barcelona
      • Picasso Museum (Museu Picasso)
        5000 ft
        Montcada, 15-23, Barcelona
      • Museu Europeu d'art Modern - MEAM
        5000 ft
        Barra de Ferro, 5, Barcelona
      • Barri de La Ribera
        5000 ft
      • Museo del Mamut
        5100 ft
        Calle Montcada, 1

      Near the hotel

      • Sant Pau del Camp
        500 ft
        Carrer de Sant Pau, 101, Barcelona
      • Ethnology Museum of Barcelona
        1100 ft
        Passeig Santa Madrona, 16, Barcelona
      • Raval
        1400 ft
        Rambla de Raval, Barcelona
      • Maritime Museum (Museu Maritim)
        1800 ft
        Avenida de les Drassanes s/n, Barcelona
      • CaixaForum
        1900 ft
        Av. Ferrer i Guardia, 6-8, Barcelona
      • Montserrat Monastery
        2100 ft
        Montserrat, Barcelona
      • Montserrat Museum
        2100 ft

      Restaurants Nearby

      • Nagano

        57% likes this, based on 49 reviews
        Cuisine: Japanese
        Price Range: USD 34 - USD 135

        100 ft
        Paral.lel, 76
      • Cerveceria 100 Montaditos

        83% likes this, based on 51 reviews
        Cuisine: Mediterranean, Tapas, Brasserie, Spanish

        100 ft
        Avinguda Paral.lel 69

        Phone: +(34)934415249

      • Cera 23

        70% likes this, based on 1226 reviews
        Cuisine: Mediterranean, Spanish, Fusion, Gastropub
        Price Range: USD 20 - USD 40

        1500 ft
        Carrer de la Cera, 23

        Phone: 934420808

      • Domino Bar

        86% likes this, based on 224 reviews
        Cuisine: Bar
        Price Range: USD 15 - USD 31

        300 ft
        Calle de Las Flores 16

        Phone: 696 461 725

      • Cerveceria Pepe

        Cuisine: Spanish

        100 ft
        Av del Paralelo 75

      Barcelona Universal Reviews

      Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Barcelona Universal

      Average guest rating

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      Based on 477 reviews

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      Individual guest reviews

      • Older travelers

        This hotel is central to all the attractions in the city with the Metro right outside the hotel.Le Ramblas is within walking distance and is very vibrant. The hotel staff were very helpful and nothing seemed to much trouble for trouble. My Partener celebrated his 50th birthday and we were provided with a complimentry bottle of carva, a lovely touch.

        The only thing I would say is, it would be nice to have tea making facilities and bottles of water in the room. There was water but it came at an extra charge out of fridge.

        • Average rating
      • Family with children

        Fair price and reasonably located for sights.

        • Average rating
      • Group of friends

        Firstly the Staff who were always polite, friendly and helpfull. They also shamed this Brit by speaking 2 or 3 languages with ease. Price was very competitive and good value for money. The roof top gym and solarium was nice place to spend a morning, and terrific city views from there. Good location, walk 10 minutes to Port and La Rambla

        Hotel seemed noisy at night. Rooms could be sound-proofed better.

        • Average rating
      • Group of friends

        Hotel room was lovely, had a triple room, v spacious, double sink in bathroom, shower and bath...v clean. Found the staff excellent, location is perfect for getting around the city. In general an excellent hotel. The hair dryer was not good however so id advise bringing your own if necessary. No iron in room either, selection of tv channels only average. It is quite noisy at night but that is to be expected considering the central location. Perfect for a city break with friends.

        hair dryer, no iron in room. little bit noisy at night but thats to be expected really.

        • Average rating
      • Family with children

        Very convenient location, friendly and helpful staff, clean comfortable rooms.

        Would have been nice if the pool was heated in the autumn

        • Average rating
      • Group of friends

        Hotel was immaculate, convenient to all locations and the staff was friendly, knowledgeable and helpful in many ways. I would recommend the hotel to all my acquaintances.

        • Average rating
      • Older travelers

        the attention of staff when requested to deal with a problem with the safe in the room

        The cost of the breakfast. No facilities to shower after checking out. The location of the hotel required you to be alert when returning to the hotel after dark

        • Average rating
      • Group of friends

        Barcelona Universal is one of the best hotels I have stayed in and I have stayed in a lot of 4 star hotels. It's location is excellent 10 min walk to La Ramblas and the port wat a lovely beautiful city Barcelona is. I went with 8 of my friends for 4 days and I must say it was the best trip we ever went on together. Pubs are very good restaurants most of them very reasonable and food top class Italian Thai steak/seafood etc. Back to the hotel the staff are the nicest people I have witnessed in any hotel they could do enough for u a beer is 3 euro in the bar did not have food as we went off every mornin to different places. The roof top pool is fab we had some craic in it for 4 days in the afternoon. Yes do watch our for pick pockets my brother had his iPhone 4 taken well he thinks he was pissed. A friend had 80 euro stolen on the tube so defo beware folks. I cannot recommend this hotel enough. Aircon in rooms lovely spotless rooms beds very comfortable. I cannot remember the hotel staff names but thank you very much for all your help and we will be back next year. Ray Simpson Waterford Ireland.

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      • Couple

        Location, location, location

        perfume smell in th eroom was too strong.

        • Average rating
      • Family with children

        Good location. Very smart hotel with spacious rooms with good facilities

        No tea/coffee facilities in the room. Windows not sound proof

        • Average rating
      • Couple

        First thing that Madej a massive impression on us was The staff. We got Very warm welcoming and a we got a lot of help from Very polite recieption. During The trip from The Airport out bag gone missing, hotel staff helped us making all The phone calls and Very accurately told us where to go and who to speak to. If we go to Barcelona again we will definately stay in hotel Universal. We would also like to say thank you to Daniel, Francesco and The rest of thr staff members who helped us out and Madej The stay in The hotel Very special.

        • Average rating
      • Group of friends

        The room was immaculate. I could not have asked for better service from the staff. The location is perfect for the visitor wanting Las Ramblas, touring generally (it sits right on top of the metro), and the beach is in easy walking distance too. Breakfast was excellent. All in all, great value and I would recommend it to anyone.

        • Average rating
      • Older travelers

        Within walking distance of La Rambla and the Market. Cathedral and the waterfront also just a short walk from the hotel. Reception was very helpful and the doorman very polite and kind

        • Average rating
      • Single

        Direct in front of Parallel metro station, very convenient. Very close to all the major tourist sites of Bacelona.

        Slight noisy due to the distance to the street.

        • Average rating
      • Older travelers

        the staff were so nice and looked after us so well and was very helpfull

        nothing all good

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