Hotel Barcelona Universal - 4 HOTEL INFO stars

This is what awaits you:

  • 1 bottle of mineral water
  • Use of an Internet terminal at the hotel
  • WLAN in room

Hotel description Barcelona Universal

Its proximity to the Ramblas, the Fira de Barcelona and the Palau de Congressos, trade fair and conference centres, has made Barcelona Universal Hotel a city-wide point of reference, as both a tourism and business-oriented hotel since its opening in 2001.

The Barcelona Universal Hotel has 167 rooms, 3 suites with private terrace and Jacuzzi tub, 4 fully equipped conference rooms, a floor of rooms that can be used as personal offices, private parking and a business centre with free internet access (broadband and wireless). The hotel also boasts a gym, an outdoor pool and a solarium, which offers extraordinary views of Barcelona. Internet with WIFI connection and safe are free of charge and provided in all rooms.

Discover the unforgettable Ramblas, or go for a stroll along Port Vell, through the Gothic Neighborhood and explore the Liceu Opera House, the Catalan Music Palace, the Cathedral, the Magic Fountains of Montjuic, the Caixa Forum, the Grec Theater, the Poble Espanyol, the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion or the Olympic Stadium. Also nearby are the World Trade Center, the Fira de Barcelona and the Palau de Congressos, key spots for business activities in the city.

The hotel offers very easy access to all sorts of public transport. Sants Estació, the major bus and train station, is very close-by, and has trains and buses that go to the airport, all around the city, and out of town.

Free in-room safety box, iron, direct telephone, Satellite TV, free WI-FI in all areas and rooms, Parking place (extra cost), full bathroom in all rooms, Air conditioning and heating, Free internet connection from the computers placed in the lobby. Tourist Tax not included in the prices. To be paid on arrival 1.25 EUR per person/day. Reception hours: Every day: from 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Hotel data

Hotel built in 2001, Last partial renovation 2011, Number of floors 10, Total number of rooms 167, Number of single rooms 167, Number of double rooms 167, of which have 2 separate beds 167, of which have a double bed 167, of which are suitable as three-bed rooms 10, Number of suites (separate rooms) 3, Number of junior suites 4, Number of rooms with air conditioning 167, Hotel open all year round, Reception manned 24 hours a day, Earliest check-in 15:00, Latest check-out 12:00, Multilingual staff on hand 24 hours a day, English-speaking staff available during the day, English-speaking staff available at night, Hotel, City hotel, Business hotel, Trade fair hotel, Trade fair/conference hotel, No-smoking hotel, No-smoking room 167

AddressShow map

Avda. Paralel, 76-78, 08001 Barcelona, Spain


  • Station (Barcelona - Passeig de Gràcia Railway Station) 1.63 km
  • City centre (Barcelona) 1.44 km
  • Airport (Barcelona International Airport (BCN)) 11.46 km
  • Highway (CENTRE (NUMBER 21)) 0.4 km

Service times

Reception open:

12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Reception manned at weekends:

12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Earliest check-in:

3:00 PM

Latest check-out:

12:00 PM

    Accepted payment methods

  • Diners Club
  • Visa
  • Eurocard/MasterCard
  • American Express
  • Japan Credit Bureau (JCB Intl.)
  • Electronic cash

Hotel facilities

  • Reception (lobby)
  • Elevator
  • Public Internet terminal Hourly rate 0 EUR
  • Hotel-owned car park Fee per 24 hours 25 EUR
  • Car park is a 0-minute walk away
  • Secure parking
  • Security patrolled car park
  • Marked disabled parking space
  • Garage in the hotel Fee per 24 hours 25 EUR
  • Garage is a 0-minute walk away
  • Secure parking for bicycles/motorbikes
  • Coach parking space at hotel
  • Executive/business floor
  • Restaurant(s) 1 open from 07:00.00 until 23:00.00
  • Hotel bar
  • Café/bistro
  • Outdoor swimming pool open from 08:00.00 until 20:00.00
  • Fitness room
  • Fire alarm
  • Smoke detectors
  • Sprinkler system
  • Automatic emergency wake-up alarm
  • Video surveillance of entrances
  • Video surveillance of hallways
  • Security guards
  • WLAN with Internet access in lobby Hourly rate 0 EUR
  • Mobile phone reception
  • Breakfast from 07:00 o'clock to 11:00 o'clock
  • Smoke detectors in all rooms
  • Hallways equipped with fire exstinguishers
  • Hotel has emergency lighting
  • Hotel complies with country/state/local fire laws
  • All guest rooms equipped with sprinklers
  • All hallways equipped with sprinklers
  • Emergency exits for each floor
  • Guest rooms accessed by interior entrances
  • Building meets all current local, state and country building codes
  • Guest room doors self closing
  • Video surveillance recorded 24 hrs a day
  • Emergency back-up generators
  • Automated external defibrillator on site (AED)

Room facilities

  • Special facilities for the disabled (visually impaired/deaf)
  • WLAN with Internet access in rooms Hourly rate 0 EUR
  • Easy access for wheelchairs
  • Wheelchair-friendly rooms in accordance with DIN 18024, 18025 Number 3
  • Satellite TV
  • TV remote control
  • Desk
  • Seating area
  • Separate luggage store
  • Telephone by the bed
  • Telephone on the desk
  • Telephone in the bathroom
  • Room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Fridge in 167 rooms
  • Coffee machine/tea-maker in 167 rooms
  • Iron + ironing board
  • Temperature controls in 167 rooms
  • Individually controlled ventilation in 167 rooms
  • Soundproof windows
  • Windows for opening
  • Full-length mirror
  • Hairdryer
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Heated towel rack in bathroom
  • Emergency information
  • Plan of emergency exits
  • DSL/broadband Internet access in 167 rooms
  • TV with international news channel

In-house services

  • Hotel safe
  • Safety deposit boxes at reception
  • Vending machine for beverages
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Changing mat for babies
  • Classic concierge service
  • Express check-out
  • Free daily newspapers
  • Car rental
  • Laundry service
  • 1 bottle of mineral water
  • Use of an Internet terminal at the hotel
  • WLAN in room
  • Towels changed every 1 day(s)
  • Beddings changed every 1 day(s)
  • Pets not allowed
  • Room service from 09:00.00 until 18:00.00

Hotel location

Avda. Paralel, 76-78, 08001 Barcelona - Centro

Evaluations of Barcelona Universal

Overall 66 ratings, including comments: 45 ratings
8.1 / 10
Average rating of all hotel guests
95% of all hotel guests would recommend this hotel to their friends
Couple over fourty under fifty
6.2 / 10
April 2009

Hotel looks nice, modern equipment, newly furnished room, staff very friendly with good language skills.

Room very small and no daylight because of frosted window facing a well. You heard every sound from other guests i.e. toilet flush, shower, walking up and down (no carpet in the room, but floor made of wood and plastic material). Hotel situated in a shabby area of the city.

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