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Hotel Barcelona Universal

4-star4 stars
Del Paral.lel, Del 76-78, Barcelona, Barcelona, 08001, Spain

4-star hotel with outdoor pool, near Sant Pau del Camp
  • Free WiFi
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Great location
Tasty breakfast
Great room
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Hotel Barcelona Universal

from £106
  • Standard Room
  • Triple Room
  • Privilege
  • Superior

What’s around Hotel Barcelona Universal

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.) 20-min drive
  • Barcelona Placa de Catalunya Station 22-min walk
  • Plaça de Catalunya Station 22-min walk
  • Barcelona Paseo de Gracia Station 25-min walk
  • Parc de Montjuic Station 1-min walk
  • Paral-lel Station 1-min walk
  • Drassanes Station 9-min walk
  • Self-parking (surcharge)

About Hotel Barcelona Universal

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


  • 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 sunloungers
  • Fitness facilities
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Skydiving nearby
Working away
  • 24-hour business centre
  • 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
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Built in 2001
  • Lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Library
  • Television in common areas
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
Languages Spoken
  • Catalan
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish

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 specialises in pizza and serves lunch, dinner and light fare. Guests can enjoy al fresco dining (weather permitting). Open daily.

Hotel Barcelona Universal’s small print

Also known as

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


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

  • The seasonal pool is open from January to December.
  • 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.

    Deposit: EUR 100 per stay

    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 property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

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    Recent reviews

    Fabulous 8.8 From 2,178 reviews

    Hotel Barcelona Universal
    A very good choice with great staff
    Location close to the centre and the harbour, close to the Metro station "paral.lel" is a very good choice for a short break to visit Barcelona. The staff - in particular at the reception - was always helpful and approachable. Great customer care! Breakfast buffet fulfilled all our demands and offered a great variety of food. We would chose it once more.
    , gb3 night romance trip
    Hotel Barcelona Universal
    Very Good8.0
    Great stay in Barcelona
    Great stay in Barcelona, but spent very little time in the hotel - really only used for sleeping and it was perfect for that. Wifi was a problem for me....all my devices are apple, and non of them would connect to the wi-fi but I suspect this is an apple / device settings issue rather than one with the hotel as no other guests were having any issues
    David, gb2 night family trip
    Hotel Barcelona Universal
    Fab short stay
    Checking was quick and efficient, the staff were friendly. The room was a decent size with all you need for a short stay. Shower was amazing! Location was great for Gothic Quarter and was right beside the Metro - really handy as you can get anywhere from there. Also walking distance to the port area as well as Montjuic cable car.
    Fiona, gb4 night romance trip
    Hotel Barcelona Universal
    Very good location, breakfast was amazing and rooms is quality.
    Daniella, gb1 night romance trip
    Hotel Barcelona Universal
    Great hotel and location
    Hotel was idea and good location. Views from rooftop terrace/ bar were great, as were the cocktails!!
    Lorna, gbRomance trip

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