A wonderful hotel. Rooms were nicely furnished, staff was incredibly friendly, hotel was quiet, and the bar downstairs was nice. The only "drawback" is the location--a bit removed from the main tourist attractions in a quiet, residential district. But with a metro stop about 100 yards away, this was hardly an issue.
I stayed at hotel Barcelona universal from December 13 - December 19th and I had an awesome experience. The hotel was nice and clean, big and comfy. It's also in a great location. The metro station is literally outside the hotel. We didn't take the metro because the weather was amazing to walk to all the places we wanted to visit, which is another prop of the hotel close to all the places like rambla and barrio gotico among others
Clean and modern hotel with spectacular glass sail structure. Walking into reception you are faced with a four story coloured light display in the atrium. I was lucky enough to have a room high up, which had a good view over the port.
The staff for booking in and checking out were efficient and polite.
The hotel is a little out of the centre with a long walk around the harbour, but the walk along the seafront to get to the hotel is pleasant.
The rooms were nicely furnished with the bed facing the picture window.
We have just come back from a fantastic weekend in Barcelona and this hotel certainly helped make the visit. As other reviews have said its in an unrivalled location for the price and is only metres from La Rambla, Placya de Cataluna, bus stop and metro. We arrived early and tired and the staff checked us in at just before 11 so we could have a sleep before diving into Barcelona. The beds were changed everyday and very very comfortable, great shower and again for the money its a great hotel. On the top floor is a fantastic roof terrace with a swimming pool, which as its December we gave a miss but the view in the evening over city with a nice drink cant be beaten. Without doubt we would recommend this hotel.
The hotel was really nice and clean. It has also very convenient location for exploring old town being close to Plaza de Catalunya. Their customer service was great with very friendly and helpful staff.
We really felt welcome and enjoyed our short stay there.
I was on business but my wife came along for some vacation time. We both loved the hotel and their friendly staff. The location was based on my business meetings but many good restaurants and shopping were nearby. I am going back to Barcelona on business in the spring and will look into staying at the Claris again.
We were welcomed by a wonderful front desk employee when we first checked in. He suggested a good restaurant for our first night. Breakfast at the hotel was a very nice buffet. Our room was quiet and great for sleeping in with our jetlag.
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