We have a new draw available. On this occasion, the winners will enjoy a free stay at the Hotel 1898 of Barcelona; located in Las Ramblas.
The draw will take place from all the comments received from today until December 31, 2012.
The prize consists of:
- A two nights stay at Hotel 1898 Barcelona with breakfast included.
- Bottle of Cava.
- To be used before: June 2013 (Subject to Availability).
- No changes can be made once the reservation has been confirmed.
- The prize can not be used in conjunction with other item or goods.
- The prize can not be exchanged for any other item or goods.
- The prize is personal and non-transferable.
Only people who have already stayed in one of our nine hotels and post a review on the blog are eligible for the prize. Winners will be advised via e-mail and their name and surname will be published on the blog.
If you have any queries, please send a message to the following address: email@example.com
Good luck to all participants!
We have raffled our complimentary stay in Barcelona between all the comments posted by our clients. And the winner of a free stay at the U232 Hotel in the Eixample and 10 minutes walking from Plaza Catalunya is… Micaela Nyholm for her experience in Barcelona last May during her stay at Hotel Barcelona Universal. Congratulations!!!
U232 Hotel will contact with the winner in order to arrange best dates for the free stay.
And if you did not win this time, keep reading our blog, as Núñez i Navarro Hotels is always your best option to discover Barcelona.
My daughter and I have just returned from a wonderful stay at the Europark Hotel. We were given a very warm welcome that continued throughout our stay by all the friendly and efficient staff – food, accommodation were excellent and the position being close to easy transport or within walking distance of all the main beautiful places to visit in Barcelona made our visit a thoroughly enjoyable experience. Would definitely return to this hotel in the future.
Experience posted by Marion Beddow, August 2012.
Mon mari et moi avons séjourné pendant 7 jours à l’Hôtel Europark. Selon nous, cet hôtel est un 4 étoiles. Tout y est: qualité des déjeuners, propreté et confort des chambres, personnels sympathiques, bien situé. Nous ne pouvons que recommander cet hôtel.
Experience sent by Michelle Archambault, July 2012.
Stayed here for 2 nights after we had completed cruise we were booked in for a standard room.
English speaking front desk staff for the most part friendly staff. Hotel Barcelona Universal which is under the same chain of “Barcelona Nunez i Navarro Hotels” for being rated a 4 star don’t quite see how. We have stayed at Hotel Jazz at the beginning of our vacation – same chain with lesser star rating and had a better experience. I will say the rooms were clean, comfortable beds (Though we had two twin beds placed together to make a larger bed and the beds would move apart by the end of the night), however for the price you pay, I would have expected a more luxurious place. Hotel modern but looked worn.
Mainly we are sure when onces read review and want somewhere quiet, comfortable and close to the cruise terminal and thus, choose this hotel. However, it was chaotic at noon check-out, Saturday with people all checking out at the same time. With the way the front desk is situated with a large cement pole and couches it was over whelming.
We were able to get a room by 1PM and were given a room on the 8th floor – It is on a busy road and although you could still hear quite a lot of traffic noise at night. The rooms are not sound proof at all, so you will also hear corridor noises very distinctly.
It is a short walk away from Port Vell and La Rambla. We didn’t use the metro but there is a stop near by.
The free wi-fi is fast and if you don’t have your laptop with you they have computers you can use at the business center on the 9th floor and two computers in the lobby. If you need to print something you have to ask the front desk staff to use one of their computers.
Never ate at the restaurant so cannot comment there.With so many hotels in Barcelona not sure if I would stay here again.
Tonya, November 2011.
We stayed at Hotel U232 for 3 nights during the first week of September. We chose this hotel because the rates were reasonable and we had arrived by train from Madrid and this hotel is located one easy and short metro ride from the Barcelona Sants Railway Station. As most reviewers have mentioned, the hotel is a little bit outside the heart of the city and it’s a bit of a pain to switch trains plus a hike through some really long corridors at the Diagonal Metro Station to get to La Rambla. But we found the benefits of staying at this hotel far outweighed the cons.
For us, we thought the biggest benefit (besides the proximity to the Sants train station) was the dining options in the area. Our best meals in Barcelona were all at restaurants within walking distance from this hotel, and prices around here were very reasonable compared to the tourist-driven restaurants in the city centre. We particularly loved Maitea Taberna and their wide variety of delicious tapas. Maitea Taberna is located about 2.5 blocks away from the hotel on Carrer de Casanova. The staff at the restaurant was very friendly and patient as we were trying to figure out the whole process. We loved the food there so much that we went back a second time. Another terrific restaurant was Gusto, located 1.5 blocks away and right across the street from the metro station.
I would come back to this hotel just to eat at those establishments again! Other things we loved about the hotel:
- Very quiet, spacious and comfortable rooms for reasonable rates. We stayed on the second floor and had a balcony. Albeit the balcony was right smack dab in the middle of a coutyard in the middle of a network of apartments. But it was nice to step outside on a warm night with a drink and look inside the well-lit apartments all around us!
- Free wi-fi plus there are two desktops and one printer for public use. Very handy as we didn’t bring our laptop with us.
- Room was equipped with a safe and fridge, which I think should be essentials in every hotel room.
- Besides the restaurants I mentioned above, there were also plenty of places where you can grab breakfast, or a quick bite.
- There are a couple of Suma supermarkets and they are both within 2 or 3 blocks from the hotel. Great place to buy snacks and drinks to stock the fridge.
- Even though you need to switch metro trains to get to La Rambla, there are some places that are easily accessible from this hotel, such as Sagrada Familia and the Sants Railway Station.
- Well staffed. Everytime we dealt with the front desk (checking in, checking out, storing luugage, questions), somebody was alway available to help us.
Room Tip: The rooms at the back at the hotel were very quiet. Didn’t hear any traffic during our entire stay.
Experience posted by Yan, October 2011.
This is our second time spending a week in Barcelona at the Hotel Jazz. For the price it’s unbeatable. Comfortable rooms with contemporary Spanish design. Great rooftop pool – not huge, but not a puddle like at some other design hotels like Cram. The rooftop pool has enough comfortable loungers, enough nice fluffy towels, and a nice little bar.
Very helpful and friendly desk staff. Great central location right in between the main square (Plaza de Catalunya, direct bus to airport, Corte Ingles department store) and the Eixample/Gracia shopping, restaurant and nightlife area.
Experience posted by brianscottgross, August 2011.
Das Hotel Barcelona Universal hat unsere Erwartungen voll erfüllt. Zimmer, Frühstück, Service ob an der Rezeption oder an der Dachterassenbar, alles in unserem Sinne gut. Das Zimmer 218 hatte sogar noch eine große Terasse, so dass vor dem Zubettgehen dort noch ein Bier genommen werden konnte. Wir würden bei einem Aufenthalt in Barcelona erneut dieses Hotel buchen. Sehr empfehlenswert.
Experience posted by Schöenenberg, July 2011.
We stayed at Hotel Jazz pre-cruise for several days in April. We could not be more pleased!
The rooms were classy, clean and bed and pillows were comfortable. The staff could not be more helpful and were always willing to call us a taxi or make reservations for us.
The breakfast for 10 euro was well worth it as was the free computer service near the bar on the 2nd floor. It is always nice to check e- mail and print boarding passes without a charge. The complimentary toiletries, a blow dryer as well as a secure safe were nice additions to the room. The hotel is conveniently located to the metro (1 Block) restaurants as well La Rambla and Plaza Catalunya were all within a five minute walk. Great experience, wonderful hotel.
Experience posted by Suzeeque, May 2011.
The old adage goes; you get what you pay for.
In all things this is mostly true – however there are a few rare exceptions out there and Hotel Barcelona Universal is one of them.
Hotel Barcelona Universal is one of these rare cases where you get so much more than what you pay for – you get true value for each penny spent. I cannot even begin to list how impressed I was with what this hotel provided. We felt truly cared for; and while this is commonplace at hotels such as the Waldorf in New York, the d’Angleterre in Copenhagen, the Mamonia in Marrakesh it was not what I expected from a fairly cheap hotel picked by more or less chance on a vague recommendation from a friend.
The Hotel is located a few minutes walk from the Rambla. A few minutes walk from the Port Vell and the Rambla del Mar, and a mere second away from the closest subway. A walk to plaze Catalunya takes about 10 mins at a slow pace looking at the shops in the backalleys and is quite a charming experience. The Barcelona Universal gives you the opportunity to experience life in Barcelona by making you take a short walk through a few genuine, “untouristy” blocks before landing you smack down in the middle of the Rambla. Or you could simply hop on the metro outside the hotel and go where ever you like.
Inside the hotel itself we were greeted by the doorman every time we came or went, and the staff were always very helpful no matter what we asked for. The rooms were meticulously clean and tastefully decorated. Minibar, TV with USB (Just bring what you want to watch on a USB stick, plug it in on the back of the TV and use the remote) and bathtub was standard as was WiFi albeit it was a bit shaky and up and down at times.
The breakfast buffet deserves special attention since it was on par with the most exclusive hotels I’ve visited (see above) although somewhat smaller. Several kinds of bread, including rye and darker breads, eggs, bacon, sausages (worth trying, they were excellent) quiches, juices, yoghurts, fruits, croissantes, and more where aplenty. Worth mentioning for those of you with a sweet tooth is that at each buffet were atleast two kinds of cake and several kinds of doughnuts and muffins.
As for other accommodations worth mentioning one cannot forget the rooftop pool and the astroturf garden / sundeck on the top floor together with the small but clean and well stocked gym also on the top floor located next to the pool. The surrounding decked area is stocked with comfortable lounge chairs and as made for bringing your own beer and taking in the panoramic view over the city.
All in all – this hotel gives you the most bang for your buck I’ve ever come across. Friendly and helpful staff, clean and tasteful rooms, freedom to move around and simply enjoy the city and your accommodation to the fullest.
Four stars in the guide – I’d give it Four+ and a half
Enjoy your stay as much as we did!
Experience posted by hanning, May 2011.