Review H10 Universitat Hotel, Barcelona
The hotel's exterior is modern - with glass doors and a silver sign. Its lobby area is large with grey marble floors. The front desk is to the left on entrance. It is long and black marble. Comfy beige couches line the opposite wall, and low wooden coffee tables add a touch of style. Abstract paintings line the walls, and a large painting of a diving lady sits behind the front desk. There is a bar area towards the back of the lobby. A plasma screen next to the lift screens amenities available at H10 hotels and provides an unwelcome reminder that this hotel makes up part of a large chain group.
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There is no pool or gym in the hotel.
There is a restaurant that serves all meals.
There is also a bar in the lobby area. It only serves drinks.
Pets are not allowed in the hotel.
Day use rooms are available at the discretion of the hotel and depending on availability.
There are two meeting rooms in the hotel. One is 38 metres squared and the other is 54 metres squared.
Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel free of charge. There is also one computer with internet available free of charge.
Facilities for People with a disability
There are two rooms in the hotel that are suitable for wheelchair users. They have widened doors and adapted bathrooms. There are lifts to all floors.
There are a total of 94 rooms in the hotel, over 8 floors. All of the rooms are either singles or doubles. It is not possible to add an extra bed to the rooms.
The rooms at the front of the building have balconies. There is double-glazing on all of the windows. However, those hoping for a peaceful night's seep should request a room at the interior of the hotel.
All rooms include air-conditioning, telephone, hair dryer, television and a mini-bar.
Hotel Location and Facilities
The hotel is located less than 1 minutes walk from Plaza Universitat. This square is known for housing some of Barcelona's oldest university buildings. It also has a few bars and restaurants.
|Plaça de Catalunya|
However, if you are looking for more authentic Spanish experiences, it may be worth heading down Calle Tallers into the heart of the area of El Raval. This is part of Barcelona's old town. It has a reputation for being its most 'rough and ready' or 'up and coming', depending on who you talk to. It is popular amongst young and trendy Barcelona locals for its independent bars and restaurants. Betty Fords on Calle Joaquin Costa is a small and smoky cocktail bar, popular for its burgers and cool customers.
|One of Passeig de Gràcia's ornate street lamps|
The hotel is located a 2 minute walk from Plaça de Catalunya. This square has a large area at its centre where people can watch the world go by. The square is home to some large chain shops and restaurants like Hard Rock Café, FNAC (electrical and music store), Sephora (cosmetics store) and Habitat (home furnishings store).
The hotel is a five minute walk from both Passeig de Gràcia and Rambla Catalunya. Passeig de Gràcia is dotted with old buildings and lined with wrought iron flowery street lamps. It is well-known for being a popular shopping street and offers large branches of stores such as Zara and Mango.
Rambla de Catalunya is a part pedestrianized street that offers a wide variety of bars and restaurants with terraces. Taller de Tapas, on this street, offers tapas for tourists who are keen to learn about the tapas experience in a relaxed environment.
Off Plaça de Catalunya is the Ramblas - Barcelona's famous street that is full of tourists and street entertainers. It is a convenient place to find amenities such as internet cafés, bureaux de change, supermarkets and pharmacies.
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How to travel from the airport to the hotelBooking your airport transport in advance online
With a private transfer service the driver will be waiting for you at the designated meeting point given to you on the booking voucher. The driver will help you with your bags to the vehicle and then drive you to your hotel. Private transfers are independent of the the public transport system. This means if there is a public transport strike these services will continue to operate.
Public transport transfer options
Via Taxi: A taxi from the airport should take about 25 minutes.
Taxi Fare: €30.00 - €40.00
Via Train: The RENFE train leaves the airport every half an hour and will take you to Passeig de Gràcia in 25 minutes. You can either use the T-Casual transport ticket from the airport (a ticket for 10 separate journeys on Barcelona public transport system) or you can buy a single fare ticket. The hotel is a 10 minute walk from the station. Alternatively, if you have a lot of luggage, a taxi would take 3 minutes.
T-Casual Ticket: €11.35
RENFE Train Ticket Prices
Single ticket: €4.60
Via Bus: Take the 'Aerobus' to Plaça de Catalunya from directly outside the airport. The Aerobus generally runs every 10 - 15 minutes and the journey time is 30 minutes. The hotel is a 2 minute walk from Plaça de Catalunya.
Aerobus Ticket Prices
Single ticket: €6.75
Car parks near H10 Universitat Hotel Barcelona
|Car Park Name||Address||Approximate Walking Distance to Car Park in Meters|
|SABA BAMSA Rambla Catalunya||Rambla Catalunya, 15||300 m|
|SABA Plaça de Catalunya||Plaça de Catalunya||350 m|
|NN Bonsuccés||Plaça del Bonsuccés, 7||500 m|
|SABA Gràcia II||Passeig de Gràcia, 34S||650 m|
In a nutshell
H10 Universitat Hotel offers 4 star quality in a central location. Its prices reflect its situation at the centre of the tourist district. It does not offer amenities such as a pool or a gym. However, it offers relaxed surroundings and simple, tasteful décor. Those in search of a more luxurious hotel experience may wish to opt for accommodation closer to the beach.
H10 Universitat Hotel
Ronda Universitat, 21
08007 Barcelona, España
Metro: Catalunya (Red Line, L1) and (Green Line, L3)