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Grand Hotel Central

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

This hotel was fabulous! The hotel itself was beautiful and super clean. The staff were very helpful, recommending restaurants, making reservations, booking tickets for us. The rooftop bar and pool was great in the morning and night. Awesome awesome views. The hotel is also in a great location. About 5-10 minute walk to La Rambla. My family found we actually...

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Jaime E, Guest Relations Manager at Grand Hotel Central, responded to this review

Dear Linda C, Thank you kindly for taking the time to share your experience with us. We are very happy to see that you were amazed by our location and service provided and all the team at Grand Hotel Central would like to welcome you back in the very near future. Warm regards Jaime Estellés

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

The Grand Hotel Barçelona is a smallish boutique hotel recommended to me by a friend who once played football for Barçelona, and I asked him for a luxurious but affordable hotel, in the best area. This hotel was superb in every regard. The staff were incredibly helpful, and the concierge even drove me to the Camp Nou one day for...

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Jaime E, Guest Relations Manager at Grand Hotel Central, responded to this review

Dear Tawnyowl25, What a great review you left for us. It is always fantastic to be recommended as it is the best compliment, no doubt about it. I am specially happy that you felt a service only the Spanish can deliver and you had a taste of what this amazing country can offer through Grand Hotel Central. We sincerely hope...

Lisbon, Portugal
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Excellent service, all the staff was super friendly and helpful. The room was excellent, cosy and noise-free, really comfortable bed. Breakfast was also excellent, everything refilled until closing time. Location is perfect, right in the city centre and the view over Barcelona on the skybar is simply breathtaking. Everytime we've been in Barcelona we stayed here and never had one...

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Jaime E, Guest Relations Manager at Grand Hotel Central, responded to this review

Dear AntonioSilva1977, We would to take this opportunity for having chosen Grand Hotel Central for your last stay in Barcelona. Grand Hotel Central wants to be an experience itself, from our gastronomy, service and last but not least, the Sky Bar. We do hope to welcome you back in the very near future. Warm regards Jaime Estellés

Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

A very nice hotel, staff are friendly and helpful and went out of their way to assist both with our room and all our questions. I had told them it was our anniversary and a lovely bottle of Cava appeared. The room was comfortable and had all amenities. If you want to see Barcelona the position of this hotel is...

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Jaime E, Guest Relations Manager at Grand Hotel Central, responded to this review

Dear Lizzy C, Thank you on behalf of everyone who went out of their way to ensure you felt recognise for this special stay. We hope Grand Hotel Central left a good impression of your visit to Barcelona. We are sorry to hear that you had some disturbances with noise, however I would kindly ask you to contact me directly...

Bradenton, Florida
Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel was beautiful. It is located in the heart of the gothic district. Our room had a great view out our window. The central attraction, however, was definitely the rooftop bar. They have an infinity pool that looks out to the whole Barcelona skyline. The view is breathtaking.

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Jaime E, Guest Relations Manager at Grand Hotel Central, responded to this review

Dear FlashRx, We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for choosing Grand Hotel Central. We are delighted to know that your room was up to your standards. Last but not least, our Sky Bar, which is indeed a hidden gem in the heart of the Gothic District. W hope to welcome you back in the very near...

Knoxville, Tennessee
Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is at a great location. Most of the landmarks are at a walking distance. The staff are very friendly and help you very much. The Breakfast on the location was excellent with a wide variety of choices. I stayed in a family suite the second night and in a single room the first night. Room is good and...

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Jaime E, Guest Relations Manager at Grand Hotel Central, responded to this review

Dear sarma876, We receive your comments with great satisfaction. It is fantastic to know that the Suite was perfect for your family and it eventually left a good impression. We hope to welcome you back for the next family trip. Warm regards Jaime Estellés

Miami, Florida
Reviewed 1 week ago

appreciated the professional staff, all the details in decoration, comfort, and convenience the hotel offers.Will highly recommend it to friends and business partners. I loved the rood top, its comfortable sitting and astonishing views over the city, and the convenience of the heaters when it is cold. Excellent

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Jaime E, Guest Relations Manager at Grand Hotel Central, responded to this review

Dear 523laurent, We receive your fantastic review with great satisfaction. We would like to thank you for your willingness to recommend Grand Hotel Central to others and sincerely hope to welcome very soon. Warm regards, Jaime Estellés

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

10 years after our first visit to Grand Hotel Central, we still absolutely love everything about it; the room, the location, the design and especially the impeccable service. Looking forward to our next visit, hopefully sooner!

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Jaime E, Guest Relations Manager at Grand Hotel Central, responded to this review

Dear Ton131, I would like to thank you for your loyalty to Grand Hotel Central. We open our property 10 years ago and It is fantastic to know that we are still up to your standards after such long time. We definitely hope to welcome you back very soon. Warm regards Jaime Estellés

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Right opposite the Cathedral with the whole Gothic Quarter at your doorstep, it's hard to fault the location on the Grand Hotel Central. This is a renovated older hotel and is now a modern, comfortable retreat. Restaurant and bar is worth of a visit in their own right, better than most in the (largely tourist) neighbourhood. My only gripe was...

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Jaime E, Guest Relations Manager at Grand Hotel Central, responded to this review

Dear PhilC_1956, We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for taking the time to share your experience with other travellers. We are glad to see that you have appreciate that this is a classic building and that has been properly adequate to modern times. In regards to the layout, I am happy to see that it was...

Las Vegas, Nevada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

From the moment I set foot in the Grand Hotel Central, I wanted to extend my stay in Barcelona. The staff could not have been more friendly, helpful and professional. From check-in to check-out, it exceeded my expectations. They greeted me with a cappuccino while I checked in, promptly brought my bags up to me, and even gave me a...

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Dear Brian M, I would like to start by inform you that your review has already been shared with all members at Grand Hotel Central. We have always believed that small details are what make the difference, combined with a great property such ours. A cappuccino with this cold weather is a must and the good thing about our staff...

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Staying in El Born / La Ribera

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El Born / La Ribera
The labyrinth that is El Born becomes most apparent the moment you turn down one of its side streets. But this is one of the few labyrinths you might actually enjoy losing your way in. After all, there are few places that live and breathe such exciting energy regardless of the time of day. This neighbourhood seamlessly transcends the old and new parts of the city, reflected in its vast array of restaurants ranging from fancy Michelin-star establishments to trendy fusion restaurants. Here you'll find historical and cultural attractions such as the popular Picasso Museum and the Gothic cathedral La Santa Maria del Mar, where you just might be able to catch a traditional Catalan wedding.
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Internet
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  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Breakfast Available
  • Airport Transportation
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Grand Hotel Central, a home in the heart of Barcelona where the amenities and luxuries of a five-star hotel are combined with a sense of style and elegance. The hotel has a perfect location between the Gothic district with its spectacular Cathedral or the ancient city walls and "el Born". 147 spacious rooms & suites with the best of modern design. Its very famous infinity pool, the Avalon Restaurant where the awarded Chef Ramon Freixa presents affordable cuisine to share with friends, the stylish the City Bar offering all day dining including salads, sandwiches and a wide cocktail menu surrounded by good music in a relaxing atmosphere, the Gallery our art space perfect for private events, the Wellness Suite with its carefully designed treatments, the Thermal Suite that offers a private steam and sauna experience, the well equipped Fitness Center, and a dedicated team who understands your specific requirements for any meeting or event in one of our multiples spaces... All creates a unique lifestyle and fashionable experience with a sense of elegance. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Grand Hotel Central

Address: Via Laietana 30, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
Region: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > El Born / La Ribera
Price Range: €192 - €466 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Grand Hotel Central 5*
Number of rooms: 147
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Also Known As:
Grand Hotel Barcelona
Grand Hotel Central Barcelona, Catalonia
Grand Central Hotel Barcelona
Hotel Style:
#9 Family Hotel in Barcelona
#14 Green Hotel in Barcelona
#17 Business Hotel in Barcelona
#18 Romantic Hotel in Barcelona
#31 Luxury Hotel in Barcelona
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“Although there's different kinds of room, with different extras, really none falls behind.”
 of 5 bubbles AntonioSilva1977, 16 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Get a room at the back (not on the main street) and check out the bathroom configuration first.”
 of 5 bubbles PhilC_1956, 8 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Our room overlooking a side street was probably much quieter than one overlooking the main road.”
 of 5 bubbles 182jillh, 1 Jan 2017 | Read review
“We enjoyed a standard room on back side that was very quiet, room 618. We could get additional exercise using the stairs often.”
 of 5 bubbles JDickensCoss, 27 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Away from the main street is best if you want quiet”
 of 5 bubbles GeeTee54321, 26 Dec 2016 | Read review
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