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Grand Hotel Central

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 November 2014

If you're looking for unpretentious sophistication, prime location and an effortless place to call home while you're in Barcelona, look no further. We have nothing but good memories from this place! The rooftop has been named one of the Top 10 rooftops in the world on TripAdvisor, and when you get up there you will see why! The infinity pool...

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Ludlow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 November 2014

We have just returned from a week in this wonderful find. Staff faultless in their attention to detail. Nothing too much trouble, it made our stay in Barcelona unforgettable and persuaded us to return. Special mention must be made of Saul and Sandrine. Front of house exceptional. Roof pool and sun area a haven. Could go on but you must...

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GM-GrandHotelCentral, Director General at Grand Hotel Central, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Your comments are highly appreciated. I will personally congratulate Sandrine and Saul to make your stay so enjoyable. The team in general is doing a great job and is showing everyday in your reviews. We are looking forward to welcome you very soon at the GHC!!! Best, Silvia de Blas. GM

chalo saint Mars
Reviewed 14 November 2014

Very nice hotel located in the heart of the old Barcelona. Very convenient location with a parking (quite expensive) next door. You can easily reach all the streets and typical restaurants of the area. The rooms are nice and well equipped and the breakfast is fantastic.

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London
Reviewed 13 November 2014

We stayed at this hotel in 2012 (see separate review) - the bar was being built during our first visit and we always planned to visit once it was open - we went for drinks and something to eat & can say that thanks to the staff we had a great experience - The hotel is listed as 5 star...

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GM-GrandHotelCentral, Director General at Grand Hotel Central, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thanks for your kind comments towards the Hotel, City Bar and especially to Marvin. He is thrilled with the idea on being famous in TripAdvisor but happier to know that he is doing an excellent job. We are looking forward to welcome you next spring for sure!!! Best Regards, Silvia de Blas. G.M

Reviewed 11 November 2014

great hotel, right in the heart of things. Beautiful design and decorations. Nice lobby area. perfect for a weekend in barcelona. well recomended. The price was really good for the location too. will surelly be back

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 November 2014

Fantastic location, walk to the beach, Las Ramblas etc. We had a corner room facing the ancient Roman wall at the front of the hotel, very little street noise could be heard and underground vibration could be felt now and again but didn't bother us (if you are really noise sensitive this may be a problem) Front desk staff very...

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GM-GrandHotelCentral, General Manager at Grand Hotel Central, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your kind comments. As you have mentioned, location matters when visiting a city. Having everything around walking distance saves a lot of hassle and time, specially when "nap time" comes in the middle of the day :) I happy to know you have enjoyed your stay with us so much. Looking forward welcoming you very...

Kirkland, Washington
Reviewed 10 November 2014

Look no further - stay here! We stayed for 6 nights at the end of October 2014 and everything was amazing. We were warmly greeted at check-in by the friendly staff who maintained a high standard of service for the entire 7 days we were there. The rooms are modern, quiet, well equipped and kept clean to even my high...

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GM-GrandHotelCentral, General Manager at Grand Hotel Central, responded to this review

Dear guest, Your comments fill me with joy!!! This is what motivates us every day to improve an maintain our high standards. I am delighted to know that every aspect of your stay was perfect and met your expectations. I will praise every single member of the staff who make this possible. I hope to welcome you again very soon....

London
Reviewed 7 November 2014

Location: 100% in the right place, right in the heart of things. Everything is a stroll away. Hotel: beautiful design and decoration. The lobby area is stunning as is the rooftop pool bar. The private sauna / steam room was super nice, especially after our triathlon (see below!). Rooms: Spacious and very very comfortable. My only criticism of this hotel...

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GM-GrandHotelCentral, General Manager at Grand Hotel Central, responded to this review

Absolutely a pleasure! I hope the Triathlon was as good as your stay at the hotel. Congratulations!!! I am glad the staff displayed all their charm to made you feel at home and looked after at all times. We have a great team and I am proud of it. The rooms should not be noisy unless the windows are not...

Reviewed 5 November 2014

One of the best places to spend some days in Barcelona. Very friendly staff, nice rooms and acceptable price. The rooftop pool-terrace is a great place to chill. Good walking distance to the centre. We will definitely be back.

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Lisbon, Portugal
Reviewed 4 November 2014 via mobile

Terrace overlooking Barcelona, ​​in pleasant surroundings . has an outdoor pool that same evening provides a relaxing environment whit a lot of colors . just used the bar and not the hotel, but the bar service was poor , if not like alcoholic beverages don't expect anything especial from the menu .

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GM-GrandHotelCentral, General Manager at Grand Hotel Central, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your comments. I am glad you have enjoyed your stay with us. I take a note about the bar menu, you are right, we I have not thought much about having a better selection of healthy/ alcohol free beverages. Working on it with the F&B Manager. Best, Silvia de Blas, G.M.

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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
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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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: €220 - €545 (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
#15 Green Hotel in Barcelona
#17 Business Hotel in Barcelona
#18 Romantic Hotel in Barcelona
#32 Luxury Hotel in Barcelona
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