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Grand Hotel Central

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Laietana 30, 8003 Barcelona, Spain
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Ranked #24 of 516 hotels in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A decent hotel with some style. Good modern rooms that appear to have been recently renovated. A solid four star hotel. Very helpful staff on the front desk with good recommendations and directions.ask for an internal room as they are quieter than the rooms facing the street and there is a bit of road noise as it's a busy street.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went to Barcelona last year during August 2013, originally we booked a different hotel on Ramblas st but we ended up cancelling that and booking GRAND HOTEL CENTRAL. What can I say? I'm glad I changed hotel's because this hotel was amazing. Beautiful reception with helpful workers who directed us in the right direction when asking how to get... More

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186 helpful votes 186 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We travelled to Barcelona for a long week end in June and stayed in the Grand Hotel Central. As far as location goes, I have to say that it was most excellent. We preferred to walk and found it easy to access and explore the different areas of El Barri Gotic, El Ravel, Dreta de l'Eixample and La Barceloneta. The... More

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83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Grand Central Hotel is definitely central, it is right on the edge of the Old Town, and only a 15 minute walk to the scenic harbour area. Shops and restaurants are within a few minutes walk. The hotel's rooftop bar and pool are a great spot to enjoy the views, and soak up the sun. The staff at the... More

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Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand
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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel may be small in size but it has everything which you could possibly want or need. Best of all is the staff. They are friendly and go the extra mile for their guests. We loved the roof top pool and and Sky Bar and hung out there just taking in the views both day and night. They also... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just home after a 10 night stay in Grand Hotel Central, this was our 3rd stay at this hotel. Every year we just enjoy it more. High points from this stay include: The staff, reception staff are so friendly and helpful- (curly haired receptionist- helped us change room on our 2nd day to room 405 which was amazing- the staff... More

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

Thank you so much for sharing your great experience with us. Your kind words and comments about the hotel and staff are a great inspiration to all of us. The curly hair´s name is Sandrine a great girl and better employee. I will congratulate her for making your stay so enjoyable as well as the rest of the staff. Looking... More

Vilhelmina, Sweden
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff, the location, the design, the bars especially the roof top Sky Bar with the pool! But beware that this hotel is so nice so you might never want to leave it so you miss a lot of museums and other sights in the city. The breakfast was also great and the maitre there was always a pleasure to... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There's certain things I always expect when staying in a hotel and that's a comfy bed and peace and quiet at night. Unfortunately this is where the hotel fails dramatically. Granted the location is very central to most areas but this brings the road noise which is kind of expected. What isn't expected is when you are kept awake for... More

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

I appreciate your honesty about your stay. Very rarely our guest find the rooms noisy from the next door neighbours, I will really like to know what happened and be able to understand better your unfortunate stay. I did not received any comments from you while you were here and I am sure we could have done something about it.... More

Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I looked at just about every 5 star hotel in Barcelona. After lots of research, i booked at the Grand Hotel Central based upon their very quick response to some inquiries that I made from their web site. The hotel was beautiful and well appointed, just as you would expect from a 5 star hotel in a major European city.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have spent 4 nights in this lovely hotel recently with our 3,5 and 1 year old. Although this is not an especially designed family friendly hotel we were welcome and perfectly looked after by the staff. All of the staff speak good English, which cannot be said about the locals in general, but I guess you can expect that... More

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Address: Via Laietana 30, 8003 Barcelona, Spain
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Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Grand Hotel Central 5*
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Grand Hotel Central Barcelona, Catalonia
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#17 Family Hotel in Barcelona #18 Romantic Hotel in Barcelona #18 Business Hotel in Barcelona #21 Luxury Hotel in Barcelona
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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 
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