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Grand Hotel Central

#21 of 514 Hotels in Barcelona
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Via Laietana 30, 8003 Barcelona, Spain
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Lucerne, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very good location, nice hotel with friendly service. Adequate room, facing the main road - very noisy as the traffic runs all night. Nice pool on roof-top with a great city view. Good restaurant for breakfast and dinner.

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed here for three nights and couldn't be happier with our experience. The location of the hotel is ideal for touring. Our room was good size (especially for Europe) and very comfortable. It had been updated and was somewhat contemporary. The front desk was very helpful and friendly, and they all spoke fluent English. They had a very nice... More 

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visited for our anniversary and this hotel was everything we wanted and more, we had a two night stay, food, bar, room and pool were all great, no recommendations needed, we will defiantly be back.

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Mountainside, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Perfect location on the boarder between old and new Barcelona and within walking distance to the harbor and sea. Very helpful and competent front desk. Large room and well stocked breakfast buffet, nice energy in the bar on the first floor. Room was nicely appointed with a great view. Only downside is that although the roof top pool looks even... More 

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Western Isles
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was our first trip to Barcelona and it didn't disappoint , The Grand Hotel central is the perfect place to stay , from the welcome on arrival, the staff in all areas of the hotel were polite and helpful. We stayed in a delux double room which was lovely , the bed and pillows were very comfortable and the... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was our first trip away as a couple. The hotel is faultless, the staff are lovely and we had an amazing time. The roof top terrace and pool are wonderful, the atmosphere and the views of beautiful Barcelona are exquisite. I would definately return.

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Auvergne, France
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great location, super-helpful front office and bell staff. We upgraded to a wonderful corner room overlooking the city on two sides through multiple windows with blinds that close electrically. Only two areas where there is room for improvement: 1) the Wifi is so slow and so weak that it is virtually unusable. In Barcelona you really need to book tickets... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your honest comments. I am glad to know that you have enjoyed the room and the location of the hotel, very upset to see that the service at the terrace was bellow average and the staff was not attentive enough. I will work around the clock to ensure the best for our clients and deliver... More 

Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Really can't fault the Grand Hotel Central. Service was top notch as soon was we checked in. The Rooftop area is amazing, splendid views. Nice choice on cocktails. Only issue is that there was not always seats / booths on the rooftop - so priority should be given to residents / area set aside for residents. The bedrooms (double standard)... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your amazing comments. I am so happy to know your stay was so enjoyable. We always give priority access to our guests. The non residents come to the terrace if space permits during the evening and if they have reserved in advance for dinner. July is a busy month and at pick times can get... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Pros: Great location, close to all the quirky quarters (Gothic, Old Town, Born, Raval and Barceloneta) and not far from the Art Nouveau route. Possibly the best rooftop pool in town. Staff is very helpful (friendlier at reception than at the rooftop bar though). Cons: Pool is small so it's very easy to overcrowd. Rooms are quite small as well...... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing you experience with us. I can see your overall experience was satisfying but not quite perfect. I have paid attention to your comments and I will target the service issues you have mentioned. More difficult to solve the lack of spaces. In summer and especially with this unusual heat this year, the pool gets... More 

Hicksville, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The customer service was beyond incredible! We'd go back for the rooftop pool in a heartbeat. Incredible city. Incredible hotel. We wish we would have stayed longer so we could see Park Guell & the bunkers.

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