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Grand Hotel Central

#20 of 514 Hotels in Barcelona
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Via Laietana 30, 8003 Barcelona, Spain
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10% Off + Free Breakfast
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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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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Hotel is about 20-30 minutes from airport and 10-15 from port. Taxi from airport is about €40 and from the port it is about €15. We enjoyed both nights at this hotel. They held our bags after we got off ship early and room was ready by 10:30. Let us use wi-fi while waiting in lobby. Air condition worked wonderful.... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We loved this modern and elegant hotel right in the middle of the City and so close to everything. The gothic section, the Palau de Musica and so much more. Plus two metro stops very close. Our room was very comfortable and even though some have complained about rooms on the street side it didn't bother us. The roof bar... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your great review!! We wish you were here as well enjoying the city surroundings and our hotel. I am sure there will be more opportunities for you to come and visit us. We look forward to welcome you again!! Best whishes, Silvia de Blas, GM More 

Montmorency, France
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We've been to Barcelona several times before but it was our first time at the Grand Central. It deserves its name - you will stay in the heart of Barcelona, everything withing walking distance. The swimming pool and the sky bar have a stunning view, the food is very good, the staff nice and willing to help... The hotel deserves... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your experience with us. I am glad you have enjoyed so much your trip to the city, our facilities and our services. I can not denied this weekend there were some exceptional works outside. I have already spoken to the responsible of this works so they are aware of our guests rest. Looking forward... More 

Haddonfield, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Enjoyed my stay very much. Staff was more than helpful and friendly. The roof deck wonderful a good way to relax with a drink after a full day. Breakfast was the best I've had in recent trips. Location perfect. Champaigne gift for my birthday. Wish the fragrance in the lobby was not so strong.

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your experiences and celebrating your birthday with us!!! I am happy to know you have enjoyed so much your stay apart from the strong essence at the lobby you did not like. Fortunately, this can be regulated by us so I will lower the essence flow to make it more subtle. Best wishes, Sivlia... More 

Zug, Schweiz
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48 reviews 48 reviews
21 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Much can be said about the hotel, the detail does actually is the "living areas" and the "pool" area... This is excellent and made in such a way that You can not help feeling impressed. The location is great - near to everything is allways great...

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your experience with us. I am glad to know you have enjoyed the décor and ambience of the hotel as much as the location. Looking forward to welcome you very soon. Best Regards, Silvia de Blas More 

Perth, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic location. Can't recall room number but we had views out on Via Laietana. Super helpful, friendly, knowledgeable and respectful staff. Especially the check in and room service teams. Love the free water and chockies with the evening turn down service. Recommend the rooftop skybar - excellent views and go the tapas tray if on offer. In house restaurant we... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thanks your your kind words. Good start of the week with fantastic feedback from your stay :)!!! Our staff is our most precious asset and the ones who make this possible. Our team is well trained and most important of all with the will to make every guest feel at home. Looking forward to welcome you soon. Best... More 

Hereford
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We only had three days in this gorgeous small hotel, but we loved it and would return. From the first minute at reception we felt valued and welcome and that continued throughout our stay. The rooftop pool and bar is a lovely space and good at any time of day/evening. Really lovely staff; thanks Hermo for his help! My only... More 

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

Dear Guest, Great to read such nice comments about staff, service and overall your nice experience with us. Just after seeing your review, I sat down with the F&B Manager to check about the buffet service you have commented. We are going to add "a la carte" hot dishes so not everything will be buffet. As per the service we... More 

Vienna, Austria
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Perfect spot - wunderful terrace - good foood&cocktails&wine - excellent and friendly service - nice rooms - close to the beach - close to the old city - close to the metro - nice shopps around for shopping

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your excellent comments. I am glad your overall stay was so satisfactory and enjoyed the hotel as much as the surroundings. I look forward to welcoming you in a near future. Best wishes, Silvia de Blas GM More 

Berlin, Germany
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved the staff - very friendly and helpfull!!! The room is overpriced but: hey, it's a 5 star Hotel, what else to expect? The roofterrasse was absolutely worth it!!The breakfast buffet is very good!!

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

Dear Guest, You are happy, we are happy!! Thank you for your kind comments. Our hotel rates are within the market price of 5 stars hotels in the city. We are improving the services everyday to maintain the high standards expected from out guests. Best wishes, Silvia de Blas GM More 

Vienna, Austria
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

i was booked for 3 nights in the Central Brcelona, but after experiencing this nice hotel (and nice weather in bcn) i stayed two more days. Reception, Check in and doormen were extremely helpful and friendly! Room was very nice, (was upgraded to a master suite) as soon as i left the room, it got cleaned. bathroom amenities very very... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your experience with us. I will let the Bar Manager know to check closer the pool service. It can get busy but is not an excuse to have the space messy or unattended. I am glad you have enjoyed the hotel and city so much!! Best wishes, Silvia de Blas GM More 

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