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“Wonderful hotel and rooftop pool and bar” 5 of 5 stars
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Grand Hotel Central
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Laietana 30, 8003 Barcelona, Spain   |  
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Ranked #17 of 517 Hotels in Barcelona
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“Wonderful hotel and rooftop pool and bar”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We've stayed in this hotel a number of times and have always had a fabulous time. The rooftop pool and sky bar make this place more than an ordinary hotel - we could stay all day up there enjoying the view. There's nothing better than after some sightseeing around the city to get back to GHC and go for a refreshing swim and relax for an hour or two, or three...! The staff are extremely helpful, nothing seems too much trouble for them - and the rooms are always impeccable, although, as indicated above, we prefer to spend most our free time at the hotel by the pool!

  • Stayed September 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We didn't want to leave this hotel. Just stayed here for three nights, wished it was longer. From the moment we got out of the taxi they were there to help us, greet us & welcome us into the hotel. The rooms were new, modern & clean. The beds have been the most comfortable so far since our travels, we had a king size bed. The shower had great pressure. Lovely touches like a pair of thongs for the rooftop pool. We ate at the Avalon restaurant twice it was so good. The breakfast buffet has been the best so far in our travels. My daughter loved the rooftop infinity pool, I loved the view. Just a great hotel with awesome facilities & staff. They were so thoughtful they packed us breakfast since we were leaving so early. I would love to stay here again. The location was also just prefect. Best hotel we've stayed at in terms of city hotels we've stayed in (London, Paris, Singapore, New York).

Stayed September 2014, traveled with family
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I booked the hotel as a present for my Mother to celebrate her 60th Birthday in September. The hotel is ideally located, with beautiful buildings and architecture within close proximity and short and pleasant walks to the Plaza Catalunya, Ramblas and the aquarium. There are plenty of shops, convenience stores and restaurants near by - with some great deals to be had if you sample the set tapas menus.

The staff at the hotel were extremely helpful and friendly. Before we even set foot in the hotel the concierge had taken our bags from the taxi and carried them into reception ready for us to check in. The reception staff checked us in promptly and provided us with a map and some local information to assist us during our stay.

We stayed on the 6th floor towards the back of the hotel. The room was spacious, extremely clean, comfortable and most importantly - quiet! After a day in the hustle and bustle of Barcelona it was lovely to return to the quiet of our room and a view of the city skyline.

During our stay we took advantage of the roof terrace and bar, which offered amazing panoramic views across the city - which we enjoyed whilst sipping the reasonably priced Cava!

Breakfast offered a wide range of cold and hot foods, set in a spacious and modern restaurant. A great way to start the day!

On our last day the staff arranged for our suitcases and bags to be kept secure when we had checked out of our room and arranged for a taxi to collect us when it was time to depart for the airport.

Overall, an extremely enjoyable and pleasant stay made all the better by the fantastic location and service provided by the Grand Hotel Central. We are already considering a return trip in the near future!

Room Tip: Rooms on the back of the hotel are quieter than those front facing and overlooking the busy main roa...
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  • Stayed September 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had four nights in the wonderful city of Bacelona and were very happy with Grand Hotel Central. After a lengthy drive from the South of France the check-in was friendly, efficient and helpful. Our room was great on the fourth floor although, as mentioned by previous reviewers, the slamming of bedroom doors was pretty loud. The room was spacious, comfortable large bed and good size bathroom - very nicely presented. Great location with easy access to local restaurants and walking distance to the Rambla - don't forget to visit La Boqueria Market - one of the best food markets in the world.

  • Stayed September 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed here for 4 days in September. It's a lovely hotel with a fantastic rooftop pool. The rooms were large and quiet. My main compliment would go to the staff - nothing was too much trouble, they always greeted you with a smile and the service from house keeping to reception to bar staff was exceptional. I would highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed September 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed 6 nights in this hotel. The location was great for us being close to shopping, the Gothic quarter and plenty of good restaurants. It is a very modern hotel with nice sized rooms. We found the service to be excellent, the staff always willing to help get taxis or suggest places to eat. We had breakfast included and everyday it was a great breakfast to start the day. They had a selection of pillows and I have to say this was a big bonus for me as I have a bad neck.
Would definitely return!

Room Tip: Our room faced the road but even so it wasn't that noisy but I guess you could request a room aw...
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  • Stayed September 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Nice hotel, great helpful staff. The road noise in the rooms at the front is a problem and should be addressed by redesign to the double glazed windows, that would minimize the problem. As a small boutique owner myself I cannot understand how the owner has not noticed slamming bedroom doors as a major issue, this is an easy fix, automatic door closers would minimize the issue if not get of rid of it completely. I cannot understand how the owner has not noticed it is a major problem and reading the tripadvisor reviews he should be very aware. Apart from that the beds are great, showers excellent and if not for the issues I raise this would be a top pick on tripadvisor, as it is, oh dear!

Room Tip: Ask for rooms at the back and he they fix the slamming bedroom doors.
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  • Stayed September 2014, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Additional Information about Grand Hotel Central

Address: Via Laietana 30, 8003 Barcelona, Spain
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Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#16 Luxury Hotel in Barcelona
#16 Family Hotel in Barcelona
#18 Romantic Hotel in Barcelona
#23 Business Hotel in Barcelona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Grand Hotel Central 5*
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 
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Also Known As:
Grand Hotel Barcelona
Grand Hotel Central Barcelona, Catalonia
Grand Central Hotel Barcelona

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