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Grand Hotel Central
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Laietana 30, 8003 Barcelona, Spain   |  
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“Perfect Honeymoon”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Put simply a stunning hotel. We arrived on Monday 15th September for 4 night stay for our Honeymoon having booked for a loft suite. To our surprise we were upgraded to the Master suite which was outstanding but a smaller standard still would have exceeded our wildest expectations. The staff are amazing and very proud of their hotel which came across in the excellent service they all delivered consistently across our stay. The rooftop terrace is a must for anyone staying here as the views are superb. Not forgetting the infinity pool which is a great experience in itself. In summary this hotel fully deserves its 5 star status. We would recommend to all and will be coming back one day soon. Absolutely amazing hotel.

  • Stayed September 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 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 2 days ago NEW

We stayed for a week, and this gave us time to get to know the hotel, the staff and the city.
The service given by all of the staff in the reception area was consistently of a very high standard.
The room and bathroom were superb in every way: clean, comfortable, quiet and well serviced.
The hotel is in an excellent location. The staff gave us good local advice.
We used the City Bar every morning for our breakfast and we always looked forward to Marvin's warm welcome and friendly chat. We also have fond memories of Hermo who was always interesting to talk to.

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  • Stayed September 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 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 have just returned from a two night stay at this amazing establishment! Don't believe the negative, we could not recommend this hotel more. The staff were friendly, helpful, professional and so eager to help you. The room was gorgeous (pillow menu topped it off!) and the breakfast was perfect to start the day well.

We spent most of our time on the roof, the views are just like they are in the pictures - only better, cause you're actually there. It was calm and peaceful during the day, good chilled out music, ice cold drinks and yummy snacks. In the evening it still has a chilled out vibe but is more intense.

So good we are now booking to go back for longer!!!

  • Stayed September 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I haven't been a guest of this hotel, so I can't review its' facilities, except for the Sky Bar. You don't have to be a hotel's gust to visit this great rooftop bar. The view is really stunning, it's not too crowded and the prices of the drinks are very reasonable (EUR 3.00/beer). The thing I really liked about this place is that even though it looks quite fancy the atmosphere is really relaxed and the service is very friendly. I can recommend it to anyone who wants to have a chilled evening in Barcelona.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago 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 6 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!

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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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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:
#15 Family Hotel in Barcelona
#15 Luxury Hotel in Barcelona
#17 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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