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Grand Hotel Central
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Laietana 30, 8003 Barcelona, Spain   |  
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Ranked #15 of 518 Hotels in Barcelona
London, United Kingdom
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8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Fantastic location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I stay in a lot of hotels with work and in my leisure time and this is one of the best I have stayed in for a long time, great friendly staff, very very clean, beautiful breakfast area and food, will definitely be visiting again sooner rather than later

  • 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

stayed there for 4 nights in late november. the hotel was great - our room was spacious and modern, loved the espresso and tea options in the AM. great views from the pool bar, very welcoming and warm and professional staff ready and willing to help with anything. great location.. we fell in love with barcelona and would recommend the grand hotel central without a doubt!

  • Stayed November 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stay at Grand Central Hotel in Barcelona during December 22 to 25 , 2014. The reception was quick and very gentle.
A little bad surprise, our room (a standard one) was not as big as we expect for a 5 star hotel. The lavatory was at 1 meter from the bed, and doing the natural things in the bathroom was a little embarrassing... the door is in glass, you can see, hear and smell al the activity :)
BUT, the Avalon Restaurant, or The City Bas were at the best expected levels. Perfect service, smiles and gentle conversation, even in French :) It is useless to talk about theirs tapas and wines (Especially Mirmir-là red wine !!!) Thanks, it was a a fantastic stay.
And the best, the hotel is well placed to access all touristic points in the city, an have a wonderful terrasse with a swimming pool illuminated at night! I cant describe you the landscape, by day or by night! A delight.
Surely, we will come back here!

Room Tip: All rooms seems to be quiet, but ask at the reception, to be sure the room is big enough.
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  • Stayed December 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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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great location for central sightseeing such as Cathedral, Gothic Quarter and Las Ramblas. Port Vell within walking distance as are multitudes of nice restaurants and close to a stop for the sightseeing hop on hop off bus.
Hotel staff are extremely helpful and obliging. The reception area is contemporary and comfortable with a free computer area. Upstairs, the corridors are very dark and could be a bit intimidating if moving through alone.
Rooftop pool area is fabulous - an oasis in the midst of the city with glorious views. However don't consider having a drink here the prices are higher than the pool area!
Breakfast was nice enough, not great and definitely had better, but the restaurant is very sterile with no atmosphere, loud and intrusive piped music and so chilly it was uncomfortable! Also rather odd that the tables were set with disposable paper mats, not really in keeping with 5* dining.
We booked a central twin. We were on 5th floor. Found it very small with a narrow access partially obstructed by an enormous mirror propped against the wall . Very odd and in such a dark position we never used it! View? Rooftops and back alleys. Noise? Despite double glazing, yes - revellers and locals late at night. However the integral window blinds were FAB. Total blackout which was great. Bathroom - leads direct from the side of the bed, no door or screen, into the washbasin and wardrobe area - no privacy there!. Shower ( gorgeous, large, hot rain shower) and toilet behind dense glass screen door ( thankfully). And the room was cold ( bearing in mind it was December). Tried altering the aircon up to 30 degrees - it got colder, blowing out cold air. Contacted reception who sent someone up to explain that aircon is only for ''cooling'' the room and there is no heating system. Another young man later brought a portable heater which served the purpose but took up valuable space in an already cramped room - again, not what I would expect in a 5* hotel.
Overall, a nice stay. But not 5*.

  • Stayed December 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

we've spent a weekend, as a family, hiring a master's suite room. hotel is centrally located and is close to main city spots. very convenient. room is clean and spacious, windows too small. concierge helpful. breakfast good and varied food quality, even if fruit should be better selected in a five starred hotel. unfortunately they won't arrange a shuttle to the airport even if clearly mentioned in the website. If the hotel cannot arrange the shuttle why they mention it? They shouldn't say it! Outstanding view from the roof top swimming pool. price is high for the value we get.

Room Tip: inside courtyard room are quieter, even if windows are sound proof.
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  • Stayed December 2014, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Devon, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have went there in my trip to Barcelona. This hotel make you feel at home and the staff is very friendly. Fantastic location in the center of Ghotic with full of stores, restaurants and things to do.

Stayed November 2014, traveled with family
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Me and my partner stayed here the last week in October its a beautiful hotel very modern but still has a boutique feel to it.
Good location two minute walk to the metro, 5 minutes walk to lots of bars and restaurants didn't eat in the hotel so cant comment
Beautiful roof top bar with great drinks and good service again. I cant give the staff higher comments reception were very professional but also felt they were very genuine in their conversations and are clearly very proud of the hotel they work in. Again if your looking for an upper class hotel with a personality and great service you cant go wrong with this hotel. Tip instead of getting a taxi from airport get the airport bus about 6 euros and drops you 5 minutes from the hotel

  • Stayed October 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 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 ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#11 Romantic Hotel in Barcelona
#14 Luxury Hotel in Barcelona
#16 Business Hotel in Barcelona
#23 Family Hotel in Barcelona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Grand Hotel Central 5*
Number of rooms: 147
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
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