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“Perfect Location - Amazing Rooftop Pool” 4 of 5 stars
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Grand Hotel Central
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Laietana 30, 8003 Barcelona, Spain (El Born / La Ribera)   |  
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Ranked #20 of 514 Hotels in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
Hampshire
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Perfect Location - Amazing Rooftop Pool”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The hotel is located near the Gothic quarter which is perfect for exploring Barcelona by foot. A very modern, chic and trendy hotel which features the cities best rooftop bar and pool area.
Nice breakfast selection and like the idea you can have coffee to go once your finished.
Drinks in the rooftop bar in the glorious sunshine is a must. Although the pool water is not heated and is very cold!
Highly recommended.
TIP - Hotel car back to airport costs 35 Euro (same price as standard off the street cab)

  • Stayed May 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 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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Larchmont, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The location was great.the staff were very friendly and always ready to help.Ingrid at the front desk was particularly helpful with directions and restaurant recommendations.no complaints and highly recommend

  • Stayed May 2015, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great hotel and location. Located in the center of the city and close to everything and easily accessible by aerobus from the airport. The staff was awesome and very helpful.
Would definitely stay here again on our next visit to Barcelona.

  • Stayed May 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Custer, South Dakota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Only there for 2 nights on a tour so we were not able to evaluate value. Enjoyed the stay and the facilities. Only faults were slow internet and both mornings we were at breakfast about the time it opened and the scrambled eggs were cold. Had to ask the staff to warm them.

  • Stayed May 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago 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. Spacious room and bathroom. Staff ((Ingrid, Diego and everyone else) were very helpful and very polite. Wonderful king sized bed. Location is one block from Catedral. Right behind hotel is old city with the narrow streets. Easily walked to La Ramblas and Boquire market. Sagrada Familia is a 25-30 minute walk but very nice especially if you wonder thru the old city and narrow streets. You must see inside the Sagrada Familia. You can walk to Parc Cuitadella and see the fountain in about 10 minutes. Hotel is decorated contemporary. Don't forget to use your room key when using the elevator. Highly recommend this hotel.

Stayed May 2015, traveled as a couple
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GM-GrandHotelCentral, Director General at Grand Hotel Central, responded to this review, yesterday
Dear Guest,

Your comments are highly appreciated.
From what I am reading you had a fantastic time in Barcelona before and after your cruise.... sounds like a wonderful holiday!!!
I am glad the hotel was your "oasis" in the city where could rest and recharge after your busy sightseeing days.
Look forward to welcome you very soon on your next trip to Barcelona :)

Best wishes,
Silvia de Blas, GM
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 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 was a perfect place to unwind and recharge between a day of touring and a night out. Staff was great, friendly and helpful (especially when I needed to buy several train tickets and was having some issues online). Nice small gym. Breakfasts tasty with good coffee. Wish I was back there right now!

  • Stayed April 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GM-GrandHotelCentral, Director General at Grand Hotel Central, responded to this review, 5 days ago
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
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Montmorency, France
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 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 its 5* and we will definitely come back. Only thing we didn't enjoy so much was the view from our room and the noise in the morning as there were works on the street - but this won't be a matter in a few weeks I guess :-) Very good breakfast also. Quality furniture in the rooms.

  • Stayed May 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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GM-GrandHotelCentral, Director General at Grand Hotel Central, responded to this review, 5 days ago
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 to welcome you in a near future.

Best wishes,
Silvia de Blas GM
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Address: Via Laietana 30, 8003 Barcelona, Spain
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Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > El Born / La Ribera
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:
#9 Family Hotel in Barcelona
#13 Romantic Hotel in Barcelona
#14 Business Hotel in Barcelona
#19 Luxury 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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Grand Hotel Barcelona
Grand Hotel Central Barcelona, Catalonia
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