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Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Thanks a lot to all the staff who are making my stay here very nice and comfortable. Special thanks to Alonso the doorman who is always very polite, smiling and was really helpful and suggested me nice places to visit and eat. Room was top notch, swimming pool with the bar on top floor has a great view. Would definitely...

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Jaime E, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Grand Hotel Central, responded to this review

Dear World T, First of all, thank you for choosing Grand Hotel Central as your place to stay during your time in Barcelona. Alonso, is ready to satisfy our guests needs. We are glad you were well-recommended, and hope you enjoyed the places he suggested you to visit. Excellent reviews like yours are just a wonderful way that make ourselves...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I stayed at The Grand Hotel Central with my husband and six-year old daughter for three nights. We found it to be ideally located and very comfortable, with top-notch service to boot. The staff graciously remembered my daughter's birthday and gave her a lovely gift, which was a really nice touch that left a great impression. The room was clean,...

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Jaime E, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Grand Hotel Central, responded to this review

Dear staceyinnyc17, We would like to thank you for having chosen Grand Hotel Central. We are thrilled with your description as the little touches are what makes a stay so special. Please allow me to echo you in regards to the Sky Bar as it is indeed stunning and, not just for the summer. Now, our pool is heated up...

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

Stayed there for three nights including the weekend and thoroughly enjoyed my stay. The staff led by Jaime were friendly, helpful and attentive. Check out the rooftop swimming pool and the poolside bar which offers a bird's eye view of the magnificent city

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Jaime E, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Grand Hotel Central, responded to this review

Dear Dangoh, What an outstanding evaluation you left for us. I will be passing your comments to our staff to make sure the keep the good work. Apart from the views, I would like to inform that our pool is heated up to 22º for the winter, therefore the enjoyment is double. We sincerely hope to welcome you back in...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love this boutique hotel: mohair, leather, wool, cashmere. Dark, elegant, sexy and fabulous. It's a boutique "W" City Bar is excellent, too. I had no idea it was a Starwood until I read a TripAdvisor review. Happy Travels!

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Jaime E, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Grand Hotel Central, responded to this review

Dear Michelle J, We receive your review with great satisfaction. As one of the Design Hotels participating in the SPG program, we are proud to learn that you were surprised with the decor, service ambience and "sexyness". We hope to welcome you back and keep surprising you the same way. Warm regards Jaime Estellés

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A comfortable and friendly hotel in the centre of the city. Close to the Cathedral. The staff are friendly and helpful. The room is a good size, though rather dark even with all the lights on. Bathroom is modern and clean. Bed is very comfortable. Well situated within walking disgrace of many sights and restaurants. Food in hotel restaurant is...

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Jaime E, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Grand Hotel Central, responded to this review

Dear Zeb911, We would like to thank you for taking the time to share your experience with other travellers. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and our staff did what they know best to make you have a confortable time with us. In regards to the room, please note that depending on the location of the room, it can...

Schwarmstedt, Germany
Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff was outstanding , extremely polite and always helpful! In particular I want to mention Thomas and Agata (?) during breakfast, both fantastic, and Alonso, the doorman and Facunundo (?) , I forgot how his name was written. The design of my room was not really matching my taste, I prefer bright colours, but everything else was good ,...

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Jaime E, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Grand Hotel Central, responded to this review

Dear Dorothee H A huge thank you from everyone who has made your stay an excellent one. Thomas, Agata, Alonso and Facundo are always ready to satisfy our guests needs. We are very happy they have delivered this time too. In regards to the comments about the room, we have taken your words on board and will definitely look into...

Ottawa, Ontario
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You will find what you'd expect from a 5 star property. The common areas are very clean and impeccably maintained, Our room was very comfortable, larger than the average size room you would find in Europe. The bathroom was clean and modern. Stunning view of Barcelona from the top terrace with an infinity pool. The staff did everything to make...

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This beautifully designed and decorated hotel is in a historic building adjacent to the hip Born district and the historic Gothic quarter. My stay began with a warm welcome from the front desk staff. I also spied a table with refreshments which are always a welcome sight as a weary traveler! My room was well designed and very comfortable. I...

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Jaime E, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Grand Hotel Central, responded to this review

Dear DebB818, We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for having chosen Grand Hotel Central as your last stay in Barcelona. Your review is outstanding as you are explaining the functionality of our rooms, including the lighting and equipment. However, what makes us really proud is your last sentence "As much as I loved the hotel itself,it...

Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed here for 5 days while at a business conference. It's on a busy street in the heart of the Gothic Quarter, but once you walk inside, it's serene and perfect. The staff are helpful without being annoyingly solicitous. The restaurant and bar on the first floor are great. The rooftop bar is spectacular (except it closes earlier than...

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Jaime E, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Grand Hotel Central, responded to this review

Dear mullinax_mj, We are thrilled to receive your wonderful feedback. Our decor is always subject to an opinion, we are glad you identified that we want to separate such busy and vibrant area from a relaxed ambience. Everyone at Grand Hotel Central hope to welcome you in the very near future. Best regards Jaime Estellés

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed a moderately priced hotel for the first few nights of our 1 week stay in Barcelona but wanted to treat ourselves for the remainder of the stay, so decided on Grand Hotel Central based on reviews from a few different sites. The very first thing that happened was that I needed to sign off on charges at the...

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Jaime E, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Grand Hotel Central, responded to this review

Dear Ryan M, Thank you for taking the time to write this constructive feedback and positive comments about our staff. We are always glad to receive a review in order to improve, however we are quite surprise we do not have any of your points stated in our records. We invite our guests to contact the Front Desk anytime if...

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Staying in El Born / La Ribera

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El Born / La Ribera
The labyrinth that is El Born becomes most apparent the moment you turn down one of its side streets. But this is one of the few labyrinths you might actually enjoy losing your way in. After all, there are few places that live and breathe such exciting energy regardless of the time of day. This neighborhood seamlessly transcends the old and new parts of the city, reflected in its vast array of restaurants ranging from fancy Michelin-star establishments to trendy fusion restaurants. Here you'll find historical and cultural attractions such as the popular Picasso Museum and the Gothic cathedral La Santa Maria del Mar, where you just might be able to catch a traditional Catalan wedding.
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Minibar
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  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Airport Transportation
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Babysitting
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 

Additional Information about Grand Hotel Central

Address: Via Laietana 30, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > El Born / La Ribera
Price Range: $198 - $466 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Grand Hotel Central 5*
Number of rooms: 147
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Also Known As:
Grand Hotel Barcelona
Grand Hotel Central Barcelona, Catalonia
Grand Central Hotel Barcelona
Hotel Style:
#9 Family Hotel in Barcelona
#14 Green Hotel in Barcelona
#17 Business Hotel in Barcelona
#18 Romantic Hotel in Barcelona
#33 Luxury Hotel in Barcelona
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  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
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“one should definitely stay in floor 4 and up and to the courtyard if sleep is important”
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“Lovely room. Large bed and very comfortable.”
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