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Grand Hotel Central

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The location of the hotel is in a great location. Walking distance to all the main sites, the shopping district. The staff were all friendly and very helpful. Great food at the hotel. Will go back for sure!

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east sussex
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3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great location for getting around the city. Roof top pool and bar very nice and the staff were attentive and friendly. Rooms were OK but a bit on the small side. Would definitely recommend this hotel.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed here whilst visiting a conference centre and from arrival at the airport we were made to feel welcome and taken care of. The room on arrival wasn't ready but we were very early and the bar is a nice place to relax whilst waiting as is the rooftop sky bar, the pool is slightly smaller than you might... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Overall I had an enjoyable stay here which I will summarise in some bullet points. I would say the staff treat you like its 5star but the space, room views and little selection of food let this hotel down. Pros -Central location -Staff are very polite, friendly and helpful -Nice little extras; champagne in room for birthday, roof top blankets... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I stayed at this hotel last night. I've mixed feelings about the stay. The good: - Friendly staff, remembered my name (always a nice point) - Superb roof terrace / pool area (although it wouldn't hurt to clean the furniture once in a while) with lovely food. - No recognition as SPG Platinum (but not to be expected as this... More 

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

Dear dYquem, Thank you for your review and time. Many of the facts explained do not correspond to reality and indeed can confuse other travellers expectations hence I hope my disagreement is understood. Your car transfer from the airport was book just two hours before your flight arrival time and although we suggest to do so 24 h before your... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This was our second trip to Barcelona - the last being over ten years ago. We booked a deluxe city view room and were really looking forward to spending our time to rest / relax in the hotel but also explore the city from a really convenient base - in the Gothic Quarter. After an initial misunderstanding regarding our room... More 

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New York City, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had a wonderful week in Barcelona staying at the Grand Hotel Central. The hotel is very chic, has a fantastic roof and pool and is located in the heart of the Gothic district which makes travelling a breeze. The staff on the front desk were very helpful and generous, they allowed us to check in early and sent a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Returned for our 4th visit to this hotel. The hotel is lovely and clean, food in the restaurant is excellent and the service from all the staff is second to none. Great location as a base for walking the city and right beside the Gothic Quarter and Barcelona Cathedral. The rooftop pool area is so relaxing through the day and... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for a long weekend September 2016. Great Hotel fantastic service and really accommodating the management gave us an excellent room and complimentary bottle of cava for our anniversary. The location is great and roof top pool awesome but you have to be quick in the morning to get a sun lounger. Not really a fault just an observation, well... More 

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

Dear Domo8, On behalf of everyone at Grand Hotel Central, we would like to thank you for your excellent review. A bottle of cava always works for special occasions and we are very happy to have been part of it. We sincerely hope to welcome you back. Best regards Jaime Estellés More 

Annecy, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed 2 nights in this hotel. It was a great expérience! First we learnt that we were upgraded from an executive room to a superior room. Room was large, with all the necessary equipement such as Nespresso, minibar, bathrob, bottle of water, bath in the bathroom, sufficient place to stock our clothes, et ... The breakfast was very good... More 

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

Dear Choupa748, It is a real pleasure to see that the consistency provided throughout your stay was 5* from the very first moment of your stay. Our Superior rooms are very well appointed rooms with enough space to enjoy this property to the fullest. Thank you for appreciating the complimentary upgrade. Best regards Jaime Estellés More 

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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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  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Internet
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  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • 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: $229 - $521 (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
#13 Green Hotel in Barcelona
#17 Business Hotel in Barcelona
#18 Romantic Hotel in Barcelona
#30 Luxury Hotel in Barcelona
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