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Grand Hotel Central

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Johannesburg
Reviewed December 25, 2013 via mobile

Three of us spent four nights at the hotel. We thoroughly enjoyed the minimalist comfort offered by the hotel. The rooftop bar area and pool are very nice for sundowners. The staff were friendly and helpful and always ensured our comfort not only at the hotel but the city as well. Upon our departure we had a very early morning...

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Leicester, England
Reviewed December 21, 2013

The title says it all, it's a high quality hotel (perhaps 4.5* rather than their claim for 5*) but from the great hotel bar and lounge area through to the modern and well fitted out rooms it's a great option if you want to be right bang in the centre of the city. All I can add is that if...

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Reviewed December 17, 2013

Beautifully located and well-appointed. Well-staffed. We had 3 nights. An ideal spot for first-timers in the city. Front-desk staff were polite, considerate and well-informed. Hotel is spotlessly clean without any evidence of cleaning staff and no cleaning trolleys in the passages. The rooftop pool site is breathtaking despite the cold weather. Room size is adequate for a short stay. Very...

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bham
Reviewed December 10, 2013

Location: great, near all the major sites, the beach is about a 20 minute walk away, and the camp now stadium was easily accessible. Staff / Service: excellent at all times at the reception, and the city cafe / bar area. Room 310: was quite nice, we have 2 beds that were supposed to be joined together, once we let...

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Chester, United Kingdom
Reviewed December 7, 2013

Excellent winter break at this lovely hotel. The weather was exceptional for December, dry, warm and clear blue skies, ideal for sight seeing. We were thoroughly spoilt at this hotel. Everything was perfect. Our first trip to Barcelona we will definitely return again in the Summer.

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London
Reviewed December 7, 2013

Six of us stayed here for one night in November - recommended by a friend who had stayed here before. I definitely recommend it! It's in a terrific location very close to the Gothic Quarter and the cathedral (not Sagrada Familia). We were dealt with very efficiently when we arrived and took the nice glass lift up to our room....

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Dublin Ireland
Reviewed December 6, 2013

I stayed here for 4 nights in October and thoroughly enjoyed it. The location is excellent being right on the edge of the Born. A huge range of bars are within a couple of minutes walk, it's only about 10 mins to walk down to barceloneta and one minute to a metro station so the location gets top marks. The...

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Leigh on Sea
Reviewed December 5, 2013

Stayed here in October and it's perfectly located for sightseeing with the added benefit of a lovely rooftop pool to relax in the city ! Great size rooms and the bathroom was lovely .... Great stay will definitely use again x

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Largs SA
Reviewed December 4, 2013

Great hotel. The hotel is in a great position easy to get everywhere, nice walk to the port. The staff are so friendly and very keen to help-always cheerful. The room was excellent. Clean comfortable, quiet, able to make so dark for sleeping, great bathroom.The highlight is the roof top although too cold to swim just sitting there enjoying that...

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Rugby, United Kingdom
Reviewed December 3, 2013

Hotel was fabulous, being chic & contemporary, the staff were friendly and helpful, nothing was too much trouble. Our room was extremely comfortable and the room was cleaned to a very high standard,we were delighted to find that most rooms now have tea trays. The bathroom was particularly luxurious, the toiletries were adequate but the water pressure was amazing, the...

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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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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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: $237 - $586 (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
#15 Green Hotel in Barcelona
#17 Business Hotel in Barcelona
#18 Romantic Hotel in Barcelona
#32 Luxury Hotel in Barcelona
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“High floors have nice views.”
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“Corner suites even on the second floor have a great view and are nice and spacious.”
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“Rooms are of a very good standard however the views from them not particularly great owing to hotel's central location.”
 of 5 bubbles James_Luda-Basham, 4 days ago | Read review
“Rooms to the rear of the hotel are recommended, as Via Laietana is a VERY busy street.”
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“Must try to get a room furthest away from the main road”
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