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Grand Hotel Central

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Charlotte, North Carolina
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Hotel and staff exceeded expectations. Perfect location in the heart of the Gothic District and within walking distance to everything. Staff more than just responsive and friendly, they really went above and beyond to help with any questions or information we needed. One of the few real King size beds we could find in the area. Very comfortable. Good restaurant...

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

My husband and I spent our honeymoon in this hotel. We arrived and few days earlier and when we checked in they congratulate us and asked when is the exact date. On the day of our anniversary Mauro remembered. I wasn't expecting that . The hotel staff are giving 100% of service. They make us feel at home and we...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I've been twice now at the Grand Central for drinks and enjoy the most amazing rooftop in town. They do not serve dinner during winter but it's still open for drinks, and definitely worth visiting. Best spot in Barcelona!

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

Dear mbeautell, It is, in one way or another, easy to receive new guests, however it takes determination and good work to welcome them for the second time. We are glad that we are your favourite spot in Barcelona and sincerely hope to welcome you for the third time very soon. Warm regards Jaime Estellés

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Grand Hotel Central is a hotel in its own class, you cant help but relax and nothing it too much effort for the team to make your stay an excellent experience. Their customer service and attention to detail is second to none... Such a wonderful hotel, we visit every year and will continue to do so...

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

Dear Claire B, Thank you for having chosen Grand Hotel Central for your last stay in Barcelona. We are thrilled to know that our service has left such wonderful impression about your stay and we are very happy to learn that you will keep coming back. We are looking forward to welcome you very soon. Warm regards, Jaime Estellés

Barcelona, Spain
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We organised a big event in Barcelona and chose this hotel because location but also impressed by the great service given to all of our guests at any moment during their stay. Highly recommended! Also amazing terrace & infinity pool views ;)

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

Dear mibor87, Thank you very much on behalf of everyone at Grand Hotel Central. It is fantastic to receive excellent feedback from a group organiser as it says a lot about the good job we are carrying. We want to provide great service, not just to individual guests but also to a big group such yours. We hope to welcome...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This hotel was fabulous! The hotel itself was beautiful and super clean. The staff were very helpful, recommending restaurants, making reservations, booking tickets for us. The rooftop bar and pool was great in the morning and night. Awesome awesome views. The hotel is also in a great location. About 5-10 minute walk to La Rambla. My family found we actually...

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Jaime E, Guest Relations Manager at Grand Hotel Central, responded to this review

Dear Linda C, Thank you kindly for taking the time to share your experience with us. We are very happy to see that you were amazed by our location and service provided and all the team at Grand Hotel Central would like to welcome you back in the very near future. Warm regards Jaime Estellés

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Grand Hotel Barçelona is a smallish boutique hotel recommended to me by a friend who once played football for Barçelona, and I asked him for a luxurious but affordable hotel, in the best area. This hotel was superb in every regard. The staff were incredibly helpful, and the concierge even drove me to the Camp Nou one day for...

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Jaime E, Guest Relations Manager at Grand Hotel Central, responded to this review

Dear Tawnyowl25, What a great review you left for us. It is always fantastic to be recommended as it is the best compliment, no doubt about it. I am specially happy that you felt a service only the Spanish can deliver and you had a taste of what this amazing country can offer through Grand Hotel Central. We sincerely hope...

Lisbon, Portugal
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent service, all the staff was super friendly and helpful. The room was excellent, cosy and noise-free, really comfortable bed. Breakfast was also excellent, everything refilled until closing time. Location is perfect, right in the city centre and the view over Barcelona on the skybar is simply breathtaking. Everytime we've been in Barcelona we stayed here and never had one...

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Jaime E, Guest Relations Manager at Grand Hotel Central, responded to this review

Dear AntonioSilva1977, We would to take this opportunity for having chosen Grand Hotel Central for your last stay in Barcelona. Grand Hotel Central wants to be an experience itself, from our gastronomy, service and last but not least, the Sky Bar. We do hope to welcome you back in the very near future. Warm regards Jaime Estellés

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very nice hotel, staff are friendly and helpful and went out of their way to assist both with our room and all our questions. I had told them it was our anniversary and a lovely bottle of Cava appeared. The room was comfortable and had all amenities. If you want to see Barcelona the position of this hotel is...

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Jaime E, Guest Relations Manager at Grand Hotel Central, responded to this review

Dear Lizzy C, Thank you on behalf of everyone who went out of their way to ensure you felt recognise for this special stay. We hope Grand Hotel Central left a good impression of your visit to Barcelona. We are sorry to hear that you had some disturbances with noise, however I would kindly ask you to contact me directly...

Bradenton, Florida
Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel was beautiful. It is located in the heart of the gothic district. Our room had a great view out our window. The central attraction, however, was definitely the rooftop bar. They have an infinity pool that looks out to the whole Barcelona skyline. The view is breathtaking.

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Dear FlashRx, We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for choosing Grand Hotel Central. We are delighted to know that your room was up to your standards. Last but not least, our Sky Bar, which is indeed a hidden gem in the heart of the Gothic District. W hope to welcome you back in the very near...

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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 neighbourhood 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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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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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
Region: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > El Born / La Ribera
Price Range: $274 - $665 (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
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
#30 Luxury Hotel in Barcelona
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“Although there's different kinds of room, with different extras, really none falls behind.”
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“Get a room at the back (not on the main street) and check out the bathroom configuration first.”
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“Our room overlooking a side street was probably much quieter than one overlooking the main road.”
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“We enjoyed a standard room on back side that was very quiet, room 618. We could get additional exercise using the stairs often.”
 of 5 bubbles JDickensCoss, 27 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Away from the main street is best if you want quiet”
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