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Grand Hotel Central

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Absolutely wonderful hotel with fantastic service. I spent two nights there on a business trip in mid-March and the service I received was exceptional. The hotel was decorated nicely and the rooms were extremely comfortable and clean and included all ammenities. The personnel at the hotel went out of their way to accommodate and were extremely friendly. The hotel was...

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

From the moment we arrived at the hotel we were made to feel welcome. On checking in I requested a room away from the main road as I am a light sleeper , we were upgraded to a superior room as we were staying 6 nights and my request was not a problem . Not a huge room but a...

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Lovely hotel, great Service it a fab position in the city , with a amazing roof pool and bar , from moment we got their to when we left the service and atmosphere of the hotel was first class , rooms clean and well appointed ,

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Summit, New Jersey
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My family and I (2 adults and 3 children) just had a terrific 3 night stay at the Grand Hotel Central. Jaime, our "Guest Experience Manager," was great. He upgraded our 2 rooms 3-4 categories so we could fit a roll-away bed comfortably and have rooms next to each other. The hotel is in a terrific location, and the rooms...

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Sunbury-On-Thames, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The service that we experienced was second to none, the staff were very accomodating, polite and efficient. Nothing was too much trouble. The advice regarding places to eat as well as off the beaten track locations to visit was spot on. The room was quiet, light, airy and absolutely perfect for our 4 day stay. A second trip later in...

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Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Loved this hotel! Wonderful staff who could not do enough to make our stay comfortable and pleasant. From the front desk to the doormen, to the young man who took our luggage to our room, each person was more than helpful and always had smiles on their faces.

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Lyon, France
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This hotel is very centrally located and the staff is wonderful. Everyone is so friendly and go out of their way to make sure everything is taken care of. One of the best experiences in all of my travels throughout europe. My room on a high floor had a great view, the beds are large and comfortable, very clean and...

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Coventry, UK
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My Husband booked a surprise trip to Barcelona for my birthday and we chose this hotel. I'm so glad we did. Superb welcome, prompt checkin with a welcome glass of bubbly. its a chic, boutique hotel but with home comforts and lots of little surprises everywhere. Godiva chocolates, complimentary mini bar and a birthday cake, bottle of champagne, I was...

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Knoxville, Tennessee
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were THRILLED with our stay at the Grand Hotel Central. Prior to our stay, the concierge was always so kind and accommodating with fast replies to emails. The entire staff was so warm and friendly; we always enjoyed getting to chat with them coming and going. The location is so central and couldn't be easier to get to get...

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

Dear 607bethf, On behalf of the entire team at Grand Hotel Central, thank you for your wonderful review. Our concierge team is definitely the best there is. They understand the importance of fulfilling any guests requests and curiosities before your arrival. I am so pleased that our amenities, towels and room facilities were up to your liking. In regards to...

Christchurch, Dorset
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed here with friends for a 3 night city break. This hotel is lovely and very central to everything. There is a metro station close by but you can walk to most things. The rooms are lovely the beds are massive and very comfortable. The obscure glass bathroom door with gaps down the side might be a problem if...

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To the Edwards Family, Thank you so much for your wonderful comments following your recent stay at the Grand Hotel Central. I am so pleased that every single touch made your stay so enjoyable from the free minibar to the glasses of cava at reception (one of my favourites). The best part, to receive the most amazing comments about the...

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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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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Airport Transportation
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Babysitting
  • Breakfast Available
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: $319 - $794 (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
#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.”
 of 5 bubbles ARH1220, 21 Mar 2017 | Read review
“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, 18 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Rooms to the rear of the hotel are recommended, as Via Laietana is a VERY busy street.”
 of 5 bubbles RocklinBob, 18 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Must try to get a room furthest away from the main road”
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