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Grand Hotel Central

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Newmarket, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 September 2014

We have just returned from a two night stay at this amazing establishment! Don't believe the negative, we could not recommend this hotel more. The staff were friendly, helpful, professional and so eager to help you. The room was gorgeous (pillow menu topped it off!) and the breakfast was perfect to start the day well. We spent most of our...

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Amsterdam
Reviewed 17 September 2014

I haven't been a guest of this hotel, so I can't review its' facilities, except for the Sky Bar. You don't have to be a hotel's gust to visit this great rooftop bar. The view is really stunning, it's not too crowded and the prices of the drinks are very reasonable (EUR 3.00/beer). The thing I really liked about this...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 September 2014

We've stayed in this hotel a number of times and have always had a fabulous time. The rooftop pool and sky bar make this place more than an ordinary hotel - we could stay all day up there enjoying the view. There's nothing better than after some sightseeing around the city to get back to GHC and go for a...

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Reviewed 14 September 2014

We didn't want to leave this hotel. Just stayed here for three nights, wished it was longer. From the moment we got out of the taxi they were there to help us, greet us & welcome us into the hotel. The rooms were new, modern & clean. The beds have been the most comfortable so far since our travels, we...

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England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 September 2014

I booked the hotel as a present for my Mother to celebrate her 60th Birthday in September. The hotel is ideally located, with beautiful buildings and architecture within close proximity and short and pleasant walks to the Plaza Catalunya, Ramblas and the aquarium. There are plenty of shops, convenience stores and restaurants near by - with some great deals to...

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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 13 September 2014

We had four nights in the wonderful city of Bacelona and were very happy with Grand Hotel Central. After a lengthy drive from the South of France the check-in was friendly, efficient and helpful. Our room was great on the fourth floor although, as mentioned by previous reviewers, the slamming of bedroom doors was pretty loud. The room was spacious,...

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London
Reviewed 13 September 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for 4 days in September. It's a lovely hotel with a fantastic rooftop pool. The rooms were large and quiet. My main compliment would go to the staff - nothing was too much trouble, they always greeted you with a smile and the service from house keeping to reception to bar staff was exceptional. I would highly...

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 13 September 2014

We stayed 6 nights in this hotel. The location was great for us being close to shopping, the Gothic quarter and plenty of good restaurants. It is a very modern hotel with nice sized rooms. We found the service to be excellent, the staff always willing to help get taxis or suggest places to eat. We had breakfast included and...

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Hanalei, Hawaii
Reviewed 12 September 2014

Nice hotel, great helpful staff. The road noise in the rooms at the front is a problem and should be addressed by redesign to the double glazed windows, that would minimize the problem. As a small boutique owner myself I cannot understand how the owner has not noticed slamming bedroom doors as a major issue, this is an easy fix,...

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Methuen, Massachusetts
Reviewed 12 September 2014

This hotel was clean and modern. The staff was over-the-top willing to help out in whatever way possible, and it was helpful that their English was excellent. The hotel will provide a driver if needed. In our case, we needed a piece of computer equipment and it was difficult to locate; the driver drove us all over Barcelona, translating for...

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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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  • 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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  • Minibar
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
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  • 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: $263 - $627 (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
#33 Luxury Hotel in Barcelona
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“Loved our room. Very stylish, bed comfortable, bathroom fabulous, lots of very good toiletries. We really loved this hotel. ”
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