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Grand Hotel Central

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Reviewed 5 November 2014

One of the best places to spend some days in Barcelona. Very friendly staff, nice rooms and acceptable price. The rooftop pool-terrace is a great place to chill. Good walking distance to the centre. We will definitely be back.

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Lisbon, Portugal
Reviewed 4 November 2014 via mobile

Terrace overlooking Barcelona, ​​in pleasant surroundings . has an outdoor pool that same evening provides a relaxing environment whit a lot of colors . just used the bar and not the hotel, but the bar service was poor , if not like alcoholic beverages don't expect anything especial from the menu .

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GM-GrandHotelCentral, General Manager at Grand Hotel Central, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your comments. I am glad you have enjoyed your stay with us. I take a note about the bar menu, you are right, we I have not thought much about having a better selection of healthy/ alcohol free beverages. Working on it with the F&B Manager. Best, Silvia de Blas, G.M.

Diepenbeek, Belgium
Reviewed 4 November 2014

Ideally located in the centre, the Grand Hotel Central is an oasis of rest in this busy city. Nice rooms, highly service minded (and foremost knowledgable) front desk and concierge staff and top of the bill, the brilliant cocktail and infinity pool area on the top floor. Ideal place for evening cocktail and tapas, while enjoying Barcelona sunset after a...

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Reviewed 4 November 2014 via mobile

We loved this hotel. The location is great, hotel rooms are very artistic and the roof top pool is an amazing place to relax and drink a Cava! The money is really worth if you are looking for a great place to stay in the fantastic city of Barcelona!

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Reviewed 4 November 2014

Hotel was wonderful. Our only concern was the lighting in the room--very dark. In the afternoon the sun shining through the windows made the room hot. The breakfast was fabulous. Everyone was helpful.

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GM-GrandHotelCentral, General Manager at Grand Hotel Central, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thanks a lot for your comments. Saul is fantastic indeed and so is the rest of the staff he manages at the front desk. The rooms have subdued lighting to give a relaxing atmosphere. As you said, Barcelona has enough sun light all year round and all of our rooms have exterior windows. Hope to welcome you in...

Tonbridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 November 2014

Location, service and professionalism - Grand Hotel Central had it all. The staff were efficient and friendly. Breakfast was to a high standard. Although I found the colours of the bedroom walls too dark and the modern style severe for my taste, it was spotlessly clean and the beds comfortable.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 3 November 2014

We had 3 nights and wished we had longer! The hotel is in a great location, the staff were very friendly and helpful, rooms lovely and clean. The roof top pool and bar was a huge bonus. The view from up there was amazing. After a busy day of walking around sightseeing what better way to end the day than...

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Malmo, Sweden
Reviewed 3 November 2014

God Hotel with excelent staff. The lovation is excelent, inbetween The gootic quarters and The restaurant area. Its also near to The Ramblas and the port. Our childrean was disapointed that The pool was cold even if The Hotel promised it should be heated. The lack of a door to The bathroom can be quit annoing

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GM-GrandHotelCentral, General Manager at Grand Hotel Central, responded to this review

Dear Guest, I appreciate your comments so we can improve day by day. The swimming pool is not heated and has never been. The information given was not appropriate. The staff knows this is not possible at the moment but something to consider in the future for the winter season. Happy to know you have enjoyed the stay with us...

Reviewed 3 November 2014

This was our first trip to Europe, so this was the first hotel we ever stayed in. The service & accommodations were superb & the ambiance of staying in a centuries old house converted to a modern hotel was intriguing. Would stay there again if we ever get a chance to go back to Barcelona.

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GM-GrandHotelCentral, General Manager at Grand Hotel Central, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thanks for sending your nice comments. I am happy to know the first impressions of your trip to Europe were so positive, and I am also happy we were the ones to start with your long journey away from home. I really hope you can make it back to our wonderful city so we can welcome you once...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 November 2014

The hotel was great & in a good location & although I have only given the hotel 4 stars I would have to give the staff 5 stars. They were all extremely helpful, friendly & courteous all through our stay. A special thank you to Roger, Fedro & Diego.

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GM-GrandHotelCentral, General Manager at Grand Hotel Central, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your kind comments. Next time you come back, hopefully we can get that 5 star rating you wanted to give us :) Looking forward to welcome you soon. Best, Silvia de Blas. G.M.

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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
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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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