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Grand Hotel Central

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Reviewed 27 July 2014

We stayed at Grand Hotel Central during our four day trip to Barcelona. The hotel is excellent. Everything, including the staff, the room and, the fantastic roof top is perfect. Our room was in the second floor and we did not noticed any noise from the Metro, hence to what people have written at tripadvisor about the noise. The view...

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Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 26 July 2014

We stayed at the Grand Hotel Central on July 13-16, 2014 and we absolutely loved it. The rooms are very nice with very comfortable beds, smallish rooms but well designed space wise and very good lighting (a rare thing these days in new hotel rooms). We had a 6'X5' shower … great luxury after 10 days of hiking in the...

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

Thank you for sharing such a complete feedback of your stay, very useful in order to improve certain aspects such as internet. We have recently changed the WIFI connection to a much better one so I will check on that slow connection. I am glad you have enjoyed the location and ambience of the hotel all together. Looking forward to...

Ancaster, Canada
Reviewed 24 July 2014

Ok so in bacelona there are lots of choices I searched a lot of Hotels and this one was a great choice. It was in a great spot close to all the action. The beds where great , nice views , friendly staff. Now if your not from Europe look out on room service its wow super expensive!!!!! Food was...

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

Thank you for choosing us!!! Yes, we are in a great location and we like to take care of you in every way possible, your comments are very valuable and help us to stand out among the rest. All the best, Silvia de Blas

Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
Reviewed 23 July 2014

This is one of my favorite hotels now! We stayed here for 4 nights at the end of our 19 day trip across Europe, and we totally enjoyed it! We were in rooms 704 and 705, a Family suite connected to a room with 2 twin beds, and an outer door that allowed us private access between rooms. I gather...

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England
Reviewed 23 July 2014

We are just back from an amazing 3 night stay in Barcelona at the Grand Central Hotel. The location is second to none, it was within walking distance to some fantastic restaurants, and also the Gothic area which is literally across the road. The staff could not have been nicer, very friendly, welcoming and helpful. The pool was amazing, and...

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Reviewed 22 July 2014

The Grand hotel Central is in a lovely part of town, busy, but walking distance to sites. The rooftop deck was impressive, a beautiful view and areas to lounge. It was quite busy as evening approached. The room was modern, clean lined and had wifi. Did not like the black hallways but must be part of the chic look?

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Hamar
Reviewed 22 July 2014

I stayed here for 6 nights together with my wife. I have never been to a hotel with a so good staff as we experienced here. Everybody.was great from the doormen, through the reception and to everybody else. We had a well sized room with a good bathroom. Pool on top of hotel was small, but was very convenient. We...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 July 2014

i stayed at this hotel just recently - Early July....and i was so impressed. Staff on front desk were fantastic, always smiling and very friendly....bus boys very attending and proffesional. Breakfast was awesome, i couldnt fault it. the pool was always clean, the pool area is a little small but still couldnt fault it. Service is a little slow, but...

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Philadelphia, PA
Reviewed 18 July 2014

This was a great hotel for my four-night stay in Barcelona with two friends. The rooms are very nice, if not huge. My group became three instead of two at the last minute and the hotel graciously gave us a free upgrade to a larger room that could accommodate a cot, although the only place it fit was right in...

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Guangzhou, China
Reviewed 17 July 2014

Let's start with the good points: staff is uniformly friendly and helpful; breakfast buffet is great; location is good; the property is filled with the young and fashionable; the public areas are chic and filled with energy. Maybe I'm mainly disappointed with myself for booking a standard room? Nevertheless in the $300+ price range, one expects a certain level of...

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

I appreciate your good comments about the staff and services, my apologies if you did not find your room comfortably enough with regards the size. If we had known, we could have help you choosing another room for your stay. 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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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Minibar
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • 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: $318 - $790 (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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