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Grand Hotel Central

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Reviewed 15 August 2014

This hotel is basically trading thinly on "style", which frankly looks a bit out of date. The rooms are a touch small and the one we had (superior king) very noisy, despite even being slightly to the side of the building - the ones at the front must be terrible. The service on reception and concierge is nice, but not...

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

I am sad to see that you did not find the hotel attractive enough in many ways. I have already taken into account the issues that need reviewing such as service at the front desk, comfort in the rooms and better wifi connection. Your comments help us improve enormously. Best , Silvia de Blas G.M.

Boynton Beach, Florida
Reviewed 14 August 2014

My wife and I spent four nights here after a cruise. I cannot honestly think of a better hotel to stay in. First of all the location is perfect. We walked everywhere except to the attractions north of the city. All the tours we took started within five minutes of the hotel and we walked to the Ramblas the gothic...

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Reviewed 12 August 2014

Whilst the Grand Central has many positives - a great location, nice pool, a small but perfectly functional gym - we didn't manage a full night of sleep on any of the nights we stayed. The lack of soundproofing between rooms - combined with doors which banged noisily - meant whether it was people chatting, coming in late or even...

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

Thank you sharing with us your comments. I am particularly worry about the hearing noises that will not let you have a good night sleep and also that the staff was not helpful enough when approached. I can see this has been commented among other guests that stayed these past days. I am looking into this and to find solutions...

Maidenhead, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 August 2014

We are just back from 4 nights at the Grand Hotel Central in Barcelona and really this was a fabulous hotel. It is located really well - very near the Cathedral and a very short walk to the Picasso museum. Ours was a family trip and a real plus for us was the pool on the top of the hotel....

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 August 2014

My husband and I went to a Barcelona on our first holiday together in 2011, then returned in 2013 and got engaged in the beautiful Parc Guell overlooking the city so it only seemed right to come back for our mini moon holiday after we got married on 19/07/14! We had an amazing stay at this beautiful hotel from 21/07/14...

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

Thank you for sharing your experience with us. I am happy to know that we played and important part of your amazing experience in the city. I will post your kind comments on the staff board so they can see how important is to do their job right. Looking forward to welcome you on your wed anniversary. Best wishes, Silvia...

Barrington, IL
Reviewed 11 August 2014

We stayed two nights prior to a cruise. Walking distance to starting spot of major tour operator made this a great location to get to La Sagrada Familia. Hotel is beautiful. Book your dining ahead, though. We did not get to eat at the hotel restaurant for dinner without a reservation, and they are on Barcelona time -not open until...

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Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 8 August 2014

Excellent in terms of location, rooms, breakfast and friendly staff - our expectations were surpassed. This is a great hotel with perfect location - and our son loved the swimming pool. We'll come back!! :)

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Towcester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 August 2014

We booked this hotel as the reviews were excellent and had also seen it in a travel magazine. Our room was on the first floor and the street noise during the night from passers by, the refuse lorry and other street noise kept us from sleeping, together with the most awful noise from the rooms either side of us. The...

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

Thank you for your sharing your comments. Hotels are to be enjoyed in many ways but most important we provide good nights sleep and rest. What I can not understand is that all the noise lasted all night long from the street and neighbours so bad that did not let you sleep at all. The back streets are quiet and...

Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 August 2014

From the moment we arrived at the hotel we were delighted. The reception staff were helpful and seemed genuinely seemed happy to assist. To our surprise we were also upgraded to a suite. The hotel has an air of sophistication and coolness about it. Our room was beautiful if you like your style contemporary. But the highlight has to be...

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Exeter, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 August 2014

We've just returned home after three nights and we're already missing the luxury of this hotel and our master suite. We visited last year and loved the hotel and our expectations were surpassed by our second visit. This is a fabulous hotel in a central location. The views from the pool are stunning and the service is excellent.

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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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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: $282 - $671 (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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