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Grand Hotel Central

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Baltimore, Maryland
Reviewed 31 August 2014

I arrived at this lovely hotel after a 2 hour drive to the airport and an 8 hour flight, with friends but not my husband who missed the flight, having left his passport. We were to be there for one night, before embarking on a cruise. I was exhausted and harried, but the staff were amazingly helpful. I had phone...

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Melbourne
Reviewed 30 August 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for 3 nights in august. The hotel is excellent and the staff were brilliant. Got upgraded on arrival to a master suite which was stunning. Great rooms, comfy huge bed, excellent aircon and lighting .. very easy to sleep. Bathroom and amentities (towels robes toiletries etc) were all very good quality. Spotlessly clean. Rooftop pool bar is fun,...

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Reviewed 28 August 2014

We have just got back from a two night stay here and don't think it can be beaten. The pool was as good in the flesh as it appeared in pictures. The breakfast was very nice and service was first class. Top award goes to Saul the front of house manager who gave us an upgrade to a seventh floor...

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Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 26 August 2014

This is my favourite BCN hotel, and I have stayed there my last 4 visits. Comfortable and quite spacious rooms, perfect light dimming and very nice bathroom interiors. The staff is very welcoming, knowledgable and serviceminded. Location right in the centre of the city with walking distance to Barri Gothic, El Born, Barceloneta, Raval and lower Eixample. The rooftop bar...

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nashville
Reviewed 25 August 2014

We just got back from spending fourn nights here. Loved the hotel. Great staff and perfect location right near the Cathedral and the Born District. The hotel room was quite modern. It reminded me of the W in Times Square, though it was actually bigger than rooms I have had in NYC! Hotel staff were so helpful - they even...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 August 2014

I have loved my stay at the Grand Central hotel. All the positive reviews on here are completely accurate. I stayed in a triple room which consisted of three large single beds. Room slightly on the small side but what else can you expect when you are a five minutes walk from the centre of town! Staff and concierge friendly...

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1Thank Amy E
Reviewed 23 August 2014

We stayed here in August - prime time and very hot. Wow - from the minute we checked in we were impressed. The staff were helpful, friendly and well informed; the restaurant was relaxed and delicious and the rooms were spacious and immaculate. However, the roof top pool and bar really made it. The pool shimmered in the heat and...

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Greater Newcastle, Australia
Reviewed 23 August 2014

Great location. In the centre of the old city. We ha stayed at some fantastic hotel in the last 6 weeks, but this one gets the nod for best staff and service overall. Right from the front desk to the city bar to the breakfast crew. The pool and gym are a bit small and the rooms so so but...

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London
Reviewed 23 August 2014

We were only in Barcelona for one night and decided to make it a luxurious stay, and it was fantastic. The staff are so helpful and friendly. The pool area is just wonderful, and the rooms are spacious, clean and all the facilities were great from hot powerful showers to the coffee machine and the air con. Really worth it...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 August 2014 via mobile

1. Staff friendly, helpful and very kind. They speak fantastic English too. 2. Rooms are fairly spacious, clean, modern & comfortable 3. Bathroom is large as is the shower & the water was hot & her powerful 4. The roof top bar and pool was fabulous, but virtually impossible to get a seat here 5. Hotel conveniently situated, and we'd...

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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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  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
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  • Airport Transportation
  • 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: $292 - $706 (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
#34 Luxury Hotel in Barcelona
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