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Grand Hotel Central

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Kampala, Uganda
Reviewed 5 August 2014

My husband and I stayed for 4 nights with our 16 month old son. The staff was simply fantastic, we felt truly welcome at the hotel and they always had a smile and joke for our little man. The hotel could not be any more central and we walked pretty much everywhere. We especially liked the El Born district, where...

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 August 2014 via mobile

Stayed here over Easter. Located literally around the corner from Barcelona Catherdral. Got the bus from the airport which drops you at the top of La Ramblas. 10 minute walk to the hotel from there. From the hotel, it's another 10 minutes walk to the Marina where you can sample the lovely fresh fish restaurants. The hotel is certainly grand....

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Tallahassee, Florida
Reviewed 3 August 2014

This was our 2nd stay here after a recommendation from friends two years ago. It's in a terrific location, across from the Gothic district, walking distance to many of the attractions and one block from subway for others. All staff speaks English and are friendly and extremely helpful no matter how trivial the issue. The hotel is modern, large rooms...

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Reviewed 2 August 2014

Have been here with my 2 daughters. Room was big, very clean, modern and comfortable! The sound proof was excellent!!! The pool on the rooftop is probably the best part. Not very suitable for swimming, but if you go to Barcelona, this is more than enough in summer! Cool bar there too! Service was amazing and the breakfast had everything...

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

I appreciate your excellent comments about your stay. I will be checking on that WIFI connection we have recently upgrade the WIFI connection to make it easier to our guests. Happy to know you enjoyed your holidays in every way!! Best, Silvia de Blas G.M.

Geneva, Switzerland
Reviewed 1 August 2014

The location is perfect to explore Barcelona. The room was beautiful and the service was perfect: kind and helpful. The breakfast was good. The pool/terrace on the roof is 'wow'. Will definitely will go back to this hotel.

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1Thank David C
Reviewed 1 August 2014

Recently had 6 nights and the Grand Hotel Central and can't speak highly enough of the service and overall experience. We chose to stay here for the great location and the impressive looking rooftop swimming pool and terrace bar. Both of which were fantastic. A short walk from the El Born area and Las Ramblas in the other direction. The...

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

Thank you sharing your experience with us, I am happy to know that you made the right choice and we did not let you down. Looking forward to welcome you very soon!! All the best, Silvia de Blas GM

Waltham, Massachusetts
Reviewed 28 July 2014

This was a top notch hotel. The rooms were exquisite. Modern, clean, comfortable. I loved the robe. I had breakfast included; it was adequate. The sky bar and pool was wonderful!! The view beautiful. If you stay here you must go up even to just relax. The staff was excellent. The absolutely only draw back is the rooms are paper...

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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 25 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

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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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  • Air Conditioning
  • 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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  • 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: $280 - $669 (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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