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Grand Hotel Central

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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.
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Property amenities
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room Service
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Airport Transportation
Banquet Room
Breakfast Available
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
Wheelchair Access
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Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Rooms
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Grade: 100 out of 100
692Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
332Attractionswithin 0.5 km
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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We have just returned from a four day break with friends in Barcelona. Without a shadow of a doubt the choice to stay at The Grand Hotel Central was the best decision we made. All of the front of house team (including doormen) looked after us impeccably. The complimentary drink
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Wonderful hotel and staff. Everyone went out of their way to make our stay a beautiful one. We enjoyed the modern and clean room as well as free use of the minibar. Not to mention the complimentary glass of Cava at the rooftop bar upon arrival. We particularly enjoyed the
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Response from Jaime E, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Grand Hotel Central
Responded 9 Jul 2018
Dear Kitty2106, On behalf of the entire team at Grand Hotel Central, we thank you very much for choosing Grand Hotel Central during your stay in Barcelona. It is our pleasure to read your comments regarding the hotel, the free minibar, our breakfast ans the car service that we offer to our guests. Our Team works hard to ensure that our guests receive the highest level of service available and we are glad to know the staff were friendly and attentive. Warm Regards, Susana Martí Guest Experience
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Just arrived home from Barcelona. We had a wonderful 4 days. Stayed in a great location at the Grand Central. The staff whether front of house or in the City Bar. Are all very professionals and supper attentive. I have no doubt we will return. Thanks All.
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From first arrival at the Grand Hotel Central (“GHC”) we were treated like VIP’s and were treated to a large glass of white wine. Our VIP experience continued throughout our stay with exceptional service from all staff - but with a special commendation to Ruben and Marta who
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Came to Barcelona to celebrate my birthday. Didn't really have a plan (bad idea) but thankfully stayed at the Grand Hotel Central. Amazing place. Phenomenal location and amenities but what sets the place apart are the people who work there. Thank you specifically to Hermo,
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Dear Linda, Thank you for your message and interest our transfer services. We can arrange a pick up from the cruise terminal to the hotel. You can contact us directly and will gladly assist in anything you need. Warmest regards Jaime Estellés
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Dear guest, Unfortunately we are not allowed to provide our email address via TripAdvisor following their terms and conditions. Could you kindly call the hotel? Best regards Jaime
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Dear Serpiko, Thank you for your interest in Grand Hotel Central. September is a good month to do both, sight seen and relax by the pool or beach. Temperatures are not extremely hot hence confortable to explore the city or enjoy a cocktail at the RoofTop pool. The beach is located just 10 minutes walk from us and the hotel is also close to many activities such the Gothic Quarter, El Borne district, Market of Boquería, Las Ramblas.,. You can always contact us in advance and help you with tickets, restaurants.. or simply anything you need with assistance. Warmest regards Jaime Estellés
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Dear Kitty, Thank you for your interest in our Roof Top Pool. The pool is exclusive for our in house guests. You can access the Sky Bar from 20h till 0:30h to enjoy the best views. The access fee is 20€ per person and includes one of our magnificent cocktails. We hope to welcome you in the very near future. Best regards Jaime
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Dear Jane, Thank you for your interest in visiting our Roof Top.. It is open for public from 9pm until 1am. The access has a cost of 20€ per person and you will have a drink included. We hope to see you very soon! Jaime Estellés
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"They are all lovley.. "
"Rear rooms have no views but are very, very quiet!"
"Upper floors are very quiet (don't know about lower ones)"
"Booked an executive room that was as described on the homepage!"
"I feel the rooms higher up offer better views. But, there's no traffic noise anyhow, so every room is good."
US$ 238 - US$ 611 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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SpainCataloniaProvince of BarcelonaBarcelonaCiutat Vella (Old Town)Sant Pere, Santa Caterina i la RiberaEl Born / La Ribera
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