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Grand Hotel Central

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 December 2014 via mobile

I stay in a lot of hotels with work and in my leisure time and this is one of the best I have stayed in for a long time, great friendly staff, very very clean, beautiful breakfast area and food, will definitely be visiting again sooner rather than later

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Reviewed 27 December 2014

stayed there for 4 nights in late november. the hotel was great - our room was spacious and modern, loved the espresso and tea options in the AM. great views from the pool bar, very welcoming and warm and professional staff ready and willing to help with anything. great location.. we fell in love with barcelona and would recommend the...

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1Thank mcp2107
Genève
Reviewed 27 December 2014

We stay at Grand Central Hotel in Barcelona during December 22 to 25 , 2014. The reception was quick and very gentle. A little bad surprise, our room (a standard one) was not as big as we expect for a 5 star hotel. The lavatory was at 1 meter from the bed, and doing the natural things in the bathroom...

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

Dear Guest, I appreciate your honest comments about your stay and especially your room. The hotel offers different room categories from standard to superior and deluxe rooms. If you don´t find your room confortable enough you can always ask the reception and they will help you to choose the most suitable room for your stay. I am glad you have...

Sunderland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 December 2014

Great location for central sightseeing such as Cathedral, Gothic Quarter and Las Ramblas. Port Vell within walking distance as are multitudes of nice restaurants and close to a stop for the sightseeing hop on hop off bus. Hotel staff are extremely helpful and obliging. The reception area is contemporary and comfortable with a free computer area. Upstairs, the corridors are...

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2Thank Dave_and_L
Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
Reviewed 23 December 2014

My wife and I enjoy to walk rather than take transportation. The hotel is brilliantly located in the Gothic Quarter with easy access to many great attractions nearby. We enjoyed their restaurant and drinks at their bar. Overall, the hotel is very modern and the rooms very comfortable. The staff was very helpful from the moment we got there. I...

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Roma
Reviewed 19 December 2014

we've spent a weekend, as a family, hiring a master's suite room. hotel is centrally located and is close to main city spots. very convenient. room is clean and spacious, windows too small. concierge helpful. breakfast good and varied food quality, even if fruit should be better selected in a five starred hotel. unfortunately they won't arrange a shuttle to...

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

Dear Guest, Thank you sharing your comments. I can see the overall experience was satisfactory apart from the fruit in the buffet breakfast, we will add more variety. As per the transfer not available for your departure, it is better to book it in advanced so we can guarantee the service. We offer private transfers with our own driver but...

Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 December 2014

Me and my partner stayed here the last week in October its a beautiful hotel very modern but still has a boutique feel to it. Good location two minute walk to the metro, 5 minutes walk to lots of bars and restaurants didn't eat in the hotel so cant comment Beautiful roof top bar with great drinks and good service...

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Reviewed 10 December 2014

The hotel is ideally located on the Via Leitana in the middle of the gothic quarter, central to the city. Breakfasts was very good, with plenty of choice (with champagne), and both the ground floor and roof top bar excellent. The staff were incredibly service minded !!. Reception staff were very help full, gave us many tips on our stay...

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1Thank Leiv D
Birmingham UK
Reviewed 9 December 2014

I stayed here on a last minute shopping trip with my mom and as we booked it so quickly and so close to departure I was very very pleasantly surprised. On arrive the reception staff were very friendly and helped us feel very at home. When ever we had a question they were very knowledgeable on the local area, shopping,...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 December 2014

I stayed at the Grand Hotel Central recently on a work trip. The hotel is ideally located on the Via Leitana in the middle of the gothic quarter. Most of the major sights of Barcelona are within walking distance, and the bar and restaurant options right on the doorstep are fantastic. After check-in, I was assigned a room on the...

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

Dear Guest, I appreciate your nice comments about the rooms and services in general and the not so positive comments about the metro and street noise. I can not deny the metro passes under the building and one can notice the rattle time to time but I did not know it was disturbing during the night, metro does not operate...

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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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  • Pool
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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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  • Concierge
  • 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: ₹ 15,645 - ₹ 38,853 (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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