$232 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: May 4, 2015 Check-out: May 5, 2015

Grand Hotel Central Barcelona

5 stars
View map of Via Laietana, 30, Barcelona, 08003

Hotel Overview

Ratings and reviews for Grand Hotel Central Barcelona

Overall score

4.1 / 5
5.01.0
41 out of 41
Amenities:
4.2
Cleanliness:
4.8
Hotel staff:
4.5
Comfort:
4.2
Location:
4.8
Value:
4

88% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Grand Hotel Central Barcelona

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
mr and mrs 65
Business
London, UK
Apr 2, 2012

enjoyable

We enjoyed the stay at the Grand Central along with the attention of the reception staff. however the restaurant service has a lot to be improved upon. Bookings commenced at 8.30pm onward. This is far to late for guests staying who prefer and earlier meal and bed ,fresh and ready for another days sight seeing.Once seated at 8.30pm we then waited until gone 9pm for our order to be taken, once received, the meal was very poor standard for a highly recommended restaurant. The staff and Reception were notified of this..

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Grand Hotel Central Barcelona

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
NJ Mare
Business
Küsnacht, Switzerland
Jan 24, 2012

Romantic Weekend

Great location. Took bikes to beach which is 5 minutes. Right in the Gothic section so food and shopping was superb. Hotel has a pool bar on the roof with fantastic views of Barcelona. It was too cold to swim but we were able to lie out in the sun by the pool and read our books. Would go back in a heartbeat.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

A fish restaurant, local, non tourist..called Barcelona. Great food and friendly staff. Need to book ahead and ask for directions...off the tourist path by the waterfront.

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Review of Grand Hotel Central Barcelona

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
aussie889
Business
Geneva, Switzerland
Jan 2, 2012

Great hotel in a great location

The hotel is located in a great location very close to the subway and touristy areas. It is a short walk to many different great restaurants around the area. The staff is really nice and helpful and the hotel is modern and clean. A great place to stay when in Barcelona!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Grand Hotel Central Barcelona

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
New York
Jul 18, 2011

good boutique hotel

- location was great, just behind the cathedral and adjacent to the up-coming Born district. - roof-top pool provided a extremely nice venue for a relaxed drink and dip in the evening. - reception was helpful in securing reservations in restaurants. - room was on the smaller side and double glazed windows were not very effective at protecting from street noise.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Grand Hotel Central Barcelona

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Las Vegas, NV
Jul 9, 2011

Interesting hotel w/ contemporary style

From check in to check out, very nice place. Location can't be beat if you like exploring and walking through the Barcelona streets with shops everywhere! The roof pool deck was amazing and expectingly busy on a warm summer day and afternoon.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Grand Hotel Central Barcelona

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Thomas and Denise DeStefano
Business
Fernandina Beach Florida
May 23, 2011

A really Grand Hotel

The hotel was right in the middle of everything. Great restaurants all around. Hotel staff was great!!!! Everyone went out of their way to help.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Grand Hotel Central Barcelona

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Geneva
May 23, 2011

Not bad but...

+ Very quiet Very good location Very good bed sheets - Small rooms No view Overrated roof terrasse

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

Stawl along the streets of Bario Gotico - beautiful

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Review of Grand Hotel Central Barcelona

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
MrsP
Business
London
Apr 19, 2011

Dark, but lovely

The hotel was centrally located within easy walking distance of the gothic quater, Born, Las Ramblas (horrible) and the lovely harbour and beach. The staff were really helpful. We had a loft room with extra bed. It had a big walk in shower with extra bath/shower next door. Huge main bed, plenty of storage. The mini bar is stocked with water, orange juice, coke and cava and is refilled each day free of charge! We also got 3 yummy mini muffins each day aswell - a lovely touch. The rooftop pool area is really cool with plenty of sunbeds - the pool itself was freezing but refreshing! The interior of the hotel is really dark - a bit strange but not a problem. Breakfast is pricey but buffet so you can fill up for the day. All in all a really good base for exploring lovely Barcelona.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

The bus from the airport to the hotel was 5 euros each and drops you about a 10 min easy walk from the hotel - taxi is about 33 euros.

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Review of Grand Hotel Central Barcelona

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Unhappy in Barcelona
Business
New York, New York
Mar 25, 2011

Not recommend

This was one of the worst hotel experiences I have ever had, and I would most definitely not recommend staying here, particularly for business. The room was very small, noisy, and more surprising without heat. The hotel staff, promptly responded by bringing us a portable heater fan, which was incredibly noisy. I didn't sleep. The staff was pretentious. Not to mention a 21 euro breakfast didn't even include hot food. In addition, internet access is not free as advertised, and there was no wireless available. The only good thing about this hotel is the pool on the roof, which is what the hotel is noted for. So maybe for swimming it is great, but for anything else, look elsewhere.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
1
Location:
3
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Design Hub

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Review of Grand Hotel Central Barcelona

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Jeannie
Business
Javea, Spain
Feb 27, 2011

Lovely hotel BUT TOO HOT!!!

The hotel was really nice, superb rooftop deck with pool; room was spacious and with most things one could need; perfectly placed for walking nearly everywhere; bus stop just up the road etc. BUT, the room was a sauna and windows didn't open. This is the only reason we would never use this hotel again. We stayed 3 nights and slept all 3 on top of the bed, so the sheets were never used. The control panel didn't work and the fan only blew out really hot air, so we switched the whole thing off and, 3 days later, the heat still hit you in the face when you opened the door to the room. Such a shame.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
1
Location:
5
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Literally across the road is a wonderful little cafe called 'Gloria' where the coffee is wonderful and the food tasty and really cheap, and the waiters all helpful. It opens at 6 in the morning till late at night, just perfect for when you get up and need that first hit of caffeine.

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