$206 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Apr 7, 2015 Check-out: Apr 8, 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

4.2 / 5
5.01.0
40 out of 40
Amenities:
4.2
Cleanliness:
4.8
Hotel staff:
4.6
Comfort:
4.2
Location:
4.9
Value:
4

88% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Grand Hotel Central Barcelona

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Marchie
Business
Austin, TX
Sep 11, 2012

Great Couples Hotel

The hotel was in a great location, close to everything. It was very clean and more upscale than I thought it would be. Our only issue was the noise from the toilets flushing so they moved us up to the 7th floor and never heard it again. I loved the rooftop terrace - it's very comfortable and relaxing. Overall, I would say this hotel was a great choice and would stay there again.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Not Applicable

Take a sidecar tour from Brightside Side Car tour. It was worth the money and super fun!

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Review of Grand Hotel Central Barcelona

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
New York, NY
Mar 17, 2010

Wonderful hotel

I really liked the hotel experience. The room was sleek and had top class amenities. The location was second to none. I highly recommend to all first time visitors to Barcelona.

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

Business

Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

Buy a week subway pass. It will save you money and time!

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Review of Grand Hotel Central Barcelona

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Scottsdale, AZ
Aug 1, 2010

Great location in Barcelona

Nice modern hotel in great location. Right across from the Cathedral Plaza. Fantastic rooftop pool at night. Really nice breakfast included.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
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

4
5.01.0
Lonely Wolf
Business
Athens, GA
Dec 31, 2009

Great location

First impression was great. I was able to check in at 10 am just after arriving in the city. Location is convenient for almost everything. Complementary mini bar keeps the day refreshed and charged. Last but not least the restaurant downstairs, 'Avalon' is awesome. They served the best meal I had during the entire trip.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Jaume 1 station is right across the street, making it easy to use public transportation for long distance travels and the hotel is close to Catalunya, the city center. Also, if anyone plans on going to the Picasso Museum or anywhere near Barcelonetta, it is within walking distance.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Airmont, new york
Nov 17, 2009

hotel

Hotel restaurant wasn't open early enough on the weekend

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Grand Hotel Central Barcelona

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Denver, CA
Jul 7, 2010

amazing pool

The hotel is in an amazing location. You can walk to the gothic quarter, the beach, plaza de catalunya, el born, and anywhere else you want to go is a quick bus or metro ride away. The staff is very friendly, but they could really use more staff at high season and a separate concierge desk. If you can get a deal where breakfast is included, its fantastic! If not 22 euro is ridiculous for breakfast. They also have blackout shades, which are nice, but overall the lighting needs help (there isn't really any). My favorite part about this hotel, and the reason the price is worth it, is the pool. Not exactly a family friendly pool, but a great place to relax and have a cocktail. I'd definitely recommend it, but wouldn't exactly call it the best value, if your priority isn't a pool.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

There is a traditional Arabic Hammam that was restored over an old bath. Its in Born, called the Air de Barcelona. They have 10pm and 12am times and it is an amazing and pretty affordable experience.

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Review of Grand Hotel Central Barcelona

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
MD
Jan 4, 2011

Good location

Pretty close to Ramala and right across the Cathedral.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Excellent location

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Review of Grand Hotel Central Barcelona

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Chicago, IL
Sep 20, 2010

Great hotel

Really nice linens on the bed, thick towels, large bathroom, very comfortable. Very helpful and friendly staff, we had a small problem with the key to our room and it was fixed immediately. Fantastic rooftop bar with a small pool makes a nice afternoon siesta. Everything was very clean and housekeeping impeccable. Staff also helped us make reservations as our Spanish/Catalan not great.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Best tapas places nearby are Taller de Tapas and Cal Pep. They eat dinner late, expect most places to open about 8 at the earliest. Ate breakfast at the hotel only once, pretty expensive but very nice buffet. Skip the coffee in Europe, just get espresso or cappuccino, much better.

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