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Grand Hotel Central

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Absolutely loved our three night stay! The staff was very friendly, the infinity pool was amazing and it's in a great location. We are actually coming back for one more night in Barcelona and decided to stay here again.

The room is very small. The bathroom has no door and is so close to the bed that there's absolutely no privacy. On the plus side, the room is clean and has all the amenities.

The hotel was conveniently located in the center of everything. My wife and were able to walk to many landmarks easily. The hotel staff was great and very accommodating, always polite and always smiling. Overall we'd recommend this hotel for those who want to experience Barcelona outside of a resort. Definitely ask to be upgraded when arriving I believe that if they can accommodate your request they'll be more than happy too. It worked for us!

My overall experience at this hotel was good. Very Friendly staff; they speak English, Spanish and Catalan. Rooms were a great size, shower/bath could use a full closed shower door, only has half( water would get on the bathroom floor, very easily could slip and hurt yourself). Need more US channels, spent my time watching CNN. Room service menu could use a little more items on it. WiFi at the pool did not work the entire week i was there but in my room it worked great. Love my street view, but a little noisy for the 4th floor with the cars and mopeds driving by. The infinity pool was amazing and the view was great. Location of the hotel is very central and close to a lot of tourist areas, metro one block away literally.

We had an excellent time at this hotel. The room was a little small, but the bed was very comfortable, the room was modern and clean, and the sky bar was a great place to grab a drink before heading out.

Loved the location and the rooftop pool. Also appreciated the food and options of restaurant and bar. The room was small but nicely equipped. We did have a problem with the shower flooding the bathroom(just bad design), but otherwise don't have complaints. We would stay here again...

The hotel staff were extremely friendly and helpful. The amenities were wonderful..except for the Wifi in the room which was kinda intermittent. Overall great experience

They had a great breakfast special with lots of food. Pool is great and we could walk to anything that we wanted to see.

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.

I was there for business and pleasure trip. At the last minute needed to add another person and it was no hassle. The staff were great about attending to needs and giving great instructions on how to get anywhere. Our only problem was climate control; the room was too warm. Breakfast was good but repetitive; dinner at the hotel was outstanding. In room frig contained water and and other non alcoholic drinks at no added cost. It was too cool to use the pool but the rooftop area was wonderful just to view the city!!!

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.

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!

- 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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Pretty close to Ramala and right across the Cathedral.

We loved everything about this hotel...we would stay here again in a second!!!! This hotel is in the perfect location...close to the metro, we walked everywhere though!! The hotel's breakfast is wonderful and one would not even need to have lunch after enjoying this meal. Our room was very clean and quite large. The staff was very friendly and most helpful!! We stayed for 6 nights and loved every minute of it!!!

We came in the day before a cruise and to our surprise our room was ready at 9 AM. The rooms are modern and very clean. The desk managemnet was very helpful with advice for things to see and where to eat. We had breakfast buffet included in our package [...].

Via Laietana 30 Barcelona Barcelona

Located in Ciutat Vella, Grand Hotel Central is adjacent to Barcelona Cathedral and within a 5-minute walk of other popular sights like Palau de la Musica Catalana. This 147-room, 5-star hotel has a restaurant along with conveniences like free in-room WiFi and a health club. It's in central Barcelona and also a short walk from Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar and Las Ramblas.


You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge or visit the onsite restaurant for a bite to eat. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service, or get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café. For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 7:30 AM to 11 AM.

Dining


All 147 recently renovated rooms provide minibars, free newspapers, and laptop-compatible safes. Guests can expect LCD TVs with satellite channels, along with free WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms offer hair dryers, designer toiletries, bathrobes, and slippers. In-room massages are available, and rooms also include desks.

Rooms


Grand Hotel Central offers a health club, a rooftop terrace, and free WiFi in public areas. Front-desk staff can answer questions 24/7, and assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include 3 meeting rooms, a conference center, and a business center.

Property features

Room options

Deluxe Room, City View

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Junior Suite

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Suite

Full 1 | Sleeps 4

Superior Room, 1 Double or 2 Single Beds

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Grand Hotel Central

Everyone (2) Couples (24) Business (2) Family (3) Friends (2) Other (4)
5

great hotel is amazing part of town

Everyone

Absolutely loved our three night stay! The staff was very friendly, the infinity pool was amazing and it's in a great location. We are actually coming back for one more night in Barcelona and decided to stay here again.

By on Jun 24, 2016

3
Everyone

The room is very small. The bathroom has no door and is so close to the bed that there's absolutely no privacy. On the plus side, the room is clean and has all the amenities.

By , from san francisco, CA on Jun 21, 2016

4

very convenient location

Couples

The hotel was conveniently located in the center of everything. My wife and were able to walk to many landmarks easily. The hotel staff was great and very accommodating, always polite and always smiling. Overall we'd recommend this hotel for those who want to experience Barcelona outside of a resort. Definitely ask to be upgraded when arriving I believe that if they can accommodate your request they'll be more than happy too. It worked for us!

By on Jan 6, 2015

5

spain getaway

Couples

My overall experience at this hotel was good. Very Friendly staff; they speak English, Spanish and Catalan. Rooms were a great size, shower/bath could use a full closed shower door, only has half( water would get on the bathroom floor, very easily could slip and hurt yourself). Need more US channels, spent my time watching CNN. Room service menu could use a little more items on it. WiFi at the pool did not work the entire week i was there but in my room it worked great. Love my street view, but a little noisy for the 4th floor with the cars and mopeds driving by. The infinity pool was amazing and the view was great. Location of the hotel is very central and close to a lot of tourist areas, metro one block away literally.

By on Sep 3, 2014

4

great location and terrific rooftop bar.

Couples

We had an excellent time at this hotel. The room was a little small, but the bed was very comfortable, the room was modern and clean, and the sky bar was a great place to grab a drink before heading out.

By on Jun 19, 2014

4

great location! stylish!

Couples

Loved the location and the rooftop pool. Also appreciated the food and options of restaurant and bar. The room was small but nicely equipped. We did have a problem with the shower flooding the bathroom(just bad design), but otherwise don't have complaints. We would stay here again...

By on May 1, 2014

5

xmas getaway

GetawayWithFriends

The hotel staff were extremely friendly and helpful. The amenities were wonderful..except for the Wifi in the room which was kinda intermittent. Overall great experience

By on Jan 3, 2014

5

grand hotel

Families

They had a great breakfast special with lots of food. Pool is great and we could walk to anything that we wanted to see.

By on Sep 21, 2012

4

great couples hotel

Couples

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.

By on Sep 11, 2012

4

great staff

BusinessTravelers

I was there for business and pleasure trip. At the last minute needed to add another person and it was no hassle. The staff were great about attending to needs and giving great instructions on how to get anywhere. Our only problem was climate control; the room was too warm. Breakfast was good but repetitive; dinner at the hotel was outstanding. In room frig contained water and and other non alcoholic drinks at no added cost. It was too cool to use the pool but the rooftop area was wonderful just to view the city!!!

By on Apr 24, 2012