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#19 of 546 hotels in Barcelona
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2022 Travellers' Choice Best of the Best
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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
Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Babysitting
Children's television networks
Parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Rooftop pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Yoga classes
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Sauna
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Kid-friendly buffet
Kids' meals
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Rooftop bar
Highchairs available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hammam
Hand massage
Head massage
Massage
Neck massage
Solarium
Steam room
Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Sun deck
Sun terrace
Doorperson
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Shoeshine
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bidet
Bathrobes
Interconnected rooms available
Room service
Safe
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Walk-in shower
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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City view
Landmark view
Bridal suite
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Jane D wrote a review Yesterday
2 contributions2 helpful votes
Wonderful staff and great location. Rooms are comfortable and well appointed. However, only one bathrobe for a two person room. Delightful rooftop! Easy walk to great bars and restaurants. Staff are very friendly, and have great local recommendations. I will be staying here again.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Stephen C wrote a review Yesterday
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Pol - on front desk, 5 star stuff & super helpful Maura - pool area, 1st class level of service in a busy bar whilst the team juggle the sun beds for the guests Edmund - front of house team, again very helpful After travelling thru Europe, my last city is Barcelona - I had been disappointed by customer service from many places on my tour, but Grand Hotel is just fantastic. The people I mention above have really helped, all the team here are ace. Would definitely return!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Reserve sun beds with the team - it is a great hotel so people want to sneak in all the time!
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JGordo Chicago wrote a review Yesterday
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After a week on the Costa Brava, the Grand Hotel Central was a fantastic place to cap off on incredible trip. The location across the street from the Cathedral is excellent with easy access to the Gothic District, Las Ramblas and tons of restaurants and shopping. The pool provided much needed refreshment from the 90 degree heat and humidity and the view is amazing. Our room was a suite and it did not disappoint. The two showers was a nice bonus and the staff left us gifts of sweets (more than the customary chocolate on the pillow) every evening. Dinner at Bistro Helena was delicious, but without the €50 credit we probably would have skipped it. Breakfast was included in our room rate and it was quite good for a hotel breakfast buffet. The staff was attentive and remembered our coffee preferences from day 1. The breakfast cava was also a nice touch. I'd definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Room Tip: We had room 712, which was close to the pool but still quiet.
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GlobeTrotting303331 wrote a review 01 Aug
Fallanden, Switzerland5 contributions7 helpful votes
Liked: Great location, very nice room; friendly people...!! Quite highly expensive rooms, but super clean and a perfect bed with different cushions...! Disliked: Pool Area is too small for the size of the hotel. No Umbrellas / no shadow at the pool...! :-( Taxi Order at Check-out didn't work well...! Alejandro from the Reception told me to get me, when the taxi is arriving. But no one came to get me; I waited besides the lobby/reception. The taxi driver was waiting outside (with the meter running!) :-( Alejandro was gone; didn't took care about it and nobody else (except myself) did...!!
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Maxime A wrote a review Jul 2022
Lyon, France1 contribution
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It was a incredible stay. I spent only three nights and I already wanna come back The staff is really attentive to your pleasure There is a very good athmosphere and a lot of attentions I had a superior room and it was very confortable wit a lot of espace We feel at home The very ++ : the rooftop is just an amazing place Both in the afternoon and in the evening The view is incredible and the staff is very very nice I recommend and I will come back soon
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Amy P wrote a review Jul 2022
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The staff was SUPER friendly and helpful. We speak very little Spanish so their assistance was of real benefit. The bed was extremely comfortable. Enjoyed the complimentary champagne & chocolate strawberries too! The air conditioned room was a WELCOMED reprieve from the hot temps. Breakfast was delicious! It was VERY conveniently located. I would suggest updating the directions on the Hyatt website. It took us to the wrong hotel. Loved our time there!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Parking at the underground garages at the cathedral of Barcelona is very close!
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Richard Eastcliff wrote a review Jul 2022
2 contributions1 helpful vote
We had a bit of a rocky start on our first night, but management rose to the occasion, listened to our concerns and resolved them promptly. Consequently our remaining six nights were fantastic! We can’t praise the friendliness and attention of the staff at this hotel enough. All the facilities are great, the rooftop bar and pool are amazing and the spa is heavenly. Thanks for looking after us, we’ll be back! :)
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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gail r wrote a review Jul 2022
Glasgow, United Kingdom22 contributions5 helpful votes
Great location, excellent room, fab pool and delicious breakfast choices. But, on checking out this morning we were to be charged for drinks/ meal which we did not have as we spent mealtimes exploring more authentic Spanish food in restaurants. So, it seems some other guest had simply signed for their meal and drinks and given our room number🤣🤣 I can see how easily this can be done as guests sign for every transaction with their [ or someone else’s room number]I think it must happen a lot as the charge was fairly swiftly removed😀 Maybe guests should be issued with cards which show room numbers to stop this happening. A bit of a blip but we had a great time in the city.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Curiosity790357 wrote a review Jul 2022
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All the family loved his stay in this hotel! The location is perfect, the breakfast is very good with a lot of choice, the 2 restaurants are very good too, the pool on the roof is exceptional with a spectacular view and the people working there are very kind!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Jaime Estellés, Atención al cliente/recepción at Grand Hotel Central
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear guest, Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. It is very important for us to receive such positive review of all facilities in the hotel, from Skybar to the breakfast buffet and the service from our team. We are keeping consistency and gladly you have pointed this out. We hope to welcome you back soon
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siggouk wrote a review Jul 2022
Hampshire, United Kingdom69 contributions70 helpful votes
Excellent stay, fantastic service, lovely pool - all in all exceeded expectations. Stayed for 10, never had a problem getting a sunbed and met some lovely fellow guests whilst my husband worked in our room - no problem with Wi-Fi either - not sure how others have found service on the roof bad, it was exemplary - special mention to Noelene!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Jaime Estellés, Atención al cliente/recepción at Grand Hotel Central
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear guest, Thank you for your comment following your recent, long stay at Grand Hotel Central. We are glad to know that you had a nice stay with us and your husband could work in the room, enjoying our high speed Wifi. We are more than happy that Noeline, made your stay so special. Please let us know when you will be returning to Barcelona, as we would love to welcome you back.
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PRICE RANGE
US$259 - US$396 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
grand hotel barcelona, grand hotel central barcelona, grand central hotel barcelona
LOCATION
SpainCataloniaProvince of BarcelonaBarcelonaCiutat Vella (Old Town) / Sant Pere / Sant Pere, Santa Caterina i la Ribera / El Born / La Ribera
NUMBER OF ROOMS
146
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Frequently Asked Questions about Grand Hotel Central
Which popular attractions are close to Grand Hotel Central?
Nearby attractions include Palace of Catalan Music (0.4 km), Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic) (0.3 km), and Basílica de Santa Maria del Mar (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Grand Hotel Central?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, free wifi, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Grand Hotel Central?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Grand Hotel Central?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Grand Hotel Central?
Yes, paid public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Grand Hotel Central?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cremat 11, Pizzeria Da Nanni Barcelona, and Un gelato per te.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Grand Hotel Central?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Grand Hotel Central have airport transportation?
Yes, Grand Hotel Central offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Grand Hotel Central located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.7 km away from the centre of Barcelona.
Are any cleaning services offered at Grand Hotel Central?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Grand Hotel Central?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.