Grand Hotel Central - Barcelona

Via Laietana 30, Barcelona, Spain, 08003  show map
 5 stars
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Grand Hotel Central - Barcelona

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

 Parking

Paid parking

 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Swimming Pool

Indoor swimming pool

Seasonal outdoor pool

 Private beach

Beach access

 Fitness/Gym

Fitness center

 Sports activities

Tennis court

Golf course

Editorial review:

Featuring a roof top pool and deck, this completely renovated avant-garde designer style Grand Hotel Central has 147 large rooms and suites with high ceilings, a décor in natural tones, gorgeous wooden floors, very nice lighting, and lots of natural light streaming in. All the rooms have televisions and Mp3 players.

Verified Reviews:

  • Free iced water - Great shower - Decor is ultra modern
  • Pool was great - Free internet access in the lounge area - Free mini bar
  • Rooms were pretty small - Air conditioning was non-existent - Ultra comfortable bathroom
  • Hotel is dark - Beds are comfortable - Breakfast was lovely
  • Fabulous hotel - Staff spoke fluent english - Rooms were very clean

Overview

This 1926’s Grand Hotel Central is situated in the famous Gothic quarter, just a few steps from Barcelona’s principle promenade, the Ramblas. Guests can take a refreshing deep in a rooftop pool and sun-bathe admiring panoramic views of the old city. Those wishing to maintain their fitness regime can work out at the fitness centre. The hotel amenities include round-the-clock reception, concierge services, room service, and wireless Internet access for guests with laptops. The nearby garage parking is also available. An airport transfer (surcharge) completes the hotel’s offer.

Year renovated   2011.  Number of rooms   147.

Rooms

The 147 air-conditioned guestrooms feature contemporary design with minimalist-style decoration. In-room technology includes LCD satellite television, direct-dial telephones, high-speed Internet connections, DVD players, minibars and safes. Bathrooms come with hair dryers, robes and designer toiletries.

Dining options

Guests can dine on delicious fusion of local Catalan dishes and Mediterranean specialties at the Actual Restaurant and Cafe in a modern setting.

A buffet breakfast is served at the price of EUR 25.30 per person per night. 

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid on-site parking
  • Handicap parking
  • 24-hour check-in
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Allergy-free rooms
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Children are welcome
  • 24-hour security
  • Free safe at reception
  • Smoke detectors
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Lobby
  • Boutiques
  • Florist/Flower shop
  • Coffee shop
  • Currency exchange
  • Fireplace
  • Beauty salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Exterior corridors
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Guest Parking

  • public hotel parking is possible at a location nearby and the rate is EUR 34 per day.

Services

  • Paid city shuttle
  • 24-hour room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Bicycle rental
  • Car rental
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Shoe shine service
  • Wake up service

Dining facilities

  • Half board
  • Paid breakfast
  • In-room breakfast
  • Restaurant with air conditioning
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Poolside snack bar
  • Cafe
  • Catering service
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Conference room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Secretarial service
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Paid babysitting/Child services

Leisure facilities

  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Beach access
  • Casino
  • Tennis court
  • Golf course
  • Fitness center
  • Health club
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Turkish bath
  • Steam bath
  • Solarium
  • Shiatsu massage
  • Sun terrace
  • Library

Room view

  • City view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Heating
  • VIP room facilities
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-Bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Turndown service
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace
  • Rollaway/Extra bed
  • Wardrobe
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Dining table
  • In-room sprinklers

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath/Shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers
  • Bathroom telephone

Kitchen facilities

  • Mini-fridge

Media

  • Paid movies/Video
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • International calls
  • CD player
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Parquet floor

Policies

Check-In

  • from  2 pm

Check-Out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

Via Laietana 30, Barcelona, Spain, 08003

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City Center
  • Barcelona
    700 m
Airports
Train Stations
  • Estación de Francia - Rail Station
    700 m
  • Plaça Catalunya - Rail Station
    800 m
Underground stations
  • Jaume I
    200 m
  • Urquinaona
    600 m
Restaurants
  • El Gran Cafe (cuisine: Spanish)
    40 m
  • Arcano (cuisine: Spanish, Argentinean)
    80 m
Beaches
  • Museu del rei de la Magia
    500 m
  • La Playa de Sitges
    510 m
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2011
  • Number of rooms:
    147

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Rooms and availability

The 147 air-conditioned guestrooms feature contemporary design with minimalist-style decoration. In-room technology includes LCD satellite television, direct-dial telephones, high-speed Internet connections, DVD players, minibars and safes. Bathrooms come with hair dryers, robes and designer toiletries.

Grand Hotel Central Master Suite
Master Suite
Bed type: Double Bed
Size: 60m2
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  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Air conditioning
  • Private bathroom
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This suite is 50m2 in size and includes a King size bed, separate seating and working desk area. Bathroom has all modern facilities.

Room facilities
    Grand Hotel Central Junior Suite
    Junior Suite
    Bed type: King Size bed or 1 Single bed or Double Bed
    Size: 38m2
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    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Air conditioning
    • Private bathroom
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    Spacious and light suite has separate bedroom with a Double bed. Seating area is equipped with modern furnishings. Bathroom has all contemporary conveniences.

    Room facilities
      Grand Hotel Central Standard room
      Standard room
      Bed type: King Size bed or 2 Single beds or Double Bed
      Size: 27m2
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      • Free Wi-Fi
      • Air conditioning
      • Private bathroom
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      Large and comfortable room with two Twin beds, big windows and high ceilings. It is fitted out in elegant style. Bathroom is equipped with modern amenities.

      Room facilities
        Grand Hotel Central Room Assigned On Arrival
        Room Assigned On Arrival
        Bed type: King Size bed or 2 Single beds or Double Bed
        Size: 27m2
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        • Free Wi-Fi
        • Air conditioning
        • Private bathroom
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        You will be the best room available upon your arrival.

        Room facilities
          Grand Hotel Central Superior King Room
          Superior King Room
          Bed type: 2 Single beds or Double Bed or King Size bed
          Size: 28m2
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          • Free Wi-Fi
          • Air conditioning
          • Private bathroom
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          This room is more spacious and contains one King size bed, big windows with a panoramic city view, working desk area and bathroom facilities.

          Room facilities
            Grand Hotel Central Superior Twin Room
            Superior Twin Room
            Bed type: 2 Single beds or Double Bed or King Size bed
            Size: 28m2
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            • Free Wi-Fi
            • Air conditioning
            • Private bathroom
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            This room is more spacious and contains two Twin beds, big windows with a panoramic city view, working desk area and bathroom facilities. It has high ceiling.

            Room facilities
              Grand Hotel Central Deluxe King Room
              Deluxe King Room
              Bed type: King Size bed or Double Bed or 1 Single bed
              Size: 30m2
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              • Free Wi-Fi
              • Air conditioning
              • Private bathroom
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              Unique and bright room has five windows that reveal an incredible panoramic city view. The room includes one Double bed and working desk area. Bathroom is equipped with modern facilities.

              Room facilities
                Grand Hotel Central Junior Suite
                Junior Suite
                Bed type: King Size bed or 1 Single bed or Double Bed
                Size: 38m2
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                • Free Wi-Fi
                • Air conditioning
                • Private bathroom
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                Spacious and light suite has separate bedroom with a King size bed. Seating area is equipped with modern furnishings. Bathroom has all contemporary conveniences.

                Room facilities

                  How to reach hotel

                  hotel Grand Hotel Central - Barcelona Barcelona location
                  Show big map »

                  Hotel Address:

                  Via Laietana 30, Barcelona, Spain, 08003

                  Get directions
                  City Center
                  • Barcelona
                    700 m
                  Airports
                  Train Stations
                  • Estación de Francia - Rail Station
                    700 m
                  • Plaça Catalunya - Rail Station
                    800 m
                  Underground stations
                  • Jaume I
                    200 m
                  • Urquinaona
                    600 m
                  Restaurants
                  • El Gran Cafe (cuisine: Spanish)
                    40 m
                  • Arcano (cuisine: Spanish, Argentinean)
                    80 m
                  Beaches
                  • Museu del rei de la Magia
                    500 m
                  • La Playa de Sitges
                    510 m
                  Hotel information
                  • Check-In:
                    from  2 pm
                  • Check-Out:
                    until  12 pm
                  • Year renovated:
                    2011
                  • Number of rooms:
                    147

                  Hotel Awards

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                  Best Family Hotels in Spain

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                  Grand Hotel Central Location

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                  What's nearby

                  Tourist attractions

                  • El Rey de la Magia - 100 m
                  • Agrupacio Excursionista Pedraforca - 300 m
                  • Sinagoga Major, Associació Call de Barcelona - 300 m
                  • Plaza Catalunya - 400 m
                  • Smashed! Travel Cookingclass - 400 m

                  Popular areas

                  Places of interest

                  • Plà de la Seu - 100 m
                  • Archivo Catedral - 100 m
                  • Plaça Sant Jaume - 200 m
                  • Plaza Sant Jaume Tourism Office - 200 m
                  • Arquebisbat de Barcelona - 200 m
                  • Santa Maria del Mar - 300 m
                  • Barri Gòtic - 300 m

                  Convention centers

                  • Euscal Etxea - 200 m
                  • Agrupacio Excursionista Catalunya - 300 m

                  Shopping areas

                  • Portal de l'Angel - 400 m

                  Amusement

                  • Associacio Orquestra de Cadaques - 100 m
                  • Ballooning SL - 100 m

                  Historical sites

                  • Catedral de Barcelona - 100 m
                  • Liceu Opera House - 300 m

                  Museums

                  • Museu d'Història de la Ciutat - 100 m
                  • Picasso Museum - 200 m

                  Theaters

                  • palau de la musica catalane - 300 m
                  • Agrait D'aguantar - Nos - 300 m

                  Underground stations

                  • Jaume I - 100 m

                  Local Attractions

                  • Basilica of the Sagrada Familia - 2.1km
                    Sardenya Street, Barcelona
                  • La Pedrera - Mila House (Casa Mila) - 1.7km
                    Carrer de Provenca 261 - 265, Barcelona
                  • Little Barcelona - 1.8km
                    Barceloneta, Barcelona
                  • Museu de la Musica - 1.6km
                    L'Auditori. Lepant, 150, Barcelona
                  • cruise roma - cruise barcelona - 1.8km
                    Estacion Maritima "Acciona Trasmediterranea", Moll de Sant Bertran"

                  Near the hotel

                  • MUHBA Museo de Historia de Barcelona - 100 m
                    Placa del Rei, s/n. Barri Gotic, Barcelona
                  • Frederic Mares Museum (Museu Frederic Mares) - 100 m
                    Placa de Sant lu 5-6, Barri Gotic, Barcelona
                  • Ciutat Vella (Old City) - 230 m
                    Bounded by Rambla, Universitat, Laietana and Ferran, Barcelona
                  • Museo del Mamut - 220 m
                    Calle Montcada, 1
                  • Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic) - 260 m
                    between Las Ramblas & Via Laiteana, Ciutat Vella, Barcelona
                  • Museu Diocesa - 150 m
                    Av. de la Catedral, 4, Barcelona
                  • College of Architects of Catalonia, Picasso Wall - 220 m
                    Placa Nova, 5, Barcelona

                  Restaurants Nearby

                  • El Gran Cafe - 40 m

                    Address: 9 Carrer d'Avinyo
                    Phone: +34 933187986

                    55% likes this, based on 289 reviews
                    Cuisine: Spanish
                    Price Range: GBP 27 - GBP 46

                  • Avalon by Ramon Freixa - 30 m

                    Address: Pare Gallifa 3
                    Phone: +34 932957900

                    63% likes this, based on 102 reviews
                    Cuisine: Contemporary

                  • Pizzeria La Perla Negra - 40 m

                    Address: Laietana, 32-34
                    Phone: +34 933199646

                    Cuisine: Italian
                    Price Range: GBP 15 - GBP 20

                  • Arcano - 80 m

                    Address: Mercaders, 10
                    Phone: +34 932956467

                    79% likes this, based on 382 reviews
                    Cuisine: Spanish, Argentinean

                  • Cuines Santa Caterina - 170 m

                    Address: Av. Francesc Cambo, 16
                    Phone: 932689918

                    74% likes this, based on 601 reviews
                    Cuisine: Sushi, Tapas
                    Price Range: GBP 18 - GBP 23

                  Getting there.

                  The property lies a mere 300 metres away from Placa Catalunya square and one kilometre from Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia cathedral. It is well-positioned for the city's major highlights such as Les Ramblas, the Plasa Catalunya shopping area and museums. Barcelona El Prat Airport is 13 kilometers distant.

                  Hotel information
                  • Check-In:
                    from  2 pm
                  • Check-Out:
                    until  12 pm
                  • Year renovated:
                    2011
                  • Number of rooms:
                    147

                  Hotel Awards

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                  Best Family Hotels in Spain

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                  Grand Hotel Central Reviews

                  Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Grand Hotel Central

                  Individual guest reviews

                  • Couple
                    9.2

                    Excellent location. Great staff. Modern rooms and bathrooms. Great view from rooftop pool.

                    Room was a little dusty. Internet was not for free in room or shared areas. No coffee in rooms.

                  • Older travelers
                    8.2

                    Extremely friendly and helpful staff. Location is ubbeatablr. Breakfast was excellent for the price.

                    Internet. Charge in room and public area including lobby. No wireless in room.

                  • Group of friends
                    10.0

                    Perfectly located near Las Ramblas and the port. Brilliant staff and excellent facilities.

                  • Group of friends
                    8.8

                    I like very lowely staff, excellent location and comfort. If I arive in Barcelona, would stay in the Grand Hotel Central.

                  • Group of friends
                    10.0

                    The feel of the hotel is modern and cosmopolitan. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful. The room I had was not huge but the decor and facilities were excellent. The infinity pool on the roof of the hotel was too cold to use on my visit but the terraced area is a great space for a drink are the seating is very comfortable. I did not use the gym but it had the basic equipment for a work out. I have stayed at this hotel before and consider it an excellent base from which to tour the city.

                  • Couple
                    7.8

                    The friendly helpful staff, the quality of the hotel, the rooftop pool/sitting area, the gym, the breakfast.

                    The rooms are too dark. The open plan sink area lacks privacy. The shower cubicle allows water to escape on the floor via the gap in the door and also from the base (water cannot drain effectively and spills over the basin.

                  • Older travelers
                    10.0

                    peaceful , sound proof ,blackout blinds , room decor, central location ,could not have chosen better.

                    unable to open windows, but had very effective air conditioning

                  • Family with children
                    8.8

                    Very well located.Quite considering the location. Staff very helpful regarding site seeing and getting around town and recommending great restaurants.

                    Too dark felt like I needed a torch sometimes. Thought wi fi should be included in tariff but can just pop next door to Starbucks!!!!!

                  • Couple
                    10.0

                    Superior service and excellent location at an amazing value. From the moment we arrived, we were blown away by how hard every single staff member worked to ensure our happiness during our stay. The location can't be beat, and the rooftop pool, while small, does the trick to beat the Barcelona heat. I would recommend this hotel to anyone in a heartbeat.

                  • Single
                    6.6

                    Very strange plan of some rooms - the lavatory has not a door and is situated before a bed (the bath and the toilet have half transparent door.

                  • Family with children
                    9.2

                    Everything is very good at the hotel

                    The pool bar staff could be as nice as the front desk staff

                  • Group of friends
                    9.6

                    The staff were very friendly and helpful, as I checked in I asked about the wifi in the hotel and the bell boy said it had been a little troublesome recently and gave me the 3 days for no charge even though it worked perfectly. The roof top pool is beautiful although small. The rooms are spacious and the pillows are very comfortable.

                    The roof top pool can become quite crowded and there is no where to sit. The snacks at the bar are quite pricey for what you receive.

                  • Single
                    8.8

                    Rooftop Poll and bar both excellent. Views spectacular and service very good.

                    Room cleaning service was often done pm when you may want to pop back to the room.

                  • Group of friends
                    10.0

                    Loved this hotel, would definately recommend highly. Great location, spotless rooms, staff could not have been more helpful! Roof-top pool and bar very stylish and convenient. Would stay again.

                  • Family with children
                    7.0

                    Going to the roof top where the pool and outside bar area is. Sunning.

                    No real complaints, however, the hotel is confusing when first dropping off luggage if you have a car - no entry point or information to tell you it is okay to park in the street to unload...very confusing. No late night store to get cola's or snacks.

                  How to reach hotel

                  hotel Grand Hotel Central - Barcelona Barcelona location
                  Show big map »

                  Hotel Address:

                  Via Laietana 30, Barcelona, Spain, 08003

                  Get directions
                  City Center
                  • Barcelona
                    700 m
                  Airports
                  Train Stations
                  • Estación de Francia - Rail Station
                    700 m
                  • Plaça Catalunya - Rail Station
                    800 m
                  Underground stations
                  • Jaume I
                    200 m
                  • Urquinaona
                    600 m
                  Restaurants
                  • El Gran Cafe (cuisine: Spanish)
                    40 m
                  • Arcano (cuisine: Spanish, Argentinean)
                    80 m
                  Beaches
                  • Museu del rei de la Magia
                    500 m
                  • La Playa de Sitges
                    510 m
                  Hotel information
                  • Check-In:
                    from  2 pm
                  • Check-Out:
                    until  12 pm
                  • Year renovated:
                    2011
                  • Number of rooms:
                    147

                  Hotel Awards

                  SpanishHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedBarcelonaGrand Hotel Central

                  According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
                  Best Family Hotels in Spain

                  Use Badge

                  Travel Guide:
                  Barcelona Travel Guide
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