4.4 out of 5

"Absolute loved this hotel, super convenient to all sights and the service was fantastic. Highly recommended " More

By Rosana M. on Wed 30 Mar 2016

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Hotel Description

Our customers tell us that they enjoy the pool at Grand Hotel Central - Small Luxury Hotels of the World. During your stay, you're just a quick walk from Barcelona Cathedral. Free WiFi in public areas, a restaurant and a health club are available. Built in 2005, this 5-star hotel has 147 rooms over 8 floors. Each room includes amenities such as free WiFi and an LCD TV.

  • Air-conditioned rooms with 24-hour room service, LCD TVs and minibars
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet
  • Drinking and dining options include a restaurant, a coffee shop, a poolside bar and a bar/lounge
  • Buffet breakfast served daily for a fee
  • Take a swim in the seasonal outdoor pool
  • Services include babysitting, dry cleaning/laundry and concierge services
  • On-site recreation includes a health club and bicycles to rent
  • Guests have good things to say about the accommodation for the comfy beds and low noise level
  • Steps from Diocesan Museum of Barcelona and Placa del Rei

Standard Room, 1 Double or 2 Single Beds

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
£236 per night

Grand Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Superior Room, 1 Double or 2 Single Beds

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Executive Room, 1 Double or 2 Single Beds

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Room, City View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Suite

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Grand Hotel Central - Small Luxury Hotels of the World ratings based on 54 verified reviews

Review Summary
4.4 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Grand Hotel Central - Small Luxury Hotels of the World

Everyone (5) Couples (29) Business (2) Family (7) Other (1) Friends (7)
5 out of 5
Lovely hotel in Barcelona's old town. Perfect quiet and calm retreat to come back to after a day sightseeing. Food excellent. Bars are giid too. Lovely infinity pool and sky bar on the roof. The staff were charming, especially the reception staff and those in the restaurant .

Posted by , from Reading on 20 Oct 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

23 Nov 2018 by Susana Martí, Guest Experience

Dear Shirley, What a great review you left for us and other travelers to read. We are glad to learn that you love our hotel and you enjoy at the rooftop terrace in the Sky Bar and the infinity pool. Our staff is passionate and caring all the way and that consistency is key to a great stay, thank you for pointing out the excellent job our team is performing. Please let us know when you will be returning to Barcelona, as we would love to welcome you back. Best regards, Susana Martí Guest Experience

5 out of 5
Great hotel, clean rooms and great staff. Definitly recommend

Posted by on 14 Oct 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

21 Nov 2018 by Susana Martí, Guest Experience

Dear Guest, We would like to thank you very much for sharing your wonderful comments with us regarding your recent stay at Grand Hotel Central. We are glad to know that you enjoy your stay in Barcelona with us and you like the hotel and the staff. Our staff is passionate and caring all the way and that consistency is key to a great stay, thank you for pointing out the excellent job our team is performing. Please let us know when you will be returning to Barcelona, as we would love to welcome you back. Best regards, Susana Martí Guest Experience

5 out of 5

Amazing weekend

Absolute loved this hotel, super convenient to all sights and the service was fantastic. Highly recommended

Posted by on 30 Mar 2016

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5 out of 5

Beautiful hotel

Great location. Roof top bar/pool area is a must (even though it was too cold for us to hang out there at this time of year, the views are incredible)

Posted by on 4 Feb 2016

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4 out of 5

Good 3 night weekend break

Clean hotel good service. Staff very helpful and service with a smile. Good choice for easy access for visiting sites.

Posted by on 15 Apr 2015

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4 out of 5

Nice Hotel

We enjoyed our stay in this hotel immensely, couple of things to note however, the room we had (superior king) was facing main road 4th floor a bit noisy and decor very sparse, also the rooftop bar was extremely nice but drinks very expensive, we paid 24euros about £20 for 2 Mojito's, you will pay around 5 euros each around town!!! (you live and learn). The location of this hotel was excellent, the name says it all (Central) we were able to walk everywhere down to the coast and up to the Sagrada familiar, tip for a really nice (but slightly pricey) restaurant "7 Portes" down the bottom of Via Leitana towards the marina across main road and left under the shop arches, fantastic food and service.

Posted by on 30 May 2012

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4 out of 5

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..

Posted by on 2 Apr 2012

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4 out of 5

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.

Posted by on 19 Apr 2011

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3 out of 5

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.

Posted by on 27 Feb 2011

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4 out of 5

Quality hotel in ideal area

Great hotel with very smart rooms although they could be a little bigger. Staff were super friendly. Location hard to beat would recommend and stay again

Posted by on 8 Nov 2010

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About the Grand Hotel Central - Small Luxury Hotels of the World

Location Via Laietana 30, Barcelona, Barcelona 08003

Property Features

Grand Hotel Central - Small Luxury Hotels of the World offers its guests a health club and a seasonal outdoor pool. Along with a restaurant, there's a coffee shop/café on site. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include A poolside bar and A bar/lounge. A computer station is on site, and both WiFi and wired Internet are free in public spaces. There's an onsite business centre. A rooftop terrace, a library, and tour or ticket assistance are also featured at the luxury Grand Hotel Central - Small Luxury Hotels of the World. This 5-star Barcelona hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 147 guestrooms or units
  • 8 levels
  • Built in 2005
  • Dining venue
  • Bar by the pool
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Terrace on the roof
  • Conference centre
  • Business facilities
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Library
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Bellhop
  • Lift
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Laundry facilities
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Transport

  • Airport: Barcelona (BCN-Barcelona Intl.) (16.5 km / 10.3 mi)
  • Train station: Plaça de Catalunya Station (1 km / 0.6 mi)
  • Metro station: Jaume I Station (0.2 km / 0.1 mi)
  • Parking:

Room Amenities

Grand Hotel Central - Small Luxury Hotels of the World offers 147 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with minibars and laptop-compatible safes. LCD televisions come with satellite channels. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit, a complimentary bathrobe, complimentary slippers and designer toiletries. This Barcelona hotel provides complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and complimentary newspapers. Additionally, rooms include a hairdryer and blackout curtains. In-room massages and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered on a daily basis.

  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • LCD television
  • Satellite channels
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Childcare in room (surcharge)
  • Massage in room (surcharge)
  • Hairdryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Designer toiletries
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Sound-insulated rooms
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a buffet breakfast daily from 7:30 AM to 11 AM.

Grand Hotel Central - Small Luxury Hotels of the World has a restaurant on site.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a health club and a seasonal outdoor pool.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Sailing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby

Spa Services

  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Facial treatments
  • Ayurvedic treatments
  • Massages

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM

Special check-in instructions:

The credit card presented at check-in should be the same card used at time of booking. If the credit card holder is not on the reservation, guests must contact the property in advance of arrival to confirm identification. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.

Pets

  • No pets allowed

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. No on-site parking is available. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Additional policies and fees may apply when booking more than 5 rooms. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

This property reserves the right to pre-authorize credit cards equal to the first night's stay plus taxes prior to arrival. To obtain additional information, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. No on-site parking is available.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Hotel Registry Number - HB-004280

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 2.48 per person, per night, up to 7 nights. This tax does not apply to children under 17 years of age.

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: EUR 26 per person (approximately)
  • Nearby parking fee: EUR 34 per 24 hours

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Grand Hotel Central Barcelona
  • Grand Hotel Central Small Luxury Hotels World Barcelona
  • Grand Central Barcelona
  • Grand Hotel Barcelona
  • Grand Hotel Central Barcelona, Catalonia
  • Grand Central Hotel Barcelona
  • Grand Hotel Central Small Luxury Hotels World
  • Grand Central Small Luxury Hotels World Barcelona
  • Grand Central Small Luxury Hotels World
  • Central Small Hotels World

You should know

  • Onsite cash transactions can't exceed EUR 2500, due to national regulations. For more details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.

Awards & Affiliations

  • The property is a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World.