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Grand Hotel Central

Grand Hotel Central will be closed for refurbishment from the 10th November 2023 to late March 2024.

Past meets present in this design hotel in arty El Born, Barcelona

Elegant neoclassical columns. Stately copper doors. An impressive entrance hall featuring wrought iron lamps and sweeping staircases. When you first arrive at Grand Hotel Central, you’ll feel you’ve stepped back to the glamorous roaring twenties. As you explore further, the classic style of this boutique city retreat gives way to contemporary, urban sophistication.

Open the door to your suite to discover a pared-back, modern interior. Historic sites can be spotted out of almost every window – but no view compares to the rooftop terrace. Here you can drift in an infinity pool while gazing over the Barcelona skyline. Why not follow this up with a session in the Thermal Suite sauna, or a soothing massage? When you’ve worked up an appetite, head to City Restaurant for Mediterranean classics made from market-fresh ingredients.

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When you’re ready to see the city, grab one of Grand Hotel Central’s ‘local view’ guidebooks. But there’s plenty to be said for setting out without a map, too. With an enviable position between El Born and the Gothic Quarter, twisting streets, secret squares and ancient churches are waiting to be discovered.


Enjoy your stay!


146 Rooms |  7 Floors |  1 Restaurant | 

4.5 /5

1365 reviews

City

City Centre

Pool

Pool

Rooftop

Rooftop

Our rooms

Classic Room


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Superior Room


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Queen
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Deluxe Room


Sleeps 2
King
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Deluxe Corner View


Sleeps 2
King
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Junior Suite


Sleeps 3
King
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Master Suite


Sleeps 4
King
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Grand Suite


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Ratings

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Global Rating

4.5 /5

4.5

1365 reviews

INVITED Rating

4.9 /5
4.5 /5
Tripadvisor score 4.5

4.5

3448 reviews

INVITED Reviews

100 %

of reviewers would recommend this hotel


4

nice hotel, convenient location

Manager gifted a bottle of Cava for my birthday!

By Rhonna Oct ’23 Trip Type Couple


5

Excellent location, staf was exceptional, pool is amazing, breakfast/room excell

reception, pool and breakfast were great. Exceptional hotel

By Denis Oct ’23 Trip Type Couple


5

The rooftop is EVERYTHING

We loved the central location, the incredibly friendly staff who were always willing to help and say hi, and the rooftop speaks for itself.... I will recommend to everyone I know!!

By Laryssa Oct ’23 Trip Type Couple


Grand Hotel Central, Spain

4.9

(based on 27 reviews)

100 %

of reviewers would recommend this hotel


4

nice hotel, convenient location

Manager gifted a bottle of Cava for my birthday!

By Rhonna Oct ’23 Trip Type Couple


5

Excellent location, staf was exceptional, pool is amazing, breakfast/room excell

reception, pool and breakfast were great. Exceptional hotel

By Denis Oct ’23 Trip Type Couple


5

The rooftop is EVERYTHING

We loved the central location, the incredibly friendly staff who were always willing to help and say hi, and the rooftop speaks for itself.... I will recommend to everyone I know!!

By Laryssa Oct ’23 Trip Type Couple


4

good location, good breakfast

nice room, spacious bathroom

By Chiara Sep ’23 Trip Type Friends


4

Quiet modern luxury hotel, beautiful pool and great location.

Stunning pool and views.

By NATALIE Sep ’23 Trip Type Business


5

Gorgeous hotel with a 10/10 location

The Sky Bar and pool here is definitely the standout feature. Since it is tricky to find a good pool in Barcelona which is big enough and does not compromise the art of sun tanning, this was by far the greatest amenity. They have also done extremely well to provide a fitness gym with great design and Read more[SPLIT]Read lessa good range of equipment within a really gorgeous space. Overall, fantastic offering!

By Tasha Sep ’23 Trip Type Business


5

Good hotel

in the middle of old town

By Gianmarco Jul ’23 Trip Type Business


5

in the middle of old Barcelona

lovely staff

By Gianmarco Jul ’23 Trip Type Business


4

it was a very pleasant stay in a well positioned hotel. The service was great

the bar was a great place to meet friends

By Simon May ’23 Trip Type Business


5

Excellent service. wonderful breakfast. Great location.

The rooftop bar was a great escape with good drinks and food.

By Timothy May ’23 Trip Type Business


5

Lovely hotel. Welcoming staff. Great location.

Perfect location. Steps away from wonderful shops, the Cathedral, the Palau de Musica and Casa Batillo. We walked everywhere.

By Deborah Feb ’23 Trip Type Individual


5

Lovely place...great location, super helpful staff, very nice breakfast and even better rooftop

Everything you like at Barcelona at walking distance, great supportive staff and unforgettable drinks at the rooftop bar

By Chris Jan ’23 Trip Type Couple


5

Great location. Nice contemporary rooms.

Wonderful staff

By Ellamarja Nov ’22 Trip Type Individual


5

Great location, luxury and staff.

very comfortable.

By Padraic Sep ’22 Trip Type Friends


5

A relaxing and welcoming atmosphere in a great central location.

Cannot wait to return

By Nigel Aug ’22 Trip Type Couple


5

Great location in the Gothic District. Skybar is great

Staff was always attentive, friendly and helpful.

By John Apr ’22 Trip Type Individual


5

Very attentive staff

Getting the 4G hotspot and not needing to worry about roaming or WiFis along the way!

By Michael Nov ’19 Trip Type Friends


5

Great location - excellent service -very good food

EVENING DINING ON THE ROOF TERRACE

By Nigel Oct ’19 Trip Type Couple


5

Contemporary luxury, close (but not too close) to La Ramblas

We spent a lot of time on the roof, relaxing by the beautiful pool. There is something magical about a rooftop infinity pool with a wide view of Barcelona. Nice to have the open space considering there aren't many views from the rooms, and those with a view face a noisy boulevard. Hotel is well-situated Read more[SPLIT]Read lessabout 5 walkable blocks from La Ramblas, which is close enough to avoid the crush (although it is around the corner from the Cathedral). We loved our King room and gorgeous bathroom, but the layout felt a little cramped at times.

By Tom Oct ’19 Trip Type Couple


5

Awesome stay

The rooftop view, pool, food, drinks, and friends we made made our trip. The downstairs restaurant was exceptional. Great location.

By JoAnn Sep ’19 Trip Type Couple


5

Wonderful hotel, luxurious and comfortable.

The staff is so helpful and friendly. We didn’t want to leave!

By Kathleen Sep ’19 Trip Type Friends


5

Great place to stay

We enjoyed our time at Grand Central Hotel in the heart of Barcelona. The staff was amazing, the service excellent, breakfast delicious. But the highlight was the roof top pool.

By Robert Aug ’19 Trip Type Couple


5

Comfortable, fun, at home feeling because or the amazing hospitality

Breakfast was delicious! The location was perfect and accessible to all parts of Barcelona. And when you arrive there are snacks and wine!

By Paul Aug ’19 Trip Type Couple


5

enjoyable stay

enjoyable stay

By David Jul ’19 Trip Type Couple


5

All staff extremely helpful and welcoming

- lovely welcome drink on terrace - understated service yet very helpful and conscientious; nothing was too much bother - calm surroundings - beautiful views from terrace - breakfast had many choices

By Jayne Mar ’19 Trip Type Couple


5

Exceptionally helpful before we arrived and wonderful service throughout our stay

The hotel had noted our enjoyment of rooms with views and upgraded us to a corner room on a higher floor. Everything at the hotel was beautiful and comfortable. It was obviously exceptionally well managed and all staff knew exactly how to make guests welcome.

By Nigel Nov ’18 Trip Type Couple


5

Had a great time. Excellent location to the gothic quarter

Nothing to add

By Frederick Nov ’18 Trip Type Couple


Key Features

Air
Air conditioning
Bar
Bar
Family
Family friendly
Restaurant
Restaurant
24-hour
24-hour room service

All Hotel Features and Services

  • Bell staff/porter
  • Concierge desk
  • Currency exchange
  • Turndown service
  • Laundry service
  • Wakeup service
  • Gym
  • Personal trainer
  • Meeting rooms

All Hotel Features and Services

  • Bell staff/porter
  • Concierge desk
  • Currency exchange
  • Turndown service
  • Laundry service
  • Wakeup service
  • Gym
  • Personal trainer
  • Meeting rooms
  • Business services
  • 24-hour security
  • Air conditioning
  • Elevators
  • Safe deposit box
  • Bar
  • Onsite laundry
  • Family friendly
  • Fire safety compliant
  • Full service housekeeping
  • Security
  • Restaurant
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pets not allowed

Can Bo

Served Meals: Lunch, Dinner Live a local gastronomic experience in the lively streetside restaurant Can Bo. Enjoy sharing tapas- plates and a extensive wine list and bodega from the best wineries across Spain- Catalonia and beyond.

La Terraza del Central

Served Meals: Lunch, Dinner Anyone taking the lift from the Grand Hotel Central lobby and emerging into the La Terraza del Central will be immediately struck by one of the most extraordinary outdoor spaces and views over the city that Barcelona has to offer. A rooftop bar and restaurant that is suspended within the city skyline with an infinity pool to one side and a terrace lounge area with cocktail bar on the other featuring comfortable seating and sun canopies.

Spa

Unwind in the cool and contemporary surroundings of Grand Hotel Central’s Wellness Suite. Expert massage therapists can tailor a treatment to your needs – whether it’s for pure relaxation or to soothe knotted muscles. The hotel also offers a Thermal Suite, featuring a traditional and dry sauna – sure to leave you feeling refreshed.

Location of your stay

Hotel Address

Grand Hotel Central

Via Laietana 30

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Barcelona

08003

Spain

Check in:

1500

Check out:

1200

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Where is it?

20 kms to airport Aeropuerto Transoceanico de Barcelona

20 kms to airport Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat Airport

20 kms to airport Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat Airport

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