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

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  • Rooftop infinity pool overlooking the Gothic Quarter
  • Exclusive wellbeing area with Thermal and Wellness Suites and Fitness facilities
  • Opportunity to rent electric buggies to explore the city

Grand Hotel Central

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 the City Restaurant for Mediterranean classics made from market-fresh ingredients.

When you’re ready to see the city, grab one of Grand Hotel Central’s ‘local view’ guidebooks. Or rent an electric buggy to be directed straight to must-see sights. 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.

  • 146 rooms
  • 1 restaurant
  • 7 floors
  • 2 lifts


The rooms


Things to enjoy

Key Features

Air conditioning


Fitness centre


Car parking

Wi-Fi in room

Swimming pool

24 hour room service

Check in
  • 02:00 PM
Check out
  • 12:00 PM
Hotel Facilities
  • Air conditioning
  • Banquet facilities
  • Bar
  • Business centre
  • Disabled facilities
  • Fitness centre
  • Internet access
  • Lift
  • Lounge
  • Meeting room
  • Non-smoking rooms available
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Valet parking
  • Wheelchair accessible lift
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi available in rooms
Room Facilities
  • Air conditioning in room
  • Bath
  • Bath with shower
  • Desk
  • DVD player
  • Free newspaper
  • Full size mirror
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet access in room
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Shower
  • Slippers
  • Tea or coffee facilities
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • Wi-Fi in room
  • 24 hour room service
  • Business services
  • Childcare service
  • Concierge
  • Currency exchange
  • Disabled services
  • Doctor on call
  • Hairdresser
  • Laundry service
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter
  • Room service
  • Safety deposit box
  • Turndown service
  • Cycling
  • Gym
  • Outdoor pool
  • Swimming
  • Aerobics 1 Km
  • Children's activities 1 Km
  • Jogging track 1 Km
  • Sailing 1 Km
  • Surfing 1 Km
  • Water skiing 1 Km
  • Watersports 1 Km
  • Yoga 1 Km
  • Fishing 2 Km
  • Table tennis 2 Km
  • Horse riding 19 Km
  • 18 hole golf course 30 Km
  • 9 hole golf course 30 Km
  • Driving range 30 Km


This hotel has been awarded:

  • No. 7 in Top Hotels in Spain and Portugal - Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards 2016 


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