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

luxury hotel in barcelona

  • 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
  • 3 restaurants
  • 7 floors


The rooms


Things to enjoy

Key Features

Air conditioning



Exercise gym


Wireless internet connection


24-hour room service

Check in
  • 1400
Check out
  • 1200
Services & Facilities
  • 24-hour room service
  • 24-hour security
  • Accessible facilities
  • Air conditioning
  • Audio visual equipment
  • Bell staff/porter
  • Buffet breakfast
  • Business Center Services
  • Catering services
  • Children welcome
  • Concierge desk
  • Contact Hotel for up to date prices
  • Elevators
  • Exercise gym
  • Family plan
  • Fire safety compliant
  • Free high speed internet connection
  • Front desk
  • Full service housekeeping
  • Heated pool
  • High speed internet access for laptop in public areas
  • High speed internet connection
  • Hotspots
  • Housekeeping - daily
  • Jogging track
  • Laundry/Valet service
  • Lounges/bars
  • Newspaper
  • Onsite laundry
  • Outdoor pool
  • Parking fee managed by hotel
  • Please contact Hotel for up to date prices
  • Pool
  • Public address system
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Safe deposit box
  • Security
  • Sports trainer
  • Turndown service
  • Wakeup service
  • Water skiing
  • Water sports
  • Wireless internet connection
Room Facilities
  • Air conditioning
  • Air conditioning individually controlled
  • Bathrobe
  • Bathroom amenities
  • Bathtub
  • Chair provided with desk
  • Coffee/Tea maker
  • Desk
  • Hairdryer
  • High ceilings
  • Hypoallergenic pillows
  • King bed
  • Kitchenette
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Separate tub and shower
  • Shower
  • Sitting area
  • Slippers
  • Telephone
  • TV
  • Twin bed
  • Wireless internet connection
  • Boating
  • Childrens program
  • Dancing
  • Fine dining
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Jogging trail
  • Karaoke
  • Museum gallery viewing
  • Sailing
  • Sauna
  • Sightseeing tours
  • Spa
  • Squash court
  • Surfing
  • Table tennis
  • Tennis court
  • Theatre
  • Volleyball
  • Weightlifting


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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