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 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
  • Safe deposit box
  • 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 parking is possible at a location nearby at EUR 34 per day.

Sports & Fitness

  • Tennis court
  • Golf course
  • Fitness center

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/Baby cots
  • Paid babysitting/Child services

Leisure facilities

  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Beach access
  • Casino
  • Health club
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Turkish bath
  • Steam bath
  • Solarium
  • Shiatsu massage
  • Sun terrace
  • Library
  • Leisure/TV room

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

  • 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. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

Via Laietana 30, Barcelona, Spain, 08003

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City Center
  • Barcelona
    2300 ft
Airports
Train Stations
  • Estación de Francia - Rail Station
    2300 ft
  • Plaça Catalunya - Rail Station
    2700 ft
Underground stations
  • Jaume I
    700 ft
  • Urquinaona
    2000 ft
Restaurants
  • El Gran Cafe (cuisine: Spanish)
    200 ft
  • Arcano (cuisine: Spanish, Argentinean)
    300 ft
Beaches
  • Museu del rei de la Magia
    1700 ft
  • La Playa de Sitges
    1700 ft
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
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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.

Grand Hotel Central Junior Suite
Junior Suite
Bed type: King Size bed or 1 Single bed or Double Bed
Size: 435 sq. feet
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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: 2 Single beds or Double Bed or King Size bed
    Size: 305 sq. feet
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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: 2 Single beds or Double Bed or King Size bed
      Size: 305 sq. feet
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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 or Twin beds
        Size: 305 sq. feet
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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 or Twin beds
          Size: 305 sq. feet
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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: 325 sq. feet
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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: 435 sq. feet
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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
                  2300 ft
                Airports
                Train Stations
                • Estación de Francia - Rail Station
                  2300 ft
                • Plaça Catalunya - Rail Station
                  2700 ft
                Underground stations
                • Jaume I
                  700 ft
                • Urquinaona
                  2000 ft
                Restaurants
                • El Gran Cafe (cuisine: Spanish)
                  200 ft
                • Arcano (cuisine: Spanish, Argentinean)
                  300 ft
                Beaches
                • Museu del rei de la Magia
                  1700 ft
                • La Playa de Sitges
                  1700 ft
                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

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                Grand Hotel Central Location

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                What's nearby

                Tourist attractions

                • El Rey de la Magia - 400 ft
                • Agrupacio Excursionista Pedraforca - 1000 ft
                • Sinagoga Major, Associació Call de Barcelona - 1000 ft
                • Plaza Catalunya - 1400 ft
                • Smashed! Travel Cookingclass - 1400 ft

                Popular areas

                Places of interest

                • Plà de la Seu - 400 ft
                • Archivo Catedral - 400 ft
                • Plaça Sant Jaume - 700 ft
                • Plaza Sant Jaume Tourism Office - 700 ft
                • Arquebisbat de Barcelona - 700 ft
                • Santa Maria del Mar - 1000 ft
                • Barri Gòtic - 1000 ft

                Convention centers

                • Euscal Etxea - 700 ft
                • Agrupacio Excursionista Catalunya - 1000 ft

                Shopping areas

                • Portal de l'Angel - 1400 ft

                Amusement

                • Associacio Orquestra de Cadaques - 400 ft
                • Ballooning SL - 400 ft

                Historical sites

                • Catedral de Barcelona - 400 ft
                • Liceu Opera House - 1000 ft

                Museums

                • Museu d'Història de la Ciutat - 400 ft
                • Picasso Museum - 700 ft

                Theaters

                • palau de la musica catalane - 1000 ft
                • Agrait D'aguantar - Nos - 1000 ft

                Underground stations

                • Jaume I - 400 ft

                Local Attractions

                • Basilica of the Sagrada Familia - 1.3 mi
                  Sardenya Street, Barcelona
                • La Pedrera - Mila House (Casa Mila) - 1.1 mi
                  Carrer de Provenca 261 - 265, Barcelona
                • Little Barcelona - 1.1 mi
                  Barceloneta, Barcelona
                • Museu de la Musica - 1.0 mi
                  L'Auditori. Lepant, 150, Barcelona
                • cruise roma - cruise barcelona - 1.1 mi
                  Estacion Maritima "Acciona Trasmediterranea", Moll de Sant Bertran"

                Near the hotel

                • MUHBA Museo de Historia de Barcelona - 400 ft
                  Placa del Rei, s/n. Barri Gotic, Barcelona
                • Frederic Mares Museum (Museu Frederic Mares) - 400 ft
                  Placa de Sant lu 5-6, Barri Gotic, Barcelona
                • Ciutat Vella (Old City) - 800 ft
                  Bounded by Rambla, Universitat, Laietana and Ferran, Barcelona
                • Museo del Mamut - 800 ft
                  Calle Montcada, 1
                • Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic) - 900 ft
                  between Las Ramblas & Via Laiteana, Ciutat Vella, Barcelona
                • Museu Diocesa - 500 ft
                  Av. de la Catedral, 4, Barcelona
                • College of Architects of Catalonia, Picasso Wall - 800 ft
                  Placa Nova, 5, Barcelona

                Restaurants Nearby

                • El Gran Cafe - 200 ft

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

                  55% likes this, based on 289 reviews
                  Cuisine: Spanish
                  Price Range: USD 41 - USD 68

                • Avalon by Ramon Freixa - 100 ft

                  Address: Pare Gallifa 3
                  Phone: +34 932957900

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

                • Pizzeria La Perla Negra - 200 ft

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

                  Cuisine: Italian
                  Price Range: USD 23 - USD 30

                • Arcano - 300 ft

                  Address: Mercaders, 10
                  Phone: +34 932956467

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

                • Cuines Santa Caterina - 600 ft

                  Address: Av. Francesc Cambo, 16
                  Phone: 932689918

                  74% likes this, based on 601 reviews
                  Cuisine: Sushi, Tapas
                  Price Range: USD 27 - USD 34

                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

                SpanishHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedBarcelonaGrand Hotel Central

                According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
                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
                  2300 ft
                Airports
                Train Stations
                • Estación de Francia - Rail Station
                  2300 ft
                • Plaça Catalunya - Rail Station
                  2700 ft
                Underground stations
                • Jaume I
                  700 ft
                • Urquinaona
                  2000 ft
                Restaurants
                • El Gran Cafe (cuisine: Spanish)
                  200 ft
                • Arcano (cuisine: Spanish, Argentinean)
                  300 ft
                Beaches
                • Museu del rei de la Magia
                  1700 ft
                • La Playa de Sitges
                  1700 ft
                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
                Read now