Grand Hotel Central

Via Laietana 30, Barcelona, Catalonia, 8003, Spain
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My favorite place to stay in Barcelona!

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on October 12, 2011

When I was visiting Barcelona to set up my language school experience (looking at schools, apartments, etc), I stayed at 3 different hotels in town to explore the different areas I was considering living. My favorite hotel by far was the Grand Hotel Central. First, the location is amazing - on Via Laietana, it is perfectly located in the intersection of the bopping El Born, which is similar to LES in NYC, as well as the Barri Gotic and the Cathedral. It is a very updated hotel, with a gym and wireless, etc, though you do have to pay for the wireless daily. It is also very close to the Jaume 1 metro stop.

Unique Quality: My two favorite things were the AMAZING breakfast buffet that I booked with my room online and the rooftop pool. Custom made true European cappuccinos, croissants, fruit salad, eggs... you name it, they had it! You could spend 11 E down the street at Starbucks for a latte and a muffin... Grand Hotel Central has the best 11E breakfast I have found yet! Also, the rooftop pool is simply spectacular - you can see all of El Born and it's an amazing place to sit and have a mid-day cocktail. Apparently, the pool area has truly turned into a bar scene at night - this was not the case when I stayed there, so I can't critique that! I can also say that I recommended it to a friend who was working as a consultant abroad, and she had an amazing stay there as well - and she also speaks no Spanish, so the staff was particularly helpful for her.

Directions: Via Laietana, between El Born and Barri Gotic.

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Stylish and Comfortable

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on October 25, 2007

A long weekend in this welcoming and stylish hotel. Right from our arrival the staff at the hotel were very attentive and helpful. The HGC has a style that is simple and at the same time comfortable. The rooms are well appointed and comfortable. The restaurant has an excellent menu, and is not too busy. If you stay there then you must have a swim in the rooftop pool. It is quite something to be in water and have a panoramic view over the rooftops of Barcelona

Unique Quality: Rooftop Infinity Pool - not to be missed. But be warned the water is a tad cold.
View - The rooftop gives you a fantastic view over Barcelona, to see this as the sun goes down is something else!

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Gran Hotel Central Barcelona

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on May 4, 2006

We simply loved this hotel , the staff, the restaurant & the swimming pool from the roof terrace!
In an elegant building dated from 1926 which has been completely renovated, the hotel has amazing views of the Gothic Quarter and the Cathedral - specially from the top terrace. The spacious rooms are a perfect combination of contemporary style with great attention to design.
The breakfast at Actual restaurant & café was simply amazing with an incredible variety of tapas - loads of fresh fruit, 6 kinds of chese, 6 kinds of spanish jamon, 6 kinds of breads, plenty of salads and vegetables, paradise for croissant, pain au chocolat and brownies...well my mouth is watering only when im thinking of it...and well the iceing on our breakfast cake was cava at discretion:)!
I could see some talented hands of an expert in the Mediterranean Cuisine - Ramon Freixa at this Barcelona hotel.

Unique Quality: Considering that the minibar already included in the price and the breakfast who was spectacular, I thought €175 per night was excellent value for money!

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Address: Via Laietana 30, Barcelona, Catalonia, 8003, Spain

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Amenities at Grand Hotel Central

  • Restaurant
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Center
  • Business Services
  • Continental Breakfast
  • Shuttle Service
  • Free High Speed Internet
  • Suites
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Airport Transportation

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