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|Distance to city centre||0.1 km|
|Nearest airport||Barcelona-El Prat|
|Distance to airport||12.6 km|
|"Amazing pool ans rooftop terrace."||(in 110 reviews)|
|"The rooftop pool was amazing."||(in 70 reviews)|
|"Great staff, friendly and helpful ."||(in 225 reviews)|
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|beautiful hotel||in 119 reviews|
|bit inconsistent||in 26 reviews|
|complimentary nespresso||in 5 reviews|
|gothic quarter||in 6 reviews|
|great location||in 184 reviews|
|great service||in 7 reviews|
|great view||in 13 reviews|
|mini bar||in 86 reviews|
|resolving issues||in 6 reviews|
|restaurant food||in 31 reviews|
|roof top pool||in 110 reviews|
|rooftop bar||in 166 reviews|
|room was so dark||in 109 reviews|
|staff were amazing||in 312 reviews|
The hotel is located in the center of the Gothic quarter - in the very center of Barcelona. Metro stations and buses are very close by. The facilities are wonderful - a very nice rooftop bar and pool, also a nice (but very expensive) restaurant.
However, with all the fun in having a bar and a pool, the hotel was not a great "value for money", as it was very expensive for the tiny room we had (we had the "standard room". Also, the room we got when we just arrived was HORRIBLE - it on the first floor, facing the very dirty back yard garbage cans. With that being said, when I asked the concierge to switch rooms, she was very nice and changed our room right away without any arguing. Still our new room, which was much better, was very small. It practically had only place for a bed and a little bit of space around .it... and we spent there six days, which was a bit difficult
The best part was the welcoming and helpful staff. From drinks at check in to advice during our stay, the staff was easy to talk to and attentive to our needs. We could not have felt more at home there. The location is perfect and the rooftop pool/restaurant was divine!
We had no complaints!
The hotel is in a perfect location, close to all the major sites, restaurants and harbour. It has a beautiful roof terrace with a bar and pool and the rooms are modern and clean with a huge comfy bed for a perfect nights sleep. It was our wedding anniversary and we were greeted at reception with a glass of cava which we enjoyed on the roof terrace and when we got to our room, we had a full bottle waiting for us. We loved this hotel, would stay again.
Location is super. It is in the Gothic district. By walk you can quickly reach all major sightseeing spots including Catalan Square and Gracia street with shops and restaurants. Though Barcelona itself is very compact. By taxi you can reach any place within 10-15 minutes. Traffic is easy there. Breakfasts in the hotel are great. You can order by menu and use buffet without extra pay. Very good choice of dishes. Soft drinks and beer in minibar are complimentary. Rooms are clean and have all basic features including coffee machine. Nice bar with a swimming pool on the roof. Also good restaurant on the ground floor (recommended by Michelin). Guys at the Reception desk were very helpful. You can hire a Range Rover in the hotel to ride around Barcelona’s suburbs. For instance to go to Sitges with nice beaches and restaurants. By taxi it will be more than 150€ round trip.
Rooms are quite small though ergonomic
The breakfast was amazing. There was a large variety of food. Lovely selection of fruit, cold meat, cheeses ,cereal and pastries. Plus you could order from a menu. The coffee was excellent also. We would definatley recommend the breakfast. The front desk staff were very helpful. The Doorman was extremely helpful with our baggage.
Our room was not cleaned until 5pm. We had been out all day sightseeing and returned in the afternoon . We had to call housekeeping to get our room made up. It was very inconvenient as we had to sit downstairs while it was cleaned. Its a shame as that put a dampner on our stay.
Grand Hotel Central is located in the heart of Barcelona, Spain. Its rooms are elegant, luxurious, and full of the essence of the city around this stunning hotel. This is a place where guests will find an incredible amount of attention to detail.
Guests have their choices of rooms that are standard, executive, junior, or grand. The junior and grand suites offer more space. The grand suite is essentially a full apartment. This room has incredible views of the city. There is a kitchen, full living space, master bedroom, and a bathroom that feels a bit like a spa. Room amenities include minibars, air conditioning, LCD TVs, free WiFi, work desks, and robes.
City Restaurant serves Mediterranean food that has been elevated to a more sophisticated level of cuisine. It’s open for lunch and dinner service. City Bar is equally as impressive with cocktail creations sure to satisfy any tastes. Skybar is located on the rooftop of Grand Hotel Central. Guests can see both "el Born" and the Mediterranean Sea from this bar. There is a breakfast buffet laid out every morning for all guests.
Some of the most popular attractions in Barcelona are very close to this hotel. Guests can easily see the Roman walls. There are many museums in the area. Plaza Cataluna isn’t far either. The hotel sits within the Gothic Quarter so there are many architectural sights to see. Those who like cultural experiences will love this location. The hotel also has a health club, spa services, an outdoor pool, and the rooftop terrace.
Barcelona is a very historical city with impressive landmarks scattered throughout its neighborhoods. Grand Hotel Central puts guests right in the middle of what this city has to offer.
based on 2,136 reviews
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- Friendly atmosphere
- Nice building
- Friendly service
- Awesome terrace
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Most popular landmarks
- Cathedral of Barcelona 134 m
- Museu Picasso Barcelona 275 m
- Palau de la Musica Catalana 347 m
- La Rambla 0.5 km
- Placa Reial 0.6 km
- La Boqueria 0.6 km
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