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Grand Hotel Central Barcelona


Via Layetana, 30, Barcelona, Spain

Outstanding, 4.5
Based on 824 Guest reviews
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This Barcelona hotel is located next to the cathedral, with spectacular views of the entire Gothic district.

Located right in the centre of the city, next to Barcelona’s cathedral, Grand Hotel Central Barcelona offers spectacular views of the entire Gothic district and the ancient city walls. From the hotel, the most well-known highlights can be comfortably reached, such as Las Ramblas, the shopping area around Plaza Cataluña, as well as the most visited museums and the seafront. Nearby you will find the city’s most fashionable area El Born district, full of surprising shops, designer bars and restaurants scattered throughout its narrow streets.

One of the most outstanding features of the Grand Hotel is the inviting rooftop pool with breathtaking views of the city. The building retains many of the classic elements of the original structure and combines a host of contemporary features and luxurious touches to create this timeless hotel. The Avalon Restaurant and Café, where breakfast, lunch and dinner are served, is the ideal place to savour real Mediterranean cuisine, created by the prestigious chef Ramon Freixa. You will have the opportunity to enjoy fresh, Mediterranean dishes that combine seasonal produce with the very best of Catalan cuisine. In addition, the hotel offers 24 hr laundry service and room service.

Each of the 147 quiet and spacey rooms in Grand Hotel Central Barcelona is the perfect combination of contemporary style and warm tones, with great attention to detail. All of them are completely soundproofed and have a DVD and MP3 player, a work desk and a safe that can be used for a laptop. In the rooms you find a mini bar and independent heating/air conditioning. The bathrooms are equipped with anti-steam mirror with make-up light, a professional hair dryer and ergonomic bathroom slippers. The beds have 100% Egyptian cotton sheets.

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Outstanding, 4.5
824 Guest reviews
  • Location 5
  • Value 4.5
  • Rooms 4.5
  • Service 4.5
  • Cleanliness 5
  • Sleep quality 4.5
Barbara Dunnington United States Spouse/partner May 2011 Easytobook traveller
 "The staff was very helpful and the location was terrific - right downtown,..."
Pros: The staff was very helpful and the location was terrific - right downtown, close to la rambla and the bus. the breakfast included in our price was excellent although the eggs could have been hotter! water and softdrinks in the minibar in the room were included in the price - a nice change from most hotels.
Cons: There weren't many towels and no facecloths.
Hossein Salehkhou United States Group of friends May 2011 Easytobook traveller
Anonymous United Kingdom Family with kids January 2011 Easytobook traveller
 "Whole experience from arriving to leaving was fantastic - would love to go..."
Pros: Whole experience from arriving to leaving was fantastic - would love to go back and experience the roof top terrace in the summer!
Nazirra Krishnan Singapore Spouse/partner September 2010 Easytobook traveller
 "Excellent location, room was superbly clean, nice bathe, free water n juice"
Pros: Excellent location, room was superbly clean, nice bathe, free water n juice. we had extended our trip by a day at a slightly higher rate with breakfast. good selection of food and my husband enjoyed the champagne!
Cons: Wish the hotel at put up appropriate signs well visible to their clients during the riot! my entire day was wasted!!! extremely frustrated over it. would have been good if we were offerred breakfast all days.
Anonymous Ireland Group of friends September 2010 Easytobook traveller
 "Lovely staff"
Pros: Lovely staff... easy access to main areas... overall we would stay again
Cons: No option to buy less of a breakfast then what was on offer..e.g could not buy just an omelette or whatever
Anonymous Belgium Family with older children August 2010 Easytobook traveller
Xuguang li China Family with kids July 2010 Easytobook traveller
Anonymous Singapore Group of friends July 2010 Easytobook traveller
Cons: Need more staff in the pool area on the roof - long wait for drinks. one might we werent even allowed the get a drink there as it was booked for a private unction - this is very unfair as a hotel guest....
Anonymous United Kingdom Spouse/partner July 2010 Easytobook traveller
Anonymous United States Group of friends April 2010 Easytobook traveller
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 Check-in: From 14:00 Check-out: Until 12:00
 Payment:           Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diners Club, Visa Debit, Visa Electron
Note: the hotel can pre-authorize your card before arrival; they check for sufficient funds in order to guarantee your booking.
 Internet: Wi-Fi Internet free of charge in all rooms and general areas (lobby/reception etc.)
Wired Internet free of charge in all rooms and general areas (lobby/reception etc.)
 Parking: Paid parking
Paid parking is possible near the hotel.
 Airport shuttle: Paid shuttle service is available 24/7.
 Pet policy: Pets are not allowed.
Rooms: 147
  • Laundry service
  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • Shuttle service
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Wake-up calls
  • Limousine service
  • Ironing service
  • Concierge
  • Fax service
  • Luggage storage
  • Tourist information
  • Bell boy
  • Babysitting
  • Late check-out
  • Tours/ticket Assistance
General facilities:
  • Elevator
  • Air-conditioning
  • Access for disabled
  • Multilingual staff
  • Bicycle rentals
  • City maps
  • Historic building
  • Newspapers
  • Fireplace
  • Safe at front desk
  • Newspapers
  • Coffee in the Lobby
  • Breakfast Available (surcharge)
Extra common areas:
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Terrace
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Reading lounge
  • TV room
  • Social meeting rooms
  • Library
  • Music
Business facilities:
  • Conference Facilities
  • Business center
  • Fitness center
Wellness facilities:
  • Massage services
  • Health club
Swimming Facilities:
  • Swimming pool
  • Pool bar
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool - Seasonal
Food & beverage:

Internationally recognised chef Ramon Freixa invites you to experience Ávalon, a warm and modern space where you can enjoy a dining pleasure that is a treat for all your senses at any time of the day. Indulge in breakfast, lunch or dinner, or simply relax with a glass of wine or perhaps a cheeky cocktail. Considered the best chef in Spain, Freixa takes traditional Catalan dishes and adapts them to create modern and innovative food while always using seasonal products. Ávalon pays homage to day-to-day cooking whilst incorporating Freixa’s creativity and ingenuity.

Sky Bar, located in one of the most spectacular pools in the city centre, is a privileged experience exclusive to guests. The bar provides spectacular views of the neighbouring Born district and is the perfect place to enjoy a drink in a relaxing environment before a good dinner in Ávalon Restaurant.

Important information & conditions:

From 1st November 2012 a tourist tax of EUR 2.48 per person (from the age of 16) per night applies, with a maximum of 7 nights' charge per person.

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