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Grand Hotel Central

Grand Hotel Central

Grand Hotel Central

Grand Hotel Central

Grand Hotel Central

Grand Hotel Central

Grand Hotel Central

Address Via Laietana 30; 08003 Barcelona
by Pare Gallifa
Neighbourhood El Born | See on map
Metro Jaume I [L4]
Telephone +34 93 295 7900
Website http://www.grandhotelcentral.com
Price EUR 165-675 | Check availability

Well-designed, with a buzzing in-house bar and restaurant, and service that is fine if not outstanding, by all means and purposes Grand Hotel Central is another run-of-the-mill Barcelona boutique hotel. However, wedged right between shopping hub El Born and the historic Gothic Quarter, the location and pool give it a favourable edge.

Converted from office blocks, it avoids the hubbub of Via Laietana via a long entrance hallway leading into a calming oasis of minimalist design. The 147 rooms and suites are tastefully decorated and reasonably sized, all measuring 24 square meters and up, with all the modern cons that you’d expect, including Wi-Fi.

The fitness room is tiny but functional for an emergency work-out, and compensated for by what is perhaps the most spectacular rooftop bar and infinity pool in the centre of Barcelona. Non-staying guests will have to wait until 20:30 before allowed access to the Skybar (though a confident stroll straight to the lifts will usually go unnoticed).

What others say

Tablet Hotels

18.0 of 20. Inside it’s well-equipped for business or pleasure; each of the 147 guest rooms features crisp white linens, spotless glass doors, a large flat-screen television, high-speed internet access, and conveniences like an oversized work desk, a hands-free telephone, and ruthlessly efficient soundproofing. Luxurious bathrooms contain anti-steam mirrors and roomy bathtubs. And fully half of the guest quarters are actually rather extravagant, either expanded Executive rooms or full-fledged suites, with high ceilings and huge windows facing out to the cathedral.

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