9.2
Exceptional
/10
(113 reviews)See what guests said
Housekeeping6
Swimming Pool4
Food & Dining2
See map
9.7
Exceptional
Location rating score
Exceptional location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Popular landmarks
Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic)250 m
La Boqueria600 m
Casa Batllo1.31 km
Barceloneta Beach1.44 km
La Pedrera Casa Mila1.87 km
Sagrada Familia2.1 km
Magic Fountain of Montjuic2.64 km
Sant Pau Recinte Modernista2.96 km
Parc Guell3.89 km
Camp Nou4.59 km
Nearby landmarks
Continuara Comics10 m
Roman Fort90 m
Placa del Rei90 m
Salo del Tinell90 m
Capella de Santa Agata90 m
Mirador del Rei Marti90 m
Villa del Arte Galleries90 m
Mercat Gotic100 m
Asociacion Raices y Cultura100 m
Palau del Lloctinent110 m
Grand Hotel Central
Standard Grand Hotel Central
Lobby Grand Hotel Central
Swimming pool [outdoor] Grand Hotel Central
See all 65 photos
Removed from saved list
5-star Hotel
Free Wi-Fi
2018

Grand Hotel Central

Via Layetana, 30, Gotic, Barcelona, Spain, 08003 - See map
Wellness activities
Spa & Beauty
Fitness & Pool
Mind - Body
Property highlightsRead all 113 reviews
Exceptional reputation
Recommended by 100% of guests
Exceptional service
9.6 rating for service
Exceptional cleanliness
9.5 rating for cleanliness
Excellent facilities on premise
8.9 facilities on premise

This is a wonderful hotel - the location is great, the rooms are lovely, but what makes it extraordinary is the staff.

Nicole | March 15, 2017

The staff and location.

Kawaljit | November 26, 2017

  • 130 meters to public transportation

  • Airport transfer

  • Located in heart of Barcelona

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Sauna

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Barcelona every 25 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money8.6
Distance to city center0.2 Km
Location rating9.7
Nearest airportBarcelona-El Prat Airport (BCN)
Distance to airport12.2 km

Rooms available at Grand Hotel Central

8.4
Excellent
Room comfort & quality
Executive
Executive
...
  • Room size: 24 m²/258 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 king bed or 2 single beds
Enter dates to see prices
Junior Suite
Junior Suite
...
  • Room size: 38 m²/409 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 king bed
Enter dates to see prices
Deluxe
Deluxe
...
  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 double bed
Enter dates to see prices
Grand Suite
Grand Suite
...
  • Room size: 60 m²/646 ft²
  • Shower and bathtub
  • 1 king bed
Enter dates to see prices
Family Room
Family Room
...
  • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 king bed and 1 sofa bed
Enter dates to see prices
Standard
Standard
...
  • Room size: 22 m²/237 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 single beds or 1 king bed
Enter dates to see prices
Superior
Superior
...
  • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 king bed or 2 single beds
Enter dates to see prices
Suite
Suite
...
  • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
  • Shower and bathtub
  • 1 king bed and 1 sofa bed
Enter dates to see prices
Family Room (3 Adults + 1 Child)
Family Room (3 Adults + 1 Child)
...
  • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
  • Shower and bathtub
  • 1 king bed and 1 sofa bed
Enter dates to see prices
Junior Suite (3 Adults)
Junior Suite (3 Adults)
...
  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • Shower and bathtub
  • 1 king bed
Enter dates to see prices

Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Grand Hotel Central?

Check-in is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The property offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to Grand Hotel Central?

Grand Hotel Central is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind. Just use the Let us know what you need section of the booking page to let the hotel know you want to book a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service with prices and more information. A stay at Grand Hotel Central also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the property's convenient shuttle service. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Grand Hotel Central has a car park that's close to the property. Car parking is available for an additional charge. Parking options include a full-service valet for total ease. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Barcelona with private transportation, the hotel can arrange car rental for you.

What is the smoking policy at Grand Hotel Central?

Grand Hotel Central does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas. The property offers its guests both smoking and non-smoking rooms. You can request your preferred room type during booking, but please keep in mind that rooms are subject to availability.

See map
Explore the neighborhood

What people love about Grand Hotel Central

  • 9.6
    Exceptional
    Location

    "Gothic district, great restaurants, Ramla, port, beach all within walking distance."

    Christoph

    |

    September 30, 2018

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    "The rooms are modern and well appointed with very comfortable furnishings."

    Katherine

    |

    July 11, 2017

  • 9.6
    Exceptional

    "Comfy beds, lovely linen, big fluffy towels, slippers, dressing gown."

    Louise

    |

    September 22, 2018

Property ranking|Compared to 3,530 Barcelona properties
See all rankings
Location score
9.7/10
Service score
9.6/10
Cleanliness score
9.5/10
Review score - United States
9.4/10
Better than
99
%
of Barcelona properties
Better than
99
%
of Barcelona properties
Better than
99
%
of Barcelona properties
Better than
99
%
of Barcelona properties
Up to 30% off with Agoda Insider Deals!

Prices drop the moment you sign in!

Sign in now
Overall rating:
9.2
Exceptional
113 reviews
Cleanliness
9.5
Facilities
8.9
Location
9.7
Read all reviews >
What travelers say they love:
Attended a conference at one of the big hotels outside the c...
Christoph from United Arab Emirates
Couple
More about Grand Hotel Central

More about Grand Hotel Central

Grand Hotel Central is situated between the Gothic quarter and El Born, a popular district full of shops, bars, and restaurants of design. The most well-known beaches, the Ramblas or Plaza Catalunya, are only a few minutes away by foot. The 147 spacious rooms and suites here are fully equipped, creating an elegant and chic ambiance. The rooftop swimming pool and the Skybar are some of the most famous in Europe. The bar serves the best cocktails around, the restaurant cooks up relaxed, Mediterranean food, and the Gallery is full of "Made in Barcelona" creativity.

The restaurant offers fresh, relaxed Mediterranean cooking designed for sharing with friends. The chefs use market produce and offer healthy options.

Grand Hotel Central is a place in the city center where you can organize private events, including an optional DJ and a wide selection of group menus.

Show less

Most talked about facilities

Swimming Pool
8 mentions
Breakfast
2 mentions
Housekeeping
2 mentions
Food & Dining
1 mention

What they offer

10.0
Exceptional
Staff 

"A perfectly situated hotel with excellent service provided b..."

Katherine

|

July 11, 2017

View all reviews
Show less

Nearest essentials

Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
Show less

Food and dining

Breakfast options

Vegetarian
Vegan
Gluten-free

Restaurants on site

City Bar & Restaurant
Cuisine:Local
Menu:Buffet

Nearby restaurants

Spanish cuisine
Spanish cuisine
La Gallera
Spanish
Subway
40 m Spanish, Vegetarian
Evinia
160 m Spanish
American cuisine
American cuisine
Bernie's Diner
180 m American, Central American, South American
Popcorner
260 m American
LA CENTRAL
300 m American, Bar, Fast food
Mediterranean cuisine
Mediterranean cuisine
Como el agua
40 m Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian
Taverria del bisbe
110 m Mediterranean, Spanish
Restaurante Flamenco Nervion
150 m Mediterranean, Spanish

What's nearby

Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
Show less

Property's guest policies

Show less

Some helpful facts

Show less

Reviews of Grand Hotel Central from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
Agoda Reviews (113)Booking.com Reviews (1037)
9.2
/
10
Exceptional
Cleanliness9.5
Facilities8.9
Location9.7
Room comfort and quality8.4
Service9.6
Value for money8.6
High score for Barcelona
Rating
9+ Exceptional (35)
8-9 Excellent (13)
7-8 Very Good (4)
6-7 Good (2)
<6 Below Expectation (2)
Time of the year
Mar - May (8)
Jun - Aug (26)
Sep - Nov (18)
Dec - Feb (4)
Don't miss out!Users are booking a place in Barcelona every 25 minutes on Agoda.com
All guests (113)
All room types
All languages

Show reviews that mention 

Showing 56 verified guest comments
123
10.0
Exceptional
Kelly from United Kingdom
Couple
Standard
Stayed 4 nights in August 2019

Exceptional”

We absolutely loved our stay at The Grand Hotel Central, from the moment we arrived until the moment we left the staff could not do enough for us, they were all so friendly and helpful. Our room was lovely so modern and clean, and the huge bed was so comfy. We loved the rooftop pool bar it was so peaceful and chilled up there with amazing views. We can’t wait to visit the beautiful city of Barcelona again and stay at this wonderful hotel again.

Reviewed August 19, 2019
9.2
Exceptional
Nicole from United States
Solo traveler
Standard
Stayed 3 nights in March 2017

The staff make this hotel great!”

This is a wonderful hotel - the location is great, the rooms are lovely, but what makes it extraordinary is the staff. Absolutely everyone I encountered was extremely kind and helpful. I have never experienced such wonderful treatment at any hotel. I would highly recommend Grand Hotel Central to anyone visiting Barcelona.

Reviewed March 15, 2017
10.0
Exceptional
Arthur from United States
Couple
Superior
Stayed 3 nights in October 2016

A fantastic place”

The Grand Hotel Central was a wonderful place. It is a short distance from the water where you can walk or run for miles. It is also very well located to see many of the major sights in Barcelona. The hotel itself was beautiful, great rooms and a fantastic staff.

Reviewed October 07, 2016
10.0
Exceptional
Nancy from United States
Solo traveler
Stayed 4 nights in August 2015

Expectations met at Grand Hotel Central”

Great service, terrific rooftop, convenient location

My friends and I enjoyed our 3 nights at the Grand Hotel Central. We spent each afternoon at the rooftop pool after a day of touring Barcelona. The staff were very friendly and helpful and the location was great for us. Very convenient to shops/bars/restaurants.

Reviewed August 27, 2015
9.6
Exceptional
Nomha from South Africa
Group
Standard
Stayed 6 nights in July 2018

Great location, best roof top bar & best concierge service!”

The hotel is central, a walking distance to most top attractions. Tastefully decorated & well maintained rooms. The roof top pool & bar is one of the best in terms of views, service & plays great music. The concierge had amazing recommendations for us - the service from all hotel staff is just amazing! Free mini-bar and Cava in the hotel lounge 👌🏾. The rooms are well insulated / this is important in city like Barcelona!

Reviewed July 14, 2018
10.0
Exceptional
Charles from United States
Couple
Standard
Stayed 1 night in August 2019

Great Hotel located walking distance from shops”

Hotel staff was exceptional! I was greeted immediately upon walking in to the hotel and was offered drinks and also had my bags brought up to the room. My room was ready immediately and the bell hop also provided a full tour of our room and explained how to use all of the amenities! The receptionist at the front desk was also helpful and explained different places to hangout in Barcelona and how to be safe in the city. Barcelona is a very safe city, just be smart with your bags and wallets! Keep them zipped up and keep values at the bottom of your bag. Also, keep a copy of your passport in your wallet and keep the original in the safe in your room!

Reviewed August 24, 2019
10.0
Exceptional
Charles from United States
Couple
Standard
Stayed 1 night in August 2019

High End Hotel with Great Service”

From the moment you step into the door, the service there is exceptional! Everyone is always ready to assist you with your bags and great you with a big hello. My wife and I stayed here twice during our Trip and when we arrived at 830am, they were able to accommodate us and give us a complementary room upgrade so she can get into our room and freshen up after a long travel day! The hotel was very safe and right down the block from one of the main strips in Barcelona. Would highly recommend this place if you are unfamiliar with the area and have poor Spanish like myself. The hotel concierge easily booked us taxis and the bell hops would fetch us cabs whenever we needed as well as translate the destinations for us (which was a big help)

Reviewed August 24, 2019
10.0
Exceptional
Katherine from South Africa
Family with teens
Executive
Stayed 1 night in June 2017

Exceptional”

A perfectly situated hotel with excellent service provided by welcoming and helpful staff. The rooms are modern and well appointed with very comfortable furnishings. The facilities include a great roof top bar and pool providing fantastic views over the Barcelona skyline.

Reviewed July 11, 2017
10.0
Exceptional
Rachael from United Kingdom
Couple
Superior
Stayed 4 nights in April 2019

Everything about this hotel was perfect - staff, location, service.”

We could not fault this hotel in any way and would definitely recommend it for a perfect stay in Barcelona. The location was perfect and the staff were excellent in every way - nothing was too much trouble from the moment we arrived until we left.

Reviewed April 23, 2019
9.6
Exceptional
Louise from United Kingdom
Group
Executive
Stayed 4 nights in September 2018

Amazing hotel.....”

Where to begin? I stayed here for my 50th birthday with three friends. On arrival at check-in was greeted with a glass of cava. I booked 2 rooms and both were upgraded. Wow, a lovely room. Comfy beds, lovely linen, big fluffy towels, slippers, dressing gown...the bathroom was minimalist, monsoon shower. good toiletries including bath salts! The room had nespresso machine and a free mini-bar with water, coke, beer, crips and smarties! At night we had a turn down service. The sky bar and roof-top pool was great - that was the main reason I booked and I was not disappointed. The staff were amazing. Jaime, one of the managers was exceptional. I gave some feedback about an issue which he said was appreciated. He came to see me personally (it was a small niggle - and I hope he didn't go away thinking I was a complete moaner!). The front staff were very helpful. This is one of the best hotels I have ever stayed in. Nothing was too much trouble. I'd love to return. It is fabulous! Go stay!

Reviewed September 22, 2018
9.0
Exceptional
Katie from United Kingdom
Couple
Superior
Stayed 4 nights in July 2014

This was a great hotel for a city break.”

The staff were really friendly and helpful and everything was a walk away, we bought mrt tickets for the three days we were there but didn't really need them. The hotel breakfast was excellent.

This trip was our honeymoon and we had a fantastic stay. The staff were really accommodating and went out if their way to help us. There were fantastic restaurants on our door step and the hotel was also very close to the beach and harbourfront. The rooms were spacious and the beds were very comfortable. We enjoyed the nespresso in our room too. The breakfast was perfect and catered for all preferences it also went on until 12;00 so you could enjoy a lye in! The hotel had a lovely bar and pool on the top floor which gave spectacular views of the city and had a great atmosphere. We would reccomend this hotel to anyone.

Reviewed July 26, 2014
8.8
Excellent
Gadala
Couple
Standard
Stayed 4 nights in August 2019

Excellent”

The hotel is very clean and in a great area close to many attractions. The Gòtic area is very nice close to many restaurants and all kinds of stores. The hotel restaurant is very expensive and small. We didn’t eat at the restaurant or included the breakfast which was 29 euros per person instead we ate at little restaurant around the corner for 7 Euros per person about $14 dollars total.. I was disappointed that the gym was very small and didn’t have a treadmill luckily I like spinning and they have a spinning bike. They proclaim to have a full gym which was far from the truth. The pool area is very nice. The room was small and it had only one chair which I found strange since it was two of us in the room and would have been nice to have two chairs so we can seat and have our coffee in the morning. The staff were friendly and accommodating.

Reviewed August 25, 2019
6.3
Good
simon from United Kingdom
Couple
Executive
Stayed 2 nights in May 2015

Nice hotel in great location”

location, pool, sun deck

We enjoyed a couple of days at the grand hotel central very friendly helpful staff on reception but poor service on the sun deck. Hotel is well located with good amenities however I don't feel it deserves five stars as bathroom was a little tatty service on rooftop poolside was not great and breakfast food selection a little dated i.e. no fresh juices or vegetable options.

Reviewed June 04, 2015
9.0
Exceptional
Manfred from Germany
Couple
Superior
Stayed 2 nights in December 2014

good place to stay”

good location, friendly staff,

very central, friendly stuff, good wifi (free) , close to everything you need to see in barca, all in walking distance

Reviewed December 15, 2014
8.3
Excellent
Matthew from United Kingdom
Couple
Executive
Stayed 3 nights in June 2015

Great pool”

Roof top pool, location, wifi

Hotel is in great location, and has a great roof top pool - but unfortunately it is public and open to even non-hotel guests making it extremely busy and hard to get a bed Beer prices are steep too at 6 euro a beer

Reviewed June 10, 2015
9.3
Exceptional
Lorraine from United Kingdom
Couple
Deluxe
Stayed 3 nights in November 2014

Brilliant hotel”

Lovely room, great staff and good bar.

Wonderful and the hotel was so close to the Cathederal, the Picasso museum and some of Gaudi's work. The staff are excellent ! We will definitely return and recommend his hotel to our friends !

Reviewed November 12, 2014
10.0
Exceptional
Richard from Canada
Couple
Standard
Stayed 2 nights in October 2019

Excellent Hotel in a Great Location”

This hotel is located at the centre of everything. This, coupled with a great staff and nice rooms makes it the perfect choice. Highly recommended.

Reviewed October 21, 2019
9.6
Exceptional
Christoph from United Arab Emirates
Couple
Standard
Stayed 2 nights in September 2018

Two extra nights in the city after a conference”

Great location, very friendly staff. Attended a conference at one of the big hotels outside the city and wanted to stay in the centre. Gothic district, great restaurants, Ramla, port, beach all within walking distance.

Reviewed September 30, 2018
10.0
Exceptional
Cornell from United States
Couple
Standard
Stayed 1 night in July 2019

Amazing Hotel”

The service was exceptional from the moment we checked in. All staff was friendly and attentive. The breakfast in the restaurant was also quite good! We would definitely stay there again recommend the hotel.

Reviewed July 12, 2019
9.7
Exceptional
Carlin from Philippines
Family with young children
Executive
Stayed 3 nights in July 2015

In the middle of everything”

location, infront of the church

We had an excellent stay in this hotel. We travelled as a group of 3 families with an infant, a toddler and 6 year old. The staff were all excellent. and the location is best for going to places.

Reviewed September 30, 2015
123
This is a popular property. Don't miss out!

Back to search results

Back to room choices

|

Dismiss

Grand Hotel Central
|Exceptional 9.2
×
Check in. Step out.
Experiences on Agoda. Because your room is just the beginning.

  • Exceptional location
  • Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic)
  • Jaume I Metro Station is within 0.13 km