9.2

Exceptional
/10
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Housekeeping6
Swimming Pool4
Food & Dining2
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9.7

Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Popular landmarks
Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic) 330 m
Palace of Catalan Music 360 m
Las Ramblas 580 m
La Boqueria 590 m
Casa Batllo 1.3 km
La Pedrera Casa Mila 1.7 km
Sagrada Familia 2.1 km
The Magic Fountain 2.6 km
Parc Guell 3.9 km
Camp Nou 4.6 km
Nearby landmarks
Continuara Comics 10 m
Palau Reial Major 80 m
Ramon Berenguer III 80 m
Roman Fort 90 m
Salo del Tinell 90 m
Capella de Santa Agata 90 m
Mirador del Rei Marti 90 m
Museu d'Historia de Barcelona - MUHBA 90 m
Villa del Arte Galleries 90 m
Mercat Gotic 100 m
Grand Hotel Central

"The staff were very accommodating and friendly."

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Grand Hotel Central

Via Layetana, 30, Gotic, Barcelona, Spain, 08003 - See map
Wellness
Everything you need for a rejuvenating retreat for both body and spirit.
Spa & Beauty
Massage
Sauna
Solarium
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Fitness center
Swimming pool [indoor]
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  • 130 meters to public transportation

  • Airport transfer

  • Located in heart of Barcelona

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Sauna

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Value for money8.6
Distance to city center0.2 Km
Location rating9.7
Nearest airportBarcelona-El Prat Airport (BCN)
Distance to airport12.5 km

Rooms available at Grand Hotel Central

Excellent
Room comfort & quality
8.4
Superior
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  • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 king bed or 2 single beds
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Junior Suite
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  • Room size: 38 m²/409 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 king bed
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Deluxe
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 double bed
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Family Room
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  • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 sofa bed and 1 king bed
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Grand Suite
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  • Room size: 60 m²/646 ft²
  • Shower and bathtub
  • 1 king bed
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Suite
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  • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
  • Shower and bathtub
  • 1 king bed and 1 sofa bed
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Executive Double or Twin Room
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  • Room size: 24 m²/258 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 king bed or 2 single beds
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Standard Double or Twin Room
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  • Room size: 22 m²/237 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 king bed or 2 single beds
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Family Room (3 Adults + 1 Child)
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  • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
  • Shower and bathtub
  • 1 king bed and 1 sofa bed
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Double Single Use Superior
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  • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
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Frequently asked questions

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

Check-in is from 02:00 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 hotel 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. A stay at Grand Hotel Central also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the hotel. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Grand Hotel Central has a car park that's close to the hotel. 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.

Is breakfast offered at Grand Hotel Central?

Wake up to a great buffet breakfast at Grand Hotel Central. Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 24 EUR if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the hotel.

What are my dining options at Grand Hotel Central?

Grand Hotel Central features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience.

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.

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What people love about Grand Hotel Central

  • 8.4

    Excellent
    Staff 

    "Excellent location and wonderful staffs"

    Lewis

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    October 15, 2018

  • 9.6

    Exceptional
    Bathroom

    "Good toiletries including bath salts!"

    Louise

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    September 22, 2018

  • 7.6

    Very good
    Cleanliness

    "The hotel itself is nice and clean."

    ashley

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    September 13, 2019

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9.7/10
Service score
9.6/10
Cleanliness score
9.5/10
Value for money score
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Overall rating:

9.2

Exceptional
114 reviews
Cleanliness
9.5
Facilities
8.9
Location
9.7
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What travelers say they love:
Nice, clean hotel, very conveniently located.
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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.

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Amenities and facilities
Excellent
Facilities

8.9

Most talked about facilities

Swimming Pool

8 mentions

Breakfast

2 mentions

Housekeeping

2 mentions

Food & Dining

1 mention

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Catalan
  • French
  • Spanish

Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Fitness center
  • Massage
  • Sauna
  • Solarium
  • Spa
  • Steamroom
  • Swimming pool [indoor]
  • Swimming pool [outdoor]
  • Ticket services
  • Tours

Cleanliness and safety

  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Face coverings on staff
  • First aid kit
  • Free face masks
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Hygiene certification
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Protective screens in common areas

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Kitchen
  • Poolside bar
  • Restaurants
  • Room service [24-hour]

Services and conveniences

  • Concierge
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Doorman
  • Dry cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Laundromat
  • Laundry service
  • Library
  • Luggage storage
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Salon
  • Shops
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area

For the kids

  • Babysitting service
  • Family room

Access

  • Check-in/out [express]
  • Check-in/out [private]
  • Check-in [24-hour]
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Pets allowed
  • Security [24-hour]

Getting around

  • Airport transfer
  • Bicycle rental
  • Car park [charges apply]
  • Car park [nearby]
  • Rental car
  • Shuttle service
  • Valet parking

Available in all rooms

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathrobes
  • Bathtub
  • Blackout curtains
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Desk
  • DVD/CD player
  • Free bottled water
  • Hair dryer
  • In-room safe box
  • Internet access – wireless
  • Kitchenette
  • LAN Internet in room [free]
  • Laptop safe box
  • Microwave
  • Mini bar
  • Non-smoking
  • Private bathroom
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite/cable channels
  • Shower
  • Slippers
  • Sofa
  • Soundproofing
  • Telephone
  • Toiletries
  • Wi-Fi [free]
Food and dining
Breakfast options
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Gluten-free
Restaurants on site

City Bar & Restaurant

  • Cuisine: Local
  • Menu: Buffet
Location
Via Layetana, 30, Gotic, Barcelona, Spain, 08003
Exceptional
Location

9.7

Airports

  • Barcelona-El Prat Airport (BCN)
    12.5 km 21 min drive
  • Girona-Costa Brava Airport (GRO)
    75.2 km

Public transportation

  • Jaume I Metro Station
    130 m
  • Urquinaona
    580 m

Hospital or clinic

  • Farmàcia Carbonell Peris, Beatriu
    110 m

Shopping

  • La Boqueria
    590 m

Convenience store

  • Carrefour Express
    2.3 km 11 min drive

Cash withdrawal

  • ATM
    70 m 1 min walk
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic)
    330 m
  • Palace of Catalan Music
    360 m
  • Las Ramblas
    580 m
  • La Boqueria
    590 m
  • Casa Batllo
    1.3 km
  • La Pedrera Casa Mila
    1.7 km
  • Sagrada Familia
    2.1 km
  • The Magic Fountain
    2.6 km
  • Parc Guell
    3.9 km
  • Camp Nou
    4.6 km

Nearby landmarks

  • Continuara Comics
    10 m
  • Palau Reial Major
    80 m
  • Ramon Berenguer III
    80 m
  • Roman Fort
    90 m
  • Salo del Tinell
    90 m
  • Capella de Santa Agata
    90 m
  • Mirador del Rei Marti
    90 m
  • Museu d'Historia de Barcelona - MUHBA
    90 m
  • Villa del Arte Galleries
    90 m
  • Mercat Gotic
    100 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
Property policies
Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Infant 0-5 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib available upon request
Children 6-11 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 12 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • Please note that the tax is not applicable to guests under the age of 16.
  • Please note that extra beds can be requested for the surcharge. Please contact the hotel beforehand because extra beds are subject to availability.
  • The credit card used for payment at the time of booking needs to be shown upon check-in.
  • Free City Wi-Fi is available in all guest rooms.
  • A complimentary minibar with soft drinks and snacks is available for guests and replenished daily.
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from14:00
  • Check-out until12:00

Getting around

  • Distance from city center0.2 Km
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)20

Extras

  • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)24 EUR

The property

  • Number of bars/lounges1
  • Number of floors7
  • Number of restaurants1
  • Number of rooms 147
  • Year property opened1926
  • Most recent renovation2005

Reviews of Grand Hotel Central from real guests

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9.2
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Exceptional
Cleanliness9.5
Facilities8.9
Location9.7
Room comfort and quality8.4
Service9.6
Value for money8.6
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10.0
Exceptional
Kelly from United Kingdom
Couple
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

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9.2
Exceptional
Nicole from United States
Solo traveler
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

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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

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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

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9.6
Exceptional
Nomha from South Africa
Group
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

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10.0
Exceptional
Charles from United States
Couple
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

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10.0
Exceptional
Charles from United States
Couple
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

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10.0
Exceptional
Katherine from South Africa
Family with teens
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

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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

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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

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9.6
Exceptional
Louise from United Kingdom
Group
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

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8.8
Excellent
Gadala
Couple
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

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6.3
Good
simon from United Kingdom
Couple
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

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8.3
Excellent
Matthew from United Kingdom
Couple
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

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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

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10.0
Exceptional
Richard from Canada
Couple
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

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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

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9.6
Exceptional
Christoph from United Arab Emirates
Couple
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

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10.0
Exceptional
Cornell from United States
Couple
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

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9.7
Exceptional
Carlin from Philippines
Family with young children
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

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