Visiting Grand Hotel Central, Barcelona

The Grand Hotel Central in Barcelona is a five star design hotel that serves central Barcelona in Spain. It is a metropolitan hotel in an exceptional location near to the city Cathedral and many restaurants and bars.

The Grand Hotel Central in Barcelona is in many ways a boutique hotel. Set on 7-8 floors it offers guests luxury rooms that instil a sense of extreme luxury. The decor in the hotel is modern and highly polished.

It is quite a darkly decorated hotel in terms of the choice of colors that adorn the walls and hotel interior. Of course this is a personal choice. The color scheme is unique as this is a ‘design hotel.’

Grand Hotel Central Guest Accommodation

The hotel has a perfect location between the Gothic district with its spectacular Cathedral or the ancient city walls and “el Born”.

Grand Hotel Central in Barcelona
The Grand Hotel Central in Barcelona is a five star design hotel that serves central Barcelona in Spain. It is a metropolitan hotel in an exceptional location near to the city Cathedral and many restaurants and bars.


The hotel offers guests 147 very spacious rooms & suites across 7-8 floors all with the best of modern hotel design. Its very famous infinity pool, Skybar, its City Restaurant serving market-fresh Mediterranean cuisine with local produce of the best quality.

The chic and stylish City Bar on the ground floor offers all day city dining including salads, tapas and a wide choice of signature cocktails selection surrounded by good music in a chilled and relaxing atmosphere. It is not often that you will feel that you do not want to leave you room and hotel but you will here.

Bedrooms at the Grand Hotel Central in Barcelona
The bedrooms at the Grand Hotel Central in Barcelona are modern, luxurious and very spacious. The guest bedrooms offer exceptional city views.

The Grand Hotel Central in Barcelona offers it’s guests a fantastic swimming rooftop pool. Easily one of the more splendid examples of rooftop swimming pools to be found in the world. The pool is open all year but can be chilly in winter months. The swimming pool though is heated during the summer months.

One of the Best Rooftop Swimming Pools

Good hotels with a rooftop pool can be hard to find. Surrounding the pool is a terrace area complete with a drinks bar and comfy sofa style seating. The bar also is only open during high season but hotel waiters will happily bring up drinks from the ‘City Bar’ situated on the ground floor below.

The terrace area surrounding the swimming pool area offers exceptional views of the Barcelona sky line on a clear day. The terrace is a excellent location to take a sunbed and relax in the hot sun. Alternatives to the The Grand Hotel Central in Barcelona might include the beach side ‘W’ Hotel. However this hotel is more expensive and we feel in a less desirable location. The Grand Central offers a much more personal service.

Why Visit The Grand Hotel Central in Barcelona

The Grand Hotel Central in Barcelona offers guests the best of both worlds location wise. Benefit from easy access to the city of Barcelona. The nearest metro station is close by and Barcelona must be one of the easiest cities to hail a taxi cab that we have come across.

The Grand Hotel Central in Barcelona
Pictured is the top floor pool area of the Grand Hotel Central in Barcelona.

As such the beach of Barcelona with its many bars and restaurants is in easy reach during warmer weather days. Other times shopping, city restaurants and snack bars and the famous La Rambla pedestrian precinct is all within easy reach. If you go here to La Rambla just watch out for pickpockets, as with many European cities you do need eyes in the back of your head.

Grand Hotel Central, Barcelona, Spain Videos

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About La Rambla in Barcelona

La Rambla is exactly 1.2 kilometres in length. Nearly everyone who visits Barcelona walks along it at some point during the trip. La Rambla was constructed in the year 1766. La Rambla follows the contours of the medieval city walls that had bounded this part of Barcelona since the 13th century. The Barcelona locals took La Rambla to their hearts straightaway.

In the city of Barcelona, which is a city of narrow, tight, winding streets, the Rambla was the only proper outdoor space where everyone could stroll and spend their leisure time. Because of its central city location, the Rambla became a meeting place for all the social classes of Barcelona city.

Bespoke Personal Service

The Grand Hotel Central in Barcelona offers guests a welcoming personal touch. This appreciable courtesy begins on arrival at the hotel and extends to the time of checkout and beyond. The staff cannot do enough to ensure that the stay in the hotel is perfect at all times.

The City Bar and Restaurant

The hotel operates a bar known as ‘The City Bar.’ This is a trendy, buzzy bar that serves cocktails and fine wines until late at night. If staying at the hotel it is very relaxing for pre dinner drinks. The hotel restaurant is also relaxing offering a good choice of cuisine, however Barcelona offers so many great restaurant choice you will want to head out and try a few different places.

Getting to The Grand Hotel Central in Barcelona

Flights are frequent into Barcelona. The Grand Hotel Central in Barcelona is about a 25 minute taxi ride in moderate traffic and you can pull up right outside. Alternatively there is a metro station situated about 100 yards from the hotel. The hotel is by the cathedral, so your driver should not get lost.

The next time a holiday in the Spanish city of Barcelona is on the cards. A stay in the Grand Hotel Central is more than recommended. The central location and personal touches ensure that this Barcelona boutique hotel is one of the finest places to stay in Barcelona.