Grand Hotel Central Barcelona

The rooftop pool at the Grand Hotel Central in Barcelona
The entrance of the Grand Hotel Central in Barcelona, Spain
The lobby at the Grand Hotel Central in Barcelona, Spain
A bedroom at the Grand Hotel Central in Barcelona, Spain
The pool at the Grand Hotel Central in Barcelona, Spain
The rooftop pool at the Grand Hotel Central in Barcelona
The entrance of the Grand Hotel Central in Barcelona, Spain
The lobby at the Grand Hotel Central in Barcelona, Spain
A bedroom at the Grand Hotel Central in Barcelona, Spain
The pool at the Grand Hotel Central in Barcelona, Spain
The rooftop pool at the Grand Hotel Central in BarcelonaThe entrance of the Grand Hotel Central in Barcelona, SpainThe lobby at the Grand Hotel Central in Barcelona, SpainA bedroom at the Grand Hotel Central in Barcelona, SpainThe pool at the Grand Hotel Central in Barcelona, Spain

The dominant 1920s façade of Grand Hotel Central hides a very contemporary retreat known for its stylish roof terrace complete with an infinity pool.

By JAY KAY
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  • Barcelona just loves the concoction of historic architecture and contemporary designs and Grand Hotel Central is just another fine example.

    On the outside, it is grand and worthy of its historic surroundings. While on the inside the 169 rooms have been furnished to high standards of crisp white linen, polished wooden floors and soft modern furnishing. Items such as fast internet, the latest hi-tech gadgets, and luxury bathrooms with anti-steam mirrors come as standard.

    Good to Know

    The infinity rooftop pool goes right to the edge of the building. A fantastic spot to watch the sun go down.

    All rooms have been soundproofed for a quiet night sleep.

    While staying here you might wish to try Avalon, Grand Central Hotel’s restaurant run by Barcelona’s answer to Heston Blumenthal. Chef Ramon Freixa has become known and frequently awarded for unexpected flavours fusing traditional Catalan cuisine.

  • Accommodation

    169 rooms – Central, Superior King or Twin, Deluxe City King, Loft, and Master Suite.

    Top rooms – all rooms are spacious and well appointed but the Loft and Master Suites come with extras.

    Prices start from £150 a night, not always including breakfast.

    Eat & Drink

    Avalon is run by Barcelona’s answer to Heston Blumenthal. Chef Ramon Freixa has become known and frequently awarded for unexpected flavours fusing traditional Catalan cuisine.

    Next to the rooftop pool, the Sky Bar is a superb place for a cocktail offset by the city skyline any time of the day.

    Activities

    Your can start your day with a rooftop swim followed by a session in the hotel’s fitness room.

    Relaxation

    In the Wellness is your opportunity to rejuvenate with the help of professional massage therapists.

    Essentials

    Parking – underground public car park about 100m from the hotel. Charges apply.

    Wifi – available throughout but charges apply.

    Room service – 24/7.

    Children – welcome. Under 12s stay for free otherwise there is a charge of €50 for an extra bed. Cots are available and babysitting can be arranged.

    Pets – not allowed to our knowledge.

  • Grand Hotel Central
    30 Via Laietana
    Barcelona 08003

Updated: 11 February 2014