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Grand Hotel Central

Barcelona, Spain

The Grand Hotel Central, located in the chic Gothic district in the heart of Barcelona offers a sophisticated yet relaxed environment to enjoy away from the bustle and buzz of the vibrant city. Enjoy a cocktail on the fabulous rooftop terrace at sunset.

At a Glance

  • Great rooftop bar with spectacular views across the city

  • Fantastic central location in the cool el Born district in the Gothic Quarter

  • Lovely rooms with huge windows looking out to Barcelona Cathedral

  • Probably the best pool in Barcelona!

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Insider's View

Head up to the fabulous rooftop bar and enjoy a cocktail while watching the sun set over the city.

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Insider's View

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Call us on 858 345 1764 to start planning your vacation to Grand Hotel Central or take a look at our itineraries to Barcelona


The Grand Hotel Central is situated in the trendy El Born district in the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona. Surrounded by narrow cobbled streets lined with lively restaurants, bars and designer boutiques, the location is fantastic and the hotel, provides a quiet retreat in which to relax after a busy day sightseeing.

The Grand Hotel Central, housed in a grand 20th century building, is elegantly decorated in an urban minimalist style with wooden floors throughout, wrought iron lamps, neoclassical stairways and low-level sleek, dark furniture which is complemented by the muted color scheme. The 147 bedrooms are contemporary and comfortable and have big windows; most of which face onto Barcelona Cathedral, the Gothic district or the ancient city walls.

The hotel's restaurant, Avalon, is headed up by Ramon Freixa who successfully experiments with traditional Catalan recipes and local produce to deliver innovative and exciting dishes. The highlight of the Grand Hotel Central is the fabulous roof top infinity pool open during the warmer months. There are sunbeds and a rooftop bar making it the perfect place to enjoy a delicious cocktail while admiring the stunning views across the city while the sun sets.

The hotel also has a gym equipped with state of the art equipment, a spa with a few treatments rooms, a sauna and a steam room.


Contemporary styled rooms with natural light and high ceilings, soft natural colors, warm wooden floors and fully equipped bathrooms that create an air of calm and elegance.


Head chef Ramón Freixa delivers exciting and delicious creations with his most "homely" cooking combining Catalan recipes with local produce.

Next to the restaurant you'll find The City Bar: mojitos, gin & tonics, great music, sandwiches, salads and the finest coffees, teas, hot chocolates, and during the summer months head up to the roof and discover the fabulous rooftop terrace and Sky Bar and you'll have the best view of Barcelona.

There is also a gym, sauna, steam room and spa.


Barcelona does not need musings on what to do. There is so much on offer - art, architecture, shopping and dining. The hotel will happily help you to arrange your day based on your preferred interests and activities.

Location & Directions

Barcelona, Spain

The Grand Hotel Central is fantastically located in el Born district in the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona.

When to go

The weather in Barcelona is pleasant during the majority of the year. Throughout the summer months, from July to September, the temperature is likely to be between 20 and 30°C, while the city and beaches are busy with tourists. May and June are some of the best months to visit Barcelona, as temperatures are around 20°C and the streets are quieter. During the winter months the temperature dips to an average of 10°C and rain is more likely.

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