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Grand Hotel Central Barcelona - Luxury holidays to Barcelona

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  • About this holiday

    The five-star Grand Hotel Central Barcelona is marvelously placed for exploring the city, sat on Via Laietana which connects the seafront to the old town. Interiors are eclectic and modern, whilst the exterior architecture harks back to the building's 1920s beginning. A rooftop terrace boasts a chic infinity pool that maximises outstanding urban views, and by night this area is lit by neon blue hues as Skybar comes to life.

    The journey and how you get there


    Included in your holiday

    Expressions Holidays includes scheduled flights with British Airways London to Barcelona and bed and breakfast accommodation.

    Holiday prices

    Sample prices for Grand Hotel Central are per person based on two people sharing a Central Twin or King room.
    Low season from £920 per person for 3 nights.
    High season from £1090 per person for 3 nights.
    The prices displayed here are a guide only for this hotel and each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect the actual flight costs and all up-to-date special offers.

    Special Offers

    • Spain 2019 autumn early booking offer
      Book a holiday of at least 7 nights to Spain by 31 August 2019 for stays between now and 31 December 2019 and receive a reduction of £50 per person.
    • Spain 2020 early booking offer
      Book a holiday of at least 10 nights to Spain by 30 September 2019 for stays between 1 April and 30 September 2020 and receive a reduction of £100 per person.

    Hotel code


    Our opinion

    Stylish central Barcelona hang-out that mixes original 1920s architecture and modern interiors.

    Hotel description

    Perfect for a stylish city break to the artistic city of Barcelona, the five-star Grand Hotel Central embodies a sophisticated aura that harks back to the building’s 1920s beginning. Having been sympathetically renovated to complement the building’s original style, Grand Hotel Central now strikes a compromise between old and new. Grand doorways open to reveal spaces that blend chic modern décor with original features. Bold blocks of colour, contemporary lighting and a minimalist scattering of statement features contrast high, coffered ceilings and soaring columns.
    Each of the 147 guestrooms is minimal and comfortable, decked with fine linen, top quality fittings and soothing colour schemes to create a relaxing space in which to unwind after a day travelling this most vibrant Spanish city.
    Situated beside Barcelona Cathedral, the Grand Hotel Central occupies a prime location for exploring the city. Stroll out the hotel’s doors and find yourself on Via Laietana, which runs from the seafront to the old town. When you get tired of exploring by foot, guests at the Grand Hotel Central can retreat to a rooftop terrace to gain an aerial perspective of Barcelona. A chic and sophisticated space, it is without a doubt the statement piece of the entire hotel. Here, a slick infinity pool stretches to a spine-tingling drop at the building’s edge, providing vast, one-of-a-kind views over the city.
    Skybar is a marvellous addition that reflects the sleepless city’s cosmopolitan appeal, with its stylish and contemporary atmosphere. Angular wooden benches are angled towards each other to create intimate booths that are lit by candlelight and mood lighting. Neon blue lighting can be seen to mirror the city lights that surround this rooftop spot. Avalon Restaurant and Café is another location in which to indulge at the Grand Hotel Central. Overseen by the two-Michelin starred chef Ramon Friexa, divine cuisine is served in a fashionable and sleek space decorated in a deep colour palette. The hotel’s Wellness Suite offers an altogether different menu of sensory and indulgent experiences. Enter this aromatic space and be pampered after a tiring day of exploration. A stylish, modern hotel in an excellent location for exploring the city.



    Official star rating


    Annual opening

    All year

    Distance from airport

    15 minutes from Barcelona Airport

    Closest airport

    Barcelona Airport

    Room types

    The Grand Hotel Central Barcelona has 147 rooms, all with DVD and CD facilities, satellite TV, Ipod docking station, safe, free minibar, Wi-Fi and hairdryer. Connecting rooms are available on request. Rooms are divided into the following categories:
    Standard Twin or King Room
    Executive Twin or King Room
    Superior Twin or King Room
    Deluxe City View Room
    Junior Suite
    Suite - can accommodate 2 adults and 2 children
    Grand Suite - can accommodate 2 adults only
    Apartment - made up of a Grand Suite and Superior Twin

    Hotel facilities and services

    Restaurant and Café, Bar, Rooftop terrace, Outdoor swimming pool, Wellness Centre, Fitness Centre, Library, WiFi, Concierge, 24-hour laundry, 24-hour room service, Airport transfer upon request, 24-hour car park.

    Water sports

    Land sports

    Out and aboutnearby/local interest

    Located in the centre of Barcelona near to the Cathedral and the Picasso museum. The central location means that it is within easy reach of Barcelona's many other sites including Las Ramblas, Gaudi's buildings and the beach.

    Sports nearby


    Cots are available on request and free of charge for infants up to 3 years old. Extra beds can be added to selected suites for a supplement. Connectin rooms available upon request.

    Minimum stays

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