Grand Hotel Central Barcelona

Set right in the heart of the city, beside Barcelona Cathedral, the hotel has spectacular views of the whole Gothic district and ancient city walls.

Its outstanding location encourages guests to take a stroll out. Just a stone’s throw away there are some of the most interesting parts of the city: the Rambles, the Plaça Catalunya, the surprising Born district, the most popular museums, the best shops or the pleasant Passeig Marítim.

Nearby, a new attractive neighbourhood has emerged in the last few years called “ Barrio del Born” full of amazing shops, cafés, bars and designer restaurants, all spread throughout narrow streets and luminous squares. If you want to relax, near the hotel you can enjoy the beaches and the Mediterranean atmosphere that Barcelona still maintains.

More about this hotel


Fitness Center

For those who like to keep fit, we have a well-equipped fitness centre with the latest technologies available to hotel guests.

Pool, Outdoor

Probably the most spectacular pool in the centre of Barcelona, guests can sunbathe and relax in the infinity swimming pool, whose smooth surface blends with the rooftops of the neighbouring Born district and the sea.

Business Center

Audiovisual systems, computer equipment hire, photocopy and fax service, printers and other external services you may require such as translators, hostesses, secretaries, flight reservations, vehicle hire and high-speed Internet connection.

Meetings and Events

Grand Hotel Central has great experience in arranging events and provides personalized attention. We know that taking care of little details is essential.

Work meetings, conventions, presentations, press conferences, business events, etc. The hotel offers custom-designed solutions during the organisation before and during the event. Good cooking, modern facilities, an outstanding location and easy access. Sure to make your meeting a success!

Up to 15 guests

If the event is for a small group we can put forward numerous alternatives. We want our proposal to prove useful and appealing for you. We can combine four elegantly decorated rooms with all the technology necessary. We have different spaces for restaurant services. Our aim is to help you with a personalized service to organise any event with activities both inside and outside the hotel.

To 40 guests

We know that from 15 participants care for little details and impeccable organisation are the keys to success. We can offer you the combination of different areas for the event to be dynamic. Discover, for example, the spectacular views beside the swimming pool whilst enjoying a cocktail and the tempting cooking of Ramón Freixa.
A person from our team will coordinate all the activities and needs that you might have. We can also suggest different plans and activities outside the hotel.

Over 40 guest

The luxury of exclusive use of areas. Not only do we want to propose a superb conference room or the possibility of reserving the whole “Sky bar” zone and the swimming pool for you to relax by, but we can also suggest exclusively reserving either of the 2 rooms in the restaurant.

And what’s more, we can if necessary offer you a wide range of meeting rooms with space for up to 300 persons in the building adjacent to the hotel.
Remember that a person from our team is at your disposal before and during the event to coordinate and work out all your requirements.


“Rooms are sleek, simple and softly furnished… the soundproofing is superb”
The Independent On Sunday

Each of the 147 quiet spacey rooms in the Grand Hotel Central has a number of little details and services, which, along with the elegant atmosphere, create an atmosphere of luxury and comfort. There are 65 double rooms, 30 Superior twin, 30 Superior King rooms and 22 spectacular Suites.


Large comfortable exterior rooms. Large windows and high ceilings. Fitted out in a comfortable elegant style.
From 24 square metres.

Conceived to convey the utmost well-being, each room has:

Two beds 2 x 1 metres in size
A 27″ LCD television
A DVD, CD and MP3 player
International TV channels
I-Home, audio and alarm clock system for IPOD, IPHONE and MP3
Large desk
Safe that can be used for a laptop computer
Complete minibar service
High-speed Internet connection
Individual reading lamps with adjustable intensity
Large bathtub (175 x 80 cm)
“Hansgrohe” tap fittings and shower with hydro massage option
Anti-steam mirror with makeup light
Large wardrobes


Completely soundproofed
Opaque electrically-operated curtains
Independent heating/air conditioning
100% Egyptian cotton sheets


Sophisticated Gilchrist & Soames bathroom amenities
Bathrobes available
Ergonomic bathroom slippers
Professional hair dryer
Illuminated full-length mirror
Selection of CDs and DVDs available
24h. Laundry service
24h. Room service
Concierge service
Airport transfer service

Superior Twin

The same level of luxury, comfort and services as the Central room but with more space to enjoy your stay here with us.

All the Superior rooms are located in the parts of the building with the best views of the city.
From 27 square metres.

Superior King

The same level of luxury, comfort and services as the Superior Twin room but with a comfortable king size bed. These rooms are located in the parts of the building with the best views of the city.

Deluxe King City

With the same details and services as the Superior room, a unique bright room thanks to its 5 large windows around the room giving an incredible panoramic view of the city.
The high level of services also has:
Welcome Gift
Late check-out option depending on availability
King Size bed (2 x 2 metres)
From 30 square metres.


A large room for people seeking the most exclusive views of the monument area of the city.
We include the same services distinguishing our accommodation proposal, adding:

Welcome Gift
Late check-out option depending on availability
King Size bed (2 x 2 metres)
Area reserved for reading and rest
Large bathroom with separate shower and bathtub
Panoramic format television
From 40 square metres.

Master Suite

Luxury is often a matter of the greatest space. That is why our Master Suite offers the highest level of service and amenities with its own area for leisure and work fitted with comfortable sofas. It is also the ideal room to enjoy the city as a family, as its two areas are totally separate.

Apart from the services given in all our rooms this also offers the following details:

Welcome Gift
Late check-out option depending on availability
King Size bed (2 x 2 metres)
Two separate areas

Large bathroom with separate shower and bathtub
Panoramic format television

Gastronomy & Bar

Restaurant Ávalon

The restaurant Ávalon has something of the hotel’s grown-up sense of style, with moody lighting and unfussy decor…”

Hotel guests have convenient access to the Ávalon Restaurant & Café, where they can enjoy a fresh style of imaginative cooking with character proposed by Ramón Freixa (awarded with 2 Michelin star at his restaurant) in an informal, modern and cosy setting.


“the hotel recently renovated rooftop Sky Bar offers visitors the chance to enjoy sprawling views of the city while sipping on an Ávalon cocktail…”

One of the most spectacular places in the city. The best “pool bar” in one of the cities with the best climate in the world. The best views, relaxation, good music… discover this urban oasis reserved for hedonists and everyone who wants to really enjoy their time.


Grand Hotel Central Barcelona

Via Layetana, 30
Barcelona , 08003, Spain
Tel. +34 93 295 7900


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