Ratings based on 959 Verified Reviews

4.6 out of 5
95% of guests recommend
4.8 Room cleanliness
4.7 Service & staff
4.4 Room comfort
4.6 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from London

Excellent hotel, great location, superb staff

Posted 15-Aug-2017
This was our second time at the Grand Central, and it was every bit as good as we remembered. The room is not the biggest, but it's modern and well furnished. The staff are outstanding - friendly, helpful and ever ready to assist. But the real star of the hotel is the rooftop pool: it's perfect.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from ireland

Perfect

Posted 04-Aug-2017
Great rooms that are quiet. Restaurant has great food. Infinity pool on rooftop is perfect for sunabthing beside. Fantastic location in the gothic quarter.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Other
by A verified traveller from London, UK

Great hotel, well located

Posted 04-Aug-2017
Pros: Comfortable beds, friendly staff and amazing pool.
Cons: More than one beer in the mini bar as there were two of us it felt silly to be splitting the solo beer.
Location: Wandering and soaking up the atmosphere
We had a great experience at this hotel and the staff were always very happy to help whether it was bringing us an ironing board or helping us work out how to close the blinds in the middle of the night. The skybar and rooftop pool were fantastic and a perfect place to laze in the morning before heading out into the bustle of Barcelona. The hotel is in the perfect wandering spot where you can step out and just enjoy the streets and cafes of the city in any direction.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Dallas, TX

Amazing hotel!

Posted 03-Aug-2017
There is so much to say about this wonderful hotel. First and foremost the staff is amazing. Each one of them make you feel as if you were a guest in their own home. They are warm and welcoming at every turn. Food was absolutely delicious. Breakfast buffet has something for everyone. Housekeeping was excellent and our room was clean and neat every time we walked in. The front desk staff and bellman were all outstanding and do everything to make your stay perfect in every way. This is a hotel that truly understands hospitality. I cannot say enough wonderful things about this hotel and their staff.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Saint Paul, MN

great place without question

Posted 25-Jul-2017
Very comfortable room. Very helpful and attentive multilingual staff. Breakfast included was very good. Rooftop bar has a very nice view and nice lounge vibe. Very proximal to lots of great food in the barrio gothic. Would stay here again without question.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from R

Beautiful rooftop pool/bar in central Barcelona.

Posted 14-Jul-2017
Just amazing. FAB staff - when air con temporarily broke one night they were so apologetic. The next morning rang us when we were poolside having coffee to offer us free breakfast for rest of our stay (it was delicious). Modern and everything you need. Perfect location. Free mini bar so brilliant. Genuinely can't complain - this hotel is amazing and we'll be going back for sure. Marc on reception is WONDERFUL!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Scotts Valley, CA

Wonderful staff

Posted 13-Jul-2017
Pros: Staff, room, linens, amenities, pool, location, high-quality breakfast buffet, mini-fridge was free and replenished daily.
Cons: A small issue was at 10pm one evening, housekeeping mistakenly knocked/opened our door, it was a bit disconcerting. Earlier food service at pool.
Location: Next to the Cathedral with shops, easy walk to Las Ramblas. There is a grocery store next door.
We stayed for 3 days with our toddler and baby for 3 days and had a great experience. Immediately upon our arrival, the front desk staff were incredibly attentive, bringing us a tasty cappuccino and orange juice and water for our kids. Everytime we passed through the front desk area, the staff (notably Saúl, the front office manager) spent a lot of time interacting very sweetly with our littles, which was very much appreciated since this is a 5-star hotel, and sometimes hotels in this class don't completely welcome young children. The 3rd floor Master Suite we were in was beautiful but somewhat dark, as there was only a single window. There seemed to be some construction going on immediately next door to our room, as inches from our window there was scaffolding and we could see workers walking about. There was some loud hammering/building noises in the daytime but this did not seem to bother our napping children, and the noise was at a reasonable time of day. The room amenities (linens, robes, soaps) were lovely. Beautiful pool, high-quality breakfast buffet (most delicious pastries made daily), free items in mini-fridge replenished daily.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Posted 10-Jul-2017
Wonderful, chic hotel in a central location! Very friendly, helpful staff.
1 out of 5
by A verified traveller from NYC

Not a five star hotel

Posted 08-Jul-2017
Pros: Great recommendation for places to eat.
Cons: no commitment on the part of this hotel to provide five star service.
Location: location was good.
Small rooms with no room to move. Layout was odd because the light in the bathroom when on bothered anyone else who was sleeping. Bad service. At business center printer without a cartridge. The hotel charged a higher rate the second night.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from London

Like its name a Grand Hotel Central

Posted 30-Jun-2017
Pros: The ambience, the size and the roof top bar and pool
Location: Top central location within walking distance of everything
The Grand Hotel Central is excellent, Next to Gaudi with a roof top pool and superb dining at decent prices