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Hotel Grand Central Hotel 5 star
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Calle Laietana, 30 08003 Barcelona Spain Barcelona, Spain -
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Amy Adejokun Section editor

The Grand Hotel Central is a very original establishment with a very uncluttered design brightened up by a continuous low brightness encouraging for rest and relaxation. A very trendy hotel's shop that offers one of the most fashionable restaurants in the city, with its one star Michelin chef. A good destination that has to be tried for a unique experience in the heart of Barcelona.

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    Location 9.12 /10

    In the gothic neighbourhood at the heart of Barcelona, on Via Laietana, not far from the cathedral and close to the Jaume I underground station. Barcelona airport lies 9 miles away: allow a 15 minute ride to get to the hotel.

    Accommodation 8.45 /10

    Covered with parquet flooring, the 226 square feet rooms of the Grand Hotel Central are very fashionable: do not look for any special decoration or for picture as there are none. Voluntarily very uncluttered, the rooms are grey, which allegedly helps to relax! You will feel the atmosphere once you enter the very dark corridors that make you want to whisper. You would not dare scream, and everything invites you to rest. Once you enter you are welcomed by a very long mirror. The rooms offer a big flat satellite TV screen (28 channels), a DVD player, a CD player, an MP3, two separate king size beds, a stylish armchair and lamps, a grey desk, a free safe with electronic code, a refrigerator and a free mini-bar filled daily, discreet individual air-conditioning and direct telephone line for international calls as well as a paying ADSL connection (6 euros/hour or 14 euros/day). The big windows overlooking the cathedral enjoy triple glazing to insure absolute quiet, which is necessary in the heart of the gothic neighborhood, which is always very lively and sometimes noisy! Blinds also ensure total darkness to sleep like a dormouse. The bathroom, also very stylish, opens with a glass sliding door. It has a bathtub equipped with a flexible shower, non-separate toilet, a hair-dryer, bathrobes, flip-flops and elaborated welcome products using the Korres brand, a Greek cosmetical brand. The washbasin is separated from the bathroom. The 5 junior suites have gorgeous marble bathrooms decorated with butterfly themes, with a telephone, a jacuzzi bathtub, a double vanity unit and a flat LG TV screen suspended on the wall. They also have a lounge and two balconies.

    Overview 7.95 /10

    The Grand Hotel Central is a boutique hotel housing 147 rooms spread in a historical building of 8 levels served by an Art deco elevator, the oldest one in Barcelona. Open all year round, the Grand Hotel Central can accommodate up to 300 guests. Located in a nice building constructed in 1926, this designer hotel opened in 2006. It offers a suspended garden as well as a panoramic terrace offering very nice views of Barcelona. Located on the 8th (which is the last) floor of the building are a wooden sundeck and a 5 feet deep rectangular pool with a surface of 645 square feet. Open from 9.00am to 9.00pm, the place has a bar in summer and supplies drinking water and bath towels for free. Deckchairs and showers are available.

    Food and drink 8.95 /10

    The Grand Hotel Central offers an excellent restaurant, very stylish and well known in Barcelona, the ''Actual'', a good place to have dinner in town. Located in the basement, the dining room is able to accommodate 70 guests and offers a large choice of wines and alcoholic drinks, with food made by a famous chef, Ramon Freixa, awarded a Michelin star and recognised as ''best Spanish chef''. The restaurant serves a combination of Mediterranean and Catalan cuisine with fresh products from the nearby Boqueria market, located in the Ramblas. Breakfast buffet is served from 7.00am to 10.30am (from 7.30am to 11.00am in weekend), lunch from 1.30pm to 3.00pm and dinner from 8.00pm ro 11.30pm (up to midnight during the weekend). Hot and cold dishes can be obtained from room-service 24/7. You can sip cocktails at the bar from 11.00am to midnight.

    To know

    Like its name indicates, the Grand Hotel Central is located in a central area, and is a very stylish boutique hotel whose simplicity is sometimes confusing. In a sonorous trendy ambience that you could listen to in Ibiza, the lobby tells the hotel's image: the sobriety of the colours and the soft light invite you to relax and enjoy peacefulness. The place is not really recommended for kids even though they are welcome. The establishment is part of the Epoque hotels label and its Art Deco elevator, the oldest in the city, is worth a look. Those who like sport can use the very nice fitness room with last genaration apparatus for free. Other can relax and read in the library that has 300 books, including a lot of works about Gaudi.

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    Lodging tips:

    Located in the corners of the building, the 10 323 square feet cities rooms enjoy a little more light thanks to their numerous windows. The city room number 624 offers the best view. The 6 484 square feet master rooms are well adapted to accommodate families, thanks to their rooms that are separated with a sliding door and their living-rooms that have a sofa-bed for two.

    Equipment

    • Shuttle bus
    • Car park
    • Handicap access
    • Restaurant
    • Internet access
    • Air conditioning
    • Spa

      massage, spa, keep fit, beauty salon, Turkish bath, wellness

    • Swimming pool
    • Sports equipment

      fitness, sports, gym, water-polo, mountain bike

    • Whirlpool bath
    • Safe
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Solarium
    • Meeting room

    advantage

    • The location in front of the cathedral.
    • The swimming pool.

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