Hotel in Barcelona with rooftop pool
There are dozens of places to visit in Barcelona. Knowing the neighborhoods and the history of this city is essential for any traveler so if you want to discover it in depth, check out our guide to Barcelona that will help you to explore the city.
If you have a hotel in the Gothic Quarter, the historic center of Barcelona or the Borne you can get up in the morning to explore the city and visit all kinds of museums, enjoy the beaches and soak up art and culture.
The best views from the city center
The Catalan capital from the heights will surprise you. There are about a dozen viewpoints in Barcelona from where you can see the whole city, and although the view is majestic at the highest points such as Montjuic, Park Güell or Tibidabo, there are those who prefer the exclusive experience of seeing it from the heart of the city. It is not necessary to go very far or climb very high. You have about 30 monuments and tourist attractions within a radius of 10 kilometers in the center of the city and it is very interesting to appreciate them from up close instead of seeing them from afar.
On the other hand, those of us with discerning tastes know that enjoying the scenery over a cocktail is a very pleasant experience. All this is possible on the rooftop of Grand Hotel Central with its infinity pool and views of the center of Barcelona.
Rooftop pool in the center of Barcelona
The proximity to significant points of the city such as Plaza Catalunya or La Sagrada Familia, just a few minutes walk away, makes Grand Hotel Central in Barcelona a privileged location.
From the hotel’s rooftop pool, we can observe the Barcelona skyline. In the Skybar, the terrace of Grand Hotel Central, you can not only contemplate this unique image, but also be the protagonist of it.
The pool of this luxury hotel in Barcelona is heated to a pleasant temperature, so you can enjoy it most of the year. Its lighting and design come together to give you the feeling of flying over the romantic Catalan landscape.
Other activities at the swimming pool of this luxury hotel in Barcelona
Mediterranean cuisine, the best cocktails and music selected by our DJs. Our Skybar space on the rooftop of the hotel is reserved exclusively for guests until 20PM to ensure your privacy.
Yoga on the hotel rooftop
Relax your body and mind with our yoga classes on the terrace while enjoying the views of the city of Barcelona. Sessions are available every morning.
Spa and massages
After an exciting day you come back to the hotel, exhausted but satisfied, looking forward to a good massage to relax. Único Spa is the best place to take care of your wellbeing. Body massages, facial treatments and saunas in a soothing atmosphere make up the wellbeing area of Grand Hotel Central.
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March 25, 2021
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Via Laietana 30, Barcelona, Catalonia 08003, Spain
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In what was once the former house where the current owner grew up, today, the Grand Hotel Central is an opulent multi-level five-star city hotel where the guest’s needs and wants are placed above all else. Flashes of the former home can be seen throughout the property from decades old books, antique furnishings, original marble, and a library that’s every writer’s dream space. With one of the friendliest staffs you’ll ever meet, you’ll constantly find surprises and free or discounted goodies during your stay, which inevitably will leave you with the desire to return again and again.
Fun fact: this is the first building in Barcelona with an elevator. Another fun fact: if you book your room through their website, they’ll give you access to a free Wi-Fi device that helps keep you online anywhere in the city.
Hardwood floors lead guests into simple and stylish rooms with white-wood headboards, light gray area rugs, giant 8-foot mirrors, colorful throw pillows, and small writing desks. Big window views get bigger the higher you go – but all rooms have exterior vantage points. Inside, you’ll also find a free mini bar (including beer), Nespresso machines (not in standard rooms), and free snacks. There are a lot of perks here!
Another freebee that guests might enjoy is a complimentary shoe-shine.
Well-appointed bathrooms have large, brutally honestly lit mirrors, and a mix of bath/shower combos or separate rain showers. Floors are black slate which contrast nicely against the white marble counter tops. Luxurious Finca Gayeta bath products hail from Mallorca.
At the entry, you’ll notice an uneven marble slab that welcomes you inside – this is the original marble that horse drawn carriages used to ride in on creating the grooves. Once you enter, you’ll be immediately greeted by the uber helpful staff who will glide you around the lobby filled with cushy couches and chairs and a welcome drink at the ready. Off to one side is the Clef D’or concierge station where the immensely well-connected team sits behind antique desks from the family-owners and a classic Byōbu Japanese screen that splits the room. Here is also where you’ll see a part of the owner’s vast collection of old books – but this is just a sneak peek.
Make sure you go to the meeting rooms at the top of the hotel. It’s here where the family patriarch built a two-tiered, circular library, where ancient books rest atop meticulously maintained mahogany shelves. It’s a classic space that will inspire the book-worm in any traveler.
Open all year (and heated in the winter), the infinity pool on the rooftop has probably the most spectacular view of any pool in the city. If you have vertigo, don’t look down, but if you don’t, head up here immediately where there are two tiers of loungers that have front row seats to the city below.
YOU SHOULD KNOW The pool is for guests only, but around 8/9pm it opens up to the public for dinner and drinks.
There are two massage cabins in the hotel with a wide range of treatment options like massages, facials, and more with Natura Bissé products. Additionally, there’s a thermal suite which has a separate sauna and steam room. Access to the suite is 80 Euros, but if you’re staying in a suite, you can go for free.
Open from 7 am to 10 pm, the “gym with a view” looks out over the city with large street-side windows. Atop hardwood floors are TechnoGym machines, free weights, and yoga mats. Every Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday, the hotel offers complimentary rooftop yoga at 8 am – but if the weather isn’t so magical, they might move the sessions into the super cool library instead.
The City Restaurant is the main dining outlet of the hotel, open for lunch and dinner and serving an array of Catalan and Mediterranean dishes under chic Edison lights and a meticulously designed space. A separate breakfast room has a grand buffet in addition to a la carte menu items – it’s 28.60 Euros – but the hotel offers different packaged discounts if you ask ahead of time.
Another nice feature of the hotel is that if you’re a guest, you get 20% off all food and beverages.
Next to City Restaurant off the lobby is City Bar, a chic space where expert mixologists concoct inventive cocktails in an ever-changing menu. But the real drinking gem of the hotel is on the rooftop by the pool. At night, the poolside loungers are replaced with dinner/drinks tables where a light menu of food items like gazpacho and ceviche is served alongside mixed drinks. Dubbed Sky Bar, it’s one of the coolest pre- or post-dinner drinking dens in town.
YOU SHOULD KNOW If you’re not a guest of the hotel, they charge 20 Euros for entry (though that includes a drink). This cover fee is more of a crowd control thing as the bar gets very popular in the summer. But again, if you’re a guest, or you make a dinner reservation, you don’t have to pay.
The hotel is on Via Laietana, which is a major thoroughfare with easy access to many great parts of the city. With its incredibly central location though, you’ll find yourself within walking distance of the best attractions, museums, restaurants, and bars in Barcelona. Just south of the hotel, about a 3-minute walk is the Jaume I metro stop which can help you get to other attractions like La Sagrada Familia or Park Güell.
If you’re a fan of seafood, make it a point of hitting up Estimar (5-minute walk) for the best fresh fish in the city. For classic Catalonian cuisine, head over to Bib Gourmand Michelin spot Senyor Parellada (5-minute walk), where you’ll find steaming hot paella under original brick arches.
For oenophiles who want a fun, young environment with their vino, check out Bar Brutal (3-minute walk). Cava fans might want to hit up El Xampanyet (5-minute walk), a historic spot that also has amazing food.
147 rooms, 14 suites
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Guests at the Grand Hotel Central can dine at City Bar & Restaurant, which serves Mediterranean cuisine.
Grand Hotel Central is located within a radius of 1 km from the city center.
You may be interested in the Cathedral of the Holy Cross and Saint Eulalia, located near the Grand Hotel Central Barcelona.
The closest restaurants to Grand Hotel Central are Pura Vida Cocktails and Sapporo Ramen Kitchen.
Yes, the Grand Hotel Central Barcelona has a meeting room and photocopier.
Yes, Grand Hotel Central provides housekeeping and laundry services.
Grand Hotel Central Barcelona offers a wellness centre, hairdresser and treatment room.
Rooms at the Grand Hotel Central include a personal safe, a mini-refrigerator and a coffee maker.
Yes, the Grand Hotel Central has a shuttle service. However, this service should be booked in advance.
Yes, Grand Hotel Central Barcelona offers wheelchair access and rooms with facilities for people with disabilities. For specific requests, we recommend contacting us in advance.
Grand Hotel Central can answer you in Spanish, English and Catalan.
Yes, some rooms at Grand Hotel Central Barcelona have city views.
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Grand Hotel Central
Grand Hotel Central is located in Barcelona’s business district, 150 meters from Jaume I Metro Station and next to the Gothic Quarter. This luxury hotel is located just 0.6 km from El Born and offers a gym and fitness classes.
Guests will appreciate the proximity to the Las Ramblas, 750 meters from the hotel. The city center is 1 km from the hotel. Of the attractions nearby, it is worth visiting the Boqueria market.
The hotel provides air-conditioned rooms with satellite TV, minibar and Wi-Fi. Grand Hotel Central offers fantastic views of the city. A hairdryer, shower cap and towels are also provided.
The hotel’s restaurant also serves a buffet breakfast. The hotel’s restaurant focuses on Catalan cuisine. Non-alcoholic drinks are available at the lounge bar. Guests can dine at Arcano and Sapporo Ramen Kitchen, both within a 5-minute walk. Bus stop “Via Laietana – Pl Ramon Berenguer” is 50 meters from this elegant hotel. The hotel offers free facilities including a hammam and an infinity pool for a comfortable stay. The hotel offers a solarium, massages and a Turkish bath to help you rejuvenate. Guests can use the fitness center throughout the day.
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- Express check-in
- Private beach
- Sports activities
- SPA and body care
Check-in: from 15:00 to 23:59
Check-out: until 12:00
- Plaza Catalunya (500 m)
- Barcelona Maritime Museum (600 m)
- Ljoktinent Palace (600 m)
- Barcelona Historical Museum (600 m)
- Estació del Nord (1.2 km)
- Palace of Catalan Music (600 m)
- El Born area (600 m)
- Marijuana Museum (600 m)
- Barcelona – El Prat (18 km)
- Estación de Francia – Rail Station (700 m)
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Frequently Asked Questions
For lunch and dinner, Grand Hotel Central’s a la carte restaurant serves Catalan cuisine.
Grand Hotel Central, Small Luxury Hotels is located at a distance of 1 km from the city center, near the Gothic Quarter.
Yes, at the Grand Hotel Central Barcelona the buffet breakfast is included in the room rate. Please contact the hotel for the most accurate information.
The minimum cost of staying at the Grand Hotel Central is approximately 436€.
Grand Hotel Central Barcelona offers the following rooms:
- Superior Room
- Family Room
- Superior Twin Room
- Deluxe King Room 9 Standard King Room 9002 9002 king
- Superior King Room
- Executive King
- Master Suite
- Grand King Suite