There is no other hotel in Barcelona quite like the Grand Hotel Central. Not only is the location one of the best being nestled between the Gothic district, Barcelona Cathedral and close to the Ramblas, but this ultra-cool hotel with stunning infinity pool and excellent service standards offers guests an urban city retreat.
Grand Hotel Central
The elegant façade of the hotel dates back to 1926 and adds a striking style to the start of the old town neighbourhood. In an area of the city with so much history and spectacular architecture, the Grand Hotel Central is perfectly located for any lover of art, history and culture.
The style is modern and fresh with dark walls, huge mirrors and contemporary chandeliers. There is though a wonderful respect to the history of the building as the ornate walls, high ceilings, the original 1920’s lift and the marble staircase show.
As with all Unico Hotels, all guests on arrival escaping the hot city heat are offered a welcome chilled glass of cava.
Food Glorious Food
City Restaurant offers a straight forward and honest approach to food without over thinking the classic Mediterranean dishes. It’s about celebrating the seasonal and locally sourced ingredients in a super cool restaurant listening to the hip tunes from the DJ.
Star Mixologist Manel Vehi, world champion in the Mediterranean Inspirations cocktail contest, has developed creative cocktails for every taste explosion. Our favourite is the “Good Vibes” with gin, raspberry, lime and rose essence … amazing!
One of the most extraordinary spaces, The Sky Bar on the 8th floor offers an infinity pool, stunning views of Barcelona and a rooftop bar available only for hotel guests. If your name is not down … well, you know the rest.
Time for Bed
Each of the stylish 145 rooms and 13 suites offer fabulous views of the city including some of the historical architecture. Our favourite are the corner rooms where guests can enjoy dual Barcelona views. The style is understated, fresh and the OA’s favourite features are the large desks and the relaxing rain showers. Did we mention that guests have complimentary soft drinks from the mini bar and a shoe cleaning service as well? Not bad for the little touches.
Toiletries are organically made from Majorcan Finca Gayeta and are exclusive to Unico Hotels.
All rooms have king size or twin beds, free wi-fi, Nespresso machines, infusion teas and complimentary shoe cleaning service. For added comfort, all beds have hypoallergic pillows but if more relaxation is needed, we recommend the hotel’s Wellness Suite which is purely for hotel guests.
Be wowed by
Pack your yoga gear as guests can enjoy complimentary Yoga or Pilates on the terrace most mornings.
And one more thing
Ask the Guest Relations Team about a walking tour with Carmen, a local and wonderful lady who is on hand purely for Unico guests to show them what Google does tell. Also, pop to the authentic food market around the corner of the hotels to mix with the locals and try tomatoes that taste quite like no other tomatoes!