Located in a palace of the 19th century, the hotel still mantains the furniture and the art pieces from that time. It has 53 rooms equipped with complete bathroom, air conditioning and heating, safety box, minibar, color TV, satellite TV and Canal +. The hotel is situated in an excellent position in the business, tourist and shopping area of Barcelona, close to Paseo de Gracia, Plaza Catalunya and Ramblas.
Just one block from the wonderful shopping area in Passeig de Gracia, the Hotel Gran Via is well located for business and pleasure. It is just 20 minutes from Barcelona airport, yet in the heart of the city. The Barcelona Music Hall, Cathedral and the Parc de Ciutadel are within easy walking distance, as well as the Gothic district and the famous Las Ramblas streets.
Set in a grand palacial building, the Hotel Gran has an impressive façade. Time has faded the once glorious interior, with its fine coving and decorative archways. Guest rooms are spacious and bright with full-length windows and the furnishings are plain but comfortable. Most rooms have twin beds rather than doubles, so it is wise to make your preferences known when booking. The wood-panelled rooms and marble bathrooms are crowned with ornate stucco-work . Offering just 33 rooms and 20 suites, this classic hotel is well-priced to give excellent value for money.
Business guests have the full use of the business centre and rooms have internet access. Cable TV, air-conditioning, a security safe and a minibar all complement the room service which is on offer. The public lounge and bar capture the essence of grandeur from times past with huge formal portraits, chandeliers and Spanish antique furniture arranged on the parquet floors. The main salon is aptly named the ‘Hall of mirrors’ for its ornate gilt mirrored walls. There is a delightful rooftop terrace with a dolphin fountain where guests can relax in the sunshine at the end of the day. Al fresco breakfast is also served here.
For those who are looking for an excellent central location, just off the beaten track, the Hotel Gran Via is a very reasonably priced hotel in Barcelona. Offering all the amenities, but lacking the luxury hotel price tag, the Hotel Gran Via is always fully booked with guests who choose to spend their hard-earned money on entertainment rather than on a luxury hotel for the night.
Passeig de Gracia
Hotel amenities: Spectacular suites.
Business: Business centre,Meeting rooms.