Grupotel Gran Via is a modern hotel with excellent sized rooms although like others we found the noise from the hallways unacceptable at times.. The staff were very friendly and service outstanding for the 4 days we were there. Breakfast was reasonable although the hot food was often cold and in short supply. The croissants and espresso coffee on tap helped balance the negatives!
Although advertised as having a pool, it is in fact an oversized bath (!) and very cold. The sun terrace was however well equipped and nice and quiet.
The location on Gran Via 678 is not great, so be prepared to either use the public transport or walk if your interests extend beyond Las Ramblas. The beaches and Barceloneta are both a good 40 min walk away...
Overall a reasonably priced weekend city break hotel if you can live with its limitations..More